One to One Yoga for Beginners.
Working in a one to one setting is a great way to start yoga, particularly if you are not that confident in a group class setting or if you want to know that you are working in the right way. The pace of lessons in yoga for beginners is set to a comfortable level for you. The content is introduced gradually and can be developed as your confidence grows. You don’t need to be flexible to start yoga or be able to sit quietly for hours, in this tradition I meet the student at the point they are at, so don’t worry if you have some or no experience at all. With in one to one lessons we will discuss the process of establishing a routine of practicing at home as well as the content of your practice, this will help support you both in terms of making time to practice and with how to practice.
After seeing an Osteopath about a long-standing shoulder pain caused by a disc problem in my neck, I was advised to take up Yoga. I contacted Beth having seen her details displayed in the Osteopath’s waiting room.
Aged 62, I had never tried Yoga before, but felt it might be useful to keep me generally more flexible as well as aid my shoulder problem. In the first of a short series of one to one sessions Beth worked out a personal yoga practice for me to work on at home in between sessions. These took me around 20 mins every day. By the end of the one to one sessions I definitely felt an overall improvement in flexibility and had no further recurrence of the shoulder problem. I now continue with the daily home practice routine, and have extend it to around 30-45 mins.
I would recommend Beth to anyone who wants to address a specific injury or just manage their overall flexibility as ageing takes its toll!Dave Livingstone
Group Yoga Classes for Beginners.
If you’d prefer to start yoga in a group class you can book into a yoga class instead of working individually. Some students choose to start off with individual lessons and then join a group class; others prefer a group environment right from the start. The main advantage of coming to a class is that it takes less motivation compared to practicing on your own at home. The class content will be a general practice so it won’t meet specific needs as individual lessons do,. I can, however, modify postures if something doesn’t feel appropriate. Yoga classes develop gradually and you will become familiar with some of the basic yoga movements and principles. If you are beginning yoga for therapeutic reasons and are interested in joining a group class please contact me to find out if group classes would right for you.
I’m in my 50’s and wanted to do something to improve my mobility and suppleness. I’d never tried Yoga before, but it appealed to me because it can be practised by all ages, and I was also interested in the meditative/relaxation benefits.
I’ve been attending Beth’s classes for the last 18 months, and have seen definite improvement in my suppleness and flexibility. I find the breathing techniques we’ve learned really calming and helpful to use during stressful times.
Beth’s classes are very relaxed, and each student works to his or her own level. She explains postures clearly, and readily adapts the postures for students with particular needs. Her love of yoga is evident in her teaching.
I would thoroughly recommend Beth’s classes to anyone who wants to improve their flexibility and mobility, along with finding that inner calm within.Gill Sheppard