Our ethos is simple; through yoga we help you to rediscover your spirit.

We create a safe and nurturing space that allows you to reach a point of stillness and leaves you feeling nourished; mentally, physically and spiritually. Our approach will soothe your busy cognitive mind and help you to connect with your breath and movement, so that you can let go of the day. Consider our classes to be a spa treatment for your mind and wellbeing.

Whether you are joining us at our beautiful studio in Lichfield or in our popular online classes, our authentic yoga practises provide relief and peace from the constant noise of a hectic job, demanding family and busy schedule. By allowing yourself that space, you will leave our sessions feeling recharged, restored, resilient and – in turn – able to function better for the people around you.

No matter your age, ability or your stage of life, connection and inclusivity is central to our yoga philosophy. We don’t concern ourselves with flimsy trends or baseless gimmicks, ours aren’t gym sessions or gymnastics classes and we certainly don’t race through complicated poses by rote. We begin by cementing strong and safe foundations, starting with the correct posture to help you to breathe better. Because when you breathe better, you feel better.

It is so easy to be swept along by life and time without investing in what truly makes you thrive. At Esprit Yoga, we give you the space and permission to be still and connected. And, in doing so, help you to reclaim your spark.

Meet Jo

The first time I went to a yoga class, I couldn’t stand it. I was living in Bangalore in Southern India and had been persuaded by a friend to give it a try. I couldn’t touch my toes, I was dripping with sweat and I had no idea what they were saying or what I was doing.

But, for some reason, I went back the following week. I don’t know if it was the fear of not turning up, or the fear of being at home with two young kids that did it, but I thought: ‘If this is the price of having some peace, I’ll take it.’ And I just kept going.

There were men and women of all shapes and sizes in the class; doctors and cleaners, 80-year-olds and teenagers, even mothers with their children. Nobody in the class was doing it perfectly and it actually didn’t matter; it was such a lovely community and everyone fell into a harmonious rhythm.

There was as much time spent on breath and meditation as there was on the physical practice, which really helped me to appreciate the time I was taking for me. That was far more meaningful than being able to touch my toes.

When I came back to the UK a few years later, the yoga classes I went to were so different. It felt like we were just going through the motions. No one was focusing on their breathing and everyone was peering in the mirror behind the teacher to check out their reflection.

After much searching, I eventually found a teacher and a studio I connected with and it felt like I had come home. Now, I want to bring that connection to my students at Esprit Yoga.

I am a mother-of-four of Mauritian heritage and I don’t necessarily fit the mould of a typical Instagram-friendly yogi. And I am just fine with that. Here, we leave our egos at the door. I am a 500-hour Yoga Master with Yoga Alliance International – the world-renowned not-for-profit organisation founded in India that honours yoga’s roots. I am also trained in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra relaxation and Pre and Postnatal Yoga.

My classes are designed to nourish the body and mind, away from the noise of day-to-life. We provide an inclusive environment where you can rediscover your spirit, so that when you step away from the studio you can truly thrive.

Meet Jo

The first time I went to a yoga class, I couldn’t stand it. I was living in Bangalore in Southern India and had been persuaded by a friend to give it a try. I couldn’t touch my toes, I was dripping with sweat and I had no idea what they were saying or what I was doing.

But, for some reason, I went back the following week. I don’t know if it was the fear of not turning up, or the fear of being at home with two young kids that did it, but I thought: ‘If this is the price of having some peace, I’ll take it.’ And I just kept going.

There were men and women of all shapes and sizes in the class; doctors and cleaners, 80-year-olds and teenagers, even mothers with their children. Nobody in the class was doing it perfectly and it actually didn’t matter; it was such a lovely community and everyone fell into a harmonious rhythm.

There was as much time spent on breath and meditation as there was on the physical practice, which really helped me to appreciate the time I was taking for me. That was far more meaningful than being able to touch my toes.

When I came back to the UK a few years later, the yoga classes I went to were so different. It felt like we were just going through the motions. No one was focusing on their breathing and everyone was peering in the mirror behind the teacher to check out their reflection.

After much searching, I eventually found a teacher and a studio I connected with and it felt like I had come home. Now, I want to bring that connection to my students at Esprit Yoga.

