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Classes are held in the Function Suite as follows...
Monday - Gentle Yoga - 1.30pm - 2.45pm
We are selling classes in blocks of 10 at a cost of £85.00 and you will get a card that needs to be signed each week when you attend. The card is valid for 6 months and the 10 classes can be taken at any time in that 6 month period. You have the option to swap to any of Deanwood's classes for yoga & pilates and when you complete the 10 session card you simply buy a new one. Drop-in charges are £11.00 and drop-in classes are offered subject to availability. Please confirm with us in advance before arriving.
If you’re not sure about the suitability of the classes do get in touch and ask. To try a session or book a block of classes please call us on 01635 32223 or email John Bowness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 2018 classes run every Monday except bank holidays (2nd April, 7th May, 28th May and 27th Aug).
What to Bring
A blanket is necessary for padding in some of the postures. Yoga mats and props are available to borrow or purchase if you don't already have them. Please wear comfortable clothes e.g. shorts, leggings and T-shirts are fine. Yoga is practised barefoot to avoid slipping.
All new participants must complete this confidential Health Questionnaire and return it with payment either via email to email@example.com, post to Deanwood Park Golf Club, or in person to Deanwood Therapy Centre.
Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ meaning ‘to join’ and translates as oneness or unity. It is a science of ‘right living’, that was practised and perfected by sages in India thousands of years ago and is an integrated system of education for the body, mind and spirit, still valid today. There are many different forms of yoga that have evolved over the centuries and Hatha is one of the oldest.
Yoga benefits physical, emotional and mental health. It is a practical and profound means of inducing calmness and steadiness to counteract stress. The easy-to-follow poses strengthen the body, increase flexibility and stamina, improve balance along with posture and promote better breathing. Yoga also refreshes the mind, boosts concentration and enhances self-awareness. It is non-competitive and emphasises that each individual practice according to their ability on the day.
Each class begins with gentle warm-up exercises to prepare the joints and muscles. A sequence of postures then follows including standing and floor-based poses. Breathing techniques are also included to help release tension. Sessions are completed with a relaxation period to allow the body and mind to rest more deeply and to absorb the benefits of the yoga class.
Food and Drink
It is advisable to have an empty stomach before yoga, so after a large meal please allow a couple of hours for digestion. Eating a light snack such as fruit half an hour prior to class is fine. Drinking water before and after yoga to stay hydrated is recommended, but not encouraged during class as the postures deliberately increase body heat for detoxification.
Neeta is a yoga and meditation teacher as well as a professional visual artist.
She was exposed to yoga and its philosophical teachings from an early age, but it was from 2001 that she began practising earnestly to deal with a number of stress related health problems and to explore her heritage further. Since making a regular commitment to yoga, she has experienced enormous benefits physically, mentally, spiritually and creatively.
Neeta has 15 years’ experience and has been teaching Hatha Flow Yoga to groups and individuals since 2012. She qualified as a 200-hour level instructor with Yogacampus, London in 2014 and has since completed pregnancy yoga teacher training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and become a Level 1 Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher through instruction with Judith Hanson Lasater in 2015. Neeta continues her yoga learning with London-based Space and Flow yoga teacher Raphan Kebe and Indian yoga and meditation master Dr. ALV Kumar. Each year she attends two silent Insight meditation retreats with Traditional Yoga to deepen her understanding of yoga both as a practitioner and teacher.