Sacha believes that yoga is for everybody: man, woman, old, young, athletic, couch potato, lean or curvaceous; whether you're a hippy
pining for a return of the seventies or a power dressing
corporate mastermind, anyone can do it!
With a background of nursing in the NHS, Sacha has a strong desire to help people to live their best lives - and she has first hand experience of how yoga can help us to do that.
Over the years Sacha dipped in and out of yoga, with the odd session at the local gym here and there, but it was after a skiing accident that she really started to embrace the practice and truly benefit from it.
Although not serious, the accident caused a torn ligament in her knee, which required surgery. A few months post-op and still banned from skiing, she was invited to a week long yoga retreat, which she jumped at - she hadn't been to a yoga class in years, but a holiday's a holiday, right?
After just a couple of days there she noticed that she no longer had the aches and pains that she'd been experiencing in her knee, thigh and glute ever since the accident, which was now over a year ago. And that was it - she was hooked!
Fast forward a short while to an extremely stressful period in her life, working in a particularly high pressured nursing role. With the pressure finally starting to get to her, she thought that she'd try embracing the more 'spiritual' aspects of yoga practice, having been interested in only the physical posture work up until then.
Yoga and meditation (or mindfulness if you prefer) gave Sacha the tools to cope with stress and to embrace life to the fullest, as well as physical strength and flexibility.
Sacha is dedicated to bringing yoga to the masses, with a particular focus on those who normally shy away from the practice because they don't feel that they fit into their perceived stereotype of a yogi.
She understands that some people find yoga intimidating, and aims to remove this barrier. She teaches in a fun, energetic, inclusive way, with patience and understanding, explaining each pose carefully and using very little (if any) Sanskrit (the language sometimes used in yoga).
As you might expect, given her nursing background, she approaches yoga from a no-nonsense, evidence-based perspective, and is particularly interested in yoga for chronic health conditions, such as back pain and hypertension, and for the emotional and mental health benefits. She doesn't care how a pose looks, so long as it's done safely and feels good - and neither should you!
Fully qualified and insured, Sacha teaches vinyasa (which simply means a flow of postures), particularly power vinyasa, which holds poses for longer, building strength of body and mind, as well as pre-natal yoga for mums to be.
As well as studio classes, she offers one to one sessions and corporate classes across south east London and London's zones 1 and 2.
Brand new to yoga and feeling a little nervous? First of all, don't be! And second of all, why not book a two hour introductory session where Sacha will clearly explain the basic postures of yoga and hopefully settle those nerves.
You can even benefit from great discounts if you commit to a bundle of classes.
Are you an employer? Why not check out our corporate classes?
Through Sacha Yoga Life, you'll build physical strength and unleash the emotional strength that's already lurking within you.
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