BEGIN WHERE YOU ARE
Yoga according to the possibilities, interests and well-being of each person
FOR HEALTH & HEALING
Yoga Therapy, refers to the adaptation and application of yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges. It can be used as a support to alleviate or prevent many physical, chronic, psychological or emotional conditions. Yoga Therapy can compliment both conventional and alternative medicine. Yoga therapy is taught by yoga teachers with additional training and experience in the therapeutic adaptation and application of yoga.
During the initial session a medical history will be taken by the yoga therapist. The body, posture, simple movements and the breath will be observed and issues and concerns discussed. Working with yoga therapeutically is about the whole person. The yoga therapist will then assess how yoga therapy may help before planning and teaching a practice tailored to the needs of that individual. Practices may include one or more of a range of techniques such as posture work, breathing, relaxation, working with sound, reflection, and/or meditation. A number of sessions are likely to be needed to confirm safe and appropriate practice.
We are equipped to work with:
- Injuries and trauma, back pain, whiplash
- Health conditions like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, crohns disease, chronic fatigue syndrome
- Disorders such as asthma, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, high blood pressure
- Menopausal symptoms
- Pregnancy, post-natal care
FOR EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT
One to one sessions can be used to deepen and develop your understanding of yoga. This may involve postures and permutations of postures, breath work, or learning to chant or study relevant yoga texts. The techniques and tools of yoga are endless and you can develop and progress at your own pace.
This was how yoga was traditionally taught. If you want to explore and develop your relationship with yoga, with a personally designed practice to meet your needs and lifestyle, then this approach is for you.
We mentor and offer supervision for trainee teachers. Our systematic training equips us to facilitate your own exploration of yoga.
Free 30 minute consultation
We offer a free 30 minute consultation where we will meet with you, assess your needs and talk over your interests. If you wish we can arrange the initial session.
Fee - Free of charge
The first session will be 1 hour 30 minutes and thereafter, sessions are for 1 hour. During this session we shall look at your health and lifestyle in more depth, then a carefully considered practice will be developed and designed for you. You will then be fully supported as you progress and establish a practice.
Fee - £60
During the initial session we will make a plan of sessions to suit you. Some people only require a couple of sessions to address a specific need and others come on a monthly on-going basis. These sessions are for 1 hour.
Fee - £40 per hour
10% discount on 5hr block booking - £180
Since my first yoga lesson with Gary in April 2014, Gary has helped me develop a consistent practice that I really look forward to and benefit from. Gary has always tailored my practice to the space I’m living in, my work commitments, and my physical and mental needs and religious beliefs. I am so glad I took up yoga lessons with Gary, my yoga practice has been a real life saver seeing me through some big life changes and some stressful as well as good times. Gary is approachable, down to earth and I’d highly recommend him as a friendly and knowledgable yoga teacher.Sarah
My weekly yoga class is my lifeboat. I feel it when I miss one! I had tried some yoga before but only since I started working with Zoë five years ago has it become so vital as a practice for maintaining my everyday balance. As the mother of two small children with a full-time job I have very little time to practice but even with one session a week I feel enormous beneficial effects in body and mind. I have learned from Zoë and Gary not to see yoga as an additional thing ‘to do’ but as a way of being in daily life that brings peace, contentment and joy in the midst of everyday agitation.Maria
I contacted Zoë to start classes when I knew absolutely nothing about yoga. I was looking for some peace of mind in my life. I started with a few individual sessions with Zoë and realised that yoga was indeed offering what I was looking for. It’s far more than ‘stretching’ exercises; the movements combined with controlled breathing are really a preparation for quieting the mind. In quieting the mind I found the break I needed from constant overthinking and anxiety. I still have individual sessions now and again and with Zoë’s help have developed a personal daily practice of yoga. I also go to Zoë’s Monday evening sessions. Monday evenings are like plugging in to a weekly download of light, energy, calm and gentleness.Paula
I have been practising yoga with Gary for two years and I have also been on two retreats to Turkey with Gary and Zoë.
I attended Gary’s class on a weekly basis in Luton and always leave feeling relaxed and in good spirits, he is an excellent teacher and I try not miss his classes as I find them invaluable. I would recommend trying Gary or Zoë’s classes as you will not be disappointed.