What is Hatha yoga ?
Hatha yoga is linking and balancing the body, mind and breath. Using physical postures and mindful breathing we move between poses sometimes slowly and sometimes with more of a flow (vinyasa flow). I am very aware of teaching correct, safe posture alignment. A regular yoga practice will build bodily strength and increase flexibility whilst the breathing and mindfulness will ease stress and tension and calm the mind. Yoga helps to support the immune system and maintain overall good health.
Breath is life and is the barometer of our internal self. In todays fast paced life we have lost the ability to breath properly. In my classes work with the breath, whether linking breath to movement or practicing breathing techniques (pranayama).
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I have been practicing yoga for 17 years and it has become a large part of my every day life. Over the years I have tried many different types of yoga from Ashtanga, Hatha, Jivamukti to Yin and Restorative and they are all amazing and the benefits of each are wonderful.
From my first yoga class I felt a connection and loved the way it made me feel both physically and mentally. I felt I had stretched, worked my body and had a real feeling of release in both body and mind. I was instantly hooked on the physical and breathing practices of yoga and continued to try various yoga classes along with my other keep-fit regimes. I decided to explore yoga further - I took a meditation course and started reading more about the other sides (limbs of yoga). In 2016 I completed the BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) foundation course, followed by the 245 hour teacher training with Yoga Alliance Professionals in 2017. More recently, I completed a 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course and will bring Yin yoga to my timetable very soon. To this date I have over 1200 teaching hours.
The path of yoga is never ending and I continue to learn and take classes and workshops with inspirational world class teachers.
I feel so honoured to be teaching this amazing ancient practice - sharing my knowledge and love of yoga with others. I have increased my body strength and flexibility with yoga and the philosophy teachings and mindfulness have helped me through some difficult times over the years. It is an incredible discipline with so many benefits and the beauty of it is that any age and ability can practice.
A B O U T M E
Registered teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals
C L A S S T I M E T A B L E
Monday 09.30 -10.45 at The Greenwood Centre , School Road, Hampton Hill TW12 1QL
Wednesday 19.00 - 20.15 at NPL Sports Club, Queens Road, Teddington, TW110EL
Both halls have had the necessary Covid 19 risk assessments and we respect the social distancing regulations. Numbers are limited to allow for spacing.
Hatha classes are 75 minutes and Yin 60 minutes. I vary the classes weekly, adapting according to the level of the students/class. I usually theme the class and often also include pranayama (breathing practices) We always end the class with Savasana (10 minute relaxation). You will leave your yoga practice having felt that you have stretched and opened your body but also feel a sense of calm.
Monday: - mixed ability/vinyasa flow - Live 9.30am to 10.45am
gentle/stretch and breathe - Zoom 11.30am to 12.45pm
Tuesday: - mixed ability/gentle flow - Zoom 6.15pm to 7.30pm
Wednesday: - mixed ability/vinyasa flow - Live 7.00pm to 8.15pm
Friday: - mixed ability/gentle flow - Zoom (outdoor in summer) 9.30 am to 10.45am
Monthly 'Yin' yoga class :- Last Thursday of the month 6.15pm to 7.15pm
Twice Monthly 'Yoga Nidra' - every other Monday 6.30 to 7.05pm
Yin Yoga/ Gong and Sound Bath 6.30- 8.00pm approximately every 6/ 8 weeks. See class bookings for next date
Zoom - once booked if there is anyone else in your household who would like to join they can do so for no extra charge.
To book a class please go to' Classes' at top of page and book via the website.
£12 per class Hatha and Yin. £ 8 Yoga Nidra. Sound Bath £20. Either pay weekly or for a 4 / 6 or 10 week class pass. You don't need to take the classes consecutively. Use your pass when you can but remember to book a place via the website.
Any questions please contact me 07973 email@example.com
“I came to Sally after feeling overwhelmed when trying yoga in oversubscribed and impersonal classes at the gym. I was unsure of the moves & felt I needed some guidance. I couldn’t have come to a better place. Sally has a natural ability to put her students at ease while guiding them through the practice with generosity and compassion.
She steadily builds your confidence while providing a gentle and nurturing environment. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sally to any budding yogi, whatever stage they might be.”
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
— Kate, Teddington