I would love you to come and join me for yoga classes. I’ve been practising yoga for 25 years, and I’m still finding new things to try in yoga – it’s a joy every day, and I can no longer imagine being without it. When I first started, I was a busy, exhausted mother of four children under 6, and the class was a revelation to me – I came out feeling calmer yet invigorated, more balanced, and with a clear head and sharper focus. I’ve never looked back! Yoga supports me both physically and mentally still. Here’s what yoga can do for you:
- Improve your flexibility
- Build and maintain strength
- Improve your posture
- Protect your spine and joints
- Reduce stress and release tension
- Help you focus
- Improve your balance
- Make you happier!
There are many more benefits – too many to list here – so why not come along to a class and see for yourself? Everyone is welcome, whatever your level of fitness, whatever your level of experience, and age is absolutely no barrier. You don’t have to be able to touch your toes or to be able to bend yourself like a pretzel to start – in fact saying you’re not flexible enough to do yoga is a bit like saying you’re too dirty to have a bath! Yoga is never competitive – each person works at their own level and pace; yoga is adaptable for each unique body.
You don’t need lots of expensive equipment to do yoga. You’ll need to wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict your movements, and bring a small blanket or towel to pad your head or knees, and to keep you warm during relaxation at the end. A bottle of water might be handy, and if you have a yoga mat, please bring it (a camping mat is ideal, but if you have neither, I have plenty of spare mats). Try not to eat a big meal just before the class – a couple of hours after eating is best. I will provide yoga bricks, blocks, and belts.
"Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are." Jason Crandell