Saturday Ashtanga Yoga led class.
Ashtanga is a dynamic style of yoga – it is a flowing form, meaning you don’t stay in poses for long but keep moving. This means that it provides a cardiovascular workout as well as strengthening core muscles. It uses the traditional yoga poses, so the whole body gets gently stretched and toned and the nervous and endocrine system get balanced. Josetta teaches with a gentle approach and according to where your body is at on any given day. She is very skilled at supporting individual needs within her class. She specialises in teaching beginners, who often have physical ailments and/or injuries. Obviously, as with any exercise, you should check with your GP before starting yoga if you have any health conditions. However, the Primary Series in Ashtanga is known as Yoga Therapy (“Yoga Chikista”) because it has so many therapeutic benefits – strengthening the back and balancing the body and mind. Josetta says: “I have tried quite a few styles of yoga and found Ashtanga to be the best for people like me who want to have a strong supple body as well as getting the mental health benefits (as it also calms and balances the mind). Ashtanga is suitable for all ages, shapes and abilities” Please bring your own yoga mat if possible, there will be a very limited number of mats available to borrow.
Sunday Gentle Yoga: A gentle paced yoga class suitable for all abilities and levels.
We will be exploring traditional yoga poses and breathing techniques to build strength, flexibility, balance and a sense of well-being. The focus is on relaxation and rejuvenation. Josetta teaches yoga therapy for the NHS in East London, harnessing yoga’s unique power of healing for physical and emotional health. This workshop will give you a wonderful opportunity to experience the incredible sense of calm and serenity that yoga offers. Yoga has numerous health benefits including; lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, depression, anxiety, increasing bone density, muscle mass, improving circulation, flexibility etc. Josetta specialises in teaching beginners, who often have physical ailments and/or injuries. Obviously, as with any exercise, you should check with your GP before starting yoga if you have any health conditionsPlease bring your own yoga mat if possible, there will be a very limited number of mats available to borrow