Hello, my name is Olga Oakenfold.
I am an experienced Yoga Teacher and Instructor with a Classified Diploma from The British Wheel of Yoga (qualified in 2005).
I teach a variety of Yoga Classes and Workshops spanning all levels of ability and ages. Yoga classes take place online, at locations around Eastbourne, including Sports Clubs, Yoga Studios, and outdoors in Gildredge Park during the Summer Months.
I like my students to be inspired and to learn, to be open-minded and to explore all possibilities, to feel the connection between body, mind and breath, to grow and be creative with new ideas.
I have been practising yoga and meditation since 1994 with a range of influences on my teaching style including Classical Hatha, Iyengar and Anusara Yoga. I am qualified with The British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and have been teaching yoga since 2002. I believe in living life to the fullest, being true to yourself and being responsible for your own health and well-being. I enjoy teaching and sharing my experience through the journey of yoga as an inward search of finding the very best within us – our true nature.
In my classes and workshops you will be practising postures, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation. During lessons you will learn how to use breath and mindful alignment in the way you feel safe and supported in your practice as well as support your mental and emotional health. Also, I am a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK and Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice. I do fundraising events and teach Yoga in Gildredge Park during Summer time.
And I have a great collection of recorded yoga classes in my yoga Video Club.
“I was able to do ALL of the movements in your class and my back felt absolutely wonderful afterwards, the best it has felt for a year or more… thank-you so much for the wonderful class, I enjoyed every moment and felt able-bodied for the first time in ages!” – Paul from London.
"Yoga has been a lifelong practice for me. Attending Olga's classes in recent years has resulted in me, not only maintaining flexibility but gaining energy and physical strength. Olga's calm, warm disposition and joyful, vitality-filled method of teaching, also keeps me of happy and positive mind." – Ann from Eastbourne.
“Thanks for great workshop today. When I arrived my back was quite stiff and uncomfortable (and I thought 'oh dear' when you said we were doing back bends today!) but with your detailed advice and me being very careful with my alignment my back feels great now!” - Brenda from Eastbourne.
"The sessions are varied and well planned.
It is lovely to feel a sense of calm and focus especially at this time.
It is so nice to have a connection with friends all practicing at the same time in their own homes. Thank you Olga for these fantastic sessions I really appreciate what you are doing.
Wishing you good health and all best wishes,” - Tracey from Eastbourne.