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YOGA CLASSES

 

Feel well:Live Happy'.  I ensure that EVERYbody can access classes because I respect REALbody wear and tear.

There's no time to loose, whether classes are for yourself or your parents and relatives we are all ageing.


RMY specialises in yoga motion for the over 50's, BUT ... yoga is suitable for ANYone wishing to age well and build from the condition they are in.  Interesting sequences of subtle poses are organised around efficient breathing instruction. Gradual and incremental repetition and changes of pace and intensity help rebuild the muscle mass and bone density lost from age 45 yrs.   Classes future proof your age reserves and encourage confident balance, making you feel and move 'younger'.   Specific themes and careful instructions provide for focussed effort and self awareness. 

Any asymmetric positions used are part of gentle transitions and are followed by mindful observation.   Props and chairs are often used to provide variety, ease of access and renewed interest. 

'Ageing' is the evidence of decades worth of movement habits and lifestyle; yogawellness is a lifetime discipline of finding the REAL ME.  Whilst yogawellness improves with practice don't expect to see results in a few weeks.


The environment is friendly and supportive. Whether you're a beginner or returner classes are open to all and all are welcome. Enrolled students never miss out.  Make up classes within each course in person or COMING SOON via a recorded session to work on at home.

 

'Energy and persistence alter all things' Benjamin Franklin

Please note that all classes are currently held virtually

If you are experiencing obstacles to achieving your yoga practice during the current pandemic please contact us.

Please subscribe to my home practice tutorial videos on the RealMeYoga YouTube channel


To book please contact Joanna @ RealMeYoga.co.uk  .... a fully automated booking system is on its way soon!  Thank you.

WEEKLY and DAILY - YOGA WELLNESS COURSES


Commiting to a course of 75 minute long classes regularly and consitently builds results.  Group sessions are scientifically proven to be more effective than a solitary practice. 

Yoga is an ideal intervention if you have stiff joints, are feeling 'lack lustre'' sleeping poorly and your metablism is out of sorts.

Classes reinforce the foundations of careful and safe aligned movement and breathing. 

Students are signposted to assess their current capability for themselves and work honestly within this range of movement.


"Do what you can, with what you have, with where you are" Max Strom. 'A Life Worth Breathing'.


Please always refer to the health form and declare changes to your state of wellbeing.  BOOKING please email joanna @ RealMeYoga.co.uk. 

Pricing & Timing - Please refer to the downloadable timetable which is colour coded to indicate an alternative class of a similar content to swap into if required.  Courses themes are normally min 6 weeks. 


Booking and access to the class Zoom codes is via joanna @ RealMeYoga.co.uk. 


An automated booking system is not yet available.


Donation payments (applies during social distancing due to Covid 19) can be made below via PayPal.  NB you do not need a PayPal account.


Gentle Yoga inc poses+ chair
Quiet Yoga to replenish & realign
Decompress, Strech & Flow
Stretch & Shine. Uplifting pre work 30 min practice.
Quiet Yoga to replenish & realign

                                                                                                                                                       


Please see below for the Seated Chair Class, currently held on Wednesday afternoon.  Swaps between classes are welcome, please consult the timetable.  For any queries email: Joanna @ realmeyoga.co.uk


 Class Structure and theme ...


Expect to see special 'foot treatment' used in every class.  Care is given to understanding how the hands but particularly the feet affect the rest of the body.


I encourage responsive feet because this aids balance and nurtures healthy joints eg ankle, knee and hip and a supportive flexible spine.  By rolling each foot over a small physio ball for a mini myofascial self-massage in the warm-up we build this chain of strength and flexibility.


Classes work on a theme which runs through the 6-8 week course.  Simple but satisfying standing, seated and floor poses or 'asanas' are carefully constructed to start gradually and build to the themed sequence. Great care is taken to ensure safe transitions between symetrical and asymetrical positions such as any twists and sidebends.  Consideration is given to varying the intensity and work rate with an emphasis on personal pace.  Allowing recovery and understanding how and why practice benefits us is a key element of instruction.  The yoga 'nidra' or relaxation at the close every of class except Thursday Express yoga is part of embedding the practice and leaves you feeling nicely calm, stretched and revived.

Wed 4pm

YOGA FROM A CHAIR

Seated Yoga to strengthen your body and build robust mobility


75 minute classes in and around a chair !  This class is particulary dear to my heart addressing the impacts of time and gravity on the body in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Sitting down... and getting up again will never be the same again.


