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Maria

I first tried yoga when on holiday and couldn’t believe how amazing I felt after the first class. On my return home, I began a regular yoga practice and saw a steady increase in my strength and flexibility as well as in my ability to deal with a demanding job with a new sense of calmness. I was completely hooked!

I completed my teacher training with Debbie Avani in 2014 and have been teaching Vinyasa Flow ever since. Since qualifying, I continue to attend courses and workshops to learn all I can about yoga, both to improve my own practice as well as to pass what I learn on to my students. As well as my original 200hr certification, I have completed an Advanced Yin Teacher Training with Norman Blair and The Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training with the Yoga Nidra Network.

I’m a strong believer that anyone can do yoga and am always looking for ways to make it accessible to everyone. I have completed a chair yoga course and sometimes incorporate this into one to one sessions.

I use my love of nature and the outdoors to influence my classes and I encourage my students to work with the different energies through the wheel of the year to help create a deeper connection to themselves as well as to our natural environment.



Maria instructs the following:
  • Yin Yoga
  • A slow and peaceful practice that has many benefits. This form of yoga increases flexibility and promotes healthy joints as well as allowing the mind to slow down and come into the present moment.

    We will finish each class with a period of meditation.

    This class is suitable for all levels.


  • Yin Yoga
  • A slow and peaceful practice that has many benefits. This form of yoga increases flexibility and promotes healthy joints as well as allowing the mind to slow down and come into the present moment.

    We will finish each class with a period of meditation.

    This class is suitable for all levels.


  • Beginners Yoga
  • A great place to start, gentle and inspiring 

  • Beginners Yoga Course - Evening
  • 6 week course £90

    Dates: Monday 6th November to 11th December 7.30 -9pm 

    This course is designed for anyone who wants to find out what yoga is all about. It is perfect for anyone who wants to try yoga and is still finding the courage to step into that first class. If is also ideal for anyone who has just begun taking classes but would like to understand a bit more about all aspects of yoga and to break down the postures a bit more. In addition to working with the postures, there will be an introduction to breathing practices and meditation as well as an introduction to yoga philosophy so you can have a full understanding of what is meant by 'yoga'. Each session will also include time for questions.

    By the end of the course you will have developed the confidence to attend a group class and take the next step on your yoga journey.

    The course will be limited to 10 people to allow everyone to have individual attention.

    WEEK 1: Introduction to the course; Finding a sitting position; Understanding the importance of the breath; Foundations – making friends with your feet

    WEEK 2: Introducing rest poses; Introduction to meditation; The importance of relaxation

    WEEK 3: What are the chakras?; Hip opening, backbending and twist poses;

    WEEK 4: What is the psoas muscle and why do we care about it; Postures for the health of the psoas; Working on our core; Introducing bandhas

    WEEK 5: Sun Salutations; Finding your balance; Introducing Yoga Nidra

    WEEK 6: Overview of the different styles of yoga; Introduction to mudras; What is an inversion? What is the significance of chanting?

    If you have any queries either before or after booking, then please email maria@yogaseasons.co.uk or call Maria on 07949 928 974


  • Vinyasa Flow
  • Yoga flow classes are open to all regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner - they offer a deep reaching series of dynamic and static postures, emphasising the unity between breath and movement. Each class offers a complete Yoga experience, designed to gently stretch and strengthen the body, open the heart and expand the mind.
    Through practice we learn to release tension or resistance in the body. This has an effect of calming the mind, expanding our awareness and connecting us to an unending source of inner peace. As a result we begin to feel a deep sense of physical freedom and can relax into the flow of life with greater ease. As our flow deepens we begin to live from an intuitive space, a space that is full of clarity and vitality. A space where anything is possible!
     
