Come and learn with the principles of a Yoga practice which is based in a wisdom Yoga tradition. In this course we shall cover the different families of poses and understand how these poses and teachings help us to arrive into our bodies, connect to our life force and calm our nervous system and our minds.
This course is good for
Emmaus Centre (behind the Barnabus Centre) at St James Church, Church Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 4BE
free car park directly outside.
Monday evenings 8pm - 9.15pm
1, 8, 14, 22 November, 6 December (NB is no class on 29th November)
contact me for bank details
Yoga props are provided.
Week 1: Standing poses
This Foundational grounding sequence covering the classic standing poses. These poses help us to connect with in our inherent mental and physical strength as we build endurance and ground with Muladhara chakra. Within this class we begin the approach to inversions.
Week 2: Forward bends
Learning to fold the body into a place of surrender. Forward bends are introverted and are calming to the nervous system as they quieten the adrenal glands and are good for headaches, tiredness, and heat.
Week 3: Backbends
Backbends are uplifting, help anxiety and depression. They can help the closed chest syndrome of the western world, connect us with our heart chakra and help us access deeper, fuller breath.
Week 4: Restorative and Pranayama
This sequence will bring deep rest into the body and mind. It requires no energy, and helps to bring us to a relaxed state mentally and physically. We shall look at the basics of controlled breath with beginner's Pranayama.
Week 5: Miscellaneous poses with a focus on the lower back
We shall focus on twists and forward bends to release the back. Poses that bring you towards the spine are emotionally settling and grounding.
I look forward to sharing these wonderful life enhancing wisdom teachings.
Yoga has been around for the past 5,000 a years and the effects of yoga as a path and a system can be far reaching. The yoga sages established certain principles that hold the potential for enormous transformation of our mind and body which can fill our lives with peace and joy.
Yoga develops the body in a balanced way and it not only works on the muscles, but it also works on all systems of the body: digestive, respiratory, circulatory, immune, hormone secretion, and more.
Our health depends on the proper and balanced functioning of the internal organs and the efficiency of our waste system’s transportation and disposal. Yoga, by the actions of stretching, squeezing, extension, reaches all the internal organs and rejuvenates them. It maintains the flexibility of arteries and thus balances blood pressure, it expands the lungs and helps supply fresh oxygen to all parts of the body especially the head and brain – in inversions.
Yoga does wonder for reducing stress and creating mental peace enhancing the action of the parasympathetic nervous system. Many studies have found links between stress and diseases therefore creating harmony and peace of mind also helps in maintaining health.
Yoga is not just exercise
But Yoga is not just an exercise method, yoga develops one holistically, operating on different dimensions of ourselves: physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, moral and spiritual.
Yoga on a physical level
Yoga helps to develop strength and flexibility maintaining the integrity of our internal systems and therefore our health, over the years. It helps us to develop mentally, yoga promotes features like persistence, patience, power – desire, joy, and peace;
Yoga on a mental level
On a mental level Yoga helps achieve emotional stability and balance, and satisfaction. It helps mental concentration, improves memory, focus and clarity of thought, balanced perspective of reality, and good judgment;
Yoga on a moral level
On a moral level Yoga opens our hearts to love people and therefore makes us better people, more sensitive to our environment, more considerate, and willing to contribute to our environment;
Yoga on a spiritual level
On a spiritual level, Yoga tells us the truth about our existence in this universe. The effects of yoga in our lives can be thoroughly transformational!
Hello I'm Adrienne
I help people connect to their inner wisdom and come home to their bodies through the modalities of Iyengar yoga, mindfulness, meditation, pain management and holistic and energetic therapies. I teach with kindness, intuition and with a deep study of the art and science of each modality.