Intro to Yoga
New Course Dates:
Thursday 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th September 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th October 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Intro to yoga at The Rocci Tree
If you are new to yoga or just joining our studio, Welcome.
Week 1 – Start at the very beginning
You will start your journey with Rocci, who will lead you through what is known as the joint freeing series or pawanmuktasana series. This is taken at a gentle pace so we can really notice what each part of our body feels, which parts feel good, and which parts we need to look after during our practice. Rocci will give you a brief history of yoga as we know it and you will be introduced to the Yama’s and Niyama’s part of Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga, the path suggested for enlightenment.
Week 2 – Breath for Health
This week you will be introduced to the wonderful world of chakra’s (various focal points in the subtle body) and prana (life energy, similar to chi). Mary’s class will be a beautiful mix of pranayama (yogic breathing), mantra and philosophy, looking at how yoga helps keep a healthy mind as well as body. You will be shown a blend of breath and movement which is soothing to the soul and stretches the body and mind.
Week 3 – Go with the flow
Matthew will lead week 3 with a sense of fun and belief that anything is possible. He will take you through the famous sun salutation, a group of movements that flow together to make up an integral part of any flow class (including Ashtanga and Vinyasa). This dynamic practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Matthew will share his knowledge of the rest of Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga.
Week 4 – Making it whole
On your final week, you will meet Noelia, who will bring the last three weeks together in a session created to ensure you are ready to attend our regular classes. From helping you set up your yoga mat and equipment before you start, to beginning relaxation, through to the pose part of a regular class (including some sun salutations) ending with a final relaxation and packing away at the end. We hope this final session will really inspire you to join us in our regular classes/workshops and we gift you two FREE Anytime class passes worth £20 to encourage this!
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