about EYS

testimonials

Friday Night Yoga @Blairgowrie Clients

Feb 2020 when class ended after over 3 years

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.
You will be a huge miss to the yogis of Blairgowrie!
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.

Elevate Yoga Scotland clients

2018-2020 when asked "what has practising yoga brought to you?"

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
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
Peace, relaxation and flexibility
Flexibility! (had stiff back/hips). Calmness
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.

about EYS: meet the teacher

Elevate Yoga Scotland is one woman enterprise based in Scotland. (Named EYS due to the other Elevate Yoga's in Canada once the name was chosen!)  EYS was launched in 2018 after 2 years of building up a busy and popular Friday night Yoga classes at Live Active Blairgowrie after moving to Perth in 2016 from the Highlands via Glasgow and qualifying as a Yoga Teacher in Dublin that year.

Since 2016 I have attended ongoing CPD with Seasonal Yoga Academy Glasgow, Edinburgh Community Yoga Outreach, Imran Hashmat Yoga and Yoga Tree Stirling and during lockdown with DubYin Yoga and Bhakti Centre New York.  I have also been part of a Meditation group since moving to Perth in 2016 as well being qualified in this with my YTTC - 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.

Depression and anxiety are both things I've experienced over the years and this lies at the heart of my love for yoga and how I can help others.  When studying, living and working in Glasgow in my 20s and 30s, I relied on weekly yoga via an amazing teacher in a local affordable class in a local 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, calm and real whether I understood this at the time or not.  I also did dance classes with The Dance House and Pilates with Vanessa Smith but it was yoga I always came back to time and time again for body AND mind.

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 due to my 'day job' in education.  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 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

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