I have been teaching yoga in Uckfield for 14 years and now I manage the Uckfield yoga studio.
20 years ago I went to my first yoga class and in 1999 I spent 6 months in India staying in ashrams, going to classes every day and learning as much as possible about yoga. In 2004 I completed teacher training with the Pranava school and then I did the diploma with BWY. I call my classes ordinary yoga – there is a philosophical theme each week, focus on breathing well, moving our body and connecting to the self . We come together to practice, each person exploring their personal source of wisdom to create a balanced, complete and happy life. Yoga practice is a tool to help us develop our awareness and being together with others on same path can support and inspire us, please join us you will be very welcome.
My meditation journey started when I knew I required a more positive outlook to life. Consequently, to find a way to clear my mind of daily chatter and anxiety I tried guided meditations and got hooked by finding that calm state during and after meditating. After a year of trying many meditations I booked onto a meditation teaching course. I am still loving and learning more about it through daily meditations and through other meditators. I thank meditation for giving me a calmer, happier life. I find daily meditation helps me focus during the day to complete tasks better, I enjoy the small things in life more, also finding that inner spark that is just me. I have enjoyed running classes in the last 4 years and relish people’s discovery of what helps them. I appreciate the creative process of writing meditations. I sometimes enjoy bringing crystals into the experience. Having that helpful power of meditating in a group is a great start. It’s a wonderful class for beginners or those already practicing – https://www.facebook.com/AlarnaLloyd/
Annie Cheadle –
I began my yoga journey over 4 and a half years ago when I stumbled across a class at my local gym on my pursuit of happiness.Spring of 2015, I ventured to Goa to complete my 200hr teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa flow at the Kranti Yoga School. It took me about a year and a half of practising yoga all over the world (I was an international air hostess FYI) before I realised that I had to be brave, take the plunge and teach yoga full time. I was already teaching privately and balancing both jobs side by side but something had to give. My teachings over the year have developed into a style that we could perhaps call creative functional dynamic vinyasa flow but that’s ridiculous so to be as inclusive as I can be, my yoga is for every body.
Elements of anatomy are commonly woven into my classes to help educate you about your body and to encourage consistent refinement in asanas and a deeper connection with your physical body. You can expect to be challenged physically and mentally, to be encouraged to get comfortable with the uncomfortable, you will strengthen and lengthen, receive hands on assists and lots of laughs (I am assumptive of my ability to entertain clearly!).
07899043440 FB – Annie’s Yoga www.anniejaneyoga.co.uk
I teach Vinyasa Flow yoga which is a dynamic style of yoga where poses flow from one to the next led by the breath. My classes are challenging and dynamic but I aim to create an environment which is light hearted and inclusive with options offered for all levels. I believe that yoga is much more than throwing shapes but at the same time our physical practice can become a moving meditation which brings calmness to the mind both on and off the mat.
My yoga journey began in my teens (over 40 years ago) and I am fortunate to have been taught many different systems of yoga. I qualified to teach in 2004 and I will never stop learning as yoga is constantly evolving which I find fascinating. My class includes some of the most beneficial aspects of my favourite styles paying attention to maintaining a healthy spine and overall rejuvenation. It incorporates a flowing series of postures following the breath, moving with awareness and mental focus. I like to draw attention to subtle, anatomical details to avoid injury and sometimes include face yoga. Backgound healing music aids the de-stressing process so you emerge relaxed and revitalised.
My motivation to move from attending a weekly yoga class to training as a teacher was a desire to share with others the benefit I gained from yoga. Especially in using the breath to remain calm, controlling stress and anxiety.
I am really interested in creating a calm and supportive environment in the sessions and helping people to learn to be more aware of their bodies, breath and the state of the mind.
This class is aimed at anyone beginning yoga, for people with body restrictions and for anyone who wants a less dynamic class. It will incorporate simple asana, pranayama (breathing practices) and yoga nidra (deep relaxation).
A class of yin yoga and relaxation. Treat yourself to a wind-down to the weekend with this class which will be mainly floor-based.
