Treatments & Therapies
There are many different services available within the therapy rooms located at The Pavilion Chichester. Designed to care for your body and mind, they range from talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapies, to acupuncture and massage, as well as practical functions such as podiatry and health/life coaching and nutritional therapies.
Below is a list of the independent teachers & therapists currently practicing in The Pavilion. Please contact the practitioners directly for further information and to book a session. (Some practitioners offer one on one sessions as well as weekly group classes.)
Phone: 07769 641 886
Strengths based Coach
I am a professionally trained and qualified coach and a Director Coach of my Community Interest Company (CIC). I practice a Character Strengths based coaching approach which allows my clients to develop and grow.
I offer a variety of coaching options designed to fit with you and your own lifestyle and ambitions. From an intense six week Power Block of six sessions to a six month programme of up to 15 sessions which then enables you to tailor your own personal growth.
My clients typically are individuals who are seeking to develop themselves or invoke meaningful change. I do not work for organisations, preferring instead to coach personal goals so that my clients may find a balance between work and life enabling them to discover success and be comfortable in contributing effectively to both realms. I am ethically based, adhering to the Association for Coaching (AC) code of ethics, and hold professional indemnity insurance. I am a member of the Henley Centre for Coaching and The Association for Coaching.
Phone: 07765 820234
Personal Development Coach
I am an ICF accredited Personal Development trainer and coach and I love what I do.
I work with individuals who want to make changes in their lives, changes that will bring about greater levels of contentment. I work with people who want to achieve more in their lives, whether that be in their personal lives or in their careers. I work with people to support them in changing their mindset or habits so they can be more effective in all that they do.
As a coach I am someone who listens, questions, supports, motivates and challenges but above all I am your biggest cheerleader when it comes to you achieving what you want to achieve.
To find out more book in for a free 30-minute pre-consultation session.
Phone: 07401 064334
Electrologist – Permanent hair removal
Hello, I am Leah and I specialize in permanent hair removal through the use of Electrolysis. As someone who has suffered from unwanted hair, I fully understand the embarrassment and anxiety it can cause. However, it was not until my teenage daughter starting showing signs of anxiety from having problems with facial hair that I started to look into permanent hair removal.
After trying a number of different treatments with varying degrees of failure we eventually discovered electrolysis. The results were amazing and within a few months most of the unwanted hairs on her face were significantly reduced and best of all, not growing back.
At the start of the treatment we were living in Canada and on coming back to England, finding an electrologist capable of achieving consistent results was very difficult. I decided there was a real need to provide a high quality and sympathetic electrolysis service for permanent hair removal nearer to home and that is how my journey into Electrolysis began.
I know first-hand the anxiety and embarrassment that unwanted hair can cause and will do everything in my power to help you achieve your goals within a safe, caring and relaxed environment.
Phone: 07434 865 389
Fabeauty Massage and Beauty Therapist
Chantelle van Vliet
Massage and Beauty Therapist
Beauty therapist specialising in all aspects of beauty including Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy, pioneering Tri-Wave L.E.D. Light Therapy, Manicure’s, Pedicure’s, eyelash brow tinting, Gel manicure and pedicure and waxing.
With over 25 years working in the aesthetics and beauty industry, I have a wealth of experience. My career has taken me worldwide, including Bermuda and Australia. I have worked for and managed prestigious spas and hotels treating high profile clientele.
On my return to the U.K. I qualified as a teacher-trainer in further education and taught Beauty Therapy and Massage Therapy at colleges in London and Bath before settling on the south coast continuing my career.
I pride myself on my professionalism and understanding of my client’s needs, which are paramount.
Phone: 07976 456 762
Counselling and Health Coaching integrated with EFT and other Energy Psychology approaches along with mindful embodied self-awareness and compassion.
I offer my work because I know from experience what it takes to transform a life. I have a gentle, safe, mature, approach founded on many years of professional trainings in nursing, counselling, health coaching and energy psychology. The roots of most of our physical and emotional suffering are stored in the cells of our body creating thoughts, feelings and stress in our nervous system. Much of this is caused by our life experiences and the self -beliefs that we have. This results in difficulties physically and emotionally. Talk therapies alone cannot get to the underlying causes of what limits us as they are encoded in the body as well as the mind. My integrated approach leads to more emotional balance, resilience and physical wellbeing.
