Yoga

Private Yoga

Originally, yoga was taught by one teacher directly to one student. The teachers understood the importance of individualizing each yoga experience to meet the needs of that particular student. Today, a private session allows for a more intimate view into your practice. You can start a new practice, deepen your practice or spend some time working with an injury or condition. When you work with a teacher in a one on one situation, the teacher is able to help you experience the benefits of yoga in a safe, personal way. These lessons are an invaluable tool for all students, no matter your level and experience. The lessons provide the perfect setting and opportunity to address your goals and work on any areas of interest that you have. These sessions help you to deepen your practice or even start a new practice, gain confidence, answer questions, and provide guidance, all while being tailored to your personal needs.

Common areas of focus

  • Creating a practice for your individual body type, taking into account your strengths and weaknesses and any prior injuries you may have.
  • Setting up a dedicated yoga space in your home where you will be excited to practice.
  • Setting goals for personal growth in your asana as well as other areas of your life; spiritual practices and healthy life choices.

Webcam (Skype or Zoom) Yoga Sessions

You don’t need to live near me to experience the benefits of a private yoga session!  As long as you have an internet connection, you can be anywhere.  Using a video program such as Skype or Zoom I offer private yoga sessions to suit your needs and level.  Your first session begins with a 20-minute free consultation to get your camera and mat set up, we will have 10 minutes mat and camera set up for every other session thereafter.  We will have had an initial free 30-45 minute consultation to discuss your individual needs and goals for your practice.  Following your initial consultation, each 1-hour session will be tailored to your practice so you will receive all the benefits of personalised private yoga sessions in the comfort and privacy of your own home. If you would like to practice longer than an hour, please ask! I am happy to help.

Corporate Yoga/Yoga at Work

We all know that the workday can be difficult. Whether it be a commute in or deadline pressures. This is why more and more companies are introducing yoga for their employees. This keeps their people smiling and happy, with an increased ability to relax and enjoy life and work more effectively.

I am a Harrogate based yoga teacher and I aim to bring mindfulness, breathing practice, and yoga classes to you, when and where you need them most: at work. This can be in 30 minute sessions focusing on stretching out the hips and shoulders, the most commonly tight areas for desk-bound workers, or 1 hour long sessions focusing on stretching those areas out but incorporating breathing and stronger asanas (postures). Here is an article that relates to this. I have been teaching and practising for over 10 years. A few things said about my lessons and myself:

‘Sarah’s a great teacher: we all had different reasons to want to start yoga at work and we’re all getting lots out of it. The team feels fitter and healthier and there is no better way to start the day than with a yoga workout and a bit of a laugh.’  Nicole, Magpie

‘Sarah is such a great blend of humour and support. I love her style of yoga. She is enthusiastic, energetic and kind. She encourages me to find my strength and keep going but to always listen to my own body.  I highly recommend Sarah to anyone interested in yoga or fitness (and having fun with it!)’   Susie

‘Sarah has been teaching me some stretches that have been working so well for me. Not only in working alongside my Muay Thai (for increased flexibility and mobility) but general ‘day-to-day’ stuff.
My hips, lower back, groin, glutes are more relaxed than they have been for a long long time! Thoroughly enjoying your classes, thanks again!’ Phil M

Yoga and mindfulness are known to:

  • Increase focus and concentration
  • Release stress and increase the ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations
  • Enhance productivity
  • Make team work significantly friendlier and coworkers bond with each other
  • Increase commitment to overall health, greater energy and enthusiasm for life

Physical benefits:

  • Moving muscles that are stationary or move very little throughout the day
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increase in agility and longevity while playing sports or working out (hello, Ryan Giggs?!)

What could improved focus and reduced stress do for your employees? Contact me with any questions!