PRE-RECORDED CLASS LIBRARY
I now have a collection of pre-recorded Zoom classes available below. I appreciate, not everyone has 75 minutes in their day for a practice, so they will vary from 15 minutes to 75 minutes.These are for anyone, who wishes to practice the class again, or those who haven't had the opportunity to join us in one of our live sessions. To enable me to provide these recordings for everyone to use, they are done so on a donation basis. The donation button can be found above. If you would like to participate, simply subscribe to the online class invite above, to obtain the access passcode.
75 minute classes
August 19th , 2022.
Giving mind to body.
When we give mind to body, there is no room for thought to form. The sensations within the body however, can draw us in and quieten the mind, or can potentially disturb and stimulate the mind. You choose!
July 18th , 2022
60 minute cool and rest.
I will reluctantly call this a restorative class! However, if it isn't restorative, it isn't yoga! This is a beautiful 60 minute supine/side lying practice, with breath work.
June 17th , 2022
Acknowledging our limitations
A physical asana practice is helpful in allowing us to sense what is going on, how we feel and how we respond to those sensations. Ultimately, these skills are transferable to how we our lives.
March 18th, 2022
No Pain-'Oh, Gain!
Yoga is primarily a way out of suffering. Therefore, we should not be reckless with our body, in order to perform postures. Pain is a very clear sign that something needs to change.
Feb 25th, 2022
Sense of self is our starting point
Our nervous system has evolved to keep us informed and safe within the world. Through our nervous system, we sense ourselves as a starting point to any yoga practice. This is explored throughout the class.
Feb 4th, 2022
Due to emotional reflexes within the body being continually triggered by life's events, it's no wonder that the shoulders need a little more attention. Here is an opportunity to be more attentive to their needs.
Jan 14th, 2022
Do we have a practice which cultivates a sense of space within ourselves, rather than trying to fill these voids. We take the opportunity to reflect on this important approach, and acknowledge ourselves with space.
Nov 19th, 2021
Slowing down, may provide the
alternative back drop
Life seems to be getting faster, and we can often feel if we don't keep up, we may loose our way. If we really want to learn and understand these habits, we have to slow down and drop in this alternative backdrop.
Oct 29th, 2021
Meditation isn't what you think
I feel uncomfortable around the word meditation, as it been taught as something we do. On the contrary, it's a by product of paying attention to our actions.
Oct 1st, 2021
Quiet the mind, open the heart
Not through aggressive backends, but by becoming quiet and sensitive enough, to what we may be resisting. This is a natural response to stress and disorientation. We explore a comfortable and kind approach.
Sept 24th, 2021
Can we meet this moment in it's fulness, without adding anything extra
Can we meet the moment to moment breath and movement, by simply experiencing it in its fulness, rather than trying to add something extra.
September 2nd , 2022.
Individuality promotes authenticity .
Authenticity is the degree to which our actions are consistent with our experience. This, is a personal practice, to which we are able to respond to how we feel, and lose the idea of making shapes, based on another's authority.
August 5th , 2022.
A breathing space.
Breathing is autonomic, not cognitive. We can access a quieter and more comfortable breath process by losing tension, and reducing what interferes with it, rather than trying to learn new patterns of breathing.
July 15th , 2022
Finding the place of maximum release.
When we find a place of maximum release, balance is a consequence. Equally, if we are unstable, tension and stiffness is a consequence. Here, we use this as our enquiry to deeper exploration.
June 10th , 2022
Yoga is emotional teeth cleaning.
A regular (daily!!) yoga practice is an essential way to check in on ourselves.We have been conditioned to clean our teeth twice daily, but there has been little encouragement to regularly reflect upon how we are doing.
May 6th, 2022
Don't just do something, sit there.
Just to experience such sustained elemental stillness outwardly and the interior silence that can accompany it is ample reason for arranging ones life to cultivate and breathe this possibility. (JBZ)
April 1st, 2022
Coming to our senses
We are becoming more reliant on outsourcing our senses, which in turn diminishes our ability to self regulate. Self regulation is essential for our health, and dropping in to our senses is maybe just what we need.
