Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Sheffield

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Fellow partner at Yoga Shala, Nicola has been teaching Yoga in the UK for the last 3 years but practicing for 6 years. Nicola was initially mentored by Lesley Sheridan in South London and formalised her Ashtanga Teacher Training with Brain Cooper and Nawajoyti of Union Yoga, Edinburgh. Nicola has also been fortunate enough to train with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli in Pregnancy Yoga at the Life Centre London and with YogaBugs.

Nicola is looking at ways to expand her teacher skills and has recently completed Brian Coopers Thai Massage training course, as well as embarking on Brian’s 500 hour Yoga Alliance Diploma that will involve assisting Brian at his workshops to be held at the Shala.
Nicola is passionate about making yoga accessible for everyone and looks to every new student for inspiration as well as the diverse styles of yoga in the world today.

Pregnancy yoga offers benefits to both you and your child as it can help to maintain general well being throughout your pregnancy and, using some of the techniques taught, beyond.

In the classes we will aim to focus on our inner and outer body needs at this time.

We will maintain an asana practice that will allow our bodies to keep supple without straining and give us vital energy boosts. We will practice ways in which yoga can help to relieve our stresses and anxieties and ways in which we can work towards meaningful relaxation and restful sleep.

Using tried and tested techniques we will explore how pregnancy yoga can help to relieve common minor ailments during pregnancy and how yogic practices can be used to help manage and relieve pain in labour and child birth.

Finally, we will practice yoga that can help you bond with your unborn child through breathing and visualisation techniques.

Yoga at any time in life will bring benefits to the practitioner. Yoga during pregnancy allows a unique opportunity for self nurturing, promoting physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing not only for you as the practitioner but your unborn child.

The classes offer a holistic programme of breath work, relaxation, postures, movement, voice/sound work and meditations suited to all stages of pregnancy, from 12 - 42 weeks. Pregnancy yoga enhances the vitality, mobility, general health and emotional well-being of the expectant mother; it also provides a valuable quiet space in which to form a bond with the unborn child and to prepare for birth – enjoy!

Thai Massage
Thai Massage works on the whole body using yoga based stretching techniques. It is often referred to as ‘applied physical yoga' and is the perfect accompaniment for regular yoga practitioners who want to deepen/enhance their practice.
Thai Massage can be adapted to suit all levels of fitness and flexibility and is a unique and invigorating massage technique.

Beginners courses
Our tailor made course is suited for complete beginners or those returning to their ashtanga practice, and is designed to give an all round introduction to all the basics to enable you to confidently join our regular ‘beginners plus’ ashtanga classes. Over the 5 weeks we will cover breathing, bandhas, base flexibility, the sun salutations and most of the standing postures.