Private Yoga Classes in the City of London for Finance Professionals
Are you someone who is working full time in financial services, and are you looking for a yoga teacher in the City of London?
I work privately with those who are new to yoga or would like to refresh or improve their technique.
For a complimentary consultation to discuss your needs or perhaps you would like to try a yoga session with me, book here.
Yoga for Stress
If you find that the relentless demands and constant pressures that come from your fast-paced career are starting to affect your mood, your energy levels, the way you sleep, how anxious and worried you might feel on a day-to-day basis, and how you are performing at work, then it’s time to do something about it.
As a director at a large internationally-active financial institution, I understand the pressures of working in the City. I know the amount of stress you’re under – with ambitious targets to meet, presentations to give, and conflicts and challenges to resolve. It’s relentless. And doing something about it is crucial for your health.
The Effects of Stress
Did you know that stress (and chronic stress in particular) causes inflammation in the body? When we never stop and take an intentional break to address the stress we’re putting our bodies and our minds under, we don’t give ourselves a chance to recover.
Combine the effects of stress with a sedentary lifestyle made all the worst by sitting at your desk or at meetings for hours on end, and you may become prone to back, neck, and even knee pain. Aches and pains coupled with prolonged lack of movement can lead not only to injuries but also (in the long run) to muscle-skeletal disease. It’s simple really – your body cannot heal or function properly if you don’t move.
The Benefits of Yoga
Practising yoga helps you restore balance in your body. It helps you feel calmer, happier, more centred, focused, energised, and self-connected. When you take the time out of your day or your week for regular yoga practice, you’ll be able to return to the tasks at hand feeling more refreshed and with a renewed perspective. Finding a better way to deal with stress (through yoga and meditation) helps you become more productive in the workplace. In other words, your overall performance improves.
Not to mention the physical benefits of feeling stronger, fitter, and more mobile. If you’ve ever experienced any aches and pains or muscle stiffness that result from sitting at your desk all day, doesn’t the prospect of feeling more energised and better within yourself excite you? If you want to gain more consistent results both in the workplace and in your personal life, regular yoga practice can give you that.
Yoga for Sports
Are you one of the many people in the City who lead an active lifestyle, often competing in marathons or other sport challenges (sometimes in the aid of charity)? Do you regularly experience muscle soreness or stiffness after a workout or a competition?
Perhaps you have long-lasting injuries that you haven’t attended to and that you haven’t given your body a chance to recover from. You want to push yourself more, physically and athletically, in your sport of choice, but you feel you’re currently struggling to achieve the targets or objectives you set yourself.
How Yoga Helps
Yoga can help. If you’ve been looking for a way to help you perform better at your chosen sport or passion, yoga is the answer.
Unfortunately, when you keep pushing through and don’t stop to take care of any imbalances you might feel, you’re not giving your body a chance to recover. And when your body is struggling, you can’t perform the way you’d like to.
By strengthening your legs and your core muscles, yoga allows you to heal and correct any imbalances. As a result, your body can function better and give yourself a chance to recover from any past or current injuries. And of course, you get to minimise the risk of further injuries.
Compete with only Yourself through Yoga
Starting a yoga practice puts you in a win-win situation. It’s failure-proof. Because there’s no one else to compete with. The challenge is between you and your own goals and objectives.
Yoga is a journey. There’s a beginning, but there’s no end.
I am available for private and/or corporate group classes at your workplace or your home.