Thursday evenings in term-time.
12th September-27th October 2019
Foundation 6.30-7.45 p.m. / Continuer's 8-9.30 p.m.
All Saints Junior School Hall, August House, Brownlow Road, Reading RG1 6NP. £8.50 per class payable in termly blocks.
Next term theme:
Cultivating Contentment through Yoga
The word ‘yoga’ and images related to yoga, have become symbolic in our culture with relaxation and finding a state of calm and peace. Of self-care through improving our range of movement, strength and breathing. Along side this, if we have experience of practicing yoga, we know that it can help create clarity and concentration in our mind and in turn improve our relationships and authenticity.
Working with the body, breathing and our thoughts, is the concrete path of yoga. These tools are described in and supported by the Yoga Sutras. One of the main themes of support in the yoga sutras is Santosha; which can be simply defined as contentment.
More than at any other time, we are living with the fall out from the opposite of this. Our encouraged growth mind set, encouraged discontentment and it's relief through consumerism as a way to happiness, as well as disconnection from our relationship to nature, this impact can no longer be ignored. For many of us our climate crisis is our daily anxiety.
How do we embody contentment whilst still developing on and off the mat? How do we find joy, participating in our practice and in our lives, whilst being fully present to the challenges that Climate Crisis requires.
This term in our asana practice we will use movement and increasing stillness in postures to explore Santosha. We will look at aspects of our practice to bring us in to the joy of being in the moment, in our practice, in our body, using breath work and other meditative tools to decrease anxiety and increase enjoyment in the here and now. In foundation the class will be supported by demonstration and teaching to help beginners develop core skills of movement and breath whilst introducing philosophy and mindful practices to build contentment. For those who are returning to foundation there will be teaching to develop and maintain your interest as your relationship to your practice deepens. In continuers will we explore the Yoga Sutras, specifically how it guides us to contentment or Santosha and use this inspiration to challenge and deepen our practice.
Return of The Daisy Chains
Conversations in Self Care
Stillness and Strength
All about you!
Supporting intention and Change
The Mighty Psoas
Breathing and Beyond
The Yoga of Happiness
Detoxification and Aryuveda