Backbends have been associated with fear. Going deep into a backbend can help us over long standing fears and energise the body.
We will explore the safe way to enter back bends and look at which areas of the body need to be engaged and aligned for backbending to take pressure off the spine.
You will get to practice warm ups, fascial stretches and anatomical range of motion techniques as a way to reprogramme your brain. The mind may tell you that backbending is impossible but there are shortcircuits to allow backbends to deepen.
Find out what backbends are all about and how they can be incorporated into your personal practice
The 3 hour workshop will explore some of the challenging aspects of the Rocket Yoga and intermediate Ashtanga Vinyasa sequences. The Rocket is a series of postures aimed to wake up the nervous system and build strength. Created by Larry Schultz, the Rocket makes advanced poses accessible to beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.
We will start building strength by isolating areas of the body and then introduce arm balancing sequences, handstand practice and 7 headstands Baddha Hasta Sirsasana A, B, C and D mukta hasta sirsasana A, B, C within the context of a Rocket routine. We use group work to support some of these postures all the time using tristana (breath, bandha, dristi) whilst stimulating both sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
To find out more about The Rocket check the link.
YOUR CHANCE TO TRY OUT YOGIC FOOD. If you are interested in finding out more about yoga as a lifestyle then this is a great way to taste some of what the sacred yoga texts recommend by way of diet.
ALL FOOD IS VEGETARIAN (NO MEAT, NO FISH, NO EGGS) . ANY DAIRY PRODUCTS WILL BE ON THE SIDE AND NOT AS PART OF THE DISHES SO THIS MEANS ALL MAIN DISHES WILL BE VEGAN
Buffet style food in a seated area. If the weather is good we will be able to eat outside in the gardens at the venue
Food will be served after the YOGA THERAPY CLASS on WEDNESDAYS which finishes at 19.30, so why not attend the class beforehand.
A variety of teas will also be available
PAY A DONATION AT THE VENUE
NUMBERS ARE LIMITED. TO RESERVE A SPACE follow the link and book on eventbrite
So much so often a yoga practice is about, there’s pushing to achieve something. This fits very much with a western mind set and our education culture.
Yin yoga is about slowing down and feeling our experiences. In Yin yoga classes most of the postures are seated. This is different to many yoga classes but also the postures are maintained from between 1 and 5 minutes. This encourages fascia release and an opening of the connective tissues. Yin yoga can also allow us to feel more balanced and calm. Through a type of yoga which uses accupressure points to stimulate the organs and includes ‘balance’ as a means to good health and wellbeing.
Our Yin Yoga class gives you SPACE for you.
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Yoga Therapy uses traditional yoga techniques which target the various ailments you have disclosed or exhibit.
In class we commonly treat conditions such as back pain, sciatica, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, ankle pain, arthritis, headache, insomnia, stress, anxiety, low mood, IBS and diabetes.
(WE ALSO TREAT SLIPPED DISC, AUTO IMMUNE DISORDERS, PLANTAR FASCIITIS, INJURY, DIGESTIVE DISORDERS, PRE/POST SURGERY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS)
Yoga Therapy uses 5 techniques:
Breathing techniques, Postures, Meditation, Diet and Lifestyle change
We use the first three in class and incorporate all 5 during individual sessions
All body types are welcome, so you are never too inflexible to attend. By attending at least 5-8 sessions you will start to see which techniques are helping with your condition. So we recommend to allow this amount of time to see the effects.
Please get in touch if you have any questions on how we can accommodate your condition
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So pleased to be back sharing Rocket Yoga in Plymouth.
If you are new to Rocket Yoga there are 5 sequences that are used: Rocket 1 (forward bending from Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series with variations)
Rocket 2 (back bends and twists from Ashtanga Vinyasa intermediate series with variations)
Rocket 3 ( a mix of Rocket 1 and Rocket 2 with additional variations)
Modified Ashtanga Vinayasa Primary series
Full Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary series
EACH WEEK WE PRACTICE ONE OF THE SEQUENCES, PLUS WE BREAK DOWN VARIOUS POSTURES SO YOU GET TO PRACTICE ON TECHNIQUES WITH PERSONAL TUITION.
CHECK OUT MY FRIEND MAFE LIZ FROM BARCELONA WHO GIVES AN INSIGHT INTO THE ROCKET
We have taken a break and have been studying with some great yoga teachers.
Now it is time to provide Plymouth again with affordable and accessible yoga classes and yoga therapy.
VINYASA CLASS IS STILL ON MONDAYS
SELF PRACTICE TRADITIONAL MYSORE STYLE every 3rd Monday.
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If you like the vinyasa class, then why not try THE ROCKET. A challenging dynamic and fast flowing yoga style that clears out cobwebs and re-balances the nervous system.
ROCKET YOGA STARTS BACK on TUESDAYS beginning 18th SEPTEMBER at HAMOAZE HOUSE, 18.15-19.45.
Turn the world upside down and give those legs a rest. A great style to balance both top half and bottom halves of the body
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YOGA THERAPY CLASSES with YIN YOGA on WEDNESDAYS
We now blend YIN YOGA (slow and long held postures). Yin yoga has a way of calming and reducing anxiety, so this helps the body functions get into balance. So if you are missing YIN come and find us on Wednesdays. BOOK YOUR CLASS HERE
SOME CLASSES ARE BUSY SO TO GUARANTEE YOUR PLACE PLEASE BOOK
All our classes start at 18.15. We are unable to admit anyone after 18.14. So please bear this in mind when booking.
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INDIVIDUAL YOGA THERAPY SESSIONS
If you feel that a one to one session or series of sessions is more appropriate for your condition then you still have time to book (please contact us directly to book individual yoga therapy)