BEGIN WHERE YOU ARE
Yoga according to the possibilities, interests and well-being of each person
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 draw from a varied tool box to meet your needs and interests.
We mentor and offer supervision for trainee teachers. Our systematic training equips us to facilitate your own exploration of yoga.
WE HOLD THE FOLLOWING ACCREDITATIONS/MEMBERSHIP
- Centre of Yoga Studies (CYS) Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy Practitioner Diploma. (500hrs)
- British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) National Governing Body Associate Yoga Teacher status
- British Council for Yoga Therapy (BCYT) Professional forum operating in the UK
- Complementary Natural & Healthcare Council (CNHC) Registered Yoga Therapists
- European Union of Federations of Yoga (EUFNY) European Teacher Registration
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 - £67.50
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 - £45 per hour
10% discount on 5hr block booking - £202.50
Having now been practicing yoga for almost a year with Gary I would like to say how much it has made a difference to the quality of my mobility and life. Gary has allowed me to develop my practice at my own pace. I have never felt under pressure to take more lessons then what were feasible to me and never felt obligated to continue the practice if it didn’t benefit me. I have particularly enjoyed the person centred approach making me feel he’s only teaching me and no one else. He’s always been available to discuss any problems with my practice and given immediate feedback.Tanvir
Gary Ward is by far the best Yoga instructor I’ve ever encountered – his initial insistence on the accent of the breath at the beginning of his class, followed by developing stretches via posture and counter postures, creates an incredibly relaxed, unhurried and caring atmosphere that suits all ages and abilities – he is unparalleled in my experience.Glenn
Gary is a wonderful teacher. He is very professional, calm and caring. I am 76 and have been attending Gary’s yoga classes for a number of years. The class is very friendly and consists of all ages and everyone feels confident knowing that they are encouraged to work within their capabilities, with slight variations when necessary.Doreen
I have been practicing yoga under Gary’s guidance for around 5 years and I cannot speak more highly of my experience. Prior to attending Gary’s class I naively believed that yoga was for the super flexible whose main aim was to master complex postures. However, thanks to Gary’s teaching my understanding of both yoga practice and theory has greatly improved, as has my overall wellbeing. The emphasis is on the importance of the breath which I have found enlightening and have applied to everyday life. As a result of attending Gary’s classes, I have seen great improvements in myself both physically and mentally. The main benefit of attending this class is the fact we are taught by an inspiring teacher who is clearly passionate about his subject and committed to making yoga accessible and achievable for all.Sam