Somatics Coach, Yoga Instructor, Holistic Therapist
Hi I'm Francesca. I have been a Yoga Instructor, Somatics Coach and Holistic Therapist since 2001, working intuitively with people encouraging self-awareness of the body and mind through movement, meditation and breath work.
My yoga and somatic movement classes are kept small to ensure plenty of support, care and one-to-one attention when required, and range from gentle and restorative classes, to strong, dynamic classes. I also regularly host workshops and day retreats exploring Kirtan (chanting), meditation and other aspects of yoga.
As well as my work with adults through yoga, somatics and holistic therapies, I also have a passion for working with young people. through specially formed classes and workshops for teenagers and children with special educational needs.
If you would like to join a class, book a treatment, or discuss your individual needs, please get in contact - I would be delighted to hear from you.
In 2001 I completed a Diploma in Holistic Therapy which included, aromatherapy, anatomy and physiology, massage, reflexology and nutrition. I then went on to train in Reiki to level 3, Pregnancy Yoga, advanced Reflexology and Craniosacral therapy.
In 2003 I travelled to India to train with the Sivananda Vedanta centre. It was a pivotal point in my life and took me into places within myself that I never knew existed. I came back inspired to live in a way that would embody this peace.
In the following years I completed training to become a level 2 Somatic Movement Coach and specialise in private one-on-one sessions, helping people to release chronic pain and tension.
Off the mat….
The Yogic practice that resonates mostly these days for me is Kirtan (chanting of mantra), also known as Yoga of the heart. I love getting together with friends to chant and holding small workshops to chant together. Kirtan can be like medicine to the heart, it allows the mind to quieten. I also love walking in nature either in the woods or by the river as well attending my weekly Yoga asana classes to be in the company of peace-loving friends.
"Francesca is an intuitive and generous yoga teacher who gives from the heart. I have always been made to feel comfortable doing what my body will allow - no pressure to compete."