Rachel Bayliss

Chesterfield
Derbyshire
United Kingdom

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I have been practising yoga since 2000. I completed the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation course in 2011 and completed the 3 year BWY Level 4 Teaching Diploma with Gillian Gee and Carolyn Clarke in 2014.

I teach hatha yoga in the Chesterfield area. Classes are mixed ability and suitable for beginners.

Each class is a balance of yoga poses (asana), breathing practices and relaxation. Yoga poses are practiced to release tension; to improve strength, flexibility and balance; and to bring health and vitality to the body. The breathing practices bring awareness to the breath, focus the mind and help us to breathe fully, smoothly and steadily. Relaxation provides rest, further release of tension, draws the mind inwards, and can help to alleviate the adverse effects of stress.

My belief is that yoga should be accessible to as many people as possible. It is a means to improving our health and wellbeing, enabling us all to live our lives more fully. Everyone is different in terms of their flexibility, strength and health. Modifications or alternatives will always be provided for poses that might not be appropriate for all students. The aim is that students develop an awareness of their body and work steadily with the breath to practise within their comfortable limits.

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