Yoga

I’m a fully qualified¬†Hatha yoga teacher with more than 16 years teaching experience for many different clients including the NHS and professional sport. Hatha yoga is the¬†most commonly practiced yoga in the West and is over 5000 years old. It is non-competitive and can help with increasing general health and well being.

I offer a full schedule of group classes suitable for all levels, needs and abilities from absolute beginners to advanced. ¬†For every stage of life ‚Äď if you can breathe you can do yoga!

Classes are live or through Zoom.  1:1 sessions are available live or via Zoom. 

One to one sessions are designed to suit your personal circumstances and are more beneficial than being taught in a class situation.  These can be live or via Zoom.

Corporate ‘in-house’ yoga for employees is specially designed to meet the needs of a company and its people. Physical postures, breathing and relaxation exercises can help to keep employees calm and make their experience of work more enjoyable and productive.¬†

 

Benefits of regular yoga practice are that it:

  • promotes physical and mental health and well being
  • strengthens and lengthens muscles and fascia
  • increases flexibility
  • improves posture
  • increases the capacity of the lungs
  • supports the body’s systems (such as endocrine, immune,¬†respiratory and circulatory)
  • improves digestion and elimination
  • focuses the mind in the present, offering a relief from every day stresses and strains
  • removes the obstacles that may prevent a good night’s sleep.

Class Schedule

I teach live classes and classes through Zoom. Details of all classes below.

Live classes: 

Monday 1.00-2.00pm: Yin yoga at Portsmouth Pyramids.  You do NOT need to be a member to join.  Pay at reception or book direct: Group Fitness Class Timetable | BH Live Active

Monday 4.30-5.15pm: Children’s yoga class (age 5 upwards) at Portsmouth Pyramids. You do NOT need to be a member to join.¬† Pay at reception or book direct:¬†Group Fitness Class Timetable | BH Live Active

Wednesday morning: Mum / parent and baby yoga in Southsea 10.30-11.30am at Havelock Community Centre, 324 Fawcett Road, Southsea PO4 OLQ.  £29 for 4 weeks / £8.50 pay as you go. Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk to book. 

Wednesday lunchtime: General level yoga in Southsea (good for beginners) 12.00-1.00pm Рtry your 1st class for £5. £9 pay as you go / £48 for 6 weeks* at Havelock Community Centre, 324 Fawcett Road, Southsea PO4 OLQ. Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk to book. 

Wednesday evening: General level Yoga at Live Well, Southsea (good for beginners) 5.00-6.00pm £10 per session, pay as you go, at Live Well, 1 St Vincent Road, Southsea PO5 2QR.  Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk to book. 

Thursday evening: General level Yoga at Live Well, Southsea (good for beginners) 5.00-6.00pm £10 per session, pay as you go, at Live Well, 1 St Vincent Road, Southsea PO5 2QR.  Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk to book. 

Thursday evening: Pregnancy yoga at Live Well Southsea 6.15-7.15pm and 7.30-8.30pm / £15 per session, pay as you go at Live Well, 1 St Vincent Road, Southsea PO5 2QR.  Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk to book. 

Friday lunchtime: Hatha yoga (suitable for beginners) at Live Well Southsea 12.00-1.00pm / £10 per session, pay as you go at Live Well, 1 St Vincent Road, Southsea PO5 2QR.  Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk to book. 

Friday evening: Restorative yoga 24 May at Live Well Southsea 6.00-7.15pm (suitable for beginners). £14 pay as you go at Live Well, 1 St Vincent Road, Southsea PO5 2QR.  Gift yourself this class to help manage anxiety, stress and/or fatigue Рtime out to re-charge.  A mini retreat.  Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk to book.

Prepare for birth workshop: Saturday 22 June¬†10.00-12.00 at Coastguard Studios, Southsea. Bring your birth partner to a workshop that’s interactive and fun with lots of tools including yoga, breathing practices and relaxation techniques to help you prepare to welcome your baby into the world. ¬£55 for two, includes refreshments. To book your space email: louise@hummingbee.co.uk¬†

Face Yoga workshop: Saturday 27 April 10.30-12.00pm / £35 for 2 Рa treat for you and a friend / or £19 per person (includes refreshments) at Live Well, Southsea. A little bit of me-time. Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk to book. 

1:1 ‘live’ sessions available at ¬£55 per hour, depending on location.¬† Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk¬†to book.

Specialist classes available –¬†¬†pregnancy yoga¬†and¬†post natal/mother and baby yoga¬†

Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk to book.

