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Monday evenings 7.30 – 9pm
This is a small and friendly class. Newcomers, both beginners and those with previous yoga experience, are always welcome. Come along and try the first class for FREE!
Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and something warm to put on for relaxation. Bring a mat (I can lend you one to start with, if you don’t have one yet), blanket and maybe a cushion for relaxation.
The practice of yoga brings strength and flexibility to the body, calms the mind and refreshes the spirit. Yoga is non-competitive and is not about achieving the ‘perfect’ pose, rather it is about the journey there, working with awareness. Postures can be modified – or even missed out completely if you wish.
Classes start with a short time to focus and to let go of any stresses and tensions that may have built up during the day. After some gentle loosening exercises and warm-ups, we practice various yoga poses (asanas) – standing, sitting and lying down. These may include flowing sequences, a variety of different postures held for a short time, and maybe a balance, to help improve our flexibility, increase our strength and open our hearts. Classes may include a breathing exercise (pranayama) or a short, seated meditation to deepen our awareness, improve concentration and to calm the mind.
All classes finish with a deep relaxation, after which you will (hopefully!) feel refreshed, re-energised and with a renewed feeling in inner peace and tranquillity. Many students say they sleep particularly well on a Monday night, after yoga.
The teacher: Lorna has been practising yoga for over 40 years (where did all that time go?!). She qualified as a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga and has been teaching for over 12 years. She believes yoga should be enjoyable and fun – this ancient practice should be taken seriously but not solemnly!