Thursday evenings in term-time.
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:
April 25th-May 23rd
Yoga conversations in self care.
Self Care conversations become a foundation for improving our health and well being and importantly our capacity to also care for others.
Yoga, the science of change and self-knowledge works in partnership with ayurveda to support this dialogue. Self care means; valuing the importance of taking time to come to a class each week, retreating from responsibilities to replenish and renew, or simply experiencing why evidence shows us that a hot bath with oils lessens stress and depression. Prioritising self care is a challenge but this can be rooted in realistic expectations and in ultimately caring beyond ourselves.
This term we will be using philosophy from the Yoga Sutras and Ayurveda to explore caring for ourselves; body, mind and spirit.
We begin by using asana (movement), pranayama (breathing) and meditation (awareness and directing of the mind) to facilitate profound listening and self knowledge.
From this we will then explore unlocking and strengthening uncomfortable bodies so that in turn our minds find peace.
Practices to improve sleep, to balance our dosha type through elemental energy awareness -what as individuals brings us into balance and wellness? Introduction of dinacharya (self care daily routines) that create inexpensive ways to self care. How meditative practices can shift our mind towards gratitude and contentment and ultimately compassion for ourselves and others.
Foundation class will be supported both by the teaching of beginners skills and demonstration as well as practices to extend and develop your relationship with yoga. Continuers having the expectation that you have come into an established relationship with asana and breathing will be encouraged to deepen and challenge your relationship with the practice of yoga.
Past terms themes:
All about You!
Stillness and Strength
Supporting Intention and Change
Breathing and Beyond
Return of the Daisy Chains
Bring it to the mat
Detoxification, taking it deeper with the kleshas
Yoga of Happiness
The Mighty Psoas.
Bring it to the mat-individual needs from practice.
The Heart of Yoga
Change, begin with the Body.
From Earth to Air (5 elements in yoga)
Chakras and the elements
Directions of movement.
Reflecting nature in our practice.
Muscles and Movement in our practice