Yoga allows strength, flexibility and balance to optimise our health and wellbeing
Teaching is about a love of Yoga and seeing folk grow in strength and vitality. Classes vary each week with themes and focus to keep us all fresh and moving forward. Yoga offers such a breadth of poses, sequences, breath, relaxation and meditation for body, breath and mind.
Hazel's journey began as a teenager in school & later became vital after developing back pains post car injury. In 2004 qualified in British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma with Maarten Vermasse, at the City Literary College London. Hazel continues to explore and develop her yoga with regular training days and workshops with eminent yoga teachers.
Yoga and Relaxation CD
Yoga and Relaxation CD Some comments replied Oct 2010:
Easy to follow if unable to make a regular class or interested in doing some yoga, breath work and meditation at home. Hazel’s CD offers a calm and clear voice to lead you through. Choose a section at a time or the complete 58-minute programme. Please download the CD order form from the downloads page
Other Teaching Opportunities
Hazel is pleased to share teaching and meditation with her local peers at Satsangs and trains with BWY events. Summer Schools are offered in the summer vacation with a different teacher each week, Hazel is invited by Bicester, Wolercote and Witney Summer Schools. It is a great way to try different teachers locally.
It is rewarding to share teaching and ideas in articles written for the National magazine Spectrum and local South newsletter. Read the latest article published in Downloads, March 2020.
The BWY, for over 50 years, continues to promote high standard of teaching yet integrates diverse styles on offer in our area of BWY South and across UK. Hazel held the voluntary role of County Representative for Oxfordshire, and enjoyed developing member open days and events for everyone, alongside supporting the teacher member's CPD needs, from 2009 to 2012.
Handpainted Bone China
In 2009 Hazel was able rekindle her creative side with painting English bone china. She began to fire kilns again, after a few intrepid customers had sought her out to paint pieces to replenish their bone-china sets. Hazel has found it is great to be handling colours and brushes again after 10years absence from china painting. Thanks to those that have gently nudged her, especially a friends kindness to upgrade the electric fuses so no longer has to fire in the kitchen. She has designed a range of mugs, tea & dinner sets and decorative pieces. Come and see the new designs or commission something special. Check out the occasional stall with my bone china and Neal’s yard remedies organic at the Talking shop Saturday market in Sandford on Thames. Added incentive of great cakes and teas/coffees on offer at this local produce farmers market.
If you would like to commission china to match my designs of former years or discuss a new design to suit please get in touch. Presents with names and dates for special occasions are available, items range from fluted mugs at £11.00 to fruitbowls and platters at £45/55. Personalised with date or name added at £5, a 50% deposit required with order. Balance on completion. Collection by arrangement or postage charged at PO special delivery rates.
As a teacher I always remind students to “drop your shoulders, breathe and smile”, the theory being to loosen the tension we habitually hold in our shoulders; breathe and smile because if you are grimacing you won’t be breathing; smiling reminds the body and mind to relax and lengthen into the pose rather than strain or push. Breathing smoothly and evenly allows the mind, body and soul to reconnect