I offer free 30 minutes ‘Way Forwards’ conversations to discover together whether I can support you.
Phone: 07702 285 113
Mental Health Clinician
I have extensive experience working as a Counsellor and Mental Health Practitioner in both short and long-term arrangements within a charity organisation and the NHS. I can help you find ways to promote helpful perspectives and solutions. Having a professional Counsellor to listen with empathy whilst honouring a person’s unique individual experience is hugely beneficial to finding answers and healing.
I have always had a passion for health and well-being and hold a positive view of mental health, thereby striving to work alongside you at your own pace. I trust that a human being has their answers and ability to self-heal given the right conditions. I offer a safe and confidential space that fosters creativity, personal growth, and individual autonomy.
I ensure to conduct myself professionally and consistently analyse my strengths and weaknesses. Clients have found me to help support and improve depression, anxiety, stress, grief, low self-esteem, low mood, effects of trauma, gaining different and renewed perspectives and direction, negative thoughts and working positively through relationship issues.
Phone: 07760 886552
Hi I’m Marie. I am a professional and friendly counsellor for individuals 16 and over. I offer face to face sessions in Chichester and Petersfield.
We all experience problems in life, and sometimes they can feel too big to carry alone. Talking things through with someone and expressing yourself can help you to understand your feelings and thoughts: enabling you to heal and grow. I will work alongside you to create a unique relationship that is helpful to you. Supporting you in finding ways to manage and move forward. My own life experience and working with others has shown me how beneficial this can be. I appreciate that we are all different so I engage with a combination of therapeutic techniques within the humanistic approach and can work with you on a long or short term basis.
I have worked with a wide range of issues, I am trauma informed and have also worked with individuals from military/service families. I am fully insured and a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
When looking for a counsellor, it’s important to find the right fit for you. Call or email me – we can meet in person for a free 30 minute chat to explore how we can work together.
Phone: 07512 790807
I have worked as a counsellor for the past 10 years. Through this time, I have developed an effective means of supporting clients in crisis. I specialise in obesity depression, anxiety and addictions.
Working Humanistically means clients can explore their whole life experience, rather than singular blocks, particularly combining the past ,present and future if needed instead of concentrating on one specific area, helping you to gain a more complete understanding of the underlying issues related to these difficulties. My experience of working with clients over a 9 year period has shown me that this is one of the most effective methods of fostering lasting change.
You may have considered counselling as a way forward, but have been unsure of what it involves. Taking the steps to find a counsellor could be one of the most important, and possibly life changing decisions you will make.
I am Lucy and I have been a counsellor since 2010.
Why counselling? You may be experiencing thoughts and feelings that are causing you distress and preventing you from living a full and grounded life. Speaking with someone who is not part of your family gives you the space to be truly heard and by developing a strong counselling alliance we can focus on specific issues in the broader context of your everyday life.
I work as an integrative counsellor which means that I use different theoretical approaches and I am a member of the BACP. I have experience of working with clients through Bereavement and Loss, Low self-esteem, Anger, Trauma, Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Covid related issues such as Social isolation and loneliness, End of life issues and Lack of Confidence.
Working in nature, in a natural environment can be particularly beneficial. I am increasingly working outside in a natural setting and offering clients the opportunity to discover the emotional, psychological and physical benefits of outdoor therapy. Contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange an introductory session
Dr Hannah Graydon
Counselling Psychologist, PsychD, BSc.
I am a registered counselling psychologist with over 10 years experience of working with people with a range of difficulties from mild to severe and enduring. As a counselling psychologist I draw upon a variety of evidence based models in order to support you in the most effective way. Trained in humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT and mindfulness as well as currently embarking on EMDR accreditation. This means I can deliver treatment that is specifically designed for your needs.
Experienced across a variety of settings (young people’s services, charities such as Mind, NHS). I currently work within a specialist NHS acute care service in a leading University Hospital as well as working across a critical care ward during the pandemic providing frontline psychological support and consultation. Alongside this I have a private practice for adults and young people.
