Why practice yoga?
Yoga is a great way to improve your strength and flexibility as well as being a great stress reliever that has numerous health benefits:
- boosting the immune system
- preventing cartilage and joint breakdown
- protecting your spine
- improving circulation, balance and focus of attention
- and it also makes you happier and feel more relaxed!
Hatha flow/vinyasa yoga is the combination of asanas (poses) with breath and movement. It’s more dynamic than some yoga classes so it can feel more energetic and invigorating as well as giving the body a lovely stretch. It’s suitable for people who have a basic level of fitness or who practice yoga at home. Simple hatha yoga is a more steady approach to the yoga poses. Poses are generally looked at singly and so give you more time to explore and adapt them to your own body. It’s a great place to start if you’ve not practiced yoga before or if you prefer a more steady class. Yin yoga is a different style of yoga that focusses more on the connective tissues, fascia and ligaments as well as muscles and involves spending more time in simple poses supported by different props (bolsters, blocks etc). Nearly all poses are taken sitting or lying down. The class is very quiet and meditative so a great place to come to slow down and unwind. All my yoga classes often include some mindfulness or breathing practices and end with a short time of guided relaxation.
Yoga is a form of exercise suitable for most people but if you have any specific conditions or injuries you’d like to discuss please get in touch and I can let you know if the class is suitable for you.
Classes – you will need your own yoga mat for all classes.
You will need your own yoga mat for all classes. A yoga brick or rolled up towel and belt may also be helpful. Evening classes are £8.50 to pay as you go or £28 for a month block of 4 calendar weeks. Thursday lunch class is £8 and Saturday yin is £9. Please contact me HERE to book into any class.
Simple Hatha Yoga: Tuesday 6-7pm at The Hollingworth Hall upstairs in The Landmark Centre, Deal.
Hatha Flow Yoga: Monday 5-6:10pm, 6:20-7:30pm and Tuesday 7-8:15pm all in the Hollingworth Hall at The Landmark Centre, Deal.
Mellow Flow Yoga: Thursday 12-1pm in the Cleary Hall downstairs at The Landmark Centre, Deal
Yin Yoga: Saturday 9-10am usually twice a month in the Cleary Hall downstairs at The Landmark Centre, Deal