Yoga originated in India around 5,000 years ago. The word Yoga is a Sanskrit word which translates as ‘union’ or ’joining’
Anyone can do Yoga. Yoga can be adapted for all, whatever your ability. Yoga incorporates more than just stretching and moving, it is also breath work, meditation and relaxation. You will find within this practice an acceptance, regardless of your experience or capabilities.
In most western classes the Yoga practised is Asana (postures), the physical practice using the body. Classes with Virginia also include some other Yoga techniques, particularly Pranayama (breathing) and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). Therefore Virginia offers you a complete authentic Yoga experience inclusive of all the practices Yoga offers and this makes it inclusive for everyone, regardless of age or physical ability.
Physical benefits of doing Yoga can include reduced back pain, reduced muscular and mental tension, improved circulation, relief of pain/stiffness, improved hand/eye coordination, improved balance, strength, energy, endurance and resilience and many more!
Mental and emotional benefits include an increase in mental clarity and focus, calmness, less stress, improvement of mood and well being, decrease in anxiety and depression, improved sleep and much more!
Ayurveda evolved in India, and is considered to be the world’s oldest healthcare system and is the sister science of Yoga. Traditionally Yoga and Ayurveda are always practised together. The Sanskrit word Ayurveda means the ‘science of life’.
An Ayurvedic approach is entirely holistic. It aims to create harmony between the body, mind, and spirit, maintaining balance, preventing illness, treating acute conditions, and contributing to a long and healthy life.
Ayurveda is not a “one-size-fits-all” system. Instead, its regimens are tailored to each person’s unique prakriti (Ayurvedic constitution), taking into account his or her needs for nutrition, exercise, personal hygiene, social interaction, and other lifestyle elements. Ayurvedic practices incorporate diet, physical Yoga exercises, breathing, meditation and massage therapy.
A one to one or tailored group Yoga session can really enhance the experience when in a regular Yoga class environment. When having a private session the teacher is able to focus fully on your posture, breath and alignment as well as taking into account your individual capabilities. The result is a practice tailored to you as an individual, giving adaptations and experience which you can then use in your personal practice or in a bigger class environment.
Yoga therapy involves working with you on an individual basis to help you to manage your health conditions using Yoga techniques such as postures and breathing. It is similar in approach to wellness coaching. It incorporates some lifestyle advice and discussion on diet and daily routines.
Ayurvedic wellness assessment is a thorough discussion, analysis and assessment of your general health and wellbeing. Lifestyle changes and recommendations, including appropriate Yoga practices, Ayurvedic diet and routines as well as massage therapy are then suggested for you and tailored to your individual constitution, taking into account any imbalances.
Cancellation policy ~ Please understand that when you book a slot I have reserved this time for you. Please give as much notice as possible if you do need to rearrange to enable me to fill the slot. Someone else may be in need of a treatment and it is very frustrating when people don’t turn up or cancel at the last minute!
Therefore if you cancel with less than 48 hours notice you will incur a 50% fee and cancellation with less than 24 hours notice will require you to pay the full cost of the session.