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, 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, 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.
'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 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 and making use of new alignment and anatomy knowledge (Anatomy Trains / Leslie Kaminoff /Sadie Nardini / Jule 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 beginner to intermediate, from slow paced to more flowing, from prenatal to chair yoga. A reasonable level of fitness or mobility is required for SOME of the classes (to be able to get up and down off the floor fairly easily), as they're fairly active, flowing classes, rather than meditative or gentle stretching (except for yin, chair, classic hatha yoga and fusion classes which are more slower paced / gentle / suitable for complete beginners).
Vernette lost and maintained a 4stone weight loss and improved her health through yoga and has practiced and studied for 18years (and continues to study), to offer you a class that has a strong, anatomical alignment focus with assistance where appropriate. It's creative, informative, fun (with Vernette's slightly warped sense of humour!), energising and yet calming.
Vernette brings together all styles of Yoga, Pilates, fitness and bodywork that she has trained in and that has also brought her enjoyment personally as well as various fitness, dance and psychology trainings for a full round understanding of ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually.
Alongside yoga and Zumba / fitness classes, personal training, reiki, massage and relaxation therapies are also offered. Browse the website to learn more.
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)
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: 60-95minute online live yoga and fitness classes: £8 Pay As you Go, £46 for 6, £86 for 12
IN_PERSON: 75-95minute public group yoga classes: £12 Pay As You Go, £46 for 6, £86 for 12 (T&Cs apply to in-person bookings)
ZOOM: 50 minute Zumba online: £4
IN_PERSON: 50 minute Zumba: £6
Can be paid by bank transfer (or by Paypal on the prices page before attending class, but PLEASE be aware this incurs a FEE if paid by Paypal).
PLEASE DO NOT pay for classes until you have contacted Vernette to book in, as there may not be space at class and a pre-activity questionnaire (PARQ) will need to be submitted first. Thank you.
Other prices and for therapies and private sessions can be found on the prices page.
Vernyoga is currently running classes on Zoom only during lockdown
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Like to sing in the shower? Or the car? Always fancied a bit of meditation but find it hard to still the mind?
Then come and try KIRTAN & Sound Meditation - it's both. The yoga of mantra, sound, music and meditation.
You don't have to worry about being able to sing in tune or remember the words. It's a call and response, so the leader sings a sanskrit mantra and the group repeat it back. Accompanied by music, tabla or djembe drums, shruti, guitar and various other bits of percussion here and there, as well as giggles and lightheartedness - it's the easiest way to switch off the mind and get carried along to an uplifting feeling. Book in to come try it!
Every 4th Wednesday of the month 7.15-8.45pm in Weybridge £10 or deductible from your class pass.
This is part of the Pick n Mix Yoga Sessions every Wednesday (CURRENTLY ON HOLD)
Click timetable for more details.
'Grace, beauty, strength, energy and firmness adorn the body through yoga' Yoga Sutras III, 47 - 400 CE