Amy Ku Redler is a wellbeing consultant with 28 years experience. She trained as a massage therapist in 1991, as a yoga teacher in 1994, a Pilates teacher in 2007, holds a post-graduate qualification in counselling. She is currently enrolled on a MA programme in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS University and is continuing her training in Mindfulness with Breathworks to run 8-week courses in Mindfulness for Stress/Health.
Her interests lie in working with individuals or organisations, helping them to integrate healthy lifestyle changes – looking at the bio-mechanics, alignment, posture, stress factors and lifestyle patterns that cause dysfunction, stress and dis-ease physically, emotionally and psychologically. Amy’s passion lies in helping to develop re-education programmes that support this process. She is keen to make it as practical and manageable as possible within day-to-day commitments and responsibilities.
Amy’s work has been featured in many articles including in The Sunday times Magazine, Vogue, The London Evening Standard, Shape magazine, Time Out, The Scotsman on Sunday, The List and Harpers and Bizarre Magazine as well as appearing on television.
The word ‘yoga’ derives from the Sanskrit word for a yoking or joining together, or bringing about a realisation of the oneness of body and mind. Particular attention is given to breathing, working intelligently with gravity, and the releasing of tension using the framework of yoga postures. This allows for a lengthening of the spine and widening of the chest thereby creating more room for internal organs to function more freely and effectively. A feeling of well-being is thus enhanced.
For many people, yoga is primarily a spiritual practice in itself or part of their spiritual practice. Others turn to yoga to remedy physical pain, mental instability or emotional disturbances. Yoga is valuable for people of all ages and in all walks of life. It’s a way of learning about yourself and your current limitations. It’s also a path that can loosen or dissolve those limitations by releasing unnecessary and unhelpful patterns of tension. We can learn ways to awaken lazy muscles and calm down busy ones which then allows the spine to lengthen giving us space to breathe and move more freely.
Check out some yoga postures here
Pilates is an integrative mind-body approach to re-balance the body bio-mechanically and structurally in order to help promote health and well-being. Postural realignment is achieved through use of controlled and precise physical movements to support mobility, strength, balance and ease of movement.
Specific muscle groups are targeted and strengthened, whilst others are lengthened and released.
Pilates is an excellent form of exercise during and after pregnancy as well pre and post surgery. As it is focus based, you are able to work certain parts of the body whilst leaving others alone if need be. Pilates is commonly used in rehabilitation, as it is a very effective aid in recovery from injury.
Check out some pilates postures here
One-2-One and Skype sessions
One-2-One and Skype Sessions
One-2-One and Skype Sessions
Pilates in Hove
One-2-One and Skype Sessions
Diplomas trainings, Workshops and One-2-One’s are available ad-hoc.
I run annual training courses with Metta College please see the Metta College website for more information https://www.yogamassage.co.uk
Amy Ku is delighted to run a weekend retreat at Florence House, a beautiful country house with a garden facing studio, very near the seaside in East Sussex.
A retreat is an opportunity to take time out from home and work responsibilities and engage in a process of unwinding and contemplation.
£595.00 – Single Room
£495 – Double Room (two single beds)
£395 – Triple Room
10% Early Bird Discount on bookings made before April 1st 2019.
To reserve your place with a £120.00 deposit please contact me
In this retreat you will have the opportunity to deepen your practise of yoga pranayama, mindfulness (and pilates when required).
After a leisurely arrival and settling in you will experience a weekend of yoga, mindfulness and pilates as required.
With plenty of time to rest, walk, be quiet or socialise at your leisure.
Massages will be available to book in advance.
The meals at Florence House will be vegetarian. All their dairy, bread and dry goods are organic and where possible produce from their own organic garden. The chefs are happy to offer special meals for anyone with dietary requirements or allergies; please make sure to let us know if you have any special needs and we’ll be happy to accommodate.
There is unlimited tea, coffee, fresh water, a fruit bowl and biscuits available all day long.
All rooms are comfortable and spacious. Most are shared twins or triples. There are a limited number of single rooms (3). For families, cots and extra beds are available.
Comfortable, casual clothing – it will still be cold, so bring warm layers!
Your own yoga mat
Any other yoga props such as bolsters, blankets, straps or blocks (Florence House does not provide these).
Ear plugs, just in case
Comfortable walking shoes
Notebook and pens/pencils
Any medications needed
Travelling east on A27 from Worthing/Brighton, follow signs to Newhaven/Lewes. At roundabout after the rail crossing you have a choice between Lewes and Newhaven; take A26 to Newhaven / Seaford.
Alternatively follow the coast road A259 from Brighton to Newhaven. In Newhaven, follow sign to the left for Seaford A259.
Carry on the A259 until you reach Seaford and a mini roundabout with the train station on your right hand side. Stay on the A259 going out of town in the direction of Eastbourne. Look out for a church almost immediately on your right hand side and take the third turning on your right after the church, this is Southdown Road. Helpful markers to look out for at this junction are: a traffic light,red postbox and red phone box. Stay on Southdown Road and go straight down the hill towards Seaford Head and the golf-course, crossing over a couple of streets. At the bottom of the hill at Southdown Corner you will see a large grey house on the hill in front of you. This is Florence House. Take the first gate entrance and follow it to the front door.
Local taxi hire firms include:
· Terry’s Taxis 01323 899444 (mob: 07745307227)
· Martello Taxis: 01323 492929
· Day-Night Taxis: 01323 896666
· Beacon Taxis: 01323 898888
Trains run from Victoria station every 30 minutes. Change at Lewes for Seaford. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. There will be taxis at the station. Florence House is up by Seaford Head golf course.
The telephone number for National Rail Enquiries is: 08457 48 49 50.
A week of yoga & mindfulness on the beautiful Island of Crete, in the lovely Mavros Molos Beach
£500.00 per week (single room supplement : £100)
Included: accommodation, breakfast, group dinner on 5 set evenings including arrival night and 2 daily sessions of yoga and mindfulness in a beautiful shaded balcony studio overlooking the sea.
Not Included : flights, transfers, insurance, lunch, dinner on 3 evenings when we may go further afield.
I can offer bespoke retreats for private groups at beautiful locations across the South East. Please email me for information
I work with my clients individually to support, facilitate and integrate healthy lifestyle changes. Each session is tailor made to suit each individual’s needs, whether that be rehabilitation from injury, strengthening and alignment or stress management. My aim is to provide a mindful and integrative approach.
Amy’s corporate clients to date have included BBC London and Scotland, CC & Sons, Citywire, Scottish Government and Sony’s IT Department. She has developed a Yoga & Mindfulness programme and will tailor-make this to suit the individual needs of each company she works with using her 25 years experience in health & wellbeing.
Please get in touch to book a one-2-one, class, or yoga holiday.