Working with Young Adults and Emotional Stress

Event type
CPD points


The day will be based on practices used in Fiona’s work with young adults. The morning will include an astanga yinyasa class following traditional teachings; exploration of different aspects of life from a young adult’s perspective including nature and nurture and finishing with yoga nidra used with children.

The afternoon will look at the nervous system, how patterns of use are seen on the physical body and how the nervous system protects itself when it’s under pressure. There will also be the opportunity to practice Likhita Japa, a wonderful form of meditation, working in Sanskrit from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. (Participants to bring a fine-nibbed black pen.)

Fiona Clarence has been a student of yoga for nearly 40 years. She has practised and studied many styles of yoga including: Vanda Scaravelli Yoga with Sophy Hoare; Viniyoga/TSYP with Paul Harvey, Sarah Ryan and Anne Hunter, and the Bihar School of Yoga with Swami Pragumurti, Swami Nirmal and our good friend Carol Godridge. Her general teaching style is traditional Hatha Yoga, with strong reference to breath work.

Fiona has two Yoga Diplomas from the 1980s, the first from the Yoga International School of which she is an Associate, and the second from FRYOG. She was a Tutor for FRYOG for six years.

Fiona is a great believer in sharing best practice with others, to keep her own studies and classes fresh and stimulating. She also holds qualifications in massage and has worked for 20 years in the private sector in an osteopathic clinic. Fiona teaches yoga in the Galleon Centre in Kilmarnock and runs day classes for the elderly through an organisation called the OIR (Opportunities in Retirement).

Fiona Clarence