Group yoga classes: 1:1 yoga lessons & yoga therapy in St Albans, Radlett & North West London“Focus is not only on keeping the physical body healthy but on what is within; increasing our self-awareness and listening to our heart leads to healing on many levels.”
A tool which is available to each and every one of us.
An intelligent, systematic approach which supports and enhances my emotional, mental and physical well-being.
A means through which to come back to myself whenever I get lost.
It helps me to look after my physical body.
It helps me to calm my mind when aggravated.
It provides me with support when I am feeling emotionally overwhelmed and it has enhanced my awareness, allowing me to sense the subtle as well as the gross.
It has become an integral and joyful part of my life.
I first encountered yoga in my late teens; but it was not until many years later when a knee injury forced me to give up karate, that I "fell into" a hatha yoga class and got hooked. At the time I was a book-keeper; after having been a PA, worked in import and exports and various other office jobs in and around London and abroad.
Practicing pregnancy yoga while carrying my second son, and becoming more aware of the physical and mental benefits of yoga, I knew that I wanted to learn more about this fascinating practice and become a teacher.
So, after my son's birth, I started to study and completed the British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma in 2006.
However, my own personal practice and teaching style was already heavily influenced by my one-to-one studies with Sylviane Gianina, with whom I continue to study in the viniyoga style of teaching.
Encouraged to further explore the viniyoga approach, I completed the approved three-year cYs viniyoga of Yoga Teaching & Therapy Practitioner Programme in 2010 and I continue to develop my passion for yoga therapy through ongoing studies with Ganesh Mohan of Svastha Yoga and other renowned teachers.
My experience includes group and individual teaching/remedial work, yoga for back care, fibromyalgia, Parkinsons Disease, stroke survivors, the elderly and cancer care.
Additionally, during the last few years my interest in the energetic pathways of the body and the possibility to encourage emotional healing has been realized through various other healing methods, such as Theta Healing and Quantum Being.
This has changed my own personal practice and my teaching and has pushed me to explore newer and wider dimensions, for which I am truly grateful.
“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life.Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived.Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming.Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied. ~ Aadil Palkhivala, Fire of Love”
Classes are based in St. Albans, Radlett & surrounding areas. Please check timetable for current times and location.Yoga for healthy backs
A therapeutic session specifically targeting spinal health: working on strengthening and stabilizing weak areas of the spine and releasing and mobilizing tight areas. Using therapeutic asanas (postures) and sequences supported by the breath to address particular issues individuals may be experiencing.
Gentle Yoga for Fatigue & Recovery from Illness
This is a targeted therapeutic session aimed at those suffering from fatigue issues as a result of CFS/ME, fibromyalgia, post viral syndromes, insomnia etc. This class includes gentle supported postures and sequences, breath-work and relaxation, in a supportive and nourishing environment.
This session provides an opportunity for those who attend to learn about the many tools of yoga and how they can be incorporated into daily life, despite compromised health issues.
Yoga for Parkinsons Disease
In these lessons, yoga is used to address the numerous side-effects of the disease in order to help students in their daily activities. This is a hands-on class where we look at particular issues that individuals are experiencing; support is offered through specifically designed exercises, breath-work and relaxation to aid and support all body systems.
Yoga for Stroke Survivors
These classes are specifically designed to aid stroke survivors in their long-term rehabilitation. Physical exercises focus on targeted issues such as balance, stretching, strengthening and co-ordination. Breath-work, sound and relaxation techniques are incorporated to aid with anxiety, breathing problems, speech. These are just some of the many benefits yoga can offer.
Chair yoga is a general term for a session where yoga poses are modified so that they can be done while seated in a chair. By doing so yoga becomes accessible to people who may not be able to stand for long, may have balance issues, or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to lying to seated. However, participants can still expect to enjoy the health benefits of yoga, such as stretching, improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, etc. It is all about adaptability.
All students will be encouraged to work to the best of their ability and yet appreciating where they are at this present moment.
Group classes did not exist 50 years ago as they do today, and whilst a group setting is a great way to practice in general, one-to-one sessions are unique.
They are specifically designed and tailored to suit the student’s needs.
They respect where you are at this present moment.
They take into account your past history and current physical, emotional and mental state.
They encourage you to establish and maintain your own home practice and develop in your own unique way.
They can be used to address specific health issues you are experiencing and help you towards recovery.
They can be arranged at a time which suits you.
And if needed, they can take place in your own home.
Speaking from 11 years personal experience, individual sessions are special in that they offer so much opportunity to learn and grow; to get the maximum out of your practice.
So How Does It Work?
The first session will be normally be 90 minutes long. It will be about you; about why you have chosen this route and what you would like to achieve.
From this consultation we will create a program which will fit into your daily life and it will probably need to be revisited after a week or two.
It is then up to you how often you need and/or want to attend.
Some people meet an hour a month; some on a weekly basis; it depends on your particular requirements.
In quantum being we learn to tune in to our body and to our emotions.We learn to listen without getting caught up in the drama, which often takes place in the mind.This allows our emotions to move, allows healing on a cellular level.The more we listen, the more we speak our truth, the more we start to trust our own inner guidance. So the next time you are faced with a choice, take a moment to be still, listen to your heart, not your mind; feel into what your body is telling you and go by your instinct.For Theta Healing/Quantum Being sessions, please contact me on 07563 577666.
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Dear Stacey , I practiced with you for three years, until you left for the UK, and when I think about it, you are the yoga teacher I studied with the most up to today ...after experiencing various methods of yoga over a span of 10 years, And I don't think I missed a single lesson ... Thank you for three wonderful years, You helped me make yoga a way of life which blends great with my philosophy of life. I discovered the depth of the practice and its relation to everyday life, profound thanks for listening to my needs and my limitations, for adjusting the practice to suit my body; for the new habits which were instilled in me, and above all the dedication, warmth and your love. Riki. 2013.
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