I have been teaching yoga in Uckfield for 14 years and now I am running a 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/
My yoga journey began in 2012 as a result of suffering excruciating back pain for a number of months and was recommended to practice yoga daily as a means to alleviate it. It was Grace’s wise words all those years ago that led me to qualify as a yoga teacher in 2017 and I have remained passionate ever since. My new beginner’s class is targeted at people who were just like me, those that are led to yoga for a variety of reasons, who may feel that they are inflexible or slightly intimidated by the perceived images that the yoga industry seems to portray. My classes are for every shape and size of body! All that is required is an open mind and a willingness to explore parts of yourself that may feel dormant. My training is Mindful Hatha Yoga, which emphasizes being present and kind to yourself, as well as a focus of bringing together the mind, body and breath in unison.
This class is aimed at those who may believe they “can’t” but are willing to give it a try and reflect upon how it makes them feel afterwards. It is a gentle introduction into the practice of yoga, in a safe space where you can access a quiet of mind.I continue to be an avid student with the hopes of sharing the joy and peace that yoga has given to me by bringing it to you.
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.
Carine Roberts – Modified Pilates
Carine completed a Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) degree at King’s College London in 2004. She has since worked in Orthopaedics at the Horder Centre, Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation at Burrswood and Elderly Rehabilitation in the community setting for Uckfield Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre.She is a qualified Modified Pilates Instructor and has completed Matwork levels 1, 2 and 3 with APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute). She has been teaching Beginner and Intermediate Modified Pilates classes at Horder Healthcare Tunbridge Wells since September 2016. Carine enjoys a holistic and functional approach to rehabilitation, educating her patients about good posture, exercise and self-management.
This is an informal, relaxed class to help you understand how to meditate and encourage you to keep going! Jane has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and was trained by The Brahmrishi Mission to teach mantra meditation. Beginners and experienced meditators alike are welcome to join this friendly, supportive class.
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.
“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.