Daytime yoga: Thursday 1.15pm, Friday 9.45am
Evening yoga: Tuesday 7.55pm (yoga and relaxation), Wednesday 7.30pm (dynamic)
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Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation
Tuesdays 7.55pm - 9.15pm
Friday 9.45-11am at the Sherwood Community Centre.
42 pounds for six weeks
This class is for any individuals who are looking for a very restorative class in which to go deeper. Students often comment on how relaxed, energised, uplifted and whole they feel after a class.
The teaching is derived from the meditative yoga tradition and each class includes asana (postures), pranayama (breathing/energy techniques) and a meditation or deep relaxation practice (yoga nidra). The awareness of students is encouraged to go deep, and the ability to be still, to witness and develop inner peace is enhanced.
Students with a variety of needs and experience are welcome to contact us regarding this class and its' suitability for them. Some interest in exploring a meditative approach to yoga is a good starting place.
As with all The Yoga Village classes the setting and physical expectations are relaxed. Our Friday morning class is for women and will focus on women's health and wellbeing. Pregnant and postnatal women are welcome.
Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.00pm
at the Sherwood Community Centre
42 pounds for six weeks
Paul's dynamic yoga class is Hatha Yoga with influences from Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar styles. His classes are designed to build heat in the body, detoxify the blood, increase strength, core strength, flexibility, fitness, clear and calm the mind and reenergise. Paul's teaching style is dynamic but suitable for both beginners and experienced as individuals are encouraged to take rest when needed and alternative postures are given.
Mini retreats: mornings of yoga for women
Next date is TBC. Sherwood Community Centre. Contact us for more details.
This one off morning of yoga is for you, without the little ones. We enjoy the sanctuary of a whole morning in which to let go, reconnect to our inner life, thoughts and feelings, and ease our physical body too. The yoga practices are gentle with an emphasis on slowing down, calming, resting and recharging. Within the three hours there is also opportunity for more dynamic and strengthening practice too.
The theme for the next morning is 'time for being', focusing on practices which help us as women and mothers on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Expect gentle movement, soothing breathing practices, deep relaxation and calming meditation.
Students are welcomed with a cup of tea, and then after a long yoga class we pause for a drink and flapjack, before returning to the mats for the deepest relaxation and meditation practices of the morning. It all finishes with an optional shared lunch for those who can stay a little longer. Students have commented that the calming and rejuvinating effects of the morning last a long time. We understand how precious this time out (time in!) is for all our students and really values this workshop.
Yogic cleansing practices workshop
Workshop organised twice yearly. Next date is in March 2016 from 9am. Contact us for more details or to book
from 15 pounds
In this workshop you will be personally instructed in one or more of the traditional cleansing techniques. They are wonderful and simple practices which help to rid the body of toxins, and they are very energising. You do not need to have any experience except for full shankaprakshalana (see below). The practices include: NETI - salt water irrigation of the nasal passages. It is an excellent practice for managing colds, hay fever, sinus disorders, headaches, depression, anxiety and anger due to its calming influence on the brain. It is also very useful in PREGNANCY when many women find it more difficult to breathe through the nose due to hormonal changes that affect the mucous membranes. Price £15 + purchase of neti pot. KUNJAL - Kunjal is a salt-water stomach wash, practised on a completely empty stomach. It is especially valuable for people who experience hyperacidity of the stomach, asthma or other respiratory difficulties; or migraine. It is also good for raising energy levels and therefore beneficial for anyone suffering with depression. Price £15.00 (includes Neti). TTK – is a short salt water wash practiced on an empty stomach. Can help to prevent constipation & related digestive problems. Involves 3 standing practices only and can be practised more regularly than Laghoo, to help keep the bowel healthy and the body ‘light’. Price £15.00 (includes Neti)