Helen McCabe is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, based in the beautiful Dorset countryside(UK), where she lives with her family. She founded and directs ‘Yoga at the Space’. There she runs the weekly assisted self-practice programme as well as teaching beginners’ courses, mentoring new teachers and teaching pre-natal Yoga and general Hatha yoga classes. She runs regular retreats and workshops both in her studio and internationally.
She started practicing yoga in 1991 when she was working in the film industry and had just had her first daughter. It has played a major part in her life ever since. Helen has studied for many years with John Scott and is a JSY senior teacher as well as a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. She has also had the privilege of studying with a number of fantastic teachers including Lucy Crawford, David Keil and Dena Kingsberg amongst others and continues to be a student of this amazing practice.
Helen teaches with a gentle, inclusive and incredibly encouraging approach and is passionate about supporting students, whatever their age or experience, to connect to the energetic and meditative aspects of the practice of yoga so that they can cultivate a healing and resourcing self practice.
‘An introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga – moving with awareness’
Helen will lead a short introductory class to the meditative practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, a form of Hatha yoga practice which has awareness of breath and movement as its main focus. The session will begin with a quiet guided breath awareness practice and warm up and then Helen will then guide you through a short flowing sequence.
The class will include an exploration of sun salutations, foundational postures and the importance of these in cultivating strength and stability. Helen will introduce the idea of how to move from the gross to the subtle, cultivating a deeper ‘felt sense’ of movement, supported by our breath and an awareness of the midline of the body. There will be a few simple seated postures and the session will finish with a short guided relaxation. Feel free to bring a shawl, blanket or anything that you’d like to have to make yourself comfortable.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
Tel: 07966 131584