YOGA Local Hatha Yoga, YIN Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga & Mother & Baby Yoga classes, Doula Services & Workshops in Naphill & Hughenden, near Walters Ash, Princes Risborough, Lacey Green, Downley & High Wycombe - daytime, evening & week-end classes.
It is advisable to leave at least 2 hours between eating a meal and attending a class & remember to bring along a mat if you have one and a drink of water. You are welcome to get in touch with me and ask any questions about the different classes & if they may be suitable for you. Join us and see what a difference yoga can make to your life.
'SLOW DOWN SUNDAYS' - an afternoon of Meditation, Yin, Restorative & Yoga Nidra - time to 'switch off' and relax are back:
Sunday 14 October & Sunday 4 November 3-5pm (with homemade cake and tea).
I am now taking bookings for both workshops so get in touch for a place.
*Please note there will be NO classes w/c 4th & 11th September - ALL classes resume on Saturday 15th September*
Weekly Yoga Classes:
Tuesday 9.45 - 11am Hatha/Flow Yoga - Naphill Village Hall HP14 4SX
Tuesday 11.15 - 12.15 Mother & Baby Yoga - Naphill Village Hall, Naphill HP14 4SX
Thursday 7.30 - 9pm Pregnancy Yoga - Hughenden Village Hall, Hughenden HP14 4NX
Friday 11 - 12.15 Hatha/Flow Yoga - Naphill Village Hall, Naphill (no classes in August - restart Friday 21 September)
NEW **Saturday 9 - 10am Beginners Yoga - Naphill Village Hall, Naphill HP14 4SX - just 1 space remaining
(Classes start on Saturday 15 September - 6 week block)
1-2-1 YOGA available in the comfort of your own home or my home. With a private 1-2-1 session, or maybe small group sessions, the yoga practice is tailored to meet your needs and requirements with individual attention to help you achieve your goals (including Pregnancy 1-2-1 sessions).
Corporate Yoga - if your company would be interested in me teaching on a lunchtime/before or after work - do get in touch
Next Block starts on Thursday 4 October
Weekly classes every Thursday evening in Hughenden Village Hall. The classes combine breathing techniques to help you through your pregnancy, giving birth and to cope with the demands of motherhood. We do different yoga each week, specifically tailored to the relaxin that pregnant ladies have in their bodies, leaving you energised and yet relaxed. We practice different positions for giving birth, pelvic floor work and then close with a nourishing relaxation.
Pregnancy yoga is suitable for those 12+ weeks, it's also a great way to meet other 'mums-to-be' and share your exciting journey together. The classes run in short blocks of 6.
"I was a complete Yoga novice when starting Sue’s class & have to admit I was a little nervous! I really needn’t have been though, Sue is total dream & I was welcomed with open arms. I also got to meet lots of lovely Mummy’s-to-be.
Sue’s classes really helped ease a lot of my pregnancy aches & pains & the mediation at the end of the class of was a particular highlight - I never would have thought someone could have me falling asleep just by using encouraging words & their tone of voice!
The breathing techniques taught were a godsend, my birth experience this time around was completely different (in the best way possible). Sue has a great ‘can-do’ attitude, & I definitely took her positivity with me into the delivery room. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Sue’s classes, my only regret... that I didn’t sign up sooner!!
I’m very much looking forward to starting Mother & Baby yoga & would just like to say huge thank you again for everything!"
(Beverley July '18)
'Sue's Pregnancy yoga classes were the highlight of my week, no matter how tired I felt, her yoga class always made me feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Just being in Sue's presence makes you relax! The course really helped prepare me for the labour and helped me stay calm throughout the pregnancy. It's also a great way to meet other mums and swap pregnancy stories. I'm looking forward to starting Sue's mother and baby yoga as soon as Millie is 6 weeks old!' (Hannah June'18)
'I started pregnancy yoga with no previous experience and was really not sure what to expect. Being a first time mum I was also extremely nervous about the whole birthing experience that was to come. However Sue was extremely encouraging and after my first session I felt really empowered, and for the first time felt like ‘I can do this!’. The sessions provided me with different breathing techniques, birthing positions and coping mechanisms, all of which I used during my labour. Sue is a outstanding yoga teacher and her positive demeanour is infectious and ensures you leave with a positive mindset ready to take on the hurdles that labour can throw at you. Thank you Sue, a truly fantastic experience. I will most definitely be back when/if we have another one' (Nicki May'18)
'I would definitely recommend pregnancy yoga with Sue to all those ladies having babies! I found the classes helpful to both me and my baby physically and mentally. I looked forward to coming on Thursdays to focus on my breathing techniques and strengthen my body through Yoga. It was also lovely to listen and share experiences with other mums to be which helped me a lot too. Sue is great, caring, always smiling and will make you feel very welcome! I will definitely be at mother and baby yoga!' (Ali May'18)
"I have really enjoyed Pregnancy Yoga with Sue, it has been very relaxing, informative and the breathing techniques that we were taught really helped me during labour. The class created an opportunity to relax and prepare in body and mind for childbirth. Practicising labour breathing was very valuable, and learning how to relax which I was not previously very good at. A relaxing class in which I met and shared experiences with other pregnant women.
