For those who know me, you'll know that every few weeks I send out a short handout with stick people on it to encourage you to practice what we've explored in class.
I'm a huge advocate for practicing yoga at home and the group classes, yoga workshops and individual 121 yoga sessions that I run all help you get up and running with your own, personalised home practice.
Coming to your own home yoga practice is a natural extension of my classes - to take what you learn, and bring it into daily life, both on and off the mat. A simple, effective home yoga practice each day can make such a difference to you and those around you.
Since 1998 home yoga practice has been my cornerstone and since 2008 I've specialised in teaching home yoga practices to a wide range of people. Using this extensive experience, I've set up this offline yoga program to get you started in a way that is simple, effective and enjoyable.
Yoga began for me as a home practice using a video before work in the mornings. I had a busy, stressful lifestyle and the morning yoga helped right away. I made the effort to get up earlier as it felt better to do 20 minutes of yoga than to sleep 20 minutes later. I was hooked and have practiced regularly since then.
I completed 4+ years of viniyoga teacher training and yoga therapy with Paul Harvey who is still my teacher. I own the Bristol YogaSpace studio that specialises in breath-centred yoga practice. I teach weekly group yoga classes here, along with 121s (both In-Studio & via Zoom), often in a therapeutic capacity.
The viniyoga approach to yoga that I practice and teach, holds individual adaptation and home yoga practice at its heart. Paul was a long-time student of TKV Desikachar and from here I was trained in the art of bespoke home yoga for a wide range of people with varying health needs and starting points.
This home practice program has been developed from my years of practice and teaching experience. It helps you get started and establish your home yoga practice, and helps you avoid the pitfalls that hold people up from starting or continuing with yoga. The over complexity or ambitious aims, the expectations or the lack of motivation or commitment have all been taken into account and tools have been designed to support you. I hope this will be the start of your own home yoga practice as a lifelong habit with the benefits speaking for themselves.