Classes

Holistic Yoga

Incorporating asana, pranayama and meditation to explore yoga philosophy

Mondays at Warners End Community Centre 7.30pm-9.00pm

Except bank holidays

Yogafit

Incorporating asana work and relaxation to build fitness and a calm mind

Mondays at Bennetts End Community Centre

11.00am-12.00pm

Classes start back on 4th September 2017

Why Choose Yoga?

There are many benefits to taking up yoga including:

Increasing your flexibility

Increasing your muscle strength and tone

Boosting your mental health

Improving your respiration, energy and vitality

Reducing any depression you may be experiencing

Improving your cardio and circulatory health

Reducing stress and it's affects on your health

Improving your fitness levels

Improving your memory and focus

Protecting you from injury and falls

Yoga

Yoga is an ancient Indian discipline that incorporates postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, chanting and Yoga Nidra, to calm the mind and look after the body.

Viniyoga

I practice and teach Viniyoga, a type of yoga that was brought to the west by T. K. V. Desikachar. Viniyoga emphasises:

That your practice should be based on the qualites of sthira (stability) and sukha (ease and comfort)

That your practice should emphasise the spine

That asana practice should be adapted to meet your purpose

That your asana practice should utilise vinyasa krama (orderly intelligent steps) to reach your goals

That your breath integrates your body and mind

That the breath is used to adapt postures

That your breath provides valuable feedback in your practice

Because of the ability to adapt postures and use vinyasa krama, this gentle style of yoga is good for beginners and those who wish to pursue a practice that is sequenced so you can access postures, breath work and relaxation in a way that suits you, whatever your ability.

'There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.'

Aldous Huxley