Thank you for all your help and your kind, calming influence, I cant wait to join your mother and baby class soon" (Reina April '18)
'Sue's yoga class was the highlight of my week throughout my pregnancy - it was wonderful to tune out the chaos and focus on myself and my baby for a little while. The 'round robin' at the beginning of each class was a great opportunity to let off steam a bit and Sue was full of little tips that helped me to stay calm and positive about the whole experience. The yoga was just the right pace for me to feel relaxed and lightly exercised, and I made several new 'mum' friends who I still see today. I highly recommend Sue's classes - the mother and baby yoga is great too!' (Emily Feb '18)
" I was really torn between pregnancy pilates or pregnancy yoga, having already done pilates for a bad back but having Sue's yoga classes highly recommended by my midwife. I did some research about both online and still couldn't decide. I booked into both in the end, slightly sceptical that yoga may be a bit 'hippy' for me. However, after attending my first class with Sue I was hooked and gave up the pilates.
I loved having some time out to simply focus on myself and my unborn baby and begin developing our bond. We learnt some techniques to help during labour and the birth and also did lots of work on the pelvic floor muscles.
The classes were always really positive and with a chance each week to share pregnancy stories/worries and excitment which was often reassuring and again left me feeling positive.
I have now had my baby and have signed up for mother and baby yoga with Sue which my son and I both love. I really enjoy the opportunity to do something fun and structured with him and feel we both benefit from attending classes. These classes have built my confidence as a mother from the yoga and massage we practice each week, helping my baby and I get to know each other better, and the sharing of information between other new mums. Again, Sue makes these classes very positive and there is never a worry about if babies need to be fed, changed or sleep. Despite it being a positive thing, that these classes help with, i'll be really sad when my son becomes mobile and it is time to say goodbye to Sue". (Deborah Jan'18)
MOTHER & BABY YOGA & MASSAGE
Next block starting Tuesday 2 October (current block full)
These classes can be started as soon as Mum has had her 6 week post-natal check. A typical class will include baby stretches to take small bodies through a full range of movement which often astonishes (& inspires) their mums; breathing with movement for the mums & postures-for-two to give mums & babies new ways to relate to each other. These classes will provide an excellent route to postnatal recovery that is safe, gentle & energising for mums. The classes run in short blocks of 6.
It surpassed my expectations. Sue was so welcoming and the sessions were fun and I looked forward to the sessions each week and was disheartened if I couldn't make a session. Sue's style and personality mean that she creates a safe place to focus on your body and mind, give yourself space, create connections and memories with your baby, share experiences and make friends. It is more than a yoga lesson, it is an experience and a created memory. I am sad to be leaving Post natal yoga but leave with a rejuvenated approach, new friends and an eye on the yoga sessions minus baby ;). Thank you Sue!!! Although I suspect you won't be rid of me that easily :)" (Nicola August '18)
"I have thoroughly enjoyed Sue's mother and baby yoga classes - it is my favourite class of the week. It's a great opportunity for me to do some yoga and Eva loves the baby massage. I have met lots of other mums there and we normally have lunch and a catch up at the cafe next door afterwards. I would recommend Sue's classes to anyone looking to learn baby massage in a friendly fun environment" (Andrea & Eva March '18)
" I highly recommend Sue's yoga classes. Sue is a lovely, warm and caring person and an excellent yoga instructor! I started with the pregnancy yoga classes which were very relaxing and helped me bond with my unborn baby. Sue taught us breathing techniques and postures to help with labour which I found very useful until my baby decided she didn't want to come out! We joined the Mother & Baby class when my baby was 7 weeks old and we absolutely loved going to these classes, so much so that we stayed until she was 9 1/2 months old! We were very sad to stop going to Mother & Baby yoga but I've just started going to Sue's adult yoga class, which I also love - Sue can't get rid of me, her classes are so good I just keep coming back!!!" (Pip & Gretel Nov'16)
Feedback from my Hatha Yoga classes:
"After many years of back & sciatica problems, indeed not even able to touch my toes, I started Sue's wonderful yoga classes. Two years on I can more than touch my toes! I have much more flexibility, very little pain & feel so much better. I no longer have to attend the pain clinic or take any pain killers.
Sue is a fabulous teacher, she caters to all experience, is informative and fun. She does work us hard sometimes, but no one ever feels under pressure.
I can't imagine how I would be today if I had not started yoga, I highly recommend it to all. My only regret is not having embarked on it years ago. Thank you Sue, keep yogaing!" (Joanna Oct'17)
"I really look forward to Sue's yoga classes. I am naturally very inflexible but, thanks to Sue's classes, I have made huge improvements and feel a lot better for it. Every session is different and Sue is highly skilled at pitching her classes so everyone can enjoy it and make gains, regardless of ability. Sue has an easygoing style and it is very easy to follow her instructions. Her class is the only yoga I've managed to stick with, and now I'm hooked. Totally recommended. Thanks Sue. (Lucy Mar'16)
"I have been attending Sue's classes for 3yrs, her classes are fantastic, she makes you feel at ease, she takes time with you, helps you and makes you feel good about yourself. Her classes are varied, she can accommodate the beginner to intermediate in her classes. Also I always get a great night sleep after yoga, thank you Sue" (Karen Sep'16)
"To anyone looking for an amazing, motivating Yoga teacher, I can't recommend Sue highly enough. She has made me a much calmer, happier, pain free and more content person. She is a highly skilled teacher, and her teaching methods allow students to develop their practice in an efficient and safe way at their own pace and to the best of their individual abilities. Her approach is both caring and challenging, and it is easy to tell that she has a true passion for yoga and for helping people unfold their own potential."
"A kind and caring teacher with a genuine encouraging nature, I find Sue's classes a great mid-week fix to combat the sore neck and tight shoulders I have obtained from years of office work. Equally rich in detailed instruction and humour, her sessions calm the mind whilst working out the body. Sue's guidance on posture and breathing have definitely improved my strength and flexibility, whilst reducing my stress levels". (Emma, Oct '16).
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