Had such a wonderful time at the Wild Woman Workshop with Amy the other weekend. She is such a bright and bubbly person who instantly makes you feel at ease. A really well-structured day held in a beautiful space with fun activities like essential oil making. Would really recommend her courses!
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Do you have a very demanding job that keeps you at your desk all day? Perhaps you are a parent who hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in what seems like forever. You might play a lot of sport that has left you with recurring injuries….the list is endless! Particularly for midlifers, it can be a struggle to find the time to look after ourselves properly, as we have so many others that need us too.
If you answer yes to any of these questions, I can help you. I have experienced all of these things and more, so I know exactly the place you’re in now, and where you want to be.
No matter what your previous experience, or how busy your schedule is, I can create a plan for you that will work.
- I can help you have greater energy – so that you can be more productive and have a better work/life balance.
- To respond to problems, rather than react to them – so that you are no longer quick to show anger and can deal with those around you more compassionately.
- To give you the motivation to continue to look after yourself better – so that you make better choices with the food you eat, the way you spend your time, the amount of exercise you do, and how often you spend on self-care.
If you would like to see what I’ve been up to recently and to get an idea of how I work, ‘like’ me on Facebook and join the group The Resilient Yogi Club, follow me on Instagram and Twitter, or check out my blog.
What kind of yoga do you teach?
I teach a special blend of vinyasa and hatha yoga. Vinyasa means ‘to place in a special way’ and is a flow style, moving one posture with one breath. Hatha yoga really just means the physical postures of a yoga practice (as opposed to the breathwork or meditations etc.) I have slowed the vinyasa right down to create something unique – it’s still very dynamic, but there is time to explore the postures while holding them in a way that can’t be achieved with faster movements.
What Should I Bring?
Please bring your own mat with you – I have plenty of other props that you can use. You might also want to bring some water, but please, no disposable bottles!
Does it matter if I’ve never done yoga before?
No it doesn’t, and in fact, I get complete beginners coming to class regularly. There is no such thing as being ‘good’ or ‘bad’ at yoga and everyone is on their own path. I encourage everyone to step onto the mat each time as if for the first time so that you can explore with a beginner’s mind every time. My classes are friendly, welcoming and supportive – we are in this together!
What is your cancellation policy?
For drop in classes, please give at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel. For 1:1s and privates please give 3 days. For retreats and workshops please allow 7 days. If you give less than 7 days notice and I cannot fill your space, unfortunately I will not be able to issue a refund. As I often run a waiting list, I do need to stick to these times.
Can I use the membership or class passes against classes at Surrey Hills Physiotherapy?
No, I’m afraid not. Classes at SHP must be booked with them directly from their website.
Can I get a refund on memberships or passes if I can’t make the sessions that month?
No, I’m afraid not. The memberships and passes are very good value and I offer them to encourage you to have consistency in your yoga and wellbeing practices.
Do I still need to book a class even if I have a pass?
Yes please! Just so I know what numbers to expect at each class in order to make sure I bring the right amount of props.
What should I wear?
Anything that you find comfortable and can move freely in – you don’t need to be kitted out from head to toe in Sweaty Betty! As the last part of class always involves lying still, I would also recommend you come with plenty of layers as the body will cool down quickly after working hard.
Do I need to be flexible?
You absolutely do NOT need to be flexible to do yoga, and actually, the more flexible you are, the more careful you need to be. What you might have seen on Instagram is not what most people can do – most of us just want to stay supple in order to continue leading the life we love for as long as possible. It’s important to remember that bodies come in all shapes and sizes and flexibility is a fairly relative word. Practice with what you have and the rest will follow.
I have an injury, can I still come?
That depends! If you have been cleared for exercise by your doctor then yes. However, it is important you still let me know, so that we can make sure you have the modifications you need to prevent further injury.
Do I need to book in advance?
Yes you do, as I need to be able to manage numbers correctly. However, don’t worry if you decide you want to come to class at the last minute – the system will let you book with only an hour to go before the start time!
Is there an expiration date for the class and moon magic passes?
Yes, there is:
3 x 1:1 = 30 day expiry
10 x 1:1 = 90 day expiry
6 x class pass = 60 day expiry
10 x class pass = 90 days
Moon Magic – 2 moons = 60 days
Moon Magic – 6 moons = 120 days