Please contact me for a chat, I'm always happy to talk about all things yoga & meditation.
It is great to see familiar & new faces on the mat, moving mindfully, exploring together.
Although adhering to the principles of traditional yoga practice—breathwork, bodywork, mental focus and relaxation—I deeply believe yoga should be accessible to everyone and we can all have fun with the process.
Authenticity is a form of service and I try to share an experience more than a class, in a light hearted, accessible approach.
In addition to teaching yoga, yin yoga and meditation (see events & classes section) I am also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
If you are a yoga teacher looking to keep your cpd points up to date I can provide you with accredited courses which may not appear within my public events area.
Please get in touch for details.
Included here are:
Weekly classes in dedicated yoga studios, gyms and community centres.
Special public events and one off classes.
Small group sessions and private 1:1's
All are taught by me, details of booking and price are included.
Meditation, yin yoga & 1:1's are all taught in my private purpose built studio in the grounds of my rural Lancashire cottage.
Weekly Community Class
Argyle Tennis Club
Argyle Rd, Churchtown
Southport PR9 9LH
Tues 9.30am £5
An open casual community class for all.
This is a mixed class and we welcome all ages and abilities.
If you are new, have an injury or limited mobility please come a little earlier for a chat .
If you already have a mat please bring it along.
Any questions at all contact me via the bottom of the page.
If meditation was a pill everyone would take it.
We are all aware of the mind body benefits of meditation yet are often at a loss where to start or how to access the stress relieving, health boosting fruits of a meditation practice- yet we already have all the tools we need and I will show you how to use them.
So much more than sitting in rigid silence, these sessions will teach you how to choose a style that appeals to you and suits your lifestyle by initially exploring several types of meditation.
One size does not fit all and it is daunting, false and off putting to be forced to fit an unyielding discipline.
We do not all like the same food for example, so we begin with a suck it and see approach then delve deeper as we proceed.
One of the key elements to these sessions is learning the secret of consistency, application and daily use.
Wear any comfortable clothes.
1:1 meditation classes in my purpose built home studio
£25 per hour
£14 per half hour
Absolute Yoga , 121 Oxford Rd, Crosby L22 7RE 0151 928 1027
Weekly hot yoga class Thursdays 10am, contact the studio on the link below to book or enquire about pricing.
If you are carrying an injury, working with mobility issues or have any concerns please come to class a little earlier for a chat or contact me at the bottom of this page.
Inclusive family run yoga studio, friendly and welcoming environment with hot yoga mat towels provided. This is a busy studio with a comprehensive timetable, check them out.
Everlast Fitness Club, Tulketh St, Southport, PR8 1AQ
Weekly open level members classes.
Contact the gym for booking, prices and membership.
If you are carrying an injury or working with mobility issues please come to class a little earlier to discuss or find my contact details at the bottom of the page.
These are four week non hot yoga courses (at Absolute Yoga ,Crosby)an hour each time, with an optional fifth week hot room taster session.
The sessions are run throughout the year and cost £35, booking directly with the studio but I am more than happy to have a chat with you on 07970704957 in advance.
The aim of the courses are to give you the basic understanding of movement, language and breath control used in a general yoga class.
You will be shown studio etiquette, how to use props and will feel more confident and less daunted by group classes. It is a great platform to begin your yoga journey and this a lovely environment to learn in. This family run studio nutures new comers and is inclusive and welcoming to all.
Private Sessions 1:1
A 1:1 session is ideal for those with limited mobility, mobility issues, in rehab from an injury, or those not wishing to or not confident enough to join busy, more pacey studio classes.
Whatever your initial reason for coming, we will have a phone consultation prior to your session and the classes will be tailored specifically to your changing needs.
I have a comprehensive range of props to assist new practioners and further the more seasoned yogi.
You will be made to feel welcome and comfortable in your own skin, yoga is for every body.
All private sessions take place at my purpose built home studio.
£25 per hour
One Off 1:1 Sessions
One off sessions are ideal for people who are working on a particular aspect of strength or flexibility.
After discussing aims of the session in advance, it will be tailored to you with openers and exercises you can work on in your regular yoga classes or home practice.
Sometimes you just need a breakdown of a posture, time to have a go, and not feel the pressure of being in a class environment.
And yes, it is perfectly ok to use the session to be spotted into an asana to take a photo for social media- photos and videos make great learning tools.
