Name: Clare Teed
I came to yoga in my 20’s, having danced as a child and into my teens. I always loved moving and stretching my body but treated yoga as just an exercise class, practising on and off with for nearly 20 years. It wasn’t until a few years ago, having used yoga to get me through a difficult time, that I finally understood what a transformative, healing and complete practice it can be. Then I decided I wanted to learn more and share my love of this wonderfully ancient art and science.
I was drawn to Vinyasa Flow Yoga in particular because of its fluid, graceful qualities. It uses the breath as rhythm, just as dance uses music. I love the creativity it gives me, both as a student and a teacher. It is precious in today’s busy modern life to experience the total immersion of body, breath and mind and just BE. It means time on my mat is a unique time of being totally engaged and present in the now, something we rarely allow ourselves in a world filled with distractions.
When not practising, teaching or learning more about yoga, I enjoy time with friends, walking my dogs and spending time in my beloved Cornwall.
Why Vinyasa Flow Yoga?
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a beautiful, dynamic and fluid style of yoga. It uses breath (pranayama) and postures (asana) to create intelligent flowing sequences that will energise, ground and balance the mind, body and soul. Vinyasa Flow Yoga has roots in Iyengar, Hatha and Ashtanga methods of yoga. It uses precise alignment, creative and intelligent sequencing to awaken and prepare the body as the sequences progress throughout the class. It combines standing and seated fluid movement and sustained postures to create space, comfort, flexibility, strength in the body and calm in the mind.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga uses music to accompany some of the sequences, focussed breath and mindful relaxation in each class. It truly provides a complete yoga practice.