with Alicia Waters
Movement & Breath for All Levels
Hello! I am a 500 hour certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher, who is currently calling Cornwall my home. I began teaching in 2010 and I've since had the privilege of sharing yoga with diverse students all over the globe. Originally from Virginia, I traveled extensively with Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Programs as faculty instructor for several years before settling in the UK.
My husband and I received a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) as a wedding gift in 2015, and on that fateful day, my love of SUP Yoga was born. I enjoy sharing this amazing sport in one-to-one lessons, so if you're interested - email me below!
In my classes, I aim for clear instruction that is accessible to all bodies. I'm also passionate about weaving in the philosphical teachings of a yoga in a way that's relatable to modern practitioners. My recipe for a great yoga class is to combine intelligent sequencing with consistent focus on the breath, then add total self-acceptance, a bit of inspiration, and just a dash of sweat ;)
Regular classes are currently suspended - sorry!
Outdoor one-to-one sessions are available, please contact Alicia (at the bottom of this page).
This page will be updated as classes are re-scheduled so check back soon.
Mondays 9:30 - 11am
at Una Resort in Carbis Bay
Tuesdays 2 - 3pm
at Garbo House in Penzance
Women's Meditation Circle - £5
**starts again on Feb. 18**
Tuesdays 4:30 - 6pm
at Inner Space in Newlyn
Gentle Flow + Meditation
Wednesdays 6 - 7:30pm
at Inner Space in Newlyn
• £8 per class (unless otherwise noted) - mats and props are provided
• all classes are offered on a drop-in basis (no pre-booking required)
• one-to-ones available, email below
What is Vinyasa Flow Yoga, exactly?
Vinyasa Flow is a creative style of yoga in which poses are repeated for consistency and progress, but no two classes are the same. "Vinyasa" means "linking" - the poses are linked together in a flow and the movement is linked with the breath. It also means "to put or place in a special way" which reflects the fact that what we're doing is not simply movement for movement's sake (although that's good too, in a different context!) Instead, the movement in Vinyasa yoga is used in a mindful way to help to develop awareness of the body on all levels (physical, mental, emotional, energetic) and to focus the mind so that your attention becomes accustomed to anchoring itself in the present moment.
Are the classes suitable for my level?
The classes are designed to be all levels. That said, the dynamic classes are so named for a reason! You don't have to be flexible or super strong - if you're looking to get your heart rate up and move a bit, you'll be right at home in the dynamic class. If you're more attracted to a softer, more meditative practice, Gentle Flow will be perfect for you. In either class, you're welcome to rest at any time or skip any movements that aren't working for your body.
Please note, these classes are not meant to be therapeutic for individual conditions, so if you're working with injuries that are currently causing you pain or that restrict your range of motion, best to email me first (below). If you have a medical condition and you're not sure how it will respond to yoga, please ask your doctor before attending a class.
What is a Meditation Circle?
The women's meditation circle is a place to explore meditation in a supportive, relaxed environment. We will learn about different styles of meditation and practice sitting together for 20-30 minutes at a time, leaving room at the end for sharing and discussion.
If you've always wanted to start meditating, but haven't been able to stick to it; if you would love to develop a meditation habit so you can have a steady home practice; if you have questions or frustrations regarding your practice and don't know who to ask; or if you would simply enjoy practicing in good company - this is the perfect place for you!
What is the Yin / Restorative monthly class like?
Yin Yoga is a style that uses long-held postures to unravel unnecessary tension in the connective tissues of the body where pent-up stress can hide. Restorative Yoga uses gentle postures supported by lots of props to coax the nervous system into a state of deep rest where healing and rejuvenation can happen. These two forms of yoga pair well together because they nourish the body at every level (physical, mental, energetic, and emotional). This type of practice is an excellent counterpart to a more dynamic flow class and can help to counterbalance the busy-ness and stress of daily life.
What if I have an injury, I'm nervous about joining a group class, or the times don't work for me?
Consider a one-to-one lesson. We can go over the basics of a Vinyasa practice with plenty of time to find what works for your body, ask any questions that you have, and address how to modify the practice if needed. Email below to inquire.
How will I know if class is cancelled?
Make sure you're on the mailing list below! If I haven't sent out an email, class is happening as scheduled. You can always email me to check as well.