Why Yoga?

‘In Yoga, the body, breath and mind are seen as a union of these multi-dimensional aspects of each and every human being. The system and various techniques of Yoga cultivate the experience of that union, leading to greater integration of being, internal peacefulness, and clarity of the mind. It is a system that is designed to cultivate health and happiness, and a greater sense of self-awareness and higher consciousness.


Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.

"Yoga is an approach to life that values appropriate effort, based on balance and harmony, within each person and with each other."

Introducing Sam

Sam is an amazing connector with a big heart for her community. Not only will she go out of her way to make you feel welcome and comfortable whenever she can, she has the natural talent to ease your mind and connect you back to your body, heart and soul. Sam turned her innate talent into her purpose work. Studying and practising yoga, meditation, breathwork, shiatsu bodywork for over 25 years, which not only makes her a fantastic personality to work with and be around, but she also has the knowledge and experience to back it up.

Frequently Asked Questions


Yoga is perfect for you!! . An ancient technology with knowledge of the body, mind and soul carried through thousands and thousands of years. New found agility of mind and body balanced by strength, coordination as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being. 

Absolutely!!! Sam has a wealth of experience teaching students who have injuries or special requirements. Each individual is assessed throughout the class to ensure everyone is comfortable and challenged to their ability.

However, we do ask that you let us know before your class, so that we can accommodate your injury or condition and offer you appropriate modifications. 

People come to yoga for various reasons whether it is physical, emotional, ranging to the very subtle energetic practices. Here is what we can work with:

  • Structural issues – bones, joints, hip and pelvic alignment, lower back and upper back issues, neck and shoulders
  • Muscular pain and tension
  • Nervous disorders – circulation, stress, anxiety
  • Digestive disorders – bloating, IBS, pain, improper elimination or absorption
  • Women’s Health – hormonal balance, free of symptoms throughout all stages of life
  • Hormonal balance, reproductive and sexual health
  • Blood and circulation – healthy hearts and a strong circulatory system
  • Emotional imbalance – depression, anxiety, anger and frustration, confidence, motivation, inspiration, life fulfillment, joy
  • Immunity
  • Mental Health
  • Relationships – Connection to self, others and the Universe
  • – the LIST goes on!!!


Before Class

Generally we are encouraged to not eat 2 hours before practising yoga and breathwork. Digestion requires huge amounts of blood and energy. We want our focus to be directed towards our movement and breath practice – this way you will reap the healing and energetic magic a hundredfold. 

The beautiful thing of online classes is you can choose. Set your practice space 5-10mins prior. Ensure that there is enough space and the space is clear. The intention to dedicate your time to the evolution and healing of yourself is a wonderful thing – lighting a candle, placing flowers or a beautiful image in your vision can promote the feeling to extend far beyond your physical. If you are practising outside, ensure you are protected from elements of extreme weather.
Clothes that allow you freedom of movement is ideal. Some people like to wear free fitting pants and tops, others prefer lycra tights or shorts. Whatever makes you feel good!

Literally translated as ‘finger pressure’, Shiatsu is a hands-on, whole body therapy, which uses the same diagnostic and treatment principles as acupuncture (just without the needles!).


Combining ancient wisdom and practices with modern western science, this magical and awesome system, has the capacity to restore the balance of energy through the meridians in order to promote health and strengthen the body’s healing abilities.


Alongside the physical and energetic support, Shiatsu can also offer additional support with corrective yoga exercise, nutritional guidance, meditation and holistic counselling.

Shiatsu is a preventative therapy and a true pleasure to receive at any time. Healthy immune systems, vitality and emotional wellbeing are all aspects that Shiatsu can optimise.

Scientific evidence supports the fact that Shiatsu is effective in treating numerous health issues; and has been found to be particularly effective in the management of many acute and chronic conditions including:

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Nervous disorders
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Joint issues and sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Migraines
    menstrual and menopausal irregularities
  • Immune problems
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Digestive issues – IBS, bowel problems, bloating, pain, constipation
  • Chronic fatigue and low energy
  • Circulatory issues – heart health, circulation
  • Respiratory issues – allergies, Hayfever, Sinusitis, Asthma


Scientific evidence supports the fact that Shiatsu therapy is effective in treating numerous health issues. Shiatsu therapy has been found to be particularly effective in the management of many acute and chronic conditions including:
neck and shoulder pain
sports injuries
nervous disorders
stress and anxiety
Joint issues and sprains
lower back pain
menstrual and menopausal irregularities
immune problems
hormonal imbalances
digestive issues – IBS, bowel problems, bloating, pain, constipation
chronic fatigue and low energy
circulatory issues – heart health, circulation,
respiratory issues – allergies, hayfever, sinusitis, asthma

For your shiatsu session wear loose, comfortable clothing appropriate for the temperature.


Traditionally performed on a futon mat, this treatment may also take place on a treatment table or on a chair, depending on the needs of the client.


Shiatsu is a therapeutic and dynamic form of acupressure, muscle meridian stretching and corrective exercises derived from Japan. Shiatsu involves applying pressure to the body using a practitioner’s thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet. It is founded on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory that energy moves through channels within the body, known as meridians.

Each session is specifically designed for you – pressure may be gentle or firm, depending on the condition being treated.

Treatment may also include the use of flowing stretches and gentle rotations of the limbs and joints, simple structural alignments and muscle release techniques.

On a physical level this has the effect of stimulating circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid. It also works on the autonomic nervous system; helps to release toxins and deep-seated tension from the muscles, and can also stimulate the hormonal system. On a subtler level shiatsu allows the receiver to deeply relax, stimulating the body’s inherent ability for self healing an regeneration.