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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, static poses and meditative movement to connect your mind and body and helps ground, balance and warm the body. Each week we focus on a different area of the body or particular area of concern, i.e. - backs, shoulders, core, digestion, stress etc to fully balance our mind and body and redress any imbalances or issues.

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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Candle-lit slow flow yoga

Candle-lit slow flow yoga is designed for all ages and abilities and aimed at anyone who wants to go with the flow.

Candle-lit slow flow yoga uses slow flow yoga and meditative movement to connect your mind and body.  Movement in slow flow yoga is fluid, rather like the element of water and will leave your body balanced, warm and relaxed and your mind feeling relaxed and blissful. In this class we use candles and fairy-lights to further deepen your relaxation and zen state.

Benefits include; a feeling of deep relaxation, strengthens and lengthens the muscles providing more flexibility and mobility whilst leaving you feeling totally zen and relaxed.

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Relaxing bed-time yoga

Relaxing bed-time yoga is a combination of slow flow yoga (moving fluidly in sequences) and yin yoga (slow passive stretching) to allow your body to deeply relax. At Yogatonic we know that people like to try a bit of every style of yoga so we combine the flowing yoga with the yin so you get the best of both worlds.

The emphasise of relaxing bed-time yoga is on peace and calm in the body and mind by linking the breath and movement together.  This style of yoga works with the fascia and connective tissues to lengthen muscles, help improve range of motion and increase mobility and flexibility. It is also meditative and good for focus and mental wellbeing.

Relaxing bed-time yoga does what it says on the tin… it’s relaxing and will help earn you a good night’s sleep.

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Yin yoga

Yin 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.

Yin 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.

This style of yoga works with the fascia and connective tissues to lengthen muscles, help improve range of motion and increase mobility and flexibility. It is also meditative and good for focus and mental wellbeing.

Benefits include; creates feelings of peace, provides mind space, facilities natural healing, increases flexibility in the joints strengthens connective tissues and increases mobility.

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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.