Home2019-09-19T10:11:11+00:00

with Sophie Shenstone

Yoga re sculpts our mental/physical landscapes, releasing unhelpful patterns of thought along with limiting or damaging habits of posture and movement.

I practice and teach a flowing, breath-led, meditative style of hatha yoga, ….I love to creatively combine core strength and dynamic flow, with inner qualities of listening, non-competetiveness, and embodied enquiry…

Shen massage is holistic, intuitive bodywork, based on shiatsu, with elements of Thai yoga and deep tissue massage. I describe the treatment as “like having yoga done to you“; it is a sort of meditation for both participants, anchored in breath awareness and sensitivity of touch. Each treatment is individual, drawing from two decades of experience in Shiatsu, Yoga and Meditation.

 

STAY IN THE SHENYOGA LOOP with my monthly newsletter

YOGA

Hatha Yoga classes in/near Bath

I practice and teach a flowing, breath-led, meditative style of hatha yoga, across various classes in and around Bath from beginner to intermediate and multi level

Hatha Yogaclasses in/near Bath

LEARN MORE / BOOK NOW

Pregnancy

Yoga helps relieve many of the common discomforts of pregnancy; back pain, muscle stiffness, sluggish digestion, high blood pressure, water retention, varicosities, pelvic pain. Prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for birthing and motherhood, encouraging a optimum health with lower stress levels, and a sense of empowerment.

Pregnancy

LEARN MORE / BOOK NOW

Teen Yoga

Teaching mindfulness and yoga to teenagers - While many young people are well, vibrant and have a strong voice in the world today, yoga supports and helps those who do not, through simple tools that alleviate stress, relieve trauma and empower young people.

Teen Yoga

CLASSES COMING SOON

TeenYoga teaches yoga and mindfulness to teens. Sophie has recently qualified as a TeenYoga Teacher and  is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals and Independent Yoga Network.

LEARN MORE / BOOK NOW

MASSAGE

Shiatsu

Therapeutic massage drawing from Shiatsu (acupressure), deep tissue massage and Thai Yoga massage.

Shiatsu

pregnancy massage

LEARN MORE / BOOK NOW

Pregnancy Massage
and Acupressure for Labour

Drawing largely from shiatsu massage, focussing on nourishment and support. I can also run a session including your partner, to go through techniques and pressure points useful for labour, for pain relief, empowerment, and specific effects such as aiding dilation and encouraging labour.

Pregnancy Massage
and Acupressure for Labour

LEARN MORE / BOOK NOW

WORKSHOPS

Workshops

Shen Workshops are vary popular and tend to booked up quickly. They take place throughout the year at changing locations both nationally and internationally. For a list of upcoming workshops, events, holidays and retreats use the link here.

Workshops

LEARN MORE / BOOK NOW

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS – RETREATS

ShenYoga Facebook

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

1 day ago

ShenYoga

Forest bathing.....lie down on the soft spongy leaves....(warm coat)....look up.....and the pale winter sky falls into your eyes through the ebony branch bones...which look like the branching blood vessels at the back of your eyes....This is my present. ... See MoreSee Less

Forest bathing.....lie down on the soft spongy leaves....(warm coat)....look up.....and the pale winter sky falls into your eyes through the ebony branch bones...which look like the branching blood vessels at the back of your eyes....This is my present.

6 days ago

ShenYoga

Let it fall away.

Be the agent of your own unravelling...
Step in, unclothed,
To the waiting void, the warm, falling dark.
Become the earth and seeds of your own discovery...
Set it free...
Fine tune your ears.
The bare-branched trees are calling for a pause, For still-gathering, showing us how to curl in and unfold. Listen to the whispered dreams of the worlds below.
Set it free.

(Excerpt of poem from Nell Aurelia Admiral)

Bringing the strength of our connection to the earthly cycles into our yoga practice...Step out of the hysteria and hype of pervading social media, the tangles of our own life agendas and repeating stories...Find belonging in those slower, deeper rhythms, that resonate in the core and remind us of something half remembered that got lost amongst the unwanted presents and the dreams that were never our own. Go deep this Winter.

For yoga/meditation classes and workshops leading up towards Solstice, see www.shenyoga.co.uk
... See MoreSee Less

Let it fall away.

Be the agent of your own unravelling...
Step in, unclothed,
To the waiting void, the warm, falling dark.
Become the earth and seeds of your own discovery...
             Set it free...
Fine tune your ears.
The bare-branched trees are calling for a pause, For still-gathering, showing us how to curl in and unfold. Listen to the whispered dreams of the worlds below.
              Set it free.

(Excerpt of poem from Nell Aurelia Admiral)

Bringing the strength of our connection to the earthly cycles into our yoga practice...Step out of the hysteria and hype of pervading social media, the tangles of our own life agendas and repeating stories...Find belonging in those slower, deeper rhythms, that resonate in the core and remind us of something half remembered that got lost amongst the unwanted presents and the dreams that were never our own. Go deep this Winter.

For yoga/meditation classes and workshops leading up towards Solstice, see www.shenyoga.co.uk

4 weeks ago

ShenYoga

Boaty yoga flow resumes tomorrow 10.30-11.45am in Mount Pleasant Community Hall, almost opposite the Castle Inn, top of Bradford on Avon. Lovely light, warm space with nice shaped windows...Hope to see you there for some chilled stretchy vibes, core warming and inner journeying...please share the love... ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

ShenYoga

So what exactly do you get at a Shenyoga session? Yoga practice for me has gone beyond its Eastern roots...After 20 years of loving teaching and exploring, i have begun encorporating earth spirituality as it was expressed way back when our ancestors here in these lands also understood the power of the seasonal rhythms, and knew that water, trees, earth, air, rock are all doorways into the Infinite. In those days special calendar days didn't just have random dates attached to saints and celebrities! They linked intentionally with the cycle of the moon and sun, the seasonal transitions..."Everything breathes and turns in cycles..The moon, the stock market, our hearts, the seasons, the wheeling galaxies, all expand and contract with the rhythm of life..it is only by letting go into this truth that we awaken to that which is timeless....the ground of Being.." (Jack Kornfield) ... See MoreSee Less