Yoga

General Yoga

With focus to everybody's individual needs 

Our breath - based yoga practices can & will vary. 

We will aim to gently lengthen and strengthen the body during our asana practice. 

The visualisations will also vary, and so will the crystal sound but

the intention will be to invoke a deep relaxation in those ready to let go and be....

Pre Natal Yoga

Yoga has to be experienced to fully understand the great benefits it brings & what a great time in your life it is, to try yoga, if you haven’t already. Yoga allows you to tune into the needs of your body.

A gentle way to prepare your bodymind for the birth & beyond; a valuable time of connection for you and your growing baby and an opportunity to share knowledge & experiences in a supportive environment. We do offer individual sessions if preferred.

 

Some of the feedback that we have received from our yogi Mumma’s include

• Reduction in stress levels

• Reduction in physical discomfort

• Improvement in sleeping disorders

• A more enjoyable pregnancy overall

• Shorter & less painful labour

 

What to expect:

• Gentle breath based movement to lengthen & strengthen, body & mind

• Breath Techniques to calm both you & therefore baby in preparation for birth & beyond

• Pelvic Floor Awareness

• Visualisation Techniques

• Meditation

• Relaxation with the pure Quartz Crystal & Alchemy Singing Bowls

• Community Support

 

When Can I Start ? Now !

If you feel energetic enough to come to class, we can begin working with breath awareness & relaxation techniques. We can begin introducing gentle movement when your energy levels return usually after 12 - 14 weeks.

Women's Yoga  /  Restorative Yoga  &  Meditation Classes  - are also suitable for pregnant Mums

Women's Yoga

Suitable for women of all ages

Together we will strengthen and lengthen the body during our breath based asana practice.

Settling into the breath we will explore pranayama techniques, meditation and then relax as we absorb the sounds emanating from the quartz crystal & alchemy bowls.

We will also cover pelvic floor techniques 

It is our intention to continue Krishnamacharya's philosophy of yoga teaching - meeting each individual where they are at.

Chair Yoga

Improve your balance; increase your flexibility; enhance your stamina. 

Chair Yoga is an uplifting, modified form of traditional yoga suitable for people with limited mobility, lack of flexibility, a problem with joints or recovering from injury or illness.

Each of the stretches are done while seated, so you don’t have to ever be on the floor.

The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s amazing health benefits.  Even if you are in a wheelchair, you can receive the many benefits of  yoga –  all asanas are adapted to the chair which means every BODY can experience the integration of body, mind, and spirit.

Our studio is wheelchair accessible. This class is suitable for everyBODY.

Each session will include the beautiful sounds of the crystal bowls Absorb as you allow the vibration to merge where needed as we move into relaxation....

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive lengthening.....During the long holds of restorative yoga, your mind calms and in turn muscles relax. It's a unique feeling as props, rather than your muscles, are used to support the body.With focus to the breath. Aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. The props assist in helping you to hold poses longer. Restorative Yoga. ... A variety of props including blankets, bolsters, straps and yoga blocks are available to use to fully support your body in each pose. This practice is suitable for everybody...For bodies that are curious and haven’t as yet had the chance to try yoga before - for those who experience insomnia - for anyone having trouble slowing down and in search of a deep relaxation. 

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

A TREATMENT FOR COMPLEX TRAUMA AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

Trauma Sensitive Yoga is a method of yoga developed, researched and found to be of great healing and benefit to survivors of complex trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment- resistant PTSD. Developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, Trauma Sensitive Yoga has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, Neuroscience and Hatha Yoga practice with an emphasis on mindful body-based yoga forms and breathing practices.

 

The body is being acknowledged more and more as a pathway to healing trauma. Founder and Medical Director of the Trauma Center, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk in conjunction with David Emerson, Director of Yoga Services  at The Trauma Center of Justice Resource Institute (JRI), is an internationally recognized leader in the field of psychological trauma.  Researchers such as Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and David Emerson have illuminated the somatic impact of trauma and clinical trials have provided the evidence base to demonstrate the efficacy of Trauma Sensitive Yoga in reducing the symptoms of complex trauma and PTSD.

 

Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes help survivors of complex trauma and post-traumatic stress gently reconnect with their bodies in a safe, supportive environment by

  • learning to be present

  • practice making choices

  • experience taking effective action

  • sensing your environment

  • increasing and decreasing the intensity in muscles

  • connecting with the body and the surroundings through breath

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us

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