Ancient principles of mind-body medicine brought to you in a practical, down to earth way. Access your vital spirit and restore your equilibrium.
Real yoga builds strength and flexibility of body and mind and relieves suffering. The constant demands of 21st century living call for a consistent practice to counteract the patterns of stress and discomfort that prevent our ease.
Yoga with me is a practice of gentle recalibration of your internal state using body movement, breath and deep relaxation which brings harmony to all bodily systems.
When practice is efficient, doable and feels good, there is a higher chance we will stick with it and reap the benefits.
Begin at the beginning…
If you want a restorative yoga practice with huge wellness benefits, designed specifically for busy, intelligent people, delivered in a space where you can safely unearth your own wisdom and start feeling better very quickly – then – my intuitive sessions that facilitate your restoration are based in Bath and listed here. If you are not local to Bath or don’t have the time or childcare to attend a class, you can do this online in the comfort of your own home.
Twenty first century living includes stress, worries and fears that encroach on our happiness, for working parents and those who have little time for self-care, work, study, relationships and daily pressures can lead to an overload of thoughts and emotions and tense, tired bodies, as stress takes its toll. We have learned to be always on, always available, always alert to the saturating levels of information being constantly poured into our eyes and ears every day. Mind, body and spirit get out of balance causing physical or mental discomfort in many forms; disturbed sleep, anxiety, depression, irritability, aches and pains and other ailments. Excessive stress upsets our equilibrium, negatively impacts our health and makes us more volatile, often reacting unreasonably and having a knock-on effect in our relationships. Often, the needs of the family (and children in particular) supercede our own and we find ourselves in the unsustainable position of trying to pour from an empty cup…If we are already short on time and energy how can yoga help us feel better ?
Well, freedom to feel good anytime, anywhere, takes discipline (but it doesn’t need to hurt)
Bliss and happiness are a human right.
Only by taking good care of ourselves can we be fulfilled and then be of service to others – more rushing, multi-tasking and skimping on yourself is just false economy and leads rapidly to illness and burnout. We spend so much of our waking lives in processing, activity and readiness or what is known as fight or flight BUT your body knows how to relax, it just needs to be asked nicely. Sinking into a hot bath at the end of a long day, relaxing by the pool on a long-awaited holiday or hugging a good friend you haven’t seen in a long while, these things trigger the relaxation response which starts with an exhalation.
My classes weave body and breath together to gently locate and dissolve the residue of past events, interrupt your patterns of tension, soften the body and allow the natural life energy to flow more freely. The more you do, the better you get at it. It’s simple enough (simple; not always easy) for total beginners and deep enough for experienced yogis to benefit too. The specific way that I teach has profoundly restorative effects and leads to the effortless type of falling-into-place-ness and relief that we experience when life is sweet and good – and we all want more sweet and good, don’t we?
Yoga unlocks your magic
I hold the space, you do the magic…unique, soothing and detailed instruction helps you focus, unlearn old habits and get to know your own processes. What happens next?
Side effects include:
better quality sleep
boost to your immunity
the release of happy hormones
detox in body and mind
development of strength and flexibility
more joy, humour and health
more clarity and peacefulness
resilience to pressure and stress
Most importantly, when we are in this state of relaxed flow, we experience more healthy enjoyment out of life. What could be better?
Better health of body and mind and more enjoyment is accessible to you right now, come to a yoga class in Bath or book a one-to-one with Jemima here