With the explosion of yoga in the West, there’s been an influx of yoga styles, each expressing their own blend of breathing, poses, meditation, chanting, relaxation, and philosophy. Restorative yoga, a practice that leads the yogi toward a more healing and recuperative experience, ushers in a host of wonderful benefits that are often overshadowed by the popularity and visibility of more dynamic yoga styles.
A restorative practice frequently relies on the use of props and the prolonged holding of a few simple poses to achieve a deep level of relaxation.
ncorporated in this practice you will begin to learn the skills to meditate.
Meditation can be defined as a set of techniques that are intended to encourage a heightened state of awareness and focused attention. Meditation can take on many different forms, but there are two main types: concentrative meditation and mindfulness meditation.
Research has shown that meditation can have both physiological and psychological effects. Some of the positive physiological effects include a lowered state of physical arousal, reduced respiration rate, decreased heart rate, changes in brain wave patterns and lowered stress.
Some of the other psychological, emotional, and health-related benefits of meditation include:
Yoga for Women Workshop with Natalie – Sunday 20th October 1pm to 3pm
This workshop will provide you with the safe and sacred space you need to learn how yoga can best support you throughout all stages of your life – maintaining your health, vitality and well-being, whatever your age!
What you can expect from this workshop:
Time to centre, ground and relax.
Yoga movement especially for women
Plant-based snacks and refreshments
A Sharing Circle
We will take time to centre, ground and relax working slowly into gentle movement using poses and movement which work best with the endocrine system to balance hormones. We will also look at movement and poses to support good pelvic health. We will end the movement section with some deep relaxation.
We will then enjoy a short break with some plant based refreshments and juices before moving on to the sharing element of the workshop. A sharing circle is a place where women can speak freely and openly and share their own wisdom. You may speak openly about anything – something on your mind, something you’re going through, something you’ve overcame or just how your day or week has been! Of course, speaking is optional and you are welcome to pass and just sit and listen to the other women.
Who’s it for:
Women of any age, any stage of life whether you are a teen, had children, never had children, have passed menopause, are pregnant or just had a baby. This workshop is for you.
The movement aspect of this workshop is very gentle, however, you should inform the teacher of any health issues or concerns.
"In this 2 hour workshop led by Rhiannon, you will warm the body with a nourishing flow before working through specific exercises and drills that will build your strength, balance and confidence to develop your handstand practice. If you are right on the cusp of a handstand, or have never even tried it before, this workshop is for you. All are welcome.
After a challenging (but fun!) class you will be treated with a long guided meditation to unwind and chill out, followed by yummy cacao energy balls and tea as a well-earned reward!
See you on the mat. Book early to avoid disappointment."
Four week introduction to Yoga with Carla, & Natalie
Date Saturday 18th, 25th January 2020 & 1st , 8th February 2020
Time 11.30am - 1.30pm
Our beginner’s courses are a great way to get into yoga. Held over four weeks, you will get to meet all of our teachers, learn a bit about their style of teaching and learn the basics so you will feel confident to attend any of our regular weekly classes.
Week 1: We start our journey with Carla who trained in a style of yoga called Hatha. We will introduce you slowly to the Poses and teach you a little about Yoga theory.
Week 2: We will lead week 2 with Pranayama which is breath, their are many styles of breathing techniques in Yoga and we will learn to link breath with our poses.
Week 3: On the third week you be introduced to styles of yoga called Vinyasa & Ashtanga.
Week 4: Natalie will guide you through a more mental journey in the Final week. Bringing together the past three weeks and introducing Yin Yoga & Mediation.