What is Yoga and why it’s beneficial for everybody?
Traditionally Yoga was a very different practice. As it is today the best way to describe it is moving the body through a series of poses where the fundamental difference is that each movement is connected to your breath. It does go much deeper, fascinatingly so …but if you’re someone new to yoga and are wondering what it is that’s the simplest description I can give you.
I think many people think of it as a gentle exercise, and it absolutely can be but it doesn’t have to be and within a class can be scaled for every person’s ability. My classes are suitable for those that have never exercised before and are beginners to those that have been practicing for a while and can be made to be very challenging without having to be a contortionist or be able to stand on your head!
I think this famous Yogi quote really sums it up…
‘The Yoga pose is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal. The goal is serenity. Balance. Truly finding peace in your own skin.’
Although there are many extremely impressive postures which are absolutely beautiful, its not where the focus in my Yoga classes are and not what Yoga is fundamentally about.
In my classes we work on creating space in the body and the mind. We’ll work on improving your posture, become stronger and fitter and improve your flexibility.
You’ll leave feeling calm and peaceful and carrying a sense of tranquility in to the rest of your week.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
There are many benefits to having a regular practice I have listed a few below. Even if it’s just 15 minutes each day doing a simple flow or sun salutations.
- Stress relief
- Increased flexibility
- Improved strength
- Improved breathing
- Improved posture
- Pain management
- Reduced lower back pain
- Reduced anxiety and helps manage depression
- Improved digestion
- Development of a deeper connection to yourself
- A clearer mind
- General improved feeling of well-being.
What some of my Yoga Students say about my classes…..
‘Thanks you so much. Really loved it. Walked away feeling strong in my head. I love. I forgive. I release.’
‘Thank you so much for today. It was a fantastic class and I absolutely loved the bit at the end. I went straight in to a deep mediation state which was amazing – hoping that continues to happen. You are a beautiful soul Nikki. Really looking forwards to next week.’
‘I thoroughly enjoyed my class with Nikki. Her attention to details and expertise is on point. Completely exceeded my expectations on every level. The oils, the healing, a head massage. I found it thoroughly relaxing and came out feeling fresh as a daisy. I’d recommend it to anyone.’
Our evening classes are held at the beautiful Woodland enterprise center at Flimwell. A stunning building with huge domed ceiling and heated floor making it perfect for a slow relaxing class.
Daytime sessions held on Thursdays are currently held at my private studio.
Classes run in 6 week terms and in small groups at a cost of £60 paid at the time of booking by direct bank transfer
Tuesday evenings at 7pm – Candlelit Yin style Yoga. A magical experience including sound & Reiki healing
Wednesday evenings at 7.50pm – Candlelit Yin style Yoga. A magical experience including sound & Reiki healing
Thursday mornings at 10.30am – A more energetic flowing Yoga class set to uplifting music
The Winter term dates & classes are as follows:
Tuesday January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January & 5th & 12th February
Wednesday January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th & February 6th & 13th
Thursday January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st & February 7th & 14th