Welcome to Yoga with Mel!
Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced yogi, my sessions are designed to incorporate a variety of poses or ‘Asanas’ to achieve the goal of improving your health in either a small group class or in a one-to-one session.
One-to-one sessions are ideal for clients who would benefit from a bespoke class to focus on their own particular health challenges and to learn suitable modifications which can then be taken into a larger class setting. From anxiety to arthritis, whatever your health challenge, I can deliver a class to support your individual requirements.
Small group classes are an intimate gathering of like-minded individuals looking to improve their mental and physical health and well-being.
Whether your challenge is chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety or mobility limitations, I will offer variations and modifications to ensure that you feel included and comfortable during your class.
All classes include breathing (Pranayama) exercises and end with a guided relaxation practice or Yoga Nidra.
I have been practicing yoga for over 30 years and working with patients with various health challenges for over 20 years. During that time, I have often recommended yoga as part of a treatment protocol. However, I have discovered that for many reasons, a general class may not always be appropriate for some individuals.
Whether you struggle in a class setting because you suffer with anxiety or because you have had surgery which affects your range of movement, or because you simply feel ‘out of your depth’ or ‘too unfit’ my classes are designed to support and reassure.
Because I am medically trained, I understand the challenges that various medical conditions can present. My approach is designed to improve not only your health and well-being, but also your self confidence and self-esteem.
Whether alone or part of a more comprehensive treatment protocol of diet, supplements and herbal medicine, a regular yoga practice will help to improve your current health complaint and your overall physical and mental health and fitness.
Benefits of regular yoga practice:
- Builds muscle strength
- Improves flexibility and lubricates the joints
- Lengthens and strengthens the ligaments and muscles
- Tones the internal organs
- Strengthens your nervous system
- Improves your posture and protects your spine
- Improves bone health and prevents cartilage and joint breakdown
- Helps to eliminate toxins and boosts immunity
- Releases tension and aids better sleep
- Helps with focus and concentration
- Improves breathing and digestion
- Makes you happier and helps keep you drug free