My main goal is to teach my students to be their own teachers. I do this through teaching awareness of the student’s own body through postures, breathing and dynamic sequences; building the student’s confidence and knowledge of Yoga so they can practice safely and efficiently outside of my classes. There is an emphasis on being soft but strong, to actively work through stuck or problem areas and not just focus on the bits they are ‘good’ at. I encourage a certain frame of mind for the practice, which is a curious, non-judgemental, accepting and gentle focus on the body and the posture. My sequences are connected in a way that makes sense to the body. The body is opened up through a sequence of postures or flows which relate to each other, which not only opens up the body efficiently but also teaches the student a deep understanding of their own body and each individual posture. There is no goal in my class to achieve any posture or perfect anything. The practice is simply to re-engage with the body, develop a relationship with it and practice being kind, gentle and patient with the body and therefore yourself. In this sense it is a physical spiritual practice, which will leave the student with a calmer mind and a stronger and more at ease body.