Laura will lead you through a free blend of mindful flowing sequences, gradually increasing in intensity, synchronising breath and movement. Using her choreographic skills to create fluid combinations, in order to integrate the often fragmentised transition between elements of yoga. Yoga is about bringing wholeness to life! Her teaching method is centred around following the intelligent flow of life through movement and somatic guidance to nurture oneself and develop greater awareness of individual well-being.
This energetic and grounding practice invites you to move more freely in your own body by building energy and creating space in your body, visualising, moving from within, using a deeper knowledge of ideokinesis, somatic and experimental anatomy.
Laura’s classes explore the interrelations between the inner anatomical landscape and the outer realm of perception. Combining improvised exploration and set material, the classes are a journey through sensation and alertness, gravity and orientation, fluidity and clarity. Classes are designed to work with the natural movement of one's body in relation to gravity.
Inspired by the work of Vanda Scaravelli, this method focuses on the ground, the breath, and the spine.
Movement is created from your core - naturally unfolding outward. At times taught to fresh soundtracks, with a focus on creating longer sequences, more like a spontaneous dance, using the essential skills of choreography, intension, clarity, motivation, space, timing, energy, phrasing, silence and sounds.
Yoga over 50s- Golden Yogis
Golden Yoga is a wonderful and gentle class for over 50, it brings together the benefit of Yoga and Pranayama with a great element of community.
Yoga classes help the over 50s by providing elasticity to the spine, firming up the skin, removing tension from the body, strengthening the abdominal muscles, and improve the quality of muscle tone and correct bad posture.
These benefits are being increasingly proven by science – and arguably, those who stand to gain the most from yoga’s advantages are the over-fifties. Last week, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, found a three-month course of yoga and meditation was more effective than brain training exercises for minimising age-related memory loss; another found it could improve sleep in breast cancer survivors who had an average age of 54. It’s also an excellent way to stay fit and supple in middle age: last year, Here are some of the ways yoga has been shown to benefit mental and physical health, plus how to get started (lycra leggings optional):
Yoga may help lower heart disease risk as much as conventional exercise such as brisk walking. This is likely to be because yoga reduces stress – a big contributor to heart disease. It has been shown to help with anxiety, stress and depression,
Yoga is effective to treat or even prevent problems in later life such as osteoporosis and arthritis as well as back pain. Its benefits of flexibility, core stability, support, balance and strength have been shown to help those living with chronic conditions.
“Yoga has also been shown to help keep incontinence at bay because it specifically targets the muscles of the pelvic floor, along with other muscles in the body and is weight-bearing so can help increase bone density. Plus, it can be adapted in so many ways to make it accessible for all.”
yoga for mums to be
Pregnancy and childbirth are a unique time of significant changes for the body and mind of a woman.My pregnancy yoga is suitable for both beginning students and experienced practitioners. During pregnancy, yoga can play a key role in enhancing the experience of this precious time and empowering the mother-to-be to have the most conscious birth experience. Yoga can help women enjoy their pregnancy with minimal discomfort, cultivate breath awareness and strengthen the body in preparation for labour. Yoga also offers you the opportunity to connect with your baby, and coming to classes is a great way to feel part of a community of pregnant women.
What students say
‘In the last two years Laura has helped me discover my own body. I am more supple now than I ever have been, even after having practised yoga for over a decade! In trusting Laura, I have learned to trust my own potential to change, and I love the new connections I’ve made in her classes.’
‘I always leave her class feeling energised, flexible and relaxed. She looks at who is in the class, what they need and creates from there. And she moves through the class to encourage and correct. Her positive feedback makes you want to better yourself.’