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Yoga is a way of life


I’m KT, a Yoga teacher based in the heart of Sevenoaks, Kent.

I teach Hatha Yoga. My classes centre around Vinyasa Flow, a dynamic practice that improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance. My classes are nurturing, yet challenging and focus strongly on alignment. I have a passion for music which guides us through the flow of movement and breath.

I offer individual, group and corporate classes, all of which aim to energise as well as help relax and unwind from daily pressures.

ABOUT ME

My journal

Body Scan

s you may already know this week is Mental Health Awareness week. Whilst we're all adapting and trying to manage our stress levels during this unprecedented time, it is vital we take care of ourselves both mentally and physically. To mark this week, I've put together this short 8 minute body scan that can help connect your body and mind.

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Oh to feel this expanse of water after two months Oh to feel this expanse of water after two months in lockdown! I’ve been craving this sensation for so long and it didn’t disappoint. Water nourishes the body and connecting to your body’s water element through yoga allows you to strengthen and relax your hips, release tension, and increase flexibility. The water element is associated with the second chakra in your body, located in your pelvis. It’s connected to emotions, passion, pleasure, creativity and fluidity. When balanced, you’re able to connect easily to others, feel content and calm, let things go and express creativity. Join me for a water element based flow tomorrow morning at 9:30am. To book visit my bio or website. #waterelement #yogaflows #chakrahealing #pelvicpainsupport #flexibility #mindfulness #vinyasaflowyoga #sevenoaksyoga #healing #mindfulness #bewlwater #water
As I sat in the early morning sun with my journal As I sat in the early morning sun with my journal I came across this quote. It really inspired me to share. Happy Wednesday everyone, you are all amazing beings! #keepgoing #lockdown #sunsalutation #journal #meditationspace #sunrise #perspective #inspirationalquotes #appreciatelife #yogaflows #5minutejournal #gratitude #breathe #space #dawn #meditate
Feeling very grateful for @eatnmess for their onli Feeling very grateful for @eatnmess for their online shop, delivery service and their amazing home made gluten free bread! #glutenfreelife #glutenfreediet #antiinflammatoryfoods #adenomyosisfighter #endometriosisawareness #endowarrior🎗 #antiinflammatorydiet #grateful #stayathome #stayhealthy
Really enjoyed guiding Sevenoaks Town FC U18’s t Really enjoyed guiding Sevenoaks Town FC U18’s through their yoga practice this morning. Everyone did amazingly well! Grateful to @sevenoakstownfc for the opportunity to introduce yoga to teenage footballers. Namaste! #yoga #yogapractice #YogaDuringLockDown #yogaathome #sevenoaks #yogapractice #sevenoaksfamily #mindfulness #stayathome #breathe #flexibility #yogaforfootballplayers #yogaforfootball
This Thursday evening I’ll be running a 1 hour f This Thursday evening I’ll be running a 1 hour flow & restore class to coincide with the Super Flower Moon. This will be a deeply restorative and restful practice. The session will start with a short meditation and moon salutations before settling into resting poses that are held for a few minutes each. Many of the poses are calming and nurturing, a great way to prepare for a good nights sleep. To reserve your space, visit my website or via the Book button in my bio. #freefornhs #moonsalutation #supermoon #rest #restorative #timeout #healing #sleep #endometriosis #stayathome #mindfulness #yogaflows
Feeling grateful to have been asked to write about Feeling grateful to have been asked to write about the benefits of yoga for this months edition of Sevenoaks Sports & Wellbeing Magazine. I hope it encourages others to come to the mat!  Visit  https://bit.ly/shwyoga or via my journal on Oaks Yoga website (link in bio)  @sevenoakssports #yogabenefits #hathayoga #vinyasaflowyoga #mindfulness #pranayama #healing #endometriosis #endowarrior💛#stayathome #sevenoaks #calm #gratitude🙏 #breathe #flexibility #staywell #nervoussystem #adenomyosis #coronavirus #relaxation #yogateacher
As a small gesture of thanks, I’m offering all As a small gesture of thanks, I’m offering all online yoga classes for free to NHS staff. 
Class timetable as follows, but will expand soon:
‪07:30 Monday‬
‪09:30 Friday & Saturday mornings. ‬  If you can’t make a live class, pre-recordings are also provided, so you can access classes anytime from anywhere.  All you need is to download the free app ZOOM and click on the link provided to join a class or to play a pre-record.  Please DM me and share to all the amazing NHS staff putting others welfare before their own at this critical time. For non NHS workers, online classes are at the reduced price of £5. I’m also doing online 1-2-1s.  Take care and stay well,  KTx  #nhs #stayhome #thankyounhs #breathing #nhsheroes #nhsstaff #nhsworkers #nhsengland #bekindtoeachother #bekindtoyourself #coronaviruspandemic #positivethinking #thankyou
#amazingnhs #nhsmillion #helpnhs #yoganhs #yoga #perspective
#onlineyogaclasses
#bepresent
#pranayama
#breathing
#yogaeveryday
#zoom
#grounded
#mindfulness
#yoga
#positivethinking
#becalm
