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Yoga for health & wellbeing

Yoga for health and wellbeing is for all ages and abilities and is designed to focus on your physical and mental wellbeing, leaving you with a feeling of bliss.

Yoga for health and wellbeing uses slow flow yoga and meditative movement to connect your mind and body and helps ground, balance and warm the body.

Benefits include; a feeling of deep relaxation, strengthens and lengthens muscles and provides more flexibility and mobility by getting the body moving, aids concentration and sleep and helps prevent injury.

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Yoga for sports

Yoga for sports is usually slow, passive stretching where asanas (Yoga poses) are held for a longer period allowing your muscles to deeply relax. At Yogatonic we know that sporty people are competitive and don’t enjoy sitting still for too long so our yoga for sports combines both vinyasa (fast paced playful yoga which sporty people love) with yin (slow, passive stretching which sporty people need).  That way you get the best of both worlds.

Yoga for sports, works with the fascia and connective tissues to lengthen muscles, help improve range of motion and reduce the risk of injury.  Mentally, yoga for sport is meditative and good for focus and mental wellbeing.

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Restorative Yoga with aromatherapy/reiki

Restorative yoga is for all ages and abilities and is designed to encourage your physical and mental wellbeing to slow down, leaving you with a feeling of bliss.

Restorative yoga uses props to support your yoga movement, which is slow, passive stretching. Asanas (Yoga poses) are held for a longer period allowing your muscles to deeply relax.   Aromatherapy and reiki is also used to help your mind and body relax, providing you with a relaxed state of mind and a good nights sleep.

Benefits include; creates feelings of peace, provides mind space, facilities natural healing, creates a deep state of relaxation, decreases stress and anxiety, promotes better sleep and helps manage pain.

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Chair yoga

Chair yoga is a form of yoga which is modified using a chair.  It is good for people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move from seated to standing and those who can’t reach the floor or lay down for long periods.

Benefits include; helps with mobility and flexibility, Improves strength, reduces pain and improves pain management skills.

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra, or yoga sleep is easily described as the bit between being asleep and being awake.  It’s a conscious sleep for your brain which is usually encouraged using guided meditation and is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still being conscious. Some yogis believe it’s as good for your body as having 8 hours sleep! Yoga nidra classes tend to be one offs and involve lots of pillows, cushions, blankets, candles and of course… hot chocolate.

Benefits include; inducing a deep physical and mental relaxation, provides deep emotional relaxation and release, decreases stress and anxiety and promotes better sleep.

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Meditation/reiki

Meditation provides headspace by allowing you to be in the present and not the past or future. Meditation is usually a one off class to provide you with a skill that you can use anywhere and anytime you need it.  We sometimes incorporate meditation into our yoga classes.

Benefits include; reduces stress and anxiety and helps with sleep, concentration, cultivates peace of mind, clarity and a sense of calm.  Meditation stimulates the para-sympathetic nervous system, reduces adrenaline and cortisone (linked to strokes and heart attacks) and reduces blood pressure and heart rate.

Reiki in Japanese translates as “Universal life force energy”.  Reiki is a spiritual healing which works with the subtle body and energy and channels positive energy into your body.

Benefits include; induces relaxation, assists body’s natural healing processes, develops mental and spiritual wellbeing, relieves emotional stress, helps with pain management and improves overall wellbeing.