YOGA OPEN TO ALL LEVELS- No prior yoga experience needed -


Drop-in class - Thursday - 6:00 to 7:00 pm

The Church Hall, The Broadway, Totland Bay PO39 0BW


 

Our bodies are remarkable, designed to help us move, learn, play, create and relate. Most of the time, however, we live disconnected from our bodies and we may have difficulty sleeping or relaxing, feeling uncomfortable, distressed or ashamed of our bodies, feeling physically sick, weak or in pain, feeling that our bodies are unpredictable or out of control.

Yoga offers an opportunity to explore, understand and make friends with our bodies.

How is a yoga class going?

Generally, the yoga classes start with a little meditation and pranayama (breathwork) and warm-up postures, to stretch the body and activate the joints.

Then we continue with standing and seated asanas (yoga postures). The focus of the classes is on noticing sensations and exploring choices.

There are no physical assists. The instructions given are invitations and not commands.

We always finish with savasana, a relaxing pose, to cool the mind and the body.

The classes are light-hearted using a variety of tools like yoga shapes, breathwork, cognitive exercises, reading, meditation, and group discussion.

These classes are trauma-informed classes.

What do you need?

Props and mats are available for you in the studio.

There is no need to wear tight stretchy leggings and tops. The only thing that matters is that you wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move in.

As you move through a class you can get warm so it’s good to wear clothes that keep you cool, but bring a jumper for relaxation, when the body rapidly cools down.

Venue

The War Memorial Bus Stop located on The Broadway is very close to the Church Hall.

There is a car park next door and it is usually very easy to find free parking for two hours on the street.

Costs and Booking

  • £10 for a single class
  • £50 for a pack of 6 classes

No need to book, drop-in classes!

 

CHAIR YOGA- No prior yoga experience needed -


Drop-in class - Wednesday - 10:30 to 11:30 am

The Church Hall, The Broadway, Totland Bay PO39 0BW


 

Yoga doesn't need to be complicated to be effective. Chair Yoga is a fantastic way to exercise for people who don't want or have difficulty getting down on the floor and prefer the support of a chair.

How is a chair yoga class going?

We start the class sitting on a chair doing joint rotations, gentle forward bends, spine twists and stretching arms and legs.

When we stand, we practice balance poses with one or both hands on the back of the chair as support. For younger and more active seniors we’ll just use the chair as an optional prop.

We don’t lie down on our fronts or backs like in a regular yoga class.

Most of the time, classes include breathwork exercises to increase awareness of breathing and lung capacity.

At the end of the class, we always take the time to do a conscious relaxing.

Before starting a yoga practice, a general check-up with a doctor is recommended, especially for anyone who has not exercised for some time or who has ongoing health problems such as high blood pressure, heart condition or osteoporosis.

What do you need?

Comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement. Don't wear anything tight around the waist. This will bother your stomach during some of the bending or twisting movements.

It's also nice to be barefoot so you can move your ankles and toes freely.

Venue

The War Memorial Bus Stop located on The Broadway is very close to the Church Hall.

There is a car park next door and it is usually very easy to find free parking for two hours on the street.

Costs and Booking

  • £10 for a single class
  • £50 for a pack of 6 classes

No need to book, drop-in classes!