WE START WHERE YOU ARE… EACH TIME
Rooted in the traditional Yoga asana, my style addresses Western research in anatomy, biomechanics, mindfulness and embodied movement. This holistic approach works with the physical, emotional and mental aspects of you and elicits greater body awareness and experience of inner aliveness.
Depending on your current needs, the teachings may emphasise a correct skeletomuscular alignment e.g. working with injury or pain. When going through periods of elevated stress and anxiety you may be encouraged and guided to find release and emotional stability by engaging in a more spontaneous, body-led practice with less verbal instruction.
PRACTICING SOMATICALLY INSPIRED YOGA, YOU WILL:
Restore a full joint mobility
Inspire inner confidence and greater physical expression
Break through habitual movement patterns
Enhance your body’s sensitivity and receptivity
Build a greater intimacy with your practice
I offer sessions for couples and small groups.
Sharing a practice weaves a subtle bond that helps deepen your mutual sense of empathy and understanding; and it is through this sharing of your strengths and vulnerabilities that you learn to build a greater connection and trust.
All sessions are tailored to address your individual needs.
HOW IT WORKS
Private sessions take place at your convenience in the intimacy of your home.
Our initial, often 8 weeks or longer, commitment, provides me with a more detailed insight into your needs and objectives and allows me to tune into your process in a more subtle and individualised way.
Before we meet, I offer an initial 15 min phone/video call consultation. It is vital for me to make sure we are the right fit. We then schedule an introductory session to allow me to further understand your needs and create
bespoke weekly sessions designed to support you and your life.
It is my utmost wish for you to see and experience a tangible shift in your well-being within a short period of time. However, it is vital to understand that each process is unique; healing and growth cannot be rushed.
Our work together is a mutual commitment to the journey.
Incredibly passionate, energetic and empathetic.
My husband was sceptical at first. He thought we would spend out time laying down and chanting. He was wrong. You adapt the classes to our bodies and push us. It is a good thorough workout, it’s tough sometimes, and yet you are also caring, encouraging and considerate.
You really focus on our individual needs and tailor classes to what will benefit us the most; challenge us in all the right ways with patience.
What I love about your classes is that they are really fluid, they feel very strong and feminine. They are classes guided by the principle of being embodied and connected to the sensations of the body.
It feels safe to move beyond the edges of the lines. It empowers me to really own my practice.
My understanding of my body and breath has really developed and I have learnt to bring a fluidity and awareness to my movements as well as a deeper knowledge to tap into postures. You create a unique and enriching practice.
Her knowledge of yoga and of the variety she brings to every class is outstanding. I would highly recommend practising with Ashka.
Gone are my back and hip problems, now I feel much better and less prone to aches and pains in the old places. I would thoroughly recommend Ashka.
I truly appreciate your understanding of physiology and the body; it helps reassure us that you know what’s best for us especially when our bodies are feeling weak or injured.
Over 6 years you have helped me immeasurably with navigating old musculoskeletal injuries, core weakness and dysfunctional movement patterns.