YOGA

One-to-one yoga in London E1 and Online

Yoga, for your needs

Attento yoga finds approachable, effective and efficient ways to address your needs

We start by identifying your needs and preferences then work out a plan that suits your schedule and budget.

About Attento.me

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Graeme founded Attento.me to offer holistic well-being through yoga and massage in 2006.

He combines his massage and yoga practice with his work as a Product Manager and User Experience Designer/Researcher. So he totally understands the stresses and strains of the modern work environment and how to cope with many competing demands.

Graeme understands how difficult it can be to integrate a consistent yoga practice with a busy work schedule or because of physical or mental health issues. By taking a steady but consistent approach, keeping things as simple as possible to meet specific individual needs, he helps each person find their own form of yoga as a tool for enhancing their own well-being. This approach suits anyone from those who don't consider themselves 'yoga types' through to those with an existing practice.

The characteristics of Attento Yoga

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Breath-led movement

The breath is used to lead the body into and out of the postures. The breath is also used to refresh and deepen the posture when staying for longer. How we prepare for, arrive and leave the posture is all part of āsana practice.

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Purposeful and functional

Postures and their movements, the āsana, each have a functional effect on the body. We develop our understanding of how to work towards that function. Always accounting for the body's individual need and ability. We avoid striving for an idealised external physical form.

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Relaxation

We allow the body, breath and mind to settle at the start and end of the class. We choose where to place our attention and how we respond to what we notice. And generally become more aware of ourselves. It's the chance to stop 'doing' and start 'being'.

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Breathing exercises

We sometimes extend the breathing work outside of the āsana movements for some Prāṇāyāma practice. Usually sitting on the floor or a chair, sometimes lying down.

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Mindfulness and meditation

We aim to be mindful throughout our whole yoga practice, as indeed in our lives more generally. In class, we may delve a little deeper and enter the samyama process, and work on concentration (dhāraṇā) and dhyāna (meditation)

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Vinyāsa - sequencing

Vinyāsa means ‘to placed in a special way’ or ‘appropriately sequenced’. Attento Vinyāsa however, is not a set series of postures. It focuses on linking of body movement with your breath and progressing one’s practice over a period of time. It also means ordering practices with one class to prepare for what is to come and then to restore after more intensive practices.

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Optional sound work

Sound is a useful tool to slow down the breath and focus the mind. It also provides an inner vibration that can that somehow seems to shift our energy. We can use vowel sounds without any particular meaning or work on chants in sanskrit. This is always optional and can be done very quietly as an inner vibration if preferred.

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About one-to-one private yoga classes

These private yoga classes are different from group classes or following a recording of practice to follow in that they are not usally a taught flow of postures for you to follow like a group class. Instead, it guides you to:

  • self-reliance

    work out for yourself which practices you need when

  • more benefit

    get more out of practices you may have thought had become trivial for you – there is always more yoga-juice in even the simplets of postures if you approach them with fresh eyes each time

  • appropriate for you

    set appropriate yoga goals for you to address your physical, mental and emotional needs – this is particularly important when starting out but is equally applicable to experienced practitioners

  • open attitude

    approach everything you do in life in with a more open, playful yoga attitude – yoga is not how far you can go into a posture or how complex that posture is. It is about how you approach any activity on and off the yoga mat.

  • needs over wants

    focus on what you actually need, not what you (think) you want –too often we get caught up in ambition to achieve 'poster yoga' poses or to go further, deeper, faster but it is wise to question whether this is actually what your mind and body need. If you are already stressed or busy, maybe something to help stretch and decompress you is more in order. Or if you are feeling a bit down then something stable and uplifiting but not exhausting is what you need.

  • progessively build your own practice

    Private classes are usually shorter than a group class because the point is to gain some new insight then take it and build it into your own practice. So it's more like a little check up and tune up when you feel you need it. This keeps costs down and makes you more self-reliant.

It's a calm, relaxing approach for all abilities

How participants describe their own experience of attento yoga:

Booking, Availability and Prices

No payment is required to book. Pay after the first session.

No one should be deprived of yoga due to costs.
So if you are in need, get in touch and we will find the best way forward for your time and budget.

Standard pricing is shown below for 60 minutes as an example.

A full 60 private yoga class..

ONE
session
FIVE
sessions
TEN
sessions
£75£70£65
Pay as you goPay £350
Save £25
Pay £650
Save £100
24 hour cancellationTWO hour cancellation

Ways to pay

Square Card Reader

Card and contactless payments

PayPal

including card payments

Monzo

including card payments

Bank transfer

Ask for bank transfer details.

Please avoid cash where possible.

Common questions

Location

88 Mile End Road, London E1 4UN

London Transport LogoBetween Whitechapel and Stepney stations, above the Carlos Ishikawa Gallery. Google Map

  • The yoga / massage studio is self-contained but there is no dedicated waiting room. There is normally 15 minutes allocated after each session to allow for changing and cleaning so arriving a few minutes early is fine.
  • The studio is in a yard and has neighbouring businesses. It is generally quiet but you may occasionally hear some noise from these.

Option to combine with massage

As Graeme is also a qualified massage therapist and sessions are the same price, you can mix and match as you prefer. Massage can be a useful form of Svadhyaya – self-study in a yoga practice to get feedback on different areas of the body.

Combined sessions

You may request to divide the time of your booking as you wish between yoga and massage. It is recommended to have a 90-minute session or longer for this.

Alternating sessions

Alternate, or choose each time, whether you would prefer a massage session or yoga session.