Fi Lumsden Yoga
Pause, take a breath and see what arises
to my website and the practice of yoga. I have been practising for over 20 years and teaching for 17years.
Yoga is a holistic practice - something that is often forgotten in the modern world of insta perfect yoga bodies. I strongly believe that yoga should be accessible to everybody and every body. Practiced with intelligence and mindful awareness it can create a stronger, healthier, more flexible body and a quieter, stiller more balanced mind.
Yoga has the power to transform
My personal practice and teaching career has been a journey of self-discovery. After having back issues, leading to surgery a few years after qualifying, my yoga practice changed. Practicing with mindful awareness has helped me stay strong physically and mentally. Despite surgeons expecting recurrent problems I have been pain free and strong for over 13years. My deep gratitude goes to all my teachers over the years, particularly Sadhita and Suduka, of Bodhiyoga International, who guided me in my extended 500 hour advanced teaching certificate, deepening my practice, understanding and my joy of teaching.
All classes currently livestreamed via Zoom and in the studio simultaneously. Download at https://zoom.us/download and contact me for the link if you would like to join. 1-1 classes are via Zoom or Skype or in the studio.
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Mindful vinyasa (flow) 1.15 hour classes, suitable for everyone. The Monday am class is a little lighter. Variations of poses are given to make the class accessible to all. All classes include breathwork (pranayama), postures (with a seasonal element to keep us in balance with the seasons and energies) and finish with a guided relaxation and short meditation to leave you rested and restored.
£8 in studio
My studio is a beautiful, peaceful space with underfloor heating.
Last Thursday of the month
A special 1.45 hour class. Yin yoga is a mat based, deeply calming, restorative practice, that works deep into connective tissue. Poses are held for longer but are supported with props to allow for deeper release. Finishing with a loving kindness (metta) meditation.
£15 in studio
Private 1-1 classes
I have been working with private clients for many years as a way of improving particular conditions such as back problems, arthritis, breathing problems, stress and anxiety. A private class gives you a chance to work with a tailored, transformational programme at your own pace. A private class is also a good idea if you are unsure about joining a regular class.
£30 per class (Please note I have a 24 hr cancellation policy for
I am also available for private events such as hen parties, sports events and corporate classes POA
Workshops and weekends
Yoga and swim Weekend
3rd -5th September 2121
Tombreck, Near Aberfeldy
Come and join teachers Fi Lumsden and Emma Burtles for a relaxed weekend of yoga, meditation, and wild swimming on the shores of beautiful Loch Tay. The weekend will be simple and fun. We will be camping (or book your own B & B), enjoying the outdoors. We will be based at The Big Shed, Tombreck which provides inside space, camping space outside, a kitchen, toilets, and a shower. There is just one shower so please don't expect a spa-type weekend!
4 yoga classes
Supported swim (please note we are not swimming teachers so swimming is at your own risk)
Delicious veggie food,
Tea, coffee, snacks
Fireside chat and talk from a local swimming expert.
£150 Deposit payable in advance.
For more details or to book please get in touch.
YOGA FOR COPD
This class is run in conjunction with www.highlandperthshireyogaandwellbeing.co.uk
A referral class running weekly at Aberfeldy doctors surgery. Yoga is a proven and effective way to help with breathing issues such as COPD. Gentle breathwork and chair based postures improve lung function, posture, strength and energy levels.
Partially funded by SSE Griffin and Callacher windfarm.
YOGA FOR COPD AND BREATHING ISSUES WORKSHOP
FOR YOGA TEACHERS
Saturday, June 12th 2021 9.30 – 11.00
Online by Zoom
Recording available to attendees or if you can’t attend
This online CPD training for yoga teachers will look at ways of teaching yoga and mindfulness to patients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder), shortness of breath, asthma, and other breathing issues such as long covid. COPD affects 4.5% (and growing) of the UK population over the age of 40, the second most common lung disease after asthma.
As an ex-asthmatic, the benefits of the practice have always been particularly apparent to me. I have developed this training as a result of seeing extremely good results from teaching a group of COPD sufferers at my local GP surgery over the last 7 years.
Generally, sufferers are elderly and less able-bodied and therefore need a quite different approach than a regular class. However, it is an extremely rewarding and enjoyable area to work in.
This training aims to give you the confidence and knowledge to pass the proven results and benefits onto the ever-increasing population with this disease as well as other breathing problems.
There will be an unmuted time for questions and answers at the end.
By attending any studio class or 1-1 you agree not to attend with a fever, cough, or any other covid symptoms.
To use the provided hand sanitiser upon entering the studio.
To wear a mask until you get to your mat, where you may decide to take your mask off.
On entering the studio you acknowledge the risks and place no responsibility with Fi Lumsden Yoga should you contract Covid 19 in the future.
The Studio is cleaned between classes and door handles sanitised. The studio will be kept well ventilated. Please adhere to social distancing. I ask that if you have been in contact with anyone showing symptoms to please contact me.
Thank you for helping us all stay safe.
COVID policy as at 30/9/20
“Ok, we have your results from the knee x-rays and lower back MRI scan”
“Yes what’s the verdict”
“Well you’re heading towards both knees being replaced and you have two worn discs and one torn disc in your lower back”
“Is there anything I can do to help my knees and back”
This wasn’t the first professional that had advised Yoga. My local GP and Osteopath had recommended Yoga too.
All this was back in Oct 2017 when I plucked up the courage to visit Fi Lumsden for the first time. I limped into that first class with stooped shoulders and a poor posture from constant backache. I was struggling to sit at a table for too long or stand for more than 2 minutes. My granddaughter had just been born and I lacked any confidence to hold her let alone carry her any distance. Carrying her upstairs was not an option. Golf was only when a buggy was available and a walk for exercise was simply an excruciating experience not worth the bother.
Roll on two years. Yoga with Fi Lumsden has changed my life. Fi from day one understood my body’s capabilities and worked in tandem so that I got the best out of each session. I carry out my own sessions 3 or 4 times a week and the benefit has been inspirational.
I play golf and stride the course. I have quality time with my granddaughter and I’m further away from surgery than I was two years ago. My core is strong and my confidence has grown.......
Yoga with Fi Lumsden will be a part of me for ever.