Yoga Classes

Testimonial:

‘Gemma is a wonderful yoga teacher. Our sessions with her are energising, relaxing and fun. Gemma adepts each session to how energetic we feel on a particular day, which also makes each session different and unique and leaves us feeling like we have accomplished something new every time.  Her guidance is precise with clear instructions, making us aware of what different postures offer for our bodies and encouraging us to challenge ourselves. Our regular yoga practice with her has done amazing things for our state of mind and levels of stress and we thoroughly look forward to every session.’ ~ Melanie & Daan

What is yoga?

Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices which originated in ancient India. In the West we tend to focus on the physical practice in traditional yoga classes, which includes breath work, practicing yoga poses, doing strengthening exercises and deep relaxation.

The yoga classes I teach are tailored to the specific needs and goals of my clients. I incorporate my diverse training in India, London and LA to create the ideal class for you. It can include flowing vinyasa style movements, posture alignment practice, yin yoga, yoga nidra and relaxation, breath work, core strengthening, basic stretching and meditation.

Is yoga for you?

Do you have a body and a mind? Yes – yoga is for you!

That may sound a little simplistic but it is my belief that yoga does benefit everyone. Some of the physical benefits of yoga are; releasing physical tension, pain relief, improved posture, toning and strengthening, increased flexibility and overall ease and wellbeing in your body.

Some of the mental/ emotional benefits of yoga are; greater sense of peace, much calmer mind, clarity of thoughts, reduction in feelings of stress and anxiety, balanced moods, nourishing sleep and a more positive outlook.

How can you work with me?

I teach yoga to private clients and small groups in South West London in their own homes. My clients love that I come to them, we work around children and partners (and pets!) and fit your class into your day, when it suits you. To find out more and to book please email me on gemma@gemmaford.com.

For those who would like to practice at home using video guidance, I offer free online classes at my You Tube Channel – Love Yoga Online.

My training and experience:

Over the last 15 years I have been learning and teaching in the field of Health & Wellness. My first love was yoga; I trained as a yoga teacher in India in 2009, with the Sivananda School of Yoga, and have been teaching ever since. Since India I’ve trained with the wonderful Shiva Rea in LA and London, and Bridget Woods Kramer in Cornwall. My style of yoga is flowing, heartfelt and fun.

My previous experience teaching yoga includes many private clients, yoga for hotel guests at The Scarlet Hotel, corporate yoga in the workplace at GE (among others), yoga classes at private health clubs, such as The Grace in Belgravia, yoga on the beach, at charity events to support The Alzheimer’s Society and yoga for the Sweaty Betty team retreat.

I have been featured in various publications, such as Elle Magazine, Cornwall Life Magazine and most recently the Health & Fitness blogger for SW London’s online publication, Lady Wimbledon.

Please email me for more information or to book a class – gemma@gemmaford.com.

More testimonials:

‘Loved it and I released so much tension. Thank you!’

‘Thank you. Your energy helps in the process to complete relaxation. I love your unhurried and calm voice. I feel great. I’m gonna have a wonderful day after this practice.’

‘This class just helped me so much! Got my flow going, loosened my neck and shoulders, and supported me in relaxing and being connected to by body and emotions.’

‘This practice achieves a lovely balance between soothing mind and body and actively stretching.’

‘This practice was SO amazing and exactly the restoration my body was craving! Thank you!’