Yin Yoga

NEW: Rest + Restore – in-person, monthly

Next date: 8th September 2023 Join me on the first Friday of each month at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall for Rest + Restore, 90-minutes of contemplative practices to regulate your nervous system and restore your equilibrium. Grounded in restorative yoga, this special in-person monthly class also incorporates yin, breathing practices, meditation and guided relaxation. You’ll leave feeling rested,…

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…

Summer Health for the Heart & Small Intestine

The pair of organs associated with the Summer in Chinese Medicine are the Heart and Small Intestine and the element is Fire. The Heart (yin organ) is the ‘supreme monarch’ and is supported by three other organs associated with Fire: the Pericardium, the Small Intestine, and the Triple Heater, (with the Small Intestine being the…

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…

Spring Yin & Yang Organs

The pair of organs associated with the Spring (Wood) season are the Liver and Gallbladder. The Liver (yin) is the body’s main organ of detoxification and is very important in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), being described as ‘the General’. Energetically the Liver is in charge of the smooth flow of Qi (energy) through the body,…

A NEW SEASON OF 3-HOUR WORKSHOPS IN BRIXTON

JOYFUL & OPEN: A YIN & YOGA NIDRA WORSHOP Saturday 19th October 2019 | 2.00pm to 5.00pm | £35 / £30 concession Venue: Yoga Point, Brixton A portion of the proceeds from this workshop will be donated to local charity Brixton Soup Kitchen. Starting with this Autumn Yin & Yoga Nidra workshop I will be…

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…

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…

Winter Yin Yoga: Saddle Pose

In this short video filmed at Embody Wellness in Vauxhall I am showing you Saddle Pose. On an energetic level this yin posture stimulates the Kidney and Urinary Bladder meridians – associated with the Winter season – and also the Spleen and Stomach lines. Here I’m using a bolster propped up on two blocks to…

Autumn Yin to Rebalance

In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Autumn represents the Metal element, which is related to the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians (located in the upper body, shoulders, arms, torso). Imbalanced Metal Chi or Qi (energy) in the lungs and large intestine can manifest as allergies, colds, low immunity and an inability to express emotions, particularly sadness.…

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…

Wall Yin: Squat

{WATCH} In this short video filmed at Evolve Wellness Centre in South Kensington I show you how to do a yin Wall Squat. This is one of my favourites for stretching the hips and easing lower back tightness. If sitting in a squat feels tricky for you, give this version a try. – Start by…

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…

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…

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…

New Year Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Gong Bath Workshop

Saturday 7th January 2017 – 6.45-8.45pm at Embody Wellness Realign with your deepest self in this New Year workshop with Patricia Carlota and I – 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…

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…

What is Yin Yoga?

*Update* – From 22nd March 2017 I am teaching a weekly Yin Yoga class at  Evolve Wellness in South Kensington – Wednesdays 6-7.15pm. Come along to slow down and find some stillness.  The word ‘yin’ comes from the Chinese philosophy of Taoism, where all is composed of the complementary elements of yin and yang. While…