British Wheel of Yoga Teacher

Ashford Yoga

Lorna is a Diploma qualified Yoga teacher affiliated with the British Wheel of Yoga. She teaches Hatha yoga (yoga of movement) from beginners through to intermediates in group classes and restorative and gentle therapy style yoga for seniors and those with health issues in private classes. She incorporates the importance of the body and the breath as a link to the mind. She enjoys exploring with a variety of styles so that her students can experience the many different ways to deepen their own experiences with yoga. 

Her classes are friendly and non-competitive, and everyone is encouraged to work within their limitations with modifications and variations to deepen or lighten the asana practice. She pays particular attention to alignment and the subtleties within each posture and encourages students to be fully present in the body. 

Yoga Timetable Pre-booking essential. All classes £9

  • Tuesdays 

Hatha Beginners: 6:00 - 7:00pm (level 1)

Hatha Beginners: 7:30 - 8:30pm (level 1)

  • Wednesdays

Hatha Beginners: 10-11am (level 1)

Hatha Beginners: 6-7pm (level 1)

Hatha Intermediates:  7:30-8:30pm (level 2)

  • Saturdays

Hatha Beginners to next step:  09:15-10:30am (level 1-2)

  • Monthly Workshops

Workshops  08:45 - 11:15 On the last Saturday morning of each month.  (level 1- 2-3). 

  • Private sessions 

One to one therapy sessions for seniors, recovery from illness or injury or simply to go deeper into a practice. Please email or ring for details

Location

The Elwick Club
Church Road
Ashford
Kent
TN23 1RD

tel Lorna on 07584062035

email: contact@ashfordyoga.co.uk

Why do Yoga?

Yoga is more than just about lengthening and strengthening. It becomes about living life better on and off the mat.

'Yogash citta vritti nirodhah' 'Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind' Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

'People come to yoga for different reasons. Most are looking for a way to improve their health. Others are interested in effective tools to manage stress. Still others seek personal and spiritual growth. Yoga offers all these things. It's a practice that revitalises the body, calms the mind and deepens self-awareness'

  • Better sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Improved posture
  • Increased mobility
  • Improved flexibility
  • Weight management
  • Breath awareness and breathing exercises
  • Relaxation and meditation techniques
  • Manage stress
  • Help manage injuries, depression, anxiety and age-related changes, including the menopause

Which class is right for you?


Hatha Beginners (level 1)

The poses are adapted for all capabilities and variations and modifications are offered to enable the correct alignment for each individual.  The beginners' classes are aimed at those who have never done yoga before or who are returning to yoga after a long break.


Intermediates (level 2)

This class is ideal for all students who have had at least 12 months or more of a regular and consistent practice of yoga and would like to progress towards 2nd or 3rd level poses.


Beginners to next step (level 1- 2)

This class is ideal for students who already have some knowledge of yoga and a reasonable level of mobility and strength. Students can expect to refine techniques and move towards more complicated slow flows which will includes holds in certain asanas; emphasis will be on safe transitions between poses. Some time will also be spent in increasing strength.  Pranayama (breathing exercises) will be included as part of the relaxation process.

Workshops (level 1- 2 - 3)

The theme will vary each month, some exemples could be:  yoga for relaxation, enjoying backbends, discovering inversions or working towards a peak posture.  These longer sessions will always include all aspects of a yoga practice, such as pranayama (breathing techniques) pratyahara (turning the senses inward) and different types of yoga nidra (guided relaxation techniques). Some experience of yoga recommended.  Booking is essential, call or email for details.

Props are no longer shared so please do bring your own mat, blocks and belt if you have them and a small blanket or large towel.
Please call or email for more details, pre-booking and a health declaration form.
I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Namaste.


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