YOGA AND YOGA THERAPY
Your posture today is a reflection of everything you have ever done to and with your body. The way you walk, sit, carry things, and the type of job you undertake all impact on your posture. If you undertake sporting activity one side of your body or certain muscles may be more developed or flexible than others. This imbalance may lead to injuries and longer term health problems. Structural yoga identifies imbalances in the body. Individual programmes are then designed to return the body to balance. They are continually refined to develop in line with the individuals needs.
Venkatesh Hatha Yoga:
Venkatesh Hatha Yoga involves practicing a combination of postures, breathing and relaxation. The yoga sequence includes all the classical yoga postures and is suitable for beginners to more advanced students. Postures are normally held for 10 breaths with an emphasis placed on correct alignment. Detailed verbal instructions are given by the teacher along with very gentle hands on adjustments. The primary aims of the class are for students to ‘feel the pose’, quieting the mind and balance their emotions.
The practice is a great physical workout, with strength, stamina and flexibility being developed, but also leaves the students with a feeling of inner calmness and peace.
Yoga for Children:
Through the practice of yoga children are able to improve strength, flexibility and balance. They are able to sleep better and will gain and develop self-awareness. Their levels of concentration increase, helping them perform to their full potential at home and in school. The classes are fun and interactive and incorporate, posture work, breathing and relaxation techniques working towards a complete health for the children.
Yoga for Teenagers:
The teenage years bring many physical and emotional changes. A specially designed yoga practice helps young people face the challenges they encounter with self-confidence and self-awareness. The yoga for teenagers class helps balance the hormonal system, improve concentration and calm exam nerves. On a physical level it creates a feeling of well-being and a healthy body image, supports their growing bodies and increases strength, flexibility and balance. A great compliment to other sports.
No prior experience of yoga is required for any of our sessions.
Yoga Therapy uses a combination of yoga practices to support in the healing of particular conditions. It is much more specialist than yoga with all sessions tailored to a specific ailment or injury. Yoga Therapy assists the systems of the body to function as efficiently and effectively as possible, aiding prevention of illnesses, alleviating symptoms of existing conditions and promoting the body’s own natural healing process to restore health and wellbeing where disease is already present.
Much medical research is now available showing that Yoga Therapy is very effective in treating many conditions.
Yoga Therapy is complimentary to western medicine and should not be viewed as a substitute for a medical diagnosis or the services of a physician. Yoga Therapy can be practised in conjunction with medical treatments being received and also in tandem with other complementary therapies.
Yoga Therapy and Structural Yoga are offered as individual, small group and group sessions.
Yoga for Children and Yoga for Teenagers are offered as small group and group sessions.
Our yoga teachers: Alexandra Evans:
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Veronique has been an avid sportswoman her entire life, but her interest in holistic bodywork and yoga came many years ago after sustaining a knee injury from running. Amazed at how yoga hastened her healing as well as her health and overall mindset, yoga quickly became an integral part of her life.
Veronique has spent extensive periods of time living, studying and teaching in India. She believes in learning yoga from where it originated and then fuses this ancient knowledge with the modern teachings of the west. This enables her to bring ancient yoga techniques and their many benefits to the 21st century urban dweller.
Veronique’s real passion has always been to use yoga and holistic therapies to help heal specific health conditions and physical injures. This led Veronique to undertake specialist training in Yoga Therapy in India and the USA . Veronique is one of only a few teachers who have trained in both countries.
Veronique has also undertaken specialist training to teach children and teenagers. She is a fully qualified Yoga Bugs and Yogad Up Teacher.
After four years away, studying and teaching overseas, Veronique returned to London in 2006 to set up Yoga Therapy London. Her own personal teaching style is supportive and encouraging, with a sense of fun. Her passion is to share her own yoga and holistic knowledge with others and guide them on the path to a healthier happier life. Veronique likes her students to leave the studio with a little extra love, light and laughter in their hearts and carry that with them throughout their day.
Veronique is also a trained Reiki Master and Massage Therapist.
With osteopathy, physiotherapy and sports injury clinics in kings cross and Shoreditch, we are conveniently located for Central London, the City, North, West, South and East London. Our Pentonville Road clinic is serving Islington, Kings Cross, Euston, St Pancras, Moorgate, West end, Camden, City, Chelsea, Harley Street, Kensington, Knightsbridge and post codes: N1, W1, W2, W8, NW1, WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, SE1 for a complete health care. Our Hoxton clinic is serving Shoreditch, City, Hackney, Canary Wharf, Docklands, Liverpool Street and post codes: EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, E1, E2, E14, N1
YOGA THERAPY AND YOGA CLASSES IN CENTRAL LONDON AND THE CITY
Alexandra Evans with 15 years experience in working with the body using yoga and shiatsu
Veronique Foley has spent extensive periods of time living, studying and teaching yoga therapy in India.