Helen Georghiou – Mindfulness Yoga, Pregnancy & Post Natal

Helen Georghiou – Mindfulness Yoga, Pregnancy & Post Natal

  • 54 Church Lane, London, Waltham Forest E11 1HE.
  • 07956 807675

About Helen Georghiou – Mindfulness Yoga, Pregnancy & Post Natal

Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Class

Mindfulness is defined as the capacity of intentionally bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment. It can be defined as the ability to observe things as they are: without choosing, without comparing and judging, without evaluating and without subtracting from or adding anything to what is happening.

In my yoga class, I invite my students to focus on their breathing throughout their practice and to use that breath as their anchor when the mind starts wandering off. I remind them again and again, to ensure that they are staying in the present moment, listening to their bodies and paying attention to what is happening on their mat.

I like to change my practice each week so students are able to experience a variety of different postures and sequences and don’t get used to doing the same old thing. I believe it’s important to challenge my students and encourage them to discover new boundaries. However, equally important is good alignment and each student works to their own ability. My voice is just a guide.

The majority of postures in yoga can be adapted to an individual’s needs, so don’t be put off if you are new to yoga or are working with an injury. There are always ways round the issue.

I always like to end the class with a seated meditation practice – a time to sit in stillness and silence, observing whatever arises.

Pregnancy Yoga Class

Yoga has been proven to be very beneficial to women during pregnancy, labour and beyond, creating a feeling of well-being and confidence in body and mind.

Pregnancy yoga can teach expectant mothers to trust her body and learn to let go of her fears and guide her towards a happy and healthy pregnancy and labour. When a woman learns to slow down her mind and tune into her body she is better equipped to make the right decisions during childbirth.

What I try and convey to my pregnant women:
• To strengthen her body
• To soften her body
• To be confident in her own body
• To become more sensitive to her body, mind and heart
• To make clear and educated decisions
• To trust her body
• To be in control of letting go
• To look forward to giving birth
• To understand it’s not about natural birthing, it’s about conscious birthing

Post Natal/Baby Yoga Class

For mums and their new babies – from 6 weeks-12 months.
It’s a class for mums to get back into shape, focusing a lot on problem areas like tense neck & shoulders and strengthening the core, working the pelvic floor muscles and abdominals.
Singing songs with the babies.
It’s a fun class and a great opportunity to meet new mums.

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I first came across Helen’s yoga practise when I was about 12 weeks pregnant. I had had two previous pregnancies – both very tricky and both of which ended up in emergency C-sections. This time round I wanted to do everything I could do make things go a little more smoothly. I hadn’t done much yoga before but this didn’t matter. Helen’s teaching made me feel immediately comfortable and relaxed. Her lesson became something that I looked forward to every week. It made me feel more supple (despite my growing size!), more in tune with my body and my baby… Read more »

Rosie
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Have been attending Helen’s pregnancy yoga class since the beginning of my 2nd pregnancy and have found it invaluable. I always feel much more relaxed and flexible after the class, and it is brilliant to have some time to focus on the present moment. Helen is a fantastic yoga teacher, her classes are very welcoming and focused. I would highly recommend this class to expectant mothers!

Jacqueline Freeman
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I discovered Helen’s class via the Bushwood Area Residents Association. Having not done any yoga for many years, I was quite nervous about getting back into it, but I needn’t have been. The class is very welcoming and Helen’s style is very calm and relaxed with no pressure to keep up with your neighbour. The focus on the breath and the freeing of your mind from everyday clutter was particularly helpful for me and each time I come away feeling energised and uplifted. A great class.

Dhesna Wise
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my experience in Helen’s class :-
-I feel mentally relaxed when I leave the class
-I feel my flexibility is improving (I’ve noticed the difference since I first started)
– It helps me to focus my mind on the now (this has never been easy for me)
– I like Helen’s guidance to breathing & movements that I feel are delivered without feeling pressured but with encouragement to challenge myself.
– I find Helen’s classes are a benefit on my overall body strength as well as a psychological benefit.
-really enjoyable class

giovanna del sarto
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It is my very first time I am going to yoga classes and Helen makes this new experience great.
she is an amazing teacher. even though its a group class, she always guides each person to achieve the right position.she is very calm and encouraging. I would definitely recommend her classes.

