I first trained and worked as a professional actress and dancer. The main focus of my working-life was physical theatre. For me the highlight was working for the internationally acclaimed Song of the Goat Theatre Company in Poland.
I am a Relate-trained Couple and Young People’s Counsellor. As well as working for many years for Relate, I also ran the counselling service for staff and students at Reigate College. Most rewarding, was the time that I spent as an advocacy and support worker for Witness against Abuse, as part of an astounding team, supporting people who had been abused by health and social care workers.
Training as a yoga teacher felt like a natural progression and opportunity to integrate my previous fields of work. I love flowing sequences and exploring the momentum and impulse behind the movement. I am also a believer in the healing properties of yoga on a physical and psychological level. I am passionate about exploring and incorporating elements of therapeutic work in my yoga practice.
I have been practicing yoga for 10 years on and off and intensely for the last three years.
Maike instructs the following:
These lessons are for people with little or no prior experience of yoga. The class will include breath work, an introduction to the yoga postures and mindfulness practice. The aim is to get people feeling comfortable in body and mind. An opportunity to try something new in a safe environment.
The class is suitable for all beginners
Slow Flow with Yoga Nidra’ sound
Slow Flow with Yoga Nidra
This class will work slowly through postures, with flowing sequences. Ideal for improvers or seasoned yogis wanting a slow mindful practice. Will end with a relaxation.