Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes from Mind And Body Natural Health Centre and Yoga Studio

By: Mind And Body Natural Health Centre and Yoga Studio  17/11/2010
Keywords: Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy

We enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with small classes - you will never find more than 12 in a class - so lots of individual attention if you want it.

The styles we currently offer are Hatha and Yin.  You will find a brief explanation of the two styles and even better, why not try both and see which  you like best. 

Hatha is a traditional style of Yoga which is a good mixture of standing,  balancing, mat postures, flows,  breathing, meditation and relaxation.  The underlying aim of Hatha Yoga is to balance Body, Mind and Emotions.   It is a great way to develop flexibility, suppleness and strength and improve the efficiency of your breathing.  Regular practice helps you develop a calmer outlook on life.  Classes vary from week to week.

Yin  is a great complementary style for those already practising yoga - it allows the soft tissure in and around the muscles and in joints including the spine to gently stretch for longer to aid comfort and flexibility .  It is also a very calming and relaxing style.  There are variations in pose to suit all anatomies - yin is evolving so no longer just a complementary style it is becoming a style in its own right.


Beginners These classes are intended to help you start to develop Hatha Yoga skills by cultivating the simple classic Yoga poses, so you can do them well and grow with them.  You will be encouraged to develop your physical and mental awareness  and experience the energy flow in your body through movement, quiet introspection and self observation.  After a while you will probably be ready to move to one of the other classes.


Beginners workshops This is a 3 hour workshop for people who have never done Yoga before, which acts as a prelude for those who want to go onto the beginners class.   It will introduce you to the idea of Yoga, how to approach posturing, breathing and some guidelines as to how to take care of yourself and get the most out of your Yoga classes.   These are run periodically throughout the year (often Saturday mornings) and can be arranged specially for a group of 4 or more friends who would like to attend together.

Pre-natal Yoga  Yoga can help women get through their pregnancy with minimal discomfort. It also helps the birth and post-delivery stages. Yoga classes help to boost circulation and also help with fluid retention. The stretching exercises relieve aches and pains. Posture is also improved by yoga and this can help ease back problems, which are common in pregnant women. Yoga helps to prepare for the birth - it encourages breath and body awareness, reduces worry and teaches women to adapt to new situations. And yoga continues to have benefits after pregnancy, too. Postnatal yoga, which can be started about six weeks after the birth, strengthens abdominal muscles and your pelvic floor. It also helps you to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape faster.

Equipment- no need to bring your own mats or blankets we have a supply in the studio, although you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.  If you are coming regularly you may choose to build up some other equipment like bolsters, blocks etc (which we sell) although there are many people in the classes who do not have lots of equipment and we can improvise.

What to Wear
- nothing special - just loose fitting trousers and a comfortable T shirt will be fine.  If you want to wear specialised yoga gear that's fine too.


Keywords: Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy

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