PILATES, YOGA, GYROTONIC & DANCE IN BARNES, SOUTH-WEST LONDON, SW13 & SW14
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  • Yoga
  • Active Birth Yoga

Yoga

Postures (asanas) are used to correct the body’s alignment, strengthen the muscles and improve flexibility, balance and poise. Yoga is a very mindful form of exercise, requiring calm concentration. Correct breathing and precise positioning of the body – body-mind-breath awareness - are emphasised.

Although some of the classic postures familiar from books and photographs may look impossibly difficult, remember that yoga is a gradual process and is not about forcing the body into unnatural positions. Props such as belts, blocks and bolsters, are used to help students achieve the postures in gradual stages, making the practice of yoga safe and user-friendly. As you practice, you will become increasingly strong and supple, but you will begin to feel the benefits from your very first class.

Yoga times and prices

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:
Iyengar trained - vinyasa flow to balance body and mind. Not suitable for beginners.
£150 for 10 classes (valid 12 weeks). £17 for try-out.
Thursday 10.30 am - 12 noon

For further information or bookings, contact Murielle Carrasco:
mob: 07941 674 931     
email:  muricarr@yahoo.co.uk

BEGINNERS LEVEL:
75 min: 10 classes £150 (valid 3 months)/£17 tryout class.
Tuesday 9.15 am - 10.30 am

For further information or bookings, contact Catherine Barnes-Holt:
mob: 07909 995408
email: cathbarnes.holt@googlemail.com
www.cathbarnesholt.co.uk

YOGA FOR TEENS:
60 min: Prices to be posted here shortly
Tuesday and Thursday 5.15 pm - 6.15 pm

For further information or bookings, contact Claire
mob: 07772 278 129

DRU YOGA (gentle):
60 min: Prices to be posted here shortly
Friday 1.45 pm - 2.45 pm

For further information or bookings, contact Claire
mob: 07772 278 129






Active Birth Yoga


This class teaches stretches and postures that improve flexibility, strength and wellbeing in pregnancy. It is a powerful preparation for birth because the postures replicate those adopted in labour. You learn correct breathing (the best natural tranquillizer) and relaxation - the keys to a positive birth - and receive practical guidance and support. The class ends with a discussion where women share their experiences and apprehensions. Refreshments are provided.




Teacher Natalie Meddings says: 'It troubles me that women are more fearful and unsure about birth than they have ever been. Though modern obstetrics has made amazing strides, its blanket protocols and conveyor-belt management of labour have done much to undermine women's instincts and erode faith in their own bodies. Active birth yoga provides an antidote for that – helping women to take responsibility for their pregnancy and birth experience and, with regular practice, to rebuild trust in what their bodies can do.'




Active Birth Yoga times

Thursday 6.30-8.30pm.

For further information or bookings, contact Natalie Meddings:
mob: 07976 261 542     
email: nataliemeddings@googlemail.com
website: www.activebirthlondon.co.uk

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