YOUR YOGA TEACHERS
In our modern hectic lifestyles we have little time or consideration to connect with ourselves and notice our unconscious habits and to feel calm and have mental clarity. We tend to only slow down and notice when things go wrong like an illness, injury or a nervous breakdown.
Our bodies have an innate ability to heal them selves when given the right conditions. Nowadays we are constantly busy and stressed flooding our bodies with too much of the potentially damaging hormones adrenaline and cortisol. The human body with its intricate joint system for amazing potentiality is designed to move every 20 minutes. Our modern technology through work and leisure pursuits (television, phones and computers) leaves us sat for hours in a similar position thus compromising their health and creating imbalances. Similarly our passion for fitness and sports can drive us through long hours of repetitive training with implications of joint overuse and resultant imbalances. In these mind and body classes we will develop the ability to focus inwardly, to listen and observe so we can start the practice of noticing our unconscious and unhelpful habits of tension and sub-optimal motor recruitment patterns and replace them with more useful ones. Our goal is to restore normal function so life and all the things we love to do will become easier and more enjoyable. We will lose tension and become more efficient, have more energy and be able to breathe more optimally. We will acquire the skill of noticing ourselves when we start to become tense and how to relax . Living in the present is so important and these sessions will give you that unique experience to self monitor and adjust through internal feedback mechanisms in place. To find a quiet space out of our busy lifestyles and become better people when we return to them and to feel empowered knowing that we always have that ability to be calm and focused whenever we need it so we can make better decisions about our relationships with ourselves and others.
Sammi Hack has been a yoga practitioner for nearly a decade, though she began her yoga teaching journey in 2017.
Starting as a children’s yoga teacher after training with Rainbow Kids Yoga, Sammi expanded to teaching adults after completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India in 2018. In 2019, Sammi joined Mini Me Yoga to train adults in how to lead yoga for the children in their lives. Sammi practices and has studied various styles of yoga including vinyasa, hatha, ashtanga, Iyengar, and yin yoga, and her teachings are inspired by all of these styles. Sammi leads yogis of all ages, abilities, and experience levels in their yoga practice with the aim supporting them in achieving mental stillness and strengthening their mind-body connection.
Clair-Louise Walsh is originally from London but her thirst for experience and and her free spirit has led her to many corners of the Earth.
With a background in performing arts, Clair decided to combine her passion for dance, drama and gymnastics with her love of teaching and gained qualifications in Laban movement, acro and artistic gymnastic coaching. Clair-Louise trained to be a Children’s yoga teacher in London 2013 and began teaching Children’s Yoga and family Yoga classes in Luxembourg. She followed this by becoming an ambassador for International company ‘Mini-Me Yoga’ enabling her to offer workshops across Europe, training parents and childcare providers to teach yoga to the children in their care. In 2016, Clair-Louise graduated from the Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh, India with a 200 hour teaching certificate and you can now find her on the mat guiding you through some Vinyasa groove.
I am a yoga teacher with a sense of humour and a touch of fun. I am a fully qualified 500 hour British Wheel of Yoga teacher and I deliver a style of yoga that is not easy but is accesible to all it is mindful and inward looking and i like to pay attention to combining your physical practice with your breath and your mind.
My style is called Hatha and its yoga on the recuperative side. This means a lot of long floor based stretches and staying in postures for a while encouraging deep stretches into tendons, ligaments and fascia. I love a mindful practice and I do a lot of work combining your breathing with your physical yoga, most of my students however Want less of my physical yoga and more of my guided relaxations so please enjoy these as well.
I trained extensivley in Thailand in deep tissue acupressure massage and have done thousands of massage therapy treatments over the years. I have trained in Clinical Hypnotheray and I am a qualified Gym Instructor.
Sandra is a caring and thoughtful Yoga Teacher, who has been living and teaching in London, until she recently moved back to her home country Portugal.
She has always been fascinated with movement and over a decade ago she decided to start exploring the mind-body connection that Yoga has to offer. This was an incredible journey of self-exploration and healing, as she suffered from severe anxiety and stress and Yoga has helped her to come back to a natural balance. And so she decided to share these incredible tools with others and help them on their own personal journey too.
She trained Vinyasa and Prana inspired flow with the Aditya Yoga School and Yin Yoga with Norman Blair. She's attended several immersions on restorative Yoga and anatomy and is currently working towards her 500 hours certification with Alessandra Pecorella.
Additionally she is also a massage therapist and Sound Practitioner.