"Love Yoga, love healing....your body, your mind, your life."
"Sara is a gentle teacher and has helped me to maximise my potential within the limits of my body, its strengths and weaknesses".
"Sara is a most inspirational teacher with an in- depth knowledge of her yoga practice. Her retreats are authentic, informative and interesting."
"Huge thanks to Sara Palmer of LoveYogaHealing for all her dedicated teachings.... Inspiring guidance from Sara in practical and more subtle ways. Always delivered with genuine care and passion”.
"I finally feel like I started to learn Yoga - the body, mind and soul kind from a teacher who really cares."
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Yoga – Meditation – Ayurveda
Namaste & welcome to my website,
My name is Sara Palmer or Shama, a spiritual name given to me 25 years ago when I was in India. I am the founder of LoveYogaHealing, a registered senior Yoga teacher with 15 years’ teaching experience, Yoga therapist and Ayurveda practitioner and educator. I teach classes, workshops, courses and retreats in the UK and overseas, and I also offer 1-1 sessions in which I can tailor a Yoga and/or Ayurveda programme specifically for you and your individual requirements. Read more
Please scroll down for tesminonials on my classes, 1-1 sessions, and retreats.
My LoveYogaHealing Online Yoga classes will challenge you to increase your flexibility and strength, and safely and steadily grow and advance in Yoga posture, pranayama and meditation practice. More importantly, they will also bring to you a real understanding of how the practices are working for your deeper health and happiness. My focus is very much on a steady. mindful approach to practice, and on the energetics for transformation of body, mind and energy. Currently we are meeting 5 days each week, for early morning and evening sessions to support you in uncovering the tremendous benefits of a committed daily practice. Classes ca work out as little as £3/class. Please find my class details here
In my workshops we move more deeply into the theory and practice of Yoga in order to understand and experience Yoga as a discipline which encompasses much more than physical postures. It is my joy and passion to put Yoga firmly back in its place as a therapeutic modality for the healing of the human body, heart and mind, and as an ancient esoteric science for transformation of the human spirit. I bring also Ayurvedic understanding of nutrition and individual constitution to add force to the healing power of the Yoga practices. I will soon be scheduling online workshops with themes such as Yoga and Ayurveda for Immunity, Yoga and Ayurveda for the Mind. Please keep a look out for forthcoming workshops www.loveyogahealing.com/workshops-2. Or please email me to be added to the workshop mailing list.
Online 1-1 Yoga or Yoga Therapy Sessions
These sessions give me the opportunity to to address your individual needs with any combination of movement, breath, relaxation, meditation and dietary/herbal prescriptions. They are perfect if the scheduled Yoga classes don’t suit your busy schedule or if you prefer personalised attention to help progress your Yoga practice. Or perhaps you have a health condition, physical or mental-emotional feel the need for individually tailored and specially adapted Yoga tuition. In that case, I draw on my Yoga teacher training, Yoga therapy training and Ayurveda background to give you the best tools I can to help in the restoration of your health and well-being. ENQUIRE ABOUT A 1-1 YOGA SESSION
It is my heartfelt wish in my online retreats to provide you with a container for the wonderful experience of full immersion into a Yoga way of life and to guide you to establishing that within the rhythm of your personal daily schedule and without having to travel anywhere. Many of us crave time to go away on retreat, but family, work and other commitments often mean that it is not possible. And yet there is so much benefit for body, mind and especially for the 21st Century human spirit when we take time out for “retreat”. On retreat, we are setting aside essential time away from our busy lives to move into a connection with our core of being, with our essential nature and to listen to the whispers and guidance from our higher Selves for steps to take towards our greater health, happiness and deepest fulfillment. With the support of time-tested practices and others with shared intent, we move inwards. In online retreats, I can bring all the benefits of a spiritual retreat right into your home, with none of the usual costs of travel or time restrictions. These online retreats are created to guide you to deepen your experience of and connection to Yoga posture, breath and meditation practices as devices for transformation of body, heart and mind, The teachings are intertwined with my knowledge of Ayurveda and so include guidance on daily and seasonal lifestyle and nutritional protocols for the various constitutional types and age groups, alongside cleansing and rejuvenation practices. My prayer is that each participant takes away life-enriching understanding, practices and personal insights as a support long after the retreat has finished.
“Alchemy” has been defined as a “seemingly magical process of transformation” and this is exactly how participants have described the effects of these retreats.There’s no magic however. What is experienced is the power of sustained Yoga practice and lifestyle and the healing changes that occur n simply living attuned to nature. I also invite guest teachers to lead retreats. They are true alchemists themselves, bringing transformation with them through music, meditation, Yoga and enquiry. Please check for scheduled retreats here.
The next online retreat is The Alchemy of Yoga Home Retreat, May 18-23rd 2020, for Mental Health Awareness week. Learn about the psychology of Yoga and Ayurveda and bring it into practical effect for greater health and happiness.
ENJOY A 1/2 PRICE INITIAL AYURVEDA CONSULTATION FEE during lockdown. I want to support you during this time to take support from the wonderful and powerful wisdom of Ayurveda for your physical and mental health.
