MARIE WILLIAMS YOGA

Yoga Teacher and Trainee Yoga Therapist (2021-23)

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ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Marie. I teach a variety of group yoga classes in Norwich, Norfolk and online. My work in Yoga Therapy specialises in working 1-1 with clients, offering tailored therapeutic yoga sessions that meet both physical and mental health needs. I also offer 1-1 yoga tuition for students who wish to begin a yoga practice or develop an existing one. I am a trained Chair Yoga teacher, available for 1-1 chair sessions or group classes. I offer corporate workplace yoga classes to businesses in Norwich - please enquire if you wish to bring yoga into your workplace and offer this wellbeing service to your staff. I am also available for one-off private events, such as hen parties.

 

My group yoga classes are about connecting with your body and mind through mindful explorative movement and flows, weaving breath work and mindful reflections throughout. They hold space for a time to return home to yourself and find your way back to a grounded centre. I aim to create an environment that balances our busy, fast-paced, demanding lives, with the opportunity to tend to your nervous system and support the release of  accumulated physical and mental tensions through the yogic powers of self-regulation. 

I specialise in the movement disciplines of Vinyasa & Yin yoga.

I love to teach free-flowing, fluid movement, as an embodied form of inquiry and connection to self. I am also fascinated by movement's effects on the brain and both our physical and mental health. I teach a range of flow classes; from more gentle and mindfully guided flows, to more energetic and dynamic vinyasa style classes that explore new ways to move with creative sequences. The intention always remains the same; to reconnect to your body and self through movement. 

My love for the practice of Yin yoga stems from learning myself the need to slow down and work with my nervous system and the release of accumulated physical or mental tension. I am passionate about the focus of the nervous system in my approach; combining Yin poses with an opportunity to reset, reflect, restore and release. 

My passion to support people’s physical and mental health through their relationship with body, breath, and mind, has led me towards training in Yoga Therapy. From 2021-2023 I will be training to become a qualified Yoga Therapist with The Minded Institute. It is my deepest passion to work with groups and individuals to reduce or manage suffering and promote health and wellbeing through the application of the principles and practices of yoga. I strongly believe yoga is a tool to heal and manage our lives, troubles and traumas.

 

JOIN A CLASS

Group Classes in Norwich and Norfolk

The Painted Barn, Barnham Broom

Monday

09.15-10.15AM

Mindful Morning Flow - All Levels

Anteros, Magdalen Street

Monday
5.45-6.45PM
'Beginners & Beyond' Yoga

Monday

7-8.15PM
Dynamic Vinyasa Flow

Not Suitable for Beginners

Norwich Yoga Central

Tuesday

6-7PM

Mindful Flow - Mixed Level

Acle Recreation Centre

Wednesday

1.45-2.45PM

Chair Yoga

Happy OM

Friday 22nd July & Friday 23rd September

6-8PM

YIN: Release & Restore

See below for more details

Outdoor Yoga @ The Plantation Gardens, Norwich

Friday

8-9AM

Mindful Morning Flow - All Levels

MINI-RETREATS

Next Date: Summer Yoga Brunch 16th July *see below*

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JOIN A CLASS

Group Classes in Norwich and Norfolk

The Painted Barn, Barnham Broom

Monday

09.15-10.15AM

Mindful Morning Flow - All Levels

Anteros, Magdalen Street

Monday
5.45-6.45PM
'Beginners & Beyond' Yoga

Monday

7-8.15PM
Dynamic Vinyasa Flow

Not Suitable for Beginners

Norwich Yoga Central

Tuesday

6-7PM

Mindful Flow - Mixed Level

Acle Recreation Centre

Wednesday

1.45-2.45PM

Chair Yoga

Happy OM

Friday 23rd September

6-8PM

YIN: Release & Restore

See below for more details

Outdoor Yoga @ The Plantation Gardens, Norwich

Friday (Until end of September)

8-9AM

Mindful Morning Flow - All Levels

MINI-RETREATS

Next Date: TBC

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Yin: Release & Restore
Friday 23rd September, 6-8PM
@ Happy OM Studio, Norwich

Drawing on the principles and practices of Yin yoga, these classes will explore releasing tension in the body and mind through long-held yin poses & somatic movement.

Regulating the nervous system with mindfulness & breath work on a journey towards a deeply restorative relaxation response, promoting health & wellbeing.

FLOW & MOVEMENT PRACTICES

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My approach ranges from mindful, slow and sensuous to exploring more dynamic and creative ways of moving. Movement that connects to, and is guided by, your breath and energy, moving in and out of places and shapes with fluidity and ease.

 

More dynamic classes may explore movement sequences that present challenges, test mobility, range of motion, flexibility and strength, always guided from a place of intention.

 

Join me and explore your beautiful body and all the magical ways it can move.

YIN & RESTORATIVE PRACTICES

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I aim to create a space that allows you to press pause on the rest of the world and reset and restore.


Through gentle, still, long-held supported poses, weaving in mind-body practices; we create an environment to support and nourish the nervous system and allow your body and mind to trust in the release of deep-rooted tension in the physical, emotional and energetic body.


Join me to rest, restore and release.

