About the Yoga Workshop: Yoga as therapy talk In this 90 minute workshop we will explore this holistic approach to physical and mental health. Yoga therapy uses a combination of neuroscience, physiology, yoga, mindfulness and psychotherapeutic skills. Come along and find out how this approach to health could benefit you. No yoga experience necessary.
Yoga therapy is a holistic approach to physical and mental health. It understands the relationship between the breath, mind and body, whereas western approaches to health tend separate these parts of ourselves. It uses a compassionate approach, each session is client led and tailored to meet individual needs. All designed to empower you to take charge of your health and live with more ease. It combines the ancient art of yoga and modern day science and research.
It can be used to help with specific physical, psychological or mental health conditions, to increase resilience, emotional regulation, confidence, self esteem. You do not need to have practised yoga before to benefit from this approach.
Come along and find out how this approach to health to could benefit you - Josie will talk about yoga therapy, explore a couple of simple practices and answer any questions you may have.
Who is Josie Josie worked in the NHS as a senior mental health nurse for over 20 years, her journey into yoga was through depression. She has spent the last 10 years studying yoga and is a n advanced yoga teachers well as a qualified Minded Yoga therapist, accreted with the British council for Yoga Therapy. Her passion is to combine her expertise and knowledge as a mental heath nurse and yoga therapist to offer a unique approach to health and wellbeing.
What clients have to say... "The sessions are completely client lead, whatever you need in the session Josie will focus on. The biggest benefit / lesson for me was acknowledging my body and my energies, learning to accept and be kind to myself and my body....which was actually a HUGE lesson for me to learn. Emma, Devizes"
"The physical tools I have learnt have been easy to integrate into my busy life and Josie has always encouraged me to listen to how I feel as I incorporate them. I was unsure what to expect when I came to Yoga Therapy; however, by allowing Josie to guide me and leaning on her experience and intuition, the results have had nothing short of an incredible impact on my health and wellbeing. Clare, Devizes"
"Yoga therapy with Josie has been something that has really helped me through a difficult time. Following a sudden bereavement, Yoga therapy provided me with a number of tools to help me process and cope with the different emotions that have developed. Josie is an excellent yoga therapist. Not only is her knowledge and manner excellent, but she also makes you feel safe and valued. The sessions have helped me understand my body’s reaction to emotion, given me various coping tools, and has resulted in me being kinder and more patient with myself and my body. I can’t recommend Josie highly enough.” Liz, Bristol"
Breathing efficiently has the potential to improve many areas of health and wellbeing such as; improve sleep, mood, increase energy, emotional resilience, manage anxiety & stress, reduce chronic pain.
We take on average 22,000 breaths every day – yet how many do you notice? How much do you know about the relationship between how you breathe and your health? Your ability to manage stress & anxiety? Influence your mood?
There is a direct relationship between how we breathe and our physical and psychological health. The rate, rhythm, ratio, and location of your breath all play a role in your physical and psychological health.
In this workshop we will explore a range of practices to strengthen the muscles of breathing, understand the mechanics of breathing and experience the immediate effects of relaxation and calm. Link breathing with movement and end the workshop with a nourishing yoga Nidra (sleep yoga). Leave feeling relaxed and restored.
Take practical tips and tools into your life to manage life ups and downs, support health and longevity.
For anyone with an interest in exploring how breathing can benefit health and wellbeing. No yoga experience necessary.
About the Yoga Course: The course combines specific yoga therapy techniques to;
Enhance the functioning of the nervous system to improve well-being
Increases self-awareness through the practice of mindfulness
Improves emotional regulation & resilience
Reduce habitual patterns of though and behaviour
Both mindfulness and therapeutic yoga are well known to help improve stress, anxiety and depression. All sessions are taught in a compassionate and safe setting.
Course Structure: We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session you will learn how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and explore how to use practices that will promote wellbeing. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath, as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system, so that you can manage stress with greater ease.From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. To support your practice you are given a comprehensive manual and a CD or download with eight tracks, which coincide with each week of the course.
Ideal for: No previous yoga experience required - suitable for anyone with anxiety, depression or stress.
About the Yoga Workshop: This workshop is for anyone who is interested in yoga & how it can improve your wellbeing. Whether you’ve been practising for years, out of practice or never stepped onto a mat - you will be warmly welcomed.
Yoga has many potential benefits for everyone! Science is now able to prove the powerful effects that yoga can have on our health & Wellbeing. Benefits include; increase strength & flexibility of body & mind, reduce stress, aches & pains, improve sleep difficulties, memory & concentration, reduce irritability & anger, increase energy levels & mood.
Course Structure: We will explore some of the basic principles of a yoga practice; Breathing, Asanas (postures), Yoga Philosophy & Relaxation - ending with Yoga Nidra (sleep yoga!).
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the ancient practice of yoga & how it can be adapted for modern day living. Explore for yourself its effects on your body and mind.
Ideal for: Beginners (No previous yoga experience required), those returning to practice after a break, injury or illness or curious about a new teacher! Course Duration: 1.5 hours
About the Yoga Course: This 6 week beginners course - level 1- provides an introduction to the practices of Hatha / Vinyasa Yoga. We will explore together the foundations of a safe & embodied yoga practice, alongside understanding how it can support our Health & Wellbeing in modern day life. A small group - max 8 people. A fun & safe space to explore the practice of yoga. Everyone is welcome - no yoga experience necessary.
Course Structure: Over the six weeks we cover;
What is yoga?
Theory and Philosophy
We will explore how our bodies move and link this to our breath. Discover the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaska) breaking down each asana (posture) within it and looking at the steps/stages (Kramas) to achieve each posture. Combined with breathing practices & the introduction of the Yogic Philosophies of Patanjali’s sutras. Ending each session with relaxation - an important part of staying in balance! Ideal for: This course is for those who are complete beginners, coming back after injury / illness or want a refresh. All levels of experience welcome.