Therapeutic Yoga Classes
Tuesday Yoga in Brislington with Andrea
Where? Holymead Hub, Rossall Road, Brislington BS4 4HB
When? Tuesdays 9.30-11.00am (see dates below)
These are classes for those who wish to use yoga practices to promote good health and well-being. These are not 'sink or swim' classes and 'no pain no gain' has no place here! These sessions are for you to find ways of maintaining and moving your own body in a way that suits you.
I believe that yoga is available to everyone as a toolbox for life, as long as you find an appropriate practice to suit your needs. I welcome all ages, genders and all levels of experience to the group, including stiff or nervous beginners. Termly themed courses are available to book in advance, or you can come along on a drop-in basis if you prefer.
These classes will help you develop a deeper understanding of your body's structure and how it moves. As well as building strength and flexibility we also explore fitness of the fascial system and what that means in exercise and in everyday life. We will play with our perception of our bodies, and how we relate to the ground, to gravity and to the space around us. This perceptual work helps lead us out of fixed patterns of habitual movement which often leads to poor posture and puts strain on the system. You will be well looked after and given guidance to help you work safely and effectively.
The pace is slow and steady to enable you to develop increased awareness and mindfulness. Sessions will be challenging for the fit and well, and adaptable for those dealing with stress-related conditions, injuries, rehabilitation, back pain, menopause, post-natal, arthritis, and management of many conditions. Emphasis is on exploration and mindful awareness of of the body and breath, incorporating aspects of Rolfing movement work. Please give me a call on 07867 488561 if unsure of your suitability.
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Regular practice of yoga and expert guidance is needed to see progress. For this reason, booking a course of classes is recommended.
The venue is at the back of Holymead Primary School which is on Wick Road. The entrance to The Hub is on Rossall Road. Go through the blue gates, turn left at the yellow fence, and you will find the entrance to the Hub on your left. Parking is available in the surrounding streets (no RPZ).
Please bring a mat to work on - a yoga mat, exercise mat, camping mat or blanket. Also bring a blanket to cover up for the relaxation at the end.
"Andrea's class was a welcome invitation to drop the baggage of my day and rest into myself, to be moved from my breath to discover and explore the parts of my body which habitually hold me, to counter the pressures of everyday life." WW
Dates for summer 2018
10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, (3 week break), 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul.
Please note that there will be a 3-week half term break as I'm away on a Rolfing training course. Possible further classes in July for those who would like to continue.
Drop-in, 1 session £8
Course of 10 sessions £55
(Class fees are non-refundable, but are transferable, ie. a friend can attend in your place.)
Contact me for details if you'd like to pay by BACS. Cash or cheque are also possible.
How to book
Email Andrea on firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place or call 07867 488561 for an informal chat. Or just come along on the day.
Yoga personal tuition
by appointment in Bristol and Minehead
One-hour sessions £16-40
More information here
“The fixation of the flesh interferes with the energy flow that is the essence of life.”
Dr. Ida P. Rolf