Jivamukti Yoga & Meditation in Essex, Cambs, Herts, London - UK
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What Can Yoga Do for Me?

 

What can yoga do for me?

So many of us find ourselves so caught up in: our busy lives with an endless list of things to achieve; our minds with our stories about our self and others, our worries and comparisons with others; our patterns of learned behaviours, limiting beliefs and lack of belief in the goodness around us; that we don't recognise our own needs for happiness, contentment and freedom and if we do, we don't know how to access this.   We forget that our true nature is inspired by simplicity - being in good and virtuous company, nature, stillness, movement, real connection, being heard, peace of mind and peace in the body.  Yoga reconnects us to our true nature, which is said to be "Satchidananda" - truth, consciousness and bliss.  

Find out why regular students keep coming back to yoga classes, workshops and retreats, feel so good and go on to transform their lives.  See the Success Stories Page for reviews. 

Yoga can help you feel like YOU again!


My background 

The classes I teach come from my life experience and years of yoga practice. I focus on creating a space which is relaxed, informal, fun and offer clear instructions for how you can gain the most benefit from yoga practices and techniques.  I do my best to make each class meaningful for life off the mat as much as on the mat. I have experience of teaching individuals, small groups, classes, workshops, retreats, online courses and large scale yoga festivals.  I'm here to help you rediscover your light, your inner magic, your spark.

I am trained to teach Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation, Jivamukti Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Restorative Yoga, and have also studied trauma informed yoga teaching practices.  My regular classes are diverse in nature - including gentle hatha yoga for mature students, deeply spiritual and dynamic Jivamukti Yoga classes, ranging to a specialist class for runners and cyclists and everything in between.  Yoga when practiced regularly is deeply transformative and I am committed to supporting students over the long term.

My background before yoga was working desk-bound for over 20 years, with intense hours in a corporate mentality across a variety of industries that to me seemed to by-pass compassion almost completely.  Almost...  Before the corporate world I dj'd and was heavily involved in music - in bands and clunking around with music production with great talent but zero self belief.  A mindset that told me I wasn't good enough and a message from earlier in my life that I'd never survive and pay the bills focusing on something creative, that I loved.  I even managed to get held up in an armed robbery while managing a record shop resulting in PTSD.   4 years into my yoga journey I had a life-changing moment where my beautiful red, soft-topped sports car hit black ice on the way to the office, early one January Monday morning and the car lurched across the narrow country lane hitting a grass bank and rolling 3 times.  I had been listening to a mantra which I loved, but had no idea of the meaning of, before the car crashed.  I ended up going to hospital on a spinal board in a neck brace, with the drivers' side window glass in my head and the Maha Mantra by Deva Premal still playing on the wrecked car's stereo ..   I took that as a sign to turn to yoga for my life's work and to learn how to chant - it appeared after all, that that mantra had saved my life.  "Maha" in sanskrit means 'great'..   And to this day it's my favourite mantra to hear and chant.  And so here we are now...

In class you will focus on listening to your body, making a connection with your breath and exploring your experiences - developing an in-the-moment awareness.  Over time, I love seeing how these practices enable you to open up, express yourself, enjoy happiness. be more yourself and achieve what you want.

Take a look at the Classes tab to see the different classes available to you that I teach. 


Free Telephone Consultation

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Free Taster Class

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Even my cats - Connie and Mo practice yoga...

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 Photograph by Laurence Edney,  4 Walls Management . 2018, Koh Samui, Thailand.

Photograph by Laurence Edney, 4 Walls Management. 2018, Koh Samui, Thailand.

Questions

What if I can't get to one of your public classes: because I commute; work late; can't get childcare; prefer not to come to a public class?

I offer individual one-to-one tuition, and small group tuition. Why not arrange your FREE 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss and ask any questions you may have? *complete the form at the bottom of the page to arrange..

What is the difference between an individual one-to-one or a group private class?

One-to-ones are perfect if you work late, work from home, would prefer not to come to a public class, or are unable to get childcare.  

One-to-ones take place in your home at a time that's mutually agreed.

One-to-ones feature individually tailored programs, including homework exercises and plans (without a regular practice improvement will be very slow) to help you meet your goals.

Group private classes are small groups (usually no more than 3 people) - again, usually at the home of one of the students.

Group privates are ideally suited for 2 or 3 friends/family members who want to practice together privately and share the cost of regular private tuition to make it more affordable.

Can I just do a one-off one-to-one/ I'm not sure I can commit to coming regularly?

I would always recommend us talking on the telephone first (if we don't already know one another) to make sure we feel this is a good fit and to discuss your goals and needs.  

What I would say is that if you want to see progress (example; if your goals are flexibility, strength and peace of mind), that regular work together is essential to see benefits in the short, medium and long term in your daily life.

Due to the popularity with these sessions and work involved in supporting my clients closely, I have very limited availability for additional one-to-one work.  If you believe that I can help you please do contact me.  Clients come either weekly, or twice a month - committing to a minimum of 3 months at a time. 

What if I don't live/work close to you?

I offer online Skype/Facetime one-to-ones, which have proven beneficial to a number of students.  My experience is that this connection for tuition is highly effective. See the Success Stories Page for details.

My employer/business is interested in staff well-being and they/we could be interested in yoga or meditation in the workplace - any advice?

I also offer in-the-workplace yoga and meditation courses, which from my 20 years of corporate and corporate management experience, I know are much needed! 

If your business is in Saffron Walden or surrounding areas, I would encourage a telephone or face-to-face meeting to discuss your needs and how I can help you meet them.