eka yoga is set up by me, Erica Burton-Sandrey and aims to make yoga, mindfulness and meditation accessible, engaging and fun for all.
I have had yoga in my life ever since I can remember. My grandparents took me to my first yoga class as a toddler and I have been practising visualisation techniques, yoga postures and meditation since I was a teenager.
I have a Fine Art and Philosophy degree and spent a decade working in the public arts working on commissions involving public engagement and interactivity. I am also a Reiki Master and have been working with biofield energy therapy for several years. My yoga classes are often more than just asana (postures) and endeavour to connect with the philosophy of yoga and bioenergy of the practitioner.
I am a Calm for Kids and British Wheel of Yoga teacher. I am also qualified in Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. I have a full and enhanced DBS check, first aid and safeguarding training.
Special & SEND
I and other immediate family members, young and old are diagnosed with a range of neurodiverse conditions including, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Condition and ADHD. Living with these challenges has meant the need to find new strategies for dealing with anxiety, emotional management / regulation, boosting self-esteem, supporting sensory regulation and developing focus.
I have found practising the varied aspects of yoga excellent in offering a tool kit for supporting those with SEND, for example:
Nidra - for learning relaxation & boosting self-esteem, supporting sleep
Breath Awareness & Control - for developing strategies to manage anxiety, to engage the parasympathetic nervous system (triggering the body's rest & reset autonomic nervous system) boosting natural immunity
Yoga Asana (postures) - for activating muscles (to flush stress hormones through the muscles of the body) and developing proprioceptive awareness
Mindful Attention of the body & mind - for growing awareness of inner physical and emotional feelings, developing interoceptive awareness.
The benefits of yoga, mindfulness and meditation
The benefits that yoga has brought to myself and my young sons have included; strategies for reducing anxiety, better physical strength & balance, fine motor work, body awareness - interoception, developing emotional awareness & regulation strategies, developing focus, supporting sleep and growing a general feeling of kindness to ourselves and others - accepting who we are.
website access May 2019
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.
What & Where
I teach a range of different types of classes from children's class in schools and colleges to strong, dynamic adults sessions.
All classes include practising yoga postures, partner yoga (family sessions only), breathing techniques for focus and calming, meditation and visualisations.
All listed classes (below) are run from my home studio.
I can also run classes at schools, as I currently am for Gillotts school, Henley.
8 Woodberry Close
Please contact me directly if you would like classes for your school or private session. My studio can take 4 pupils and I charge £35 per hour for up to 4 pupils; be it private couples or group yoga.
|Mondays @ 7:30-8:45 adults hatha
|£12.00 per session
|Thursdays @ 7:30-8:45 adults hatha
|£12.00 per session
|Saturdays private / couples classes
|£35.00 per session
For all classes, booking in advance is essential.