When we allow ourselves time and space to listen we become awakened to our natural essence. Ancient wisdom teaches us, the universe comprises of circular movements around a central axis. Our spine isour central axis, our breath moves in spirals within us. Our outer body shows shape to the world, our inner world understands the natural rhythm of our breath. Inside each of us is a garden, when we water, sprinkle gently with breath we grow upwards.
I had been put off most forms of physical activity at school by a rather sadistic games mistress, whose idea of fun was cross country running on a cold winters day in heavy rain and mud, beingbattered and bruised by hockey or lacrosse sticks, and running endless laps of the school field on the hottest of summer days to the point of collapse. Consequently when I was eighteen and my mother suggested I go to a Yoga class with her I was less than enthusiastic.
I am experienced both with teaching and as a proactive group leader after my time instructing undergraduates at the University of Surrey and as a Police Officer. Also, having studied with a variety ofteachers across a diverse range of yoga techniques, I am able to bring the best of these to my students, tailoring the class to suit everyone through both verbal instructions and physical demonstrations.
The Yoga Room is a small friendly studio offering Mysore style yoga and yoga related subjects. We also run Pregnancy Yoga when available. In our rooms we do provide mats and blankets, but if you dohave your own mat please bring it with you and always bring a towel. The space outside the studio is reserved for teachers only. All classes run for up to 2 hours unless otherwise stated on timetable. There are two toilets but no showers.
Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body by developing both strength and flexibility. This is donethrough the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. Rosie is a qualified teacher who excels in transfering her knowledge of yoga and all it's benefits to her pupils. Rosie currently runs classes nr to Wokingham, Crowthorne, Brackenll and Yateley.
The benefits of Fitness Yoga are multiple, including not only mental benefits but also physical. If you suffer with a bad back, tight hips/hamstrings, fatigue or general motivation at exercise classesthen yoga is for you. No need to sign up - pay as you go & see the benefits as you go. It's great for people who exercise regularly & need to look after their muscles, or people who are looking for an introduction to exercise.
I attended my first yoga class in the mid 1980's whilst in my early teens. Initially the physical practise drew me in, and I loved finding my physical limits of strength and flexibility. In my early20's I had the opportunity to practise in India, and for 6 weeks practised intensively with a student of the late BKS Iyengar. Here I learned to respect the physical body, find the body's natural alignment and limits.
Yoga is more than making shapes. The postures are just one way of working towards the aim of 'settling the mind into silence'. However, along the way in yoga people notice an an increase inflexibility and strength and a welcome moment of calm in these busy stressful times.
I trained with the International Yoga Teaching Organisation of FRYOG (Yoga Alliance registered and part of the Independent Yoga Network). I am a member of the British Wheel of Yoga. In addition I havea CertEd Teacher Training. I am a listed teacher on Yoga UK. I have broad experience in teaching yoga and the natural therapies since 1986 in Adult and Further Education, schools and commercial companies.
Yoga is a unique and different way of exercising. The purpose of each class is to help students relax and energise. Every class starts with a warm up by using movement with breathing. It continueswith a variety of postures designed to build strength and improve flexibility. This combination of stretching and breathing help to de-stress the body, preparing you to finish each session with some simple breathing exercises, followed by deep relaxation.