We currently have three lovely Yoga teachers all doing different Yoga at Holycombe -
These first two classes are open to everyone
Maddy Lesser Yoga on a Wednesday morning, 9.30 - 11.00 email@example.com teaches everything from
Dynamic Vinyasa to Restorative to Meditation.
Claire Graham Yoga Wednesday evening 7.30 - 8.30 - Yin Yang flow cgyoga.org.uk
Justine Rosenshield is specifically offering Kundalini Yoga classes for the unvaccinated only - numerous classes on Mondays and Thursdays, (See below for times) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
KUNDALINI YOGA FOR THE (COVID) UNVACCINATED
In the context of working in a holistic centre which offers yoga classes for all, (see above), I am making it my great joy to create yoga classes for the covid vaccine free - the brave souls who are standing up for their body sovereignty, and for their children's, sometimes against great odds, for saying no to an experimental pharmaceutical product, still in trial phase, and already demonstrating serious harm to some.
We all need places to relax where we feel at home, and feel accepted. Having experienced the outcasting first hand in several ways many times this last year I decided to create a safe strengthening place for the covid vaccine-free to be together, where we know we are welcome, and are not thought of as insane or dangerous, and where we know we are with others who can stand to bare witness too, to what is happening.
MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS (NB no 7:30-9 pm class on June 23rd):
9:15 - 10:40 Kundalini yoga - Bring a baby! (Includes meditation and breath-work and sacred chants).
This is an experiment! The idea is that it is a class for the parent, not the child, but you are welcome to bring your baby or child and do the best you can, along with other parents who understand. There are ways we can adapt the class so that for instance we will approach some of the chants in gentler ways - less warrior, (but no less powerful), , so as to soothe anyone listening. If your child is a bit older and is happy to they can sit in the adjoining room (big glass doors adjoining and big windows as well to be able to see, colouring for instance, there will be the opportunity to do that. A crying person might be soothed by popping out the French door and listening to birdsong. We can create a little play area in t he yoga room itself. Please do bring all the toys and things you need, to amuse the littl'uns as there isnt anything there.
11:15 - 12:45 pm Kundalini Yoga - (includes meditation and breath-work and sacred chants).
The class is designed so that you can feel completely comfortable exerting yourself minimally or maximally depending how you are feeling on any given day. Kundalini yoga leaves you feeling recharged, grounded, with second to none focus, razor sharp intuition, heart centred, a renewed connection to self, and back in the present moment where connection to others is much more profound too.
1:15 - 2:45 pm - Gentle Kundalini Yoga- (includes meditation and breath-work and sacred chants).
This is a gentle class to take to revitalise you and regather your energy ready to face the second part of the day with clarity, grit and grace.
7.30 - 9:00 pm Kundalini Yoga - (includes meditation and breath-work and sacred chants).
The class is designed so that you can feel completely comfortable exerting yourself minimally or maximally depending how you are feeling on any given day. Kundalini yoga leaves you feeling recharged, grounded, with second to none focus, razor sharp intuition, heart centred, a renewed connection to self, and back in the present moment where connection to others is much more profound too. It becomes like sleep that night feels like an extension of Shavasana and you wake up in such a great state the next day!
Please email in advance to check availability and to let me know you are coming.
Left over from the old calendar, there are some day workshops on that will mean there wont be classes that day, so vital to email to check. This is just for a short transitional period that there is overlap, and thereafter will become more consistent.
Cost: £13 for 90 minute class
£10 each when you book 4 classes in a month
Would you be interested in a class at other times? Please email me at email@example.com to register interest and when I have enough names I will start one up up.
£55 for a private 90 minute class at Holycombe, regardless of the number of people.
Kundalini Yoga is best understood by experiencing it. Like many forms of yoga, it uses breath, movement, meditation and mantra in very specific ways and orders to generate energy and vitality, ultimately so we can live more joyful, potent lives.
You accomplish so many things in any one Kundalini Yoga session, it is a checklist heaven. Movement, meditation, flexibility, (you are as young as your spine is flexible), deep-breathing. In studies it has been shown to tone the vagus nerve, (your body can relax faster after stress) and encourage neuro-plasticity, (creates new neural pathways), all of which can help us shift our perspective and take positive action, as opposed to getting stuck in pre-programmed reactions. It gets you out of your mind and in you to your body where so much wisdom can be found and the practise of it amplifies awareness on all levels. According to yoga, many of the meditations burn off bad karma…and though this is getting into dodgy metaphorical territory….all I can say is good things do seem to happen when your practise is strong!
If you feel at all inspired, please come down to one of my classes. Beginners, advanced and in-between are welcome and accommodated for. When people say they don’t want to go to yoga because they are embarrassed that they are not good enough I want to shake the world. There is no such thing. Yoga is for everyone at any age or stage of anything. There is always a way to modify an exercise. The criteria to be successful at yoga, is to turn up, and do your best to connect to yourself and join in with the class according to your own inner authority on that particular day. Some days you might be really active and others you might want to go gently. Just rest when you have had enough of any particular exercise. I hope part of the benefit of taking this class is that you learn when you need to rest and when you need to challenge yourself to go on - mastering the art of knowing which is appropriate for you at any given time is invaluable wisdom. Some positions are held for a few minutes and this means those that really want to push themselves physically will get the opportunity and get in some ‘high intensity training’ like action and those that don’t, can do a few seconds only and then rest.
Much of Kundalini yoga is done with your eyes closed, or focused on a certain point, so for any self-conscious people, you don’t need to worry it will feel quite a private experience. We do some mantras out loud and at times this is done along to music. Some people love this and others don’t but please don’t let this put you off. Just listen if you prefer and sing along in your head until you feel more comfortable.
Wear comfy clothes, bring a yoga mat, and a blanket. It’s important to keep warm during the shivasana (relaxing part), if possible.
Look forward to see you there 💛