WELCOME TO YOGA!
Get ready to start your journey of self-exploration, living well and becoming more present in your life. Respira Yoga offers lots of options for those who are new to yoga or enjoy practising yoga fundamentals. Remember that no experience or flexibility is required to practise Yoga. Yoga is for everyone.
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning “to yoke,” or “to unite”. The practice aims to create union between body, mind and spirit, focussing on bringing together body, mind and breath as a means of altering energy or shifting consciousness.
Yoga involves asana (a series of movements which strengthen and stretch the body whilst massaging the internal organs), breathing and meditation.
WHY PRACTISE YOGA?
Practising yoga boosts physical and mental wellbeing and allows the entire body to function more efficiently. The benefits of yoga are well recognized; greater strength and flexibility; a more toned physique; improved memory and concentration; a stronger core; less risk of injury, aches and pains; improved posture; enhanced immunity, better digestion; improved sleep patterns, lower stress levels; less anxiety; enhanced sporting performance; boosted vitality and lower blood pressure to name but a few.
As such, it is well known that yoga practitioners tend to live long, happy, balanced and healthy lives!
FEW POINTERS FOR YOUR FIRST YOGA CLASS:
Try to refrain from eating anything heavy 1-2 hour before class
Please come to class 5 minutes early, to sign in and get set up
Put your phone on silent and remove your socks, we practice in bare feet
Wear comfortable exercise clothing that you can move in
If you have a specific health issue (illness, injury or medical condition), please tell me before class.
Not every pose is appropriate for everyone
More questions? Get in touch!
UNFOLD, SURRENDER & RELEASE
These are gorgeous classes that will leave you feeling completely renewed and zen. If you need more convincing, then take a look at the reviews!
Book your spot and give yourself some well deserved self-care! I look forward traveling with you along your own personal yoga journey.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Classes are suitable for both beginners and improvers. You will be carefully instructed into the poses and adjusted and supported in each posture.
More challenging options are offered to those who have been practising for some time so that everyone develops at their own pace.
As I guide you mindfully through the poses with the breath, my intention is for you to reconnect with yourself and to experience a magical energy and release. This grounding, self exploration should leave you feeling uplifted and empowered both on the mat and in your life more generally.