Hatha classes are varied, fun and suitable for beginners. We open the practice by bringing attention to the breath and setting intent. We warm up with seated side bends, twists and core stability movements. Deepa then guides students through a more dynamic sequence of standing and balancing poses, before closing the practice with breath awareness (pranayama) and meditation.
There is a strong focus on the experiential aspect of the 'pose' - what works for one body type may not necessarily be the best way anatomically for another. There is an invitation to explore and get curious about how to make the pose work for the individual whilst still being able to experience the 'nectar' of the pose.
We work on releasing habitually tight areas of the body and strengthening weak areas, keeping in mind that all these parts are connected, and that tension on one part will have ripple-like effects further up or down.
Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga
I teach the Poppy Yoga approach. The bottomline goal of the Poppy approach is to:
- help pregnant people prepare emotionally and physically for birth
- help postpartum people adjust to their transformation with more ease and support
The principles of the Poppy Perinatal Yoga approach are to:
The combination of these principles can foster more physical and emotional ease in pregnancy, labor, and postpartum – no matter what birth plan or outcome. The integration of these 4 principles can help optimize internal conditions for better fetal positioning, reduced stress, improved digestion, increased comfort in pregnancy, more ease in labor and postpartum recovery, and a deeper bond between parent and baby.
Is Yoga for me?
Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; it is a practice for anybody as long as you are willing to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly.
Private Yoga Instruction / Massage / Reflexology / Pregnancy treatments
Please contact me to make an appointment.