Free your body, ignite your creativity, and radiate with joy through the practise of Yoga.
Playful and explorative, Roo teaches a dynamic and adaptable modern style of Yoga. This is a physical yoga practise that will make you strong, bring balance to the body and mind, and encourage a deep sense of energetic connection; both with yourself and with the world around you.
Discover a place where flexibility binds with strength, movement collides with stillness, and focus unites with passion. With a rich background in dramatic arts, performance & physical theatre, Roo’s classes are designed to take you on an explorative journey through the body, mind, and beyond.
What is Yoga?
Thought to be well over 4000 years old, Yoga is an ancient practise that derives what is now modern day Northern India. While Yoga today is often referred to as a type of exercise/stretch class with the odd bit of breathing involved, what the word Yoga actually means is to find union, literally to create a ‘yoke’ between ourselves and the world around us, internally and externally, mentally and physically. Yoga is expertise in action, an effortless flow state that everyone has the potential to experience. There are countless ways to achieve Yoga- be it through meditation, chanting, study, or physical movement – but the basic principles remain the same.
Yoga is a deeper connection within ourselves, a greater union with the forces around us, and a balance in life that brings us both peace and joy.
A well planned practise of Yoga can ease physical aches and pains, and leave you feeling calmer, more grounded, more appreciative and more connected with your every day life. It helps you to set aside anything that no longer serves you, and empowers you to be able to live more of the life you wish to.
Suitable for all levels, Roo’s adaptive and modern teaching style means that there is something for everyone, from your first time to those with decades of experience. Each class is sequenced in such a way that you start from basic foundational skills and techniques, before building and layering to reveal more complex methodologies and release physical prowess.
What can I expect from a class with Roo?
Roo teaches a dynamic and physical style of yoga called Tantric Hatha Vinyasa. Classes typically combine a blend of flowing Vinyasa movement with classic Asana postures, focusing physically on core Bandha engagement with correct postural alignment, accompanied by visualisation techniques and powerful Pranayama breath control exercises. With verbal cures, visual demonstrations, and hands on adjustment from Roo throughout, this complete physical practise is a great way to address any areas of muscular imbalance or discomfort in the body. Sessions typically open and close with guided mindfulness based meditations and relaxation to leave you feeling empowered, energised, and ready to face life’s challenges.