All private sessions take place in my purpose built home studio.
£25 per hour
NQT Mentoring & Support
Finding your voice or lost your way? Maybe thinking of teacher training?
A good teacher is a good communicator and teaching yoga is more than your own practice. People skills, studio politics and limited mobility issues can be a minefield. Confidential support, resources, information and use of studio space combined with coaching and business planning will help you get started.
I have supported and helped numerous people and anonymity is assured, if you are feeling vulnerable or insecure the last thing you want is it being publicised.
This is no charge for this 'buddy' service, if I can help you I will.
In addition, I am a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider for conscientious teachers collecting their continued professional development points. I build, deliver and provide courses for teachers maintaining their professional standards. Feel free to contact me for course information.
YTT200 Yoga Alliance courses in Lancashire, Liverpool & Preston
I am currently teaching, contributing and assessing on Emily Youngs amazing training programme. If you are looking for a course this one might just change your life. Integrity, compassion, quality and excellence as teaching standards. Drop me a line or click the link below.
Picture credit: Alex Christie
Yin Yoga Teacher Training
13,14,15th July 2018 Lancashire SOLD OUT NEXT DATES SEPT 7th,8th,9th very nearly at capacity March 2019 dates coming soon
NICHE YIN YOGA SPECIALISM TEACHER TRAINING
A comprehensive training course for existing yoga teachers to specialise in the art of yin yoga. Also open to cross over disciplines such as pilates teachers, physical therapists and bodywork specialists.
Level 1 providing 21 hours of YA cpd points
3 day weekend Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9-5
Whilst a seperate qualification is not needed to teach the niche art of yin yoga, there are still deep misunderstandings about the basic concepts of the practice.
This course will equip you as a teacher with the pedagogy to become class confident and bulletproof in your knowledge when structuring and delivering classes to meet your students requirements.
We will delve deep into the principles, history, intent and anatomy of yin- studying its unique defining elements as wellas the indisputable benefits for the body, mind, joints and tissues.
Exploring our fascinating web if fascia and supporting our anatomy with current scientific findings and reviewing terminology definitions of stretch and stress and investigating purist topics such as hot yin, yin/yang and other anomalies.
Learn how to bring yin to life for your students and create variations and safe modifications for all abilities. In a supportive environment we will look at class management, empathy, creating private sessions, workshops and focus classes.
Clearly delineating the characteristics of true yin without blurring the lines between restorative or hatha you will gain an excellent grounding. Be prepared to get hands on as we journey through alternative ways to study, catering to all learners- visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and reader writers. After all your students will all experience your teaching in very different ways.
Knowledge, meaningful experience, personalised learning, community, critical reflection and growth are the cornerstones of the course and a pledge to support your continued study with access to me for continued study , resources and mentorship.
A guest expert will also be attending Sunday.
Bring your own food (cafe next door too)drinks provided and all props, equipment available for use.
(Level 2 course making 45 hrs coming at a later date)
Feel free to contact me to discuss any aspect. Cost includes opportunity to attend a yin class of mine as a student, assistant or observer. Certificate of current qualification and insurance may be asked for.
Course cost £170 all bookings/ payments through me in the contact section, the host studio is simply space only, all enquires/ correspondence to me please.
Venue: Cat & Cow Studios, Tarleton, Lancashire, PR4 6UP
Picture credit: Alex Christie
OM YOGA SHOW MANCHESTER 2018
The Om Yoga Show Manchester Event City
(next door to Trafford Centre)
April 20-22 2018
NEARLY AT CAPACITY, DOWN TO LAST FEW TICKETS
Once again delighted to be invited back to present at this exciting yoga weekend amongst some industry greats.
I will be delivering 'A Yin Yoga Masterclass' , pioneering yin's representation at the event.
Saturday April 21st 10.30 am
All tickets through the Om Yoga Show website
Put the dates in your diary and treat yourself to a yoga day out!
Yin Yoga Community Class
Fitness Lab, Birkdale Village
(next door to Fylde chippy, plain white door, upstairs)
Mondays 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Mats are limited so booking recommended. Arrival from 7.15pm
Certain events, classes and consultancy won't appear here due to confidentiality reasons.
Feel free to contact me to discuss both my current and future work with private individuals, sports clubs, professional sportspeople, national charities, health service providers, primary/further education and addiction clinics.