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Yoga for Mental Wellness

Posted by on Jan 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Yoga for Mental Wellness

Yoga for Mental Wellness is an educational experience and yoga practice.  Learn different movements, breathing,  functional anatomy and physiology to help regulate emotions, release stress, feel relaxed and grounded. Drawing on 5 Pillars of wellness,  each week we will explore different aspects of Wellness: Physical Wellness – focus on benefits of yogic movement (Asana)  practice to create more fluidity and blood flow in the body. Emotional Wellness – Negative and repressed emotions are a drain on energy.  Focus on hips, chest and the core which are common areas of blocked emotional energy....

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What is yoga?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 | Comments Off on What is yoga?

Yoga is the perfect antidote for the modern world Yoga combines mind , energy and body. There is a magical quality that makes yoga different from Western ‘workouts’; yoga gives you true fitness and brings inner-strength, clarity and calm. Yoga is for everyone: men, women, kids, teens, through to seniors, mothers-to-be and new mums. Taking your first step onto the yoga mat is an exciting new beginning. Whichever style or class you go with, we believe that the only way to start yoga is with the highest standard of teacher in the best environment. Building a solid foundation is the most...

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Spring Time Health … from Auyervedic Principles

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Spring Time Health … from Auyervedic Principles

Taking inspiration from Yoga’s sister Science, Ayurveda – Springtime = nature moving from the cold and dark, still into warmth, light and movement. Harmonise with nature, feel her rhythm, take her lead. The earth warms, leaves and blossoms unfurl, you may even feel the pulse of life quicken. But moving from winter to spring is not always easy and smooth – maybe more like a cranky bear emerging from your hibernation, it is very common to feel sluggish and heavy. The rishis (the ancient mystical “seers” who founded the yoga tradition) created rituals and festivals to honor each season...

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A sprinkling of Christmas magic….. and a healthy dose of yoga 

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 | Comments Off on A sprinkling of Christmas magic….. and a healthy dose of yoga 

Sometimes the festive season is a few weeks of laughter, relaxation, merriment and good cheer, some days it feels like a dose of stress and anxiety, financial pressure and family tensions. Some ideas that you might be able to use, to help bring peace, ease and wellbeing into your Christmas experience this year! I wonder how it would feel this year if you… Begin by taking a breath – transferring the practice of breath on the mat to the practice of a conscious breath regularly throughout the day. I have introduced the ritual of stopping the family before eating dinner and taking 3 deep...

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belly laugh yoga class

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 | Comments Off on belly laugh yoga class

The pregnancy yoga classes should really be called ‘pregnancy and birth and having a laugh’ classes. We start every session with a chance to share news and stories and discuss any problems or issues. Someone might have back ache having spent too long on their feet at work the day before or be feeling anxious about an aspect of the labour. My prepared class plan is usually out the window by the end of our chat and I mentally redesign the class to address the issues that have come up. A moment or two to pause and bring ourselves into the present, letting go of the past and thoughts of the...

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Ayurveda and Spring

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Ayurveda and Spring

Ayurveda (“science of life”) is the sister science to yoga – a traditional Indian medical lifestyle,  that hinges around understanding and living with a rhythm of life –  one that flows with the changes of the seasons, weather, time and place to support health and well being. From renowned Ayurvedic doctor, Dr David Frawley – “ half of Ayurvedic treatment is what goes into the body (diet) – the other half is what the body does (mainly exercise = Yoga Asana). We can think of spring as a celebration of balance between light and dark cycles of the year, an invigorating time for renewal,...

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