Ayurveda gives us a unique understanding of our metabolism, the effects of the seasons, and how to adapt our diets and lifestyles according to both metabolism, season, also gender, age and any particular transition we may be passing through. Ayurveda is fantastic for redressing imbalances in the digestion, respiratory system, endocrine system, skin, blood and circulation, nervous system and also cardiovascular system. It can help reduce weight gain and pain. Diet, herbs, lifestyle recommendations, alongside specific Yoga prescriptions are the tools Ayurveda gives us for full bodymind healing. Enquire about how Ayurveda can help you.
Please contact me with any of your questions, or to find out more about any class, workshop, retreat and courses. I look forward to sharing with you all that Yoga and Ayurveda have to offer you and your life.
Love & blessings
I feel compelled to comment on my state of mind and body after daily classes with Shama throughout this lockdown period. Yes, I am a regular yoga practitioner and rely on my yoga practice to help keep me balanced, but this period of social isolation and all the emotions it has created within us all has been exceptional. Shama’s dedicated care in keeping us all grounded and well has shone through once again. The daily pranayama (breath work), asanas and meditation have literally changed my days from being full of anxiety, instability and sometimes fear, to days of strength and positivity and I just felt the need to show my appreciation. You literally change lives Shama and given the regular numbers of us showing up I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in benefiting.
With so much appreciation and love. Mandy McCleod, Leamington Spa, Yoga teacher
Shama thank you for these wonderful lockdown classes, that have bought a sense of purpose and a rhythm to each day.The asana practice has been so positive, five weeks into lockdown and there are many postures that now come far more easily and the peace that I’m finding in meditation is starting to change me when I believed at one time that I might never get to understand what is ‘in me’. Your kindness, care, love and unparalleled knowledge are humbling and I’m truly blessed to have you as my teacher. And I mean every single word of that. Jude Delaney, Confectioner, Stratford Upon Avon
Shama’s warm and nuturing vibe draws me my mat with ease. She creates a space for us all to connect with each other and ourselves. Every class feels fresh, as Shama shares her wisdoms, there always something new to discover or ponder. I would wholeheartedly recommend her classes. It has been a privilege to attend Shamas daily classes throughout lockdown. Rosa Chiliari, Psychologist, Stratford upon Avon
I m dreading lockdown ending in many many ways as I am able to join a class every day whilst working from home. Even if I have to leave early to join a meeting/ call I have started the day in a wonderful way. It’s been fabulous having the time to focus on self care every morning, I’m loving it. Much better than just doing 5 minutes every morning. Thanks for all the classes.You are such a fabulous dedicated teacher.we are extremely lucky. . Renny Wodynska, Stratford Upon Avon
Upcoming Yoga Retreats
Following Manish Vyas popular workshop with us last year, it is a great pleasure to welcome him to the UK again to offer this time his "Coming Back to Yourself" weekend retreat. We are very excited to have the opportunity to this time immerse into devotional practice...
Classical Hatha Yoga and meditation practice, beginners-intermediate level, meditation, vegan/vegetarian foods. An nourishing, restful retreat for those who want to recharge body mind and heart.
Classical Hatha Yoga and meditation practice, intermediate level, meditation, vegan/vegetarian foods. An intensive retreat for those who wish to deepen their Yoga practice.
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A comprehensive training in the timeless ancient wisdom of Ayurveda for harmonious modern day living, empowering you to make positive informed changes for the health of your body and mind according to your individual metabolic make-up. Do you suffer from a chronic...
"Shama is a most inspirational teacher with an in- depth knowledge of her yoga practice. (Her retreats are)...... authentic, informative and interesting, delving deeper into the philosophy of yoga, Ayurvedic practice and meditation…." Jane, Oxford ...
Beginners- Level 1 Classes:
Focus is on the basics of Yoga posture practice: alignment, breath awareness, and mindfulness. Relaxation and breathing practices are included in classes.
A deeply relaxing 60 minutes of postures using props to support the body and mind to let go of long held tensions.
Gentle Yoga Classes
Perfect for those looking for a steady cautious approach to practice with greater assistance to adapt poses to accommodate restricted mobility and injury.
These classes are ideal for those with just a little or many years of Hatha Yoga experience. We adapt the practices to suit each one’s capacity and experience. Classes include yoga posture, breathing, meditation, cleansing practices (kriyas), and relaxation.
Who Comes To My Yoga Classes?
People from all walks of life and with varying levels of fitness and experience: people who have been practicing for many years, and complete beginners, athletic types and those who are physically restricted due to illness or injury. Many who are attracted to my classes are drawn to the wellness, mindful and spiritual dimensions of my Yoga classes at least as much as itheir capacity to build flexibility and strength.
When and Where are the Classes?
For all current class details, times and venues please see Classes
About this style of Hatha Yoga
The foundation of my Hatha Yoga classes is my Advanced Sivananda Yoga, Structural Yoga Therapy training as well as trainings in Dynamic Hatha, Ayurveda and Tantra Yoga. You will learn proper posture alignment, and you will learn about and experience the physical, energetic, and psychological benefits of postures, breathing practices and meditations. I draw also on my training and experience as an Ayurveda Practitioner and Ayurveda Yoga Therapist, to structure classes according to age, time of day and year, climate and environment to restore us all to a balanced state of being in body, mind and heart.
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