Yoga

Mindful Movement – Yoga with Lyn.

Chatton Village Hall  – Tuesdays 1 – 2.30 pm.  

Wooler Cheviot Centre – Wednesdays 6 – 7.30pm.  

Slow and gentle Hatha Yoga with a little Qigong suitable for all abilities.  Classes begin with a short period of rest, connecting with our breath.  We will then focus on using breath with movement, loosening up the joints and the spine, and bringing some strength, flexibility and openness in our bodies.  Bring your mat and a blanket for a slow and mindful practice to some beautiful music!  We may also have a little therapeutic fun with some simple partner work,  and we will have a relaxing Yoga Nidra to close so you may leave calm and refreshed.

This practice is ideal for people who have not done much Yoga, are beginners, or stressed and overworked with a need to restore energy.  Does this sound like something you might enjoy? 

Cost £8 per session.

I encourage you to work at your own pace, and move into a restful pose at any time during the practice. 

Please speak to me privately about any concerns you may have regarding your health and we can make adjustments for you.  And I may be able to help with one of my treatments!

Much more than just a set of exercises, Yoga is a way to bring our awareness back into our bodies and reconnect with our innate vitality!

Yoga means union – union of body and mind.  Through Yoga asana –  or postures – we move with intention and gain strength and flexibility in our muscles and bones.  We improve our balance and focus.  We learn to reconnect to our breath using Pranayamas which calm the nervous system and increase resilience to stress and anxiety.  It is especially important as we age to preserve our bone density, and Yoga is the perfect exercise regime to keep our bodies supple and strong.

Everyone is unique, so you are encouraged to practice and live in a way that best suits you.  There is no set of yoga rules that applies to everyone (except the  yamas and niyamas rules of conduct from yoga philosophy…)    Try to follow your own path (dharma) in the way you see fit. As long as this way does not injure others or cause suffering, it’s all good!  

Working slowly we can also go deeper and make truly lasting changes within us. Haste and hurry often cause injuries, problems or other errors. By working well, we can work deeply and strongly and really get the most out of our yoga practice. 

 

I like to include some Qigong in my classes.  An ancient Taoist practice, Qigong is revered as a way to harness our life force energy, lower stress, prevent illness and increase longevity.  It’s a perfect fit with a Yoga practice!  The movements are simple and meditative, and bring our awareness to our energy body in a subtle way.  It also gives us insight into Traditional Chinese Medicine and the meridian system.

Yoga has more to offer us…

Ayurveda is the sister science to Yoga and is from the same Vedic root.  An Ayurvedic approach to Yoga allows us to see what type of practice will be appropriate given the time, place, season, and what we hope to achieve.

Yoga Nidra is a beautiful meditative, relaxing practice that has many health benefits.  You may be familiar with it if you have ever done a guided relaxation at the end of your yoga class.  Follow the link for more info.

Restorative Yoga practice is a Yoga of ‘Being’ rather than ‘Doing’ – restful yoga for stressful times.  Follow the link for more info.

Yoga for You – 1:1 Yoga sessions in my Sunny Studio, or in your own home. 

Ideal if you don’t want to attend a general class.  We will work according to your needs using gentle asana practice, breath techniques and structural alignment if needed.  We can end your session with a relaxing Yoga Nidra.  Home visits 90 mins minimum.

 “Feel yourself being quietly drawn by the deeper pull of what you truly love…” Rumi