about 
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Elevate Yoga Scotland is a solo enterprise based in Scotland with a focus on Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga and at the moment training in Yin Yoga.  I enjoy offering Yoga as workshop-based sessions and as outdoor all-weather classes.

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!  

 

Frances

Yoga Training​

Yoga Teaching:

  • Live Active Blairgowrie, 2016-19

  • University of Highlands & Islands, 2017

  • Own classes as Elevate Yoga Scotland since 2018


Clients:

  • Private clients including:

  • Glendoick Garden Centre (staff),

  • NHS,

  • Perth Autism Scotland

  • Thorntons Solicitors

  • Andy's Man Club

  • Perth & Kinross Children's & Young People's Services (teaching staff)

  • University of Highlands & Islands (teaching staff)

  • Private Weddings

  • 1-1 clients

  • Public classes in Highlands and Perthshire


CPD
Workshops and classes with:​


Fully public liability insured
Covid double-vaccinated
 

Moving into warrior poses at Yoga in the Park

client feedback

"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".
 

"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"
"Has given me body confidence.  Helps maintain flexibility. 
Enjoy the company and seeing small improvements in my technique".
"Definitely brings 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"
"Brings me peace, relaxation and flexibility".
"I leave your yoga class with a smile on my face feeling more comfortable
and more spacious inside and out!"
"Frances is a warm and empathic teacher who makes everyone feel at ease. 
I highly recommend her yoga classes for anyone, from complete beginners to advanced".
"You will be a huge miss to the yogis of Blairgowrie!"
"Your yoga classes were always so soothing, and the way you nurtured an atmosphere of kindness and respect among the group was the loveliest thing.  I hope you spread as much joy in all your future yoga endeavours".
"Will miss you so much.  Your approach is unique, supportive and encouraging.  Thank you for your warmth and kindness and  your generosity of spirit".
"I want to thank you for all the good times and laughs I've had attending your classes and trying to incorporate your excellent teaching into my practise.
You really will be missed".
"You were my first ever yoga teacher.  And now I'm hooked".
Yoga at Glendoick Garden Centre
All set up for a workshop at The Nest Sanctuary Rooms, York Place, Perth
Yoga at UHI Academy of Sport and Wellbeing