Hello and Welcome
Hi, I'm Vernette -
Experienced, Senior Yoga Therapist and Continuing Education Provider.
Pilates, Fitness and Zumba Instructor, Reiki Master, Holistic Therapist and owner of Vernyoga, who is dedicated to helping you with your health and well-being.
Vernette offers you high quality, joyful flow yoga, slower alignment-based traditional hatha yoga, kundalini, yin yoga, pilates, mellow/chair yoga, pranayama, mindfulness and meditation, kirtan, pregnancy and baby yoga, Specialised Yoga Therapy for Long Covid / CFS, Perimenopause and Menopause, Fibromyalgia and back pain, Zumba, fitness and personal training, nutrition advice, massage, reiki and other therapies; 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 with physical active movement or a deeper connection through a more meditative, restorative or therapeutic approach, Vernette aspires to bring it all together for you.
'To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment' - Ralph Emerson
Core Flow or Hatha Flow - Are Vernette's main styles of yoga. A medium paced vinyasa flow style with some longer holds for strength, balance and pilates core work, all with the breath as the vital link throughout. Designed to offer a little challenge and empower you, whilst quietening the mind, using an intelligently sequenced series of postures and movements (asanas and vinyasas) that synchronise with the breath, making Savasana (relaxation) at the end, ever so sweet. The transitions are less linear, than some styles and making use of ever evolving alignment and anatomy knowledge as a primary tool for optimal strength and safety within the vinyasa-based practice, whilst still offering a class that is creative, informative, inclusive and playful with options to always modify, adapt and improvise as needed. Vernette is a menopause informed yoga and pilates instructor, so this life phase is very much supported within the practice as well as some classes being more sutable for those with back pain and arthritis.
A core flow class tends to have a bit more dynamo in the flow as well as sometimes more of a core focus than the hatha flow classes. Both are medium pace. The Core flow is moderate/strong in its level and Hatha flow is moderate. Any class described as mellow or slow flow on the timetable are gentle/moderate.
A reasonable level of fitness or mobility is required for the hatha/core flow classes (i.e. to be able to get up and down off the floor fairly easily), as some are active as opposed to just slow stretching. Although if you want to slow down or do more of a floor based practice, then we have the mellow, yin, chair, classic hatha and fusion classes on the timetable as well.
In all classes there are choices and options given, based on how you feel on the day, so can feel empowered in your practice to be able to back off when needed and do more when you can.
All classes are menopause supportive, as well as there being workshops / 1-2-1s for those recovering from illness/injury or needing a specialised therapeutic approach.
Vernette brings together all styles of Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Pilates, fitness, Zumba and bodywork that she has trained in for the past 20 years 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 remembers 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 an invaluable gift that our ancestors have given us. Yoga embodies unity of mind, body, breath; 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 -95 minute online live class: £10 Pay As You Go. £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 and booked for on the 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. Places must be prebooked. Thank you.
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*Also online wellbeing workshops will be popping up on menopause, 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