Hi, I’m Sophie, Director of Wellbeing here at House of Hyde. I am a 300-hour Certified Yoga and Meditation teacher with The British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance.
I am super-passionate about spreading the benefits of yoga and meditation, as these ancient teachings have had a profound and positive effect on my mental health and wellbeing over the past decade.
I believe moving the body and connecting with the breath can have an extremely positive effect on our wellbeing and can help us all find a sense of peace within ourselves.
Meditation is an ancient practice of awareness and training our mind to work for us, rather than against us.
Meditation is not about stopping our thoughts or trying to turn off our emotions. It’s about learning to become aware of them and observe them without judgement.
There are many studies and lots of scientific evidence that show the positive effects of meditation, such as reducing stress and anxiety, improving focus and concentration, and increasing feelings of calm and relaxation.
The ancient teachings of yoga have never been as relevant as they are in today’s busy, fast-paced world.
Yoga allows us to slow down, reconnect with ourselves, and look at life from a different perspective. Yoga is much more than just a physical exercise class and can help us achieve inner stillness, a sense of calm in our mind, and improve our overall wellbeing.
We offer many different styles of yoga suitable for all ages and abilities, from Vinyasa flow, to fun and creative chair yoga, inclusive of everyone, and bespoke to you, and your team.
Pranayama is the yogic practice of breath regulation.
It involves controlling the breath with breathing exercises in order to increase our “vital life force energy”, otherwise known as Prana. Pranayama can help us feel more alive and awake.
It also helps bring concentration and focus to the mind, and is a great way to prepare for meditation.
Pranayama supports the body, by supplying the body with oxygen to help remove toxins, whilst also strengthening the connection between mind and body.
PLACE HOLDER EXAMPLE TEXT: The term comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which means vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Reiki, an abundant, gentle spiritual energy is not tied to any specific religion or nationality.
Reiki, which is used all over the world in places including hospitals and hospices, was developed by a Japanese man named Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. It aids in healing by helping people become energetically balanced physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
We offer many different styles of yoga including (but not limited to) Vinyasa flow: fun and creative to chair yoga: Suitable for all ages and abilities, inclusive of everyone.