Regular Elevate Yoga Scotland clients were asked "what has practising yoga brought to you?"
Body confidence. Helps maintain flexibility.
Enjoy the company and seeing small improvements in my technique.
Yoga is...time out...to remember to breathe...to calm down...to enjoy a good stretch...and to be stretched, enjoy the company of others...be part of a group...focus in, zone out...all made possible and brought together by our inspiring and lovely teacher Frances...always encouraging, welcoming and thoughtful. I'm so pleased I found this. x
Definitely improves relaxation, enjoy it as an end of the week down time. Has improved strength in my ankles and wrists.
Enjoy being able to pass it onto my own clients in care work via Chair Yoga.
I find the tummy breathing/breathing technique really calms me.
Doing the stretches slowly is so different from Body Balance - much better.
Thank you, Love the class xxx
Peace, relaxation and flexibility
Flexibility! (stiff back/hips) Calmness.
I leave your yoga class with a smile on my face feeling more comfortable and more spacious inside and out!
About Elevate Yoga Scotland
Elevate Yoga Scotland was launched in 2018 after 2 years of building up a busy and popular Friday night Yoga class via Live Active after moving to Perth in 2016. This followed qualifying and having teaching practise in Ireland, Fort William and for colleagues workplace health and wellbeing sessions in Perth and Kinross.
During this time I have attended ongoing CPD with Seasonal Yoga Academy Glasgow, Edinburgh Community Yoga Outreach and by attending classes/courses locally and around the country which I continue to do....I am always learning.
I believe yoga can benefit everyone!
physically via toning, conditioning, creating muscle, strength, alleviating injury, improving mobility, balance and flexibility.
improving our respiratory system, digestive organs, skeletal system, immune system, pelvic floor and all internal systems.
alleviating depression, stress, anxiety and mental wellness.
I have/had personal experience of periods of depression and anxiety when working and studying in Glasgow for over 10 years. I relied on weekly yoga via an amazing teacher in a local affordable class in a leisure centre and from time to time via yoga and meditation in Glasgow Buddhist Centre and saving up for retreats, usually cheaply. 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 whether I understood that or not at the time.
We can connect our bodies with our minds through yoga practise which is a great starting point to improving our own health and outlook. Learning and practising yoga can help find peace, calm and an anchor in the storm, whether this be the chaotic world we live in or our own internal chat.
I am fully qualified in Hatha Yoga and I trained in Ireland to allow me to study an immersive course over 5-6 weeks of the summer break. This was with The Crown Centre in Ranelagh, Dublin in 2016. They are affiliated by Yoga Alliance, were established in 1996 and continue to be highly regarded and sought after in Ireland, UK and internationally as professional teacher trainers. In 2019 they rebranded as Yago Yoga and you can find out more about them by clicking on this link. My qualification allows me to teach Yoga, Pranayama (breath), Asanas (postures), Meditation, Yoga Nidra (relaxation) and includes Anatomy and Physiology. Flow and Restorative Yoga were also part of my training and I include these in my classes and workshops. I am fully insured via Balens Insurance who are specialist insurers for health professionals.
Thank you for visiting and I hope to meet you in a class or workshop one day! And to my existing clients or anyone who has ever attended an Elevate Yoga class, course or workshop, Namaste!