Restorative Yoga Evening
Restorative yoga is the perfect antidote to todays busy lifestyle. Restorative yoga is about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. With a restorative Yoga class you may hardly move at all, doing just a few postures in the course of an hour. It is a completely different experience than most modern types of yoga.
Most yoga classes tend to be an active practice where you move from pose to pose, building heat and increasing your strength and flexibility in equal measure.
Restorative yoga is different. Each pose is held for a longer period of time which allows, your muscles to relax deeply. It’s a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. Restorative classes are very relaxed and the perfect way to star your week.
Reset your relationship with food workshop
This workshop is for people who are tired and fed up with the cycle of yo-yo dieting, and long to be free from obsessively thinking about food and their body.
Do you want to mend your relationship with food?
You know diets don’t work – but are not sure what to do?
Do you want to eat healthily, but feel bombarded with confusing advice?
Do you want to be confident in your food choices?
Do you want to enjoy a lovely dessert without feeling guilty afterwards?
This workshop is being run by the lovely Dr Tony Henshall an expert in eating disorders and obesity. Many of his patients in larger bodies have spent years yo-yo dieting – driving down their metabolism and steadily getting heavier. This workshop is based on how he shows them to reset their relationship with food and reverse this downward spiral.
You will be using the integrated model which combines, stabilising the body, the mind and the emotions with nourishing food, and NLP and visualisation techniques to build motivation, assertion and habit breaking skills.
This one day workshop will show you – why diets don’t work and what to do instead.
You will learn:
How to ‘kick start’ your metabolism.
NLP visualisation techniques.
Improve your body image
Find out what works for you individually.
How to track progress – confidently throw away the scales
Transform your body from one that stores calories as fat into one that burns calories by turning them into energy and heat – a thermogenic body.
If you would love to be able to simply look at a plate of food and think ‘That’s looks delicious and healthy’, and enjoy every mouthful. This is the workshop for you.
This will be a small very interactive group (max 8) so that you have time to discuss any issues you might have.
Once you understand how the body uses food, a few simple guidelines will give you confidence that you are making both healthy and delicious food choices.
Yin and Yoga Nidra Workshop
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Friday 6th September
Yin Yoga is a much more slow-paced, meditative style of yoga with postures held for longer periods of time for 3 to 5 minutes. This helps improve flexibility by releasing the body’s connective tissues including the tendons, fascia, and ligaments. It is particularly useful to release the joints in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. It is also incredibly relaxing.
Yin can be challenging because we are holding the postures for long periods.
Yin helps to unblock energy channels and offers a deep release and sense of letting go. This brings about a sense of peace and harmony.
This will be followed by a wonderful Yoga Nidra meditation.
This is the ultimate in relaxation allowing your body to release and ease itself into the weekend.
Booking is essential as classes are small.
Suitable for all levels including beginners.
Yin Yoga for Sports People
Saturday 20th July 2019
9.00am – 10.00am
Whilst most sports people can be physically strong and fit, they can also be very tight and inflexible in their muscles.
This Yin Yoga class is perfect for those of you that suffer from tight hips, hamstrings and calves. Yin is a much more slow-paced, meditative style of yoga with postures held for longer periods of time for 3 to 5 minutes therefore can be particularly challenging. This helps improve flexibility by releasing the body’s connective tissues including the tendons, fascia, and ligaments.
It is particularly useful to release the joints in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. We’ll bring relief to tight muscles, develop flexibility, learn how to protect joints, increase lung capacity and harness mental focus to improve performance.