Let go of tension with a blissful combination of yin yoga, where we hold the poses to release into the fascia, followed by some restorative postures.
Then we’ll dive into a deeply relaxing iRest yoga nidra guided meditation designed to restore your mind, body and senses to their natural state of true being.
Richard Hardinga Yoga and Movement facilitator and skilled bodyworker specialising in Arun Conscious Touch; an artist, poet; musician and gardener. He is passionate about consciousness, the body, its anatomy and ecology. His journey traverses the arts and sciences and ranges from dance training and performance and Fine Art Painting, to medicine working as a Paramedic Practitioner in the NHS. In 2001, he lived and trained in with Min Tanaka (Butoh dancer/farmer) at Bodyweather Farm, and DAnce Resources on Earth, Japan.His research, teaching and caring practices span 25 years . The Yoga he teaches is strongly influenced by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli. He has recently become interested in the deep healing practice of Yoga Nidra. If you need to relax – Richard is your man!
Men only class Tuesdays 7.30 pm
Sarah teaches Scariavelli inspired Hatha Yoga .You will enjoy a calm and restorative Yoga practice, with individual adjustments to your postures, deeply relaxing and strengthening.
‘my favourite day of the week, I couldn’t bear to miss it.’All levels of experience welcome
Sarah is a professional Acupuncturist, Shiatsu therapist and Yoga instructor, particularly drawing on the feminine to enrich your health and well-being.Sarah has been teaching and treating for over thirty years, developing and offering from a wealth of training and experience in the U.K. and Japan, of various Yoga traditions, and Oriental Medicine
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Yoga for me is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind and the breath. Yoga helps creates a space free from obstacles in our bodies opening up to sensations of freedom and release that I aim for my students to leave feeling from class. Yoga has been a part of my life since I was about 18 years old and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible both on and off the mat. It has allowed me the opportunity to gain moments of clear perspective and balance .
I completed my 100 hour Therapeutic Yin Yoga & MyoFascial Release Teacher Training in February 2018 with Samdhana Yoga and currently completing my 200 hr teacher training with Realflow Yoga, allowing me to continue my yoga journey.In my classes I aim to create a space of non judgement and some inspiration to help you deepen your practice and leave your mat feeling refreshed, nourished .I have also been trained in Therapeuitic myofascial release techniques. In summary Myofascial Release is a ( self massage/ hands-on technique to roll your muscles and connective tissues. Using soft balls to release the tension in the targeted areas, It involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The aim is to leave feeling refreshed and relaxed and the knowledge to continue the practice anytime you want.My classes offer the combination of Yin yoga and myofascial release techniques both which are proven to be very effective ways of maintaining healthy, supple tissues and balance in the nervous system and then to guide students into Yin Yoga postures in order to stress the tissues in the target area so as to increase circulation and improve flexibility. yin yoga which is a slow paced style of yoga with a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine (areas are especially rich in connective tissues)
Cessally has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and meditation for 10 years, she is a regular at Grace’s yoga classes.
As a mother of three children she is very aware of the pressures put on children and the increase in anxiety related problems children are facing today. So, she likes to offer some time for children to enjoy yoga & meditation while also discussing emotions in a fun and relaxed way, with no screens!
Cessally completed her training in ‘yoga and mindfulness for children’ with Special Yoga in London.
“I’m on the start of my yoga teaching journey after qualifying a 200-hour alignment based yoga in 2016.
I’ve practiced yoga for 10 years since the age of 16. I came into yoga at a low point in my life where I felt lost
and afraid of life, afraid to live. Yoga has helped me vanquish my demons and develop a deeper sense of peace
within myself. Throughout the years I have dipped in and out of many yoga forms in which I have pulled certain elements into
my teaching. I’m constantly evolving my understanding of yoga every time I step on the mat. I teach an ashtanga based
practice with a heavy focus on breath, alignment and progression. Ashtanga is a sequenced based practice which involves
taking five-ten breaths each pose.”