Videos

Still from Slow Flow for Energy class on EkhartYoga

NEW: Slow Flow for Energy

Flow… Have you tried my most recent class on EkhartYoga? This anytime flow is ideal for when you want to get your energy moving. Props aren’t essential, but if you like to use blocks to bring the floor up to yo, then you can have to hand a couple of bricks and a block to…

Restoring Flow

Restoring yoga to soothe your nervous system Have you tried my Restoring Flow class on EkhartYoga? Join me for a relaxing, flowing, low to the ground practice with a couple of supported postures included for good measure. This is perfect for when you want to slow down but still crave a little bit of movement.…

NEW! Go with the Flow Yin – my latest class on EkhartYoga

Go with the Flow Yin is my latest class available on EkhartYoga. Svadhishthana – the Sacral Chakra – linked to the Water element, is located in the lower abdomen near the sacrum. This chakra is associated with our ability to go with the flow, our self worth, creativity, and ability to express ourselves freely –…

NEW! Join me on Substack

I’m on Substack! In March this year I moved my newsletter over from Mailchimp to Substack. If you’re currently subscribed to my newsletter, you’ll already have been regularly hearing from me at Slow Living in the Big City on Substack. Why move to a new newsletter platform? Being on Substack allows me to offer you…

Kick Off 2023 with Feel-Good Yoga!

Launching on Monday 2nd January on EkhartYoga is the Feel-Good Yoga Challenge. Sign-up to enjoy daily 30-minute yoga practices throughout January. Esther Ekhart, the rest of the teaching team and I have joined forces to offer you classes to lift your mood and honour your body’s craving for movement to help you get your 2023…

Get Grounded Yin on EkhartYoga – new online class

My sixth class with EkhartYoga has been released. Muladhara – the Root Chakra – is associated with our basic needs of survival, security and safety and defines our sense of self. In this class I guide you through a grounding Root Chakra Yin practice to help you return to your place of inner knowing and…

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…

Yin Yoga: Half Saddle Pose

If the full version of Saddle Pose feels too much then give Half Saddle a try. Like the full version, Half Saddle can also be a satisfying stretch for the quads and hip flexors. This pose also provides a gentle opening of the front body, a release for the upper back as well as extension…

Yin Yoga: Square Pose

    {WATCH} Yin Yoga – Square Pose. In this short video, filmed at Evolve Wellness Centre in South Kensington, I show you a couple of propping options to try when practising Square Pose. In this deep hip opening pose, typically, a sensation of intensity / deep stretch is felt around the hips, glutes and…

Yin Yoga: Dragonfly Pose

{WATCH} In this short video filmed at Embody Wellness I show you a few propping options and suggestions for Dragonfly pose. Yin yoga provides us with the opportunity to let go of striving so bear in mind that we are not striving for an end goal of uber-flexibility. Instead, aim for the variation of the…

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…

Want to Improve Hamstring and Adductor Flexibility? Try this

{WATCH} In this short video filmed at Create Pilates in Wimbledon, I show you how to do Prasarita Padottonasana (A). When practised with care and consideration this pose is strengthening for the legs and feet – it can improve hamstring and adductor flexibility and can also help develop awareness of how to protect your lower back…

Undo Knots in the Upper Body with Thread the Needle Pose

{WATCH} In this short video filmed at Create Pilates in Wimbledon, I show you how to do Thread the Needle Pose. Thread the Needle can provide a satisfying stretch through the chest and shoulders. Also, the gentle twisting motion can help stretch the muscles in the lower back and release tension in the upper back…

Pain in the Neck? Try this

{WATCH} SEATED NECK RELEASE Do you suffer with a tight or sore neck? We can often hold tension in the neck (as well as the shoulders and upper back) due to stress and the dreaded ‘computer/mobile phone posture’, among other activities. In this short video, filmed at reCentre Health in Balham, I show you how…

Weighting: Legs Up the Wall – Restorative Yoga for Anxiety

Weighting: Legs Up the Wall In this short video, filmed at Embody Wellness, I am using a bolster on my feet for weighting. If you have access to sandbags you can use those, but I have also practised this with the aid of blankets and blocks. We practised this version of Legs Up the Wall…

Yin Yoga for Runners: Reclining Leg Stretch

In this short video filmed at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall, I show you how to do one of the poses I found helpful during my training for the Brighton Half Marathon a couple of years ago. (TIP – Do you have a tendency to hyperextend your knees? I do. To avoid this, you will see…

Supported Bridge into Supported Shoulderstand

This is one of the restorative poses we regularly practice during the second half of SLOW FLOW YOGA – Mondays 6.30-7.30pm reCentre Health in Balham. In this short video filmed at reCentre I show you how to do this restorative inversion with the aid of a bolster and a yoga belt. Here, the sacrum (directly below…

Wall Yin: Eye of the Needle

    In this short video filmed at Evolve Wellness Centre in South Kensington I show you how to do Wall Eye of the Needle. If you are in London I teach a weekly Yin Yoga class here on Wednesdays 6-7.15pm This version of Eye of the Needle is great if you have trouble keeping…

Yin Yoga for the Spring Season

Yin Yoga – Wednesdays 6-7.15pm at Evolve Wellness Centre As well as Monday 9.30am Yoga Flow, I am now teaching a Wednesday evening Yin class at Evolve in South Kensington. In class we’ve been practising yin poses to stimulate the liver and gallbladder meridians. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) these meridians are connected to the…

How to do Supported Swan Pose – Yin Yoga

  In this video filmed at Embody Wellness, I show you my favourite variation of Swan Pose to teach (and in my own practice to do post-run or after a lot of sitting). Swan is a deep hip opener with strong external rotation of the front hip, as well as a good stretch for the…

Mobilise the Spine with Sufi Grinding (Spinal Rotations)

    This Kundalini practice is calming and meditative and a lovely way to mobilise the spine. In this video, filmed at reCentre Health in Balham, I show you how to practice Sufi Grinding. 1. Sit in easy pose and place your hands on your knees. (NB – this can also be practised seated on…