We have a team of experts offering a range of Private 1-2-1 Yoga sessions at Flow.
Private 1-2-1 Yoga & Meditation classes are held with Lucy Parker and cost £70 per hour.
Our Yoga Therapist Nadyne McKie offers sessions for £85 (your first session) and £70 for all subsequent sessions.
The Rehab Plan – our 8 – week Osteopathy and Yoga programme is £500 in total. Sessions are lead by osteopath and yoga teacher Lucy Bender.
Private 1-2-1 sessions and Yoga Therapy are available in person at Flow Tunbridge Wells or we can arrange for online sessions via Zoom, if that is more convenient for you.
Lucy Parker – Senior Yoga Teacher
Having taught for over 12 years Lucy now focuses most of her teaching on Private 1-2-1 sessions. She is the lead teacher and Co-Founder of Flow and, with her husband and osteopath Ben, she teaches anatomy to other yoga and pilates teachers. Lucy weaves her extensive anatomy knowledge into all of her sessions and adds her second passion of meditation into the classes to allow for a coherent mixture of anatomical safety, alignment and precision with mental stilling and calm. Each and every session will be tailored to your exact needs for that day with the aim of allowing you to explore how you feel in all layers of your being from your body to emotions and mind. A perfect way to build confidence and comfort for your daily life on and off the yoga mat.
Nadyne McKie – Yoga Therapist
Nadyne trained as a Yoga Therapist with The Minded Institute, an international leader in Yoga Therapy and mind-body training. Nadyne is passionate about how Yoga Therapy can play a vital role in prevention, management and treatment of various mental and physical long-term conditions. She currently works in NHS acute mental health services, and with private clients and corporate companies providing 1-2-1 and group yoga, movement and health and wellbeing coaching.
Nadyne believes yoga is about creating a safe space to allow ourselves to explore sensation. Moving in a mindful, playful way with curiosity is at the core of her teaching and she weaves therapeutic themes, visualisations and breathing practices into her classes.
Nadyne has a special interest in how breathing affects all aspects of our physical and mental health, and how making small changes can often lead to great shifts in our health and wellbeing. Following her own recovery from Covid and subsequent symptoms of Long Covid she now specialises in breathing techniques and practices to balance the nervous system and help manage the many symptoms of Long Covid and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She looks forward to running workshops and classes focussed on encouraging and empowering people to achieve their full potential via cultivation of evidence -based practices to support long-term health and wellbeing.
Nadyne works collaboratively, with a client-centred approach to safely explore your individual needs. She brings humour and warmth to her classes and therapy sessions and passionately believes that everyone has the right to thrive and feel good!
Lucy Bender – Registered Osteopath
Lucy qualified as an Osteopath in 2013, her first role was in sunny St Lucia where she was part of the clinical team at an award winning Health & Wellness Resort. Here she treated a wide range of patients from different backgrounds from chronic pain to sports injuries. She met practitioners from all over the world who taught her skills she still uses in her practice today. It was here she found her love for yoga and ayurvedic practices which are still very much a driving force of her professional development. After returning home to complete her Yoga teacher training and clinical Pilates certification she worked in both the NHS and Private practice. Lucy bases her treatments not only on the latest research but on evidence-based practice and the principles of osteopathy.
Lucy uses a wide range of manual therapy techniques and rehab protocols to ensure each and every patient has a personalised and complete treatment plan. Lucy will work with you to ensure you fully understand the diagnosis and treatment options. As an Osteopath hands-on treatment is a large part of the treatment but she understands that you can’t out-treat a poor lifestyle therefore will always encourage clients from being “patients” to becoming “active participants”.
If you see Lucy please say Hi 😀 you can find her in our clinic or in the studio teaching Core Flow!