I am a mother-of-four of Mauritian heritage and I don’t necessarily fit the mould of a typical Instagram-friendly yogi. And I am just fine with that. Here, we leave our egos at the door. I am a 500-hour Yoga Master with Yoga Alliance International – the world-renowned not-for-profit organisation founded in India that honours yoga’s roots. I am also trained in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra relaxation and Pre and Postnatal Yoga

My classes are designed to nourish the body and mind, away from the noise of day-to-life. We provide an inclusive environment where you can rediscover your spirit, so that when you step away from the studio you can truly thrive.

Esprit Yoga Classes

Hatha Yoga

Expect a steady paced class linking the breath to movement. Yoga poses will be practised slowly, and more static postures held initially between 3 to 5 breaths to bring strength and stability to the body. Get ready to increase your stamina, stability and resolve during your 60 minute class and of course a beautiful relaxation to finish.

Hatha Yoga classes:

Wednesdays @ 7.30pm (60 minutes)

All classes are currently via Zoom.
£4 per class is payable by BACS – all details will be sent to you prior to your first class.

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Hatha Yoga

Expect a steady paced class linking the breath to movement. Asana postures (yoga poses) will be practised slowly, and more static postures held initially between 3 to 5 breaths to build strength and stability to the body. Get ready to increase your stamina, stability and resolve during your 60 minute class and of course a beautiful relaxation to finish.

Hatha classes:

Wednesdays @ 7.30pm (60 minutes)

All classes are currently via Zoom.
£4 per class is payable by BACS – all details will be sent to you prior to your first class.

Click here to contact us

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Pregnancy and Post-natal Yoga

Prenatal or Pregnancy yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering, focused breathing and incorporating active birth principles. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.

Prenatal yoga classes are bookable in 6 week blocks, for more information, click the link below

Post natal yoga builds upon the core principles established in pre-natal yoga. The practice will be gentle and restorative helping the body heal and regain strength though the core muscles and pelvic floor. Breath practice (pranayama) has the additional effect of inducing deeper sleep and reducing postnatal fatigue.

Pregnancy and Post-natal Yoga classes:

We currently offer 1 to 1 pregnancy and postnatal yoga classes to ensure we can tailor your yoga class to suit your unique pre-natal or post-natal needs.
 
We will be restarting our group face to face classes in studio soon. Contact us via the link below to find out more. 
 

Click here for further information

Pregnancy and Post-natal Yoga

Prenatal or Pregnancy yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering, focused breathing and incorporating active birth principles. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.

Post natal yoga builds upon the core principles established in pre-natal yoga. The practice will be gentle and restorative helping the body heal and regain strength though the core muscles and pelvic floor. Breath practice (pranayama) has the additional effect of inducing deeper sleep and reducing postnatal fatigue. 

Pregnancy and Post-natal Yoga classes:

We currently offer 1 to 1 pregnancy and postnatal yoga classes to ensure we can tailor your yoga class to suit your unique pre-natal or post-natal needs.
 
We will be restarting our group face to face classes in studio soon. Contact us via the link below to find out more. 

Click here for further information

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a form of guided relaxation also known as ‘yogic sleep’.

During this 60 minute class, you will complete a restorative yoga flow sequence and finish with a 20 minute guided Yoga Nidra relaxation. The practice draws our attention inwards, and we learn to surf between the states of wakefulness and sleep… where our body finds its natural state of equilibrium. The breath balances and becomes quiet, as we fall into an innate state of deep, blissful awareness.

Be prepared to leave feeling utterly relaxed and your soul nourished…

Yoga Nidra classes:

Thursdays @ 7.30pm (60 minutes)

All classes are currently via Zoom.
£4 per class is payable by BACS – all details will be sent to you prior to your first class.

Click here to contact us

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a form of guided relaxation also known as ‘yogic sleep’

During this 60 minute class, you will complete a restorative yoga flow sequence and finish with a 20 minute guided Yoga Nidra relaxation. The practice draws our attention inwards, and we learn to surf between the states of wakefulness and sleep… where our body finds its natural state of equilibrium. The breath balances and becomes quiet, as we fall into an innate state of deep, blissful awareness.

Be prepared to leave feeling utterly relaxed and your soul nourished…

Yoga Nidra classes:

Thursday @ 7.30pm (60 minutes)

All classes are currently via Zoom.
£4 per class is payable by BACS – all details will be sent to you prior to your first class.

Click here to contact us

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