The hip area is meant to be incredibly mobile so that we can move our legs, sideways (abduction), forwards (flexion), backwards (extension), towards one another (think squeezing a cushion) (adduction), inwards (internal rotation) and outwards (external rotation).
Yoga is the perfect practice to help us keep our hips super happy and healthy.
This workshop aims to help you get the most out of yoga's most popular hip releasing poses so that you can have happy hips for life.
Hey, I'm Sarah, a yoga teacher, private yoga coach and life long yoga student.
To say that yoga has changed every bit of my life is an understatement. Yoga is my best fitness and mental health buddy. It has got me through some pretty big life challenges.
I dipped in and out of yoga during my teenage years and early 20’s. I didn’t take it more seriously until my late 30’s. By then, I had reached a point in my life where I was battling little with my mental health and starting to suffer with ongoing back and shoulder pain. I used to turn to HIIT, gym studio classes and running as my way of burning off stress and keeping fit. This wasn’t working anymore as I got older. I had also by this time had 3 pregnancies which had changed my body completely. I found myself practising yoga more and more and realised that not only did it do a good job of keeping my body pretty strong and mobile, but I was feeling much better in myself.
Curious to learn more, I decided to train to become a yoga teacher and haven’t looked back since. My training taught me a style of yoga which helps to heal, reconnect, mobilise and strengthen your body. It also taught me a range of tools to help me improve my mindset and manage stress. Yoga has become my perfect body and mind MOT.
I have been studying and teaching yoga both in group classes and privately for 8 years now. I have seen at first hand just how magical yoga can be at changing peoples health and fitness physically and mentally for the better.
My passion is to get everyone moving freely regardless of their age and fitness level, free of pain and happier in their mindset and outlook on life. Yoga is the perfect lifestyle choice to achieve this and I cannot wait to share this with you.
No, my studio will provide you with all of the yoga props that you will need. You can of course bring your own if you wish.
I'm scared I am going to feel or look silly.
This is why there are only 6 spaces available. I want you to feel like you can be yourself and learn in a safe, informal and fun environment. I want you to have a great time trying out a practice which I am so passionate about because it changed my life for the better! I want you to have a fun time with plenty of opportunities to try things out and ask questions. You are in safe hands.
I am a great believer is practising yoga to suit your body and your goals. Yoga is designed to mould to what you need not the other way around. Everything you will learn in the workshop is suitable for all levels of yoga experience whether you are a complete beginner or more advanced in your practice.
YES - YOU CAN DO YOGA!!! We all practice yoga to become MORE flexible. In fact I am always telling people that the stiffer you are, the better you are at yoga!
No no no - a smart yoga practice works for you and your body, not the other way around. This is why I love yoga. You can fine-tune your practice to suit your particular goals whether it is just to chill out more or build body strength and confidence.
Sarah is an excellent yoga teacher. She takes you on a spiritual and physical journey, gently pushing you to do more than you thought possible, but in a way that works with your body and the level you are at. I always leave her class feeling wonderfully energised and entertained.
Sarah is so knowledgeable about the body's muscular and skeletal structure, she watches what you’re doing, asks questions, sees what’s preventing you from doing something and helps you correct it. So now I know it isn’t that I can’t do it, my body just needs some coaxing and practice and bit by bit, I get closer to achieving it. I can do so much more now than I ever imagined when I first started. And I understand so much more now about what was causing the pain and inflexibility I used to just put up with. Sarah’s classes are something of a workout - who knew yoga could make your muscles ache so much! But they’re also incredibly relaxing, destressing and refocussing. She should be available on the NHS!”
Sarah has studied anatomy and muscle structure and brings that knowledge to bear in her teaching. She noticed tiny aspects about my posture and addressed these with exercises just right for me. Sarah creates a relaxed atmosphere and has lots of patience, and with her step-by-step guidance and can-do approach I progressed easily and all the while it was great fun too. I learnt a lot from Sarah (and hope to continue to do so) and I cannot recommend her highly enough."