YOGA
QI GONG
EMBODIED MOVEMENT

“I have attended a retreat with Hayley, as well as online yoga and Qi Gong workshops. She is a talented, experienced and compassionate teacher. Her classes are easy to follow, enjoyable and rich in knowledge and content. No matter how tired and stiff I start her class, I always leave feeling, grounded, centred, light and open.  Thank you for inspiring me.”

Jane Gooding, UK

hayley north yoga teacher

The yoga practice that I share is grounded in the principles of the work of Vanda Scaravelli. In this approach, we have three constant companions on whom we place our focus and attention – gravity, the breath and the spine.

Classes, Workshops & Retreats

Weekly Five Element Qi Gong class online via Zoom, Mondays 9.30am-10.30am. Please email me to discuss joining.

I currently offer Yoga via one to one private sessions online. Email me directly to book.

My next live and in person Yoga workshop is October 5th in Hertofordshire. Contact Jackie Barker for bookings.

You can also find me sharing Yoga and Qi Gong on various retreats. Keep an eye on my home page for links to those.

The Practice
This way of working is suitable for all bodies and provides an intelligent framework to take into any other practice. Whilst undoing tension and habitual conditioning in the body, we find not only an increased feeling of integration and wholeness in the physical body, it also allows us to release held emotional tension and strengthens our sense of connection.

Classes can be dynamic, flowing, still and more internal, working with classical asanas, creative movement, pranayama and meditation. It depends on what I am currently exploring in my own practice, the needs of the group, the weather – many factors that can determine the form of a lesson. They are also inspired by my background in dance and other movement disciplines such as Feldenkrais, Gyrokinesis/Gyrotonics, Continuum, Body Mind Centering, and Gaga.

I also find great fulfilment in working individually and in the retreat environment, where there is the opportunity to go deeper. To find out more about how to work with me and for up and coming workshops or events contact me directly here.

​My initial background is in dance, from my early years to training at professional level.

I have practiced Yoga, Qi Gong and Meditation since 1999 and went on to complete a three year Yoga teacher training at Natural Bodies 2003-2006. I was fortunate during this time to be introduced to many inspiring teachers such as Gary Carter, Diane Long, Sophie Hoare, Liz Warrington, Elizabeth Pauncz, Pete Blackaby, Monica Voss, and to John Stirk, with whom I have studied consistently for over 20 years. More recently I have also been working with Sandra Sabatini and Michal Havkin on intensive retreats in Italy.

“After practising Iyengar Yoga for decades I felt that I needed a new approach to yoga. During 12 days of intensive practice with Hayley in Goa, I discovered a whole new way of expressing myself through yoga, and a new approach to the asanas.

I immediately felt an enormous amount of trust with Hayley, she has the capacity to be sensitive and at the same time strong. Her ability to see you and guide you deeper into your own body is absolutely extraordinary and she very lovingly helped my body to unfold and blossom.”

Ida, Retreat Participant & Yoga Teacher, DK

“Over many years practice with Hayley has led me consistently, intelligently and skilfully through a full embodied enquiry into my own state of being. Each practice is an experiential delight where I am opened up, revealed and transformed to my deepest essence

Lynette, Student & Yoga Teacher, UK

“The weekly Qi Gong class always makes me feel refreshed and energised. It helps me be more in tune with my body and nature.

CS