Inversions or inverted poses are an immensely important group of asanas. Instead of gravity pulling everything towards the feet, the orientation shifts towards the head. On the emotional and spirituallevels, inverted poses turn everything upside down, throwing a new light on old patterns of behavior and life.
For as long as I can remember I have had an interest in health and fitness and spent many years going to the gym regularly and running regularly. After beginning to experience health problems whichimpacted on my day to day life I started looking for ways to manage my health and fitness in a more holistic and nourishing way. I wanted to carry on exercising but realised that I needed to slow down a bit. That was when I discovered yoga and I have never looked back.
What will you gain from practising yoga? Every individual has a completely different experience of yoga, that is the beauty of it, it is a practise just for yourself. If you practise regularly, yourmuscles will lengthen, become stronger and more supple and flexible. This will help with the bodies joints. For those of us who do a lot of gym work or running, yoga is excellent to do alongside to keep the body in balance.
So this year we have reason to celebrate - and I've still got some of my original clients from 1995 still attending! As an RAD trained ballet dancer, I first started teaching ballet to children when Iwas sixteen years old, and have been teaching dancing, fitness classes and yoga in some form or another since then. In fact, the classes have been running at Coronation Hall since 1995! My best advertisement for my classes are my students.
When I was younger I wasn't skinny but had never been really unhappy with my body. As I reached my late 20s and headed into my early 30s the years of enjoying a little too much booze and unhealthyfoods had caused the pounds to gradually creep on until I reached a point where I realised I had to do something. I was becoming depressed as none of my clothes fit me and I didn't want to go out with friends any more because I was so unhappy with how I looked.
YogaBeamz is a small, family-run business founded by Naomi Smith, which places a high emphasis on the importance of maintaining a strong and flexible body through the practise of Yoga. Naomi felt thatteaching Yoga would be a great way to introduce children and adults to the life-long benefits of regular Yoga practise. Naomi's main goal is to capture children's imagination, help them to be enthusiastic about Yoga and make it an essential part of their life.
Yoga has helped me to discover my strength and stamina and inner peace whilst raising a family and balancing the hectic demands of everyday life. I received my 200-hour teacher training in London atthe Life Centre through the British Wheel of Yoga as well as the 200- hour training to be a certiﬁed Vinyasa Flow yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance.
Emma has been practising Iyengar yoga for 25 years. After many years studying the subject, she undertook the rigorous two-year Iyengar yoga training programme at the Iyengar Yoga Institute, MaidaVale, London. Iyengar yoga has been a very important and deeply valued part of Emma's life throughout her adulthood. Teaching yoga was a natural progression for her, building on her long years of practice and study with teachers all over the UK.
Isabel has been teaching Iyengar Yoga for 15 years and is qualified as an Intermediate Level 3 teacher. Isabel became a keen Iyengar Yoga student 23 years ago after meeting Margaret Austin one of theUk's most senior and inspiring Iyengar Yoga teachers. Since then Isabel has traveled up to the North East every year to study an intensive course of yoga with her, who together with Gordon Austin teaches a group of advanced Iyengar students and teachers from all over the UK.
I have been a bodyworker working internationally and nationally for 10 years and a yoga teacher for 5 years. I speciaise in muscular skeletal treatment and maintainance. Treating the problem in myopinion is not enough, clients need to be made aware of possible causes and also preventative measures. Although my treatments are listed seperately i tend to incorporate everything i have studied into all of my treatments.