Boxford Yoga Teaching
I completed my 500 hour yoga teaching Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2011, and now teach in the Suffolk villages of Boxford and Stoke by Nayland. Yoga is so much more than just being flexible. It is a holistic approach to nourish the body and nurture good health, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Yoga can improve your overall sense of well-being through the posture practices (asanas), help mobilise stiff joints, increase muscular strength and benefit your balance. Awareness of the breath (pranayama), use of mantra and relaxation all weave together to encourage a calmer more harmonious way of being. The yoga classes I teach are Hatha yoga, a mixture of held poses influenced by Yin yoga and slow flowing vinyasa as well as chair yoga. Classes are taught to be fun and accessible to all, while also learning more about the ancient teachings of yoga. I currently teach five classes a week following the school term time.
All Village Hall Yoga Classes are cancelled Zoom Classes now running
“Marianne has been my yoga teacher since 2011. She is highly skilled, perceptive and and an empathetic teacher. She appreciates and attends to individual needs & circumstances without compromising high standards of practice”
“Marianne's classes are a joy. Her teaching is calm and relaxed with clear explanations of positions. She has a wonderfully friendly and warm approach. Even with my dodgy sense of balance and co-ordination these classes are fabulously fun and relaxing. I can't recommend too highly!”
My connection with yoga has been through most of my life. My mother was a yoga teacher before me. I initially trained as an Alexander Technique teacher and taught postural alignment and muscular release for over twenty years. In some students I saw the need for more muscular strength and flexibility and decided to train as a yoga teacher in 2011. My approach to yoga is influenced by the Alexander Technique. To encourage a sense of ease and comfort in the body while while moving. Paying attention to postural alignment and safety in movement is key to the practices. I weave the physical, psychological and philosophical teaching of yoga into the classes.
Iwas born with a curvature of spine and suffered with back pain for most of my childhood. My journey of acceptance of the body I have and my recovery from back pain has influenced my teaching to encourage an inclusive approach and to modify the yoga teaching to suit everyone.
Yoga has been a part of my life since being a teenager as my mother was also a yoga teacher. I initially trained as an Alexander Technique teacher and taught postural alignment and muscular release on a one to one basis for over twenty years. Yoga became more and more important in my life at the same time I saw the need for more muscular strength and flexibility in some of my Alexander students and so I took the plunge to train as a yoga teacher in 2011.
My approach to yoga is practical. I teach mindful awareness of movement working with the breath while encouraging more freedom and release in the body. Attention to postural alignment and safety in movement are key in the practices. Classes are aimed to be accessible to all whatever your ability and students are actively encouraged to notice their response to the practice and lessen the effort, to become more at ease with the body and calm the busyness of mind. I like to weave the physical, psychological and philosophical teachings of yoga into the classes.
I was born with a curvature of spine and suffered with back pain for most of my childhood. My journey of acceptance of the body I have and my recovery from back pain has influenced my teaching to encourage an inclusive approach and to modify the yoga teaching to suit everyone. Yoga for me is as much a mental discipline as a physical one.
Boxford Village Hall, Stone Street Road, Boxford, Suffolk, CO10 5NP
Stoke by Nayland Village Hall, Church Street, Stoke by Nayland, Essex CO6 4QP