Classes

YOGA CLASSES

 


Due to Covid 19 pre booking and payment is required.

RMY respects and offers safe spaces and protocols for safety during practice.  Maximum & Minimum numbers apply. 


There may be a waiting list for some InPerson classes, don't miss out join remotely and LIVE. Any queries please email: Joanna @ realmeyoga.co.uk


Feel well:Live Happy.  I ensure that EVERYbody can access yoga, respecting REAL people have wear and tear in the way I teach.  Whether your are looking at yoga for yourself to ensure healthy ageing, or your parents or elder friends we all want to enjoy good health.  Yoga can make significant contributions to a healthy lifestyle. "What we do up stream has down stream consequences for our health at 60 years+" Dr Rangan Chatterjee


RMY specialises in midlife yoga and meditation for evergreen health.  This yoga is suitable for ANYone wishing to age well and build from the condition they are in currently.  Interesting sequences of subtle poses are organised around breathing instruction.

Gradual and incremental repetition, changes of pace and intensity help rebuild the muscle mass and bone density lost from age 45 onwards.   Classes help future proof your strength reserves and encourage confident balance, making you feel and move 'younger'.  

The asymmetric positions are part of gentle transitions. Props and chairs are often used to provide variety and ease of access.

'Ageing' is the evidence of movement habits and lifestyle across decades it is a process not a static condidtion; yogawellness is the 'how to' rediscover the former more vital version of yourself . 


 Whether you're a beginner or returner classes are open to all and all are welcome. Enrolled students never miss out.  Make up classes online or in a recorded format to work on at home.

 

'Energy and persistence alter all things' Benjamin Franklin

Please note classes follow a strict COVID19 secure safety protocol and must be pre booked & paid

If you are experiencing high levels of anxiety and disturbed sleep during the current pandemic please consider learning Natural Breath Meditation and join Sit and Still, details below.

Please also subscribe to my home practice advice 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 for your patience.

WEEKLY  - YOGA WELLNESS COURSES & Retreats


Commiting to a regular practice 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 safely aligned movement and breathing. 

Students are signposted in how to assess their own current capability and work honestly within their 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 Student Information Health & Covid19 form and declare changes to your state of wellbeing.  If you are a 'newbie' or rejoining after a break you will need to arrange a consultation with Joanna before participating. BOOKING please email joanna @ RealMeYoga.co.uk. 

Pricing & Timing - Please refer to the downloadable timetable.  Can't make that day ? An alternative class may be available or consider joining remotely via Zoom.  Course themes are normally min 6-8 weeks. 


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


Sorry, an automated booking system is not yet available.


Sit and Still 10 min meditations are FREE but donations are appreciated these can be made via PayPal.  NB you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation.


                                                                                                                                                       


Please see below for the Seated Chair Class, currently held on Wednesday afternoon. Due to Covid 19 pre booking and payment is required. Swaps between classes may be possible by arrangement, 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 flexible 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 across a 6-8 week course.  Simple standing, seated and floor poses or 'asanas' are carefully woven to bring focus to the themed sequences. 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 'pauses' and understanding how and why the movement benefits us is a key element of instruction.  The yoga 'nidra' or relaxation at the close every of class except the early Express Yoga stretch session is part of embedding the practice and leaves you feeling calm, stretched and revived.

YOGA FROM A CHAIR

Seated Yoga to strengthen your body and build robust mobility


75 minute practices 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 actually 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 lifestyle impacts upon posture.  Actionable steps you can take to include in the daily life. 


Whether craftingat a workbench, in the car, in the garden, eating a meal, on the computer, in a  virtual meeting or while you watch TV yoga can help!


Seated yoga 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


Candle lit and quiet a floor based session using lots of props with an extended relaxation element and closing tea ceremony.  A class with few poses, but huge impact.


Particular attention is paid to breathing and passive stretching.

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. 


Give way to gravity, restorative yoga soothes the body and carefully coaxes stillness so wer rellearn how to become less hectic. 


  You will be supported comfortably in each of the prone, supine or seated poses for aproximately 5-8 minutes by the props not your own effort. 


Retreat work particularly well alongside Sit & Still and are 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

Pricing, Timing & Props for the Practice

Retreats include a closing Tea Ceremony and run monthly.  Bookable individually at £20/person or as a bundle in advance. Please see the downloadable Timetable for current dates.


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 just as effective as bought props. Guidance on how to make your own props is available on RealMeYoga Yogawellness at www.YouTube.com 

We are able to offer and safe InPerson practices please see the Covid Secure Infographic.  If you are attending InPerson you will need to sign the Covid19 health declaration prior to admittance to the space.

Natural Breath Meditation
Natural Breath Meditation

Sit and Still - 10 minute daily LIVE session


Joanna provides a daily taster and a six part training in the science and practice of Insight Meditation. Her qualification  is from Traditional Yoga 


This traditional technique has been perfected from the original texts of Patanjali and teachings of Sanchya for today's society by world expert Dr ALV Kumar.  Dr Kumar has 45 years experience in all traditions working from Vedanta and Advaita philosophy. 


'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' tuition is offered FREE and 'live' upto 5 times a week Donations are appreciated  Please sign up to the private RealMeYoga FaceBook Group or book a full course of detailed tuition. 


A 6 session course provides indepth tuition,  notes and home practice recordings.  Emphasis is placed on gentle and gradual acquisition of a seated meditation practice. No special props are required.  If you are booking a private course mileage will be charged in addition.


"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

Donations & Timing

Practices pop up LIVE via the RealMeYoga Facebook Group or as a replay. This is a seated practice suitable for everyone.  Teaching is freeling given but donations are appreciated.   Please search and join the private group RealMeYoga. Thank you. 

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.



Includes:

- bespoke home practice sheets

- 121 or small groups of friends & family

- tailored sequences to support rehabilitation


As an additional service Joanna is also a qualified to deliver therapeutic foot pedicure. 


Please see the weekly timetable for availability of bookable slots and contact Joanna to arrange.  Mileage will be charged in addition


Private Sessions/person

WORKPLACE SESSIONS

Office or workplace based 'Shine & Align' for employees


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


- absentism/presentee-ism

- low back, neck injury and RSI

- workbased stress

- long term sick

- postural and workplace injury


Please contacat Joanna to discuss lunchtime and workplace yoga.



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


As an additional service Joanna is also a qualified to deliver therapeutic foot pedicure. 


Please see the weekly timetable for availability of bookable slots and contact Joanna to arrange.  Mileage will be charged in addition


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.