I'm Alice, the founder of Solihull Yoga.
My Yoga story.
I completed my 200RYT Yoga Teacher Training in Malaga Spain with the Yoga Alliance of Professionals, since then I have trained as a "Yoga Therapist" and "Childrens Yoga Teacher" with the British School of Yoga. I also trained with James Reeves of Ekhart Yoga to gain my "Irest Yoga Nidra" certificate. I hold additional training certificates in Boxing Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga, and have gained over 800 hours of teaching since qualifying as a Yoga Teacher.
I coach individuals through a full range of movement in their bodies. I have a passion for creating personalised plans that coach people towards getting as many benefits as possible from Yoga.
Explore Yoga With Me
Hatha and Flow Yoga
In Hatha practice we focus on mindfully integrating movement with breath. This practice suits those who prefer a slower, deeper practice, and is ideal for beginners.
In Flow Yoga we practice at a faster pace including Triangle
and Warrior sequences, with Sun Salutations. Modifications are provided throughout to allow you to work at your own pace, there is no right and wrong, we are all on our own yoga journey.
I have "Feetup" trainers in Solihull Yoga room that can be incorporated into your Yoga practice, these upside down trainers are an innovative Yoga prop that make make inversions safe and easy and more importantly are fun to use.
Both practices are 55 minutes of physical movement followed by 20 minutes of "Irest" guided meditation.
I trained with the British School of Yoga and to become a Yoga Therapist. Yoga Therapy adopts a holistic approach to Yoga, and can build on basic elements that help us live a health and happy life such as movement, mindfulness, diet and sleep to get the most out of life.
Through Yoga Therapy most find a sense of relief from feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or stress. Personalised programmes can help with recovery from injury illness, and life changing events, helping you find focus and a sense of inner peace.
If you've always wanted to try Yoga and were never quite sure where to start, this is the course for you.
On the programme we will explore a series of Yoga Asana (movements), to create a firm foundation for Yoga practice and provide you with an understanding of why we practice.
At the end of the course you will have the ability and confidence to enjoy any Yoga class in the world, and above all get you started on this 5000 year old practice that will benefit your life and health in the future.
The programme consists of 4 x 75 minute classes over 4 weeks. Practice is 55 minutes of physical movement, concluding with 20 minutes of relaxation and meditation.
Irest Yoga Nidra
IRest Yoga Nidra was developed by Richard Miller, PhD. Richard is a world-renowned author, yogic scholar, researcher and clinical psychologist, who has combined traditional yogic practice with Western psychology and neuroscience.
People practicing Irest Yoga Nidra with me experience:
More confidence and happiness in their lives
Decreased stress and anxiety.
Heightened energy levels
An improved sense of control
Improved sleep and decreased insomnia
An ability to better manage chronic and acute pain
A greater sense of peace and well-being
Yoga Nidra can be practiced by anyone, no experience is necessary. Practice is 75 minutes.
Mum and Baby Yoga
Mum and baby Yoga is a great way to get back into exercising, the gentle Yoga moves are designed for you and your baby to do together, so you can bond while slowly getting fitter and stronger. Post natal Yoga strengthens and tones muscles as we focus on the muscles affected by giving birth (your core, pelvic floor and back).
Yoga can improve your sleep as a new mum and help to calm and relax your baby. Movement through Yoga stimulates babies and encourages their reflexes to develop, it improves awareness of their surroundings, and strengthens your bond.
Mum and Baby Yoga is open to mums and babies as soon as baby can support their own head, and mum has had her 6/8 week check up (mum and baby sessions are 60 minutes).
Parent and child Yoga
Yoga introduces children to mindfulness and meditation, it encourages them to be in tune with themselves and their feelings, leading to balanced relationships as they connect with others, through Yoga they learn valuable skills that are transferable into their adult life (parent and child Yoga is 60 minutes per session).
Yoga has a wealth of benefits for a childs mental and physical health, when practicing Yoga children become physically fitter, gain flexibility and build more confidence. A designated Yoga practice can give families the opportunity to forget about phones, devices and social media, as parents reinforce the message that personal interaction is more important than interaction on a device.
The soul is nourished when parents and children laugh together, parent-child yoga is the perfect opportunity for fun, and by engaging in yoga, parents demonstrate the importance of fun, laughter, mental and physical health.
Seated Yoga is an excellent way to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress, and improve circulation, and staying seated means that those who aren't flexible or mobile can practice Yoga safely.
Seated Yoga involves gentle stretching, which can help develop greater flexibility, build muscle and bone mass, and increase the range of motion within the body. Yoga can prevent falls in later life, more importantly it helps you get the most of your daily activities.
Sessions begin with 10 minutes of breathing and mindfulness, followed by 35 minutes of light physical movement, concluding with 15 minutes of relaxation and meditation.