Sarah teaches a form of yoga influenced by various schools of the Hatha tradition, enriched by many wonderful teachers, and flavoured by her background in Contemporary dance. A Vinyasa style in the sense that the body is placed with mindful presence, and that linking movement to breath is a key element of her classes. As the quality of our breath reflects our state of mind, we can in turn affect our state of mind by noticing and expanding the breath.
In her classes Sarah aims to help students find a sense of centering and grounding, as well as expand their movement range and vocabulary. In addition to familiar yoga asanas (postures) more intuitive movement patterns are included based on somatic movement exploration.
The flow is generally slow and steady, yet demanding. Healthy alignment is paramount in any class, as the physical body becomes a gateway to turning inwards.
Yoga has the potential to be a journey back to more balance and wholeness, not only within the physical body but - crucially - within the mind and the heart too.
Classes will hopefully support students in this discovery, equip them with tools for dealing with challenging situations on and importantly beyond the mat, and empower them to live every day fully awake.
Yoga Circle (Slow Flow & Social) Special 2-hour event usually held at Pulse Pilates Studio.
NO SUMMER 2019 DATES PLANNED
An extended yoga practice in community (approx 1.5hrs) followed by tea, treats & conversation. The practice part begins & ends with a led movement sequence containing breath awareness, intuitive movement exploration as well as more set asanas, incorporating stillness as well as flow. Framed by the sequence offered is a self-led part (20-30 minutes): some time for you, on your mat, to follow whatever movement impulses arise, whether soft & quiet or more dynamic. Theme / enquiry offered to guide you.
The social part is fairly informal, an opportunity to remain together after our common practice and to exchange reflections, questions and discoveries which may have come up. Please register for this session in advance so the space and the snacks can be planned accordingly.