Yoga at SWEAT Southsea


More than just a series of postures, this 2000-year-old practice combines breathing, movements and mediation (just to start) to raise our awareness of our behaviour and increase our wellbeing.

The health benefits of yoga are endless. And the best part? Absolutely everyone can enjoy yoga.

Traditionally starting with a few moments to focus on yourself, a Yoga class or session will provide an opportunity to really listen to what your body is telling you.

With a series of asanas or postures the body is challenged in strength, flexibility and endurance. We feel this is a great metaphor for life!

Who doesn’t need to maintain a good posture during difficult times for sustained periods? At your desk or during that marathon training?

Using clinical knowledge, expert training and with a sense of fun – Sam can design a programme specifically for you. This personal practice could complement your morning coffee to wake up your body and prepare it for the challenges of the day. The wonderful combination of breathing through the movements helps create more relaxed breathing patterns to assist with relaxation, dysfunctional breathing and to lower stress. This also has huge implications for better sleep!

Yoga is a challenge that you can set yourself and can be ramped up to any level to really push your physical boundaries and challenge barriers we place in our mind.

We believe that yoga should promote smiles, so expect to grin through your challenges with a light-hearted approach. 

1-1 Yoga

1-1 Yoga is available at SWEAT Southsea's on Tuesday's and are £35.

Sam is a specialist physiotherapist with eight years’ experience. Sam qualified with an MSc in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia and got straight to work in the NHS for six years, eventually becoming a Lead Physiotherapist across musculoskeletal, surgical and respiratory specialisms. During this time, Sam also worked in private practice looking after patients suffering from persistent pain and whiplash injuries. Sam's extensive experience in Wellbeing has led her to take care of those with persistent pain, post-operative conditions, and dysfunctional breathing to endurance athletes, Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes.

Sam moved full time into private practice two years ago and has loved every minute! Now, having moved back to the South Coast, Sam is delighted to offer her services at SWEAT Southsea. During her career, Sam has added Pilates Instructor, Yoga Teacher and Special Interest in Spinal Health with cognitive functional therapy to her training. Sam's broad, holistic experience means that she is able to look after people, not just their conditions and she prides herself on quality treatments that are also enjoyable. Sam is a member of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine and the Australian Physiotherapy And Pilates Institute.