COMING SOON workshops and events
Yoga has much more to offer than I can share with you in my classes. Once you started your yoga journey, hopefully you will be intrigued to find out more.
I will be offering workshops at my home, that can answer question that you might have, either about a personal practice, or maybe you like to know more about the breath, the spiritual side, mantra, and and and...
SMALL YOGA CLASSES
In my home studio I provide space for up to 12 people. While some students may find this a bit unnerving, personal attention from the yoga instructor can be great, especially for those just starting out on their yoga journey. With a smaller class size, I find it easier to attend to all students, giving them attention if needed, but also giving them space when wanted. You probably will find you can benefit from an often more relaxed environment in which you feel able to ask questions
Practicing in a smaller studio makes it easier to develop a personal connection between the yoga teacher and the student. By seeing you regularly in an intimate class setting I will get to know your strengths and weaknesses. For example, I might see you struggle with balance poses, but having the "best" downward dog in the class. Beyond your practice, I could get to know more about your personal life and what you do between yoga classes. This will then be considered during your practice.
Meeting New People
In a big studio you’re more likely to sit down on your mat and stretch out quietly before class starts. Large classes can be intimidating environments to try and make new friends. But when it’s just you and a few other people in the studio, it is probably easier to introduce yourself and share a few things about you. It feels great to connect with fellow yogis. Who knows, you might just meet your best new yoga friend in class, or getting to know your neighbours a bit closer.
You’ll Gain Confidence
I feel like gaining confidence comes with any yoga practice as you better get to know your body. But when your instructor has noticed your improved alignment or celebrate the fact that you finally hit the pose you’ve been working on for months—because I will have witnessed how hard you’ve been working—it can give you a surge of confidence and a desire to keep improving your practice.
Of course, you could list a number of reasons why small studios aren’t perfect, limited class offerings and times, topping the list. But the pros outweigh the cons for those students that are looking for something a little more intimate, something a little more personally involved.
Whether you choose a big yoga studio or a small one is up to you and where you are in life. You might even find you enjoy both environments for different reasons. As long as you can stay open minded.
You might have thought about trying yoga for while now, yet it feels a bit overwhelming knowing what class and style would suit you. You might have seen the many pictures of amazing looking people doing yoga and it left you wondering if you could even attempt such practice. Belief me, this is not what yoga is about. In a private class I can help you to find your nieshe in the big confusing world of yoga. Together we can work out what you enjoy and what works best for you.. In the end it’s always about the right combination between you, the yoga style and the yoga teacher.
Many group yoga classes offered with a gym membership tend to be challenging and more fitness oriented, which can make a beginner shy away from ever trying yoga at all.
Allow me to convince you that taking a few private yoga sessions will be well worth the investment and also can help you muster up the courage to participate in a group yoga class.
Another point to consider is that in a group class, it can be challenging to approach the teacher with your health history. And even if you do, he or she might not be able to help you modify poses throughout the entire class. However, it is helpful for the teacher to know if you’re getting over surgery, an injury, or an illness. Just because yoga can look easy and relaxing, doesn’t mean it’s harmless.
As a teacher I like to know if my clients have had any recent sports injuries, are suffering from a chronic disease, or even if they haven’t exercised in years. I wouldn’t want to push a client into doing a pose that he or she is not ready to do. A good private teacher will be able to help you modify poses and offer alternatives until you feel you can do the poses on your own.
You wouldn’t believe, how many times I hear, “I’m just not flexible.” And, “I’m just terrible at yoga.” I’ve taught in many different venues and, while some yoga students look like professional gymnasts, most are beginners who have little idea what they’re doing. After all, yoga is an ongoing journey. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, seeing some students in headstands at that beginning of class, and lose the confidence that you mustered up to walk into the class in the first place.
First of all, if you’ve never done yoga before, chances are you aren’t that flexible.( mind you flexibility starts in the mind)
You can’t expect to walk on a tennis court for the first time and play like a pro either. Increased flexibility comes with practice. Secondly, there is no such thing as being terrible at yoga.
Another reason why I love yoga so much is that there is no competition in yoga, or rather there shouldn’t be. Yoga happens between -you and yourself-.
A private instructor will be encouraging and help you understand the mechanics of the poses. Even in a few lessons you will see yourself getting more flexible, stronger and you’ll have greater confidence.
Just from my own experience, many times I’ve been in a yoga class where I really needed a certain pose and waited for some personal instruction, only to be disappointed by the end. The great aspect of a private yoga session is that your teacher can tailor your class to you and your needs. If you need greater hip flexibility, you can have an entire class just focusing on the hips. Or if you are stressed, you can work on specific breathing and relaxation techniques.
You’re paying to get out of the class exactly what you need for that particular day. Access your inner strength and balance through yoga poses, through the breath, experience stress-relief and connection to your higher self, which will in turn help you to balance the other aspects of your life.
Tools You Will Have for a Lifetime
The right private yoga teacher will give you tools you can always use outside of a class or as we say in the yoga world, “off the mat.” And this is my main focus when teaching yoga. Everyone could use tips on how to stand taller, sit upright, and stretch properly before exercise. Moreover, certain breathing techniques will get you through the tough times in life. But the best thing a private yoga instruction will give you is the opportunity to help you see yourself at a different level, to go deeper to the place where your spirit shines, and to help you shine that light outward for others to see.
Corporate yoga programmes have been proven to save businesses money in terms of reducing staff turnover, absenteeism, illness, and stress leave. The toning & stretching from yoga classes improve the postures and reduce common aches and pains associated with sitting at desk all day. Yoga doesn’t make stress disappear but it helps people manage their reaction to stress more effectively, resulting in improved powers of concentration, greater clarity of mind, better decision-making, better productivity and a deeper sense of health and well being.
It also enhances teamwork and support for each other, which therefore leads to more creativity and efficiency.
Meditation At Work To Reduce Stress
Meditation is an amazing way to enhance well-being in the office and it is a fantastic pick-me-up if energy levels are flagging. The benefits of regular meditation include reduced psychological stress, reduced blood pressure, increased serotonin production, (makes you feel happier) and prevention of over-production of adrenalin, which leads to fatigue and stress. The classes I offer are based on different guided meditations and visualizations that are eminently suitable for beginners.
Whether you would like to start your yoga journey, or just continue what you once started, life might has changed and you are no longer able to leave the house.
Depending on where you are in Sydney, or the Central Coast, we might can arrange for a home visit. This would mean that I am coming to your house or space, to provide you with a private yoga class, or yoga-therapy session. Since this will involve extra time for travel, I will have to charge extra. Please feel free to contact me, so we can discuss any details.
In times where most of us have pretty much everything we need, or being able to get what we need without much effort, what would be a better present then giving somebody time for themselves, or relief from stress, or fitness, or simply health and happiness. All this can be achieved by practicing yoga and or mediation.
For special offers and details, please contact me and we can talk about for whom you wanting a gift voucher, and the different prize ranges that are available.