that lights the whole universe
that lights the whole universe
- Breathe deeply
- Engage your body
- Be still
- Live your life
- Find your peace
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
“Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
"Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self" The Bhagavad Gita
Stretch & Shine - Mindful Movement for Seniors @ Bodenham Parish Hall
Stretch & Shine eases you into your day with gentle mindful movements to open and stretch your body and focus your mind on your breath. We start the class seated and move through a series of slow, mindful movements initiated by breath to warm and open the body. We then move to standing to some more balance challening poses to strengthen and improve balanace. We usually finish by moving to the floor for some final stretching and relaxation.
Participants in this particular class range in age from 60's to 80's. This class creates space to breathe, to connect and to move as we learn how to move gracefully and mindfully through the challenges and obstacles that happen away from the mat.
Seasonal Yin Yoga - Stretch & Hold: Yin yoga is the perfect complement to our overly stimulated, hyper busy, 'yang’ lives. It is a slow and deep, meditative style of yoga, practiced mainly on the floor. In a Yin class the focus is not on working the muscles but the deeper tissues - the joints; the fascia; the ligaments. The poses are long held (anything between 3 - 7 minutes), creating gentle tension that slowly stretches connective tissue. Working with the energy of the current season, we invigorate the meridians and energy centres of the body, increases mobility and flexibility to help cultivate a deep sense of inner awareness. Yin is simple but challenging. By providing long periods of stillness and quiet we are able to start to listen and pay attention to ourselves. My practice is inspired by the teachings of Sarah Powers, Norman Blair, Bernie Clark and Paul Grilley.
Please note there is currently no class running, but do get in touch if this is something you would be interested in attending.
REST& RELAX Restorative Yoga is a practice of consciously turning your attention inwards to slow down the breath and quieten body and mind. These classes are very gentle and suitable for beginners, those new to yoga or recovering from an illness. Restorative yoga uses passively held poses supported by blankets and cushions to allow the body and mind to release unnecessary tension. It presents an opportunity to nurture yourself and create space to get connected to your inner stillness. The focus is on slowing down, softening and letting go through meditation, gentle movement, breath work and supported poses. My practice is inspired by the teachings of Judith Hanson Lasater.
Please note props are essential for this practice.
THURSDAYS 6.30pm – 7.45pm - Restorative Yoga
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Yoga Alliance Accredited 200 hours training with Yoga Union Bali (2019) Accredited Restorative Yoga training with Anna Ashby @ Triyoga (2019) Accredited Yin Yoga training with Norman Blair (2016) and Sarah Lo (2019)
- Previous experience of yoga not essential but a certain level of general fitness required
- Wear comfortable clothing you can move freely in
- Tell me in advance of any injuries, medical conditions or concerns which may impact your practice
- Avoid heavy meals 2/3 hours before practice
- Take responsibility for and listen to your own body: yoga is about accepting where you are, not forcing yourself into somewhere you think you should be
- Arrive promptly for your class to allow yourself time to settle in
1 - 1
£45.00 - 60 minutes
3 + people @ £15 each
5+ people @ £10 each