Hey there. You’re so welcome here. A safe space of calm awaits you!
I’m Stella, an experienced yoga & meditation teacher & writer, sensitive soul, 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, release, rest, reconnect & heal…
I’m here to show you the way to reconnect body, mind and soul;
to develop emotional resilience; & to rediscover inner peace
so you can live a life of joyful ease and calm contentment.
~ Live in alignment with your body, mind & soul ~
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’re sensitive to your surroundings, other people, loud noises, bright lights, you can feel easily overwhelmed by too much stimulation and information, you’re intuitive and empathic and you crave quiet-time away from the frantic world (i.e. you’re Highly Sensitive).
You know it is possible to feel better, and you either 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.
You’re ready to reconnect to your body, breath, mind & emotions; to nurture your soul and to the quiet inner voice of wisdom within.
Let’s work together
I’d love to walk this path alongside you: the path to the stillness, soulfulness and the deep contentment within which yoga shows us was always there all along. Let me enable you to reconnect you back to you.
I want you to get the best from what you learn in class and take yoga off the mat and into your life, so once you’ve come to your first class, event, workshop or 1-2-1 with me you will receive an invite to join my private Facebook community AND get access to my members-only resource library on my website.
Here’s how we can work together:
Press pause in your busy week with mindful movement & breathing, working with intentions, relaxation & a little meditation to ease the symptoms of anxiety & stress in your body and mind. Weekly classes in central Southampton, Swaythling and Bishopstoke, near Eastleigh.
Monthly Essential Rest Restorative Yoga Class
A unique monthly class incorporating deeply relaxing restorative yoga to calm body and mind + the soothing, balancing effects of essential oils.
Workshops & Events
Move deeper into the stillness & wisdom within through the gifts and tools of yoga, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and applying yogic philosophy to life with Living Yoga with Stella Workshops in Eastleigh, near Southampton, on Saturday afternoons.
Private 1-2-1 Yoga & Meditation
Personalised tuition and mentoring on Dru Yoga, Restorative Yoga, meditation & mindfulness to give you transformational tools to rediscover your inner strength, balance, stillness and calm.
Let my writing inspire you and to give you different perspectives on your body, mind and emotions.
Learn & experience the power of essential oils as a natural way to support your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing.
Holistic Therapies: Indian Head Massage & Jikiden Reiki
Let me tease out tension from your shoulders, neck and head with an Indian Head Massage or relieve stress and anxiety and re-balance your nervous system with Jikiden Reiki.
…Why not start by making some time for you with my free Calm, Clear & Relaxed Tool Kit?
I’m a lover of mindful living, self-care and kindness; taking the radical option of rest and relaxation; appreciator of life’s simple pleasures; follower of the seasons and cycles of life; and a highly sensitive person. All of this is at the heart of how I teach. I’ve been practising yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2011. Read more.
I teach Dru Yoga & Meditation which is a gentle yet powerfully transformational form of yoga, which focuses on emotional energy release, and works on body, mind and soul leaving you feeling positive and empowered.
I blend this with mindfulness, a little Yin-inspired yoga, and restorative yoga to help you connect to stillness, quiet, calm and joy.
I combine mindful awareness of the body, breath, thoughts and feelings to help you to feel whole again.
Through this I weave awareness of the natural cycles of life through connecting to the seasons and the elements to feel connected to the web of life.
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. We also use (silent) affirmations and visualisation to tap into the power of your mind to make positive changes to your health, wellbeing and life.
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. A safe sanctuary awaits…
If you have any questions, do get in touch.
What my students say
“Stella’s beautiful soul and calming realism has helped me step by step to find the way out of a long dark tunnel. Given me the tools to self soothe and find peace and strength to deal with day to day life. I love her approach and realistic view of life and how to enable her students. A truly beautiful lady with an open, giving and welcoming heart. Dru yoga is a natural discipline and Stella brings it to life and eases her students through in a positive mindful way.” Dee, Eastleigh.
“Started classes in 2016 and Stella’s calming, energising and beautiful approach to dru yoga has got me hooked. I feel so calm after a class, sleep so much better and would recommend her to anyone how needs less stress in their life!” Larissa, Southampton
“Stella’s style of relaxed yoga is perfect for me. The accent is on the spiritual rather than physical “strength and balance” poses (which can be extremely tiring and formidable at the end of a hard day’s work). Her lessons combine gentle movement with meditation, relaxation and a little touch of “magic”. Stella encourages an open-minded and positive approach to life without expecting blind acceptance from her yoga students.” Geoff, Southampton
“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, Yoga For Calm.