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Jeff is an experienced London-based yoga teacher who teaches dynamic classes with a mindful approach. He enjoys being creative and experimental - working with a variety of themes, ideas and sequences.
A mellow, end of the day practice
A gentle and mellow session where we stay down on the floor - perfect to help you unwind at the end of the day.
Connect to the bigger picture - side body opening and backbends
In this class we use the breath to connect to the subtlest details and the bigger picture. Beginning slowly by lying on the floor before moving to standing poses. Physically we work on opening the side body and practice back bending. You may need a belt and block.
A backbend focused class creating space and energy and exploring your edge. Options are given so you can work at your level. Wall required and perhaps a bolster, belt and brick.
Truth, love and acceptance
Tune into the truth and reality of our experience right here and now - your centre - and work from that place. Options given as we work through a delightful practice, working at the level that's appropriate for you.
Get centered, present and test those hamstrings!
Starting with some Pranayama to get centered and focused, we will wake up and test those hamstrings - enjoy! You'll need a wall nearby and maybe a belt, a brick and a block.
Chanting mantra and Metta Bhavana meditation
Change your energy quickly by creating sound energy and getting absorbed in the mantra, 'Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu' (May all beings be happy, peaceful and free) - then sending that loving kindness and light out with the ancient practice of Metta Bhavana. Deliciously lovely!
Wake up the body and move energy
Wake up the body, especially the legs. Get grounded and connect to and move your energy! Short but sweet and effective.
Short, sharp and quick class with 3 sets of core/whole body strengtheners. Repeat regularly for results!
Squeeze up, zip up!
We begin seated and then move to some standing poses to practice the action of squeezing and drawing energy up the legs. Afterwards, we return to the floor to decelerate with a nice Savasana. You may need a brick for Half-Moon pose.
Root down and draw up
Short, sweet practice starting gently from standing and moving energy by rooting down and drawing up... Savasana included!
Dig and dive deeper
Let the practice and awareness penetrate deeper by working on the internal and external rotation of the limbs. Options are given to work towards binding - always respecting your edge. Props suggested: 2 bricks, a block and a belt.
Connect with your inner ocean
Free up the ocean wave of breath in you - find the right intensity for your practice and enjoy lots of twists! A brick or block might be handy for this practice.
Power up your strength and stamina
A fun and challenging (you can take it easier with mellower options if you want to!) session which really builds the stamina and strength of both upper and lower body. With some nice pauses to recover and stretch out too.
After work wind down
Nice, gentle and mellow practice to iron out the kinks that build up in body and mind after a day at work or at the computer.
Restoration and meditation
Some restorative work, ideally with bolster or cushions at the start and then a short meditation to tune into the stillness and effortless being you have cultivated - a tonic to the mind and nervous system!
Morning start me up!
A positive beginning to the day - to wake up, bring good energy and clear intention and get into the groove! Start by remembering and focusing on what is important in your life and get everything moving and flowing in the right direction.
Olympics style yoga!
How many Olympic sports can we fit into a yoga class?! Have fun exploring...
Yoga to help insomnia and prepare for sleep
A very gentle, mellow practice that can be done in the evening, just before bedtime - even in your bed if you like! It will help you to slow down, relax and drift off to sleep.
Yoga to help tight or sore hips and alleviate sciatica
A specific practice designed to work on opening and releasing tight/sore hips and tackle sciatic pain.
Surrender to the flow of the river of breath
Tune into the inner river of the breath and let it carry you through your practice. This class has an emphasis on backbends and standing balances - also an optional Crow pose and variations. You may need a belt.
Exploring backbending - be a lobster!
We look at techniques to emphasise better back bending. Be open to shedding old patterns and habits so you can bring in fresh new energy and potential. Open your body and mind and enjoy a relaxing Savasana at the end. You might need a block and a brick for this practice.
Keep sight of your intentions!
Especially around times like New Year - when we are more conscious of the choices we make and the direction of our lives - we may set resolutions or intentions to do things better or develop healthier habits. Mindful action and practice is key to help develop the strength of mind and character to keep moving positively towards our goals... Develop this power of intention and tune into the powerful laws of attraction with skillful, mindful awareness - the Tapasya you bring to your practice.
