Yoga has been around for a few thousand years to promote fitness of mind and body, yet is still relevant and helpful for us today. It’s staying power is a huge testimony to its effectiveness. Nearly every exercise or stretch that is prescribed by physiotherapists or Sports Therapists will have its roots in Yoga! (Though Yoga will seldom be credited for this by your PT or Physio!) 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 the physical postures, this 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. What is important – particularly if you are not flexible, or have health issues – is to find a teacher with the right expertise to serve your needs. A “one size fits all” approach will not work for you if you don’t have the quintessential “yoga body” that has been associated with Yoga classes today. 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. You may need to simply find the right class or the right teacher due to the vast amount of diversity within different disciplines
Yoga builds both strength and flexibility in your body and mind, and promotes calm and peacefulness through fuller 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 regular 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, or another location of your choosing, at a time convenient for you and your employee’s schedule.
My style of yoga is predominantly Kripalu, with influences from Viniyoga and Iyenger.
YOGA CLASS SCHEDULE (Autumn Term 2019 begins on Monday the 9th of September)
- Monday: 5:30 to 6:30 pm Llanfoist Village Hall – Shorter class, suitable for beginners. £5 per class on drop-in basis. I highly recommend you come regularly for progression.
- Monday: 7:00 to 8:30 pm Llanfoist Village Hall – Intermediate; not suitable for beginners. £7 per class on drop-in basis; or can book for the term
- Wednesday: 6:30 to 8:00 pm Llanfoist Village Hall – Mixed Abilities; suitable for fit beginners. £7 per class on drop-in basis; or can book for the term
- **Thursday: Llanfoist Village Hall (Gallery Hall) Beginning October 3rd, 2019 from 11am to 12:15pm. “8 Weeks to Better Posture” yoga course.
- I offer a special eight week course called “8 Weeks to Posture Improvement” at least twice per year. I am doing this because poor posture has been shown to impact your health in negative ways, besides “not looking good”. It is specifically designed to target all that negatively effects good alignment in your body. It is perfect for people who might be fit in some areas but suffer from muscles imbalance where chest and front of body is tight, or people brand new to Yoga who feel stiff and nervous about joining a regular class. It is also good for people who sit at a computer for a large part of the day or who have to drive a lot. Please ring if you’d like to know more or be put on a waiting list. This is the only class where I cannot allow drop-ins and numbers are limited. Ring 01873 812637, text 07746 399216, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes break for bank holidays and half-term week beginning week of October 28th, 2019.
**a special course, not an ongoing class.
Please note that classes are subject to change. Please contact tutor if you are new to the class on 01873-812637, or text on 07746 399216.