Hello and Welcome
Hi, I'm Vernette -
Experienced, Senior Yoga Teacher and Continuing Education Provider, Pilates, Fitness and Zumba Instructor, Reiki Master, Therapist and owner of Vernyoga, who is dedicated to helping you with your health, well-being and personal growth.
Vernette offers you high quality, joyful, energetic flow yoga, slower alignment-based traditional hatha yoga, kundalini, yin yoga, pilates, mellow/chair yoga, pranayama, meditation, kirtan, pregnancy and baby yoga, Specialised Yoga Therapy for Long Covid / CFS, peri-menopause and menopause, Fibromyalgia and back pain, Zumba, fitness and personal training, nutrition advice, massage, and reiki; through online and in-person classes, workshops, retreats and private sessions and courses in Weybridge, Byfleet, Addlestone, Chertsey, Thorpe nr Egham and throughout Surrey. It's Vernette's aim to be able to offer diversity through yoga and other forms of movement and make it accessible to all, no matter what your needs or preferences are - whether it's physical through movement or a deeper connection through a more meditative or restorative approach, Vernette aspires to bring it all together for you.
Workshop with Leah Bracknell in 2015
'To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment' - Ralph Emerson
Earth Core Flow Yoga - Is Vernette's signature flow style of yoga class. A Hatha - vinyasa FLOW style with some longer holds for strength, balance, pilates core work, all with the breath as the vital link throughout. Designed to challenge the body and empower you, whilst quietening the mind, using an intelligently sequenced series of postures and movements (asanas and vinyasas) that synchronize breath in a continual flow making Savasana (relaxation) at the end, ever so sweet. The transitions are less linear, than some styles, making use of ever evolving alignment and anatomy knowledge (Anatomy Trains / Leslie Kaminoff /Sadie Nardini / Jules Mitchell) of myofascial muscle meridians as a primary tool for optimal strength and safety within the vinyasa-based practice. Working organically from strong foundations (EARTH) up through the CORE to ignite our physical, mental and spiritual potential to leave you energised, calm and back to your true SELF.
On the Vernyoga timetable, there are many styles of yoga and movement to choose and ways to practice; from gentle to moderate-strong, slow paced to more flowing suitable for beginners or those with some epxerience. A reasonable level of fitness or mobility is required for SOME of the hatha flow classes (to be able to get up and down off the floor fairly easily), as some are fairly active as opposed to just gentle stretching. Although if you like less dynamo in your flow and want more chill, we have the mellow, yin, chair, classic hatha and fusion classes on the timetable which are more slower paced / gentle / meditative).
Vernette lost and maintained a 4stone weight loss and improved her health through yoga and has practiced and studied for 19years (and continues to study), to offer you a class that has a strong, anatomical alignment focus with assistance where appropriate. It's creative, informative, playful, energising and yet calming. If you're looking for yoga to work for you too, YOU have to commit to a consistent practice.
Vernette brings together all styles of Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Pilates, fitness, Zumba and bodywork that she has trained in and that has also brought her enjoyment personally as well as psychology trainings for a full round understanding of ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually.
What makes a great teacher? Two answers from my teachers
“A great yoga teacher embodies the qualities of humility, integrity, patience, knowledge and humour. They are on the path, working on themselves, so they can be a lighthouse for consciousness.” Katy Appleton (appleyoga.com)
“A good yoga teacher is a practitioner not a performer. Always have the time to help, adjust or give instruction in breath work as well as asana and remember to get off the mat. A great teacher needs the eye, the hand, and most importantly, the heart.” Anne-Marie Newland (sun-power-yoga.co.uk)
"A good teacher remains student"
Yoga is not tied to any religion. Yoga is an invaluable gift that our ancestors have given us. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature; an holistic approach to health and well being. Click above to learn the history and origins of yoga. Check out the resources, articles and blog pages to find out how Yoga helped Vernette and how it can help you too!
MEN! also check it out to find out why yoga is not just for women!
"Man is ill because he is never still." Paracelsus 14th Century Physician
Current class prices:
ZOOM YOGA: 60 minute online live class: £10 Pay As You Go. 95minute online live class: £10 PAYG
£46 for 6, £86 for 12
ZOOM CIRCUITS: 60 minute £6 PAYG
ZOOM ZUMBA: 50 minute £4 PAYG £46 for 12, £86 for 24
IN_PERSON YOGA: 75-95minute public group yoga classes: £12 Pay As You Go, £46 for 6, £86 for 12 (T&Cs apply to in-person bookings)
IN_PERSON ZUMBA: 50 minute Zumba: £6
Can be paid by bank transfer on website timetable
PLEASE DO NOT pay for classes until you have filled in the health questionnaire and received reply.
NO DROP-INS TO IN PERSON CLASSES as there will be no space due to covid restrictions. Thank you.
Other prices and for therapies and private sessions can be found on the prices page.
*Also online wellbeing workshops will be popping up on menopause, covid & long covid/chronic fatigue, back pain and other topics/issues as requested.
'Grace, beauty, strength, energy and firmness adorn the body through yoga' Yoga Sutras III, 47 - 400 CE