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Yoga

Meeting Details

Meeting DayFriday
Time9.30 - 10.30 (beginners) / 10.30 - 11.30 (experienced)
FrequencyVaries
LocationShakespeare Centre, Kendal
Co-ordinator(s)Jennifer Richards

What we do

Mostly practising basic Hatha these sessions are designed to accommodate all abilities in a safe practice.

Some of the main benefits of Yoga are increased mobility, flexibility, muscle strength and tone leading to less injuries with a calming effect on the nervous system having multiple medical benefits.

Yoga is generally practised in bare feet. Please bring a mat and a small blanket or towel which can be helpful as it's good to have some cushioning for knees etc.

The cost of the class will be £1. Please can you try to bring the exact change if possible?

Please feel free to contact me (email: j.richards50@hotmail.com) with any queries - I look forward to meeting everyone.

Reports

Update - September 2018

As the numbers have been so many, I am intending taking 2 classes. The first one will run 9-30 to 10-30 am for beginners and the second one from 10-30 to 11-30 am for those with some experience.

You can assess which group you should best attend. Judging from the signup sheets the two groups are more or less equal in size, so this arrangement can allow for some movement between classes if needed once we get ‘into it’.

Next Meetings - 21 Sept, 26 Oct, 9 & 30 Nov, 7 & 14 Dec.

Update - August 2018

This group awaits a designated Coordinator and (also) a Leader who can support the teaching. The information presented in the July 2018 Newsletter is now out of date.

Sadly Clive Boothman has had to step out of his role due to personal circumstances. Jenny Harrison has written by email to all the previous members on the list he provided. She is collating a list of all those expressing interest in carrying on with this group. At the Open Morning, September 5th, Jane Willis (Tai Chi) has kindly offered to collect names and contact details from those who wish to join the group. As soon as there is a designated coordinator and a viable number of members, this group can hopefully continue.

May 2018

Although most of our practice has been mainstream Hatha (movement with the breath) in the Sivananda tradition, we've recently been working in the Dru style as well.
This is more flowing in style than much of our recent activity which has emphasized concentration and balance, together with flexibility in and strengthening the spine and neck, shoulders, hips, arms and legs.

The class is full at the moment (with a waiting list) but if there's sufficient interest expressed at September's Open Morning, then we'll start an additional class on Friday mornings at the Fellside Centre.

November 2017

The group continues to practise and explore breathing and movement exercises to develop strength, flexibility, awareness and concentration from a variety of Yoga traditions.

Our current premises at the Fellside Centre are sufficient for us to stretch properly. The group is now full although people who expressed an interest at the Open Morning will be dealt with on a first come first served basis but probably not until the New Year.

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