I offer therapy for a range of issues, including (but not limited to) anxiety, abuse,depression, eating disorders, trauma (inc.PTSD and complex presentations), bereavement, self esteem and stress, for example, as well as couples therapy. As a Counselling Psychologist who has completed a clinical practitioner doctorate, you can be assured you will be working with a highly trained professional (min. 6 years full time training) who is regulated by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). Please contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss your needs.
Shari A. Jessie
Person-Centred psychotherapy and counselling
Person-centred psychotherapy and counselling is grounded in the idea that people are self-motivated to ‘live their best lives’ if the conditions around them are supportive. When relationships have empathic understanding, genuine and authentic communication, and acceptance of the other person, people feel more inclined to be honest to themselves about themselves and to seek new and more constructive ways of living.
I am an American born and US/UK trained person-centred therapist and I have wanted to help people in some way for as long as I can remember. I provide a confidential, empathetic and non-judgmental, but also honest and real space for you to explore what’s going on for you. You take the lead in the work that we do together, and I will adapt my practice to meet your individual needs.
I am a registered member of the BACP which means that I adhere to their guidelines, ensuring I work with you in a committed, confidential, and ethical way. I approach my practice with sensitivity, humour and compassion. Being a part of your journey to feeling and living the way you want would be my absolute privilege. Let’s work together to figure out what’s getting in the way of that.
I offer a free 15 minute initial consultation to see if we could be a good fit. So, please get in touch.
Phone: 07882 574433
Empower You Counselling
Counsellor, Coach and Trainer
I am Psychodynamic trained and work in an Integrative way, which means this is your journey! I will be empowering you to explore and choose what works for You. My special interests are working with issues around confidence and self esteem; sometimes struggles in these areas mean you can feel isolated, unappreciated, and unheard. In our sessions you may explore why you experience these feelings, and I can help you to find your inner voice so you can start to lead the life you want. Honouring and valuing your uniqueness and helping you finding your place in the world which can be so liberating.
Alongside my private practice I currently work with Frontline 19, providing counselling to NHS and other frontline staff during this pandemic. I am a Counselling Tutor and have many years’ experience as a trainer and coach. I am a BACP registered therapist and adhere to their Ethical Framework and have regular supervision to support my safe practice as a counsellor.
Having someone there for you can make a huge difference. Please do get in touch by email or phone and I am very happy to have an initial chat to go through how counselling would work for you, and to understand what you would like to get out of it. I look forward to hearing from you!
Phone: 01243 256 332/07494 537 856
I qualified with a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling in 2011. I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor undertaking one to one and group supervision sessions.
I have a person-centred approach and I believe that we each have the innate ability to move forward but at times, accessing this ability can feel impossible. Thinking about having counselling is a major and sometimes daunting first step but is a brave move forward. Mental health can be fragile, but in therapy, by gaining an understanding of how we work as individuals and what may be going on for us internally can be illuminating and help us to grow. I see the counselling relationship as a journey made together to explore, discover and to unearth hidden resources. Working creatively with words, art and nature can also support change and re-ignite hope.
I have a wide experience of working with trauma, both with adults and young people. The impact of trauma often goes unacknowledged and is misunderstood by others. Additionally, I work in the areas of loss, abuse, relationships, anxiety, eating disorders, self harm and depression.
I am a degree qualified and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited psychological therapist with 10 years experience of working with a range of presenting problems often resulting in symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Prior to counselling I worked in healthcare which developed my awareness for holistic care and the impact of physical illness, physical changes, and recovery. Private practice gives me the opportunity to offer flexible longer term therapy.
Fundamentally I aim to increase your self-awareness, enabling you to make your own choices based upon your individual needs, values and beliefs. Additionally I facilitate focus upon building resilience and coping to face challenges and difficulties moving forward.
I experience every session with everyone as new and unique. I talk with candour and care and I place labels to the side allowing you autonomy and individuality in reaching your goals and future coping.
Therapy need not be the last resort but rather a reflection of great self care, health priority and development. It is separate to other relationships in your life, allowing freedom to speak without hesitation and fear of judgement or advice. Therapy is unique.
MA Psychotherapeutic Counselling, PGDip Person-centred Counselling, MBACP (Registered).
Qualified 2009, Registered 2013, lecturer in counselling since 2010 and currently Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling at University of Chichester. Previous roles include addictions counselling for CRI and student counselling for University of Winchester.
