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Pregnancy Yoga Pregnancy Yoga helps you develop techniques to increase flexibility and strength in your body and deal with the many changes taking place both physically and emotionally. Yoga helps the body and mind to be well prepared for pregnancy and birth. Yogic breathing connects you in advance with your birthing muscles, giving you confidence, especially if you are a first-time mother. Your pregnancy posture will improve, and this can allow a rapid recovery of muscle tone after the birth. Yoga increases the levels of energy, giving a sense of wellbeing. The deep relaxation techniques taught can also help if you are having difficulty with sleep.
Our pregnancy yoga classes cover:
Yoga for mid pregnancy (14-32 weeks) and late pregnancy (32-40 weeks) Pelvic floor exercises Yogic breathing, birth breathing Strengthening birthing muscles All over strengthening Loosening the hips Useful birth positions Deep Relaxation and Visualization techniques useful for pregnancy and labour
Enter the category for this item: Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Caroline Caroline has trained with appleyoga run by Katy Appleton, which is a 240 hour Yoga Alliance accredited course. The appleyoga approach to Vinyasa Flow is a distillation of years of study and a lifetime of movement practice. This Vinyasa Flow class is intelligent and transformational with methodology that is easy to learn and helps people to go deep into their practice with lightness and grace. It is biomechanically savvy, creates freedom in the body and is grounded in principles of sequencing that allow people to soar in every class. To book please email email@example.com
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YogaSomatics with Sabine C Smith BWY Diploma What is YogaSomatics? Definition of Yoga and Somatics ‘Yoga’ = union, binding or bringing together mind and body. ‘Somatics’ from the Greek word ‘soma’ = the living body; experiencing or seeing oneself from within.*1) Both aim to allow body and mind to function as one.
What to expect
Whether you are a practitioner of Yoga or Pilates understanding how your body works from within will be beneficial to you and make your practice even better. We develop habits, which become automatic in time and we are seldom aware of them. These habits, useful or not, can be improved by re-creating new neural pathways.
How is that done in a class?
Working with your breath and contracting individual muscles or muscle groups on an In-breath and releasing completely on an Out-breath, we can set new patterns and habits. Over time this way of engaging with the body will improve posture, helps to alleviate muscle discomfort and create new and more helpful patterns.
The number of participants in this class will be limited to 10 as demos and adjustments are part of the class structure.
Enter the category for this item: Yoga, Private Tuition
Private Yoga Tuition
Whilst there are many benefits to be gained from attending group yoga classes, an ideal way for many people to learn yoga and develop their personal practice is through one to one sessions. Before you start the one to one sessions, your needs will be discussed and assessed. From this an individual practice of postures and breathing will be developed and taught; one that is appropriate for you. Things to consider might include general health, flexibility, and life circumstances.
Benefits of one to one yoga classes:
· Personal attention and tuition ideal for beginners to build confidence · Convenience of lesson times made by appointment · Development of a personal practice for your individual needs · Specific therapeutic benefits for injury, illness and stress Please note all sessions are held at Karma Studios we do not offer home visits. Prices: £60 per hour for a 1:1 £75 per hour for a 2:1 To book a class please contact us on 07530 009042 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enter the category for this item: Yoga, Seniors
Gentle Flow Yoga These yoga classes are designed to improve flexibility, posture, promote healthy joints, increase oxygen intake, strengthen bone and muscle and improve balance.
Throughout the class we link movement to the breath and always end the class with some dedicated relaxation time giving the mind and body essential time to rest after the yoga practice.
The class is open to beginners or those who have had a break from exercise as clients are encouraged to rest whenever they need to.
In yoga, it is believed that our real age is determined by flexibility and health of our spine. As we get older, our range of motion and flexibility of spinal column diminishes and our posture deteriorates, leading to reduced musculo-skeletal body functioning. Yoga is the perfect activity to take up if you are older or if you suffer from aches and pains, because its low impact and precise motion combined with weightbearing postures have strengthening benefits for the whole body.
Regular practice of yoga can help reduce age linked ailments and will make you more agile, stronger, and importantly bring a real sense of relaxation.
Enter the category for this item: Yoga, Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga with Julia Daley
I am a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) trained teacher with a Teacher Training Diploma (NVQ level 4, 3∏ years study) following completion the BWY Foundation Course (8 months study) and have been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Originally a professional dancer, movement and fitness have been entwined in my life since an early age. Yoga has been an integral part of my work as a personal trainer (of which I have 20 years of experience). I am passionate about yoga and enjoy sharing all the benefits that it gives on many levels including increased strength, stamina and flexibility. I believe that yoga provides a balance of mind, body and spirit. As a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, stress reduction, and personal development through positive suggestion are an important element of my teaching. I am also very interested in posture correction and core strength which are fundamental in my classes. I am delighted to be teaching in this new and exciting studio and look forward to bringing yoga to many more people. Book Now.
