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Sam Goddard

I went to my first Bikram yoga class in April 2006. I loved it from my very first class - the heat, the energy, the 26 postures as well as the time to de-stress, re-energise and switch off.
I completed my Bikram teacher training, a 9 intensive week course, in September 2011.

I then decided to expand my knowledge and learn how to teach other styles of yoga.

In November 2014 I completed aerial yoga training.

In June 2016 I attended Ghosh Vinyasa Flow training - a Bikram vinyasa fusion.

In May 2017 I completed my 200 hours training, specialising in vinyasa flow.

In September 2017 I completed my Yin yoga training.

Yoga is amazing both physically and mentally. In particular, no matter what type of class you have, no matter what sort of day you have had, you always feel good afterwards.

I am truly grateful and honoured to be able to teach all these different styles of yoga and help others get the benefits from their practice, build strength and flexibility and change their lives for the better.



Sam Goddard instructs the following:
  • Hot 90
  • BIKRAM YOGA IS PRACTICED IN A HOT ROOM in temperatures of around 42-45 degrees centigrade. So straight away your body is warm and ready for action. As you work through the 26 postures or (asanas) and two breathing exercises, your body's internal and external temperatures start to even out. Your body is now becoming more fluid and open. This allows your muscles to stretch more readily and your joints to move more easily. So no matter what condition your body is in, you can gain a lot of benefit from just one class.

    As you get hot you will sweat, a great way to start removing toxins such as nicotine, caffeine and even excess alcohol—not to mention dangerous metabolic waste that can build up, causing all sorts of physical and mental issues.

  • Hot 60
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    This is the same Bikram method class with the 26 postures, but only takes 1 hour. This is a faster paced class and only suitable for those who are familiar with the sequence. This is not advisable for students on their first class.
    As you get hot you will sweat, a great way to start removing toxins such as nicotine, caffeine and even excess alcohol—not to mention dangerous metabolic waste that can build up, causing all sorts of physical and mental issues.

  • Yin Yoga
  • Yin yoga is a slow, deep practice of yoga that really allows our body to slow down, rejuvenate and release physically, mentally and emotionally - improving inner silence, awareness and reducing stress and anxiety.
    The postures are passive, mainly on the floor, yet Yin is still challenging! Postures are held for a long period, often 3-5 minutes or more, applying moderate stress to the connective tissues working deep into the bones, tendons, fascia and ligaments.
    The focus is mainly on hips (where we hold a lot of emotional tension), pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine as well as shoulders. We use props to ensure support and comfort allowing us to relax into the postures, increase circulation to our joints and improve the flow of qi (subtle energy) through our body.
    The room is not heated.
    Please bring 2 towels or a towel and a blanket to use for padding/support!

  • Warm vinyasa flow 60
  • Flow yoga, in which movement is synchronised to the breath, is used to allow you more movement. Postures are similar in these yoga classes. In a flow yoga class, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale. Warm Flow can be very beneficial to your upper body strength.
     

  • Warm vinyasa flow 75
  • Flow yoga, in which movement is synchronised to the breath, is used to allow you more movement. Postures are similar in these yoga classes. In a flow yoga class, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale. Warm Flow can be very beneficial to your upper body strength.