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Mar
26
Tue
Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Traditional Yoga & Meditation

Tuesdays – 6 to 7.15pm

This class offers a step-by-step approach to vibrant energy & health, through traditional Yogic teachings

  • happier relationships
  • better posture and postural awareness
  • improved breathing  
  • reduced anxiety and calmer emotions
  • greater focus, concentration and memory
  • deeper levels of relaxation and awareness

Through focusing on mindful body-breath co-ordination, we can achieve harmony and balance in all aspects of our lives

A basic level of fitness is required, but the sessions are open to beginners and experienced practitioners

Oliver has over fifteen years experience and trained in South India. He is a recognised Yoga Sadhak of Gitananda Yoga, a Dakshini Marga Tantra which dates back hundreds of years

Please contact Oliver if you have any questions: cothorne@hotmail.com and 07514 904812

Seasonal Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Emmaline Turley
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Emmaline is a Yoga Alliance Senior Yoga Teacher with over 20 years continuous learning & teaching experience. Her classes are a dynamic flowing style of yoga, harmonising breath & movement to give strength, grace & freedom. The class integrates the physical, psychological & spiritual aspects of yoga & includes hands-on adjustments, breath awareness, meditation and deep relaxation. The theme of each class is supported by the current season, eclectic music, readings, spoken word and references to yoga philosophy texts.

Contact: emmalinet@hotmail.co.uk

Emmaline teaches SEASONAL VINYASA YOGA // Tuesday 7.30-8.45pm //Just as the Earth easily flows through the seasons, it should be only natural that our bodies wish to do the same //

Mar
27
Wed
Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha/Vinyasa Flow
Mar 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

This Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga class combines creative flow with a focus on specific postures and parts of the body. We synchronise breath with movement, build up strength, flexibility and finely tune our external and internal alignment. The class is for mixed ability but a certain level of physical fitness is advisable. It is a class in which you can choose to take it relatively easy or work up to stronger challenges, depending on how you feel on the day.

As in all my classes, this is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Yoga with Rebecca: Yin & Restorative Yoga
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In Yin Yoga we work very close to the mat, holding poses for between 3-5 minutes so to work deep into the connective tissue (Fascia) of the body. Yin tends not to work at a muscular level although sometimes it is beneficial to introduce a little bit of muscle and movement (yang) into a Yin practice. Yin can best be understood as an embodied meditation. We have time to become very intimate with our breath and our mind and through this beautiful practice experience ever-deepening tranquility and release. Sometimes we practice Restorative Yoga using lots of cushions, bolsters, blankets to find full comfort in the posture. In these classes, we give ourselves permission to fully rest and let go, focussing particularly on calming the nervous system.

This is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

 

Mar
28
Thu
Turn Inwards: Mindful Hatha Yoga with Sandra Tallon
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sandra lives in Bentham and has been practicing yoga for over 17 years and teaching for 9 years. She is a British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher and holds a BWY diploma certificate. Her teachings reflect her own personal style of yoga which is a mindful practice, promoting peace through the mindful practices of yoga, breathing and relaxation.  Her mission is to teach a style of yoga that will quieten the mind and explore the true self. She teaches six regular yoga classes per week together with the occasional yoga workshops and an annual yoga retreat. For more information on Sandra: http://www.planet-yoga.co.uk

Sandra teaches an adult yoga class suitable for all ages from sixteen onward. This is a mixed ability class and is suitable for all levels and abilities as all postures can be modified and you will never be asked to do anything that you feel uncomfortable with!

Classes begin with awareness of breath and sensations. Followed by a gentle warm-up sequence to free the joints and ease out any tight areas in the body. Then you will be guided through a series of postures to strengthen and stretch the body with the focus on breath awareness and we will finish with a guided relaxation to leave you feeling refreshed, restored and revitalised.

Yoga helps to tone and strengthen the body, remove tension and stiffness, promotes better breathing and circulation and creates a natural feeling of calmness and inner peace.

Through the practice of yoga you will develop self- awareness, self-acceptance, peace and love. Yoga is about being in the present moment, promoting peace and happiness through the mindful practices of yoga, breathing and relaxation. A tool which helps us to live happier and healthier lives.

