About eka yoga

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 am a Calm for Kids yoga teacher and have also completed my British Wheel of Yoga Foundation course, Yoga Nidra training with Yoga Alliance and am a British Wheel of Yoga trainee teacher. I also have a full and enhanced DBS check, first aid and safeguarding training.

  

eka yoga is about making yoga, mindfulness and meditation accessible and engaging for all - young, old & special.

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. With this in mind, my classes are often interactive and endeavour to connect with the philosophy of yoga, relating it to our day to day lives.

eka is a sanskrit word meaning one (sanskrit the ancient Indian language that the historical yoga texts were written in) and I truly believe that yoga can be for everyone and if practised with consistency can lead to a balanced mental and physical life, being at one with yourself.

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: 

Yoga 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.

NHS website access May 2019

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/guide-to-yoga/

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.

Children's and Family Yoga

Strong Hatha/Vinyasa and Beginner Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga

WHAT:
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.

WHERE:
Zoom - currently

WHEN:
New dates coming and posted on my facebook page

CLASS COSTS on ZOOM only:
Adults - £6 per hour for adult class

Family - £5 per 40min (child & parent)

Children - £4 per 40min class