The purpose of individual yoga tuition is to support you in developing, maintaining (or re-kindling) a regular home practice. The sessions are held in the spirit of 'the viniyoga of yoga', an approach to the specific application of yoga for individuals developed by TKV Desikachar. While this approach provides a fairly traditional framework for the… Continue reading Online or In Person – Yoga for You: 1:1 Yoga Sessions
During the corona virus pandemic I have put a lot of thought into Self Care. Unable to offer my usual array of therapeutic and nurturing massage and yoga sessions I have had to reflect deeply on what it is I offer, and how. So, in addition to standard 1:1 Yoga lessons, I have created this… Continue reading Restorative Yoga and Self Care Massage
A rose does not compare itself with the other roses, it just blooms! This month I am writing and teaching about the Niyama - five ideas from the Yoga Sutras that are about our personal habits. I think of them as a simple yogic model of self care and am almost a little amused to… Continue reading Blooming in Your Own Way (sauca samtosa)
Today I would like to share with you these words from Bob Sharples (an Australian psychologist and meditation teacher). He writes about 'meditation' but you could substitute this for 'yoga', 'relaxation' or even just 'practice'. Don’t meditate to fix yourself,to heal yourself,to improve yourself,to redeem yourself.Rather, do it as an act of love,of deep warm friendship… Continue reading Self Care Vs Self Improvement
Sundays 8.00-9.00pm, via Zoom, register here. Weekly online yoga class with Lucy Maresh. Practices are chosen to be accessible for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The focus is on yoga techniques for relaxation and efficient breathing. Sunday evening classes will continue throughout June on the theme of Niyama and are supported by a weekly newsletter containing video… Continue reading Online – Sunday Night Live – Self Care (Niyama)
Restriction can be unappealing, but whether we resist it or surrender to it, there is an opportunity to grow, to open or to move. I created this practice as a little exploration into boundaries and resistance.