• Laurence has been practising Yoga for 20 years.
    She teacher trained between 2006 and 2010, and decided to focus on her teaching for the past 9 years, living in Oxfordshire.
    Her classes are mainly in Abingdon and Clifton Hampden.
    She sometimes operates elsewhere but is quite keen to develop her art locally.
    Do feel free to contact her for more details.
    yogin67@gmail.com

     

  • …or how to improve your practice

    Thai Yoga massage is often called Passive Yoga. It started more or less at the same time as Yoga in India (3000 years ago).

    It is a mixture of acupressure and stretches, focusing on ten among thousands of energy lines. Its main purpose is to rebalance the whole body and provide deep relaxation.

    For optimum result, please allow two hours (£70). If you’d like a shorter massage, we can decide to focus on two or three areas within one hour or one hour and a half.

    TYM is practised on the floor with comfortable duvet padding and heated blanket. Just wear soft clothes as you don’t need to undress.

    Laurence will ask you about your health. It is important that you provide detailed information about any ailment (high blood pressure, heart problems, osteoporosis, digestion, old fractures, operations, etc.)

    Available slots are usually on Monday afternoon, early evening, Thursday and Friday. Please email Laurence yogin67@gmail.com or call her on 07554635112

    TYM with Laurence are for ladies only

  • Wonderful workshop with Pixie Lillas at the Iyengar Institute in London. My second workshop with this Australian teacher.

    Pixie’s teaching is well paced. With Iyengar Yoga, you are meant to spend some time watching and listening to the teacher. It can sometimes slow down your inner pace. Pixie succeeds in taking time for explanations, demonstrations, corrections without interrupting at all the general pace of the class. Postures are being done and repeated in good time, without remaining that long in each one. Pixie’s very precise in her directions and corrects you appropriately . Her main focus at the week-end was on lifting back rib area, in back- and forward bends.

    There is a lot of energy involved in her teaching. She never looks exhausted, speaks clearly, sometimes with her eyes half closed, speaking loud enough to be heard from the back of the class. She maintains entire concentration for three hours. All pace no break.

    I like her comments on inversions which you can find here

    https://balmainyoga.com/articles/inverted-postures-iyengar-yoga/

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    Thank you Pixie for a very energizing

    workshop.

  • One of my students is unable to attend classes a the moment. The only way we practice is via Skype. Chanting, breathing, stretching, relaxing. Despite some technical hiccups to start with, we’ve been thrilled by the result.

    Here is her comment:

    A busy work schedule sometimes makes it impossible for me to attend yoga practice with Laurence. As yoga has now become an integral part of my life, I was intrigued when she suggested “yoga-by-skype”. It works brilliantly and is great fun.

    Katie Schwarck, November 2014

  • When I started taking Laurence’s class I had no idea the impact yoga would have on me. I was suffering from tennis elbow and a pain in my hip and physiotherapy hadn’t helped. Within a month or so of doing yoga the pain had all but disappeared and now, over a year on, there is no sign of it at all. I find the class hard work but also get a sense of peace and a clearer head. Laurence’s teaching style is lovely and she encourages without being too pushy. I’ve taken to annoying my friends by preaching about the benefits of yoga. I feel healthier in body and in spirit and I wouldn’t give it up now for anything. Thanks Laurence.

     

    Lisse (Oxfordshire)