RIVER FLOW YOGA
River Flow Yoga is based in the peaceful village of Glasbury, near Hay-on-Wye. Surround by the spectacular Black Mountain range and the energising flowing River Wye. We offer a range of classes for all abilities and host relaxing and replenishing retreats throughout the year - in the heart of this beautiful landscape.
Classes take place in a variety of community venues, but we are currently strictly teaching online. please contact us or view our timetable for times.
Graham is the founder of River Flow Yoga, who is a qualified teacher with British Wheel of Yoga and a practitioner in the field of the senses – working for almost 20 years with deafblind people as well as teaching yoga. His style is relaxed, accessible and warm. Graham now calls Glasbury home where he lives with his partner and three dogs – the river and the mountains have had a profound effect on his yoga and through his practice he shares some of that natural inspiration. Graham teaches from a place of integrity and passion for the accessibility of yoga – he is developing a yoga teacher training in 2018 which for the first time in Europe will be delivered in English and British Sign Language. As well as being deeply laid back and relaxed – Graham also enjoys a good laugh – be prepared to share this phenomena throughout classes and retreats!
Graham’s teaching style is open to all, being a signer, and specialist in the field of disabilities Graham believes that yoga classes should be accessible and open to all. Graham also holds an MSc in Communication and Congenital Deafblindness where his thesis focused on teaching social care staff mindfulness techniques in order to become better communication partners with people who are deafblind. As part of that study Graham focused on the relationship between the mind and our senses, most importantly touch, qualifying as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. Graham also provides massages from Chapel on the Green - a tranquil and beautiful space in the heart of Glasbury.
Heather is a Zen Buddhist whose yoga journey began with a spiritual quest. It lead to the zazen meditation of Zen Buddhism, while living and travelling in Spain and Japan. Her passion for yoga has been, and continues to be, nourished by inspiring teachers, yogis who lead by example - yoga is a practice for life!
Her first love of Ashtanga yoga has been mellowed and enriched by Hatha and vinyasa flow styles, rooted in mindfulness and a focus on the breath and Pranayama. She is trained and certified by the British Wheel of Yoga, the largest membership organisation in the UK. She also teaches the gold standard Mindfulness-based Cognative Therapy course, having qualified with Bangor University, a recognised centre of excellence, now a teacher registered with the British Association of Mindfulness-based Approaches.
Heather is an experienced psychological therapist, group facilitator and state registered music therapist. She is a musician and founder member of Music and the Muse - Well being Workshops Wales. There are many ways to healing and she skillfully encourages students to develop their unique potential. "Breathe deep, fly high!"
Yoga practice has changed her life, and her body, and teaching is her way of sharing this gift. Her classes are popular and inclusive, suitable for those new to yoga while offering advanced options for more experienced practitioners. Yin and Yang yoga workshops are a seasonal treat and guidance is offered in her studio in the beautiful Brecon Beacons.
Whilst working as an Assistant Head at a secondary Academy in London, Rosie introduced Yoga classes for staff and saw the huge benefits that it had on well being, helping to reduce stress for all who attended. After two babies in quick succession, and a move to rural Herefordshire, she began teaching more Yoga classes.
200 hour teacher training at The House of Yoga in Putney, and a pregnancy and post natal training with Sally Parkes have led Rosie to specialise in online classes aimed at employees and new Mums looking to engage in Yoga classes from the safe and comforting space of their own homes.
Jess trained with Bridget Woods Kramer at tri yoga in London, qualifying this year as a 200hr certified anusara teacher. Her classes are dynamic and flowing and seek to find meditation through movement. Jess teaches sequences which focus on the relationship between strength and flexibility and is eternally seeking balance and mindfulness on the mat and off.
Jess grew up in London and moved to Herefordshire with her young family a few years ago. When not on the mat she can be found baking in her kitchen or peddling coffee in Shepherds Parlour, her coffee shop & ice cream parlour in Hay.