MAGICAL MAY


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As we step out of April and into May, there is so much mystery and magic happening right in front of our eyes.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could approach life looking out the window where we always notice the colour?

This is an option and most definitely a choice. The choice to choose your perspective on tough situations and in them find the joy, learn the lesson. And if you are really struggling to change your views, why not take a step back and find another window?

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There is magic everywhere. Watch it unfold with wonder. Share yours freely.

THE ELEMENTAL WORKSHOPS!!

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This is a series of 4 yoga workshops that have their foundations rooted in the elements. Whether you want to build heat in order to de-stress, require grounding, crave lightness or want to reconnect to flow, these workshops are for you, to be loved & respected.

More information available on my website. All abilities welcome!!!

COST of EACH WORKSHOP is £35 or BOOK ALL 4 for £120

Earth: Saturday 16th June 09h30-12h30

Air: Saturday 7th July 09h30-12h30

Fire: Saturday 21st July 09h30-12h30

Water: Saturday 1st September 09h30-12h30

At the SHAW RIDGE SCHOOL COMMUNITY HALL – SN5 5PU

TEEN YOGA CLASSES

FRIDAYS AT 16H45 - SHAW RIDGE SCHOOL COMMUNITY HALL

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The 2 Teen yoga classes we’ve done so far have been absolutely incredible.

What a special time in a young person’s development to be starting the practice of learning the tools to deals with the pressures of life. I cease to be amazed at the postures these youngsters are capable of achieving. Long may they stay that way.

We lose our flexibility so early on in life. I feel so proud to be a part of this.

Teenagers need to be both nurtured and acknowledged for the immense pressure under which they are required to function. Think back to when you were a teenager…. Stressful? Now add the enormity of instant communication and social media to the mix and it’s no wonder they can’t switch off.

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EARTH YOGA KIDS

I AM IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS!

I am humbled to have spent last week teaching the joys of yoga to every class from reception to the years 6’s in a primary school in Shrivenham. Talk about exhausting magical experiences!

I watched the children come alive with each new animal we portrayed, we moved through breathing, movement and mindful imagination. These valuable tools are gifts to our children.

If you work in a school or are interested in bringing yoga to your local school, please feel free to contact me via the site.

** After school clubs

** In school sessions

** Teacher Beginner/Relaxation Yoga classes

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Who wants a 7 am morning class in West Swindon one week day?

If there is enough interest I will set one up. Please contact me to register your interest.

SPORTS & ATHLETES PRIVATE SESSIONS

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I currently work with the Swindon Triathlon Club and the Swindon Barbells to help enhance their training and reduce injury through yoga sessions.

I also offer raneg of motion testing with tailored plans to help increase your mobility.

If you or your club are interested in private specialised sessions, you can contact me onearthyogasanctuary@outlook.com

POSE OF THE MONTH

UTTHITA PARSVAKONASANA

(Extended Side Angle Pose)

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Level 1: Keep the elbow resting on the thigh with the palm facing upwards. Use the elbow and lower arm to press the knee backwards to open up the inner thigh and hip. The top arm is straight with the palm facing downwards. Press into the outside of the back foot to keep the muscles on the inside of the leg stretching. Open the ribcage towards the sky. The gaze is slightly down and angled diagonally across the body.

Level 2: This is the same as for level one except that the arm is in front of the leg with the hand/fingers resting in front of the foot on the floor. (This level can be done with the hand behind the foot). Press the shoulder into the knee to keep it pressing open.

Level 3: Release the bottom and hand & bring it underneath the leg. Reach around with the top arm and find a bind with the top hand pulling on the bottom wrist. Now spread the chest and breathe. Soften the neck.

Benefits:

Strengthens and stretches the legs, knees, and ankles

Stretches the groins, spine, waist, chest and lungs, and shoulders

Stimulates abdominal organs

Increases stamina

Relieves: Constipation, Infertility, Low backache pain, Osteoporosis, Sciatica, Menstrual discomfort

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Luxury Yoga & Mindfulness Spa Retreat in the Stunning Cotswolds

Come and join us in the heart of the Cotswolds for a luxury yoga and mindfulness weekend spa retreat. Kingham Cottages is a breath-taking spa venue, which includes five acres of landscaped gardens, a tennis court and a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool complex with traditional Turkish Hammam.

The weekend includes:

- 6 Yoga classes led by local Swindon teacher Karen West

- Meditation, pranayama & yoga nidra sessions

- Full use of venue facilities

- Fully catered with wholesome vegetarian meals

- Outdoor walks and other activities available during downtime

Retreat Information

Yoga Class Schedule

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All classes can be booked through the site www.earthyogasanctuary.co.uk or feel free to email me any questions or requests you may have onearthyogasanctuary@outlook.com

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CONFUSED ABOUT WHICH YOGA TO TAKE???

BRAND NEW TO YOGA, FEELING INFLEXIBLE & WEAK or JUST NEED A GENTLE UNWIND?

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BEGINNERS YOGA

A gentle hatha style class that focuses on learning the poses with alignment and breath, whilst making the body stronger and more flexible.

** Blunsdon – Mon 09h30-10h30

** Old Town – Mon 18h00-19h00

** Shaw – Thurs 17h00-18h00

ARE YOU A YOGI NEEDING MORE OF A CHALLENGE?

POWER YOGA

This is a dynamic, high energy yoga class that is linked through Vinyasa flow. This session will challenge strength, flexibility and endurance

** Shaw Ridge School Community Hall – Wed 19h30-20h45

HOT YOGA

This class is similar to the Power Yoga class, but it’s done in a heated room up to 35 degree’s. The body is able to deepen into stretches and holds with the addition of the heat. This is also a dynamic, high energy class that is linked through Vinyasa flow

** St Joseph’s College – Tues 19h15-20h30

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ARE YOU AN ATHLETE NEEDING TO IMPROVE STRENGTH & MOBILITY?

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SPORTS YOGA

In this class we focus on areas of vulnerability and weakness brought about by repetitive impact and consistent training. If you practice any type of sport or athletic activity then this is the class for you. Suitable for all abilities.

** Shaw Ridge School Community Hall – Fridays 18h00-19h00

ARE YOU PREGNANT OR JUST HAD A BABY?

PREGNANCY & POST NATAL YOGA

A gentle yoga class specifically aimed at the 2nd and 3rd trimester or for mums who have recently given birth. Beginners welcome!

** St Joseph’s College – Tues 18h00-19h00

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DO YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO DO YOGA?

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EARTH KIDS YOGA (ages 4-10)

Exciting themed classes aimed to bring the joy of yoga into children’s lives to help them learn movement, breath and mindfulness techniques from a young age.

** Contact me to discuss school sessions or parties.

TEEN YOGA (ages 11-18)

Yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques are woven together into an exciting practice session that aims to give teenagers the tools needed in order to help identify underlying stress & tension & ultimately release this tension through vital calming and focusing techniques.

** Shaw Ridge School Community Hall – Fridays 16h45-17h45

**Contact me to discuss school sessions

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DO YOU WANT TAILORED PRIVATE 1:1 OR 1:2 SESSIONS?

PRIVATE SESSIONS

** Contact me to set up a time that suits you

REIKI SESSIONS

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I am very excited about doing my Reiki Master’s course.

Please contact me via the site for booking your private session.

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