Events

The Rest Sessions: Be Restored

Sunday 22nd May 2-4pm at Embody Wellness, Vauxhall “The clue is in the name – RESTorative yoga is excellent for facilitating proper rest and relaxation in both body and mind. Restorative yoga is a receptive practice where you are supported and held – how many of us could deeply benefit from more of that?”  (excerpt…

Rest + Calm Book: IG Live with Tracee Stanley & Paula Hines

My new book Rest + Calm: Gentle yoga and mindful practices to nurture and restore yourself (Green Tree, Bloomsbury) is being published in the USA on 3rd May 2022. To celebrate its US publication please join Tracee Stanley (author of Radiant Rest) and I for an Instagram Live on Monday 2nd May at 9am MDT/11am EST…

Restore Yourself on EkhartYoga – new online class

My fifth class with EkhartYoga has been released. Release tension and stress in both your body and mind as you enjoy the experience of allowing your body to be completely supported by your props. This class is a nurturing restorative practice, ideal for when you are in need of some restoration. To practice with me at…

The Rest Sessions: A Rest + Calm Mini-Retreat

(Photo copyright Henry Hunt/Bloomsbury Publishing PLC) Saturday 23rd April 2-4.15 pm at Yoga on the Lane in Dalston Join me for an afternoon of contemplative practices designed to help bring you back home to yourself. Grounded in restorative yoga, and including meditation, guided relaxation and (optional) journaling, The Rest Sessions are a culmination of my…

Joyful & Open: A Late Autumn Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop

Saturday 10 November | 2.00pm to 4.00pm | £25 Join me for this upcoming seasonal workshop at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall. In Chinese Medicine there are Five Elements that are central to nature’s cycles and are reflected in the cycles of our bodies. They are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, and each element is connected…

Weighting: Savasana – Restorative Yoga for Anxiety

{WATCH} RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION – WEIGHTING THE BODY Did you know that weighting poses has the capacity to be soothing for people with depression or lethargy, while for those with anxiety it can feel grounding? I first came across this during my first training with Judith Hanson Lasater in 2012. I have…

WORKSHOP: Restorative Yoga for Anxiety

Saturday 27th May | 2pm to 4pm | Embody Wellness Widespread research has shown that relaxation practices such as restorative yoga have numerous benefits including the ability to lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Related to this, restorative yoga also facilitates mindful awareness of the body which plays a part in our resilience to…

Winter Solstice Gong Bath & Yoga Nidra

Sunday 18th December 2-4pm at reCentre Health, Balham Join us for this special Winter Solstice workshop – an afternoon of soothing sounds and complete relaxation for the mind and body The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year as we transition from Autumn to Winter and is a time for reflection and rebalancing…

Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Gong Bath Evening

NEW WORKSHOP at Embody Wellness – Saturday 19th November 6.30-8.30pm Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Gong Bath Workshop Join Gong Practitioner Patricia Carlota and I for an evening of deep relaxation for both body and mind. Yin Yoga is a deep, meditative practice that activates the parasympathetic nervous system (calming the body’s fight/flight response). Physically the…

See you at the OM Yoga Show this Month

FREE Flow & Restore Class at the Yoga Show – Sat 22nd Oct 4.30-5pm This year I will be teaching at the OM Yoga Show for the first time. If you’re coming along to Show this year, then come and wind down from your busy Saturday at Alexandra Palace with my FREE Flow & Restore class at the ‘Hero…

NEW Monthly Gong Bath & Yoga Nidra Workshops

  Sundays 2-4pm at reCentre, Balham – from September 18th Join us for an afternoon of soothing sounds and complete relaxation for the mind and body. The first part of this workshop is a Yoga Nidra session led by me. Yoga Nidra (‘Yogic Sleep’) is a guided meditation that will bring you to the edge…

NEW WORKSHOP: Summer Solstice Yin Yoga

Saturday 18th June 2016 1.45-3.45pm at Embody Wellness, Vauxhall The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and also marks the first day of (astronomical) Summer, the Fire season. The heat and energy of fire can energise, encouraging us to live life to the full, but it can also consume, bringing out our…

2016 Yoga Retreat Calendar

Relax and Restore Retreats at Florence House (Re)Treat Yourself in 2016! I’m looking forward to teaching on three more weekend retreats with Sally Parkes Yoga this year at the stunning Florence House. Our first Relax and Restore weekend retreat of 2016 is 18th-20th March. This retreat at Florence House in Seaford in East Sussex is…

Detox Yin Yoga at Home

Stimulate your gallbladder, liver and kidney meridians with Butterfly Pose. Thank You to Everyone who came along to my New Year Detox Yin Yoga Workshop where we practised yin poses to stimulate the liver and gallbladder meridians. If you weren’t able to be there, here is a pose you can try at home. According to…

Recharge with Restorative Yoga

Relax & Restore Restorative Yoga Workshop – 22nd November 2-4pm at Embody Wellness Give Yourself Permission to Relax Join me for this calming and nourishing workshop which will introduce you to the principles and many benefits of Restorative Yoga. As we shift into Winter, the yin season, the emphasis of our practice will be to…

Relax & Restore Winter Retreat

Relax & Restore Winter Retreat 13th-15th November 2015 Our regular retreat at Florence House in Seaford in East Sussex is a wonderful blend of Dynamic, Hatha and Restorative Yoga and Pilates. Facilitated by Sally Parkes and I, this retreat focuses on re-balancing both the body and mind. Classes are suitable for all abilities as well…

Stretch into Stillness – Yin Yoga for a Calm Mind & Healthy Body

Stretch into Stillness Workshop – Yin Yoga for a Calm Mind & Healthy Body Sunday 4th October 11am-1pm at Pop Brixton A Huge Thank You to Everyone who came along to my Introduction to Yin Yoga Workshop at Embody Wellness at the end of August. I’m excited to be teaching my next Yin Yoga workshop…

Workshop: Introduction to Yin Yoga

Saturday 29th August 2015 3-5pm at Embody Wellness If you missed my last Introduction to Yin Yoga workshop at Easter, I am teaching this workshop again at Embody Wellness this August. Yin Yoga is a quiet, meditative, floor-based practice where poses are held for several minutes. It is about softening and staying. In this workshop…

Spanish September Sun

Relax and Restore Spain Retreat with Sally Parkes Yoga 5-11th September Join Sally Parkes and I in Andalusia for a week of yoga, Pilates, relaxation and delicious food. Set in the beautiful Andalusian countryside with panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada and in an area of outstanding beauty and ecological diversity, this retreat offers a…

Get Your Om Back

#getyouromback 31 Day Yoga Challenge from Sweaty Betty. Sweaty Betty’s 31 Day Instagram Challenge involves practising one pose each day (a different post for each day of July). I think this is a great way to start building a home yoga practice! My philosophy behind U Can Yoga from day one has been and remains…

Spring Beginners Yoga Course at Embody Wellness starts in March

Sundays from 22nd March-26th April 2015 2.30-3.45pm Embody’s yoga foundation courses are an excellent way to learn the basic principles of yoga and gain an appreciation of its many benefits. Running on Sunday afternoons for 6 consecutive weeks, this beginners course is a great way to introduce yourself to the practice of Yoga. Over the…