YOGA

FOR HARMONY AND HEALTH IN BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a holistic non-religious system which helps to restore and maintain harmony physically, mentally and spiritually. The word ‘yoga’ comes from a root word ‘yug’ meaning to ‘unite’.
Yoga incorporates the use of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), self-awareness, meditation, mantra (sound), mudras (gestures which enhance energy flow and awareness), bandhas ( muscular‘locks’), yantra (visual form) and philosophy.
The aim is to first have a healthy body with a clarity of mind. The asana, pranayama and self-awareness (when practised regularly) help you to achieve this.

How can yoga help?

Yoga can help you to overcome stress, anxiety, lack of confidence, low self-esteem and depression.
Physically, yoga can help you towards improved posture, suppleness, strength and flexibility. It can help restore digestive and glandular functioning, improve sleep quality and motivate you to take better care of yourself.
With regular practise, your breathing will improve, leading to greater vitality and mental clarity.
Meditative techniques will help you to become more focused, relaxed and in tune with your self.
Yoga gives you the ‘tools’ to manage life’s’ ups and downs, combat the effects of stress, and help you to restore the work/life balance.

Anne teaches a ‘breath-led’ yoga that encourages ‘mindfulness’ that incorporates not just the specific yoga practice time, but yoga in every day living. In this way, one is able to sustain a balance in all things whilst living ethically, positively and mindfully.
Yoga is suitable for everyone. There are no age restrictions and ability is not important, just a willingness to take the first step on the exciting journey that yoga can present to you.

Details of Anne’s yoga classes

In addition to the classes detailed below, Anne is also available for one to one and small group yoga lessons, half or full day workshops and talks.

Improvers/Advanced:
Monday 7.30 - 9.00pm Brixworth Library
Community Hall
Spratton Road
Brixworth
Northants
Mixed ability classes:
Tuesday 1.45 - 3.15pm Brixworth Community Hall
Brixworth Library
Spratton Road
Brixworth
Northamptonshire
Thursday 9.30 - 11.00am Village Hall
Little Harrowden
Main Street
Little Harrowden
Northamptonshire

Prices and term dates may be subject to change. You can join a class, if there is a space, at any time. You do not have to wait until the beginning of a new block.

Please visit the Appointments & Prices page for details of class rates.

What do I need to bring to class?

You will need to wear non-restrictive clothes ( sports’ trousers/leggings etc). Yoga mats can be purchased from most sports shops or via Anne. It is advisable to work in bare feet, but please have a pair of socks to keep your feet warm during relaxation. You may like to bring a travel rug or blanket for use during the relaxation and this can double up as a cushion for you to sit on during any seated work. Please do not consume a large meal within 2-3 hours of the start of your class.

Although Yoga is a discipline it is meant to be enjoyable so bring an open mind, a smile and a sense of humour!

Please inform Anne of any issues that may affect your yoga practice (all information will be treated as confidential), but please take responsibility for your self. Yoga is not competitive and you should not push yourself to the point of discomfort or pain at any time.

Yoga is infinitely adaptable to suit the individual, so please consult Anne if you have any concerns. The focus is not on what you cannot do, but on what you CAN do. So come along and discover your potential!

OM Shanti