What is yoga?
Yoga is a set of practices designed to unite mind, body & spirit and bring health. Practised regularly, yoga can reduce stress & anxiety, increase flexibility, strength and physical fitness whilst increasing mental focus and bringing wellbeing to mind and body.
There are many different traditions and practices that have developed in the yoga world. Traditional yoga relies heavily on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for its philosophies. I enjoy exploring the traditional values and philosophies of yoga and my classes generally focus on Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Dhyana (meditation).
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Sam Ross Yoga.
All of my classes are suitable for all levels of experience from complete beginners to more experienced yogis. Some classes are more focussed on the beginner experience and I have indicated that in each class description. Every class is designed to be flexible, allowing each student to fulfil their potential with progressive challenge over time.
My knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology has been broadened and deepened by my work as a holistic & sports massage therapist. This helps me to find modifications for people wishing to practise yoga for the first time as part of their rehabilitation from injury.
I strongly believe that yoga is for everyone. One of my big loves is sharing yoga with people who didn't think yoga was for them. I aim to make my classes completely accessible and enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities.
You don't have to be flexible to practise yoga - in fact if you aren't flexible then you SHOULD practise yoga!