MY CLASSES

Learn more about the classes and styles of yoga I teach

CLASS REVIEWS

I found Marie after trying several different yoga classes in a bid to find the teacher I was looking for. A teacher who could mix physical challenge, yogi fluff (mindfulness, relaxation, mantra, readings etc.) with a genuine, empowering and inspiring personality. I found it all. I was lucky to have Marie's classes as part of my routine before COVID hit but the familiarity and connection it provided during lockdown was invaluable. We now have such brilliant options to practice with Marie; online, studio and when the sun shines outdoor. She has adapted her classes perfectly to these changing times and is responsive to feedback around this. 
I highly recommend Marie's classes. Come join :)

Marie's classes have been one of the most positive impacts on my life. She is always highly engaged, with clear guidance on how to move throughout the class which has helped significantly in my yoga journey. I'm always raving to my friends about my amazing yoga instructor, as the best one I ever known! I always walk away from a class feeling fulfilled and happily challenged. Plus Marie is lovely and fun too!

I spent a lot of time researching different styles of yoga practice - I was looking for something that would support my musculoskeletal issues as well as my overall health and well-being being and my anxious mind. I found Marie’s Saturday morning practice which incorporates Yin Yoga and Journalling. This is the perfect class for me; it enables me to easily transition from “working week” to “weekend”, to be completely present without distraction and to carry that mindfulness through into the week. The option of joining online via Zoom has been welcome when I’ve not been able to attend the studio in person. Marie is a very warm, generous and knowledgeable teacher and I felt completely at ease the moment I met her.

 
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ON-DEMAND YOGA

 

PRACTICE WITH ME ON-DEMAND.
ANY TIME, ANYWHERE.

Subscribe to access my online library of recorded classes on-demand, with new classes added weekly, for just £24 a month - that's £6 a week!


On-demand means you can practice with me when it suits you.
Any time, anywhere. Just grab your laptop or phone and you're set to go.

Every week I add a range of new classes, giving you access to a huge library of classes to choose from at any one time: short practices, long practices, dynamic practices, gentle practices, morning practices, evening practices - offering you a variety of practices to suit your needs, mood and time scale. Along with guided meditations, breath practices and yoga nidras.

I also invite your own requests for classes you would like to see added to support your home practice needs.

This platform makes it easier to fit in yoga around work and other commitments. It also means I don't feel guilty if I miss a class because I know that I can do sessions at my own convenience - with a teacher I like. The classes are also really enjoyable, and I feel that I gain something from each one - whatever length it is.

Claire

This platform is just what I needed. My schedule often means I cant attend a class or am just too tired. This gives me the class experience at the time for me as many times as I can fit in. They are just like live classes and I forget that I am not going to say goodbye when we are done. Perfect combined with my weekly in person class.

Joy

I have access to my favourite classes and I can listen to the voice of my amazing teacher's guidance, which makes my practice more comfortable than practicing with other yoga platforms.

Zorica

 

PRIVATE CLASSES

Yoga tailored to your needs

 

I currently work with 1-1 students for a variety of reasons;
from beginning a yoga practice to developing a home practice,
working towards a particular goal or to accommodate individual needs.


As a trainee yoga therapist, I specialise in tailoring sessions for anyone struggling with physical or mental illness; creating a practice that helps you manage and support your condition through a holistic, person-centred approach to health and healing that puts the power back in your hands.

I am also passionate about working with anyone who wants to stay active and mobile in every day life, including anyone who needs to accommodate their practice to suit age, disability or injury.

As well as the physical benefits, you may wish to work 1-1 to focus on your meditation, breath & mindfulness practices. Finding a moment of pause to balance your busy, fast-paced, demanding life or to help bring gratitude and joyfulness into your life during difficult times. 

1-1 or small private group classes can take place: 

  • Online

  • The Yoga Tree, All Saints Green

  • Your own home, depending on location


If you're interested in private sessions, please get in touch to discuss how we can work together and a for a quote.

*Prices start at £35*

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PRIVATE CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

What private clients have said about their experience

I've always found it difficult to open up about my physical issues, but after attending Marie's classes for a few months, which I found really beneficial, I decided to share these issues with Marie and book a one-to-one class as a trial. I am so glad I did. Marie has been understanding, non-judgemental and brilliant at helping me to address these issues through our yoga practice. I have made more significant improvements with Marie over 6 months than I have during several years of physiotherapy and I cannot express how grateful I have been for this.
Marie is an excellent teacher and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone who is even remotely considering practicing yoga for any reason.

Weekly Client

Marie's 1-1 sessions are very soothing and calming, as is her presence. 
I always look forward to each session, where I feel like I am in another dimension for one hour.
During a six-week programme, her well-organized and tailored sessions gave me the opportunity to dive deeper into yoga philosophy, experience it and apply it to my everyday life. Her teachings gave me a totally new perception of my body, my emotions, thoughts and the world around me.
Contemplating on yoga principles after each session helped me to deal with my anxiety, my self doubts and gave me the opportunity to go deeper within myself and find feelings of happiness and contentment with the way I am here and now, no matter the circumstances.

Six-Week Programme

OTHER SERVICES

PRIVATE EVENTS
INCLUDING:
HEN PARTY YOGA IN YOUR RENTED ACCOMMODATION

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CORPORATE OR WORKPLACE YOGA CLASSES

 

RETREATS

Take a look at where you can join me in the UK and abroad with award winning retreat company 'Adventure Yogi'

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Cornwall

Yoga, Walking

& Surf Adventures

1st - 4th October

4th - 8th October

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