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 15years.
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 10 years. 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.
Mindful vinyasa (flow) 1.5 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.
£7.00 drop in
£30 for block of 5 classes
My studio is a beautiful, peaceful space with underfloor heating.
Last Thursday of the month
A special 2 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.
£10 per class
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
I am also available for private events such as hen parties, sports events and corporate classes POA
Saturday 16th November 10.00 – 12.00 An introduction and exploration of yoga For those new to the practice or maybe nervous of joining a class. Tea/ coffee afterwards and plenty of time for questions to be asked and answered.
Saturday 30th November 10.00 12.00
For those wanting to build a strong, balanced practice ready for inversions, leading to an exploration of shoulder stands, headstands and handstands. You don’t need to be practiced in being upside down to attend.
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.
“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.