Welcome, I’m Sarah, a yoga teacher based in Southampton. I’ve been practising yoga for about 5 years and teaching for a couple of months now. I’m so excited to be able to share my passion for all things yoga with the world through my teaching.
I teach predominantly Yin Yoga, but I also run Vinyasa and Restorative classes. Each of my classes are based around a theme, linking our yoga practice with our day-to-day lives, as I think it’s really important to be able to take what we do on the mat and incorporate it how we interact in the world.
Yin yoga has always held a very special place in my heart, as it was the first style of yoga I really fell in love with. On a solo trip to an island off Bali, I decided I wanted to spend some time nourishing myself, and researched yoga classes on the island. At this point I’d only have dabbled in the odd yoga class here and there, and had only tried Vinyasa style classes. All I could find on the small island was ‘Yin Yoga’, which I’d never heard of. I went along, fell in love, and the rest is history.
For me, one of the most important tools that yoga can provide us with is balance, and Yin yoga particularly is a great way to cultivate balance in the mind, and the body. We spend so much of our lives rushing around – it’s so important to take some time out from our stressful lives for some self-care and relaxation, and Yin yoga can offer you this, plus so much more.
Some of the many benefits of Yin yoga include:
- Calms and balances the mind and body
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Increases circulation
- Improves flexibility
- Releases fascia and improves joint mobility
- Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana
- Deeper relaxation
- Helps with TMJ and migraines
So come along and join me for some mindful meditation, and some hints and tips on how to incorporate your yoga practice into your daily life.