My offerings

Yoga Classes

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Events

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Retreats

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Ayurveda

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Yoga Classes

Yoga All Levels – This class moves at an accessible pace, waking up the body carefully. Therapeutic movement is combined with active sequences designed to infuse strength and stability into your body. Emphasis on breath and body awareness will allow benefit for anyone. Leave feeling grounded, relaxed and calm.

Yin Yoga – Yin Yoga focuses on stillness and surrender in a way that creates spaciousness and ease in the body. Floor poses are held for several minutes targeting fascia in the hips, lower spine and legs. Mindfulness is threaded through the class as a foundation for inner contemplation and meditation. All levels welcome.

Monday 10AM
All Levels (75 mins)
Red Kite Yoga, Spetchley

Monday 7:15PM
All Levels (75 mins)
Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga

Tuesday 9:30 AM
All Levels (60 mins)
Jubilee Hall, Blockley

Tuesday 4 PM
Yin (60 mins)
Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga

Wednesday 10AM
All levels (75 mins)
Red Kite Yoga, Spetchley

Sunday 5 PM
Yin & Meditation (90 mins)
Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga

Workshops & Events

Alex periodically offers courses, special extended classes as well as appearing at events such as festivals.

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Private Tuition

Alex has some availability to teach individuals, couples or small groups on a private basis. As Alex will tailor the tuition to meet individual requirements, anyone can gain benefit from private lessons.

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Teacher Training

LEVEL I: FUNDAMENTALS OF YIN YOGA (40 hrs) Cheltenham Training is full. Wait list available.

LEVEL II: DEVELOPING THE INNER LIFE (40 hrs)

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Retreats

Take yourself on an adventure of discovery while deepening your practice and exploring the world and other cultures.

The next retreat is: March 17 – 24, 2018 YOGA & NATURE eco-retreat at Tiskita Jungle Lodge in Costa Rica.

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AYURVEDA

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine both have their roots in Ayurveda and early Greek medicine also embraced many concepts originally described in the classical Ayurvedic medical texts dating back thousands of years.

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About Me

As a teacher, I am guided by the following values and principles:

– Inclusivity
– Safe practice
– Authenticity
– Self development
– Empowerment

I strive to provide a safe space for people to come and experience yoga at a level that is comfortable and suitable for them.

What students have shared…

“The very first session I had with Alex felt like a light going on.  Alex was discussing and guiding us in spiritual, physical and psychic energy, consciousness and integrity.  She is extremely sensitive to her students’ present needs and finds ways forwards.  This is what I had been seeking.

Though I know I am one of many of her students, I feel – and I know this feeling is shared by others – that she regards me as an individual with unique needs and intentions and that she thoughtfully supports each of us so.  She has introduced me to body intelligence and a deeply spiritual practice. Namaste.”

Colin Gillies

Toronto, Canada

“Working with Alex and learning about Ayurveda was an incredible journey for me. Not only did my symptoms of ten years disappear but my whole approach to the way I eat changed. Alex has a deep understanding of Ayurveda and a gift for communicating it brilliantly tailoring it for the individual. Her approach made sense to me and has changed my life for the better. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.”

Adam Godley

Los Angeles, USA

“Alex has taught me how to integrate Ayurvedic spices into my diet with great results. Along with taking her suggested supplements I have had my first illness-free winter for years.”

Simona D’Achille

London, England

“Alex is an excellent teacher.  She teaches with integrity and conviction. You can hear it in her voice and instructions.  I have practiced yoga at many different places with variety of different teachers, but no one has been able to make the connection with yoga the way Alex did for me.  She lays the foundation and then builds on it with each class.  You may not get why you are doing a certain move or series of moves at first but in a few classes you will feel the benefits and understand the logic. I can’t imagine my life without yoga and I credit this to Alex.”

Tulan Ma

Toronto, Canada

FAQs

What happens during a one to one session?

A one to one yoga session begins by focusing upon breath and yoga postures (asanas) that are suited to your current state of health and level of fitness.  You will eventually develop the confidence to continue your own home practice and have a life long love affair with yoga.

Can yoga get me fit?

Yoga is not about “fitness” per se. You are healthy when you are balanced and at ease. While physical health is a blessing and something you can coax and nourish we also need to pay attention to our mental and emotional health. As Sri Sri Ravi Shankar puts it, “Health is not a mere absence of disease.  It is a dynamic expression of life – in terms of how joyful, loving and enthusiastic you are.” Yoga is a path of introspection and connection, a journey into self-care and self-love which brings us back into the world more present, more attentive and more centred. If our practice does not help us connect better to ourselves, to our lives and to others, what is it worth?

Can yoga reduce my stress levels?

A few minutes of yoga and meditation during the day can be a great way to start to rid yourself of the physical and mental stresses that accumulate daily. Little and often is better than weeks with nothing followed by a great deal of activity.

Can yoga improve my flexibility?

A skilful, balanced yoga practice included into your regular routine can definitely help you gain a strong, supple body and a calm relaxed mind tempered by breath, concentration and awareness. Recovery and rest after effort grow resiliency in the body-mind.

Contact Alex

Contact Alex with any questions about yoga or class content by email or call (07486) 395640.

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