Did you know?
"Asana" means 'yoga posture' in Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the language the original yogis were using thousands of years ago, and it's still used in classes today. All the yoga asanas will have a Sanskrit name. Of course, yoga is about much more than just the postures - it encompasses breath-work, mediation; all sorts of good stuff. My teaching aims to explore how asana fits in with all the other things that yoga is about.
Hi, I'm Em.
I've been a lover of yoga for over 10 years. A keen runner, swimmer and occasional triathlete, I started yoga to help with sports rehabilitation, but quickly found it beneficial to deal with the stresses and strains of a busy office job (as well as for life's challenges in general!).
I enrolled in the Triyoga 350-hour teacher training diploma in 2017, keen to share my love of yoga with others.
My yoga is an alignment-based hatha yoga, which focusses on both strength and flexibility. I incorporate simple breath and meditation techniques into classes as I have found these to be beneficial for the yoga asanas (postures), and really useful off the mat too.
Come and join me!
Develop your yoga
If you are interested in private yoga lessons, either on your own or with friends, please get in touch, I'd love to work with you.
Private lessons can focus on specific goals, or injury prevention. They can be tailored to a duration, time and location to suit you
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
At Studio Kooks
The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, BR3 1SY
I run 5 week beginners courses; an ideal way to start a yoga practice. The course builds week by week and you'll learn the fundamentals of many yoga postures, as well as simple breath and meditation techniques.
For more information and to join a mailing list for the next course, please get in touch.
For more information about me or my classes, or to join my mailing list, please drop me an email.
TUESDAY EVENING SLOW FLOW
Online, via Zoom
In my open level class, we flow slowly through poses focussing on alignment to build both strength and flexibility. Breath-work and meditation techniques are also incorporated into class. This class is an open level class, and beginner friendly; so all are welcome.
Classes cost £7.50 per household, with discounts available for Key Workers and those who work in the Performing Arts (get in touch for more details).
Booking is available for the rest of 2021 - make sure you are booked in at least 3 hours before class.
I'M NOT FLEXIBLE ENOUGH FOR YOGA, AM I?
Of course you are! Actually, how flexible you are is based on your anatomy and physiology (including how much collagen and elastin is in your cells). Yoga asana might encourage your body to be stronger and more flexible, but it doesn't matter how strong or flexible you naturally are. Yoga is for everybody and every body.
I AM NEW, I HAVE AN INJURY OR I'M PREGNANT, CAN I STILL JOIN YOUR CLASSES?
Yoga is often very beneficial if you have an injury, or a medical condition. You should always consult your doctor or other medical professional before starting a new exercise, and don't forget to mention your injury or condition at the start of class. Of course, we can always talk privately if you prefer.
If you have never practiced with me, I will need to get you to complete a pre-exercise questionnaire before your first class.
WHAT SHOULD I EAT BEFORE CLASS?
I would try not to come to class on a full stomach, but make sure you have eaten a couple of hours before so you have lots of energy. I recommend you have a snack after class, and make sure you have water with you.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR YOGA?
Anything loose and comfortable will be fine. You definitely don't need the newest brand of yoga leggings, but you can always wear them too if you'd like! You might want an extra layer and some socks for the end of class as we cool down.
HOW DO I PAY FOR CLASSES?
For online classes, you can book through the button and pay with a credit or debit card. If you are a key worker, or work in the performing arts, discounts are available so please get in touch!
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE?
Make sure you have a quiet place to practice your yoga and a bit of space around your yoga mat. Make sure you drink water before, during and after class! If you have any yoga props, have those handy - but don't worry if you don't have any because we can use cushions or a thick book as a block, and a dressing gown cord or scarf works well as a yoga strap.