During class you will be encouraged to listen to body and mind, to trust yourself and explore your capabilities. The emphasis is all about letting go, understanding and self-development; with a focus on using the power of your breath to help yourself and unlock your potential.
From the moment you walk in the door, you can leave behind all the pressures, responsibilities, strains, worries and chaos that might dominate your life. For an hour and a half, it’s my pleasure to take care of you – in a place of stillness and a few laughs too.
But yoga isn’t just about what happens on your mat in a class, once a week . It’s about how you live your life and I offer ideas for you to try if you want to.
I walked into my first yoga class when I was 18. I wish I could say I arrived there by intention and purpose but the truth is I was just a bit lost.
I was searching for a way to quieten the washing machine thoughts that were exhausting me. I had no idea what yoga was or what happened in a class but by chance, or perhaps serendipity, I found an amazing teacher and I still use techniques that she taught me, today. In fact, she now comes to one of my classes!
With hindsight, I can see I was suffering with anxiety and depression and yoga gave me a sense of peace and purpose. And that is what I want to share with you.
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So, Why ‘Exhale’?
Learning how to exhale in my very first yoga class 25 years ago was the first real respite from mental illness I experienced. It continues to be my barometer, my pause button, and my reset when I need it.
Exhalation is universal and we can all use it without any reference to our shape, health, fitness, ability, colour, sex, or whatever other tick box you sometimes have to choose. Learn how to use it and you’ll never look back.
About The Simple Life
My other passion (obsession) is decluttering and organising.
When I was five or six, I used to stay with my Granny and Grandpa in the school holidays. My favourite thing to do was organise their kitchen or polish their beautiful canteen of silver cutlery while Granny told me stories about India and the West Indies.
My quiet Grandpa had the most wonderful garage with jars of screws, useful bits, and tools. He could immediately lay his hands on whatever was needed to fix something. And the freezer! A huge chest freezer with two large blankets over the top, a pair of woolly gloves hung to the side for cold hands, and inside were boxes of fruit, stock, bread, vegetables from the garden, meat, all sorts – perfectly labelled and instantly find-able.
I thrive on helping people create a more simple life, using yogic concepts to help you decide what is really important and how to let go of objects that no longer serve you.
It is all done with kindness and compassion and a whole heap of enthusiasm – you won’t believe how much you’ll enjoy the process. The truth is that I really enjoy the process, and really only started doing this for other people because I ran out of things to sort in my own home. Check out the Simple Life page for more information.
If you’re interested in yoga, want to try a class or need help with simplifying your life, get in touch!
Exhale: for your yoga and your life.
You can pick and mix any of the services or products on Exhale.
Vouchers are made to order so get in touch and I’ll put a bespoke voucher together for you.
All vouchers are sent with a blank envelope for you to use.
If you’re in a rush, get in touch as I can sometimes work miracles.