My name is Grace.
I am a yoga therapist and mental health professional
I offer Yoga therapy for all bodies, all ages and all abilities.
YOGA and WELL-BEING
The modern world can be a challenging place to find peace, and stress can seep into many layers of our lives affecting our emotional and physical well being. Research tells us that Yoga and Mindfulness can make stress feel more manageable and can help even on the most stressful of days.
WHY I LOVE YOGA
I have experienced first hand the healing power of yoga and mindfulness, and they supported my recovery from depression and anxiety. I started practising yoga after an anxiety breakdown at university. Yoga gave me not only a welcome break from these experiences but provided me with tools and a way to manage difficult symptoms and overwhelming feelings. I now try to practice these skills in daily life.
I believe Yoga can be preventative and curative, that it supports well being throughout the inevitable ups and downs of life. It offers effective tools that everyone can benefit from in all sorts of circumstances and I have been privileged to witness how these practices have helped others; adults and children from a variety of backgrounds with varying difficulties.
VALUES AND ETHOS
To me yoga is about how you feel, not what you look like or how flexible you are. There are so many benefits to these practices and I feel passionate that they should be available to everyone; regardless. Because once you have the 'know how' you can use yoga and mindfulness in any situation, where ever you are, to support your own health and well being- the ultimate self care.
All beings and all bodies are different and we are as unique as our fingerprints. Yoga and mindfulness are magic in that they offer a variety of practices to suit different needs.
I work with you as an individual and meet you where you are, whether you have practised yoga before or are a complete beginner, and I welcome all parts of you, even the bits you want to get rid of. We all have those bits.
Unfortunately yoga is not always accessible for everyone in society and I want to change this! I believe that everyone can benefit from these practices and that therefore they should be available for everyone regardless of background, age or ability!! This is my mission, and why Kindful Yoga Therapy is for all bodies, all ages and all abilities. Everyone is welcome and I offer a sliding scale of prices depending on how much you can afford.
OFFERINGS AND SERVICES
I offer 1:1 yoga therapy for adults and children, and yoga for special needs.
I facilitate evidence based Yoga for the Mind Courses: which aim to reduce the impact of stress, anxiety and depression
I teach specialised trauma informed yoga therapy courses for clinical populations; e.g. psychosis, PTSD, caregivers
I run Yoga and mindfulness groups, Happiness at work and Resilience sessions for the charity sector, the NHS and other organisations,
I teach weekly Hatha Yoga Classes and Monthly Yin Yoga Workshops.
I work with a variety of issues and conditions and am interested in accessibility of yoga for marginalised groups.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
I have done 550 hours yoga therapy training with the Minded Institute and now supervise on their current training. I am a Yoga for the Special child practitioner, have undertaken training with The Boston Trauma Centre to offer Trauma sensitive yoga and am a level 1 Breath Body Mind teacher. I teach Yin yoga and I am a Happiness trainer and love sharing the joy of gratitude and compassion. I also volunteer with the Museum of Happiness.
I have over 12 years of working in the field of mental health with a background in mental health nursing and family therapy.
I love people and all their idiosyncrasies
I am based in London.
Phewwww! I think that's it but if you want to know more please get in touch!