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By Lizzie Eggerton

Hatha yoga can be a great leveller. Through regular practice you can become a calmer, happier and more confident version of yourself. Yoga helps create space – initially in the body, then in the mind, and finally in your heart. Simply put, yoga connects your breath with the movement of your body, quieting the mind.

My first experience of yoga came about on a dreary January morning in 2001. I clearly remember feeling a sense of inner calm after my first class. I felt uplifted, I walked taller, both physically and mentally, and I knew then that yoga was going to be my faithful friend.

15 years on, yoga is still a constant in my life. It has eased away the niggling lower back pain I had suffered with for many years. It has become my touch stone, helping me make some sense of the chaotic world we live in.

My classes have been described as the perfect antidote for our frantic world. I often see students arrive a little downbeat or agitated, yet after an hour of practising it’s as if a weight has been lifted off their shoulders.
It is very rewarding to see the participants leaving refreshed, with their energy levels replenished.

During yoga classes my goal is to create a welcoming environment for everyone, whilst sharing all the wonderful benefits that practising Hatha yoga brings, – and there are many!

My attitude to teaching is that yoga itself is the teacher, so I aim to inspire students to find their own relationship with yoga. By encouraging you to tune in to yourself, and your breathing, eventually you will find instinctively what your body needs in that moment. In time, you will develop your own personal practice. As I have become a calmer, happier, and more confident person through my own yoga practice, I hope yoga will prove to be a faithful friend to you too.

Lizzie Eggerton gained her teaching qualification with The British School of Yoga in 2012. Classes for all levels take place at the following locations:

Monday 9.30am – 10.30am at Castle Green Pavilion, Hereford (Term time only)
Tuesday 6.00pm – 7.00pm at The Hub @ St.Owen’s Centre, Symonds Street, Hereford
Thursday 9.30am – 10.30am at St.John’s Methodist Church Upper Hall, East St, Hereford (Term time only).

One-to-One sessions, workshops and retreats also available. Please get in touch with any queries.
Tel: 07870 345 216
Facebook: LizzieYoga Hereford

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