I’ve been running The Yoga Place North in Adlington since 2007. Prior to this, I was active out in the community as a professional Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Leisure Manager and Yoga Instructor. I’m proud to be a Junior Intermediate Level 2 Iyenga Yoga Instructor, having completed my training at the prestigious Manchester and District Iyenga Yoga Institute. In order to be accepted onto this sought-after pathway, I needed to show a minimum of three years of yoga practice, plus a formal recommendation to the teaching course from my own instructor at the time. Pass rates on the instructor course are low due to the high quality of teachers Iyengar turns out, so I like to think that my hard work, focus and passion for yoga was a big drive to get me where I am today so that I may inspire others.
So, why Iyenga Yoga at the heart of all we do here at The Yoga Place North?
Several years ago, I suffered through the trauma of being in a car accident. In terms of recovery, I was prescribed treatment via pain management. This didn’t sit well with who I am and how I go about my life, so I opted for self-care. As the accident impacted on my own teaching and instructing within fitness, I did my research and started to look for yoga classes to attend. I discovered that most classes and forms of the discipline couldn’t accommodate me and my situation… until I found Iyenga Yoga. I loved the class, found it completely accessible, and got so much out of the fact that the instructor really ‘spoke my language’. With the fact that the moves were relevant to everyday life and that the practice was backed up by theory and education of how to make your body work better for you, I felt sure that not only had I found the right class, but that I’d found a vocation.
At The Yoga Place North, our clients quickly become family. At our studio here at the wellness hub, everyone is free from their role as a parent, worker, child or anything else that sees them defined by society. Yoga forms just the start of the pathway we have for self-improvement, wellbeing and fulfilment, so come along, try something new, and just be you.
To compliment all we do in Iyengar yoga & our Movement courses we also do Yin yoga.
Yin yoga is a perfect way to treat your body to some much needed attention to open and up and unblock your body so we can get you moving and getting into your poses better . We allow time and breath to assist you in marinating in the pose to get the fascia opening and hydrated. The results are similar to having a massage, with out needing to use the dreaded foam roller!
The Yoga Place North & Natural Movement matters are two separate companies that started to work together due their passion of how the body works and the effects it has on your health and wellbeing. Coming from similar backgrounds in the Fitness industry both Helen f(rom Natural Movement Matters) and Janine (of The Yoga Place North) soon realised that clients they worked with started on the physical elements of getting healthy in the gym but soon wanted this all round approach for their mind health as well.
The methods of bio-mechanics of the body is embedded in natural movement along with how we work in Iyengar yoga which is why the two work together beautifully.
Janine & Helen enjoy working together to provide their clients an all round approach to being mindful, and moving freely with good strong foundations. They coach about changing habits & old pattens of thinking and moving to enrich you in what ever you choose to do.
Both also qualified in Pre & post Natal work you can be assured of being looked after during this time to.
So no matter if you’re a fitness fanatic, play tennis, golf, love to run or if your looking for lifestyle changes they have the experience and knowledge to help you.