How’s homeworking treating you? I sit at my grandmother’s beautiful but impractical antique bureau on an unforgiving wooden carver chair; and my creativity battles interruptions from my children. Stress levels are high, and my body aches for a more ergonomic set-up. I know I’m not alone – this summer, twice as many people as at the same time last year used the search term ‘feeling stressed’ in Google.
While you might not fancy the yoga studio just yet, mentally and physically, regular practice is more important than ever. Step up north Londoner Jo Goff, an RYT 200-hour yoga teacher who offers private and small group vinyasa flow sessions both over Zoom and in person, outdoors. Confident and supportive, Jo’s teaching style is perfect for yogis of all abilities, and the one-to-one classes allow her to tailor the session to individual needs. It’s oh-so easy to find the correct alignment with Jo’s clear instructions, even when hands on adjustments aren’t possible. Postures and movements strengthen the body, while breathing and meditation techniques work to focus the mind. At the end of a session I feel more grounded and completely at peace. Aches and niggles are forgotten. And because I’m already at home I can slip my PJs on straightaway and settle in for the evening. It is the perfect antidote to current stresses.
For information, see jogoffyoga.com. Jo is offering Fabric readers an exclusive 10 per cent off any group or private class booked before the end of September, simply mention the magazine when booking.