Yoga classes for adults (online):

Wednesday 5.15-6.15pm Seasonal Flow at Heather Yoga

Friday 9.30-10.30am Morning Flow at Heather Yoga

Tuesday 8.30-9.30pm Yin at The Wee Retreat

 

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What is Seasonal Yoga?….

Seasonal Yoga is designed to align the changing energies of nature and the seasons in a practice that improves physical strength and flexibility, giving balance, harmony and an enhanced sense of well-being, providing an antidote to the stress and anxiety of modern life.

The classes focus on particular energy channels and corresponding organs in line with each season; class content changes with the seasons promoting and maintaining good health of your mind and body.

Seasonal yoga combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung and a modern understanding about body movement, with Traditional Chinese Medicine ideas about the changing nature of the seasons around us, and within.

Within traditional Chinese medicine, a holistic, integrated system of thinking, each season corresponds to an element, a life stage, a colour, a shape and a time of day, as well as to aspects of the individual, such as emotions, activities, and internal organs.

The style and focus of classes changes week by week, month by month. This keeps your focus but more importantly promotes and maintains good health of your mind and body.

Winter  – Jan/Feb/early March 

A time to reflect, regenerate, and develop your curiosity and imagination. To achieve a sense of stillness and contemplation, avoid stressful situations and allow life to develop smoothly.

Spring  – March/April/May 

A time of growth with enhanced energy levels. A time to inspire change and refresh your practice and lifestyle. Spring clean your diet, mind and home.

Summer  – June/July/August

Summer is a time of high energy, living life to the full. We feel invigorated and robust. Soak up some energy from the sun to drive you through to late summer.

Late Summer  – Aug/Sept/Oct 

Feel connected to the earth at this time of year. Go on walks in the countryside, get busy in the garden, do something that makes you feel good about yourself.

Autumn – Late Oct/Nov/Dec 

A time to gather energy inwards and prepare for colder months ahead, let go and clear negative thoughts. Cleanse yourself with an open mind.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga as exercise, incorporating principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time. This practice is designed to help you sit longer, and more comfortably, in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine). A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. This class is suitable for beginners. Please ensure you advise of any medical conditions, injuries, pregnancies or births within the last 12 mths.

“I’ve practiced for a number of years but had never tried Yin  yoga before – I LOVED it! Debs is fantastic leading the class through the postures, just the right amount of instruction vs quietness, and I really like how she tells us what benefits each pose delivers to the body. Just what I needed after a long stressful day at my desk. Loved the deep stretches, felt physical but peaceful and calming at the same time. I’m definitely a convert and will be signing up for more classes.”