FeeFloYoga

Welcome to Yoga with Fiona

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.”

-Jim Rohn

 

ABOUT ME

 My relationship with Yoga began many years ago.   Initially I used yoga as a fitness tool to stretch off after training sessions, but I soon started to find myself on the mat more and more often.  It was whilst living in New Zealand that I finally became hooked on yoga.  On returning to the UK I continued to teach in a secondary school as a French and German teacher, but after 15 years in education I decided it was time for a change.  I am qualified as a certified Yoga Instructor specialising in Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Yin Yoga but my interest incorporates many styles of yoga.  During the course of my studies have I developed a fascination with the philosophy and history of yoga, which offer an antidote to today’s technology driven, hectic and often solitary world. I am also a qualified Children’s Yoga Teacher, which seemed a natural transition after a 16 year career as a school teacher.  I feel blessed to have found yoga as it has made a profound difference to my life; I am more patient, tolerant and have found balance in my life.   

 

FeeFloYoga combines a unique blend of modern and traditional yoga poses (asanas) which aim to strengthen and rejuvenate the body. The breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation will calm the mind as well as improve focus and mindfulness. 

Offering a safe practice, from beginners to advanced, in a calm, relaxing environment. 

Calming the mind is Yoga.  Not just standing on the head.

                                                                             Swami Satchidananda

 

WHY YOGA

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise which originated in India about 5000 years ago. It focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.  NHS UK 

physical benefits
- strengthens & tones core muscles
- improves flexibility
- helps maintain a balanced metabolism 
- improves lung capacity, respiration, energy & vitality
- can improve athletic performance 
- reduces susceptibility to injury
- promotes positive posture
- improves balance by strengthening the lower body, knees and ankles and so reduces the risk of falls
- weight bearing poses improve bone strength
- regular practice can help manage chronic pain
- can reduce sugar levels and keep weight in check
- improves digestion with deep breathing poses and twists
mental benefits
- is believed to help improve mental health & combat disorders including depression, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- releases dopamine making you feel happier
- helps increase brain activity leading to better memory & more focus
- promotes a body-mind connection leading us to be more in touch with the needs of our bodies 
- the stress relieving benefits of Yoga & meditation promote healthy sleep patterns
- increases self-confidence
- helps alleviate stress