"My personal philosophy is that yoga is a therapy for the whole self"

My Style of Yoga

I use a variety of techniques to unify mind, body and soul

Mantra Yoga

Also known as Japa Yoga. A type of yoga that uses the chanting of mantras to calm the mind, bring focus and great for controlling breath. Using mantras awakens the self and deepens the meditative aspects of a physical yoga practice. The science of mantra engages the mind through focusing on sound, duration as well as number of repetitions.

Repetition of mantras is a means of getting closer to the divinity within and creates positive vibrations which both benefits the one who chants and the one who listens.

Mantra Yoga allows the mind to move into a pure state of consciousness by neutralising rajas(agitation) and tamas (inertia).

Asana

Traditionally defines as a “comfortable seat”. Asana is the seated posture used during meditation. Practising Asana helps keep the physical body healthy and well balanced well into old age. In yoga, as the body is the vehicle for the spirit, it is just as important to keep the physical body in maximum condition to ensure spiritual development.

There are many benefits attributed to the art of Asana practice including a range of emotional and energetic benefits, increase concentration as well as increasing discipline and preparing the mind for meditation.

Asana practice can also increase strength and flexibility whilst stimulating all of the physiological systems of the body, including the circulatory, immune and digestive systems.

Pranayama

Pranayama is the conscious awareness of breath. Breath is the life force which both energizes and relaxes the body. As an intergral part of yoga, Pranayama enables yoga poses as well as the relaxation of the mind for meditation.

Pranayama consists of four stages:

  • Puraka (inhalation)
  • Abhyantara kumbhaka (the mindful pause after inhalation)
  • Rechaka (exhalation)
  • Bahya Kumbhaka (the mindful pause after exhalation)

By practicing each stage, one can enhance physical awareness as well as enforcing introspection which is a key element in the ultimate pursuit of enlightenment.

Meditation

Meditation allows the mind to spend time in thought for relaxation. The quieting of the mind creates an inner state of awareness to intensify both personal and spiritual growth.

Through a wide range of methods, meditation allows you to finding a focal point to focus in order to free the mind from any distractions. Methods of focusing includes sound, gazing, visualizing and breathing.

Many researchers, organizations and institutions have confirmed the multiple health, physiological and psychological benefits that meditation practice can bring. These includes:

  • Slower rates of respiration
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Perspire less
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Reduce depression and pain
  • Increase peace, perception and wellbeing

Visualisation

Visualisation allows the mind to engage and intertwine with the imagination to visualise images and ideas. When practiced on a regular basis, visualisation helps strengthen the vital communication between mind and body as well as developing your personal journey. Many studies have showed that visualisation has many physical health benefits including:

  • Boosting immunity
  • Easing depression
  • Decreasing stress
  • Alleviating headaches and chronic pain

Let's Start your Yoga Journey

Wednesdays @ Isham Village Hall
All levels yoga classes with Karen

The classes are a unique opportunity to start, grow and develop your yoga practice within an aspiring and energetic group environment. All levels are catered for.

1-1 or 1-2 Classes
Something more personal

Whilst classes could be inspiring, they may not be for everyone. I tailor 1-1 or 1-2 private classes for students who are more comfortable in their own environment.

Corporate Packages
Yoga Classes for Organisations

Progressive organisations have long reliased the many benefits of introducing and maintaining a yoga practice into their staff wellness programmes.