About

Liz Brown

 

 

 

 

My mother initially sparked my interest in yoga as a child, which led to my regularly practicing since 1990 and teaching since 2004.

I’m particularly interested in the health of the spine and the management of energy, pain, sleep & stress using yoga. My teaching is an eclectic amalgamation of modern Scaravelli-inspired, classical Hatha, Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga, with a touch of the Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais. 

My personal experience of CFS, migraine and endometriosis gives me great empathy for those managing chronic health conditions.

My background as a Learning & Development Consultant underpins my genuine love of teaching and fascination with what motivates and gets the very best out of people.

 

Scaravelli Inspired Hatha yoga: (suitable for everybody):
Yoga is for everybody, it’s a wonderful way to start to exercise, complement other sports and maintain wellbeing. It’s not a religion; more a useful tool for life. I teach a sometimes gentle, sometimes demanding, type of yoga called Scaravelli inspired yoga, that could be described as ‘sensible yoga', where we learn to master ourselves rather than just ‘the poses'. There is an emphasis on a longer, stronger and more flexible spine, comfortable joints, a calmer mind, increased energy and ease of movement. With practice it is particularly helpful for those who are working with postural issues or pain and to learn how to deeply relax.

 

Pregnancy yoga: (suitable after your 12-week scan until delivery):
Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise during pregnancy; a gentle safe means of keeping toned and supple without strain, of keeping aches and pains at bay and energy flowing, or relaxing mind and body and preparing for the physical demands of birth and parenthood. 
You will learn techniques to relax, re-energise, centre yourself and connect with your baby. You will be able to do both breathing exercises and physical movements to relieve discomfort, move safely and position both yourself and your baby optimally.
It is safe for all women, whether new to yoga or with years of practice. I have a particular interest in supporting pregnancy related disorders such as back pain, pelvic pain, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperemesis, etc. 

Postnatal yoga (suitable after your 6-week check):
You will learn how to safely exercise and relax with your baby postnatally, to recover from pregnancy and birth and cope with the demands of early parenthood. Gentle postnatal exercises gradually help you regain physical strength, tone the muscles, enjoy deep relaxation and develop close bonds with your baby.
Postnatal yoga can address common complaints such as weak pelvic floor, instability of pelvic joints, lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain and split abdominal muscles. The classes use yoga practices to involve deep muscles and restore core-strength or even create it anew.

 

Private yoga classes:
Private yoga classes are tailored entirely to your needs and at a time and frequency to suit you. This can be useful when your schedule doesn’t allow for regular class attendance, to support a home practice, or to focus on and deepen a particular area of your practice.

 

Yoga therapy:
Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.

 

People come to see me for a whole variety of reasons including support with:

•    Arthritis and joint care.
•    Back care.
•    Balance and vestibular disorders.
•    Breathing disorders such as asthma, bronchitis & COPD.
•    Cancer support.
•    Digestive health.
•    End of life support.
•    Fatigue due to CFS, fibromyalgia, insomnia and long COVID.
•    Mental health including anxiety, burnout, depression, eating disorders, PND and trauma.
•    Neurological disorders such as FND, migraine, MS, Parkinson’s, etc…
•    Pain management.
•    Perinatal yoga for pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
•    Recovery from accidents, illnesses and surgery.
•    Weight management as part of a healthy lifestyle (all sizes and shapes welcome!).
•    Women's health including problematic periods, PMS, PMDD, Fertility & Menopause.
•    And more!

 

Yoga Therapy is complementary to Medicine and should not be viewed as a substitute for a medical diagnosis or the services of a physician. Yoga Therapy can be practiced in conjunction with medical treatments being received and in tandem with other complementary therapies

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