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Yoga

Mindfulness infused yoga in Kent

Yoga (meaning union) is an ancient system of physical and mental health refined over thousands of years.  It is not a religion or creed and can be practised by anyone of any age.  The regular practice of Yoga helps to develop physical strength and flexibility, concentrates the mind and teaches us breathing and relaxation techniques; all of which can be used to bring balance into our daily lives.

Yoga should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability.  I particularly like the words of Indian Yoga Teacher Pattabhi Jois, he highlights what Yoga offers us:

“Yoga is an internal practice, the rest is just a circus.  The postures are a way of getting you connected to your body.
We don’t use our bodies to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into our bodies.
How we feel in a pose is much more important than how it looks.”

Yoga Classes include:

  • asanas (postures) practiced mindfully to strengthen & stretch the body
  • pranayama (breath control) to improve respiration & general wellbeing
  • concentration/meditation to find stillness and peace
  • guided relaxation to completely rejuvenate the body and de-stress the mind
I aim to teach yoga so that it can be used on and off the mat to help balance the effects of everyday life.
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For information about Forest Yoga

Current Yoga Classes

ST THOMAS’S CHURCH
SOUTHBOROUGH

MONDAYS
7:00pm – 8:30pm Mixed Ability

20thApril – 18thMay (5 weeks £48.00)
No classes on 25th May, 1st June
8th June – 6th July (5 weeks £48.00)

CHRIST CHURCH ANNEXE
SOUTHBOROUGH

TUESDAYS
10:00am – 11:30am Mixed Ability

21st April – 19th May (5 weeks £48.00)
No classes 26th May, 2nd June
9th June – 7th July (5 weeks £48.00)

THE VILLAGE HALL
GROOMBRIDGE

WEDNESDAYS
10am – 11:30am Mixed Ability

22nd April – 20th May (5 weeks £48.00)
No classes 27th May, 3rd June
10th June – 8th July (5 weeks £48.00)

Yoga classes are currently available online
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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know?

The first few relaxing minutes of the class are very important so please try to arrive a 5−10 minutes earlier so that you can benefit from this. If you are held up for some reason, it is worth noting that the next best time to come into class, if you miss the start, is 10 minutes after the start time, when the initial quiet relaxation time is at an end and warm-ups begin.

Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing made of soft material works best   i.e. tracksuit/leggings/t-shirt.  You will need warm socks and a blanket for relaxation. Bring some extra layers to keep warm.

Please bring a yoga mat and two blocks if you have them. I can also source new mats, blocks, etc. if you should decide to continue and it helps to have these things for home practice.

In general, yoga is suitable for all ages and abilities and can be adapted for most physical conditions.  However, it is important to let me know of any health problems.  This includes any major difficulties in the past, if you are currently dealing with the medical profession, or if you are on any medication.  Health problems might include:

High or low blood pressure, recent surgery, artificial joints, epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, cancer, ulcers, hernias, serious injury or accident, problems with the back, the heart, knees, eyes, ears, mental health.

If your health status changes during the time that you are attending my yoga class, please inform me and always seek advice from your doctor if you have not taken any physical exercise recently or you are unsure whether yoga is suitable for you.

If you are unsure as to whether you may be affected, please get in touch.

Allow at least 2 hours after eating before your yoga practice.

If you are pregnant, taking painkillers, have had an operation recently, or have any other health concerns.

Yoga is not a competitive sport, working at your own pace is the key to doing what is right for your own body.  Yoga should be practised mindfully, with full concentration of body, breath and mind.  You should not experience any pain. 

Take care of yourself, work at your own pace and safely within your own limits. Relax, have fun and enjoy your yoga.

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