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I will be running online yoga classes soon specifically aimed at cyclists. Whether you are a roadie, mountain biker or recreational cyclist, this class will target the range of motion constraints found amongst cyclists, and methods and techniques to improve performance and endurance.

I have posted before of the problems we develop over time, particularly when training and developing our bodies in the saggital plane only, forwards, backwards. Before I started yoga, I was training for marathons, triathlons and endurance cycling. I didn't realise at the time how tight my hips were and only discovered the constraint when out walking several miles and developing a really uncomfortable pain in the lower back. I hasten to add, this has now gone away.

We will also cover the breath and how a conscious approach and awareness to the breath can significantly help any sports activity. If you want to learn more about your body, your breath and your current range of movement these classes may be of interest.

I will also be running similar classes for other sports over time. If there is anything you are interested in and would like to learn more how yoga may help, please let me know.




I’m looking forward to holding some public yoga classes now that the leisure centres start to open up and schools return. I will continue to hold the Zoom classes as these are working out ok and will be on a donation basis, still recognising the financial hardships for some. Details on the website.

I have applied for my ‘free’ permit to Wokingham Borough Council, and aim to arrange an outdoor class in due course. Please let me know if this is of interest?

We are still waiting to hear from the schools where I teach, Finchampstead and Spencers Wood. I have an open mind on this, perfectly understandable if the schools decide not to open for lettings or that people prefer not to attend a class at a school. Class numbers will be capped, subject to the risk assessment and your thoughts welcome on whether this is viable for you?

I am starting again at Wellington Leisure Centre in September for club members. I hope that the 2 classes will now be Thursday and Saturday, both will be vinyasa flow. The downtime has enabled me to experiment and I have some really cool sequences to share with the classes.


And finally starting 1:1 in my studio where I can maintain 2m social distance. There are 2 flavours of instruction:

· I have revised the Range of Motion Assessment to be “hands off” and will still be able to assess and develop a personalised home practice plan that targets body constraints.

· FAB – Foundation, Alignment and Breath Instruction – this will help improve overall technique and enable students to go deeper into their yoga


Yoga, a mild form of exercise, is believed to be a useful prevention against back pains. When performed routinely and properly, it may also relieve the pain of those people who are already suffering from sciatica and other forms of back ailments. Also, experts have agreed that Yoga is useful for the early diagnosis of serious ailments such as Osteoporosis and Herniated Disc. Recovery and prevention for these diseases can also be achieved through Yoga. The poses in performing Yoga tone the muscles, resulting to an improved body posture. If you are ‘lumbared’ with pain, drop me a line to see if yoga can help.


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