Mel
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I have been going to Helen’s yoga classes for about a year now and I can’t speak highly enough of her as a teacher or the benefits the class has brought me. I feel that my physical strength and flexibility have improved enormously over the year but by far the most significant benefit has been to my mental state. I didn’t know much about mindfulness before I began and that wasn’t my main motivation for coming to the class. However, I’ve found it incredibly useful. Odd snippets of what Helen says during the relaxation part of the class come back… Read more »

Rachel Ford
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I love Helen’s Tuesday evening class at the Quaker Meeting House, Wanstead. You will be assured of a very warm welcome by Helen. She has a natural ability to guide you effortlessly and professionally through the class content. Expect asana (postures), pranayama (breath control) and meditation. Helen also indulges the class with a beautiful short piece of contemplative prose at the end of the 75 minutes. Don’t delay. You won’t regret it.

Mel
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I have been going to Helen’s classes for 2 and a half years and I have found them really great and very beneficial (both physically and mentally). Helen focuses on mindfulness and I always leave feeling very calm and uplifted. I can’t recommend them highly enough! The classes have helped me deal with a couple of big transitions in my life and I am so inspired by what Helen has taught me I am currently training as a yoga teacher myself.

5 8 votes
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Location Information

Orient Physiotherapy
721 High Road
Leytonstone
E11

Quaker Meeting House
Bush Road
Leytonstone
E11

Opening Times

Mondays
Mindfulness Yoga - 7pm - ORIENT PHYSIOTHERAPY
Mindfulness Yoga - 8pm - ORIENT PHYSIOTHERAPY

Tuesdays
Pregnancy Yoga - 6.45pm-8pm - QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation - 8pm-9.15pm - QUAKER MEETING HOUSE

Thursdays
Mindfulness Yoga - 9.30am - QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Post Natal/Baby Yoga Class - 10.45am-12pm - QUAKER MEETING HOUSE

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Helen Georghiou – Mindfulness Yoga, Pregnancy & Post Natal

  • 54 Church Lane, London, Waltham Forest E11 1HE.
  • 07956 807675

About Helen Georghiou – Mindfulness Yoga, Pregnancy & Post Natal

Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Class

Mindfulness is defined as the capacity of intentionally bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment. It can be defined as the ability to observe things as they are: without choosing, without comparing and judging, without evaluating and without subtracting from or adding anything to what is happening.

In my yoga class, I invite my students to focus on their breathing throughout their practice and to use that breath as their anchor when the mind starts wandering off. I remind them again and again, to ensure that they are staying in the present moment, listening to their bodies and paying attention to what is happening on their mat.

I like to change my practice each week so students are able to experience a variety of different postures and sequences and don’t get used to doing the same old thing. I believe it’s important to challenge my students and encourage them to discover new boundaries. However, equally important is good alignment and each student works to their own ability. My voice is just a guide.

The majority of postures in yoga can be adapted to an individual’s needs, so don’t be put off if you are new to yoga or are working with an injury. There are always ways round the issue.

I always like to end the class with a seated meditation practice – a time to sit in stillness and silence, observing whatever arises.

Pregnancy Yoga Class

Yoga has been proven to be very beneficial to women during pregnancy, labour and beyond, creating a feeling of well-being and confidence in body and mind.

Pregnancy yoga can teach expectant mothers to trust her body and learn to let go of her fears and guide her towards a happy and healthy pregnancy and labour. When a woman learns to slow down her mind and tune into her body she is better equipped to make the right decisions during childbirth.

What I try and convey to my pregnant women:
• To strengthen her body
• To soften her body
• To be confident in her own body
• To become more sensitive to her body, mind and heart
• To make clear and educated decisions
• To trust her body
• To be in control of letting go
• To look forward to giving birth
• To understand it’s not about natural birthing, it’s about conscious birthing

Post Natal/Baby Yoga Class

For mums and their new babies – from 6 weeks-12 months.
It’s a class for mums to get back into shape, focusing a lot on problem areas like tense neck & shoulders and strengthening the core, working the pelvic floor muscles and abdominals.
Singing songs with the babies.
It’s a fun class and a great opportunity to meet new mums.

