YOGA

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“Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.” - amit Ray

Having practiced Yoga on and off over the last 12 years, Lana was drawn to its ability to bring peace, balance & harmony into her life and infuses this into her teachings whilst focusing on creating space in the mind and body, keeping the movement fun and fluid. Within her own practice, Lana enjoys incorporating all the 8 limbs of Yoga as a way of life and living. Lana now teaches 1 to 1, private group bookings, corporate Yoga and is a 200hr certified and insured Yoga teacher in Vinyasa Yoga with Yoga Alliance US. Lana has also recently completed her Level 1 70hr Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation teacher training with Sarah Powers. For more information and rates, please see below.

 

Private Yoga Session Prices Are As Follows:

Private 1 to 1 yoga session (1 hour): £60

Private 1 to 1 yoga session (1.5 hours): £90

Private Yoga Group Bookings Are As Follows:

Private group booking for 2 people (1 hour): £40 each

Private group booking for 3 (1 hour): £30 each

Private group booking for 4 or more people (1 hour): £25 each

For Corporate Yoga Rates and Dates Please Contact:

hello@lifespacehealing.com

 

FAQ

1. I’m not very flexible, I can’t touch my toes and I’m not very strong. Can I still practice yoga?

Yes. You don’t have to be flexible or strong to do yoga. We become both of these as our practice deepens. Yoga is a personal practice so we look to not compete with ourselves or compare to others.

 

2. How often and for how long should I practise yoga?

Yoga is great! Even when you practise for 1 hour a week, you will feel so much better already. For some people that is enough. Others, because they feel so good with it, will naturally want to practise more. If you can, practise two to three times a week at least. Try to do an hour, or an hour and a half when you can. However, don't let unrealistic expectations stop you from practising 20 minutes, or even 10 minutes! When my life is busy at times I practise 20 minutes everyday and that is all I need to stay balanced, strong and flexible.

 

3. What is the best time to practise?

The morning is a great time to practise; you wake up stiff from the night, so opening up your body with some yoga sets you up nicely for the day. In the evening, yoga can be a nice way to unwind. In the afternoon it can be a great way to release tiredness from the working day and re-energise after work. Whenever it feels good to you, it is the right time for you.

 

4. I’m not very flexible, I can’t touch my toes and I’m not very strong. Can I still practice yoga?

Yes. You don’t have to be flexible or strong to do yoga. We become both of these as our practice deepens. Yoga is a personal practice so we look to not compete with ourselves or compare to others.

 

5. Can I eat before yoga?

You want to have a more or less an empty stomach during a yoga session, so leave at least two hours between a main meal and yoga. Digestion of food requires energy and when you do yoga after a meal, your energy goes to the muscles you’re exercising and the body can’t digest the food properly. If you're susceptible to low blood sugar levels or blood sugar dips, eating a banana or some fruit and nuts beforehand is encouraged.

 

6. What are the benefits of yoga?

Yoga has many physical benefits: It creates a flexible, toned and strong body and it improves breathing, energy and metabolism. Yoga improves circulatory and cardiac health. It improves fitness levels, relieves pain and improves posture.
Yoga also provides mental benefits: it makes you happier, more balanced and emotionally calmer. It helps you relax so you can handle stress better. Yoga encourages self-confidence and helps you to focus your energy.
The spiritual benefits of yoga are also key: Yoga teaches you to be aware—aware of what is going on inside and outside of you. Yoga teaches you to be present in your surroundings and open to what is all around!
You will feel some benefits immediately, such as physically feeling tension release and the body opening and muscle strengthening. The "feel good" feeling that keeps people hooked on yoga. Other benefits depend on how much you practise, and every person is different. But most people will feel a positive change after a few weeks if not before.

 

7. Can I practise yoga when I am menstruating?

Some women prefer to stop practising yoga when they have their period while others keep going. Most teachers advise not to practise inversions (Headstand, Handstand, Forearm Balances) which interrupt the downward flow. Strong twists can be uncomfortable as well. It really depends on the individual however so listen to what your body tells you. A slower, more restorative class might be more beneficial and pleasant for you.

 

8. I have a medical problem. Can I still do yoga?

Many people practise yoga as a way to manage their health conditions. There are many different ways in which yoga can suit different health needs and can also be adapted and modified for injuries. However, if you have a medical condition or an injury, you should consult a medical practitioner before starting any exercise including yoga. I can not offer medical advice. 

 

9. Can I do yoga while pregnant?

First of all, consult your doctor. You should consult a medical practitioner before attempting any exercise and particularly yoga, to ensure that you do not injure yourself. This is particularly important if you are pregnant. Unfortunately at this time I am not qualified to teach pregnancy yoga.

However, if you have never done yoga before, and are interested in attending a pregnancy class, the general recommendation is to not start during the first three months of pregnancy, since your body isn’t used to it. If your body is used to doing yoga, however, you can continue. There are special pregnancy yoga courses that are wonderful to keep the body healthy, flexible, and strong throughout and prepare you for birth. You also need to be aware that during pregnancy the body produces hormones (relaxin) which will make you more flexible especially in the hips and pelvis. Therefore you will need to work on maintaining stability in the joints more so that you do not overstretch them.