Yoga Lessons and Strength & Tone Exercise
Zoom Live Stream, Individuals, couples, groups & corporate/workplace
The Five Points of Yoga
Positive thinking and meditation
Beginners & Seniors Yoga
This is the place to start and is perfect for complete beginners or for anyone looking to renew their practice with a step-by-step introduction. This class can be taken using a chair. See Wednesday mornings' class
We will take the approach of developing strength, flexibility, good breathing habits, relaxation & concentration. Learn how to come in and out of the postures in a safe and methodical way and how to maximize the benefit of the postures.
Warm up - neck & shoulder exercises and learning the Sun Salutation sequence- moving, warming and preparing the body for the asanas
Yoga postures (Asanas) - traditional Sivananda Hatha Yoga based on the '12 basic postures'
Apart from the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that Sivananda yoga naturally brings about when practiced regularly, you will have enough knowledge and understanding of the sequence to establish a home practice to fit into your daily life.
Improvers & Intermediate Yoga
If you have yoga experience or attended beginners’ classes; an understanding of breath principals and asana postures then these classes will suit you. We will explore and refine the Sun Salutation and each asana pose. After warming up with the Sun Salutation sequence, the focus is on the twelve basic postures.
We will also introduce Kapalabhati and Anuloma Viloma Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing) postures then these classes will suit you.
Kapalabhati - "shining skull" - a pranayama exercise (or Kriya) purifies and strengthens lungs & capacity. Forceful exhalations expel the old, used air (carbon dioxide) out of the lungs, making space for fresh air enriched with oxygen. In this way, the entire respiratory system is cleansed. It is a wonderfully vitalising exercise.
Anuloma Viloma Pranayama (alternate nostril breathing)- an excellent breathing technique to calm and center the mind bringing balance to the flow of energy, which in turn helps release stress in the mind and body effectively thereby relaxing it.
Suitable if you have or previously had an established practice and a good understanding of a range of asana postures, breath, and alignment principles then these classes will suit you. These classes will have a mix of intermediate and more experienced techniques, modifications and variations, including longer holds in postures and we will discover different options to suit your level of requirements.
We will explore asana variations, pranayama & kapalabhati, relaxation and meditation techniques. We can also look at lifestyle, diet and nutrition.
Workplace/Corporate Yoga & Mindfulness
As more and more people discover the benefits of yoga, the 5,000-year-old practice is increasingly finding its way into the workplace.
Whether you’re booking a one-off session, a weekly schedule or a workshop we can deliver a well-being programme that meets your requirements. Just half an hour of Yoga during the working day will produce positive results and benefits to employees and employers and any workplace that functions harmoniously is likely to be more productive.
After a short period of a regular programme, you will experience positive results.
As numbers of sick days increase, cases of depression and anxiety rise, there’s never been a more pertinent time to invest in employee well-being. This can be significantly reduced with bespoke tailor-made solutions designed to address the aches, pains, stresses and strains of daily life in the workplace.
Reduced Back Pain Less Absenteeism, Less Hostility and Aggression
One of the main reasons many people take up yoga is back pain, which is one of the most common workplace complaints. Stress in the workplace can diminish performance and lead to adverse physical well-being, including back pain, hip pain, neck and shoulder pain from tension and also carpal tunnel syndrome.
Zoom Live Stream Classes
Yoga, Meditation and Strength n Tone
Practice guided yoga and meditation classes from the comfort of your own home. There’s an option for every level, whether you’re a total beginner or seasoned yogi.
Join one of our live streamed classes to suit time zones around the world!
It’s like having a teacher in your living room every day.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We are delighted you can join us, and want to make this a safe place to practice. Just like we do in face to face class environment we would also like to keep offering modifications & variations that are more challenging but not necessarily suitable for everyone. Please keep yourself safe and free from distractions – you have the responsibility to look after your own health and wellbeing. Rest whenever you need to! Please listen to my voice, more than looking at the screen to keep your spine in good alignment and free from injury.
Email us beforehand if you are new to the practice, are pregnant, or if you have any questions around injuries and health conditions.
Please unmute yourself and say hello after class if you wish :).
We welcome any feedback or questions – please email me.
The video might freeze, and audio might stop or lag momentarily. Often this resolves after a few moments. Otherwise leave the meeting and join back in.
Just as a little disclaimer, please note that by participating in these classes you agree that you do so at your own risk, and assume all risk of injury to yourself. You agree to release me of any claims or causes of action known or unknown arising out of these sessions.
With many years’ experience in her personal health & fitness regime, Vimala discovered her strength and passion in yoga a few years ago. She spent six months in, South India, taking Yoga Teacher Training Courses to senior level (TTC1) and Advance Te.acCourse (ATTC) Vimala, shares her wisdom, knowledge & passion in the hope you will find the physical & mental benefits she has found in her training, teaching and her own practice of Yoga.
With a wealth of experience in yoga, including, meditation, mindfulness, breathing techniques and more recently, the passive practice of Yin Yoga, she is sure to be able to help you with your quest towards a happier and healthier self.
If you would like to join one of her classes, which cater for all age groups and abilities, or would like to engage her privately, she will dedicate herself to your wellbeing. In addition, 1:1 sessions are a great introduction or for those not yet wanting a group environment and an appropriate venue will be discussed with you, for example, your home, or workplace maybe. Vimala will guide you through every step of your journey, individually or with friends, colleagues and also in a class environment.
Vimala dedicates herself to yoga approaching each class, group and individual with enthusiasm, compassion and passion for yoga, health, fitness and people.
Vimala has what it takes to be an ‘excellent yoga teacher’, guide, share and teach a creative gift you will discover to have wonderful, health benefits for body and mind.
Her training in India taught her far more than postures!
For more information contact her via her website, phone, email or social media.
Start your journey here……
Sivananda Hatha Yoga
What makes this practice special? It is a classical yoga, which takes the holistic approach:
"Yoga shows us how to strengthen and harmonise the body, the mind and the soul, so that we can achieve our goal of a healthy body, a balanced mind and inner peace. Yoga helps remove inner obstacles and gives us the fortitude to stay cool, calm and collected when confronted with the everyday challenges of modern life. Sivananda Yoga – the way to physical and mental wellbeing."
Yin Yoga: I am a Yin Yoga instructor with 70 hours certification Level I & Level II under professional coach Sarah Lo
Yin yoga stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas. It also helps us to regulate the body's flow of energy.
"Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realise"