Last night was the last of the summer sessions. We’ve been working on hip strength and mobility which also allows knees and ankles to realign. There have been some useful discussions. Thank you for trying out new asana … which we then adapted. I am rethinking the format for the summer sessions. Yoga will be available but not on a weekly basis. However that’s a whole year away!
Next week sees the return of term classes. I am beginning a new theme for a year of practice. We will be working with breathing techniques to support us through the year. The different parts of the breath relate to the seasons and as we head into Autumn we will be focusing the exhale. Autumn is the letting go of what we don’t need to prepare us for the rest we seek in Winter.
The exhale can allow us to change habitual habits and holding patterns – mental and physical. The practice will be langhana which means an instrument to cultivate lightness; the asana will be more relaxing after the fire of summer, cooling to the body and calming to the mind. Our practice will also bring us into svadhisthana, the sacral cakra. This energetic centre is the seat of our creative impulse and encourages us to ‘go with the flow’. In pranayama we will be using anuloma ujjayi. Anuloma means going with the grain, alternate nostril breathing on the exhale only.
We will talk more about these ideas as the term and year progresses.
Wednesdays, 6 September – 11 October (6 weeks)
The prices given are for 6 weeks, 5 weeks and 4 weeks respectively (if you can attend the full term but need to discuss a concessionary rate, please do get in touch with me):
- 0930 – 1100 @ £60 / £55 / £50
- 1800 – 1915 @ £55 / £50 / £45
- 1930 – 2100 @ £60 / £55 / £50
This is offered on the following basis:
Payment to be made at the start of term irrespective of when you begin the term. If you will not be at the first lesson, please arrange for payment by the start of term.
When paying for the term, tell me which lessons you will be absent from. This will allow me to offer the space to students from other classes if they cannot attend their normal class.
Once you have committed to a payment option, I would ask that your commitment remains for the term. That is, if for some reason you miss an additional lesson, for example you paid for 6 weeks but only made 5 weeks, then the 6 week payment stands.
It would be helpful to know if you are not returning to classes. I am assuming if I haven’t heard from you that I will see you next week.
The diary has more dates and the blog menu gives information about individual yoga lessons and therapies. Do have a read and let me know if anything is unclear or you have questions.
Look forward to seeing you next week!