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BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR YOGA.

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ARE YOU NEW TO YOGA? EXPERIENCED? SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN? YOGA REALLY IS FOR EVERYONE, YOUNG, MATURE, MIDDLE AGED, CHILDREN TEENS OR EVEN IF YOU ARE PREGNANT.

AS ICONIC YOGA GURU KRISHNAMACHARYA SAID, “IF YOU CAN BREATHE, YOU CAN DO YOGA”

WHAT IS YOGA?

CALM, GENTLE EXERCISE TO ALLOW MIND AND BODY CONNECTION.
FLOWING SEQUENCE TO IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY, STRENGTH AND SUPPLENESS.

YOGA WITHOUT THE FLUFF!!

HISTORY OF YOGA

IT IS ESTIMATED THE THAT LEAST 5,000 YEARS AGO (POSSIBLY MUCH LONGER), THE EARLY YOGIS IN NORTHERN INDIA DREW ON THEIR DEEP EXPERIENCES AND FORMULATED PRACTICES FOR MAN TO ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN A STATE OF BALANCED EXISTENCE, HEALTH AND WELLBEING. ALTHOUGH THE SANSKRIT WORD YOGA IS COMMONLY INTERPRETED AS ‘UNION’, IT’S PRIMARY MEANING HAS BEEN THAT OF PRACTICES FOR THE CULTIVATION OF THE HIGHEST AWARENESS AT ALL LEVELS OF THE HUMAN BEING. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO PRACTICE YOGA INCLUDING MEDITATION, STUDY, SELF ENQUIRY, CHANTING AND HATHA YOGA.

A UNIQUE TYPE OF EXERCISE

EVERY TIME YOU STEP ON TO YOUR YOGA MAT, YOU CONNECT TO AND BECOME PART OF AN EVOLVING AND POWERFUL, ANCIENT TRADITION. YOGA IS THE ULTIMATE EXERCISE AND METHOD OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT.

BENEFITS OF YOGA

  • DECREASES BLOOD PRESSURE
  • HEALTH MAINTENANCE
  • ILLNESS PREVENTION
  • LOWERS THE PULSE RATE
  • MASSAGES ALL THE INTERNAL GLANDS AND ORGANS OF THE BODY IN A THOROUGH MANNER WHICH PREVENTS DISEASE 

COMPLETE DETOXIFICATION

  • IMPROVES CIRCULATION BY GENTLY STRETCHING MUSCLES AND JOINTS AND MASSAGING THE VARIOUS ORGANS
  • TRANSPORTS NUTRIENTS AND OXYGEN THROUGHOUT THE BODY
  • FLUSHES OUT TOXINS FROM THE SYSTEM 

WEIGHT REDUCTION + MUSCLE TONING

  • STRENGTHENS AND TONES THE CORE
  • INCREASES MUSCLE DEFINITION THROUGHOUT THE BODY
  • STIMULATES FLACCID, WEAK OR LAZY MUSCLES TO SHED EXCESS FLAB
  • INCREASES METABOLISM SO FAT IS CONVERTED TO MUSCLE AND ENERGY

MENTAL + EMOTIONAL BENEFITS

  • REDUCES LEVEL OF STRESS HORMONE, CORTISOL
  • STRENGTHENS NERVOUS SYSTEM, REDUCING LONG-TERM STRESS LEVELS AND ANXIETY
  • INCREASES NEUROTRANSMITTER DOPAMINE, WHICH LIFTS THE MOOD TO CREATE A FEELING OF HAPPINESS AND HARMONY
  • GIVES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR INTROSPECTION AND INNER-AWARENESS
  • CAN BE USED TO WAKE UP THE BODY AND INCREASE ALERTNESS AS WELL AS AIDING IN RELAXATION AND SLEEP. 

NEW TO YOGA

THIS IS THE START OF AN AMAZING JOURNEY
TAKING YOUR FIRST STEP ONTO THE YOGA MAT IS AN EXCITING NEW BEGINNING. WHICHEVER STYLE OF CLASS YOU CHOOSE, WE BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY WAY TO START YOGA IS WITH THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF TEACHER IN THE BEST ENVIRONMENT. BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR YOGA PRACTICE. ANDY IS A FULLY QUALIFIED YOGA TEACHER AND A PHYSIOTHERAPIST WITH A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE IN THE HEALTH & FITNESS INDUSTRY.

WHAT DO I NEED?

MATS ARE PROVIDED ALTHOUGH YOU'RE VERY WELCOME TO BRING YOUR OWN, SOMETHING WARM TO PUT ON FOR THE END OF THE CLASS, PLEASE ONLY WEAR YOGA SOCKS WITH GRIPS FOR YOUR SAFETY, COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND A SENSE OF HUMOR.