Yoga is a practical discipline aimed at developing deeper insight into our human nature. It uses a variety of methods such as breath awareness, meditation, and physical movement in its application as pathways to self-enquiry. Some of the benefits attributed to consistent practice can be an increase in concentration, better sleep, improved flexibility or physical strength. Yoga can be described as an applied philosophy; it is a living, breathing, evolving tradition. It can be practised by everyone and transcends age, ability, shape and gender identity.
Eunice teaches the following styles in her general schedule. For trauma-informed yoga, please go to Movement for Healing.
Astanga Yoga is formed of a set series of postures that are repeated in the same order at every class; each posture and the movements that link them together, are done with an inhale or an exhale. Eunice teaches Astanga as a verbally guided 75-minute group class that is suitable for all levels of experience. We practise all the standing poses, some seated poses and a final relaxation. Physical assists may be a part of this practise, however, this class is approached through the lens of a permission-based framework and I will provide opportunities for you to opt into physical assistance. This is not a Sanskrit counted class.
A passive form of yoga where the body is held and supported by a variety of props for an extended period of time (between 5 to 20 minutes) to assist in physical relaxation. Restorative Yoga typically consists of poses that include seated forward bends, light twists, hip openers and gentle backbends, depending on the given theme of the class. The benefits of this practice can include an increased sense of mental and physical restfulness, and the gentle supported stretching can help to enhance flexibility. All levels of experience can practice.
Yoga Nidra can be translated as ‘Yogi’s Sleep’, and is a guided meditation normally practised whilst lying down. Eunice is influenced by the method of the Integrative Restoration Institute, and their iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry. This a physically passive practice that requires no movement. The immediate benefit is an increased sense of restfulness. No prior experience of yoga, meditation or yoga nidra is necessary.
For more information on iRest Yoga Nidra: https://www.irest.us/projects/irest
‘How Yoga Nidra Works’ Huffington Post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-yoga-nidra-works_us_58efcea5e4b048372700d692
Private sessions are beneficial for clients who prefer to practice outside of a public setting, or who prefer a tailored class to suit their individual needs. A private session can be used as a skilful way to give personal instruction to a total beginner, or as a temporary method to improve and fine-tune an established yoga practice. The maximum number of clients for a private session is two clients. Private sessions are taught in my home studio in Islington. Please email to enquire about availability or rates.