Courses are a great way to introduce yoga into your life. Beginners Yoga and Beginners Yoga Meditation help build a firm foundation for a personal yoga practice. Improvers are welcome to both these classes.
All Yoga and Meditation taught focuses on personal needs, concerns and requirements. The Course offers time to explore and to understand the benefits on yoga within a personal context. Courses are ongoing and may be repeated many times and/or form the foundation to move to a class for improvers.
You will learn how to support your challenges and how best to assist yourself make change within different ranges of movement. We will investigate mobilisation of the body to increase flexibility with flow of breath and consider how yoga impacts our life and raises the spirit. Come and start where you are today. Everyone welcome. All that is required is curiosity.
2019 Beginners Yoga Classes Feb 27 – Apr 3
Venue: Friends Meeting House RH12 1SL
Time: 1830-1930 Wednesdays
2019 Beginners Yoga Meditation Feb 28 – Apr 4
Venue: Tythe Barn, Pondtail Road, Horsham RH12 5JF
Time: 1950-2100 Thursdays
What will I learn?
You will learn adaptable postures to suit your personal body type so you may enjoy working within safe parameters to boost confidence, increase range of movement, flexibility, balance, strength and stamina. You will have fun and be introduced to a gentle, powerful flow of Qi Gong. This improves circulation, balance, breathing and encourages free flow of your vital life force.
One of the intangible benefits from putting my body at different angles has meant that I fall better! I just did the most hilarious slide fall on mud in the woods. I was so relaxed it felt like I floated with absolutely no hard bump. My daughter held her hand out to help me up but I simply rolled over and got up as I have learned to do in yoga.
By watching how we normally breath we learn a lot about where unnecessary tension is causing restriction in the body. Breathing techniques will be introduced to improve breathing and heighten awareness.
The breathing is fantastic. It is well known with asthma that the lungs deteriorate over time. At my last check-up I was overjoyed to be told there’s an improvement in the breathing capacity of my lungs. Yoga makes me feel confident, more alive, vital and responsible knowing I am doing the best thing possible for my body, mind and breath. Thank you I am grateful.
Deep relaxation is the key to health and happiness. with the introduction of yoga nidra you will learn techniques that you will be able to use not just in class but also at home.
I was having a great deal of trouble with my arms and shoulders. Your kind help and suggestions enabled me to take part without making me feel isolated from the class. Luckily during relaxation I managed to settle in a happy place and leave my pain behind.
As a result of the above, concentration is developed to encourage a single pointed focus. As breathing becomes slower the mind finds calmness. In time you will find yourself simply being the watcher of the movements of the mind rather than getting caught up in the distraction of mind chatter. Mindfulness in all yoga practices is essential. You will learn several meditation techniques.
The meditation has taken me to a much calmer less reactive place in my life. I am now more able to use breath consciously when needed in challenging daily situations. A life saver!
Is this Yoga Course for me?
Yoga Courses are for anyone who would like to get more out of life.
You may be curious and just starting out from scratch or may have recurring injuries, illness, even had a bad experience of yoga in the past or simply wish to recap to gain confidence. This class is for you.
You may be concerned about body image, stiffness, being inflexible, unable to cope with aches and pains or simply the daily madness of having a crazy, busy mind.
No worries, everything in yoga is adaptive, we even use chairs, which means the Yoga Course is suitable for absolutely anyone who is curious and willing to have their own unique experience.
Here there is no one size fits all. What you get on this Course is adaptive, restorative. meditative and relevant to your life.
What to Wear and Bring
Please wear comfortable stretchy or baggy layers of clothing with no zips or jeans and you will need a yoga mat and a small blanket for relaxation. We work barefoot. Any concerns or questions contact Kathryn
I was completely amazed at yoga class yesterday. I had a stressful week, my mind was racing and I was feeling a bit down. Somehow, after the postures and breathing all that tension evaporated.
During the final meditation I felt such a strong wave of energy whilst feeling totally at ease, relaxed and calm all at the same time. Amazing.
Once again Kathryn, thank you for another great class
I so enjoy your classes. I feel renewed energy in my spine and the next day my back feels so much better. Thank you.