Whatโ€™s available on my Patreon?

If youโ€™re looking for some online options for accessible yoga and meditation during this next lockdown, my Patreon has a selection of practices on offer! ๐ŸŽ‰ 5x Mat-based Vinyasa Classes ๐ŸŽ‰ 3x Restorative practices ๐ŸŽ‰ 2x Bed Yoga practices ๐ŸŽ‰ 2x Chair Yoga practices ๐ŸŽ‰ 2x Vinyasa & Restorative Fusion practices ๐ŸŽ‰ 2x Meditation / Visualisation practices ๐ŸŽ‰ 9x Coffee & Musings Vlogs

Some lovely feedback!

Some lovely feedback after a recent Chair Yoga class at Bloom Studio & Well-being โ€œI thoroughly enjoyed my first ever chair yoga class with Sarah. She was warm friendly and knew her stuff! She was down to earth and made the atmosphere so welcoming. I learnt alot in 45 minutes, how to stretch and place … Continue reading Some lovely feedback!

Chair Yoga is for Everyone!

Chair yoga is for everyone! One of the things Iโ€™ve really loved about teaching chair yoga in a studio space (the wonderful Bloom Studio & Well-being in Cheltenham) is that Iโ€™m able to introduce people to chair yoga who have never tried it before. Itโ€™s been interesting to listen to people who have a strong … Continue reading Chair Yoga is for Everyone!

Seated Practice Full Sequence: Warrior 2

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I've just added a 30-minute seated practice which can all be done from a chair to my Patreon page. Accessibility note: This practice does involve sitting sideways on the chair. http://www.patreon.com/accessibleyogawithsarah Firstly, yes, you can practice yoga in a chair! Essentially a chair class with me will be similar to a Vinyasa class except the … Continue reading Seated Practice Full Sequence: Warrior 2

Friday is the perfect day for Bed Yoga!

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Friday is the perfect day for some Bed Yoga - that's right, bed yoga! If you've never tried it before I cannot recommend it enough. I've got a 23 minute bed yoga practice on my Patreon page which includes a lovely reclined pigeon posture. http://www.patreon.com/accessibleyogawithsarah I really hope you enjoy the practice - let me … Continue reading Friday is the perfect day for Bed Yoga!

Anyone can practice yoga

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"Anyone who wants to can practice yoga. Anybody can breathe; therefore anybody can practice yoga. But no one can practice every kind of yoga. It has to be the right yoga for the person." T. K. V. Desikachar - The Heart of Yoga Do you have a preferred type of yoga? What works for you?

“…the yoga practice must be tailored to fit each person.”

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"The essence of my father's teachings is this: it is not that the person needs to accommodate him-or herself to yoga, but rather the yoga practice must be tailored to fit each person." T.K.V Desikachar - The Heart of Yoga. What would you like to learn to tailor, and adapt, to work for you within … Continue reading “…the yoga practice must be tailored to fit each person.”

“But yoga affects the mind, primarily, and each person’s mind is different.”

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Another quote from T.K.V Desikachar's The Heart of Yoga which has stood out: "The way yoga is taught nowadays often gives the impression that there is one solution to everyone's problems and one treatment for every illness. But yoga affects the mind, primarily, and each person's mind is different." T.K.V Desikachar - The Heart of … Continue reading “But yoga affects the mind, primarily, and each person’s mind is different.”

Diversity in yoga

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When setting up this account and brand, I struggled to find images of people practicing yoga that weren't thin, white, young, cisgender passing and incredibly flexible and strong. The majority of images portrayed handstands or arm balances. Is it any wonder that yoga is seen as something so exclusive, and so many people are scared … Continue reading Diversity in yoga

“The starting point is never the teacher’s needs but those of the student”

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As part of my pre-training reading this quote from T.K.V Desikachar's 'The Heart of Yoga' really resonated with me. What makes my father's yoga teachings unique, is his insistence on attending to each individual and to his or her uniqueness. If we respect each person individually, it naturally means we will always start from where … Continue reading “The starting point is never the teacher’s needs but those of the student”