I teach parent and baby, parent and toddler, children, teens, adults and families in my home studio in central Dumfries(next to Lidl & Morrison’s supermarkets nr Brooms Road). The studio is beautifully light and airy. It is accessed by a flight of stairs, so please contact me to discuss you needs. It’s a little oasis in the town centre for you to reconnect with yourself, or your partner/child/family.
There is a gap between crawling age and around 18 months for ‘boddlers’ or between baby and toddler, where yoga can be tricky as they explore the world around them! Therefore parent and toddler yoga is best suited to 2-3 years and beyond but younger children are certainly not excluded from sessions.
Traditionally yoga was taught on a one to one basis, its secret passed down from one wise sage to another. This method works beautifully because people are different. And the way in which they will relate to yoga and their needs will always vary.
I highly recommend private tuition as the best way to learn and a minimum of 5 sessions lasting an hour or 1.5 hours each should be your choice to let it take full effect. Traditionally yoga was taught on a one to one basis, its secret passed down from one wise sage to another. This method works beautifully because people are different. And the way in which they will relate to yoga and their needs will always vary.
I love to help others understand your body, and your yoga practice. I wish to make those poses that intimidate you seem less scary; and I wish that you feel good and comfortable practising in my presence and can go on to use what you have learnt at home, without me there!
Absolute beginners are given a fair chance to ask plenty of questions and learn the philosophical background of yoga, the language use and dynamics of an Vinyasa/Hatha practice. I encourage firm foundations and good habits so that you can be confident that you are practicing safely and productively.
Regular yogis can revel in going deeper, enjoying attention that you may not receive in a group class: physical adjustments, thai yoga massage, and direct cues. It is a chance to be introduced to things which are rarely introduced in group classes, refine and work on the specific parts of your practise that most need it, or get the chance to be creative and start designing your own sequences and 'flows'!We have fun!
Here are my hourly rates. These are kept reasonable to reflect my wish to share yoga with as many people and to keep the cost of investing in yoga low for people. I recommend that you buy a block of 7.5 hours, costing £175, or a block of 5 hours costing £125. occasionally, in the instance that you are trying yoga for the first time, one off bookings can be arranged at the following rates:
- 1 hour: £25
- 1.5 hours (recommended) £35
For young people (ages 5 - 18) and young adults(18 - 26) whom wish to try yoga but whom a class environment is not an option and feel that they cannot afford private tuition, please contact me anyway as I keep a few session slots free as part of my 'karma yogi' duties and will happily teach at whatever rates are suitable for the individual. I am a proud signatory of the Scottish Association for Mental Health’s Charter for Physical Activity and Sport since March 2019 and aim to make my classes supportive and accessible and hold space for those with mental health problems.
I kindly ask that Private Tuition students pay in advance please.
It is really helpful to me if you would use the first method (Online Bank Transfer or Paypal) but cash is accepted. I am unable to accept cheque.