Yoga for back pain and shoulder pain in Plymouth

It looks like we will be expanding the therapy techniques to sciatica and shoulder pain in forthcoming courses.

just a walk away from the yoga therapy venue
just a walk away from the yoga therapy venue

The yoga therapy course is going very well.  Scheduled to during October and November 2016, there are already people on the waiting list for the next course.  So stay tuned to find out about the next courses in 2017.

We plan to expand to Stonehouse as well as the Devonport area.

Please email or phone for more details.

 

Yoga Workshop 2 in Reading at Studio 42

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A hands on practical session to learn the correct alignment principles for standing postures in a vinyasa or flow practice.  Practice with modifications to ensure an injury free practice and to continue a yoga practice if injured.  Try out some of the variations to common postures to find out which options are best suited to your own practice or how to develop your posture further.  We will learn the transitions of the ashtanga vinyasa standing series along with correct breathing, drishti and bandhas to develop a personal self-practice. Try out some vinyasa flow sequences to practice the alignment, modification/variation, transition, bandhas and drishtis.  You will be able to move into yoga postures more easily and safely as a result.

Contact Studio 42 in Reading for prices and registration

Yoga workhops in Reading

Reading Yoga workshop breath-bandha-drishti

The first of a series of Yoga workshops in Reading are taking place in 2016 and 2017 at studio 42, Reading

  1. Breath Bandhas Drishti

Key aspects of any vinyasa (flow) yoga practice. Explore these 3 ingredients of vinyasa styles of yoga and understand how they relate to the 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga.  We will be practicing techniques to utilise during a vinyasa (flow) yoga session which will help deepen your own yoga practice. Create a healthier body through engaging these techniques.  Breath control leads to stabilisation of the mind.  There will be a focus on the basis of ujjayi pranayama (victorious breath) and how to use this in relation to movement within the practice.  There will also be practice techniques in engaging yogic locks (bandhas) in relation to both yoga postures (asana) and breathing (pranayama) techniques.  Bandhas help control the energy in the body and can help develop and stronger, lighter practice.  We will focus on these locks to become more stable in a posture. Finally by incorporating a focus point to each posture more internal awareness develops.  We will be looking at some of the main gazing points (drishtis) and practice their use within a vinyasa practice. The workshop will be mostly a practical session, with room for discussion/exploration of ideas.

 

Book with studio 42, Reading

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2. Standing series (3 hours)

A hands on practical session to learn the correct alignment principles for standing postures in a vinyasa practice.  Practice with modifications to ensure an injury free practice and to continue a yoga practice if injured.  Try out some of the variations to common postures to find out which options are best suited to your own practice or how to develop your posture further.  We will learn the transitions of the ashtanga vinyasa standing series along with correct breathing, drishti and bandhas to develop a personal self-practice. Try out some vinyasa flow sequences to practice the alignment, modification/variation, transition, bandhas and drishtis.  You will be able to move into yoga postures more easily and safely as a result.

3.Rocket Vinyasa 2 arm balances and inversions (3 hours – extendable to 5 hours)

See the world from a different perspective.  Learn to defy gravity, build strength and overcome fears through practicing some of the arm balances and inversions of the Rocket Vinyasa 2 series.  We spend so much of our time seated or standing in the yoga studio, at home or work isn’t it time to give those legs a rest? Inversions and arm balances not only allow the legs to relax but the shoulders and arms, which are often neglected, are used to make your existing practice challenging but fun.  Postures will be explored individually and then linked together for a full or part Rocket 2 sequence. Postures covered are: pincha mayurasana, bakasana, parsva bakasana A, B, eka pada bakasana, galavasana, koundinyasana A, B, astavakrasana, baddha hasta sirsasana A, mukta hasta sirsasana A, B, C. Use this workshop to build your own routine and fly the Rock

4. Seated basics and finishing (3 hours – extendable to 5 hours)

The seated series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa series is known as Yoga Chikitsa (detoxification).  Learn the alignment and sequencing of this series of postures.  The workshop includes how to modify or vary your own practice to create a safe but challenging yoga flow.  Receive relevant adjustments to get the full feel of each posture.  This will create a muscle memory when practiced sufficiently, so the body will remember the correct position for each posture. Learn how to finish the vinyasa sequence to cool down the body and slow down the mind for the most effective benefits. There will be a focus on drishti, bandhas as well as modified vinyasas.

5. Pranayama, Yin and Meditation (3 hours- extendable to 5 hours)

Pranayama (control of life force) forms a fundamental part of any yoga practice.  Within a vinyasa system it is inherent in the practice itself.  However developing a full pranayama practice can help avoid or even cure sicknesses and even create focus when a vinyasa practice cannot be done.  It can also deepen awareness leading to meditation. Learn and practice a variety of pranayama techniques including ujjayi with bandhas (locks), nadi shodana, bastrika, surya bhedana, sitali and the unique and illuminating Chitshakti Prakriya. Next we will develop a more aware and meditative mind through a Yin Yoga series.  Based on Chinese meridian theory and as a way to strengthen and release connective tissues in the body, we will explore some of the Yin postures in terms of its benefit to cultivate a meditation practice.  In itself it Yin Yoga is a great way to calm both body and mind.  Longer holds in postures allow body tissues to be worked on which are ignored in a dynamic vinyasa practice.  While this develops a quieter practice it is by no means a weaker practice.  By practicing some Yin Yoga and moving further towards a quieter mind, we are ready to end the workshop in a meditation practice.  It has been often said that meditation is the best medication.  We will be using a meditation approach which can allow individuals to overcome personal issues aswell as experience a deep blissful state. This technique has been used in unique settings, but now it is available to you.

