Description of Classes
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These Gentle Yoga classes will involve the use of chairs as well as mats. Although we will all start sitting on a chair, every part of the class can be practised using a chair (either sitting on it, or standing and using it for balance, or using the chair to increase the stretch) or you can also put it to one side and practice a more traditional-looking mat yoga class.
By learning different adaptations and coordinating the movement with your breath, you will gain a feeling of empowerment and self-acceptance, giving you the confidence to practice yoga on your terms and benefit from the physical, energetic, mental and emotional benefits of yoga.
Beginners' Yoga Course
This four-week course is to introduce yoga to new students. We will look at a few of the more commonly-practiced postures, including how to make them more effective for your own personal needs. Each class will include a practice as well as a brief introduction to the reasons why we practice yoga (hint: it isn’t to get ‘likes’ on Instagram!).
The classes will be kept very small so that everyone feels comfortable asking questions as they arise.
This course will be online, so you can feel comfortable in your own home, working to your own abilities.
Stretch & Relax
Grab your mat, a blanket, some cushions or pillows and join me for a slow stretch, with a few stronger postures to mobilise the body supported by props that you have around the house. Let's start the week feeling focused.
These classes have a slow flowing style moving with the breath. Some postures held for longer periods to build strength. Lots of options are provided so that students can explore the most effective variation for their body.
Chair Yoga - either seated or using the chair as a prop for more traditional standing postures - is a great way to keep the body mobile.
Students start and finish the class seated on the chair. In the middle, those who are able practice more traditional standing postures and balances, using the chair to provide more stability. Alternatives to these standing postures are provided for those who want, or need, to remain seated.
Please note that the following applies to all classes:
If pregnant, suitable for second trimester only (15-30 weeks)
Post-natal or post-operative: please get OK from healthcare professional before attending class.
All classes must be booked and paid for online.