Though I have practiced varying forms of yoga for over 20 years, it is only when I took my first class with Janet Evans (http://www.yogajanam.com ) in 2014 that my desire to teach began to grow. I have been attending classes as well as having private lessons ever since with Janet and I am about to complete The Art of Teaching Yoga with Sadhana Mala, in Somerset. (http://www.sadhanamala.com ).
The tradition I teach from is based on the teachings of TKV Desikachar, the son and long-term student of TK Krishnamacharya and it is sometimes called Viniyoga. For more detailed information about the approach please see here: https://welldoing.org/article/yoga-pt-6-what-is-viniyoga
The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.TKV Desikachar
Some characteristics of this approach are:
- A focus on the breath
- Its suitability for people of all ages and abilities through using adaptations and modifications of the postures.
- The intelligent sequencing of postures, making it a very safe way to practice.
- The use of dynamic and static work.
- The thorough training of teachers ensuring their thorough knowledge and safe practice in teaching.
I teach group classes at my home in Shortlands, between Beckenham and Bromley BR2 0DX, Currently I have classes on Sunday at 10.30am and Thursday at 7.30pm. The classes run in school term time only, they are priced at £10 per class and last 60 minutes.
I also offer 1:1 lessons, again at my home. A 1:1 lesson involves a collaboration between the student and teacher to create a practice that is designed specifically for the student. It requires some level of commitment from the student as they are expected to try and take the practice every day or as often as their lives allow. The practice can be as long or as as short as is appropriate for the student. 1:1 lessons are suitable for any student ut especially those who have specific issues they want to address or for keen students who want to take their practice deeper, or even for those who don’t feel comfortable in a group class- they are very much tailored towards you and your needs! I currently charge £35 for an hours session. The first 2/3 lessons may be close together, but then they will be spaced out between 4/6 weeks apart. This is therefore as cost effective as a weekly group class.
Please contact me fore more information and if you would like to discuss the possibility of setting up a class in your home or workspace (for 4 or more people).