Traditionally, yoga was taught individually, to ensure that each student gained complete understanding and mastery before moving to the next stage. This individual approach is suitable for students at all levels of experience, from beginners to more experienced practitioners.
Yoga is about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits including strength, flexibility, muscle tone, balance and joint health. The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement (vinyasa-style yoga) or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the type of yoga.
I teach Hatha Yoga, dynamic vinyasa flow and Power Yoga. Inspired by years of personal practice and seeking to understand the needs of my students; I teach yoga from my heart, guiding students through a devotional asana, pranayama and meditative sequence that enables one to find a quiet mind. Delivering a light-hearted and secure atmosphere to encourage students to challenge themselves and make progress in their practice.
I only use professional personalised equipment to make sure you’re working under optimum conditions. Equipment you can expect to use during your training sessions includes:
BOSU® Balance Trainer - essentially half an exercise ball with a solid base, excellent for cardiovascular work and core training.
Boxing equipment - boxing is a fun way to get the heart rate pumping and relieve the stresses of the day.
Dumbbells - Training with free weights is great for strengthening. Lifting two weights simultaneously requires and develops not only your muscles but also your nervous system.
Foam Roll - used to improve flexibility and core strength.
Kettlebells - ranging from 6 to 24 kilos,
kettlebells are a great way to really challenge yourself and get into great shape.
Medicine Balls - weighted balls, which are fun and functional, used to increase agility and core strength.
SAQ equipment - using ladders, hurdles and cones for speed, agility and quickness training is great fun and impossible at the gym.
TRX® Suspension Trainer - the TRX is a functional way to use your body weight and great for increasing core strength.
ViPR- ViPR stands for vitality, performance and reconditioning which is exactly what you get with this tool; an excellent all-over workout.
Yoga blocks and Yoga Strap - the Yoga Strap is used to assist, lengthen and deepen yoga poses. Yoga blocks are used to support balance and flexibility during yoga practice.
Functional Training is about movement continuum, exercises that target multiple body parts with each movement or exercise. Initially functional training started in the sports conditioning and rehabilitation world and is now widely adopted as an effective, fun training mechanism to enhance people’s lives.
Benefits of functional training-
Flexibility and range of motion
Improved posture and balance
Metabolic training which helps strip body fat
Strength, power and speed gains
Cardiovascular fitness, improved aerobic and anaerobic energy
Can be focused to provide training for sports specific fitness
Injury prevention and injury rehabilitation