Places are limited and booking is essential, to reserve your place please contact Sandra on 07870 309 147 or 015242 62248 or email sandratallon24@gmail.com

For more information on Sandra: http://www.planet-yoga.co.uk

Mar
29
Fri
Yoga with Rebecca: Gentle Yoga
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In this Gentle class, we combine slow flow with specific posture work. The class proceeds at a slower pace than the Hatha/Vinyasa class, taking longer over poses and transitions between them. This class is perfect for beginners or if you just feel you want a more gentle experience on the mat. In many ways, a gentler class can be more advanced in that we spend more time really enquiring into the poses, breath and movement.

This is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Mar
30
Sat
Saturday Refresh Yoga with Rebecca
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please join me for a Refreshing lighthearted yoga class on Saturday mornings in the River Room either at 8-9.30am or 10.30am-12 noon but watch this space for changes

I teach the Saturday morning classes as one-off classes – a kind of lucky-dip mix of yin yoga, hatha and vinyasa flow -the class is different each week but I hope will always leave you walking out of the River Room bouncy, light, relaxed and refreshed into the rest of your weekend!

This is a mixed ability class and so beginners are welcome although a degree of physical fitness is advisable.

Drop-in £9 or if you have paid for a block of my other classes (see River Room website for information www.theriverroom.org.uk) you can use the ‘tickets’ for Saturdays.

hope to see you on the mat on Saturday mornings!
much love
Rebecca XX

 

 

Mar
31
Sun
Pranacharya Yoga with Sonia Welch
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Sonia’s unique style has been created over the years as a blend of Ayurveda (Traditional Indian Medicine Health practices) and Seasonal Yoga. Her classes are a blend of long heldremedial poses, slow restorative vinyasa sequences andstrong core work designed to connect into and bring outstrength and balance. Sonia now incorporates her extensiveAyurveda and Yoga knowledge, massage techniques, seasonalposes, diet and lifestyle practices and breath work to help each student find their best way of easing imbalanced, strained, misaligned, stressed or painful bodies back into balance.

The style of Yoga taught in the classes below include long held remedial poses, slow restorative vinyasa sequences and strong core work designed to connect into and bring outstrength and balance. Also taught in class are massage techniques, seasonal movement, diet and lifestyle practices and remedial breath work to help you find your best way of easing imbalance, strain, misalignment, stress or pain back into balance.

For more information, please contact Sonia welchsonia3@gmail.com and see her personal website http://www.soniawelch.co.uk/

Apr
1
Mon
Yoga for Beginners
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Are you completely new to yoga or have you tried a couple of classes and want to develop a more regular practice? Are you looking to build strength and flexibility in your body as well as finding deep peace and relaxation? If so this class may well be for you. I should also say that a beginners class is actually good for all of us, whether or not we have weeks, months or years of Yoga experience – sometimes coming back to the beginning can bring a whole fresh insight and level of experience.We will learn about:

  • The subtleties of the breath and how important it is in relation to how we experience and move our body
  • The importance of relaxation as a way to find deep peace and space in our lives
  • How to access and experience common yoga poses and, most important, how to adapt them to suit our own bodies
  • The beauty of gentle flow as we sequence postures together (e.g. sun salutation)
  • The wider historical and philosophical context of Yoga beyond the physical practice

I absolutely love teaching yoga to all ages and levels of experience. Over the last few years I have realized that there is a gap in my teaching for beginners and so have decided to teach this new class and I’m excited about it.

What I would hope is that you will fall in love with yoga through this introduction to the practice and then can either continue for another course or move on to another class taught by me or by someone else. For any more information please call Rebecca on 07907374278 or email rebecca@rebeccayoga.org.uk

 

Yoga for Cyclists, Runners & Other Sports
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

 

I have been running a regular class for cyclists, focussing particularly on steadying and expanding the breath, opening the hips, hamstrings and shoulders and strengthening the core and inner thighs. As a whole range of people have been coming to this class, most often seeking stretching, strengthening and release in relation to some kind of sporting activity, I thought I’d expand the class to include runners, climbers, canoeists, walkers etc. This class is suitable for beginners or for those of you with more experience as you will be invited to engage with the sequences according to your own ability and energy on the day. My aim is for you to feel fully open and relaxed by the end of the class.

The classes will run at 7.30 – 8.45pm on Monday nights.

I believe that it’s worth coming to weekly classes in order to feel the progression but am also aware that this won’t work for everyone. And so drop-in is also possible. See www.rebeccayoga.org.uk for more details

If you’d like any more information please email Rebecca on rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk or call 07907374278