    “It is not enough to simply take a step, that step needs to take us into the right direction and in the right way” - Vinyasa as described by TKV Deskichar

  • Vinyasa Flow Beginners
  • Yoga flow classes are open to all regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner - they offer a deep reaching series of dynamic and static postures, emphasising the unity between breath and movement. Each class offers a complete Yoga experience, designed to gently stretch and strengthen the body, open the heart and expand the mind. Through practice we learn to release tension or resistance in the body. This has an effect of calming the mind, expanding our awareness and connecting us to an unending source of inner peace. As a result we begin to feel a deep sense of physical freedom and can relax into the flow of life with greater ease. As our flow deepens we begin to live from an intuitive space, a space that is full of clarity and vitality. A space where anything is possible!   “It is not enough to simply take a step, that step needs to take us into the right direction and in the right way” - Vinyasa as described by TKV Deskichar

  • Warm Dynamic Flow
  • Our Warm Yoga is a Vinyasa flow class performed under hotter and humid conditions. It uses heat to increase an individual's flexibility in the poses. In colder climates, hot yoga often seeks to replicate the heat and humidity of southern India from where many styles of yoga originate.

    Students perform a series of postures designed to improve flexibility, muscle tone and balance whilst increasing the metabolism (essential for successful weight loss) and flushing toxins from the body. Hot Yoga systematically stretches and strengthens muscles throughout the body, increases circulation to internal organs and glands, stabilises the nervous system and improves concentration. This system of self-care brings vitality, health and relaxation to the body, peace to the mind and a smile to the face.

    This class is suitable for students that have previous experience of Vinyasa Flow.


  • Beginners Yoga Course - Daytime
  • 6 week course £90

    Dates: 8th November  - 13th December Wednesdays 10am-11.30am 

    This course is designed for anyone who wants to find out what yoga is all about. It is perfect for anyone who wants to try yoga and is still finding the courage to step into that first class. If is also ideal for anyone who has just begun taking classes but would like to understand a bit more about all aspects of yoga and to break down the postures a bit more. In addition to working with the postures, there will be an introduction to breathing practices and meditation as well as an introduction to yoga philosophy so you can have a full understanding of what is meant by 'yoga'. Each session will also include time for questions.

    By the end of the course you will have developed the confidence to attend a group class and take the next step on your yoga journey.

    The course will be limited to 10 people to allow everyone to have individual attention.

    WEEK 1: Introduction to the course; Finding a sitting position; Understanding the importance of the breath; Foundations – making friends with your feet

    WEEK 2: Introducing rest poses; Introduction to meditation; The importance of relaxation

    WEEK 3: What are the chakras?; Hip opening, backbending and twist poses;

    WEEK 4: What is the psoas muscle and why do we care about it; Postures for the health of the psoas; Working on our core; Introducing bandhas

    WEEK 5: Sun Salutations; Finding your balance; Introducing Yoga Nidra

    WEEK 6: Overview of the different styles of yoga; Introduction to mudras; What is an inversion? What is the significance of chanting?

    If you have any queries either before or after booking, then please email maria@yogaseasons.co.uk or call Maria on 07949 928 974


  • Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
     
    Price: £25
     Yin yoga is a way of working our deep tissues and keeping our joints healthy. It is also a deeply meditative practice as the poses are each held for a few minutes fully supported by props to take away any strain.

    This can be a challenging form of yoga as it can be a struggle to still our body and mind but once this challenge is overcome, there is a wonderful feeling of stillness and peace. The practice allows us to connect with our bodies, being aware of tightness and limitations so that we can work with them rather than against them. It is also a fantastic opportunity for self reflection.

    Yoga Nidra has the potential to completely relax the body and takes our mind to the same state as when we are in a deep dreamless sleep but still with a level of awareness. As well as a form of complete rest for the body and mind, it is also a deeply spiritual practice.

    The workshop will begin with pranayama (breathing practices) to start stilling the mind and settling the body. We will then come into our yin yoga practice allowing time to find the variation of each posture that works best for each of us. Towards the end of the session, we will use yoga nidra to fully absorb our yoga practice by relaxing the body and mind fully. Finally we will ground ourselves using all of our senses in preparation for going back into our everyday lives while still maintaining a feeling of calm.

    This workshop is suitable for all levels. Advance booking essential.

    If you have any questions, prior to workshop, you can contact me at maria@yogaseasons.co.uk