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I teach 3 community classes a week. These are in person in local South Birmingham venues and there’s a lovely community feel to them; I really feel this is a crucial time to be practising Yoga. Classes are taught in terms (usually blocks of 6 weeks). Payment is either through Bank Transfer or PayPal and full payment is required to secure your booking before the start of the block.
Hi my name is George. I am a Body Positive person who guides from a compassionate lens and with absolute joy! There’s practice in moving slowly with awareness and focusing on the subtle experiences of the body. Go Slow Movement™️ is a unique model of postures and breath practice with an emphasis on self compassion.
In 2016 I trained in Traditional Hatha in Rishakesh India. Since then I’ve gained further training in Ante/post natal, certification for ‘Yoga for mental health’, Yoga Nidra, ‘Yoga and Cancer’, breast cancer CPD certification most recently Circle holding and (further)Yoga Nidra training.
Yoga Really Works was founded 2016.
I teach Yoga to be about self awareness and by going into the subtle realms. By observing the organs, prana, experiences and sensations of being human we can change our thought patterns and habits and grow into even more understanding of the Self. This in itself is a life long study but by facilitating more awareness and a strength to keep us unafraid to be human may we live interconnected on this Planet.
While spending time in India in 2010 I became engrossed in ashram living; ‘what’s this thing with meditation?!’ I went on to study Vipassana meditation in Thailand. This realigns your mind so you see the truth that’s right before us-I recommend it.
I use yoga for its healing properties; to restore the health of the body and mind. Using yoga as a tool I can see why things happen the way they do! Yoga eases frustrations and annoyances while increases kindness/compassion. It also re awakens us; forget the humdrum of normal life. You make the rules-you are the author of your life. That’s epic news to some. To lead an outrageously abnormal life where a walk in the local park is seen with fresh /new eyes and to be inspired from a conversation at the coffee shop.
For a while now i have been advocating for body positivity; We are a body orientated culture, that’s for sure but we are not only our bodies! So when I see the usually white, slim, very bendy and fashionable posting Yoga pics on their Instagram accounts I get a bit riled.. This is not realistic to the demographic who practice yoga. These photos may draw in a few people to aspire to this ‘pleasing image’ but I reckon it puts people off too. The complex looking poses generate a wrong belief that yoga practice is ALL ABOUT the physicality of asanas and therefore the unattainable ones too!! Yoga should be for all. We judge ourselves by our appearance and the body’s ability to perform. Next time you find yourself doing this-i.e “I wish I could put my ___ behind my ____,” show your body some appreciation; It’s an incredible machine!
If you would like to work with me
I specialise in sessions for people affected by cancer. In 2021-2022 these were delivered through a Tackling Inequalities funding via Sport England. I have since set up a social enterprise to get more demographics accessibility to the wonderful benefits of yoga. If you know of a group or organisation that would like classes please contact George.https://yogaforeveryhealth.co.uk/
Celebrations and Corporate events
I also offer customised packages for people celebrating a partnership/ marriage/hen/grooms.
Current & Past clients include Sense, Birmingham City University, The Oakes Day Nursery and Natural England.