Elevate Yoga Scotland is a solo enterprise based in Scotland with a focus on Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga and more recently in Yin Yoga. I enjoy offering Yoga as workshop-based sessions and as outdoor all-weather classes with an emphasis on creating safe, welcoming, calm, accessible environments where each body and need is unique. And where people feel relaxed and can enjoy their time on the mat.
What led me to yoga?
Depression and anxiety are both things I've experienced over the years and yoga alleviating this lies at the heart of my love for yoga and my desire to share this with others.
When studying, living and working in Glasgow in my 20s and 30s, I relied on weekly yoga via an amazing teacher in an affordable class at my local leisure centre and from time to time via yoga and meditation in Glasgow Buddhist Centre and saving up for cheap retreats.
It was the one time in the week I knew I'd be on a mat and would feel connected to my body and it kept me grounded, calm and awake whether I understood this at the time or not.
Why do yoga?
We can connect our bodies with our minds through yoga practise as a starting point to improving our own health and outlook. Learning and practising yoga can help find peace, calm, coping mechanisms and an anchor in the storm, whether this be the chaotic world we live in or our own internal chat/thoughts. In addition to the benefits of yoga to regulate our hormones, mood, emotional and mental health, improvements in physical strength, stamina, joint flexibility, spinal alignment, respiratory health, sleep are only a few of the benefits of yoga practise I have seen in my clients. Moreover we start to experience an awareness of ourselves that may inspire other changes in our lives such as self-esteem, being less critical of ourselves as we begin to learn to care for ourselves better, diet and lifestyle choices and connection with ourselves and others. I believe yoga is life changing.
Thank you for visiting and I hope to meet you in a class or workshop one day soon! And to my existing clients or anyone who has ever attended an Elevate Yoga class, course or workshop,, online or in person or the clients, friends and family who have supported me in any way, Namaste!
200hrs Yoga Teacher Training, The Crown Centre, Dublin, Ireland, 2016
50hrs Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Jo's, Glasgow, 2021
Live Active Blairgowrie, 2016-19
University of Highlands & Islands, 2017
Own classes as Elevate Yoga Scotland since 2018
Private clients including:
Glendoick Garden Centre (staff),
Perth Autism Scotland
Andy's Man Club
Perth & Kinross Children's & Young People's Services (teaching staff)
University of Highlands & Islands (teaching staff)
Public classes in Highlands and Perthshire
Workshops and classes with:
Fully public liability insured
"I love outdoor yoga! Especially when the weather is kind to us, which it has been the majority of the time I’ve been going. I thought it might be a bit distracting doing it on the Inch but you really switch off to everything that’s going on around you. It’s so peaceful and relaxing at the same time as working, stretching and sometimes challenging your body and mind.
It’s an hour that you can totally switch off to everything that’s going on in your life! Frances makes it easy to learn and is attentive while keeping everything light-hearted. Thanks Frances".
"I would 100% recommend was made to feel at total ease
despite no previous experience. Frances is an amazing professional and really has a great energy! I will definitely be returning!"
"Has brought me flexibility! (had stiff back/hips) and calmness".