Venetia Davidson YogaI have been practicing yoga for over 30 years and was trained by the British Wheel of Yoga. I have had many teachers over the years and have been influenced by many styles. This is reflected in my classes which offer a broad range of practices but in quite a classical way.

 My classes are structured to always include breathing practices, relaxation as well as a, well thought out, mix of posture work (flow and static), some for developing strength, some for flexibility, some for balance and some for relaxation. I believe in the saying ‘flexible spine flexible mind’ and aim to take the spine through its full range of movement keeping it healthy and supple. I also like to encourage a sense of fluidity through the whole body, freeing it up so that energy can flow keeping us free from stresses, blockages and restrictions. I have a deep interest of the magic of the body and the way it works for us and I encourage practitioners to explore their own bodies and their own potential, but I am also passionate about alignment and how misalignment can cause such problems throughout the body so am always on the lookout for this within a class situation. I am particularly interested in the therapeutic benefits of yoga and the way it (especially the breath) helps with stress and anxiety. This is something I have experienced first-hand and it never ceases to amaze me how it all just does work.

My aim is to create a safe relaxing environment in which people can come to explore their bodies, be with themselves, getting to know their self, have a good move about, stretch and relax.