Yin Yoga Classes
Tues 6.45pm (& as part of monthly Saturday Run/Walk Yoga Cake)
A wonderful quietening and relaxing practice to ease stiff joints, improve range of movement and calm the mind.
We stay in floor-based poses for 1-5 minutes each to give the joints, ligaments and deep connective tissues time to open and yield. Different options are offered to suit your unique body.
Linking with Chinese medicine, classes concentrate on targeting different meridians or channels and organ pairs. Gentle music, silence, poems and readings accompany this meditative style of yoga, suitable for all abilities including those new to yoga.
You are encouraged to observe the breath and use this to focus on the present moment, allowing thoughts and feelings to arise but staying with them and watching them without getting “involved”.
The “mind chatter” is lessened and the “volume” turned down on any negative thought patterns. The hope is that we develop mindfulness skills that can be transferred from the mat to everyday life.
In this small, friendly class everyone is invited to listen to their own unique body and adapt poses to suit them (particularly if carrying an injury) or simply rest.
We close with a long relaxation and sometimes a poem/intention setting or visualisation.
If you have time, stay on for a cuppa/glass of wine afterwards.
Hopefully you will leave nicely stretched and relaxed, with a sense of joy and connection to yourself and others.
"New to yoga. Ann has welcomed me into her sessions. I have found it easy to understand what I should be doing and get great support when I struggle. It is an holistic approach and not a competition! All equipment is provided in the studio and Ann gives great advice regarding purchasing your own. Everyone is really friendly and supportive. Lovely experience and lovely people"
"I have been attending Ann's yoga classes for 2 years now and they have made such a difference to my physical and mental health.
I'm a lot stronger, more flexible and toned thanks to the variety of classes Ann provides on a weekly basis. Also there are slower paced classes to help chill and relax after a stressful day and I have enjoyed the meditation on offer too 🙏 "