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Yoga Classes 2018 - 2019

 

Weekly classes run throughout the year.

See further below for details.

 

 

Christmas Dates

 

Yoga classes are on the following days

Wednesdays:   5, 12, 19 December

Wednesdays:  9, 16, 23, 30 January

 

Please note there is

No yoga class on 26th December and

No yoga class on 2nd January.

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Weekly Yoga Classes in Kettering

Pay as you go £6 per class

Or pay  £25 for 5 consecutive classes

 

Ladies, gents and beginners welcome.

 

Classes are friendly fun and non-competitive. After a free trial, a yoga class is £6 per adult for a one hour class and you can pay as you go.  There is no need to book for a yoga class, however please contact us before attending your first class.

 

See frequently asked questions below.  

 

If you'd like some free yoga sequences to try at home click here.  If you've never done yoga before, start off by attending a yoga class to learn pose variations, alignment and breathing techniques.  If you have any concerns about your health, please ask a doctor for advice before starting or continuining with yoga.

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benefits of yoga

 

•  Improved strength and flexibility

•  Increased energy

•  Lower stress levels

•  Increased mental calmness

•  Increased mental clarity

•  Improved sleep

•  Increased focus and concentration

•  Increased muscle tone

•  Increased bone density  

•  Reduced chronic pain

•  Relief from mild backache

•  Improved breathing

•  Improved athletic performance

•  Better sleep

•  Weight loss and maintenance

•  Improved balance

•  Improved posture

•  Improved joint health

•  Immunity boost

•  Increase in positive thoughts

•  Increased body awareness

•  Increased self awareness

•  Increased self acceptance

•  Increased self esteem and confidence

 

 

Yoga is the science of wellbeing, youthfulness and the science of integrating body, mind and you.

 

frequently asked questions - hatha yoga

 

What is yoga?  What is hatha yoga?

Yoga is the science of wellbeing. Yoga makes you more physically fit as well as more mentally and emotionally balanced.  Yoga originated in India over 5000 years ago.  Yoga is not a religion. Yoga is a great way to strengthen the body, increase flexibility, improve posture and release the stresses of the day by calming your mind.  Better posture helps to relieve your body of any aches due to poor posture for example from sitting or standing for long periods during the day.   There are several styles of yoga. Hatha yoga focuses on physical postures (asanas) and is also combined with breathing techniques (pranayama) and a short relaxation (savasana) or guided meditation. 

 

I'm not flexible, can I still do yoga?

Yes, of course you can!  Yoga is suitable for everyone. It’s a gentle, relaxing exercise which is adaptable regardless of age or mobility. Once you start stretching, energy blockages are released and through regular practise your body naturally becomes stronger and more flexible.

 

What do I need to bring to a yoga class?

Please bring along the enthusiasm to discover the wonderful benefits of yoga along with water to drink during the session.  We do provide some spare yoga mats for our regular weekly yoga classes but please bring your own if you have one.  Please wear loose comfortable clothing that you can move freely in whilst bending and stretching for example tracksuit bottoms or leggings and a T-shirt.  Bring a warm outer layer to put on during the relaxation such as a fleece or sweatshirt.

 

Can I eat before yoga?

It's recommended that you practise yoga with an emplty stomach so it is advised that you eat at least two hours before yoga for a full meal and at least one hour before for a snack.  Certain movements can feel uncomfortable if practised on a full stomach.

 

What if I have health concerns or a medical condition, can I still do yoga?

If you are unsure about any health issues, or haven't done any exercise for a while, please check with your doctor for advice before doing any yoga.  Please also  contact us before coming to a class to talk about what would be the best form of yoga for you e.g. gentle yoga, relaxation and meditation class or a one to one session. Before the start of each yoga class or workshop it is important that you advise the yoga teachers of any change in your health or medical information.  It's also important that you only do what feels comfortable for your body and let the yoga teachers know if you experience and difficulty.  Always practice yoga mindfully and in a safe, comfortable way for your body.

 

Will I feel stiff after a class?

No you should't feel stiff after a yoga class.  Naturally, you may feel aware of muscles that you haven't used for a while if you're new to yoga.  It's important to always practise yoga mindfully and in a way that's comfortable for your own body,  within a class that's suitable for your fitness level and never work into pain.  Inform your yoga teacher if you experience any difficulties.  If you do experience any pain please check with your doctor for advice before continuing with yoga.

 

Am I too old to start yoga?

Yoga can be enjoyed by any age group to advanced years and many peoople start yoga after the age of 60, often wishing they'd started sooner.  Yoga poses can be adapted for every age group and to suit different fitness levels.

 

Is yoga a religion?

No, yoga is not a religion.  Yoga is the science of wellbeing.  

It's development can be traced back to over 5000 years ago. Through regular practice of yoga you'll discover how to tune into and listen to your body in order to improve your strength, flexibility, coordination, and cardiovascular health, as well as self confidence and overall well-being.  

 

 

We're happy to answer any futher questions - please click here to contact us.

PLEASE NOTE we stopped doing the free trial yoga class offer in 2016, so any offer leaflets or online links regarding it are now out of date and expired.  

 

The new offer valid throughout 2018 is either to pay as you go £6 per class, in Kettering, paying at the start of each class, with no commitment;  or you can choose to pay £25 for 5 consecutive classes (which effectively saves you £5 with our loyalty card).

 

Contact us to find out more about our loyalty card.

 £6 per yoga class

 £25 for 5 classes