I believe in making Yoga accessible for all. I also believe we should use the skills we have. I have worked and qualified as a Sign Language Interpreter since 2010. I am very passionate about making Yoga accessible for Deaf people.
When I teach I want all my students to feel joy, confident, calm, less stress, less anxiety, strong, energised and beautiful.
I have thought a lot about ways in which I can bring Yoga and Meditation to the Deaf community, incorporating visuals and props to help the learning process and feel connected to the group.
If you are a BSL user, have none, little or some knowledge or experience of yoga, you are welcome in my classes. 🙂
My yoga BSL classes are designed to give bespoke teaching with further visuals to aid learning the basics of Yoga. I am deaf aware and will never give instructions when your eyes are closed or when you aren’t looking at me. I will certainly never leave you on a pose and continue the class without letting you know we are moving on. At the end of the course the Deaf students will leave feeling confident with the knowledge of how to perform postures safely and accurately.
I look forward to seeing you at one of my classes.
If you are interested in attending on of my classes please get in touch or check the classes menu tab for current dates.
Practising Mum and Baby Yoga helps the two of you bond.
It is a gentle post-natal class where babies are welcome, they include benefits of relieving achy muscles in mums body and can speed up recovery time. It is also a great opportunity to assist baby in developing their motor skills and is a fun trip out for baby, learning to enjoy the sounds and interactions of other babies. A bonus of taking your baby to a yoga class with you is it can help him or her fall asleep more easily and for longer due to stimulating his/her relaxation response!
A great benefit to new mums is that a mum and baby class provides a safe space to completely be with your baby and create a new network of friends to continue the support outside of class while getting a much needed stretch.
Post-Natal yoga should be started 6 weeks after a natural delivery and 10 weeks after a c-section.
Exercise is very important in pregnancy, mums-to-be need to consider the various types of exercise to undertake, for example swimming, walking and yoga are highly recommended because of their benefits, where some other forms of exercise are advised against.
There are a number of benefits to practising Pregnancy Yoga while you have a little baby growing inside you. The aim of attending a pregnancy yoga class should not be to become more flexible but to maintain and increase strength.
Undertaking a specifically designed yoga class for pregnancy is more beneficial then heading to an open class or continuing with your regular class. This is due to the risks of over stretching which can cause long term damage due to the high levels of Relaxin in the body. A bespoke class for pregnant women will aim to strengthen her, increase stamina and focus on breath; all important elements for the birthing experience.
A Pregnancy Yoga class will stretch out achy muscles and release tension, especially in the lower back region, hips and shoulders and provides a safe space for mothers to rest and relax and meet other local like minded women.
Furthermore pregnancy yoga will help improve sleep patterns.
Pregnancy Yoga allows for quicker post natal recovery.
Yoga is a great tool to use alongside pregnancy, birth and beyond. Yoga during pregnancy gives mum a chance for some all important me time, allowing mum to relax and connect with baby. As well as assisting during birth and the sensation of birthing baby, helping mum relax and tune into her breath.
I think yoga and meditation to us is like the sun and rain to a seed. A plant needs the sun and water to grow, I believe we need yoga and meditation to allow us to grow.
Yoga is a moving meditation, exercising while syncing with our breath, moving the muscles in our body with awareness and care.
Meditation is a time to bring your attention towards your breathing, calming the mind.
Yoga posture / asana can be a gentle or a sweaty workout, it depends on the class you attend. Yoga offers many physical benefits such as improved balanced, strength, flexibility and relaxation.
Through yoga we can begin to understand our behaviours, gain awareness of thoughts and how our behaviours and thoughts affect our choices and in-turn our lives. Yoga can help with attention, creativity, imagination and problem solving.
Yoga can help unlock emotional awareness which can help with stress management anf=d anxiety. Yoga is a pathway that can offer clarity to our hearts and minds.
The breath guides you through poses as it carries you through life.
By practices Yoga and meditation we can bring awareness to our thought patterns, feelings and aspirations.
Yoga is a practice. The more we practice the better we feel, the better the poses feel. Life is also such a practice. We aren’t born knowing, we are learning through life.
Yoga is a great tool to use alongside pregnancy, birthing your baby and beyond by helping with aches and pains.
Yoga can be paired with life coaching to begin to plan and focus our dreams into achievable goals. Yoga correlates strongly with the principles of life coaching.
Get in touch if you are interested in starting your yoga journey.
Life Coaching is to identify changes you wish to make to better impact your life. Coaching is an opportunity to enable a shift in behaviours and identify personal strengths. It is an opportunity to bring awareness and take on responsibility for the things you say and the actions you take towards yourself and to others. A pathway to a new perspective and a way to identify change or create values and beliefs.
Our beliefs come from our life experiences and from the things we are told to believe from a young age; some of these beliefs are positive and some can be limiting to ourselves. Through life coaching one can identify such beliefs and choose to dismantle the ones that hold them back and build stronger foundations on the positive impacting beliefs.
In a coaching session we can create action plans to help improve performance to better your personal or professional development, and discuss practical concerns.