Namaste

Yoga is an ancient practice and science of life, originally from India but just as relevant and useful for modern day life here and now....

 

I teach elemental style yoga, connecting the elements of earth, water, fire, air and space with traditional hatha yoga practices.  Group classes are tailored to the students I am working with.  It allows a safe and supportive environment for people to connect with their own bodies,  minds and souls and to learn how to relax.  

A class may start with a settling in exercise, some self care then gentle stretching of the body with the breath, leading to some asana (posture and movement) practice, breathing awareness and breathing control (pranayama), meditation or mantra chant and end with a relaxation.  I sometimes use aromatherapy and reflexology in class for self care and to aid relaxation as well as Tibetan singing bowls for their beautiful healing sound.

I have been practicing yoga since my early 20's originally coming to a class out of curiosity and have found it to have so many more benefits for health and well being than I could have imagined! 

I have been teaching for 6 years, my first classes being small groups or individuals in my home. 

I have undertaken training with BWY (British Wheel of Yoga)  BSY (British school of yoga) online, Yoni Shakti Yoga and Teen yoga foundation and have taken many CPD training days and courses relevant to yoga, including ones in teaching Pranayama and Hypnotherapy skills for Yoga teachers.  I am currently taking training in pregnancy yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and team....so watch this space for new classes soon!

I have found that people come to yoga for all sorts of reasons, but some of the benefits of a regular practice are;

improved strength in body and mind, increased flexibilty, growing sense of vitality and wellbeing, easing of bodily aches and pains, relief from stress and stress related conditions, improved mental health, increased sense of peace, calmness and positivity, a deeper connection with ourselves and with the world around us, increaed awareness and mindfulness, valuable time out from our hectic lives to relax and just be.... and many more. 

I believe yoga can be for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, religion or belief, ability or background. All people are welcome in my classes.  If you are pregnant, specially designed pregnancy classes will be up and running soon, please do enquire.

 


If you would like to come to class contact me on 01278427778 or 07812667911 or melblackshaw@gmail.com to book your place today!  All abilities are welcome including complete beginners.

 

CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE:

Monday evenings   7.30 - 8.45pm at Shapwick village hall   £48 for 6 weeks   (on hold currently)

Tuesday evenings  7-8pm  Online yoga via Zoom    £6 per session or £20 for 4 weeks

Thursday evenings 7-8pm  Online via Zoom            £6 per session or £20 for 4 weeks

Thursday evenings 7.30 - 8.45pm at Engine Room studio Bridgwater   £48 for 6 weeks  (on hold currently)

Friday mornings 9.30-10.30am   Online via Zoom       £6 per session or £20 for 4 weeks

 

Friday mornings 11.30am - 12.30 outdoor yoga at Victoria Park Bridgwater   £6 per session or £20 for 4 weeks  (not available during winter)

If you would prefer one to one tuition in yoga and meditation (ladies only), sessions start from £35.  Contact me to find out more.....

melblackshaw@gmail.com

01278427778/ 07812667911