My approaches and methods have changed over the years but my original principles and philosophy remains the same.
True health and balance involves your body and your mind. My overall philosophy is that we can experience great happiness and this starts with ourselves. When you serve your physical and psychological needs optimally you can connect to yourself and feel more like your true self.
'You have within you the ability to feel strong, to feel positive and enabled to take on life challenges and obstacles.'
At the core of my own practice and teaching is the concept of challenging ourselves to grow and learn. I feel that through taking time to connect to ourselves we can gain greater understanding, clarity and appreciation for ourselves and others.
My classes are inspired by the Hatha and Vinyasa styles in which I have trained and inspired by my own training for sports and movements that I find beneficial for the body. I love focusing on particular aspects of the body to develop within classes and to also integrate flowing sequences. I encourage each individual to challenge themselves to their own abilities in all postures. Movements are taught with a focus on alignment, breathing and relaxation.
'You will be given the motivation you need to develop and progress and expand past your perceived limitations.'
I have always been quite active and involved in lots of different activities such as swimming, rock climbing and running. Core strengthening is therefore an important aspect of my daily practice, accompanying the practice of Yoga.
I find the movements in Pilates excellent in developing core strength and stability and work really well with Yoga.
I include core strengthening as part of many of my classes and all combined Yoga and Pilates classes include the best of both practices to allow for overall balance in the body, developing strength and flexibility.
What to expect at the classes
On a physical level the classes are all focused on achieving the best balance we can throughout the body to do all the things in life that you love doing. Whether you need more strength or flexibility or mobility, the movements given will be appropriate and suited to your level and ability. Important elements of breathing practices, meditation and deep relaxation are included in each practice to allow rest, restoration and repair.
The classes are an opportunity to build your own knowledge on what you need and what serves you best. You will have the time to become aware of your body and mind and tune into what is currently working for you and what is not.
'As you learn, you can build belief and trust in yourself to challenge yourself and continuously grow.'
TeSTIMONIALS - happy Yogis!
I have been attending yoga classes with Naomi for about a year and have absolutely loved every session. I have attended a lot of yoga classes in the past with different teachers, and only really viewed it as a way to get fit. With Naomi, as well as getting a great workout, I feel like she has allowed me to really progress my practice and help me understand what I'm doing and how I can influence my body and mind. I would and have recommended her classes to anyone!
Naomi is unpretentious with a lot of humour and good nature. She brings her extensive knowledge of yoga to the class in a way that is accessible to us all. I have been attending Naomi's classes for over a year and I always leave every class feeling inspired. She creates a safe environment to teach us not only the yoga poses and meditations but also lessons in how we can bring what we learn on the mat into our lives.
Naomi is always so positive, her classes are enjoyable and allow you to challenge yourself. Her instructions are easy to follow and she is full of encouragement.
I have been attending yoga classes with Naomi since late 2015 right into the new year and I must say, I really enjoyed every single session. I have found her mentoring techniques to be excellent, from the use of clear, colourful and descriptive language to the right guidance and demonstration of movement to help me improve my form and abilities. Wholeheartedly loving yoga,
I have been attending Naomi's classes for about 2 years now and I look forward to them every week. She is a very attentive and encouraging teacher and her instructions are easy to follow. She also incorporates a nice mixture of different themes, meditation and postures, so I always come away having learned something new, and there is always time for a laugh and a smile in the classes too!
Naomi is naturally an excellent teacher who is very much in tune with her students' needs, levels and abilities. She has a wonderful ability to put everyone in her class at ease, while also ensuring that everyone is progressing in the correct way. I could not recommend her highly enough.
Naomi teaches her classes with infectious enthusiasm combined with a depth of knowledge and care, coupled with kind humour which helps greatly as you hold that pose for another few seconds... A wonderful teacher,passionate about sharing her practice and keenly interested in helping her students develop;progress and grow their practice.
I have been taking Naomi's class for about 4 years now. Naomi is an excellent instructor. There is always a great sense of calm and encouragement in her classes. I feel that Naomi brings out a lot of people during a class, especially when it comes to trying new things and pushing oneself. I always leave class with a clear head and knowing that I learned something new about yoga and myself.
I have been attending class with Naomi for the last 3 years and I have to say they are a joy. Naomi is an excellent teacher and her classes are fun, well paced and informative. She has a great way of explaining postures to ensure you get the best out of them. She has a very personal approach and you leave the class feeling like she really knows you and is there to help.
Naomi’s class is at 7am on a Monday morning, a horrific time from a bone fide non morning person and yet I find myself setting the alarm clock to be there on time. Her classes seem gentle but are very precise with a strong flow yet done in a gentle calm thoughtful manner. You feel renewed and ready for the day after her class! Naomi is an inspiring teacher who challenges your body but calms your mind.