Yoga for Ages 14 to 16

This class is taught by:

Maria Mascarenhas.

I first tried yoga when on holiday and couldn’t believe how amazing I felt after the first class. On my return home, I began a regular yoga practice and saw a steady increase in my strength and flexibility as well as in my ability to deal with a demanding job with a new sense of calmness. I was completely hooked!

I completed my teacher training with Debbie Avani in 2014 and have been teaching Vinyasa Flow ever since. Since qualifying, I continue to attend courses and workshops to learn all I can about yoga, both to improve my own practice as well as to pass what I learn on to my students. As well as my original 200hr certification, I have completed an Advanced Yin Teacher Training with Norman Blair and The Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training with the Yoga Nidra Network.

I’m a strong believer that anyone can do yoga and am always looking for ways to make it accessible to everyone. I have completed a chair yoga course and sometimes incorporate this into one to one sessions.

I use my love of nature and the outdoors to influence my classes and I encourage my students to work with the different energies through the wheel of the year to help create a deeper connection to themselves as well as to our natural environment.

Yoga is a great way of increasing confidence in all areas of our lives. In this workshop, we will learn different poses as well as discovering short practices that can help to combat stress and instill a sense of calm. We will discover how both movement and stillness has many benefits if we learn how to use the tools available in yoga.

Yoga poses can help build strength and stamina as well as increasing flexibility helping us to feel more comfortable within our own bodies.

The content of the class will be adapted to suit the students present and is suitable for everyone whether or not they have any experience of yoga. The great thing about yoga is that it is non-competitive so everyone just works to the level that suits them on that day to allow them to get the most benefit.

If you have any questions, then please contact Maria at