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Join me on Friday Evening as I guide you through a Restorative Yoga practice. During these difficult times, I am here to offer you some structure to your week. A restorative yoga practice helps counter the stresses and strains of daily life by cultivating attention on ease and relaxation. Postures are often practised using props like bolsters, blankets and blocks to support the body. This physical support helps students to stay in postures comfortably without straining. The muscles can relax, heart rate lowers and the nervous system can be soothed. Restorative postures help calm the mind and open the body for pranayama (breath work) which will be part of this practice.
Pranayama is conscious breathing rather than deep breathing. It requires an approach based on self-observation. Classically, pranayama is said to be the transition between the outer and the inner world — the vehicle through which we internalise, feel the body, and experience our inner life. It is quieter and more subtle work than asana practice. Students notice they sleep better when Restorative Yoga is a part of their week.
Bring your cushions, blankets, pillows (a few), belts/straps and have a chair/ bed or sofa handy for one of the poses.
Have a look at my instagram account for ideas on how we can practice Restorative at home with furniture (due to be uploaded soon).
Next LIVE online class is 10am - 11.30am GMT. This is a pay by donate class.
Book your place via Eventbrite here:
MONDAY 30TH MARCH
19:00 - 20:15 GMT
Online yoga from my home to yours. In these unusual times, we can find ourself off centre and very much in our heads and everything can feel overwhelming. Join me for an inspiring Iyengar practice where we will work on grounding our energy, calming the mind and balancing the nervous system, calm the mind and rejuvenate our creative energy. Using the yoga asana (postures) and pranayama (breath) to bring us back to our bodies and our deep inner connection.
If you don't have props don't worry, we can use books, cushions, scarves, towels.. just have a few things around just in case. The zoom space will be open for 10 minutes prior and after the class so we'll have time to connect. For those of you who live near me please give me a call.. I have lots of yoga props you can borrow until we are back to normal.
Currently I am running my classes through the yoga studios where I normally teach:
Monday 30th March 9.15am - 10.30am - Woo Wellness
Grounding the energy class
Tuesday 31st March 9.30am - 11am The Secret Space
Restorative class to soothe the nervous system
More classes to be announced hopefully later today 29 March. I'm just working out my payment system for my private classes!
In light of fast-moving developments regarding social-distancing and self-isolation, I would like you to be aware that I am now offering the opportunity to enjoy private yoga using remote technology. I can teach you using Zoom, which is an excellent option if you are part of a group operating from different locations.
Now more than ever, it is important to continue yoga or start yoga, as it offers a refuge to cultivate the tools and resources to be in a relationship with all that arises. I understand that a remote lesson might not feel identical to a personal one, but you can be assured that you will get my personal attention.
If this is of interest to you please contact me on 07970 841999 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here:
Hope to see you virtually soon!
Times are a changing, and as of today, I am no longer teaching yoga in the traditional classroom. To all my current students - I shall be in touch with you directly to discuss how we progress as a community. Social distancing is a time for a creative change, and I will shortly be bringing you online/live classes so we can stay connected and strong and calm. The world needs Yoga and the crash course on Tech starts today!
My small mind is nervous and could easily slip into fear.. but a time of change requires a leap of faith, an inner strength and an inner trust. I believe there is a gift in all of this, and more than ever the world needs the expansive and quietening qualities of Yoga.. it has so much to offer on so many levels and it comes into its own in times like these.
I’ll let you all know as soon as I am up and running. Stay posted to my website and Insta for updates. I am committed to being there for you and to spread the teachings of Yoga.
Don't forget to check out my website where you can print out yoga sequences including a restorative practice.
The next workshop is now online and ready to book at Eventbrite. Hurry though as places are limited to 14 and the last one sold out.
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Join me at my next workshop on Sunday 1 March 10am - 12.30pm. We will be working with depth and detail and understanding in the poses. This long duration allows us to delve deep into Yoga and explore actions. Tickets are £25. The location is Woo Wellness, Bishops Stortford.
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I am happy to announce my first yoga workshop of 2020. A chance to focus on alignment, setting you up for your year of yoga. Location is Woo Wellness, Bishops Stortford. Price is £25. For further information and to book your place, see the Eventbrite link below.
Pranayama, the yogic art of breathing, and Meditation are increasingly common practice nowadays, and for me I couldn’t live without them. Both require practice and patience. .
They are both different practices which compliment one another. Pranayama leads to a control of the emotions and balances our Prana or energy. BKS Iyengar states in his book Light on Pranayama, “it leads to a control of the emotions, which in turn brings stability, concentration and mental poise.... It is the bridge to cross from the physical to the spirit, in a journey of self realisation”. Sounds pretty similar to meditation, no? Well yes, except the focus is narrowed down to just the breath. .
Meditation can also be narrowed to the breath or a one pointed object, or it can be a vast and open, taking in all your sensations and surroundings. .
Both of them are about becoming aware. Aware of what’s arising and aware of our reactions to it. Over time, with both practices you can interrupt your habits of judging and reacting and pushing and pulling in the moment. .
Sam Harris, author, neuroscientist and long term meditator says of meditation “It can become a kind of super power. It can become something that changes what you are able to do in each moment. The things you are able to say or not say”. .
See if you can find these moments of clarity in the midst of your day. Catch the thinker thinking!
Ps for those of you new to meditation The WAKING UP app by Sam Harris is proving a huge hit with my family and friends.
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I am Adrienne Bagnall -Iyengar yoga teacher, therapist , movement teacher and energy worker. Hope you enjoy my website and blog.