Discover how working with chairs is no easy option. Using a chair with a firm seat is an ideal place from which to explore movement, posture, breathing, balance and co-ordination. Work at your own pace to access simple yet hightly effective movement sequences.


Practical tips on why and where sedentary our posture.  Actionable steps you can take to include in the daily life : whilst crafting or at a workbench, in the car, in the garden, eating a meal, on the computer, in virtual classroom or while you watch TV!


This class uses mats, props (improvised or bought), chairs and a gentle sense of humour. Tuesday morning class,Yoga + a Chair and Seated yoga are reasonably interchangeable but please have a word with Joanna to arrange !

Micro retreats - Sunday Yoga


A more introspective and quiet session with an extended relaxation element.  Restorative yoga is an effective therapeutic remedy for those coping with dis-ease, sleep deprivation, anxiety or the stresses and strain of a modern life.  In other words suitable for everyone. 

Restorative yoga soothes the body and carefully coaxes us towards stillness in order that we can appreciate how to become less hectic.  A class with few poses, but huge impact. Particular attention is paid to breathing and passive stretching.  You will be supported comfortably in each of the prone, supine or seated poses for aproximately 5-8 minutes.  These practices are particularly recommended for asthma relief, insomnia, anxiety and low mood, IBS and other metabolic imbalances.


'Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and

endure what cannot be cured' BKS Iyengar

Sunday AM

8 am - 9.30 am.
Dates - Please see timetable

Download from top of page.

Sunday PM

5.30-7.30 pm.

Dates - Please see timetable

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Pricing, Timing & Props for the Practice

These classes run monthly and are bookable in advance. Please see/download the Timetable for the dates and select the donation you would like to make for the teaching (donations apply during Social Distancing for Covid 19). 


Blankets,cushions and other yoga props are used to ensure a comfortable and  highly effective practice. Details of what you will need are provided upon booking or go to the Resources tab. Improvised props are very effective. Guidance on how to make your own props is available on RealMeYoga Yogawellness YouTube. 

PRIVATE SESSIONS

Tight for time or tied up at home? 


Your chance to establish safe and appropriate exercise in the comfort of your own home


- props provided

- home practice sheets available

- private or small group/family tuition


Donation options by arrangement


Private Sessions/person

WORKPLACE SESSIONS

Office or workplace based 'Shine & Align' for employees


Calling HR professional and employee wellbeing managers a proven and effective tool to improve job satisfaction and to address:


- absentism

- presentee-ism

- workbase stress

- long term sick

- postural and workplace injury


Donation options by arrangement



Sit and Still - 10 minute daily LIVE session


Joanna provides a daily taster to her introductory six part training into the science and practice of Insight Meditation. Her qualification to provide this traditional training is from www.Traditional Yoga.co.uk.  This technique has been developed by world expert Dr ALV Kumar with 45 years of experience in all traditions working from Vedanta, Advaita and the original texts of Patanjali. 


'Raja Yoga' is the accompanying practice to the more familiar 'asana' or movement yoga.  Practiced for thousands of years to release negative thought patterns and allieviate personal suffering this is truely a life enriching skill. 


This 'taster' is offered 'live' daily by donation.  Please sign up to the private RealMeYoga FaceBook Group or book a full course of detailed tuition. 

The 6 session course provides indepth tuition, course notes and recordings.  Emphasis is placed on gentle and gradual acquisition of a seated meditation practice. No special props are required.  Please go to the RESOURCES page.



"All that we are is a result of what we have thought.  It is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts". Sidharta Guatama , The Buddha


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Donations & Timing

Classes are streamed LIVE via the RealMeYoga Facebook Group or arranged as private tuition. This is a seated practice.  Teaching is freeling given donations are discretionary.  Thank you.

Natural Breath Meditation
Natural Breath Meditation

WELLNESS CLINICS

Specialised and focussed rehabilitation groups


Individualised attention for up to 3-4 people, working collaboratively to support the medical advice and prescribed treatment plans from Doctors, physios, oestopaths and chiropractors. Supports myofascia release and assess habitual function.


- for diagnosed conditions

- props provided

- home practice sheets available

- private or small group tuition


Donation options by arrangement


Wellness Clinics - specific focus




                                                  'Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and  yet is at

                                                   once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all

                                                  things to know'  Alan Watts.                               


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