Location Information

Orient Physiotherapy
721 High Road
Leytonstone
E11

Quaker Meeting House
Bush Road
Leytonstone
E11

Opening Times

Mondays
Mindfulness Yoga - 7pm - ORIENT PHYSIOTHERAPY
Mindfulness Yoga - 8pm - ORIENT PHYSIOTHERAPY

Tuesdays
Pregnancy Yoga - 6.45pm-8pm - QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation - 8pm-9.15pm - QUAKER MEETING HOUSE

Thursdays
Mindfulness Yoga - 9.30am - QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Post Natal/Baby Yoga Class - 10.45am-12pm - QUAKER MEETING HOUSE

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lena
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I first came across Helen’s yoga practise when I was about 12 weeks pregnant. I had had two previous pregnancies – both very tricky and both of which ended up in emergency C-sections. This time round I wanted to do everything I could do make things go a little more smoothly. I hadn’t done much yoga before but this didn’t matter. Helen’s teaching made me feel immediately comfortable and relaxed. Her lesson became something that I looked forward to every week. It made me feel more supple (despite my growing size!), more in tune with my body and my baby… Read more »

Rosie
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Have been attending Helen’s pregnancy yoga class since the beginning of my 2nd pregnancy and have found it invaluable. I always feel much more relaxed and flexible after the class, and it is brilliant to have some time to focus on the present moment. Helen is a fantastic yoga teacher, her classes are very welcoming and focused. I would highly recommend this class to expectant mothers!

Jacqueline Freeman
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I discovered Helen’s class via the Bushwood Area Residents Association. Having not done any yoga for many years, I was quite nervous about getting back into it, but I needn’t have been. The class is very welcoming and Helen’s style is very calm and relaxed with no pressure to keep up with your neighbour. The focus on the breath and the freeing of your mind from everyday clutter was particularly helpful for me and each time I come away feeling energised and uplifted. A great class.

Dhesna Wise
Rating :
     

my experience in Helen’s class :-
-I feel mentally relaxed when I leave the class
-I feel my flexibility is improving (I’ve noticed the difference since I first started)
– It helps me to focus my mind on the now (this has never been easy for me)
– I like Helen’s guidance to breathing & movements that I feel are delivered without feeling pressured but with encouragement to challenge myself.
– I find Helen’s classes are a benefit on my overall body strength as well as a psychological benefit.
-really enjoyable class

giovanna del sarto
Rating :
     

It is my very first time I am going to yoga classes and Helen makes this new experience great.
she is an amazing teacher. even though its a group class, she always guides each person to achieve the right position.she is very calm and encouraging. I would definitely recommend her classes.

Mel
Rating :
     

I have been going to Helen’s yoga classes for about a year now and I can’t speak highly enough of her as a teacher or the benefits the class has brought me. I feel that my physical strength and flexibility have improved enormously over the year but by far the most significant benefit has been to my mental state. I didn’t know much about mindfulness before I began and that wasn’t my main motivation for coming to the class. However, I’ve found it incredibly useful. Odd snippets of what Helen says during the relaxation part of the class come back… Read more »

Rachel Ford
Rating :
     

I love Helen’s Tuesday evening class at the Quaker Meeting House, Wanstead. You will be assured of a very warm welcome by Helen. She has a natural ability to guide you effortlessly and professionally through the class content. Expect asana (postures), pranayama (breath control) and meditation. Helen also indulges the class with a beautiful short piece of contemplative prose at the end of the 75 minutes. Don’t delay. You won’t regret it.

Mel
Rating :
     

I have been going to Helen’s classes for 2 and a half years and I have found them really great and very beneficial (both physically and mentally). Helen focuses on mindfulness and I always leave feeling very calm and uplifted. I can’t recommend them highly enough! The classes have helped me deal with a couple of big transitions in my life and I am so inspired by what Helen has taught me I am currently training as a yoga teacher myself.