Create and Keep up a Yoga Self-Practice

292,301 TUTOR: Maura Barber-Oosterhuis

Cultivating a self-practice is one of the best ways to deepen your yoga and bring real transformation to your life. A great complement to regular classes, a home practice teaches us to follow our inner guide and listen to exactly what our body needs. Whether creating from scratch or enhancing an existing routine, during this course you will learn to master your individual yoga sequences to use at your own convenience. With consistency, your self-practice will be some of the most cherished moments of your day and shift your perspective on self-care and true yoga.

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Course Notes

During this course you will create your own 'base flows' - short, balanced routines that will set a foundation and can be used any time. Every day we will explore and practice different poses and sequences to give you the confidence to adapt and modify to your specific needs.

'He who knows others is wise, but he who knows himself is enlighted.' Lao Tzu

Course outline

- Why practice yoga at home?

Define your intention

Craft your practice

Find your flow

The art of ritual

Be with your breath

Stay inspired

Together we will build on energizing morning sequences including flowing movements, and wind-down evening routines including restorative yoga poses. We will practice different Pranayama (breathing) techniques and share calming meditations and deep relaxations.

You will be able to practice your personalized routines during the course, receiving 1:1 guidance within the group setting.

Please note:

This course is for students who are familiar with basic yoga techniques taught in led classes.

This course is suitable for those new to practicing yoga at home and as well as for those who have an existing self-practice.

To help me prepare for this course it would be useful to know if there is anything specific you wish to achieve with your self-practice (e.g. relieve backache, tension in the shoulders, reduce anxiety, stress, etc.), please send me an email once you have booked, briefly outlining your thoughts.

Essential equipment

Make sure you wear comfortable clothing (layers are always good). Please bring pen and paper to take notes and create your self-practice. If you have your own yoga mat please bring this too, but there will be some available to use. If you happen to own a bolster or meditation cushion you are most welcome to bring these with you but they are not essential.

Course Tutor

Maura Barber-Oosterhuis

Maura Barber-Oosterhuis

About Maura

Yoga teacher and One Day Retreat founder Maura Barber-Oosterhuis will take you on an inspiring journey. Maura's love of yoga is infectious. Committed to offering a deeper experience she will encourage you to reach further by breathing fully and feeling deeply. Her 18 years of yoga experience range from the dynamic Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga to the gentler Yin and Restorative Yoga. With a keen interest in mindfulness and meditation her unique style is infused with these. Always taught from the heart, Maura's gently flowing yoga is a compassionate blend of deep breathing and mindful moving.

Maura is an experienced and qualified yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals. She teaches regular and private classes, runs workshops and One Day Retreats.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM