Yoga is accessible to everyone, whatever your ability, body shape, level of flexibility, emotional state, physical or mental health or life experience...
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Yoga for Children and Young People
A responsive, trauma aware therapy that aims to meet young people exactly where they are at, supporting them to develop strategies and techniques that will enable them to cope in an increasingly stressful world. See here for more information
Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can impact on people’s lives in physical, psychological and social ways. Relationships, families, work and social life can all be affected, so support for those living with chronic pain needs to address all of these areas.
The aim of these sessions is to help people to gradually develop change in all 3 of these areas, providing you with tools, techniques and practices to enable you to improve your quality of life
Programmes are tailored to your specific needs and personal situation.
Yoga for Stress, Burnout and Fatigue
Through a combination of breathwork, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and movement practices, yoga can support you to move from the ‘stress response’ to the ‘relaxation response’,
Sessions will provide you with tools to regulate over-activated and fatigued body systems.
1:1 time to focus on your individual needs and abilities and to really listen to yourself and what you need, which may just be lying down and having deep rest and relaxation - sometimes the hardest thing to do!
Ideal for people who have restricted movement or who find it difficult to get down to the floor. This may be due to illness, injury, pain, disability, age, anxiety, confidence, balance problems or may simply be preference.
Chair yoga is accessible to everyone, whatever their ability, and is practised sitting on a chair or standing, using the chair for support. It helps people to stay safe from injury, while improving mobility, flexibility and strength.
Our breath affects our emotions and our emotions affect our breath. Understanding that we can have control over the way we breathe and affect what is actually happening in our bodies and our brains can be very empowering. By changing our breathing pattern we can change the way we feel, quite quickly.
Some of the positive outcomes of more conscious breathing are:
Reduced defensive reactions such as fear and anger
Increased feelings of safety and connection and support of social engagement.
Movement from the stress response (fight, flight, fear, freeze) to the relaxation response
Reduced activity in the emotional parts of our brain, bringing back online the parts of our brain that let us understand, reason and hear. This allows for more emotional stability and regulation.
If we are able to take care of ourselves and take time to stabilise our own emotional, physiological and physical well being, we can begin to really listen to what our bodies are trying to tell us.