Hey there lovely. You’re so welcome here. A safe space of calm awaits you!
I’m Stella, a yoga & meditation teacher & writer, and a lover of mindful living, self-care and kindness.
I enable stressed-out souls to move from tension to relaxation, from overwhelm to inner peace, and from confusion to clarity.
And I am passionate about enabling yoga to be accessible to all. So, no matter what emotional stresses and strains or bodily aches and pains you’re currently living with, know that you can safely experience the life-enhancing gifts of yoga with me.
I’m here to enable you to slow down, relax and let go…
and live a life of joyful ease, calm contentment and inner peace.
Is this you?
Your body feels tense and mind is full: you’re doing your best but you often feel stiff, tired and stressed or anxious.
You’re craving relief from the symptoms of anxiety and stress: the headaches, the back pain, the tense shoulders and jaw, the neck pain, the muscle tension, the digestive problems, the constantly whirring, busy mind and the fearful feelings.
You know it is possible to feel better, but you’re not sure how to get there. You feel drawn to yoga, relaxation and meditation because you have a gut feeling it will help you, or you’ve practised it in the past and want to re-embark on your yoga journey to peaceful living.
Let me help you
Let me help you to quench your thirst for rest and relaxation.
Let me give you a permission slip – to relax; to stop pushing yourself; to slow down; to do something good for you; to nourish your body, mind and soul.
- Release tension, and develop flexibility, balance and ease in your body with mindful movement;
- Balance your nervous system from fight, flight or freeze to rest, digest and heal with mindful breathing;
- Rest and relax to calm body and mind;
- Harness the power of your mind to help you feel calm and clear and good about yourself with meditation.
Experience yoga and meditation in a non-competitive atmosphere, with a teacher who is enabling and supportive, who understands anxiety and stress (because she’s been there!) and won’t pressure or judge you.
Let’s work together
Weekly classes: press pause in your busy week with mindful movement, breathing & relaxation to ease the symptoms of anxiety & stress in your body and mind. Weekly classes in central Southampton, Swaythling and Bishopstoke, near Eastleigh.
Fortnightly Dru / Restorative yoga & relaxation & meditation classes: move into stillness and turn down the dimmer switch on your over-stimulated nervous system with Calm Friday once a month and Release, Relax, Restore once a month. Come into a peaceful space with time just for you to release, relax and reconnect.
Workshops & events: move deeper into the stillness within through the gifts and tools of yoga, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and applying yogic philosophy to life with De-Stress Yoga workshops and Calm Space events in Eastleigh, near Southampton, on Saturday afternoons.
Indian Head Massage: let me tease out tension from your shoulders, neck and head and treat you to a blissful, deep relaxation.
Writing: to inspire you and to help you understand your body and mind a little better.
Why not start by making some time for you with a free guided relaxation?
I mainly teach Dru Yoga, which I blend with mindfulness, a little Yin-inspired yoga, and restorative yoga, relaxation and meditation.
Reconnect body, mind, emotions and soul.
So, in my weekly classes you’ll experience a slow flowing, therapeutic, slower-paced style of yoga. You’ll be encouraged to move mindfully – that is with kind, compassionate self-awareness – and be encouraged to work with what feels good for you and your body. You’ll connect to your breath. You’ll relax.
And in my monthly classes, workshops and events we slow down even more to enrich that reconnection of body & mind – diving deeply into the restorative, calming, empowering tools yoga, mindfulness and meditation offer us.
My classes & workshops are suitable for you if you’re experiencing emotional stresses and strains or bodily aches and pains, and are always open to beginners (I demonstrate and describe everything we do).
Or if you’re a more experienced yogi, well, this is a style of yoga you may not have experienced before! It’s gracefully flowing and Tai Chi-like, we take a mindful approach and connect to all layers of our experience: body, breath & energy, emotions, mind & thoughts and that blissful sense of stillness and connection that yoga brings.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to slow down, relax and to feel joyfully at ease in your body and mind. Come along and give it a try. Calmness awaits…
If you have any questions, do get in touch.
What my students say
“For me, yoga with Stella is a big, soothing, comforting hug. It fills me with deep inner happiness”. Judith, Bishopstoke
“I was delighted to discover Stella’s workshops; just what I was looking for…gentle, yet effective yoga with insightful theory on the body and mind connection, plus dedicated time to concentrate on our breathing. I leave feeling serene and very positive.” Jenny, Hedge End
“The class is a gentler, slower form of yoga, but you leave feeling you’ve moved every joint and stretched every muscle.” Christabel, Southampton.
“Stella is an inspiring teacher whose love of yoga shines out through her teaching.” – Sue, yogaforcalm.co.uk