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Your Spine, Your Health with Bev Porrino →

Your Spine, Your Health with Bev Porrino

Back pain can be a miserable companion and like any miserable companion, you do not want to encourage it.
Many people experience back pain at some point in their life, which is hardly surprising given our current lifestyle and habits.

During this 2 hour workshop, you will learn how to use your yoga practice and simple ideas to release spinal compression and regain and maintain spinal health.

You’ll be encouraged to connect with your spine through breath, the nervous system, and through a simple and sustainable yoga practice designed to maximise the health and longevity of your vertebra.… Read more

Posted on January 6, 2020

Candlelight Restorative Yoga with Mary Williams →

Candlelight Restorative Yoga with Mary Williams

Give yourself the time to restore the self in this deliciously restful, rejuvenating restorative yoga practice.
As we begin to ease out of winter give yourself the space to feel warm, cosy and calm on the inside and out.
Through this practice, you can enjoy a mini-hibernation to restore your mind, body and energy.

We will begin with a guided meditation to bring you into the space, staying low to the earth, moving through gently supported twists, heart openers and supported forward folds.… Read more

Posted on January 5, 2020

10 tips for getting the best out of Yin Yoga →

10 tips for getting the best out of Yin Yoga

People often mistake the “Yin” style of yoga for restorative yoga. Well, it’s far from it.

Restorative is all about being comfortable and slowing down your nervous system. Allowing gravity to hold you and gently unwind tension.

Yin, on the other hand, puts both our bodies and minds through their paces. Holding the Yin posture for some time, the body has to endure a period where all those aches and tensions start to release, and it can be mildly uncomfortable when that build up starts to let go.… Read more

Posted on January 3, 2020

What is Yin Yoga? →

Would you like to deepen your practice, increase flexibility and increase your meditative abilities?  Yin Yoga could be the perfect complementary practice and a welcome antidote to a busy lifestyle.

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or longer per pose is typical.

Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practise deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues).… Read more

Posted on January 2, 2020

Pilates or Yoga? →

Pilates or Yoga?

Cheese or tulips?  Swimming or cycling ?  Bruce Lee or Rudolf Nureyev?

What’s the difference?

On the surface, both disciplines present similarities like breathing, moving and wearing stretchy apparel.  When we look closer they are as different as Martial Arts are to Ballet. I’d even go as far as to say that if they were people one would be Bruce Lee (fighting streak aside) and the other, Rudolf Nureyev.

 

Are you a budding Rudolf or grasshopper Bruce?… Read more
Posted on January 1, 2020

Your Pelvic Floor : Do you sneeze and pee? →

Your Pelvic Floor : Do you sneeze and pee?

After having two children, my sneezing and trampolining days were behind me. Literally. It wasn’t until my second child was three, that I decided to try and get help. Here is some background information that may help you.

What and where is your pelvic floor

The pelvic floor muscles are the foundation of the core of the body. They help stabilize the pelvis, and they support the organs of the lower abdominal cavity, like the bladder and uterus.… Read more

Posted on January 1, 2020