Hatha Yoga

Taught by Kirsten

Yoga unexpectedly came into my life after my GP suggested I should learn how to breathe…  this adventure begin 20 years ago now. I have been teaching for around 12 years and trained with the British Wheel of Yoga initially. This has given me a solid base on which to learn and develop. I embrace all types of yoga and find I am drawn to different styles dependant on my personal needs. After becoming a mother, my approach became more women centred and restorative. I trained to teach prenatal yoga with Judy Cameron and then had the honour of training with the inspiring Uma Dinsmore -Tuli with whom I studied Mother and Baby yoga and Womb yoga. 


My classes focus on acceptance and inclusivity, welcoming everyone and accepting that we all have our strengths and weaknesses. I incorporate asana, pranayama and relaxation into each class. I have a deep personal love of the power of mantra and yoga nidra which I include when appropriate. My teaching comes from a deep belief that yoga can benefit everyone and bring a deeper sense of contentment to us all.


I have worked with pregnant and postnatal women in the NHS for the past 6 years and from this stems my passion to support women in these stages of life. My wish is to aid women to experience a positive pregnancy and learn to trust their deep instinctual nature through pregnancy and motherhood. Womb yoga is an extension of this as it looks at all the stages of the female life cycle and encourages us to embrace change and open up to the deep wisdom and self knowledge within us.


As a support to my yoga practice I am also trained in a number of holistic therapies and am currently studying reiki.


As a great woman once said;

No need to hurry, no need to sparkle, no need to be anybody but oneself.

Virginia Woolf

Classes

This is a general Hatha yoga class, with a strong emphasis on harmonising the breath with movement and removing stresses and strains from the body to prepare yourself mentally and physically for the week ahead. The classes involve a series of gentle to moderate poses, with a focus on mindful movement and developing an awareness of the body, finishing with pranayama and relaxation/ meditation. This class is suitable for all level from complete beginners to intermediates. 


Class runs every Monday morning 10.30-11.45 beginning on the 4th of June 2018.   Places are limited so give the Book Chamber a call to book your place.