09:30 - 10:30 : Hatha Yoga at The Bodywise Studio, CB1 2LJ
18.30 - 19.30 : Open Yoga @ Orchard Park Community Centre, CB4 2EZ No class on 20th August
18.15 - 19.45 : Hot Yoga @ CAMYOGA Central Book at camyoga.co.uk
09.30 - 10.30 : Open Yoga @ Bluntisham Village Hall, PE28 3LR
19.00 - 20.00 : Open Yoga @ Willingham Village Hall (Ploughman Hall), CB24 5LP No class on 22nd August
09:15 - 10:15 : Hatha Yoga at The Bodywise Studio, CB1 2LJ This class is currently full, please contact me before signing up.
10:30 - 11:30 : Hatha Yoga at The Bodywise Studio, CB1 2LJClasses resume on 6th SeptemberReserve your place
I haven’t always been into yoga. Touching my toes was a hilarious concept and at least 25 years had passed since I’d been upside down in an attempt to stand on my head. Despite that I somehow decided to give this yoga thing a go…
I lived and travelled different places before settling down in the UK 15 years ago. It took me two Masters degrees in Economics and International business and several years at the office desk to realise that the corporate world is not for me. I love sun, sea and mangoes. And I like to wander. All pretty good prerequisites to quit my job and off to the world, eat-pray-love style, and do yoga, of course :)
I first explored yoga during my travels in Asia, Bali, New Zealand and Costa Rica, trying different styles of Hatha, Ashtanga or Jivamukti. But it was in my early thirties, when I was seeking some relief for lower back pain from an office job and long hours driving, when I discovered the immense benefits of hot yoga and have been a dedicated practitioner ever since.
Few years later, I found myself in Nepal, doing 200 hrs Hatha and Ashtanga TT with the Akshi Yogashala school from Rishikesh, India. More training followed: Hot Yoga TT in Cambridge and Yin Yoga TT with Norman Blair, in London. Classes, workshops, trainings with inspirational teachers round the world… Forever student, here I am today, still giving it a go.
"It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence." ~B.K.S. Iyengar
I put emphasis on correct physical alignment and understanding of the uniqueness of each persons body. By studying the anatomy within the yoga poses we can achieve a better alignment and safer practice.
Classes are focused on mindful use of breath and a deeper sense of self-awareness, allowing students to safely explore their physical limits, allowing them to arrive at the posture that is comfortable and safe, reminding them to be grounded and respectful of their own limitations through their practice.
A class of traditional Hatha Yoga postures, suitable for all ages and levels of experience. A blend of classic postures, deep stretching and calming breath work to relax the body and de-stress the mind.
Class is intended to create a balance of strength and flexibility in the body as well as a balance of effort and surrender in each asana. A particular attention is given on the correct breath, the alignment of your spine and variations of postures and adaptations to the individual are offered, as no posture should be forced. Classes tend to be at slower pace and postures held for a longer period of time than in more 'flowing' styles leaving you feeling looser, refreshed and relaxed.
Hatha flow is more dynamic approach to asana practice, firmly rooted in Hatha Yoga traditions but uses progressive sequencing to deeply open up the body, cultivates the energy and focuses on alignment and breath. It usually starts with warm ups of sun salutations flow, standing/seated and floor based asanas and variations on those which will sequence into stronger, more challenging asanas, including balancing poses and inversions, to develop strength, flexibility and culminates in a final relaxation session.
An accessible, gentle flow class with Hatha based postures, which integrates breath and slow movement. This style usually provides poses that range from gentle to challenging, but done with stable, self-centering energy.
The pace of these classes is understandably slower and emphasis is placed on safe alignment and the maintaining balance of the slow breathing. The toned-down speed of these classes does not, however, mean that the poses are any less beneficial for building strength, stability, and postural integrity than other styles.
How about doing a series of 26 postures in 38-degree heat? Yes, it’s hot and it’s sweaty!
Practicing Hot yoga sequence in a heated room will increase your heart rate, helps to detoxify your body while developing strength and increasing flexibility. The intense focus on breath improves the control of breath and will help your body to relax, calm and focus your mind. With a strong emphasis on correct postural alignment, it’s a great series for correcting postural aches and pains as well as increasing the overall health of your spine.