Pip has an honest and authentic teaching style: she fuses together modern science with esoteric thinking, tempting you in. West and East meet and collaborate in explanations. Classes are laid back, energetic and have an open vibe.
A naturally energetic person, yoga has proven to be a way for Pip to centre through movement, to a calm stillness. A much needed skill in twenty first century life. Science has always been of great interest: this led to a biology degree, the anatomy & physiology and biomechanics being of choice. This is reflected in her teaching.
Pip holds the British Wheel of Yoga Diploma 500hr course certificate in addition to being a certified strala guide having completed another 200 hours of training with Tara Stiles and Mike Taylor of StralaNYC as well as yin yoga training with Norman Blair from Indaba, London.
Classes are a hatha vinyasa style, fluid and grounding, moving with the breath. Natural movement guides the body, no force, just flow. Practice is about how it feels inside not the external shapes we make. Inhale to lift, expand and open, and exhale to move you further into the experience.
The exploration of meditation has been generous in her personal practice; it's widened the gap to think before reacting, and actions are in line with bigger goals in terms of health, relationships and work. Aspects of this tend to be shared in easily digestible chunks at the end of physical asana. Meditation is so simple as a concept, all we need to do is practice regularly.
A runner (half marathons and a full) , with a decent monthly mileage means sharing yoga with other athletes comes from a place of knowledge and understanding, assisting competitive people find their non competitive side is a beautiful challenge.
Pip also offers yin yoga classes: Poses (mostly floor based) are held for 5 minutes or more at the position where sensation first appears, allowing deeper connective tissue to respond to the practice. This slower yoga is such a beautiful, relaxing practice and an antidote to our fast paced time.
Practice always adapts to what is required on the mat that day whether it be hamstrings that need stretching or a more esoteric approach to movement within the body, Pip can guide you.