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LIVE WITH INTENTION

 

"I ask myself why we do not practice, just for those few moments of time in which death has leant us our bodies"

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

 
 

What to expect..
 

Class takes the form of modern western postural yoga, taught within the context of Buddhist & Yogic philosophies.

 

Emphasis is on movement with mindful awareness, learning how to develop a deeply contemplative experience. We learn how to 'tune in’ so that we can feel our way, rather than forcing in any way. 

We work with the body intelligently, progressively, integrating movement with breath.

 

The fluidity of vinyasa (conscious placement) is combined with periods of holding asanas for more extended lengths and when appropriate using props to further deepen the felt sense.

 

The dynamic & fluid practices heat the body and build strength, endurance & flexibility. The restorative postures help relax the muscles, tissues and nervous system encouraging a release of deeply held tension while replenishing energy.

 

An integrative & absorbed experience.

About me..

Practicing for 15 years, with +1000 hours of yoga & meditation training experience, the heart of my influence comes from the Sangyé Yoga School where I trained with

Cat Alip-Douglas & Phil Douglas.

Introduced to the Jivamukti method in 2010, what had originally started as purely a physical practice awakened the journey towards a spiritual one too. 

 

Coming from a dance background, which brought about major injury my practice combines a strong sense of discipline - but with awareness - together with a deep respect for what the body has to teach.

 

My studies are rooted predominately in Buddhist teachings, which form the foundation for my approach to my yoga practice.

 

By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness, I strive to promote an understanding of the interdependency of all these aspects.. ultimately for the purpose of spiritual transformation.

some training & major influences 

Sangyé Yoga School Cat Alip-Douglas & Phil Douglas

 Vajrasati Yoga School with Jim Tarran & Khadine Morcom

Meditation Instructor Training Program; Open Heart Project, Susan Piver

Nangi Shedra; Kagyu Samye Ling 3 Year  Buddhist Study Programme

Two-Year Contemplative Studies Program (Tibetan Buddhism), Dr Miles Neale

Total Yoga Nidra Foundation Course; Yoga Nidra Network, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

Indian Philosophy: Paths & Worldviews; Dr Jeffrey Long

 
 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday 

10-11.15am Flow & Restore

The Yoga Garden, Knepp Safari 

 

6-7pm Flow & Restore

The Loft (above little dippers), Brighton

£10 cash (text me to book) / or book via moveGB

Thursday 

5-6pm Inner Warrior: Movement to Meditation

The Yoga Garden, Knepp Safari 

7.30-8.45pm Sangyé Yoga: Dynamic Vinyasa

The Yoga Garden, Knepp Safari 

Private group tuition and one to one classes available, please get in touch directly

Join on Retreat... 2019/2020

Rou Estate, CORFU

11-16 MAY 2020

details to come.. please register interest at this stage

The Rou Estate is a venue that is not only unique in its location but infused in barefoot luxury within beautiful natural surroundings whilst overlooking some of the most breathtaking views over the Ionian sea. 

We will build the foundations to develop a strong, conscious, meditative practice progressively deepening  our experience over the 5 days.

NEPAL, OCTOBER 2020

details to come.. please register interest at this stage

Join on Retreat... 2020

Rou Estate, CORFU

11-16 MAY 2020

details to come.. please register interest at this stage

The Rou Estate is a venue that is not only unique in its location but infused in barefoot luxury within beautiful natural surroundings whilst overlooking some of the most breathtaking views over the Ionian sea. 

We will build the foundations to develop a strong, conscious, meditative practice progressively deepening  our experience over the 5 days.

NEPAL, OCTOBER 2020

details to come.. please register interest at this stage

TESTIMONIALS

"Sometimes, just sometimes you come across somebody who is doing something that they were so obviously put on this earth to do. From the first of her classes I was blessed enough to attend it was evident that Sam was just such a person. Embodying all of the principles of yoga, her passion for the practice and sincere commitment to sharing her knowledge and wisdom are obvious and are expressed in a fun and playful manner and always with serious intention. Sam will encourage you to explore what you believe to be your limits and at the same time convince you to be happy with where you are. If you can get to one of her classes - go. If you can't get to one of her classes- go anyway!"

"Truly inspiring teacher. Sam's authenticity and her care for her students comes across with every considered sentence. She always makes me want to try my best even when this means leaving my comfort zone!"

"I have done bits of Yoga on and off for years but starting with Sam has been a total game changer. The time and attention she puts into every student gives you confidence in your ability and has made me want to develop my practise. She is thoughtful, wise and funny and I leave her classes feeling mentally and physically restored. A truly excellent teacher."

"Sam is a truly amazing and inspiring teaching. The composition of her sequences and beautiful and very balanced, meaning that by the time you get towards a ‘peak’ pose your body is beautifully warm to be able to manage it. Her physical assists allow me to reach deeper in to the asana is a safe and accessible way. Most of all I love her beautiful Buddhist based teachings. I have taken so much of what she has said in to my daily life, really making my life and the life of those around be better in every way. I am so grateful for her teachings and the teachings of her teachers. Anyone would be blessed to be taught by Sam!"

"Sam’s passion for yoga radiates from her. The breathing and meditation section of her practice evokes a sense of peace and calmness, of wellbeing and focus. Her asana practices are challenging. Sam encourages you to work to the best of your ability on any given day. She is always there to support and encourage. Her excellent hands on assists give valuable assurance that your postures are as good as they can be."