In this Yin/Restorative Yoga class, we practice a very soft, slow nurturing form of yoga. Yin yoga works on the connective tissues and joints and involves no muscular effort. We hold poses for 3-5 minutes so to work really deep into the tissues – like a slow and deep massage. Restorative yoga is a bit like yin but uses lots of props – cushions, blankets, bolsters (sometimes even hot water bottles) to full support the body in simple poses. The effect is a deep relaxation and release of stress and emotion.
I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!
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