I work from an integrative/ pluralistic Humanistic approach which means that I feel your view on the world is important, you already have the tools within you to make great changes, and by exploring your experience together in the ways that suit you best we can get somewhere helpful.
With particular experience in addictions, identity, abuse, depression, not quite knowing what’s ‘wrong’, 18-25s, bereavement and loss, self-esteem and relationships, I am here to listen without judgement to whatever you want to bring. If I feel you’d be best helped by a specialist or group in a particular area I can assist with that too.
Phone: 07946 039475
Counsellor / Talk therapist / Hypnotherapist
When you’re not feeling right with your life, talking about it to someone and letting them help you make positive changes and look at the way you think about everything can be really beneficial. Sometimes just talking and changing your habits is enough. Depending on your troubles, Hypnotherapy can help, whether that be for dealing with confidence building, anxiety, stress management, insomnia, relationships, pain management and lots more. It’s a therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.As a qualified and experienced Wellbeing Therapist, I’m here to listen to your troubles and support you with making positive changes in your life so that you can move forward.
Phone: 07743 234499
Soft Tissue and Sports and Remedial Massage Therapists
I am a qualified as a Sports Therapist and Fitness Trainer as well as level 5 Soft Tissue Therapist with over 25 years experience. I have lived and worked in The Alps and Pyrenees, as well as the West Coast of France, which has allowed me to make the most of my enjoyment of mountain sports and life on the coast. Formally a ski instructor and swimming teacher, I understand the progression through sport and exercise from beginner to expert.
I have worked with athletes and personalities in the worlds of MotoGP, World Superbikes, Formula One, as well as with rugby, gymnastics, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and golf – at all levels. Asides from working in the world of sports, I have helped people from all walks of life in search of sports and remedial massage; as a result of the stress and strains of work and day-to-day living.
Working in a busy solicitor’s office part time, I have a real understanding of the stresses and strains that the body undergoes whilst sat at a desk for long hours of work and as such focus on helping my clients understand any posturally related stresses and strains with a focus on self awareness.
Soft Tissue and Sports and Remedial Massage Therapists
I am a qualified as a Sports Therapist and Fitness Trainer as well as level 5 Soft Tissue Therapist with over 25 years experience.
I’ve spent a number of years working abroad, in The Alps and Pyrenees as well as the West Coast of France – whilst actively pursuing my love of the mountains and sea. During this time, I ran and oversaw a luxury hydrotherapy centre and gym as well as treating top athletes and personalities in the fields of MotoGP and World Superbikes, to professional Football, Skiing, Snowboarding, Enduro, BMX, and downhill mountain biking. This also includes long-distance runners, rugby players, surfers, golfers and those in search of massage for aches and pains from activity, work, or life in general.
As an asthma sufferer, I understand the importance of keeping the muscles involved in respiration in good condition, and can easily relate to the postural difficulties caused by this condition. I am very focused on helping my clients find lasting solutions to their aches and pains and performance. I use a number of soft tissue techniques as well as cupping and taping as required.
Soft Tissue & Remedial Therapist
– initially trained in Sports Massage and now offering a wide scope of Bodywork Techniques.
‘I work to provide bespoke programs according to a client’s specific needs; Sports people, pain relief, recovery, conditioning and strengthening; before & after surgery or injury and pregnancy massage.
I encourage a wholistic approach to health and wellbeing in general.
As a practitioner I aim to address each case according to an individual’s exact requirements – techniques including; Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial & Neuromuscular Release, Muscle Energy Technique
Using my understanding of the systems within the muscular skeletal, the body’s function and various mechanisms, I can help to reduce pain and discomfort.
I also offer gentle treatments to alleviate stress, reduce inflammation and restore equilibrium and balance to the body.
My fee is £80 for 1 hours treatment
Member of the LSSM, ISRM ~ The Governing Body of highly qualified Practitioners
Homeopath & Bioresonance Practitioner
Lic,SDSHom,CTHa,Dip Paediatric Homeopathy
I qualified as a licenced homeopath over 15 years ago at The South Downs School of Homeopathy. I then completed a further year’s training in Paediatric Homeopathy. I am also a Bioresonance Practitioner, I use the Quantum Scio, which is a health screening system which helps in giving indicators as to the imbalances in the body. e.g vitamin deficiences. I love what I do and am passionate about helping others to have a happier and healthier life.
