Gentle Somatic Yoga for the over 45's.
This class will be suitable for all levels and experience of Yoga from beginners to the more experienced, and classes will include more advanced work for those with experience from the outset though we will be emphasising good alignment and technique in the first few weeks that you join us if you are new to Yoga.
There will be meditation and mindfulness emphasised throughout but you can expect to increase your physical strength and flexibility (as well as dropping a few pounds) as well as working on your mental agility! Deborah is a retired Senior Lecturer in Psychology is experienced in teaching Somatic Yoga and Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep - a very safe semi-hypnotic state) which you can read about on her blog here.
Increased Peace & Positivity
The relaxation element of our yoga classes will help to lower your blood pressure and help you to develop a sense of perspective on your problems. Chronically high levels of stress hormones which modern lifestyles can cause will undermine memory and may lead to more long standing changes in brain chemistry resulting in depression and contributing to more serious illness, such as cancer.
Consistent yoga practice improves depression and leads to a significant increase in serotonin levels and a decrease in the levels of monoamine oxidase (an enzyme that breaks down neurotransmitters) and cortisol. During the meditation aspects of your class, you will learn to increase concentration as well as learning to be fully present in the moment which helps develop an “attitude of gratitude” and an overall love of life!
Wadworth Village Hall
Friday 5. 45 pm
Oldcotes Village Hall