Attending a regular yoga class can:
Improve your muscle strength and tone
Increase your flexibility
Help motivate you to reduce your weight
Improve your balance and help to prevent falls
Protect you from injury
Most studies suggest that yoga is a safe and effective way to exercise and NHS Choices states there is some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, aches and pains including low back pain, as well as depression and stress.
I offer enjoyable, friendly classes with an emphasis on gentle stretching, building strength and coordinating movement to breath. The addition of mellow music also encourages the body and mind to de-stress.
Thursday mornings from 9.30am – 10.45am
Ashdon Village Hall, Radwinter Road, Ashdon Village
(10 minutes from Saffron Walden)
Plenty of parking
You can ‘drop into’ class for £12 per session or purchase a 5-class pass for £50.
Who is the class for?
What is a class like?
What do I need to bring?
Once you decide that you like yoga, it is useful to purchase your own yoga mat so that you can practice at home and even take it on holiday! I recommend you obtain a mat with a reasonable thickness to protect your knees. You also need a mat that grips well and is long enough for you to stretch out fully on it. You may also want to bring a blanket, especially in the winter months for the Savasana or relaxation. Wear comfortable, loose clothing in which you can move.
I have a background in movement therapy and trained as a yoga teacher at CAMYOGA, Cambridge, in 2012. Prior to this I taught Pilates and developed modules and teaching in Pilates as part of a degree programme at The University of East London. My classes usually include some of the beneficial elements of Pilates and from my work with Chinese medicine, I also incorporate the sense of ‘flow’ that emulates Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Chinese remedial movement systems. I am also a member of The Laban Guild and hold their certificate, Laban Creative Dance Leader.
My aim is to help you master the ability to gain sufficient body awareness to allow the body to relax into postures that release pain, stiffness and tension.