Challenge yourself or take it easier?
There are lots of options given so you can decide whether to take things easier or try more challenging options! Working towards trying binding and arm balances - discover what is possible and find a peaceful appropriate place and level to work at for you. Possible props might be a belt if you have trouble binding, a couple of bricks if hands have trouble reaching the floor in Parsvottanasana (Pyramid pose) and maybe a block if required for seated poses.
Strengthen and lengthen the legs and open up the hips and groins! This class is light on Chaturangas but builds up to some more challenging stuff (with options to keep it simple if preferred!)
A vinyasa burst!
Get ready to move and flow with the breath - options are given to do the simpler thing or rest…Build a purifying heat and vibrant energy!
Working gently - feeling stillness in movement
We explore the theme of finding stillness in the midst of movement. Oiling and lubricating with our warm up and shaking things up, especially with the use of the 'yes' mantra! Moving smoothly and effortlessly in a gentle Vinyasa to build mindful energy and wake up to being fully alive and really deeply present in the here and now!
Super mellow practice
This class is great to do at the end of a long day. You will expend minimal energy but at the same hopefully build some energy as we take it slowly and gently - starting by resting legs up the wall or on the sofa. Ahh…!
Warm up and lubricate
Working through the whole body and gently oiling the joints. Lubricating, warming up and releasing tension. I like to do this in the mornings after my meditation and before my asana practice.
Short class to get your back bending fix!
If you're short on time, enjoy this opportunity to work on your back bending with a number of options at the end to work at your appropriate level.
Develop strength of body and mind
Short and efficient working of the entire body to build strength of body and our willpower and determination! Practice regularly to achieve results!
Lengthen legs, open hips - be balanced!
Warm up and prepare the body appropriately. Building some strength and learning correct actions to release and open the hips and legs… then come into the main part of the class and this put into practice whilst balancing!
Short sharp Vinyasa burst
A short flowing session to connect to your breath and get the energy flowing! Starting standing and moving with the breath and working into Vashistasana (side plank) with options, standing 'dancing warrior' type flow from down dog, squat twist (or side Crow option) and Bakasana - forward bend to finish - phew!
Entwining and binding
Get present, focused and connected and work on Gomukhasana, Garudasana and on some binding! A focused, flowing and at times challenging (find your appropriate level/option!) class to 'wake up' and energize. A belt may be required.
Alternate nostril breathing - Nadi Shodana
Some pointers and tips to fine tune your practice and a chance to immerse and find your own rhythm and enjoy the balancing soothing stillness and energy of this wonderful practice
Energise and soothe with backbends
Starting with a lovely, stilling, balancing practice of alternate nostril breathing to get centred and to connect to your subtle energy. Then a mixture of more static held postures (e.g. using a brick/block) and flow including a 'backbendy' Sun Salutation. OPTIONAL chance to work on more challenging poses (find some wall space)! We end the practice in a really mellow, soothing way using a bolster.
Relaxed and mellow on the floor
Gentle supine start using a bolster and working on gentle energising Viloma pranayama. Gentle and effortless moving on the floor with the breath followed by passive Yin/Restorative work with bolsters to finish - delicious!
Finding the bind
Strong hip-opening class with Gomukasana, Garudasana, Bird of Paradise, plus plenty of other entwined poses and lots of options to work towards and on your binding. Includes an interesting arm balance at level 1, 2, or 3! Possible props include a belt, brick/block.
Decompress the side body
In this mostly floor-based class we open and lengthen the sides of the body, beginning on the back with Bananasana, reclined twists and moving bridge pose. We then move onto seated poses such as Garudasana side stretches, cat/cow curls, lunge twists and half bow pose, ending with seated forward fold and a peaceful Savasana.
Shift gears, be the hidden iceberg
Taking the time to slow down, shift gears and not just be in the head but drop awareness into the depths of being. In this quiet, calm class we open the side body with some seated side bends, create space in the front of the body with crescent lunge variations and work on the balance and leg strength. We finish with some lovely, peaceful seated poses breathing into our edges and finally melting into the stillness of Savasana.
