Restorative & Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Sophie Sheppard teaches private and group classes that feature restorative and energizing vinyasa flow yoga in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Her yoga lessons are set to music mixed with deep relaxation, guided meditation and sounds of the Pacific Ocean and Playa Zicatela. All levels are welcome from beginners to advanced practitioners including surfing enthusiasts.
Originally from London and by way of Goa, India, Sophie has 11 years of practical experience,now living, practicing and teaching in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. She is certified with Yoga Alliance and obtained her 200 hour RYT Certification in La Condessa, Mexico City.
Expect to receive one-on-one individual instruction, with Sophie's complete attention and assistance offered throughout asana (posture), pranyama (breathing technique) and meditation practice. Regardless of where one finds themselves in their studies, each tailored session lasts one and a half hours and is designed to deepen the students' practice in a professional and safe environment.
Families and groups of friends can enjoy tailored group practice (up to 8 students in a group) in the comfort of your home or Sophie's home studio at a convenient time. Sophie provides all necessary equipment which offers a way to practice free of stress, re-connect and re-energize yourself with lessons amongst loved ones.
People of all backgrounds can benefit from the energy and dynamism of a public studio class. All locations are fully equipped and offer morning and evening practice with sunrise, sea or sunset views, gentle breezes as well as shade near Zicatela Beach. Consult the calendar for times of classes and the map for locations.
Retreat / Workshops
Contact Sophie Sheppard for more information and bookings about upcoming Yoga retreats, spiritual or holistic events in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.
UK Mobile/WhatsApp: +44 7796 847254
Puerto Escondido Mobile/WhatsApp: +52 954 125 1873
Puerto Escondido Office: +52 954 582 3130
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What is Vinyasa Flow Yoga?
The literal meaning of yoga comes from the Sanskrit root 'yuj', meaning to yoke or unite the body, breath and mind together as one. The practice is a powerful method of transformation that creates space and balance in the body, quiets the fluctuations of the mind so we can transcend the physical and achieve a more blissful, compassionate and true state of being.
The Sanskrit word 'vinyasa' can be translated as "arranging or placing something in a special way" as with asanas.
Typically with vinyasa lessons, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one posture to the next. Often referred to as a moving meditation, it is a very subtle, beautiful, introspective practice. More so than a workout or exercise, the regular practitioner will not only benefit from open muscles and joints but also improved circulation, alleviated congestion in the organs and, in general, a peaceful, calmer and more grounded state of mind will start to emerge.
What People Have Been Saying
On November 25, 2015 Vicki said:
I had a fabulous yoga class last night at Healing Hands. A young lady from England named Sofie gave it and it was good. I like the more traditional Hatha style and she gave a good class.
On February 26, 2016 Daniel said:
I train MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and started to practice yoga in order to improve my balance and treat / prevent injuries. Sophie's style is great for these purposes. I regarded yoga as slow and soft, but the flow practice is dynamic and challenging. I've been to 4 classes and already can spot results in terms of body control. I'm sure this can be applied as a complement for many other sports as well as an end by itself.
On March 18, 2016 Cristi said:
I have been taking classes for three years here in Puerto Escondido and I find Sophie's class to be one of the best. I love her style, its very unique and fun. Love the music. I highly recommend her!
On March 25, 2016 Barbara said:
Did attend a pair of times to Yoga sessions with Sophie and it was hard but great. Wish I could stay in Puerto Escondido longer to practise more with her.
On March 25, 2016 Max said:
After having unsuccessfully tried to go for a morning class at another place nearby, we finally found CasaCorza Zicatela on our third day in PE. Both my step daughter and I were extremely pleased with the quality of Sophie's yoga session and we came back three times before leaving town. She is very knowledgable and attentive; her classes appear to be very popular and I counted 12 people and more every time we went. Nice setting under the palapa roof. Sit on the far end side and you will also be able to see the waves crashing on Zicatela beach.
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