Yoga has been used for a very long time to promote fitness of body and mind. Yoga was used 4000 years ago to promote fitness of mind and body, yet is still relevant and helpful for us today. In fact, every exercise or stretch that is prescribed by physiotherapists or Sports Therapists will have its roots in Yoga! This kind of staying power means that this ancient discipline probably has something to offer for you too. The term Yoga is vast and encompasses so much in the way of wisdom and practice, but when most people refer to Yoga today, they are referring to Hatha Yoga, or the physical postures of yoga. So, though there is much more to yoga than this, Hatha Yoga is what most people are referring to when speaking about Yoga.
A common misconception is that one must be flexible to practice Yoga. This is not true. It can be practiced by people of all ages and flexibility levels. All that is required to successfully practice yoga is proper breathing, linking breath with movement, and coming into poses to the edge of your ability. Nearly all people can be taught to do this.
Yoga builds both strength and flexibility in your body and mind, and promotes calm and peacefulness through breathing and movement. It will also teach you the art of relaxation and help develop mindfulness. There is little else on offer anywhere that can give you all this.
My classes begin with a brief centring, then we always focus on proper breathing and then begin to link the breath with movement. We progress from warming up the body and moving through all our possible ranges of motion to the challenge aspect of the class, then gently slow down the movement and culminate the class in several minutes of a guided relaxation that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
One-to-One private tuition: One to one sessions may be preferable for several reasons, but the obvious benefit is Private Yoga allows me to focus exclusively on your individual needs and progress. We can decide whether this is suitable for you after an initial consultation.
Private Group Yoga: By private booking, I can design a specialised class or series of classes for a special group in a location of your choice.
Corporate Yoga: This is a great way to improve morale, productivity, and the health of your employees. Yoga can also aid in preventing many work related repetitive strain disorders. I bring all mats or props to your business setting at a time convenient for you and your employee’s schedule.
My style of yoga is Kripalu, with influences from Viniyoga and Iyenger.
YOGA CLASS SCHEDULE (SUMMER TERM 2017 begins the week of April 24th)
- Monday: 5:30 to 6:30 pm Llanfoist Village Hall – Shorter class, more gentle
- Monday: 7:00 to 8:30 pm Llanfoist Village Hall – Mixed Abilities
- Wednesday: 6:30 to 8:00 pm Llanfoist Village Hall – Mixed Abilities
- Thursday: 11:30am. to 12:15pm Abergavenny Community Centre – Chair Yoga
Monday classes will be held on the first May bank holiday (1st of May); no classes the week of half-term in May.
Please note that classes are subject to change. Please contact tutor if you are new to the class on 01873-812637.