What to expect
Within capability and safe to perform
Where ever you are on your yoga journey you will be welcome at my classes in Hexham.
All classes are held in the beautiful Lockhart Room at the Moothall in Hexham.
Class sizes are limited to enable me to tailor the class to suit all levels and abilities. You should bring your own equipment if you have it but if you don’t I have spare equipment for you to use.
During the class I will teach a range of postures focusing on different areas of the body - there are over two hundred different poses (asanas) ranging from the basic to the more advanced so every class will be different.
The Iyengar yoga technique focuses on precision and alignment of the body combined with breath awareness where quality of movement is prioritised over quantity. Students learn to move with ease while working within their limitations. I will take time to observe and help adjust your position to make sure you are working safely and ensuring you get the most out of the session. If you carry an injury, I will ensure you work with the appropriate equipment to protect your body.
Yoga postures are held for longer than in some other styles, allowing tight muscles to lengthen and relax which in turn helps to bring an awareness of the body . Students are encouraged to listen to their body and come out of a pose when they are ready.
The practice of yoga is progressive, building a stable foundation before attempting more demanding work. Beginners start with standing poses to build a strong foundation and are gradually introduced to a fuller range of sitting and reclining poses, forward extensions, inversions, twists and backbends. Each group of yoga poses develops the body in different yet reciprocal ways and has different qualities: grounding, energising, strengthening, stimulating and calming.
Poses during a class will follow a sequence to ensure appropriate preparation of the body. Yoga classes at all levels devote time to relaxation.
With continued practice your posture will improve, you will feel stronger and more flexible and have increased body awareness. You will not want to miss your yoga practice!
Adho Mukha Svanasana