Gentle Yoga Classes near Newcastle Emlyn and Cardigan
These gentle yoga classes are suitable for all ages and abilities, especially those wanting to improve flexibility, stamina and mobility gently. Emphasis is on correct alignment to help muscular and postural problems; also on breathing, relaxation and the benefits of a calmer more yogic outlook on life in general.
At present, there is a choice of 2 classes. Click on the one you are interested in for more details:
Individual classes, on a one to one basis, are also available, please contact me for details.
Also see About Lesley for more details of the type of classes I can offer.
Wednesdays 2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. CHAIR YOGA Holy Trinity Hall, Newcastle Emlyn
Thursdays 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. GENTLE YOGA Small World Theatre, Cardigan
Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs - dates and venue to be arranged
Click on the class you are interested in for more details.
Who are the Chair Yoga classes suitable for?
Who are the Gentle Yoga classes suitable for?
What happens in a Gentle Yoga class?
- The classes usually start with a short lying relaxation and centring practice, followed by developing awareness of the breath and combining the breath with simple movements.
- After general loosening movements to aid suppleness and flexibility in all the joints, we will normally practice various classical asanas or postures with modifications as appropriate. These will aim to move our joints through the full range of movement and may focus on different parts of the body e.g. shoulder flexibility, strengthening the back or mobilising the hips.
- During the last part of the class, we sit for more yoga breathing practice (pranayama) and a short period of stilling the mind, developing concentration and the ability to control and focus our minds, hopefully leading eventually to a state of meditation.
- The class ends with a final relaxation.
- Each student works at his or her own pace, and to his or her own capacity.
- Yoga is not a competition! The aim is to bring awareness and focus to how we use our bodies, and also in doing so, become aware of, and gain control of, our restless minds. This takes time of course, and we need to learn to be gentle with ourselves.