Strong, short flow
We begin this strong flow with a reclined centring before upping the tempo with some core work and fun handstand hops. We then move into a lovely, hip opening sequence - including lunge twists, reverse Warrior, Trikonasana (triangle pose), Parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose) and Wild Thing - with some long holds to help us tap into our strength and expand our energy. Ending with pigeon pose variations, seated twists and calming, grounding forward folds. Part of the 21 Mornings with Yoga - season 2 Program
Calm, strong flow
Starting with some seated, hip opening work before saying hello to the core with some challenging core plank work. Moving onto some strong standing poses - including Parsvottonasana (pyramid pose), Parvritta Trikonasana (revolved triangle), standing splits, and Virabhadrasana III (Warrior 3), with the option to work on your balance. We then go to the wall to practice an L-shaped handstand (with options to do full handstand), ending the yang section with Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (bridge pose) and Urdhva Dhanurasana (full wheel). There are lots of options given for those who are not ready for the full expressions of the poses. Ending with some calming, hip opening poses before sinking into a well-earned Savasana. Props needed: 2 blocks and wall space.
Feel body of light
Starting with Nadi Shodana to bring a calm balanced energy, opening legs and hips, whilst keeping the spine strong, vibrant and lifted during seated and standing poses. Includes a Phenix-style salutation with alternative mellow options if preferred. Exploring handstand and crow/crane pose with side variation. Work peacefully at your level.
Gentle and mellow on your back!
We start on the back and stay there! Nice and mellow, soothing, relaxing and energising. Building energy without expending any energy.
Working on or towards your Handstand
More of a tutorial and a chance to focus on practicing moving towards your Handstand.
Draw into centre
Feel how the exhale promotes a drawing in of the front body - working in a relaxed way without hardening and surrendering into gravity so you can feel more light and effortless.
Be embodied by, then be mindful of, breath meditation
Come out of the busy-ness of the mind into peaceful, settled body and then immerse yourself in the river-like flow of your breath, letting go of everything else ... blissful!
Arm Balances Play
A playful, powerful arm balance practice. Jeff gives some tips on how to warm up the hands, wrists and forearms and demonstrates more Arm Balance variations than you would think possible in a 15 minute class! Prepare to get out of breath and make sure to take rest afterwards!
Really really mellow - minimal energy required
Great for the end of a long or tiring day or if you just want to be mellow and mindful and - instead of expending any energy - build it. Part of the 30/30 Yoga Challenge program
Explore your edge peacefully
A reasonably challenging class at times but with options to take it easier and do the simpler thing...explore your edge and build up to more challenging postures like Handstand and Tripod Headstand..or not! Also a Phenix style 'dancing warrior' style Sun Salutation!
Be still meditation
A simple but profound practice of becoming very still, peaceful and settled - to undo the busyness and doing of the body and mind.
Kapalabhati and Nadi Shodana Pranayama
Sometimes called 'breath of fire' and alternate nostril breathing - this class will make you feel amazing, clear and energised. Excellent as a stand-alone practice or before meditation or asana practice. Part of the 'Eight Limbs of Yoga' Program
Mellow-ish morning or evening class
A simple but sweet class with a few relatively challenging parts with options. Great for a mellow-ish morning or evening practice!
Yoga Nidra - guided relaxation
A chance to deeply relax and induce complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation whilst planting positive seeds or Sankalpas to re-direct our lives... Said to be a more effective and systematic relaxation than conventional sleep! Part of the Deep Release program
Mix of Yang and Yin - with options to work on binding
Lots of options are given throughout so you can work towards your 'yoga edge' and some challenging twisty bindy poses - also some longer held yin style poses to really work at releasing the hips and settle into a mindful stillness - deeply peaceful relaxation at the end! Part of the Yin Yang Yoga program
Morning asana to wake the body
A mellow and mindful way to start your day if time is short. To really get present, embodied and increase the flow of energy through your body. Props needed: 2 blocks. Part of the Stretch your comfort zone program
Build some heat and strength!
Time efficient building of core and whole body strength - repeat frequently to get real results!
Short and sweet but powerful
Clear out any stuck energy by really using the breath to flood fresh energy through the inner body and release any tension and holding in the outer body. Props needed: Bolster and block. Part of the 30/30 Yoga Challenge program