Social distancing doesn’t mean we should stop do Social distancing doesn’t mean we should stop doing the things we love. Thanks to modern technology, I will be teaching online classes starting tomorrow at 09:30.  The great thing is, you can practice from the comfort of your own home. Each online class is £5, however if you are struggling with cash flow at the moment let me know. I will also be offering some community classes for free, so watch this space.  If you’d like to join tomorrow book via my website or click https://bit.ly/2xWPPac
#homeyoga #stayhome #stayhealthy #mindfulness #breathe  #homepractice #namaste #yogaanywhere #yogaanytime #relax #vinyasaflowyoga #hathayoga #bekindtoyourself #bekindtoothers #keepgoing #selfhelp #getonyourmat #yogamat #beresourceful #yogaathome #onlineyoga #onlineyogaclasses
Sometimes the day you thought you were going to ha Sometimes the day you thought you were going to have doesn’t quite end up as planned. Today I’ve had to listen and respect my body’s needs and rest. We all do it, push ourselves that is and this morning I tried to ignore my endo pain, got myself ready for work, dropped the kids at school, but then as the pain increased, I looked down at my swollen belly and thought #timeout. Once resting I turned to my 3 part yogic breathing. It can take up to 30 minutes, depending on how I’m feeling, but it can also be done in 10. 
Start by lying comfortably on your back (if you’re in too much pain to come to a mat do this in bed/sofa). Take a moment to completely relax, close your eyes and try to let go of any tension in your body. 
Part 1 
Bring your right hand onto your tummy and your left hand onto your chest. Spend a few minutes observing your breath. Then take slower, deeper breaths into your belly, so the right hand moves up and down as you breath in and out, the left hand remains almost still. Stay with this breathing for about 5 minutes. You can also count the inhale and exhale if it helps, maybe count to around four each time you breath in and again as you breath out. 
Part 2 
Move your hands to your rib cage. (Left hand on left ribs, right hand on right ribs). Breath into the belly first and continue breathing up in to the ribs and chest. Pause at the top of the inhale and exhale back down through the ribs first in to the tummy. Pause at the end of the exhalation. Repeat this breathing for 5 - 10 minutes. If counting is working for you, maybe taking it to around 6. 
Part 3 
Option to move to the final stage, but only if you feel comfortable and without straining. Start by breathing into the belly, the ribs, up into the chest and continue to the collar bone, pause at the top. Exhale back down through the chest first, then the ribs, to the belly, pausing at the end of the exhalation. Repeat for a few minutes. If counting, take it to a number that works for you.  #pranayama #3partyogicbreath #yogicbreathing #rest #endomarch2020 #endometriosis #1in10 #breathpain #relax #healing #healingjourney #breathe  #yogaeverywhere #bepatient
March is Endometriosis awareness month. Over the n March is Endometriosis awareness month. Over the next four weeks I will be sharing breathing exercises, yoga poses and foods that help me cope with this painful and incurable disease. I thought I’d take this opportunity to say thank you to my followers and introduce myself to new ones. 
A few years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. I had surgery to remove the disease and was expected to get back to normal within a few weeks, but this didn’t happen.  I continued taking strong pain killers to get through my days, but in the end no drug would touch the pain, which I can only liken to intense labour pains. I couldn’t even play with my kids. I was signed off work for 6 months and my consultant discussed further surgery, but with a 60% success rate the stakes were too low. So I turned to nutrition and yoga. I discovered a consultant in California who’d specialised in Endometriosis for 35 years and offered alternative health solutions including an anti-inflammatory diet and yoga. I was sceptical, but after a few months of following his plan the painful attacks had decreased. Slowly and steadily I got my life back. Even medical experts have been amazed by my progress without further medical intervention. 
Yoga has become my medicine; as well as offering pain relief, it improves sleep and strengthens the immune system. This profound experience inspired me to teach and share my yoga practice to help others. Whilst we have an excellent health service, I didn’t find the support needed to treat my pain. If a pill or surgery can’t fix the problem, there are few if any alternative health options on offer, unless you seek them yourself. I became so desperate I had to persevere and I’m so relieved that what I found works. 
Next post… how breathing exercises can alleviate pelvic pain. 
#endometriosis #endowarrior #endometriosisawareness #endomarch2020 #endohealing #healingendo #adenomyosis #adenomyosisawareness #endocannabinoidsystem #breathe #healing #healingjourney #yogainspiration #yogahealth #yogaheals #yogahealing #antiinflammatoryfoods #antiinflammation #antiinflammatorydiet #health #pelvicpainawareness #pelvicpainrelief #1in10

“Inhale the future. Exhale the past.”

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“Your body can do it.  It’s your mind you need to convince.”

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