In the DVS, you can practice with teachers from all over the world and experience a unique approach to led classes that are creative without being overly complex, and strong while still being accessible. Each practice will leave you feeling grounded and at ease, despite the fact that we broadcast from our homes where pets, partners and little ones sometimes make guest appearances.
I’ve been teaching yoga for 6 years now- it’s been a long journey of experimentation and many mistakes, to get to where I am today. I’ve done 2 very different 200 hour YTT, one of which was recommended to me by a German, Zen Buddhist monk named Mathias whom I met when I stayed at a monastery in Japan (I don’t have many cool stories…please excuse the humble brag!). Both these courses left me feeling completely out of my depth when it came to teaching anyone other than perfectly able bodied, intermediate students.
Outside of the DVS I teach a wide range of ages and abilities and I would say my ultimate aim is to make my classes as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. Alongside Detour training (which completely revolutionized my teaching) I’ve also trained in Alexander Technique and Adaptive yoga as well as FRC. I’ve been training pretty extensively as a hybrid athlete for the past few years and I ‘m passionate about incorporating the tenets of strength training and athletic development into classes. I believe that everyone will benefit from some form of physical practice, but that this practice doesn’t define us and can change and evolve over time. I like to think that what I offer in my classes is a compliment to continuing whatever physical practice lights your fire with increased confidence, curiosity and an overall sense of feeling embodied.
We're back for part 2, this time the focus is on easing out compression in the back of our body and creating space for breath to move into. Using an extended exhale and added support, expect your breathing to feel spacious and effortless by the end of the 30 minutes.This gentle practice works wel...
This practice is inspired by my strength training, using unloaded variations of some of my favourite strength practices to prepare you for some more traditional yoga shapes. You will need a black and potentially a wall for additional balance support.
Grab a yoga block and prepare for a treat for both your body and your brain. We'll focus on intentionally mobilising our shoulders using movements that will challenge our mobility as well as our proprioceptive sense.
This practice explores a series of rotational and lateral movements of the spine, with the intention of finding a freer moving breath by creating awareness of the movement of our ribs and thoracic spine. A block or cushion for sitting might come in handy
Pull up a bolster, pop on your comfiest clothes and prepare to go easy on yourself with this gentle, breath centred practice. with the aim of facilitating an effortless diaphragmatic breath, we will work towards developing a sense of ease in the shoulders, neck and upper back through a series of ...
No props needed for this class. Enjoy 45 minutes of some of my favourite juicy mobility exercises, designed to show us where we are with our current mobility and then have those hips feeling strong and buttery.