Welcome to Helen Williams Yoga & Massage

Are you are looking to reduce tension, increase relaxation and to take some time to focus on you … then you are in the right place.

If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of Yoga, please click on the Yoga headings for more information.  I have experience of teaching Yoga to all levels and ages from classes at venues to more intimate groups of up to 4 from my studio at home and one to one sessions.

If you would like to be relaxed with Aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage treatments carried out in the studio, please click on the Massage heading for more information.


My Journey…

My aim is to promote a healthier lifestyle by introducing Yoga and Massage, as aids to reduce stress and tension that can accumulated on a physical level in the body and to encourage a connection to a more relaxed state to help on a mental level on a day to day basis.

I started practicing Yoga in 1999 with my Mum at Pam Trounce’s class in Rumney, as a result of the benefits and effects I experienced, and my life changing direction, I decided to train to become a Yoga Teacher.  I qualified following three years of study with Fay Beddowes through the British Wheel of Yoga in 2004 and have been teaching since.

Over the years my practice, experience and exploration of Yoga has deepened.  I have been inspired my many different teachers and teaching styles.  As a result the classes I teach are an eclectic mix of styles.  Mainly I am interested in encouraging movement of the body with greater awareness to free it up!

After completing my Yoga Teacher Training, I had the study bug and decided to train further as a massage therapist, in Aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage.  I completed basic Sports Massage training so know the techniques to delve a little deeper into problematic muscles.  I have been receiving the cumulative benefits of massage on a monthly basis for at least 10 years from my friend Jen Davies who also inspired me to train in giving massage treatments.

I have also studied and practiced Reiki levels 1 & 2.


Thank you for visiting my website and get in touch via the Contact page to book a session or obtain further information.

Best wishes, Helen.


 

Yoga

Yoga Classes

To book a place on one of the classes below please contact me

Days, times and costs of classes detailed below;
TRY YOUR FIRST CLASS FOR £5.00
DayTimeCostLocation
Monday9.45am to 11.15am
Limited to 8
Pay 5 weeks in advance £32.50Allt-Yr-Yn Lawn Tennis Club, 22 Allt-Yr-Yn Road, NP20 5EA
Monday6.15pm to 7.45pm
Limited to 8
Pay 5 weeks in advance £32.50 Allt-Yr-Yn Lawn Tennis Club, 22 Allt-Yr-Yn Road, NP20 5EA
Tuesday5.30pm to 6.30pmMembers only.Snap Fitness, Chepstow Rd.
Tuesday7.00pm to 8.30pmMembers onlyDylans Health Club, Celtic Manor.
Wednesday9.45am to 11.15am
Limited to 8
Pay 5 weeks in advance £32.50.
£7.00 drop in (if there's space).
Allt-Yr-Yn Lawn Tennis Club, 22 Allt-Yr-Yn Road, NP20 5EA
Wednesday7.30pm to 8.30pm
Gentle Yoga.
Reduction if booked in advance.
Pay 5 weeks in advance £25
£6.00 drop in.
Trinity Methodist Church, Lower Hall, Glasllwch Lane, Rogerstone, NP20 3PU
Thursday7.00pm to 8.30pm
Members onlyDylans Health Club, Celtic Manor.
Friday11.15am to 12.15Members onlyForum Health Club, Celtic Manor.

Yoga @ No.10

If you are interested in smaller and more intimate sessions these are available for up to four people from the cozy yoga studio at my home.  If you are looking for a class with less people and more focused sessions then please get in touch.  One to one sessions, tailored for you requirements e.g. to compliment another sport, like running or cycling.

Please note – I accept female clients for 1-2-1 sessions and male clients only on a referral basis from some one I already know.

To find our more about one to one classes please contact me


EVENT: Outdoor Yoga and Breakfast at The Café at Ridgeway

Early morning gentle yoga session outside, practicing Yoga surrounded by nature and taking in the views from the Ridgeway, followed by a Vegan breakfast at the café.

Times: Yoga at 8am at the top of Ridgeway, breakfast at 9am in the café buffet style healthy breakfast.

