Lara Darby

Lara Darby

 

I am Lara Darby and I have been teaching Hatha Vinyasa yoga for over 13 years, both in London and the West Midlands. I am a fully qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher, specialising in dynamic vinyasa flow yoga and pregnancy yoga. I have studied with many international and UK-based teachers, including Shiva Rea, Jonathan Monks, Shakti Bhakti, Katy Appleton & Robin Catto.

I have been passionate about yoga for many years, starting in my early 20s when a stressful work environment and a bad back prompted me to find a healthier and calmer lifestyle. Mental and physical health are innately linked and Yoga provided me with the spiritual and physical nourishment that I required to guide me through a busy time in my life. As a mother with 3 young boys I could not live without my yoga!

The British Wheel of Yoga qualification is highly regarded and following completion of the comprehensive 3 year teacher training course, I completed a specialist pregnancy yoga course. I have been teaching group sessions and private clients for many years. I have experienced multiple styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Acroyoga & Yin Yoga but my foundations & philosophies are in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, which encompasses a balanced approach of vinyasas (flowing postures), breathing techniques and a sprinkling of philosophy to stimulate mindfulness. I follow an ayurvedic diet where possible and I am always happy to discuss nutrition with clients.

My classes focus on improving core stability, increasing energy levels, a calmer peace of mind and learning relaxation techniques, whilst ensuring we all have fun at the same time! I run structured classes and courses to ensure that my clients continually progress and have the tools for home practise. I aim to share my knowledge with you to improve your health and wellbeing. Safety & well-being are paramount in my classes! I work with all age groups & abilities so everyone is welcome.

I currently offer: • Hatha Vinyasa Group Classes • Pregnancy Yoga • Private Lessons • Workshops

To book onto one of my classes at the Wishing Well, or for private lessons, please contact me on (07979) 243814 or email lara.darby@googlemail.com or visit my website: www.shininglotusyoga.co.uk or Facebook page for regular updates & tips: https://www.facebook.com/shininglotusyoga/

Lara's Hatha Vinyasa class is held every Thursday morning 9.30-10.30am.

Price: £8 drop-in OR £70 for 10 classes with a 6 month expiry date.