Online Vinyasa Yoga Classes
‘Rise & Energise’: every Monday morning at 8 – 8:45 am, London time.
‘Slow Flow’: every Wednesday evening at 6:15 – 7:15 pm, London time.
The online vinyasa yoga classes will take place via Zoom directly from my apartment in Notting Hill, London.
Zoom is the internet app we will use to connect. You need to have signed up for the FREE version of this in advance to access the link for each class. (go to: https://zoom.us).
Once you purchase a class, you will receive a confirmation of the booking which will include meeting ID and password to access the meeting through Zoom. Zoom is available for both Windows and Mac (including on IOS (i.e Ipad/Iphone).
I’ve especially designed two new online vinyasa yoga classes to deal with the special times we find ourselves in during the Coronavirus crisis.
Do you find yourself stressed, anxious or holding tension in your body?
Struggling to differentiate between your work and personal life whilst being indoors the whole time?
We are in special times. Special times calls for different approaches.
In such times, we need to find some time for ourselves within the comfort of our own home.
We need to find some good space and live a normal life to the extent we can again.
We need to create something that separates our working life from our personal life.
The answer is Yoga.
What better way to create that space than through yoga at home? My yoga style is a full body practice that is based on principles of vinyasa flow – the perfect practice to help gain a sense of movement and ease in a somewhat uneasy time for all of us.
‘Rise & Energise’
The first class is ‘Rise & Energise’ every Monday morning at 8AM.
This class is designed to help you transition from the weekend, being confined indoors, to being “back at work” – in the same space. Given the extraordinary times we find ourselves in, it is really important that we find some time for ourselves.
If you are feeling tired or stale, this is the yoga class to kick start your week and get you ready for work again. This class will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated, ready to start your working week at home.
‘Rise & Energise‘ is a vinyasa flow yoga class that emphasises elements of both rhythm and breath. The practice starts seated, warming up the body for the rest of the class ahead.
As it progresses, we work through various traditional sun salutations in the full vinyasa krama series. At this point in the class, we start to explore the warrior series and their related poses. We practise some poses that keep us at all times fully alert and engaged in the practice. Whilst the postures are interesting and challenging, we maintain our focus on rhythm and breath, even in some of the balancing postures, which can notoriously be ‘breath holding’ postures.
As a flow class, we also introduce some interesting arm balances, which provide some challenge, yet are easily accessible. The arm balances I like to introduce from time to time include bakasana (commonly known as the ‘crow’) and astavrakasana (or ‘8 limbed pose’). The class winds down with some seated postures, before giving students some time for relaxation at the end.
‘Rise & Energise’ lasts for 45 minutes, enough time to finish and get ready to start your week “back to work” by 9AM. No previous yoga experience is necessary. All levels are welcome.
The second class of the week is ‘Slow Flow’, every Wednesday evening at 6:15PM.
‘Slow Flow‘ is a vinyasa flow inspired class that emphasises elements of mindfulness, meditation and conscious breathing. The class moves through the full spectrum of the sequencing arc, including sun salutations, arm balances, backbends and forward bends. This full body yoga class aims for students to really connect to themselves in the present moment, whilst at the same being active in the postures. This class epitomises what yoga is all about – the perfect balance between effort and relaxation, striking the right balance between ‘steadiness’ and ‘flow’.
This class is suitable for all levels with appropriate modifications offered. The class will end with ‘pranayama’ (or conscious breathing) and seated meditation, giving students an opportunity to draw inwards.
The class lasts for 75 minutes, setting you up nicely for the evening and the rest of the week ahead.
My online vinyasa yoga classes are influenced by my teachers:
Graham Burns, one of the principal teachers at the Life Centre, a trainer at Yogacampus, and one of London’s leading yoga teachers. You can also find Graham online on some of the yoga videos included on the yoga platform Movement for Modern Life,
Nico Luce, who taught my first 200hr yoga teacher training course in Bali, Alessandra Pecorella, one of the disciples of international teacher Shiva Rea, and the renowned American teacher Jason Crandell.
If you would like to work with me specifically in the area of Yoga for Sports or Yoga for Stress, feel free to get in touch to discuss your specific needs and how I can help you reduce stress through yoga and/or improve your performance in your chosen sport or athletic pursuit.