Yoga

Mindful Movement – Yoga with Lyn.

Chatton Village Hall  – Tuesdays 1 – 2.30 pm.  

Wooler Cheviot Centre – Wednesdays 6 – 7.30pm.  

Slow and gentle 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 or are beginners, and for more seasoned Yogis who are stressed and overworked with a need to slow down and restore energy.  

Does this sound like something you might enjoy? 

Cost £8 per session and are offered on a drop-in basis – come and join us!

I encourage you to listen to your body and move into a restful pose at any time during your 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!

“(Slowness) is a cultural
revolution against the notion that
faster is always better. It’s about
seeking to do everything at the
right speed. Savoring the hours
and minutes rather than just
counting them”
Carl Honore – In Praise of Slowness

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 helps us to;

  • Improve circulation, flexibility, and mobility
  •  Establish better body mechanics to prevent injuries
  •  Correct maladaptive or dysfunctional movement patterns that cause discomfort or pain
  •  Release emotionally-charged patterns lodged in the body
  •  Balance your physical, mental, and emotional energy levels to improve overall health

Yoga means union – union of body and mind. 

Through Yoga asana –  or poses – we move with intention to gain strength and flexibility in our muscles and bones.  We improve our balance and focus.  We learn to reconnect to our breath using Pranayamas and controlled breathing 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 resilience to stress,  and Yoga is the perfect exercise regime to keep our bodies, minds and nervous systems supple and strong.

Everyone is unique

You are encouraged to practice and live in a way that best suits you.  There are 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 and mindfully we can 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. 

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

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.  See my for a private appointment to find out how an Ayurvedic approach to wellness could help you.

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.

Get in touch!  07733 266 487     lyn@lynlife.org