Helen Cooper

Trauma-informed Yoga

“Yoga is… a science of wellbeing, a science of youthfulness, a science of integrating body, mind and soul…”  Amit Ray 

Hi there, I’m Helen.

I am a trauma-informed yoga teacher, passionate about sharing how yoga can transform your mental health and wellbeing. I teach both online and in the privacy and comfort of your home: Potters Bar, Barnet, Hadley Wood, Cockfosters, Cuffley, Stevenage, throughout Hertfordshire, North London and beyond.

If you’re interested in working together, I’d love to speak with you. Please send me an email or give me call so we can connect.

(m) 07740 823 230
(e) helencooperyoga@gmail.com

A transformational practice, tailored to you

Having seen first hand the positive impact regular practice can have on issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD, my support and guidance will be carefully tailored to help you find inner balance and peace through a gentle, creative approach to your practice.  Trauma can occur following a tragic event, loss or illness, or through intense levels of stress within the armed forces or front-line services industry; even if you are experiencing extreme fatigue as a full time mum, or are highly pressured within a demanding corporate environment, our private yoga sessions will help manage symptoms that arise as a result of your stress or trauma.

Trauma-informed yoga is my specialism. It adopts a slow and steady rhythm with attentive explorations of postures and breath work.  There are so many ways that we can encourage  your mind and body to reconnect. Yoga truly is a valuable investment in your self-care, healing, and growth and I am excited to be able to explore this journey with you. 

 

My healing yoga journey

My own journey with yoga began over ten years ago. At that time, I was living a life that masked the traumas I had suffered, including the loss of immediate family members at a young age. My lifestyle back then felt like a façade as I tried to maintain intense roles within adrenaline-fueled industries. With very little down time, the reality was I had no idea there even was an ‘off switch’! Despite thinking I was something of an expert at masking my emotional and physical exhaustion with my lifestyle choices, I felt deep down that the way I was living wasn’t sustainable. 

Then, quite out of the blue around the age of 30, I found yoga. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say, yoga found me.   

Initially impressed with how the practice helped me maintain physical strength, tone and suppleness in my body, it didn’t take long for me to experience deeper, more profound emotional, and mental rewards that outweighed the physical benefits. 

Many years later, I remain committed to my daily practice and continue to deepen my development of internal healing and recovery.  This beautiful journey of balance and restoration nourishes me in unique ways each and every day.

Over the years I have explored many different styles of yoga: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative to name a few. And I trained to become a teacherat Harmony Yoga School in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

If yoga is something you have been considering, or have previously delved into, I would love to explore whether we might be a good fit working together. I’m committed to helping you gain the most you can from a regular, meaningful practice.

Book a call with me today as I would love to learn how I can support you in your yoga journey.

Warm wishes,

Helen

What clients are saying

"Helen has clear instruction, steady pacing and grounded intuition. I find her energy and enthusiasm for moving sequences perfectly balanced with calmness and peace when exploring the more spiritual side of yoga."

"I absolutely love Helen’s classes and would recommend her unreservedly. It always feels like so much time, thought and love has gone into their preparation and delivery. A love of yoga shared."

"I always enjoy Helen’s classes. They challenge you both physically and spiritually but always leave you feeling strong and refreshed. A great teacher."

"Helen's teaching always draws me in to a world of calm thoughtfulness and a desire to improve my personal wellbeing. I recommend her even to those who may think yoga may not be for them. I didn't think it was for me a year ago, now I can't get enough of it!"

"I have been enjoying one to one sessions with Helen for over a year and I can truly say it has been transformational. I leave each session feeling uplifted and at peace with the world. My body feels stretched and supple. I look forward to many more years of private yoga with her."

"Helen includes a mixture of physical postures, guided meditation, breath work, quotes, and a wide range of class formats/flows which has held my interest for quite some time."

"I would strongly recommend her to new yogis as well as those with much experience ... Thank you Helen."

"Her enthusiasm for yoga is balanced with a calm, friendly nature and this unique practice has helped me slow down and alleviate body aches and stress."

"I have had 1 to 1, group indoor and outdoor classes with Helen and love them all. Helen is so good at suggesting modifications or adjustments if something doesn’t feel quite right."