In our yoga practice we use the asana or postures to release physical tensions in the body, which in turn works our largest muscle - the brain. By aligning our body and coming out of our comfort zone physically the mind aligns, clarifies and clears. Yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing our rest and digest hormones to flow, making us feel more relaxed and less anxious.
In our final yoga pose, shavasana (also known as corpse pose) we allow the body to rest and invite stillness in body and mind. In my role as yoga teacher I see students coming to class and finish feeling deeply relaxed. But then they get up, pick up their phones and step back into busy city life. For a few minutes there may have been a feeling, a thought, a moment of clarity, a gut sense, a calling. But so quickly the moment is lost and we step back into 'real life'. What if we could linger in that space longer? How about harnessing that space created to explore coaching?
With my coaching clients, often they are rushing to the coaching session, stepping out from work, or have had a stressful journey to meet with me (good old TfL). It can take time for them to truly arrive, become grounded and present in the session. When their minds are still back at the office or on the tube it can be difficult to tap into their deepest desires or true feelings.
By combining yoga and coaching, it allows us to work with the physical body to release tension, really arrive into the session in body and mind and become present and aware. This creates the perfect setting for coaching, where we can be fully connected to ourselves.
My yoga and coaching sessions run for two hours, allowing an hours hatha yoga practice leading into a full hour of coaching. Using coaching tools we will get you clear on what your personal goals are, what is holding you back and how to overcome these obstacles, then set actions and use accountability to ensure you are moving forwards.
If you feel stuck, are looking for change or would like a life reboot this course will be perfect for you.
Yoga with coaching is available on a 1 on 1 basis at a time and place that is convenient to you, or in a group setting.
The next group course will run January 2018 in London. Contact me to be kept informed of location and dates!