BREATHE, BALANCE, RECONNECT
The practice of 'Yoga' has been around for thousands of years and was very different to the Yoga practice we see today. Ancient Yogis used their natural surroundings, such as animals and nature, to help them find inner peace and happiness. 'Yoga', derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’, ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’, is essentially a spiritual discipline which focuses on bringing harmony and balance between mind and body, which can be achieved by following sage Patanjali's Eightfold path (8 Limbs of Yoga).
We need Yoga more than ever now, to help us reconnect with ourselves and spend some time away from the busy, technical and externally stimulating world we live in today.
The wonderful thing about this ancient Indian practice, is that there is something for everyone, whether you crave the movement and physical elements, helping to build strength and flexibility or being still in the moment, focusing on the breath and finding softness and peace to help reduce mental stress and chatter.
Join one of my Birmingham based classes below and start to
create your own personal Yoga journey.
ABOUT THE CLASSES...
A slower paced style of class to help find what works for you. Perfect for beginners, over 60s or those with injuries or medical conditions.
These classes help to improve strength, mobility and posture, aim to help to reduce stress, sleep better and in turn feel more energised.
We explore physical Asana practice in a slow paced and supportive way, warming up the body and learning how to stay safe in foundational postures, as well as getting the most out of your practice through the use of props and modifications.
We look at how to work with the breath (Pranayama) to help support our movements and ease stress and tension in the body and mind.
FLOW / VINYASA
Move in sync with the breath, flowing from one posture to the next in a creative sequence that is sure to build strength and flexibility. Explore Yoga Asana, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Yoga Philosophy.
All classes start and end with an opportunity to slow it all down and simply connect with your breath to arrive in the present moment.
Plenty of options / modifications are given to encourage empowerment and ownership over your personal practice.
BEGINNERS / BASICS / ESSENTIALS
Introduces you to Yoga and new ways to approach your posture, breath and meditative practice. These classes are similar to Gentle Yoga as the pace is slow, giving enough time to get in and out of postures. The only difference is that they can sometimes feel challenging as we build up strength and start to use muscles that we may not have previously said hello to before!
A variety of options are given along with opportunities to learn how to use props and modify poses to help ease you in. Yogic philosophy and Pranayama (Breathing techniques) are included in each session.
Perfect for Beginners but great for anyone at any stage in their yoga journey.