Hey there. You’re so welcome here. A safe space of calm awaits you!
I’m Stella, an experienced Dru yoga & meditation teacher and writer.
I’m here to enable you to slow down and soothe your stressed-out soul; to move from tension to relaxation, from overwhelm to inner peace, and from confusion to clarity.
My approach to yoga is as much about releasing tension from your mind and emotions as your body; it’s about quieting the fretful mind so you can hear the inner wisdom of your heart and soul. I will guide you to feel resilient, clear, whole, healed and able to embrace life with joy.
And I am passionate about enabling yoga to be accessible to all. In my classes we leave the stresses of modern life at the door. We let go of striving and pushing and comparing and judging and ease into a relaxed, friendly space where you can simply breathe and be.
So, no matter what emotional stresses & strains or bodily aches & pains you’re currently living with, know that you can safely experience the life-enhancing gifts of yoga with me.
Let me guide you on the path to:
* relax your body
* quieten your mind
*rediscover inner calm & joy
* Feel more positive, present & peaceful*
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.
What are you searching for?
Regular movement, mindfulness & relaxation? = Weekly Classes
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 and to nurture your heart & soul. Weekly classes in central Southampton, Swaythling and Bishopstoke, near Eastleigh.
Quiet-time to rest? = Essential Rest Restorative Yoga Class
A unique class incorporating deeply relaxing restorative yoga to calm body and mind + the soothing, balancing effects of essential oils. Class runs every 5-6 weeks.
Finding peace with your mind? = Monthly Meditation Class
Feel more peaceful, present and positive with gentle mindful movement and guided meditations.
Journeys of self-discovery to reconnect body, mind & soul? = Workshops
Journeys of insight to feel and understand the connection between your mind and body & discover empowering tools to find freedom from emotional stresses & strains in order to live your life with joy & enthusiasm.
Mentoring & guidance on aligning body, mind & soul? = 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.
Soul Wisdom? = My blog
Let my writing inspire you and to give you different perspectives on your body, mind and emotions.
…Why not start by making some time for you with my free Calm, Clear & Relaxed Tool Kit?
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.
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.
Yoga style: Yoga with heart & soul
I teach Dru Yoga & Meditation which is a gentle yet powerfully transformational and healing form of yoga which works on body, mind, heart and soul leaving you feeling positive and empowered.
I combine this with mindful awareness of the body, breath, thoughts and feelings to help you to feel whole again.
Dru Yoga is subtle but potent. It focuses on release, particularly focusing on freeing the spine and awakening your heart. So while you won’t practise challenging yoga poses, stand on your head, or be asked to try and balance on one arm, you will be asked to look within to re-connect with kindness and compassion to your body, mind and emotions.
Dru Yoga awakens the energy of your heart – kindness, love and compassion – to bring you a heart-warming, deeply relaxing sense of inner peace and wellbeing.
I also teach Restorative Yoga to help you connect to stillness, quiet, calm and joy.
Through this I weave awareness of the natural cycles of life by connecting to the seasons and the elements to feel connected to the web of life.
Suitable for beginners, as I describe and demonstrate everything that we do, as well as the more experienced yogi who is open to experiencing a gracefully flowing and Tai Chi-like style of yoga.
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 sanctuary of calm 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 who needs less stress in their life!” Larissa, Southampton
“Stella is a loving, sharing teacher who manages to make everyone feel included.” Maureen, Eastleigh
“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.