Vera has been practicing yoga since 1992 and teaching from 2004. She holds teaching diplomas from British Wheel of Yoga, Birthlight, Yoga Therapy Diploma (YC) and children teaching training from Special Yoga Centre. Vera has extensive training in meditation and mindfulness practices. She also trained as a Doula with Dr Michel Odent.
Vera’s primary focus now is on developing holistic therapeutic approach that supports each woman on her unique journey (issues with female health, postnatal recovery, pregnancy, fertility, menopause) with the use of yoga and other complimentary practices that she picked up along the way.
Vera teaches regular group classes on Mondays in online format (well-woman yoga, postpartum, fertility and pregnancy) as well as having 1-2-1 yoga therapy with clients (both online and face to face in her clinic) who require a developed of more specific programme that can address their specific concerns.
Baby yoga courses are run every half term in Seaford,East Sussex and surrounding areas. Suitable for all babies from around 8 weeks up to crawling. People often say this is the most beneficial and enjoyable and fun course they do with their baby. You both get to enjoy memorable songs whilst stretching and relaxing. Sensory aids such as baby yoga balls and colourful scarves to encourage movement. Fantastic to encourage movement, fine and gross motorskills, healthy brain development with brain gym movements, moves to help digestion and joint relaxation at the end with sensory lights. Parents get to remove post natal aches and pains with restorative post natal recovery exercises. Photos and home-made cakes at the final week. Very baby friendly and parents dip in and out to feed, cuddle and have the option to use baby yoga dolls should their baby sleep. Yoga packs provided and a recording sent if you miss a week. Baby massage classes also offered in Seaford and Newhaven.
Réka started practicing yoga at the age of 16 in the Maheshwarananda tradition. After her PhD studies at Oxford University and the birth of her 3 children she initially trained with Dr. Francoise Freedman in 2003 (level 1, London) then in 2005 (level 2, Budapest). Since 2003 Réka has taught pregnancy yoga continuously. In these 20 years, working with literally thousands of expectant mums, she has been passionate about helping them find trust, balance and love in their bodies – especially during pregnancy, at birth and in the postnatal period.
She is also a qualified doula, perinatal consultant, birth class educator, certified to teach yoga and ayurveda. She has taught one of the most popular birth preparation classes (in Hungary), and has attended births as a doula both at home and in hospitals. In the meantime, She has also taught womb-centred (well-woman) yoga and ayurveda practices for women of all ages.
In 2020 she returned to the UK to continue teaching in Chipping Norton, close to Oxford.
I run small prenatal and postnatal recovery classes from my studio in Wye near Ashford in Kent. I am currently running online prenatal and postnatal classes but am hoping to also resume studio classes very soon.