11 Mar 2024
Learn the foundations
Welcome to my 6 week Beginners Yoga Course. Whether you're completely new to yoga or have dabbled in it before, this course is designed to give you a safe, exploratory introduction to yoga that you can grow from.
Each session we will breakdown common yoga poses, alignment, meditation (introspection) pranayama (breathwork), meditation and yoga philosophy.
Yoga has been a profoundly healing tool for me for the last 12 years so I really can not wait to share it with you
Week 1: An intro to yoga, touching on yoga philosophy and introspection of the body. The physical practice will start with a break down of sun salutation A and some standing postures such as Triangle focusing on grounded alignment through the legs and longer hold poses to build strength.
Week 2 :Repeating all that was covered the previous week. We will learn Sun Salutation B + introducing twisted standing postures focusing on detoxifying the body and creating mobility through the spine.
Week 3: Repeating all that was covered the previous week.We will be learning and exploring forward folds and the energetic effects on the body. How to support lengthening of the hamstrings without straining the lower back.
Week 4: Repeating all that was covered the previous week. Play with balancing poses to help us find mental and emotional steadiness. Remaining steady and centered in a balancing pose improves focus and helps to relieve stress.
Week 5 :With the foundation from the previous weeks we will have the tools to start exploring back bends. They stretch the quads and hip flexors and help open up the shoulders and chest, an area where lots of us hold tension. They build strength and power in the legs, arms and back muscles- the perfect tonic to invigorate the whole body.
Week 6: Weaving everything into a more flowing vinyasa style practice where we begin to link the postures together. A feel good class to celebrate what you have learned and feel confident in joining other yoga class If you can't make a sessions please let me know in advance. Depending on availability you might be able to join another class.
All props and mats provided, just come in something comfy.
"I recently completed a six week block of yoga sessions taught by River.
River is patient, respectful and offered validation. She taught me to listen to my body and to develop a more embodied approach to yoga practice, which is both gentle and strong. River was able to adapt Asana to suit my physical and emotional requirements. The sessions were captivating and fun. I am looking forward to working with her again on the near future."