Vanessa is a Yoga Alliance US and UK certified Yoga instructor. She teaches Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. After teaching in Amsterdam at six different studios, she is very happy to teach in Bath.
Location: Bath Central United Reformed Church. Grove St, BA2 6PJ
6-7.15pm or 7.30-8.45pm
6.15-7.30pm or 8-915pm
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Is Yin Yoga for you? You would like time out to unwind yourself and have more flexibility. You want to gain more vitality and energy. All levels and experiences welcome.
Though it is a quiet practice, Yin Yoga has many benefits. There is something in it for everyone. Because you stay longer in a pose (2-5 minutes) your capacity to stay still and observe and just be with what is, is cultivated. Over time and with regular practice this makes you a healthier, more flexible and balanced person with greater mental and emotional stamina to guide you through life.
In Yin Yoga you do: breathing exercises; gentle and mindful flows; a bit of balance (in a safe way); standing poses; seated and lying down poses; meditation; relaxation and guided relaxation.
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Most known yoga styles are fast paced and focus mainly on muscle groups. Yin Yoga brings your focus more to your connective tissue. It is your connective tissue that determines your flexibility and vitality to a large extent. The function of connective tissue is to bind and create a space for every structure in the body, down to the individual cell. Blood vessels, nerves and lymph vessels move through this tissue. With aging, stress and a hectic lifestyle, a well as through illness and injuries we build up stiffness in this tissue. This blocks our ability to move freely leading to different sorts of pain and stiffness. In Yin Yoga we work on freeing up this tissue and promoting the body’s self healing capacity. We create balance and the ability to move freely thereby reducing or freeing ourselves from pain.
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the class. It was a really wonderful experience, both deeply relaxing and invigorating at the same time. I had a big concert last weekend where I was playing a concerto with an orchestra. I used my newly learned yoga skills to relax and focus in the hours before the performance and found that I felt more centered and comfortable than I have in a long time. What a great way to control performance anxiety.
My hips feel a little sore today, but in an incredible way - my legs feel longer and feel like someone is gently pulling them out of the socket, showing how much they have opened out already, and I think gives a good indication of how this different style of practice will benefit me in the long run and help me build strength in my weaker troubled areas.
My shoulders also feel broader, and I slept really well; something i have been struggling with over the last few weeks.
I really enjoyed the class, it's really different to my practice in flow yoga and I think this will compliment my lifestyle by doing both, alongside the cardio and strength exercises i do in the gym. I really want my body to have the chance to be the best it can be, and that's not about being thin!
I really like your style as a yoga teacher too, making sure that we are in the best position for our own bodies and making sure that we have everything we need to be able to enjoy the class. You come across really caring and nurturing, which fits perfectly with the yin yoga experience.
For me, Vanessa and Yin Yoga mirror each other with their caring, compassionate, kind and loving support. I am grateful to have the pleasure of experiencing their harmonious union.
Attended a fantastic Yin yoga workshop with Vanessa. She provided very helpful cues and adjustments throughout. I left feeling super-relaxed after the deep stretching and can feel an improvement in my flexibility already. Highly recommended if you do any kind of other sport or just want to increase your mobility/flexibility or calm your mind.
Vanessa is a wonderful teacher and a true team player in regards to the community she works with. She worked with us at You Can Yoga in Amsterdam and the students loved her classes just as much as we loved having her in our little family.
Thank you for making my first Yin Yoga workshop such a rewarding & enriching experience under your thoughtful guidance. I had a better night's sleep afterwards than I've had for months and have been full of energy the day after!
As a relative newcomer to Yoga, I was delighted to met Vanessa who is quite different from Yoga teachers I have met previously. She has a wonderful warmth and is very grounded. I felt at ease her from the start. She is non judgemental and teaches in a clear calm manner. I started as part of 2 free two class trial but continue. The deep stretching in her Yin Yoga classes has already begun to have a beneficial effect on my overall stiffness. I am looking forward to working with Vanessa in class to restore some suppleness and balance. I'm already quite 'fit' from a cardio viewpoint but have gradually been stiffening up over time. Thank you Vanessa for the opportunity to join your classes.
Very relaxing session. Left feeling like I was floating on a cloud. Had a great nights sleep and felt full of energy and more focused the following day. Can't wait to go back.
I really love your classes - they are incredibly relaxing and it's a long time since I've slept so well. Would highly recommend.
Vanessa is a lovely warm caring teacher who is very good at explaining the poses and adapting them to suit individual needs. I've never done this kind of yoga before but I love it and can already feel the benefits.