Dates: 22nd June, 20th July and 10th August.
Cost: £12.50
Booking: please contact the Ridgeway café to book on 07980 545242


British wheel of Yoga certified Yoga Teacher

Massage

Massage Treatments Pricing

  • Full Body Aromatherapy Massage : 1 hour – £30
  • Half Body Aromatherapy Massage – e.g. Back, neck and shoulder: 25 minutes – £15
  • Indian Head Massage: 35 minutes – £20

Please Note: I only accept female clients for massage sessions and male clients only on a referral basis from some one I already know.


What is massage…?

For me massage is a non-verbal way of communicating and it provides important physical contact to convey warmth, reassurance and calmness to the body. It is a sequence of hand movements and pressures over the muscular structure of the body.


What to expect and the benefits of a massage…

Our initial meeting will begin with a full consultation (at no extra cost).

The benefits of receiving a massage include:- loosening of tight muscles and relief from muscular tension.  It stimulates blood circulation bringing fresh blood supply and oxygen to muscles, relieving any aches and pains.  Overall a massage balances, relaxes and provides a sense of well-being.

The massages will be conducted on a comfortable massage couch, or chair for Indian Head, with soothing music and soft lighting.

Massage offers a cumulative relaxing effect and in my experience, it can take up to three sessions to fully appreciate the benefits.

Please note: Some medical conditions contra-indicate massage as it may adversely affect you, on occasion I will request a Doctors approval before commencing a massage.


Treatments available…

The following massage treatments are available from my Home studio in Newport.

Aromatherapy Massage –  A relaxing or stimulating massage, designed to increase blood through to the surface of the skin and the muscles beneath. Using a blend of oils specifically chosen to suit your requirements and how you are on the day.

Options Available:

    • Full body Aromatherapy Massage – 1 hour
    • Half body Aromatherapy Massage – 25 minutes

Indian Head Massage – you will remain seated, it is a dry massage (no oils) of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face.  This is a deeply relaxing massage.

Options Available:

    • Indian Head Massage – 35 minutes.

Additional Training – I have recently undertaken several advanced massage courses, which have given me specific techniques to help with lower back, neck and shoulder tightness/discomfort.

Please get in touch via the contact page to book.


Somatics

Upcoming workshop – Outdoor Yoga with Breakfast and Somatic Movement Workshop.

The Power of Moving from Centre: An Introduction to Somatic Movement.

In this 2.5 hour workshop, David and Amanda of Radiant Star Yoga will introduce you to Somatic Movement.
They will lead you through some simple and effective Somatic Movement Sequences that bring awareness to the Somatic ‘core’ of your body – the lower back, the waist muscles and the abdomen.
With increased awareness we can distribute effort more efficiently through the whole musculature, enhancing co-ordination and bringing grace to our movement.
We will then bring this new-found power into functional movement to get up off the floor and move in a gentle, yet dynamic dance flow.

Come and learn the power of moving from your centre: the only requirement is that you can get down to the floor and back up again!

Your teachers David and Amanda are both experienced Somatic Movement Teacher Trainers.
Amanda has been teaching various forms of Somatic Movement since 2007, David since 2008. As well as being Somatic Movement Teacher Trainers they are both trained as Aerial Yoga Teachers and Trainers, Gentle Somatic Yoga Teachers and Nia & Nia 5 Stages Teachers.
David is also a Clinical Somatic Educator.

Venue: Trinity Methodist Church
Date: Saturday 29th June
Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm (there will be an additional 30 minutes for tea/coffee and a chat afterwards)
Cost: £20
How to pay: Cash or via bank transfer to Helen.

Use the Contact form to book or alternatively give me a call on 0797 353 4483 .


What is Somatic Movement?

Somatic movement is system of movement that was created by Thomas Hanna.

It incorporates a range of movements designed to address neuro-muscular imbalances in any tight muscles in your body. These gentle exercises encourage a lengthening and re-education through voluntarily contracting and releasing tight/held muscles, and will help you connect your mind to your body and improve movement in your body as a whole. It is deeply effective and relaxing!

I have completed two sets of training in teaching Somatic Movements and currently teach Somatic movements within my Yoga classes, to encourage a greater awareness to how the body moves.

Contact

Feel free to get in contact with me.

For enquiries about Yoga Classes or Massage contact me on 0797 353 4483 or send me an email using the form below:-

Please note – I accept female clients for 1-2-1 sessions of yoga & massage appointments, and male clients only on a referral basis from some one I already know.