Do you have a busy mind?
Are your thoughts all over the place?
Do you struggle to relax?
Would you like to enjoy the incredible benefits of meditation but know you can't sit still long enough?
For many of us, the biggest obstacle to finding inner peace is that every time our bodies become still our minds become busier than ever! If we are rushing in a million different directions when we arrive on our mat, it's hard to suddenly stop and be still.
But there is another way to meditate - while we're moving. We call this Vinyasa Flow.
Moving with intention allows us to take the time to shift into a more meditative state gradually. When we move in a special way, consciously connecting the breath, mind and body, we create the right environment for inner peace to develop.
We are so focused that it becomes effortless.
Move towards inner peace
Learn how to consciously connect your breath, mind and body
Discover how movement of your body can bring stillness to your mind
Discover how flowing movements can allow your body to open more slowly, gently and deeply
Develop your ability to move gracefully, and savour every moment of your practice
Learn how to adapt yoga flow sequences to suit you, so you can create your own moving meditation
Experience a 'flow state' where you are fully absorbed, highly focused and the mind is at peace
Discover how navigating and appreciating your movements on the mat, can teach you valuable lessons about how you approach life off the mat
Share this journey with a friendly community who face similar challenges
Receive personal support in a small group where you can ask me questions and discuss any challenges
What will you learn?
In this six week journey we'll explore a different way of creating a moving meditation each week:
Week 1: Awareness of movement
Week 2: Connecting breath & movement
Week 3: Importance of transitions
Week 4: Create your own flow
Week 5: Move into stillness
Week 6: Vinyasa as a metaphor for life
Can't wait to get started?
I'd love to join you BUT...
"I don't have time and can't make it to your classes"
You know you’re more productive when you're happy and relaxed. You know you’re better at looking after others when you look after yourself first. But work or family commitments still stop you from giving yourself an hour of ‘me time’.
What would you say to a friend who told you they couldn’t afford to spend one hour a week taking care of their mind and body? You’d probably tell them that they deserve it and to ‘make the time’!
If you feel you don’t have time for yoga, this is when you need it most!
"I can't afford it"
I’ve lost count of the times I gave someone a free class, and they didn’t show up. Or I sent them a free class recording, and they never watched it.
I now know that one of the most important things I can do is to ask you to pay for a term of classes - because then you commit to it! Unless there’s a good reason you’ll be there every week taking care of your mind and body. And my students find yoga so much easier and more satisfying when they come weekly.
If it's hard to justify spending this money on yourself, think of it as an investment in your wellbeing. There aren’t many things you can buy for £12 a week, that make you feel amazing for a whole hour AND give you a boost for the rest of the week! I guarantee the people around you will feel the benefits as well!
"I can't do yoga"
Is there a little voice in your head telling you that you can’t do yoga?
My classes are designed for people just like you, and are full of students just like you. Beginners. People with injuries and movement challenges. Inflexible bodies. (Check out what they say about my classes below)
We go slowly so no one is left behind, and I give lots of options so you can choose the ones that work best for you.
Come along and I’ll show you that you can do yoga!
How have my classes helped my students?
I absolutely love Anna Banana Yoga!
Being new to yoga, Anna explains every position so well that you don’t need to watch her and I could feel the benefits after the first session. Her gentle approach is really encouraging and after just a couple of sessions I booked up for the term!
I feel so much more flexible and supple.
I'd just like to say how much Anna has helped me. All movements are explained with various alternatives so that they are achievable without straining any injury or discomfort, making you feel confident in the poses.
Her gentle tone and encouraging way have helped enormously in building confidence in my yoga. She's helped me get back on form after my back injury.
I can't recommend Yoga with Anna enough.
I've been to multiple classes where I felt inadequate, embarrassed and self-conscious especially with the injuries I had.
Anna made me feel relaxed and comfortable immediately and I love that she gives me alternatives for poses without putting me on the spot.
How much for inner peace?
Here's what you'll get when you join Moving Meditation today:
6 x 1 hour yoga classes to learn how to bring your mind to stillness through movement
Option to join an alternative class if you can't make a class (where space is available)
A choice of modern, spacious venues with views of Highfield Park
Personal support, guidance and encouragement from me
A friendly community of yoga students
Book today and you get all this for just £72.
My students experience much greater changes to their mind and body, and find their yoga practice more satisfying, when they commit to a regular practice and complete the full term theme.
That's why I encourage you to book the 6 week term by offering you a saving of £15!
A one off class costs £14.50, but if you book for the full journey today it's only £12 per class.
Ready to join us?
It's decision time!
"We are moving energy. The process of moving invites us to feel alive"
So what's it to be?
Are you going to keep saying that your mind is just too busy to meditate?
Or are you ready to try a different way to guide yourself to inner peace?
We start Moving Meditation on:
Monday 18 April
Wednesday 20 April
As spaces in my regular classes are limited they can fill up very quickly, so if you have a favourite class, save your space today!