Mindfulness & Yoga in Guildford & online. Boost resilience & restore your natural ease & vitality. Small, inclusive groups. Classes, workshops, courses & individual tuition. Mindfulness in Schools.
"Be easy, take your time, you are coming home to yourself."
Welcome! I'm Amy McMillan, teacher of mindfulness & yoga in Surrey since 2012. These powerful practices can help you to reduce stress, build resilience & find more balance in your life. For those committed to going deeper, we create space for greater self-awareness, purpose, connection & joy.
I create a nurturing space that enables you to experience greater wellbeing in mind & body. I have a gentle, light-hearted teaching style & I work with small groups to ensure individual support. I have a special interest in cultivating resilience & compassion. I also have a deep love of nature & enjoy guiding others to reconnect with the natural world.
My classes are friendly & inclusive. All body types, races, genders & religions are welcome. Concessions are available for those with limited finances.
Classes are deeply relaxing, mindful & breath-focused. They gently create space & strength in body & mind, balancing the nervous system & enabling us to reconnect with our natural sense of peace. They are ideal for stress relief & boosting resilience.
Classes combine flowing sequences with static postures. We focus on mindfully connecting with the breath while improving body awareness. We finish with restorative stretching & a calming guided relaxation.
Modern yoga is sometimes taught as just an exercise class, or a way of bypassing and avoiding difficult thoughts & feelings. The mindfulness element in my classes encourages us to be open to all aspects of life with kindness & curiosity, rather than searching to fix or distract ourselves.
Everybody is welcome - you do not have to be slim, fit, flexible or strong to join a class. I have a warm, gentle teaching style & I am able to design & adapt classes according to your individual needs. I offer modifications & encourage you to listen to your own body with kindness.
I run highly practical mindfulness workshops & courses designed to introduce newcomers to mindfulness & to help experienced practitioners refresh & deepen their practice.
Mindfulness means paying attention to thoughts, feelings & sensations in the present moment with curiosity & kindness. It sounds simple but a commitment to regular practice is needed. We gradually train our attention so that we are able experience the present moment more fully, instead of being caught up in our busy minds. Regular practice of mindfulness is scientifically proven to create long-term improvements in resilience, emotional & physical health, & happiness.
Compassion is an important element of my work as developing a kind & accepting attitude towards ourselves is key to better health & wellbeing.
I run a variety of mindfulness workshops & courses designed to increase self-awareness, resilience & vitality. These skills enable us to survive & thrive in these challenging times.
"Thank you for providing such a wonderful space of calm and stillness."
Melinda - Online Student
"I just wanted to thank you for for introducing me to yoga. Before starting your course I thought yoga wasn’t for me because I was far from a flexible person, but your approach & your kindness made me change my mind.
I have enjoyed these years of classes very much, & I will definitely miss it, especially your calming voice."