Dynamic Vinyasa – Thursdays 17.30 – 18.45 in the Studio & Online
Energising and empowering vinyasa. Expect a steady paced dynamic flow that helps mobilise the body and create space in both body and mind, leaving you feeling strong and nourished. I love to practice inversions so expect a balance or two, with options for all levels using props when needed. All levels welcome but not recommended for complete beginners.
Hi I’m Shell, a Bristol based yoga and acroyoga teacher, offering classes that are invigorating, creative and playful. I invite my students into a safe space and help give them the tools to build a strong relationship with their body and connect to inner wisdom and strength. I encourage students to trust themselves and their yoga journey to help find more confidence both on and off the mat. From very early on in my yoga journey I was inspired teach and offer the mental and physical space for others that I had found myself.
I took a leap and spent a year in Sydney, connecting with the acroyoga community and came across Yoga Beyond, who felt like a clear path to do my teacher training with, a deliberate choice to have acroyoga teachers influence my vinyasa training. Their values resonate deep within myself and continue their journey to reach many more souls though my teaching.
From the first day I tried acroyoga I was hooked from the strength, connection and exploration that was required from the body to achieve asana in the air. I continue to practice captivated by the curiosity it brings as to how the body works and evolves, and of course the endless smiles and laughter that comes with it. As a teacher it lights me up to see progression in my students achieving things they never thought they could do, and even more so the amount that they continue to open themselves physically and mentally towards others, gaining a new perspective on trust and communication. Acroyoga brings out the inner child in us which I believe is essential to stay light-hearted and have fun in a society which pressures us in so many ways. Trust me, when your upside down… it tips everything else out of your head…!
So naturally you can find me happiest when I’m upside down either in yoga, acro or being tossed in the air with my love for standing acrobatics. A passionate hobby that has been pivotal in finding inner strength and overcoming fears, learning to trust myself and the ground beneath me, whatever that may be. The global acro community is something like no other and connecting with the Bristol and Australian community was an incredible journey of finding courage, inner strength and trust within myself and others. I am now a leader for the Bristol community hosting regular jams, workshops and socials and it is such a joy to welcome new members to be part of this experience. I also co-teach work alongside yoga teacher Seanie Louise, creating retreats and events that bring music, food and yoga to unique venues across Bristol.