Homeopathy is used to treat many different health issues including if you are feeling generally unwell, run down or lethargic, feeling your off balance or off quilter. Homeopathy does not interfere or conflict with allopathic medicines and works well alongside conventional medicine. I combine the Quantum SCIO Bioresonance and Homeopathy when treating patients. Some patients prefer homeopathic treatment on its own and some come and see me for the Quantum SCIO Bioresonance, e.g to test for allergies, vitamin and allergy deficiencies.
I treat adults aswell as new born infants and children. As a Paediatric Homeopath, I often work with both parents and children. If you would like to have homeopathic treatment for your family, we can work out a package that suits you and your family.
Phone: 07735 615 651
Dr Liz Leek
Aka The Women’s Wellbeing Doctor & Founder of The Women’s Wellbeing Clinic, has dedicated her career to understanding the root cause of women’s health problems. As a result of personal experience and a relentlessly inquisitive mind she is making it her mission to help women understand their bodies, the symptoms they experience and help them to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through the use of a functional and integrated approach to identify and manage the root cause of their problems.
Dr Leek continues to work as an NHS GP and therefore really can provide the overarching view of treatments available. She believes in finding the right approach for each woman.
The Women’s Wellbeing Clinic is a holistic medicine clinic that focuses on Women’s Health with the aim of helping to educate women and identify the root cause of their health problems, empowering women to greater health and wellbeing.
The clinic can help with all mannner of Women’s health issues from the menopause / perimenopause, PCOS, endometriosis, PMDD, Pelvic pain, sleep issues, Thyroid problems and general ‘hormonal imbalances’. The clinic has a multidisciplinary team, headed by GP Dr Liz Leek, ensuring that you get the best level of care to suit each individual and their needs.
Hello, I’m Luci, I’m a huge believer in the transformative potential of Pilates and teach classes which are inclusive, focussing on progression not perfection. My approach is relaxed yet committed and when we finish you will feel taller and mindfully rested. My ambition is to create and help a community of like-minded people who want to improve how they feel, stay flexible, agile and strong, now and as we get older, benefitting our overall well-being.
You’re in safe hands! I’ve personally practised Pilates since 2004 and am a qualified Pilates teacher, committed to continued development training and a member of the Body Control Pilates Association. Above all else, I want my classes to be fun, relaxing and beneficial to you.
Phone: 07970 833 354
In my Tai Chi classes I reflect all the aspects of Grand Master San Gee Tam’s teaching and the curriculum the school offers, Personal Development in all areas of life and the cultivation of Happy Chi. I want to inspire students so they benefit from Tai Chi as much as I do, having fun and enjoyment, depth of experience and to nurture personal development. From being a Tai Chi student in 1992 I turned to assisting around 1999 and then qualified as a Golden Flower Tai Chi Instructor in 2005 and joined the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain as an instructor member. I am also a qualified Reflexologist and Physiotherapist. My unique knowledge and experience through the combination of Physiotherapy, Tai Chi and Reflexology allows me to approach each student as an individual from a holistic point of view and support them as a whole being in their Health and their Self-development
Phone: 07763 474397
Phone: 07932 959998
My name is Toni and I run a local business called Feed Me Momma. I teach yoga, delivery service of healthy plant based meal prep. I am chef for yoga retreats and run my own cookery demos and supper clubs.
I am so happy to add to my timetable a class here at the pavilion every Friday at 9.30 am
I would love to see lots of new faces and new yogis stepping onto their mats knowing I create a space we can all lean into without judgement or self comparison. I teach in vinyasa style but always keep it chilled and accessible for all. You will gain physical strength from a regular yoga practice and hopefully feel more grounded.
Lots of lovely movement to help our journeys towards longevity and wellness
I am passionate for wellness as a whole and yoga and stillness is the key to my happiness, so I hope I can inspire the same practice into your daily routines. So let’s get this into action and come grab a mat!
Phone: 07480 162 162
Hi, I’m Kate! Level 3 certified personal trainer, group fitness coach and busy mum of two boys, a lover of the ocean and cold water sea dips – I juggle work and family life, fighting all the while to maintain a little all important time for myself to fill my cup!
