Broadcasting from: Ashford, Kent, UK
Having taught yoga for over 10 years, I have witnessed my teaching and influences constantly evolve as I realise the more I learn the less I know.
I began learning yoga from an Iyengar perspective and from that very structured beginning I ventured off in many tangents including vinyasa flow and yin styles of practice. I believed there were aspects to each style of yoga that were wonderful, but the dogma surrounding them clouded the experience.
It was only after studying the Detour Method, and completing certifications in both Functional Range Conditioning and Functional Range Assessment, that I was able to see beyond the dogma. My goal in classes is to develop curiosity and inquiry within students whose needs range from wanting to move more, move better, dramatically increase range of motion, or just be without pain and experience more ease in their body.
My motto is "you're stronger than you believe" and I like to combine fun, creativity and challenge in my classes to access novel movement at any level, without competitiveness.
Your Hamstrings Will Sing
Spend time waking up and activating the hamstrings with some cramptastic mobility work. Then find some blissful ease in your new found range in your forward folds. Great as a post Squat session or when you need some hamstring love!
You'll need a dowel or strap. journey towards crescent lunge - Detour style!
Commando Crawl Your Crab
Build the components in this short, to-the-point and playful exploration of wheel pose. This class will come in handy when you're pressed for time, but want to explore deep backends.
Stick and Twisted
This flowing practice will take you on a journey around revolved triangle where we will explore ways of finding freedom in the pelvis and hamstrings for some super satisfying rotations. You'll need a longer dowel and 2 bricks as we move through this string but satisfying playful practice.
Attached at the Brick
A quick burst of challenge, strength, coordination and fun where we explore a playful practice focusing on two bricks. Part of us stays in contact with two bricks at all times. Exploring new and familiar poses in a unique way.
A full restorative breath reset in under 30 minutes where you can fully relax and destress. Great for when your body needs time out. Make yourself a quiet cosy haven and be gently lead through this mindful practice.
King Pigeon Takes a Detour
You'll need a bolster and a brick as we journey through some subtle breath work and detour our way to king pigeon traveling the less obvious route. Strong yet at a mellow pace, we will leave our ego at the door as we take control in this beautiful and challenging pose.
Straight Legs, Strong Knees
Using resistance band to find full ROM resistance stretches, the jefferson curl and the classic hand to big toe yoga sequence, we will explore a strong and stable locked out knee position and move away from the microbend in the knee habit. You can use this practice to develop a larger range of m...
Enjoy a potent and purposeful mobility practice to target your hips! You may wish to have some extra cushion for your knees, as well as a brick and a small ball for this practice. A rolled up washcloth could be used in place of a ball.
Active Dancer's Pose
36 minutes of hip and hamstring love to bring us into a challenging progressive balance sequence.
Push the Block
A full body practice with just one block as your only prop. We push into the block in many ways to create more activation and connection. A little focus on shoulder extension and balance, this fun class will get you feeling more and working harder. Expect some cramp and some heat in surprising p...
Mobility Maintenance Challenge Flow
This full body flow is my go to maintence flow. Combining CARs and active range of motion for every joint, this challenging and creative sequence will wake up the whole body. Great for when you want to do a bit of everything in under an hour. You can opt to make it as challenging or easy as you n...
Explore lots of types of shoulder movement in familiar postures and explore how eagle pose can build towards stronger arm balance bases. We journey from thoracic mobility, cactus bridge (yep) to Eagle and dolphin variations.
BJJ or Meditation?
The original intention of this class was to explore some hip strength to create a more comfortable seat such as cross legged pose for meditation or breath work.
We also explore rolling into seated and more complex transitions. While I was exploring this, my husband said its also perfect for dri...
I Need a Hero
Hero pose is wonderful if you take your time to get there. Most of this flow is active and spicy, with some time to chill at the end in hero pose. This provides some of the foundational work in building towards a drop back, which is featured in the Mobility Maintenance Challenge flow.
We are often told in yoga not to move from "open" to "closed" hip positions. In this practice we will explore these fun transitions with the activation needed to make them feel good! Expect some challenges! We also delve into the softer side of pigeon and explore some delicious rolling in and out...