Welcome to Yinspire
The home of Yin Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga on the Isle of Wight
Yin Yoga has been my passion over recent years Yin Yoga is a quieter practice, mostly floor based, less focused on exertion, and more focused on working with our lives, minds and bodies as we find them each day – maybe stress, anxiety, disappointments, aches, pains, bad backs, tummies. My interpretation of Yin Yoga is a warm hearted approach, less about doing, more about softly being. without strife.
My classes major on Yin Yoga, but weave in some classic Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, Mindfulness Meditation and elements of Yoga Therapy.
Much of our lives are Yang – active, energetic, doing, outward. Yin Yoga helps us balance this with the Yin aspects of life – stable, passive, nurturing, inward, restorative.
I am also a Yoga Therapist (Yoga Therapy for Mental Health, Minded Institute, London)
I offer Private Yoga Therapy Classes, specialising in Stress, Anxiety and Confidence; Back Complaints and Back Care; Rehabilitation and Adaptation; Digestive Health; Pain Conditions.
Yoga Therapy uses Yoga based techniques to promote wellbeing and address specific health concerns – physical, mental and emotional.
Yoga for Stuff
My approach to Yoga is an accessible one, and most of my classes are suitable for dealing with “stuff” – be it physical issues like back, hips, shoulders or knees, or psycho-emotional concerns like anxiety or confidence, as a both a Yoga Teacher and a Yoga Therapist I can normally accommodate health concerns in class.
Nervous or unsure about starting Yoga? Beginners to Yoga are most welcome in my classes, we all started new once
Studio classes restarted from 17th May 2021. An online option exists by request for those who are shielding or otherwise unable to return to in person classes.
“Yoga has been a constant in my life over recent years, and something of immeasurable benefit to me; its my privilege to share this with others, and I hope you can join me.” – Jessica Garbett
“Unhurried postures unstained by striving” – Sarah Powers, writing about Yin Yoga
“In yoga the edge is the place of challenge and change. It may be high; it may be scary; but it is necessary. There are many kinds of edges: there is the physical edge, beyond which injury awaits; there is the emotional edge, beyond which tears and laughter blossom; there is the psychological edge, beyond which psychosis may erupt; there is the spiritual edge, beyond which freedom is found. How and when to play these edges is worth investigating.” – Bernie Clark – YinYoga.com