How And Why This Yoga Journey Started ...
Hello and welcome to the website launch! I thought I'd start by explaining a little bit of the journey behind how Thankful Flow Yoga and the online yoga membership came about. You may have already got a feel for me, my yoga teaching and practice by looking through other pages on my website www.thankfulflow.com or coming to classes.
However I wanted to let you in to some of the story behind how and why my teaching and this online offering came about and the meaning behind it. Ultimately my aim as a yoga teacher is to guide and support you in your yoga practice and journey of reconnecting and rediscovering more about yourself. I have personally experienced this benefit me profoundly on many levels throughout life and hope to share this with you.
II have been practising yoga for many years now, but my first experience of online yoga was during the Covid 19 lockdown. Like many others I used exercise and movement as a way to regulate myself and find a positive focus during such a challenging and difficult time. For the last 6 years I had consistently exercised in the gym and maintained my personal yoga practice squeezing in my sessions wherever I could.
Suddenly I found myself with lots of extra time but no childcare and no gym to go too. This is where I started my practice online and it didn't take long before it became my rock and I started to learn more about myself than ever before. My 6 year old son started to join me sometimes in my practice, I felt stronger physically and mentally and I had the freedom to access little pockets of time whenever I could and recenter while the world around me seemed the most uncertain it had ever been.
As a single working parent I generally always found that giving time to myself was more of a luxury than a necessity and I know many other people whether parents or not feel this way. We live in a busy world and lead busy live's jumping from one task to the next on a daily basis. Through my yoga practice becoming more accessible to me I started to see the profound effects within myself that I'd created through yoga asana, breathwork, meditation and to put it simply time for stillness and reflection.
I felt more present with son than ever, and there was a feeling of space that wasn't there before. As a result i noticed my ideas and creativity started to increase and I began to realise there was a different way to contribute to others through my 'work'. I started to think of a way I could create a community for other people to join and practice yoga knowing the value it could have.
As part of the Thankful Flow Membership I offer a library of classes accessible for anyone whether you are new to yoga or experienced. There's a mixture to chose from of everything from restorative flows to more challenging ones and I've included a live class every Sunday via Zoom for those who want to come together live and connect. The membership is ever evolving and there will be more added and I'm always keen to hear requests and feedback of what you want in future videos and content as I believe you are as much the creators of this community and experience as I am!
As a celebration of this Launch I am offering a FREE live Zoom Class for all this Sunday the 5th of September at 9:30am for all levels. Please contact me Elly@thankfulflow.com to receive the link and flow with me.
I also thoroughly enjoy offering in person yoga classes in Peacehaven and East Sussex alongside 1-2-1s and separate yoga zoom classes. I hope I can assist you in your practice through the connection of body, mind and breath bringing a holistic approach to your well-being and health.
Director- Thankful Flow Yoga
I have a background of over 7 years experience in Recruitment and Sales prior to qualifying and starting my yoga business Thankful Flow Yoga. I am passionate about health and well-being especially in the workplace and look to create a safe space whether it be in person or via zoom where you can unwind whilst building strength and mobility in the body as well as experiencing the vast mental benefits of yoga practice.