Yoga for all classes are vinyasa flow style with a little bit of yin thrown in.
That means some moving and some slowing down!
My yoga for all classes are accessible to all bodies, ages and levels of experience with yoga. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes! I bring along lots of props to try out and many postures can be done from seated.
- Mondays 7.30-8.30pm, yoga for all at Abington Avenue United Reformed Church NN1 4QA
- Thursdays 7.45-8.45pm, yoga for all at Foxfield Pavilion, Grange Park NN4 5BE
- More classes will be added in 2020! Contact me to join the mailing list.
What is yoga?
Yoga as we know it in the West is an amalgamation of lots of different spiritual and non-spiritual practices that originated in South Asia about 3,000 years ago. The practice that we do in classes these days bears little resemblance to those, but the idea to join body, breath and mind remains.
I think it’s also important to point out what yoga is not: a competitive sport (although if you look at instagram you’d be forgiven for thinking it is) or something just for young, thin, bendy people (again looking at you instagram).
What we’ll usually do in a class is start with a short meditation or grounding, followed by a short warmup and some flowing movements through different postures, which can be taken as quickly or as slowly as you want. We’ll finish with a set of slower postures and a short meditation.
In my classes you’re really welcome to take what you like and leave what you don’t. If something doesn’t work for you then you can chill out on your mat or take a different posture.
Why practice yoga?
There’s a growing body of evidence for yoga’s effectiveness in aiding sleep, reducing stress and and help with anxiety. For me, it helped me to make friends with my body in a way that nothing else ever has.
Everyone has a different reason for coming to yoga but when you find a class that works for you, I guarantee it will be life-changing!