I understand how busy life can be and that’s all the more reason to prioritise time for yourself, I offer group fitness classes that give you the opportunity to focus some of your attention on you, to grow strong, powerful and feel accomplished, I promise that in making time to take better care of yourself you’ll be better able to care for those who need you most.
I’ll coach you how to build your body along with your body awareness, because great form is the foundation to all progress – this is training that will empower you with the understanding of what your working and where you should be feeling the benefit so that you maximise your effort throughout every moment of each workout! Attend class regularly and you’ll surprise yourselves with what you can achieve – you’ll discover the changes you desire in your physique will come as an added bonus to the huge array of health, wellness and mindset benefits you’ll gain along with your improved physical fitness.
Together we’re creating an amazing community of awesome, empowering one another to feel strong, confident and capable and I’d love for you to join us!
Phone: 07308 604 831
As a qualified pre-and post natal specialist I understand the importance of staying strong during your pregnancy, preparing for your birth and making the right decisions in your postnatal recovery exercise. Having taught postnatal fitness for several years now and continuing my pre and postnatal education, I feel passionate in helping and educating other mums, so they can make safe and effective exercise and nutrition choices during their pre and postnatal journeys. I can help you become successful in our own fitness goal; whether it is to lose weight, strengthen and tone your body, prepare your body for birth or most importantly feel good about you again. Some of my classes are held outside which not only adds to your endorphin levels, it also has an amazing positive impact on your mental health.
Phone: 07799 444 343
Phone: 01243 776393
Phone: 07831 869055
I came across yoga and meditation in 1997 which ignited my passion for Self Growth and Self Realisation. I was driven by a sense of knowing that the incessant chatter of the monkey mind, with all the suffering it brings was optional, and that happiness, peace and freedom were much better choices! In 1999 after several months of experiencing Kundalini Rising, my path to serving others out of their suffering accelerated and has since had the blessing to learn several enlightened teachers.
I partner with clients to use their core energy to find freedom from imbalances such as anger, negative stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, money blocks, PMT, menopause, headaches, monkey mind, PTSD, digestive issues etc, and increase vitality, prosperity, resilience, confidence and harmony.
I am committed to getting clients deep and lasting results using a combination of Kundalini Yoga and Therapy, The Direct Path, Core Energy Coaching and Leadership, IPEC CPC, ELI-MP, Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Life Style and Nutrition Analysis, Sound and Energy Healing. I work with the principle that Self Mastery and Self Realisation are our natural state of being, and just need to be uncovered.
My classes take influences from buddhism and hinduism as well as from other tribal cultures providing powerful insights to living a life more connected to each other, our energy and the planet. Classic yoga sequencing, preparation for postures with a general emphasis on breath work and alignment feature in each class. Where possible bringing in additional movements to these postures from kundalini yoga and qi gong that help us connect to the flow of prana, qi (chi) or sami in and around our bodies. Encouraging us to re-connect to our senses and expand these beyond our physical bodies and back out into the world around us.
Workshops and some classes have drumming, meditation, cleansing and rattling. Including connecting to certain areas of the body (heart intelligence, pineal gland, gut instinct) as well as focusing on elements in nature (earth, water, air, fire, spirit). Workshops also include themes of journeying to non-ordinary reality (lower, middle and upper worlds). All helping to raise our awareness and bring balance to our lives and bodies.
I am a yoga and meditation instructor and I am extremely passionate about the benefits that yoga can offer mind, body and spirit. I have been practising yoga for a number of years and completed a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training course in India in the summer of 2019. It is my mission to make yoga and meditation accessible to everybody regardless of their individual ability. More recently I became a psychology graduate and will be working as a freelance researcher exploring the benefits of mindfulness, which I will feel will go hand in hand with my teaching; allowing me to continue learning and integrating new knowledge into my classes.
Yoga is not about being flexible, it is about showing up for yourself with no expectations of how your practice should go. It is about going inward, to observe the body and mind. It allows us to become better connected to our true selves; a way of finding the best version of yourself. It is about discovering that the negative voices in our head telling us what we “can’t” or “shouldn’t” do are not true. It is about slowing down from the busy world and connecting to something greater than yourself. Yoga is the ultimate practice of love.