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What is yoga?

Yoga is an ancient practice providing physical and mental benefits. It is a whole body experience with vast fitness and therapeutic benefits.

You will find that through a regular yoga practice you will reap the benefits of increased strength, stability, fitness, flexibility and muscle tone. Yoga is not just a physical practice however. At the Well Nest, yoga sessions will include initial relaxation to calm the mind, mobilisation, asana (physical practice) and a mixture of meditation and breathing practices (pranayama). This means the body and mind work together to provide a holistic health experience leading to great potential health improvements.

What to expect:

Yoga at the Well Nest is suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners. All areas of the body will benefit as well as the mind and spirit.

Vinyasa classes – flowing, dynamic movements focused on strength, flexibility and balance. This means sequences of postures and movements between postures to create heat, breathing through movements and holds to control the heart rate and some strong core work.

Yin classes – gentle yoga focused on stretching and releasing connective tissues and providing a deep mindfulness practice through connection to the present moment. Postures are held for longer periods allowing conscious relaxation of certain muscle groups.

Yin Yang classes – a blend of classical Hatha yoga, some Vinyasa flow and Yin yoga to provide a full body stretch, invigoration and refresh. Muscles and joints will be activated to loosen up the body and improve strength and flexibility.

Kundalini  – A holistic yoga practice for mind, body and spirit. Utilising tantric technology in the form of breath work, meditation, mantra, mudra and Kriya (yoga sets) we move energy around the body to effect emotional release, physical and mental balance and spiritual awakening. A truly transformative practice.

Gentle Yoga – A classic hatha yoga based session suitable for all. Seated, kneeling and standing postures combined to give a fully body and mind stretch and strengthen. We focus on mind/body connection, minimising the need to get up and down off the mat. Great for beginners.

All you need to bring is yourself. Mat, blocks, straps, pillows and chairs will be available if required. If you find kneeling uncomfortable you may wish to bring a small blanket and you may find a blanket useful for relaxation.

One to One Sessions

Yoga sessions are available for individual tuition or small groups. Whether you want to work on something in particular or you want to improve fitness or overall wellbeing, a program can be put together for you. I have a passion for yoga for chronic illness recovery and as a tool to help you take control of your physical and mental health. Please contact me to discuss your requirements and to find out more: [email protected] 07522 859532

1 Hour session at The Well Nest Studio, Rugeley (or on Zoom) – £40