Private 1-2-1 Yoga
There can be many reasons for signing up for some private 1-2-1 sessions. Maybe you feel that you would like to gain confidence on your yoga mat before you join a group class or maybe you have a particular goal or focus in mind that a teacher can help you achieve. Whatever your intention a private 1-2-1 yoga class is a great way to have a bespoke practice tailored just for you. The class will be dedicated to your needs and you can work at your own pace and ask questions along the way to support your learning and development. Progress will be carefully monitored by your teacher and you can work together to find confidence, ease, strength and stability on your mat.
What’s the difference between Yoga and Yoga Therapy?
Although yoga as a practice can be therapeutic, there are significant differences between a yoga class and a yoga therapy session. Yoga Therapy combines the ancient science of yoga with contemporary neuroscience and psychology, translating scientific research into evidence-based practice, whilst offering the support of psychotherapeutic holding.
Yoga Therapy bridges the gap between practice with a focus on empowering individuals towards improved health and wellbeing via use of specific yoga practices to help alleviate and improve mental and physical health conditions.
Although in it’s infancy in the UK, the evidence and support of Yoga Therapy in North America is so great that it is covered by Public Health Insurance and has been used by US Cardiologists to form yoga based interventions that can reverse heart disease.
In the UK the NHS is now becoming increasingly aware of the potential benefits of yoga therapy for their staff and patients alike and they recommend the British Council of Yoga Therapists in the Complementary and Alternative therapies element of their service.
Yoga Therapists take an integrative and holistic approach to health. Therapy is a collaborative process and sessions are client-centred allowing you to safely explore your individual needs. Sessions may include integration of tools such as movement, mindfulness, visualisation and breathing practices.
What conditions can benefit from Yoga Therapy:
The Rehab Plan
When injuries hang around it can be tricky to get back to health. The fear of pain and can stop us from moving, which can lead to compensatory patterns and further discomfort. So how can we start moving towards a more comfortable, confident and pain free life?
This is where The Rehab Plan steps in, offering you a careful bespoke 8 week programme of osteopathy & exercise.
Working with our osteopaths you will have the Flow treatment room and studio all to yourself. Your rehab plan will span 2 months, meeting an hour per week. Each hour session will be split between Osteopathic hands on treatment & exercise based rehabilitation.
You’ll be supported, encourage and taught movement which you will need to practice at home between sessions. You’ll progress at your own pace over 6 weeks and then the last 2 weeks will ease you into a group class setting so that you can build your confidence and begin to feel what works for you independent of your therapist.
The rehab plan will provide you with your own personal toolbox of tips, skills & home exercises to keep you pain free and moving confidently for the long term.
Our 8 programme is £500 in total. All sessions are lead by osteopath and yoga teacher Lucy Bender.
For more information or to start your rehab plan please get in touch.
Please arrive to all 1-2-1 sessions will an open mind and a willingness to explore. Your first sessions may well be focused on fact finding, gathering relevant information to build up a good picture of where you are at and what direction the sessions will move in. Your teacher will be motivated to find out as much as they can about you and how best to support your onward journey through yoga and yoga therapy.
We ask that you come ready to take your shoes and socks off and wearing comfortable clothing and layers. You will need to bring a yoga mat and perhaps some water. If you have any questions prior to your session please do drop us an email and your therapist can get in touch and put you at ease before you arrive.
When I first started 1-2-1 yoga sessions with Lucy (as an absolute beginner) my sole aim was to regain physical fitness after major surgery. Lucy’s reassuringly gentle, yet targeted, teaching has certainly contributed greatly to my physical recovery. From the very beginning Flow felt a warm and safe environment to start challenging myself again. However, as time’s gone on my yoga practice has morphed into something so much more – a true mind, body and spirit experience. Lucy has such a wonderful way of weaving all three elements together. Each new session always seems fresh and interesting, often linking into a particular theme and piece of poetry and yet when I work through it again on my own at home I can clearly see how it’s also deepening and building on what we’ve covered previously. Thanks to Lucy yoga is now a very important and permanent part of my life and I’m excited to see where the journey takes me next.