5 Broadlands Way Rushmere St Andrew IP4 5SU
Tuesday mornings 9.30-11am This is a class for all abilities
For more info or to enrol please contact me here.
A lovely, clean, spacious, modern hall with underfloor heating. Plenty of parking available
Classes include yoga exercises/postures (asana), breathing practices (pranayama) and relaxation. This is not a one-size fits all sort of class. Classes are varied and never repetitive so you can develop yoga at your own pace and constantly discover and explore new practices with suggestions for modifications where needed.
The first Tuesday of each month includes an extended relaxation/Yoga Nidra which I talk you through, using a range of approaches.
For this session please bring an extra blanket, cushion/s and/or anything you need to be comfortable.
The benefits of relaxation (or resting deeply) are tremendous. During relaxation the parasympathetic nervous system is activated which calms body and mind. Relaxation – from the Latin ‘religare’: ‘to set free’ is a state in which there is no effort. It is an antidote to stress which can cause and aggravate so many conditions from insomnia to IBS, high blood pressure, anxiety, headaches etc.
What to bring/wear for classes:
Comfortable clothes for stretching in yoga asanas and please bring a non slip mat and blanket or warm clothing for the final relaxation. (Extra blanket etc is advised for the 1st class of every month-see above)
Spare mats, blocks, belts and eye pillows for relaxation are available to borrow
Yoga is traditionally practised without shoes.
Feedback about yoga at Tower Hall:
“Yoga has benefited me by making me feel better. All the stretches have made me realise how little movement I was doing previously. I feel like I have more energy because I am not so stiff. It feels like I am doing a workout without hurting myself, as I have bad knees and arthritis in my hip- which since coming has not troubled me.” (JB August 2016)
“I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks for being such an amazing yoga teacher! I truly believe that my yoga journey is happening so wonderfully and I’m progressing so nicely, because I’ve found such a wonderful teacher! I know that it’s really important to find someone that you can connect with in order to stick at something and really progress. I’m really loving my yoga and I’m seeing a huge array of benefits, so much so, that I’m now off of my anti depressants :-)” (CD April 2016)
“I am much calmer and relaxed. Find it easier to sleep. I am learning how to help myself with stretches and exercises when I have overexerted myself or have minor injuries. I really enjoy the class -it is fun and relaxing and we ‘do’ yoga -we are not side tracked into being a social club. The relaxation is really good-it’s a great luxury being told to relax each week.” (Marian)
“I feel like I grow a couple of inches during a yoga session as my walk home is with much improved deportment. I feel more supple with improved core strength. Breathing and relaxation are beneficial to my overall well being. I appreciate the clear instructions for our movements. Alternative positions are offered to suit individual needs. I do not kneel directly on the floor (weak knees) but where there is a will there is a way. Thanks Caroline.” (Val)
“I decided to start yoga after being diagnosed with MS when my physiotherapist suggested I needed exercises to stretch my legs and keep my muscles from getting too tight. I have found yoga life changing; it does this and more. Caroline’s class works you at your own ability so you only do what is comfortable, most importantly you feel under control over how much you allow your body to do. You don’t need lots of energy to participate which for MS can be an issue. I also love the meditation and breathing exercises as stress and being relaxed is very important. Finally because you only need a mat and some floor space it’s something that’s been so easy to incorporate into my daily life. Many thanks to you Caroline .” (Jo)
“Benefits include a definite sense of relaxation and well being following the class and an increased awareness of my body and my limitations and knowledge to work within these limitations. Caroline teaches in a clear and relaxed way, giving us choices as to how far we go with movements and postures, encouraging self awareness throughout the class.” (Mary)
“Classes help body awareness, good posture, improve small aches and pains and help better balance. Enjoyable class. No pressure. Time to improve” (Dawn )
“Yoga helps with my back. Thank you- I always feel calm and relaxed after your class.” (Norine )
Cost of classes/ Payment :
£54 for a block of 6 (90 minute) classes. Individual/’drop in’ sessions available by request @ £12. Payment can be by BACS, cheque or cash.
If you have a query or to enrol please contact mere.