Relax the mind, strengthen the body and awaken the soul.
I found my passion for yoga in 2016 when I was pregnant with my little boy, and decided to take a professional teaching course after he was born. My yoga classes are suitable for all ladies, regardless of age, fitness level or previous yoga experience.
Yoga is fantastic for everyone – male and female – but it can be quite a spiritual, personal practice to engage in. I know that many women feel more comfortable and able to relax knowing that they will only be surrounded by other women whilst doing this, which is why my classes are for ladies only.
Yoga involves working with your body and mind in a way which involves experimentation, being open-minded…and sometimes falling over or feeling silly!
Doing these things in an environment you feel comfortable with is essential, especially if you are new to yoga.
Also, the issues which affect women – mentally, physically and emotionally – are often very different to those which affect men. By running a ladies only class, I am able to give greater focus to these problems.
My class is cosy, friendly and nurturing.
Here are the class details:
Tuesday 7.30pm YOGA @ Duke Street Hall, South Molton £5
What Is Yoga?
Chances are, you’ve heard of yoga. But don’t feel silly if you don’t know what it is. It’s actually really hard to give it a definition! Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice incorporating physical postures, breathing techniques and relaxation/meditation. There are different types of yoga, some of which are more concerned with physical movement, others which encourage spiritual awakening. I base my classes on Hatha yoga, which mainly focuses on moving the body. A typical session begins with 5 minutes of ‘centering’, which is a calm and quiet time to check in with your breath and transition into your yoga practice. The following 40 minutes or so will involve a wide range of yoga poses, some which are held for a long time and others which are moved through more quickly. Poses may be standing, seated or lying. Towards the end of the class, we spend 15 minutes indulging in a guided relaxation, which is a great opportunity to take some time for yourself and really let go.
How Yoga Could Benefit You
Maintaining a healthy body
Weight loss and weight maintenance
Improves immune system
Builds muscle strength
Encourages a better sense of balance
Helps with focus and concentration
Aids mental health
Increases energy levels
Makes you feel happier!