To build a house you must have solid foundations

It’s the same when building a yoga practice, your Foundations have to be strong. No matter how long you have been practicing there is always something new to learn and by stripping everything down to the foundations and rebuilding is a wonderful way to take a fresh look at something you already know and sometimes remember something we have forgotten. This foundations class does just that. If you come with an open mind you will always leave with more knowledge than when you arrived.

 

I have been loving your classes – your instructions are so clear and help me understand why we are doing certain movements and what is happening in the body.  I feel that they are definitely helping me to build firmer foundations for the future, and I intend to keep on coming! – Jo

About this class

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People who attend this class are an eclectic bunch as we have beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Whether you are just starting out on your yoga journey and have only attended a handful of beginners classes or have been practicing for years  Fi is wonderful at explaining the technicalities of poses that aren’t always covered in the faster paced vinyasa classes.

Fi is also a chartered Physiotherapist who works for the GB downhill mountain bike squad so you are in extremely capable hands because as you can imagine she’s used to dealing with injuries. She makes teaches in a way that makes this class accessible for anyone to join this class.

The foundations of a strong yoga practice involve several key elements that contribute to a well-rounded and beneficial experience.

  • Proper Alignment: Developing a strong foundation in yoga starts with understanding and maintaining proper alignment in each posture. Aligning your body correctly helps prevent injuries, allows for optimal energy flow, and enhances the benefits of the practice.
  • Breath Awareness: Breath awareness is a fundamental aspect of yoga. Learning to synchronize your breath with movement helps to create a meditative and focused state of mind. It also improves your lung capacity, oxygenates the body, and cultivates a sense of calm and relaxation.
  • Mindfulness and Presence: Yoga is a practice that encourages being present in the moment. Cultivating mindfulness during your practice helps to deepen your mind-body connection and brings a greater sense of awareness to your physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts.
  • Gradual Progression: Building a strong foundation requires patience and a gradual approach. It’s important to listen to your body and progress at a pace that suits your individual needs. Consistency and regularity in your practice will yield better results over time.
  • Balance and Flexibility: Yoga helps improve both physical and mental balance. Practicing a variety of asanas (postures) helps develop strength, stability, and flexibility in the body. Balancing poses, such as tree pose or warrior III, cultivate focus and concentration.
  • Strength and Stamina: A strong yoga practice incorporates elements of strength and stamina. Regular practice of yoga asanas, such as planks, chaturanga, or warrior poses, helps build muscular strength and endurance.
  • Modifications and Props: Everyone’s body is different, and it’s essential to honor your unique needs and limitations. Utilizing modifications and props, such as blocks, straps, or bolsters, can provide support and assist in achieving proper alignment in poses.
  • Self-Reflection and Intention: Taking time for self-reflection and setting intentions before each practice can deepen your experience on and off the mat. It allows you to connect with your inner self and bring purpose to your practice.
  • Mind-Body Connection: Yoga is not just a physical practice; it is a holistic discipline that integrates mind, body, and spirit. Developing a strong mind-body connection through yoga enhances self-awareness, self-compassion, and overall well-being.
  • Continual Learning: Yoga is a lifelong journey of self-discovery and growth. It’s important to approach your practice with a sense of curiosity and a willingness to learn. Attend workshops, classes, or study with experienced teachers to expand your knowledge and deepen your practice.

Remember, the foundations of a strong yoga practice are built over time. It’s important to approach your practice with patience, consistency, and an open mind, allowing the benefits of yoga to unfold naturally.

This class is also suitable for students who are returning to their yoga practice after a break and want to re-build confidence.

Class Schedule

What To Bring / How To Prepare

  • Yoga mats, blankets, bolsters & eye pillows are provided.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes, something that you can easily move and stretch in.
  • Suitable for all levels.
  • If you have any questions please contact us on 07774 311 227 or email info@limehouseyoga.com
  • If you want to chat please do not hesitate to contact us as we want to help.
I thought I knew my body and how well, or not, but Fi was able to convey in simple terms how to achieve what I thought would be impossible for me.
James B

Your Teacher

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Fi Lundie

Fi is a tremendous trio of Yoga Teacher, Chartered Physiotherapist and Specialist Soft Tissue Therapist.

She first started practising as a student of yoga 20 years ago in Australia while travelling.

in 1993, Fi qualified from Bath School of Physiotherapy and after gaining post-graduate experience, spent 12 years living and working in New Zealand. Fi received her training in Soft Tissue, Massage and Sports Therapy in Christchurch in 2006. During her time in NZ she badly injured her back and pretty much had to learn to walk again.

On returning to the UK in 2015, she worked as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Sports Massage Therapist and a friend advised her to ‘check out Lime House Yoga’. Three years later Fi managed to make it to studio, knocked on the door, was greeted by Jock and felt like she was meeting an old friend. She practiced as student with Jock for a year, before completing her 300hr Yoga Teacher Training here at Lime House in 2019. Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology now plays a strong part in her yoga teachings.

Fi says, ‘I’ve come a long way in a few years under the guidance of amazing teachers and the nurturing environment which is LHY. My favourite practice is morphing and evolving – my basis/foundation in Iyengar is invaluable for rehab and physio. Starting Ashtanga with Jock built up my strength, so while Iyengar makes you stable, controlled, and aligned, the combination of both gives the best of all worlds.

Yoga is infinite. Physio is the centre of my wheel and now yoga surrounds it, keeping everything oiled, keeping it turning.’

Find Fi at Lime House on Tuesdays for Beginner’s Yoga 6:15-7:30pm and Wednesdays for Foundations Yoga 9:30-11am.

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