6. Yogic Living (diet, cleansing and philosophy) (3 hours)

In this workshop you will be able to explore, discuss and understand the principles of the yogic lifestyle based on sacred texts and experience of proficient yogis.  Find out what a yogic diet is and how you can incorporate this into your daily life if you so wish.  Practice the cleansing techniques which have been used for thousands of years to purify the body and help avoid sickness/disease. Explore some of the sacred texts and how find out how yoga has evolved.  Learn about the 8 limbs of yoga and how they can fit to a yoga class and day to day living. This workshop includes an optional yogic lunch

Yoga for backpain, diabetes, asthma, headaches and low mood at Devonport Live October 2016

Yoga in Plymouth for back pain, asthma, diabetes, headache and low mood
Yoga in Plymouth for back pain, asthma, diabetes, headache and low mood

Check out the new Yoga Course for back pain, diabetes, asthma, low mood and headaches  at Devonport Live, in Plymouth.

Not only could it help with a long standing problem it must be the cheapest yoga session in Plymouth

Over the 8 sessions you will learn and practice a variety of yoga techniques to help alleviate conditions that affect your life. The classes are beginner friendly, gentle and promote your health and well-being.

Back pain is one common condition.  Through the course we use evidence based research to gently get your back feeling less painful but also stronger.  The aim is that you will become more active once you continue to use the techniques offered.

Diabetes (Type 2) can also be managed by using the techniques we offer you.  Some previous patients have even been able to completely stop medication through continued practice of the techniques you can try in class.

Of course feeling low can occur especially as the days become shorter.  The aim of the course is that you will find a positive outlook just by coming to these Yoga sessions and participating in the class.

Some of my previous clients have also experienced headaches and asthma.  Through regular practice of the aspects learnt on the course we aim to help you manage any headaches and asthma.

Classes are kept small, up to 12 people.  This allows you to have detailed specific attention to check that you are practising the correct techniques.

The full 8 week course is designed to provide anyone new to yoga help with alleviating the conditions mentioned.  You will be taught various postures, focused breathing and relaxation techniques which aim to bring long term benefits.

Normally such classes can be anywhere from £20-£60 per hour due to the specialist knowledge needed to provide attendees with safe and effective methods.

You can attend this course by paying what you want.  A minimum suggested donation is £1.

In this way you get to access and experience various systems for a low cost and hopefully begin to feel the benefits very soon.

Classes continue every Wednesday throughout October and November except 16th November.

No experience is necessary.  Wear loose fitting clothing

All equipment is supplied

Contact us to find out more and register for the full course

New Ashtanga Vinyasa Self Practice Mysore Yoga in Reading on Friday

Put the New Ashtanga Vinyasa Self Practice Mysore Yoga class in your diary.  At the lovely Therapy Centre Reading on Fridays 6.30-8.30pm.  To book your place go to the yoga room class schedule, or book on the mind body app

It’s in the town centre. 6 Church St, Reading RG1 2SB

Teachers are Debbie Ashford and Jason Searing.  Experience the pure traditional approach to learning yoga.  Aswell as Ashtanga Vinyasa, Jason also has been trained in Rocket Yoga and Yoga Therapy

Come and have an amazing experience.  It would be great to see you there.

Rocket Yoga Classes in Reading offer FREE GIFT

If you sign up to a new Rocket Yoga class or Ashtanga Vinyasa Self Practice Mysore Yoga class in Reading or Plymouth you will receive a free gift.

Come and try out Rocket Yoga and/or Ashtanga Vinyasa Self Practice Mysore and feel the benefits.  If you are new to yoga what have you got to lose.

Just contact me directly to register your place and that way you will be able to claim your free gift after the first Rocket Yoga or Ashtanga Vinyasa Self Practice Mysore Class.

 

Rocket Yoga sounds in Reading Yoga Classes

[skinni buddha] has been playing some great sounds in Rocket Yoga and Vinyasa style classes in Reading to fire up the classes.

He has a wealth of international DJ experience and has been producing soundtracks for radio, workspaces, arts venues, yoga studios and social and community events since 2001

He is now working on some very special Rocket Yoga music productions for the Reading Yoga scene.

To listen to some of the mixes [skinni buddha] uses in his yoga classes click here

listen to the Rocket Yoga soundtracks by coming to one of the Rocket yoga classes in Reading or Plymouth
listen to the Rocket Yoga soundtracks by coming to one of the Rocket yoga classes in Reading or Plymouth

Rocket Vinyasa Yoga Class in Reading University gaining popularity

The Rocket Vinyasa yoga class at Reading University Sports Park is becoming more popular. The affordable price, the variety of options for all levels, and Rocket Yoga sounds has created a vibrant class atmosphere.

Sometimes we get to do this king of stuff in the Rocket Yoga class in Reading
Sometimes we get to do this king of stuff in the Rocket Yoga class in Reading

If you feel like a new challenge or just developing a new yoga practice then try out the Rocket (Lite) Yoga class on Mondays 8.15pm at the Reading University Sports Park

New Rocket Yoga class in Reading

New Mysore Self Practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga class in Reading

 

This is the type of thing you might see at Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore self practice class in Reading
This is the type of thing you might see at Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore self practice class in Reading
have a Mysore Self Practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga class in traditional way in Reading
have a Mysore Self Practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga class in traditional way in Reading

Come and try traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.  Mysore style Self Practice in the heart of Reading.

This new class is at the beautiful Therapy Centre in Church Street

Class starts at 6.30pm and you can show up anytime up until 7.00pm

The class goes on until 8.30pm

There’s even free parking on the street outside from 6.30pm

Call or text for more info or book directly through yogaroom.org and go to the classes to register your space.

£15.00 for 2 hours of individual attention is excellent value for money.

We hope to see you there.