I am delighted to be teaching in this new and exciting studio and look forward to bringing yoga to many more people. Book Now. My Qualifications Yoga Qualifications
British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Training Diploma Insurance with and member of the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY)
Hypnotherapy / Psychotherapy
National College of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Diploma Insurance with and member of National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP)
Enter the category for this item: Pilates, Private Tuition
Private Pilates Sessions at the JK Pilates Studio! with Jude Hirschheimer at the JK Pilates studio within Karma Studios
Private one-to-one and partner Pilates sessions are available at the fully equipped JK Pilates studio within Karma Studios (ground floor) in West Wickham. Private sessions are hugely beneficial for learning the Pilates method and for the following areas in particular: • Injury Rehabilitation • Back Pain Management • Pre & post-natal • New to Pilates • Accelerating your results
The studio sessions are specifically designed for you and your body - you can expect to gain postural alignment, good core stability and excellent overall muscular awareness which in turn will significantly improve your strength, flexibility, tone and body shape quickly.
The Pilates Equipment All private sessions utilise the original Pilates equipment, the Reformer and Cadillac, as well as small props such as the wobble board, foam roller, overballs, massage balls and bands.
The reformer is probably the most well known piece of studio equipment in Pilates, consisting of a wooden or metal frame with a carriage on wheels that slides up or down. The carriage is attached to a number of different springs which provide variable resistance, allowing you to build strength and flexibility at your own pace.
A tremendous variety of exercises can be performed on the Pilates Trapeze Table (or Cadillac). From gentle, spring-assisted sit-ups to advanced acrobatics, the Trapeze Table offers exercises for all ages and abilities.
The Chen family Tai Chi form is a soft internal Martial Art.
Its versatile skills incorporated in a series of movements are beneficial for posture, balance, core strength, health and wellbeing.Learn how to calm your mind and move with ease through connected strength in a small friendly class.
This unique Ancient system is ideal for the stressful 21st Century and is suitable for all abilities.
Enter the category for this item: Yoga, Iyengar Yoga
Iyengar Yoga - Wednesday & Thursdays with Rose Newbold Rose teaches the internationally renowned method of Iyengar Yoga, headed by BKS Iyengar, places emphasis in its teaching of the asanas (poses) on correct positioning of the body. Using props (foam blocks, belts etc.) when necessary this allows individuals to progress in total safety and at their own pace.
To book contact Rose on 07711 656682
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Body Control Pilates with Denise Sandhu
This mixed ability class at 7.30 p.m. Uses portable pieces of equipment like gym balls, foam rollers, wobble boards, various small balls and resistance bands to add challenge to classical Pilates exercises. This keeps the class interesting and stimulating and gives feedback when trying to correct posture faults.
The class is run in 4 week blocks and attendance is by booking onto a block only. The cost is £40 for 4 weeks and there is a maximum of 10 in a class.
1:1 sessions can be arranged either at Karma Studios or in your own home for £45 per session
Kids Yoga with Lily Read Tuesday afternoons during term time: Classes are fun and active, perfect for stretching and soothing young bodies and minds. Children can explore yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation in a fun and secure environment. Yoga has amazing benefits for children:
• Improved flexibility and strength • Great posture, balance and co-ordination • Builds confidence and concentration skills • Combat stress and anxiety • Make new friends and have fun!
Pilates with Jude Hirschheimer Pilates is a complete body conditioning method developed by its founder, Joseph Pilates, dedicated to improving physical and mental health. Targeting the deep postural muscles, it works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment.
Through a series of exercises, you will be able to tone and reshape your entire body, improve your posture, and achieve the balance between strength and flexibility, helping to relieve stress and tension
Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style that uses props to support the body, encouraging deep relaxation. Using passive yoga asanas we let our nervous systems shift and enjoy the benefit of true rest. Different from more active styles, we will concentrate on surrendering our weight to supports and softening into the stretches. This helps us to relieve the effects of negative stress encountered in daily life, and can be highly beneficial in times of fatigue, illness, and emotional strain. Our focus will be to calm and nurture ourselves on all levels during the class. Music which is used will enhance the experience, encouraging a total sense of letting go.
Purpose of Restorative Yoga The purpose of restorative yoga is to provide rest and rejuvenation to muscles and connective tissues. Relaxing on an assortment of supports may seem lacking in difficulty, but it is challenging for some to find the stillness and patience required for the long holds. It’s essential for us to give our muscles a chance to rest and rebound from exercise and from everyday life.
Benefits of Restorative Yoga Even one restorative yoga pose will lead to a calm, restful state. By arranging the body strategically and supporting it with props, you’ll experience deep rest and healing. In each pose, you’ll get all the usual benefits, multiplied many times over because of the long holds. Restorative yoga relieves stress and takes you to a quiet place that is meditative and ideal for processing emotions.
Is Restorative Yoga For Me? If you have an injury or illness, please let your teacher know. With that noted, restorative yoga is for everyone, no matter your age or fitness level
Please see the Events page for dates and times for these classes.
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Power Yoga with Harriet on Sunday Mornings
Looking to empower your body and your mind with a more athletic style of yoga, then come along to Power Yoga. A warm and friendly class open to all abilities with emphasis on awakening the powerful person inside. Committed to finding a practice suitable for everyone that will inspire, transform and empower you. Embrace Power Yoga
Purpose Made Yoga & Pilates Studio (Specialised sports flooring, air conditioned, heated, lots of natural light, a wall of mirrors, fully equipped with top of the range mats and blocks, filtered water, dimmable lighting system). Classes average at 10 participants ensuring clients get plenty of individual attention.
No membership required. Classes can be paid for on a weekly basis or sign up for a block of lessons with the teacher of your choice Experienced, well established teachers.
Karma Studios - Surrey House, Surrey Road West Wickham, Kent BR4 0JU - 0208 639 0000