In Holistic Yoga classes the whole person is balanced, eased, and nourished through the integration of yoga practices to strengthen the body, the mind, and the heart. Each session is a balance of physical yoga postures, breathwork, relaxation and meditation, leading to improved physical and mental wellbeing. In addition, we shall take a closer look at one particular pose and explore it in greater detail each week, looking at variations, ideas for better alignment, options for making the pose easier or more challenging, and an outline of its benefits and effects on your body. A further thread running throughout the classes is maintaining – or improving – the health of your lower back by incorporating a variety of postures to strengthen the relevant muscles, improve posture, and ease the nagging backaches and stiffness so many of us experience.
Holistic Yoga is concerned with more than just the focus on physical postures though, and so we will learn specific breathing practices and other techniques to settle the mind, manage stress, and improve mental clarity, and each class will finish with a period of deep relaxation and meditation. Classes are accessible whether you are new to yoga or have practised before, and neither age nor fitness level matters.
Jules has been practising yoga since 1994, and in 2014 began training to teach with the British Wheel of Yoga, eventually completing her studies with FRYOG (Friends of Yoga) after moving to Matlock in 2016. She has recently completed training courses in Supporting Pregnant and Postnatal Students (with YogaCampus) and Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga (with Yoga Synergy), and has attended many workshops over the years on subjects as diverse as Ayurveda, Jivamukti, and Inversions. She teaches Holistic Yoga that is deeply rooted in the Hatha tradition and offers improved strength, balance, and flexibility for both body and mind. Her background in teaching university-level English has provided useful experience of planning sessions that encourage students to develop their skills and challenge themselves while progressing at their own pace.
Drop-in price £7 per class, or a 5-class pass is £32.50. For further details, to book, or if you have any questions, please contact Jules on 0741 305 6364 or email Julie.email@example.com