March 11th, 2022
begins with grounding
It's in the releasing of muscles, which permits freedom of movement. The ability to find skeletal support through our points of contact, is a vital one, to unhindered movement.
Feb 18th, 2022
Your body is your subconscious mind
With the understanding that our body is our unconscious mind, we should therefore enter the tissues with care, patience and self compassion.
Date: Jan 28th, 2022
A refined approach
The asana (postures) are a container for an experience, and not a way of blindly repeating movements. if we are interested in yoga, we have to be interested in how we can refine our approach.
Dec 3rd, 2022
A downward dog is for life,
not just for Christmas
We will be richly rewarded by cultivating a regular practice throughout our lives. This is a proactive approach, rather than a reactive one!
Nov 12th, 2021
Postures aren't something to be held
We are the postures, and therefore, the postures are moving, breathing and attending. They are not something we get in to and hold until we are told to come out.
Oct 15th, 2021
Changing behaviour through our neural perception
Within every practice, I encourage students to respond to how they feel. This is the role of our nervous system, to inform us, and to keep us safe. This is often over looked as yoga students.
Oct 8th, 2021
Can we find a way of moving, without bringing anything extra. Over a lifetime, we bring tensions to our movements, and our habits creep in, which can hinder the way we move.
Sept 17th, 2021
Make the moment vital and
A beautiful quote of Martha Graham's, All that is important is this one moment. Make the moment vital and worth living. Don't let it slip away unnoticed or unused.
July 16th, 2021
Finding the comfortable in the functional
This is what makes our practice relevant to how it helps us lead a fuller life. Being comfortable around functional movement is key to this approach.
August 26th , 2022.
Distinguishing tension from effort.
Can we discriminate between support, effort and tension? It's not about what muscles we need to engage, but how well we meet support, and loose habitual tension through that enquiry.
July 29th , 2022.
If it isn't restorative, it isn't yoga
Yoga has the potential to restore our wellbeing, range of movement, health and energy. If that potential isn't being met, it isn't yoga.
July 8th , 2022
Putting Hatha (Force) in to context.
This is a personal favourite! How much force/effort is required within the postural practice. When we really understand yoga is yoga, and not exercise, we begin to realise excessive force is dangerous and unnecessary
May 31st, 2022
Learning to feel more, and think less
Mr Duffy lived a short distance from his body. (James Joyce, Dubliners). Does this sound familiar? Life fragments us, and our practice can draw us back to a steady and unified sense of being.
April 14th, 2022
What is revealed
The metaphorical layers (Koshas), are gradually revealed through a kind, compassionate, and sustained approach. Most of yoga philosophy is through experience as a consequence of our approach.
If being active is one of the strongest correlation's to a healthy life, then I would argue Yoga is well placed to explore not just movement, but the ability to increase our movement repertoire.
Jan 21st, 2022
Our main source of dissipating tension is through a steady and comfortable support. Support underpins our movement, including the breath. In this class, we explore this understanding.
Nov 26th, 2021
Attention is the primary tool of yoga
Attention is where we begin our journey. Without our primary tool of attention, we are in danger of mechanically going through the motions. With the practice, we cultivate this vital quality of attention.
Nov 5th, 2021
Self observation is easy, when we
are not perfecting postures
During this practice, I encourage you to use sensations to guide you, rather than trying to prefect positions. This has been a long time distraction of many students, and only acts as an obstacle.
Oct 8th, 2021
We often get in our own way, when it comes to movement. How much of what we bring to our movement, is habit and tension, rather than just the right amount of effort. We explore this during the class.
Oct 1st, 2021
Quiet the mind, open the heart
We can only really know the when the heart is open, when we are quiet enough to experience it. This class is about aggressive backbends, but a kind attention to a softening inner space.
Sept 10th, 2021
It's not about feeling a certain way, but feeling the way you feel
We often get frustrated by expecting to feel a certain way. Yoga is a helpful way to observe how we really are, rather than expecting to be something we are not.
Aug 6th, 2021,
Let go from the get-go
How refreshing to let go of the distractions of our responsibilities for 75 minutes, and reorientate ourselves towards something consistent, and effortless.