With the recent boom of online yoga, yoga classes and teachers are now being Zoomed worldwide. There's a plethora of You Tube tutorials, 'how to' guidebooks, 'do it this way' blog posts, Facebook and Insta LIVEs available 24/7.
So, how do you find a yoga teacher and class? From personal experience I would answer, do your research, try a few, ask trusted friends, then make a decision based on what is accessible and feels right to you at that time. To learn more about my yoga classes & style, please read on;
About the class vibe...
Like doing yoga at home with global friends & family, fellow surfers, and other fun people. I draw on personal practice and life experiences. I like to create classes which flow, that are energising, fun, relaxing - with a sprinkling of spirituality. I teach intuitively, asking people to feel their way through a class. Working with cushions, blocks and blankets. Often including short meditations, guided visualisations, favourite readings, aromatherapy oils and music.
Who are the classes for?
Classes are accessible to all and can be adapted and enjoyed by all ages, levels and languages. Beginners and Intermediates will be guided through a class mindfully, with simple instructions given to ensure people are safely in and benefiting from, each pose. It’s a privilege to guide someone through their first yoga class. Advanced students and yoga teachers are also welcome.
Teachers and training
In 2014, a friend introduced me to 'Yoga With Adriene'. I love her playful style and the simplicity of her classes. Her You Tube videos have been a huge part of my personal yoga practice and continue to offer plentiful teaching ideas. In 2019, I completed a 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow Teaching Training with American-based yoga school, YogaWorks. A blend of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and the teachings of Desikachar. Led by Alicia Cheung and Oliver Reinsch of Samdhana Yoga, strong and experienced teachers. I now see how much I benefited from and needed their discipline, structure and years of teaching experience.
Yoga and surf, surf and yoga
Yoga helps surfing. Surfing helps yoga. They are connected. Both inspire strength, balance and flexibility. I love how the yoga mat is a constant, whilst the ocean is ever-changing. Here in Taghazout Bay, classes focus on the muscles used whilst surfing, and finding balance physically, mentally and spiritually. A relaxed mind makes for a great surf session! A typical surf-centric class includes energising sun salutations, hip openers, arm balances, shoulder, neck and back stretches, core work, and a lovely relaxing Savasana. Some days we stay low on the mat and enjoy a restorative yin style class. Other days, a more active, energising yoga class will leave you feeling stronger and ready for your surfing days ahead.
Thank you for reading. If that sounds like your cup of tea, please do get in touch.