Maxine Geary - Yoga Spirit

WIGAN
LANCASHIRE
United Kingdom
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

9 Reviews

Maxine Geary is an experienced & qualified yoga teacher of over 15 years who has a clear, precise, fun & friendly approach to teaching, with a keen emphasis on encouraging students to work strongly to their own level of ability, develop awareness & stay present & connected with the body & breath during class participation.

From her early passion & continued enjoyment of physical exercise, outdoor pursuits, sport & many years of teaching as a qualified Fitness Instructor, Maxine discovered the path of Iyengar Yoga over 15 years ago & found the special focus on developing strength, stamina, endurance & correct body alignment, in addition to flexibility & relaxation a great benefit to her own physical & emotional well being.

In addition, the practice of meditation & encompassing the whole yogic philosophy & the wisdom of the Tao into daily life contributes to Maxine’s own spiritual development & conscious awareness as she continues on her path with an open heart & gratitude.

Maxine is qualified in Karuna Yoga which is Iyengar inspired & has a strong emphasis on anatomical detail, precision, alignment & awareness in the performance of posture (asana) & breath control (pranayama).

The practice places special focus on cultivating strength, stability, & suppleness whether that be holding the postures static for a period of time or engaging in a playful flow session where the postures are sequenced together.

Sessions vary from week to week and a theme is often present to direct focus & attention, allowing for a good understanding of each posture. Yoga props are often used to modify or allow postures to be more accessible & also to build strength & experience in a pose. Meditation & relaxation are also included as part of the package to allow space from the tension of modern day living.

Sessions are fun, strong & dynamic & suitable for everyone, from complete beginner to the more experienced yoga practitioner. All participants are encouraged to work to their own level of ability & develop a deeper understanding & connection to their own personal self on a physical, mental & emotional level.

Maxine continues to progress & develop her own asana practice & unique creative style by having an active involvement & interest in the many different & varied styles of yoga & is strongly influenced by Iyengar, Somatic, Vinyasa & Yin Yoga.

Maxine runs weekly classes, one to one private sessions, workshops, retreats & teaches alongside other established yoga teachers both in the UK & abroad.

Maxine is a Holistic Personal Wellness Coach & Movement Specialist assisting in emotional & spiritual wellness, personal development, yoga & functional, corrective movement & mobility.

Individual, tailored-made programmes are available to help clients maximise their true potential & lead more manageable healthier peaceful lives.

Rating

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

9 Reviews

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Reviews

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Inspirational

I absolutely have only positive things to say about Maxine. She explains and demonstrates each posture, offering alternatives to suit all levels and abilities. I leave class feeling empowered and relaxed, ready to face the stresses of the week ahead.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I love my yoga practice with Maxine. She is an excellent teacher, who gives very clear instruction and offers many options for working at different levels, thus encouraging you to make good progress in your own practice, whilst working through postures at a level that suits you. She is very supportive where advice is needed, including how you can make adjustments to help strengthen areas that may be weak due to injury. I've been attending Maxine's classes for over 12 months and couldn't imagine going without my 'double dose' sessions with her. At the end of each class I feel strong, focused and connected, and ready to deal with the week ahead.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Knowledgeable, friendly and a fantastic teacher

Facing a diagnosis of a physical health challenge that has the potential to impact significantly on your life, is not something I ever thought I would have to do. I attended Maxine's class by chance as I was advised by many, that yoga would help alleviate some of the physical difficulties I faced.

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With emphasis on correct posture, working to my personal limits, and a very friendly approach to yoga, Maxine helped me to improve my physical health to where I do not require pain relief as my physical challenges have been minimised to a manageable level. I highly recommended Maxine as Yoga teacher for her teaching, support, knowledge and amazingly likeable nature especially for those new to yoga but also for those who wish to take their yoga to the next level.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Review of classes

I attended Maxine's classes for several years prior to moving out of the area and always found her to be professional and stimulating. Her classes were fun but taxing and my yoga practice developed well during this time.
I would highly recommend Maxine for both beginner and more experienced students.
Jill McCarthy

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great Teacher

Max's classes are challenging and fun. She always offers a range of stages for each posture so each person can work to their own level. One to one sessions have been really useful and, as a relative newcomer to Yoga (and not a 'natural'), she has helped me gain confidence in what I can do and also helped me make small adjustments that have made big differences to me practice. Highly recommended!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga class experience and 1:1

Maxine is an excellent teacher, is very clear and concise. I have experienced both classes with Maxine and personal 1:1 sessions to improve my postures and strength - Maxine has an amazing ability to gently nudge and encourage slight changes to improve posture and style. Depending on the circumstance, Maxine may offer adjustments or be more hands off if it's a group situation - both work equally well. The meditation at the end of the sessions is excellent and I can't recommend Maxine enough for the whole yogic experience.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Playful and talented

For years I practiced Iyengar yoga, so appreciate when a teacher spends time discussing alignment, and the reasons behind why we do certain sequences of poses Maxine not only gives great physical cues, but also makes it fun. She teaches with a fresh and easy manner always reminding the class to work to their own limits. I can highly recommend Maxine

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Always Amazing

Having been to many of maxine's classes , workshops and retreats , i can say they are always fun , challenging and rewarding . She explains the postures with enough detail for everyone , from beginners to more experienced students , to gain something . Her sparkling personality shines through , along with her obvious enthusiasm for teaching ( and doing ) yoga . Probably why her classes are always busy . She is amazing .

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
My Review from many classes with Maxine

Maxine is a fabulous yoga teacher and all round great person. She takes time and effort to explain and demonstrate fully, is aware of all levels in the class and supports accordingly without making anyone feel like a beginner. Her workshops and retreats are a fulfilling and thoroughly enjoyable experience. I can highly recommend Maxine.