The Maripose Journey

Explore

Listen to your body, have fun playing and discover what makes it feel good.

Transform

Through breath work, regular practice and believing in yourself you will start to notice positive shifts in your life.

Evolve

The possibilities of what you can achieve are endless. You will reach heights you never imagined.
Sasha Delaney founder of Maripose Yoga London

Meet Sasha

My love for yoga first started as a teenager but it wasn’t until I was a drama student that I started to practise regularly.  At drama school my movement teacher, Aidan Treays, recommended Simon Low’s Ying and Yang DVD and yoga helped me feel calmer and more connected to my body throughout my intensive actor training. Since then I have studied many different styles of yoga across the world, including Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Spain and the UK.

In 2013, whilst recovering from a second foot operation, the wonderful Gemma Evans designed a special yoga sequence for me that I was able to follow even on crutches. Yoga kept me positive and it felt amazing that I was able to keep my mind and body energised throughout my recovery, which hadn’t been the case after my first operation. Before that time I knew that I wanted to go deeper with my practice but it was only then that I became certain that yoga teaching was the right path for me, once I was back on my feet again.

I really believe that yoga is a very powerful discipline and more importantly it can change your life. The uniting of my breath with the physical practice makes me feel more inspired, motivated and alive. Yoga connects me to a stronger, healthier body and keeps my mind a little more focused in this non-stop world we live in. I feel very grateful that I have found my calling and I want to share the gift of yoga with all those who are ready to experience its benefits. I give thanks to all of my teachers so far, especially to the inspirational Jane Kersel and Naz Khakoo.

Yoga is not about touching your toes.  It’s about unlocking your ideas and what you want, where you think you will go, and how you will achieve when you go there.

Cyndi Lee

 

 

Open Class Schedule

To book your place please email to confirm you are coming 24 hours before your class Sasha@MariposeYoga.com  –  Please give 24 hours notice for cancellation.

Autumn 7 week term (7th September-19th October 2016)

Mixed Ability Hatha Flow

Wednesdays – 6-7pm – Lawnsmead Hall, Wonersh – prebooking essential (limited spaces available)

Hatha Flow & Beginner Classes

Corporate classes lunchtimes and evenings

Full Moon Women’s Circle (15th October) – Early bird offer available until 30th September.

Saturday – 2-5pm at Essex Unitarian Church, Notting Hill, London. ( A few minutes walk from Notting Hill underground station.)

Early bird price: £25

Standard price: £30

If you bring a friend, your ticket will be half price: £15

Low income: If you would like to come but this is not affordable for you please get in touch before October 1st.

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The Space

Lawnsmead Hall

Beginners Yoga

The thought of trying yoga can be quite daunting. Like with anything new it takes time to get used to a new language, way of moving our body or using our breath. Breathing is something we have been doing all our lives but we don’t often pay much attention to it. Once we become aware of it then magical things can start happening. When it comes to yoga I recommend learning the basics first; where you can build up your confidence in a small group and go at a pace that you are comfortable with.

Hatha Flow Yoga

My training was in Vinyasa and Hatha and I like to teach a fusion of the two styles. Hatha Flow is a dynamic form of Hatha which synchronises movement and breath to provide a flow of postures that lead naturally from one to the other.  My classes explore variations of sun salutations along with standing and seated poses. The practice provides a strong physical discipline and the calming effects of a moving meditation.

Restorative Yoga

I absolutely love Restorative yoga. It is so worthwhile trying a softer and more supportive class that will balance out your nervous system. The practice involves the use of props to allow the body to release and relax. Poses are generally held for 3-5 minutes and the sequences promote body awareness and a sense of mental stillness. Pure bliss.

Add a moment of calm to your workplace….

Did you know that by offering your employees a regular yoga class you could increase their productivity and positivity at work?  Enabling your staff to step away from the stress of the office for a 45 minute or hour long yoga session will ensure they return to the task in hand with renewed energy and motivation.

If you have the available space I can come and teach at your workplace at a time that suits your team. Get in touch today to discuss how we can work together.

Making contact is the first step to a healthier & happier you!

If you’d like to book a private lesson or discuss how I can bring a moment of calm to your busy workplace please get in touch Sasha@MariposeYoga.com 

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