Yoga by itself does promote functional body strength, body balance, mobility and flexibility and with it amazing holistic core strength.
Add a few props to your mat practice and you will take it up a gear!
With the addition of props you learn more about your own unique body as it they help to teach you where your imbalances and 'weaknesses' are. This is harder to learn without them.
If you are serious about growing old without growing weak 'prop yoga' will really point you on the right track.
There will be plenty of time to stop, play and ask questions so that you really get the space to feel how the different props can help you build strength and symmetry in the body.
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.
This workshop does require you to have some yoga or fitness experience, so it will not suit complete beginners.
No no and no - age is just a number. It has been scienticially proven that as you get older you lose a lot of muscle strength. Nip it in the bud now and learn how a simple bit of kit can promote body strength, mobility and flexibility.
No, I will supply all of the yoga props unless you wish to bring your own (including yoga mats). Do come in clothes that you can exercise easily in and also bring a bottle of water.
I'm scared I am going to feel or look silly.
This workshop is for a small group of fun loving, non-serious, out to have a laugh whilst moving their bodies, kinda people. Yoga is all about exploring your body and helping it to move better and feel better. Sarah will support you every step of the way and you can try as much or as little as you like. Sarah will have your back and take care of you whether you are a complete beginner or have been doing yoga for a while.
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."