Yoga with Hazel is just online again (sob!)
Since lock down I have been teaching my classes online, over the summer this was from my canal boat Brian. The classes are streamed via Zoom and although nothing will replace face to face teaching I have been really enjoying it.
With lockdown and tier 3 restrictions unfortunately in-class yoga classes are not currently happening.
The classes are challenging but then also open to all levels. Offering lots of choices to suit you and to get the best out of the class. I often also theme my classes, focusing on different areas to release or requests from students.
Current class timetable:
Monday: Vinyasa Yoga, ONLINE only, 1830 - 1930
Friday: Yoga for men, ONLINE only, 0930 - 1030
Friday: Vinyasa Yoga, ONLINE only, 1730 - 1845
Bookings: Online classes
Class passes are available
I also offer private classes to small groups, corporates and one off events both online and in-person.
I have students who have regular 1-1 yoga sessions. This can be particularly helpful if you are new to yoga or with specific injuries or limitations. These can be booked throughout the week and are a great way to get a personalised approach or to ready yourself for group classes.
Vinyasa yoga is a yoga class with emphasis on alignment, breath and providing choices and options for students.
As a Chiropractor I apply my knowledge of the body to provide an informed class that is both challenging but also appropriate for all abilities and those with injuries.
The class starts with breath work, moving into flowing postures and ends with complete relaxation.
Yoga for Men
This class is a friendly, approachable but also challenging session suitable for beginners and those developing their practice. The class is specifically designed to cater for issues common for men such as tight hips and restricted low back.
I offer plenty of options so that you can choose to back off or take a more challenging posture and throughout the class there are cues to focus on the breath. The class is most similar to Vinyasa flow but it can vary from week to week and sometimes we have a theme to work into a particular area based on student requests. As a Chiropractor I ensure the class is a safe, embodied practice and I offer variations for those suffering with injuries.
The online class is open to all, not just men, but the hope is that this class will encourage more guys to get involved in yoga. The class is live streamed from a session with a group of men varying in age from 40-60+ who have been practising with me weekly for over a year. Unfortunately the in-person class is currently at capacity.
Do get in touch if you have any questions.
My journey to yoga has been perhaps slightly different to most as I began by teaching Body Balance whilst working as a fitness instructor in a gym, over fifteen years ago. It took me another ten years to start up practising yoga again and then I well truly caught the bug. What started back as a hobby, soon became a passion, which is now an integral part of me.
I was leading a busy life as a Chiropractor, treating patients and managing my business. During this time, the business had expanded, and I was also studying for an MBA. Although this period was successful, it was exceedingly stressful, my work-life balance was completely off kilter.
Over the past five years, I have been working to readdress this imbalance and get back to what is important. Yoga has been the means to make this happen and completing my 500-hour teacher training at Yogasara has been the most important step towards my new way of life. Alongside this, I have sold most of my belongings, started living on a canal boat and now work part time.
In my classes, I teach a Vinyasa flow style of yoga where I enjoy linking postures with the breath. The classes are taught in a kramic approach, where the movements are broken down for varying abilities. This allows the classes to be suitable for absolute beginners and those improvers, as well as anyone suffering from an injury. I utilise my Chiropractic knowledge in providing specific feedback to my students both with hands on facilitations and after class discussions.
I generally do not take myself too seriously and the classes are very relaxed and informal. The whole world of yoga can be a crazy and confusing place and I do believe that there really is a class for everyone.
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