Practise ‘being’ not ‘doing’. With this nurturing and gentle floor-based style of yoga, access inner stillness, calm and relaxation.
With calm floor sequences, postures are held for longer. Props are used for complete comfort and support, fostering deep release and relaxation. I also incorporate meditation and visualisation techniques to reach a state of calm and peace. It is a very effective practice to release physical discomfort, and mental and emotional stress.
Physically, the practice can alleviate recurring ailments such as headaches, colds, hay fever, respiratory problems, back pain, muscle tension and spasms, and discomfort resulting from previous injuries. It is popular among sports enthusiasts such as runners, cyclists, power lifters etc, and people with reduced mobility such as seniors or pregnant ladies.
The practice also brings balance to the mind and emotions. With the aim of achieving deep release and inner stillness, Restorative Yoga can help with mental tension, chronic stress, anxiety, insomnia, grief and depression.
Body and mind affect one another. Bringing both into balance promotes overall well-being.
I give you time and space to explore and respect the fact that every ‘body’ is different. Under my guidance, you are encouraged to work to your boundaries, listen, go within, and approach your practice from a place of intuition, feeling your way into movement, rather than thinking it.
I would like to say a big thank you to Claire Ng-Martin for my wonderful yoga sessions, which I’ve found to be very healing on a physical and emotional level. After each class my body posture improves, my back, tummy aches pass, and I’ve re-connected with my body again. I’m calm and content, which I’ve been finding difficult to achieve for some time. I am very thankful to have her in my life x
— T. Marson, UK, June 2017
Previous knowledge of yoga is not necessary.
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Private classes – the restorative yoga sessions provide you with a personalised practice specifically tailored to your needs. Sessions last for 60 minutes. To book or enquire, please click here.