Yoga, Spiral & Mutu in SW London
Mum & Baby Yoga: Mon 11.15am – MUTU System Wed 11am – Spiral Stabilization Thurs 12pm – Beginners Yoga: Thurs 6pm – Pregnancy Yoga: Sun 5.30pm – Yin Yoga: Sun 7pm
I am so glad I did the yoga course again this time, the ease of my labour was helped by what I learnt both physically and psychologically.Katy
Lon is a helluva yoga teacher! Her classes are addictive!Gina PT
Beginners Yoga and Yin Yoga
Yoga for Beginners with alignment & biomechanics focus, Thursdays 6pm Wimbledon. Deliciously relaxing Yin, Sundays at 7pm, Earlsfield.
Beginners Yoga: Thurs 6pm
This is Hatha yoga for beginners with a strong alignment focus, from a biomechanical perspective. Lay down healthy foundations as you begin to explore yoga, or revisit a beginner’s class for a fresh perspective.
Yin Yoga: Sun 7pm
I teach a fluid form of traditional hatha yoga incorporating the elements of yoga postures (asana), breathing practices (pranayama), meditation & deep relaxation (yoga nidra). The breath guides the practice and leads to deep internal awareness, helping to release deep seated tension and restore vitality.
I am very interested in biomechanics and most recently have been studying with Katy Bowman of Nutritious Movement/Restorative Exercise. Her work is invaluable for helping to build a sustainable yoga practice, one that complements our natural movement patterns and brings awareness to patterns that may be less helpful. I weave this into all the classes I teach, particularly the Beginners.
The Yin classes combine long held (Yin/Restorative) poses with slow hatha flows to work more deeply on tension held in the fascia and the connective tissue around the joints. As it can be quite mentally challenging to work slowly, we focus on the breath and mindfulness practices throughout the class.
All levels welcome (& men welcome too!).
Calming and strengthening yoga for pregnancy. Sundays 5.30pm Earlsfield.
Pregnancy: Sun 5.30pm
Practising yoga in your pregnancy gives you an opportunity to build confidence in yourself physically, mentally & emotionally, ease common pregnancy discomforts and connect in a unique way to your baby.
Pregnancy can be a time of emotional ups and downs and the breathing and relaxation help to bring perspective and balance. The physical postures give a wonderful chance to move and open your changing body, making more space for your internal organs and your growing baby (or babies!). Build strength, flexiblity and stamina and learn how the practices can be helpful in labour.
You can attend from 14* weeks to 42 weeks. At the check in at the beginning of each class there is a chance to share experiences and ask relevant questions. Every 2-3 weeks I read a Birth Story relevant to something we have been learning that week. You will receive handouts from time to time with more information about sound and breathing techniques that we learn, as well as information on self care appropriate to different stages of your pregnancy, ie perineal massage from 34 weeks. In addition to the classes I teach 90 minute workshops on Yoga for Birth approximately once per term (more info here). I am also available for private Birth Preparation sessions for you and your partner at your home.
*If you have an existing yoga practice and want to start earlier than 14 weeks then please get in touch.
Simple, effective exercise system for improving posture and back pain. Thursdays 12pm, Wimbledon
Mum & Baby Yoga and MUTU System
Reconnect to your core & pelvic floor. Have fun with your baby! Mon 11.15am, Earlsfield. Challenge yourself with the award winning MUTU System, Wed 11am, Earlsfield
M&B: Mon 11.15am
MUTU: Wed 11am
In this time of huge shifts and changes, reconnect with yourself in your new post-birth body. Emphasis is on gently strengthening the body from the inside out, with particular attention to the pelvic floor, posture, back and core strength.
Your baby will be with you on your mat and some practices will involve the babies too. Learn baby massage techniques to settle your baby, baby yoga stretches to comfort them, and use songs, sounds and rhythms to engage with them. Learn from your baby about movement and the cues from your baby about how they are feeling and how you relate to each other.
Concerned about your recovery? We recommend attending from 6-8 weeks. We check for a diastus gap in your abdominals and work on pelvic floor recovery to get you back into shape, avoid leaking when exercising or sneezing/coughing, plus closing tummy muscles.
Discuss other issues that maybe affecting you as a Mum, from routines, feeding and sleep issues.
Dads and carers very welcome. Babies from 6 weeks old (as long as you have have your 6 week check from the GP and are allowed to exercise).
Private classes & small groups
Available for Hatha, Pregnancy & Mum and Baby Yoga. Prices from £80 per hour in your home/office. Please contact me to enquire about availability.