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 have been greatly influenced by many teachers including Swami Sivananda and his teachings on yoga, Elena Brower and her life coaching trainings, and Shiva Rea and Jason Crandell and their teachings on Vinyasa. My practice and teachings are also informed by Pixie Lighthorse and her trainings on Earth Medicine and healing, and Cecily Milne and the Yoga Detour team. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology where I specialized in Human Development and find myself coming back to these studies now as a yoga teacher.
I am originally from Halifax in the UK, and moved to France 10 years ago and founded Yoga Beach House. You'll find me either teaching in the studio or on the beach with my faithful dog Harry who snores through all my classes!
My classes are heartfelt. When you practice with me you will feel more connected to your body but also to your mind and to nature itself, allowing for a more rounded practice as you become more cognizant of your connection to all. I believe the practice of yoga is for everybody and that it can have a profound effect on everybody, through yoga we can learn how to love ourselves and each other more wholesomely, the practice of yoga leads to peace.
This class focuses on preparing your body for the pose, ensuring that your wrists and shoulders are engaged and warmed up, exploring your rotational core, opening the hamstrings and hips in preparation. You will then be taken through the pose step by step, so even if you have never practiced eigh...
Explore the idea of grounding and coming back to your own centre before you begin to practice this single leg balance exploration. The class builds up to an exploration of tree pose with different options given before ending as it began with a grounding and centering meditation technique.
For those mornings when you have a half hour to get things moving and you want to add some sunshine to your day. Working through activating the legs and hip capsule to bring strength and stability to your joints, ensuring you are ready to take on anything the day throws at you!
When we release tension in the backs of our legs we can often find more freedom of movement in the spine. I often practice this class when I am feeling the need to release and relax. 20 minutes of supported postures to enhance your wellbeing. Enjoy!
I've always been a bit scared of lotus pose. During this class I show you how to approach the pose sensibly and I give you some tips which will help you to determine whether you are ready for the full version of the posture.
For years I have hated twisting poses because they would feel good when I was doing them but then as soon as the class ended I would experience that dull ache and sharp twinging pain in my lower back. Learning to twist and allowing my pelvis to move with my spine changed all that. This class wil...
Settle into 3 simple restorative poses to nourish and support your soul as you relinquish your control on life for these few moments and let go. Perfect for when you need some me time, some self love and to get away from the busyness of life.
Want to feel some heat, tap into your inner child and even build a little self confidence? Well this flow is for you. Using "traditional yoga" poses to activate and prepare our bodies we flow to one legged crow. Seated and reclined options are explored ensuring that everyone will have a one legge...
Enjoy tapping into your creative flow as you move through this sequence of poses. We explore spinal extension and strong standing postures with plenty of opportunity to add in your own expression. We repeat the sequence a number of times to allow more freedom of movement and personal practice...
Do you need to be given permission to let go and relax? If so, this class is perfect for you. You will explore a number of restorative poses and the different effects that they have on your body when you use certain props or not. Tune into the sensations in your body and allow your mind to tune o...
For when you don't have a lot of time but still want to take care of your body. Working with classical sun salutations and sun salutation A, wake up your whole body with this quick, simple but effective flow.
Enjoy this simple but effective standing flow where you will build strength and power in your lower body. Transitioning entirely from standing poses this class is great for you if you need to give your wrists a break. No props are needed.
Awaken your hamstrings with this class designed to bring more awareness and strength to the back of your legs. Working with different variations of a "Good Morning" you will find strength and stability in the legs as we explore a detoured version of a single leg balance pose.
During this class you will spend time preparing your body for this strong standing posture ensuring that you feel ready. You will then explore different ways to access the position as you spend some time playing with the pose, building up your strength and self confidence.
During this class you will be encouraged to explore a fluid quality of your movements as you connect to your breath whilst balancing that freedom of movement with more structured muscle engagement. This class is ideal for when you need a boost of energy or as a morning practice as we will be expl...
During this class you will raise your energy levels through conscious movement and focus on your breath leaving you feeling more energised and raring to go! Suitable for the morning or anytime you need an energy boost.