“Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”
Yoga will teach you to move well, so you can move more often.
Tight, uncomfortable muscles? Nagging discomfort? Daily aches and pains that you accept as a normal part of being active, sporty and getting a little bit older?
You are not alone. Sitting, working at desks, looking at phones as well as wearing shoes are all impacting our bodies. There has been a sharp increase in postural dysfunction and muscle imbalances which lead to poor, inefficient movement patterns. Adding exercise or loading reps and sets on top of poor function will just wear you down quicker. Having efficient and healthy base level movement patterns will reduce wear and tear, pain and injury.
Our yoga classes focus on improving your foundations – postural stability and strength, mobility as well as functional movement. So you can feel more comfortable everyday and perform better in your chosen sports and activities.
You do not have to accept limitations and pain as a natural part of getting older.
Life is fast, yoga gives you time to slow down
Life is busy, hectic and fast paced. Yoga is a chance to slow down….That is not to say every class is easy – come along and see! But more than a work-out, yoga is a work-in.
Your body talks to you! We spend so much time in our heads we have lost the ability to listen to what it says. Interoception is a lesser-known sense that helps you understand and feel what’s going on inside your body. Not being able to do this has been linked to a range of health problems. Like pain and medically unexplained symptoms, negative emotions, poor decision making, anxiety, eating disorders and even addiction.
Slow mindful yoga has been shown to improve interoception and also self-awareness.
Why add yoga to your weekly workouts
- Improve flexibility and mobility to relieve day to day nagging aches and pains.
- Learn efficient movement patterns to reduce your chance of injury.
- Improve overall function of your body to transmit more power.
- Improve postural strength & stability, better performance with less perceived effort.
- Improve flexibility, balance, agility and endurance.
- Feel more relaxed and balance your emotional responses.
- Understand how your mind works and reduce the impact of negative thoughts.
“Slowness of movement is the key to awareness. Awareness is the key to learning… Slower movement leads to more subtle observation.. so that more change is possible.” (Doidge, 2016)
Being more self aware in time will allow you be more present and feel more in control of your life, with a feeling of agency that allows you to take positive action and make positive decisions.
What I offer
I currently have classes in Bury on Mondays in the dedicated yoga room at Vibe Personal Training. The studio is small and cosy and the groups are friendly. I also have a class Saturday mornings in Egerton at KeptFit gym.
I also provide private lessons individuals or small groups.