Online classes will be 30-45 minutes duration, with an option to stay in relaxation for as long as you wish.
REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR EACH CLASS WITH THESE LINKS
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Mon 900 Morning Yoga with Nicky
Mon 930 & Meditate with Christine (This follows on nicely from Morning Yoga)
Tues 1100 Gentle Yoga with Christine
Wed 1330 Yoga Therapy with Christine
Thu 2030 Release & Relax with Nicky
Fri 945 Wake Up Yoga with Nicky
Sat 1015 Teen Yoga with Nicky
IMPORTANT LIABILITY RELEASE
By registering and participating in livestream or recorded yoga, you are (a) agreeing to take full responsibility for any injuries you may sustain as a result, and (b) certifying that your physical and mental condition are such that you are safe to practice online yoga, where I, the yoga teacher, may not be able to see you nor offer personalised instruction.
Essential Self Care for Skype Classes
1. Please be aware that I may not be able to see how you are breathing or moving so clearly, so you need to take care and listen to messages from your body. This means that you need to observe your breath so that you notice if it changes and become more rapid/shallow, and then take steps to ease off; likewise if any of your joints are feeling uncomfortable, this is not a “good pain”. If I cue you into a pose that doesn’t feel good for you, go to a place where you are more comfortable, that’s near this challenge. This isn’t leaving the room altogether or retreating to child’s pose (literally or figuratively). It’s staying in it, but going to a place that’s good for practice. And from this place, practice. Also, if you find a pose really easy, treat it like the most important place there is. Everything matters. Everything counts.
2. Now is the time to use yoga to calm our nervous system, to build resilience, to meditate or spend time in present moment awareness, making sure not to overstretch or perfect a pose that is out of reach but to reduce inflammation and move energy through our lymphatic system. Yoga is a science and we can all benefit from its healing and protective qualities
3. If you are concerned about any niggles or injuries, do get in touch so that I can offer relevant guidance. Christine will also be demonstrating a modified version so you can choose to follow her if appropriate for you. If you tweak a body part during the class, please ease off or counterpose, and let me know after the class so that I can follow up
4. Please choose an appropriate, safe environment for yoga in your home – just a mat in a space, or go crazy with blankets, objects, candles etc
5. If you don't have a mat, a towel or blanket under the knees will be fine
Soften in your joints and unweight what you are about to move > breathe in and lift from your middle > breathe out and relax; allow your breath to move you. This is called Breath Body Connection.
Flow like water; water flows, explores, moves around hard places, and adapts to change.
Stay movable, so that you can move with balance and ease; not loading some body parts more than others.
Move as a whole, every part, not as individual limbs. To explore this concept, stand and sway your hips side to side, allowing your arms to move freely without trying to control them separately.
Mind Body Connection is another common concept in yoga; when the mind is stressed, the body and breath hold tension; when the body is stiff eg shoulders or hips, it can be a sign of holding and storing emotions – the body keeps the score. Ask your mind to listen to your body and let your body decide how strong or restorative a practice it would like to experience. This is intelligent movement.
SEE YOU ON THE MAT!