17.00-18.00 Gentle Therapeutic Yoga with Meditation
Focusing on a different area / aspect of the body-mind each week of the month, and on what students bring to the class and would like to work on.
Suitable for all levels, for those recovering from illness or injury, those who do not want to push themselves too hard and would like an easy way to explore some different ways into meditation.
18.15-19.15 Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra
Holding just a few poses, using props for support and maximum comfort to be able to deeply rest, followed by a guided relaxation journey through the levels of being.
Especially good for stress relief, reducing anxiety, healing, deep rest, sleep and relaxation.
PROPS REQUIRED: preferably at least a yoga mat. If you do not have other yoga props (bolster, blocks, etc), other items you can use are cushions / pillows, blankets, books, dressing gown belt. Here is a video to provide some ideas on using common household items as yoga props.
BOOKING is essential.
You’ll receive a link to register for the class and a further link and password to join either or both the Zoom classes. It’s the same link for both.
I recommend using a desktop or laptop, but have a phone / tablet as an internet backup. They work OK, although the camera view is more limited and the screen rather small to be able see what’s going on. On a mobile device you will also have to download the free Zoom App.
If you’d like me to give you suggestions / modification / verbal adjustments, please make sure the camera is positioned to show your mat and that it is well illuminated from behind / beside the camera (if the light is behind you I will only see your silhouette). You may need to adjust the angle up/down, if we move from sitting to standing.
Please log in 5-10 minutes before the class begins, with your sound muted and preferably your video on (you can turn it off after, if you prefer).
You will initially be in a virtual waiting room, until I let you in to the main session. Then we can make sure your connection, audio and visual all work and I can let you know what props to have nearby.
If you have any conditions I should be aware of you can send me an email beforehand. You can also send me a private message in the meeting, via the chat box on Zoom or simply unmute yourself briefly to talk to me at the start of the session. I also invite people to let me know what they would like to focus on and get out of the session.
Do remember that your main job is to take care of yourself. Yoga is a wonderful tool for self care, if used wisely. It is about learning to listen to the signals from the body and respond when it tells you to pull back from a stretch or rest when it is tired. The right practice for you will leave you feeling both relaxed and energised.