Zoom classes:  Try your 1st Zoom class for just £5 (excludes pregnancy yoga)

Monday morning Zoom: General level yoga 10.30-11.45am (£8.50) / £29* for 1 month

Monday evening Zoom: Beginners yoga 6.45-7.45pm (£7.50) / £25* for 1 month. General level hatha yoga 8.00-9.15pm (£8.50) / £29* for 1 month 

Wednesday evening Zoom: Gentle yoga 6.25-7.25pm (£7.50) / £25* for 1 month Рsuitable for all levels (including pregnancy from 14 weeks) wind down with gentle yoga and relaxation

Wednesday evening Zoom: Pregnancy yoga 7.30-8.35pm¬†/ ¬£36* for 4 weeks –¬†pregnancy yoga¬†

Friday morning Zoom: 8.00-8.45am (¬£5.50) / ¬£19* for 1 month. Energising ‘get up and go’ flow class to set you up for your day and your weekend

Sunday evening via Zoom: 22 Sept 2024 7.30-8.45pm. Slow flow / yin yoga, restorative yoga and yoga nidra (£8.50). Take time out for you to recharge, restore, rest and just be. Suitable for all levels, including beginners and during pregnancy (over 14 weeks).  Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk to book.

1:1 ‘live’ sessions available at ¬£55 per hour, location dependent.¬† Email louise@hummingbee.co.uk¬†to book.

Specialist classes available –¬†¬†pregnancy yoga¬†and¬†post natal/mother and baby yoga¬†

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Speciality classes / training

Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga classes will gently and safely guide you through restorative poses, relaxation and breathing techniques to help you and your baby get the most out of your pregnancy.

They are endorsed by medical professionals and midwives have reported being able to recognise a lady that has attended pregnancy yoga classes!

Post Natal Yoga

Post natal, mum/parent and baby yoga classes welcome mums, dads, grandmas and carers.

No previous yoga experience is necessary and the class is open to babies up to crawling age.

Children’s Yoga

Children’s yoga classes are suitable for parents, grand parents and carers.¬† Bring along your child and do some yoga together.

Children’s yoga offers the chance to:

  • promote creative imagination
  • increase your child’s confidence
  • exercise with your child in a fun and interactive way

Restorative Yoga

We work very hard in our lives and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely Рmuch deeper and more powerful than sleep.

I’m a registered Advanced ‘Relax and Renew’ restorative yoga teacher (trained by Judith Hanson Lasater).

Yoga For Sport

In the rush to get on the treadmill or to a spin class, we forget about yoga to condition and prepare our body for sport. Yoga can improve your capacity for sport and your endurance. The more that is learnt about fascia and connective tissue shows cross training and moving the body in more fluid ways (such as in yoga) provides massive gains in the prevention and recovery of injury.

Face Yoga

In our bid to fit time in to exercise the body we forget to exercise the face.

The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method is a natural way of looking and feeling younger and healthier with an added sense of relaxation and wellbeing. It is a combination of face exercises, face massage, face acupressure and face relaxation. It focuses on wellbeing techniques for the mind, body and soul. 

Contact me to find out more and to book your place.

Post Natal Yoga

Post natal, mum / carer and baby yoga classes 10.30-11.30am at Havelock Community Centre, 324 Fawcett Road, Southsea PO4 OLQ.  £29 for 4 weeks or £8.50 pay as you go per class.  To join email louise@hummingbee.co.uk

This class includes yoga for mum/carer and yoga for baby.  Highly qualified teacher with over 13 years experience of teaching these classes.  Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and a blanket for your baby.  Hot drinks are provided after class offering the opportunity to meet other Southsea parents.

This post natal, mum/parent and baby yoga class welcomes dads, grandmas and carers.

 

If you would like to book a space or some more information please email louise@hummingbee.co.uk. Thank you.

 

No previous yoga experience is necessary and the class is open to babies up to crawling age.

 

Post natal yoga offers you the chance to

  • strengthen the abdominal area¬†
  • restructure/re-align the pelvis
  • improve posture
  • develop flexibility and strength
  • quieten a busy mind
  • connect with¬†your baby
  • have fun and meet other parents

Classes are given in the yogic spirit of non-competitiveness and non-judgment. We expect crying and¬†feeding¬†to carry on as usual even though you’re in a yoga class. The class environment aims to be supportive and fun.

 

To book or for more info email:¬†louise@hummingbee.co.uk¬†if you’d¬†like a place. Payment is taken in advance.

Baby yogi stuff for your little ones:

Baby Yogi yoga mats¬†–¬†made specially¬†for babies

SALE £5.00 each   Colours: purple and yogi orange.  Collection only.

Baby yogi t-shirts –¬†soft, organic cotton, 3-6 months

SALE ¬£3.00 each / 2 for ¬£5 ¬†Colour: cream, 2 styles ‘dog wagging my¬†tail’ and ‘tummy time’. Collection only.

email: louise@hummingbee.co.uk