classes

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TUESDAYS
Viveka Gardens Rooks Farm, West Leigh EX17 6BL
10 – 11.30am Traditional Hatha Yoga with final relaxation hearty soup served after (£3)
Church House, SOUTH TAWTON, EX20 2LQ
6 – 7.15 pm Gentle Class with final relaxation
7.30 – 9.00 pm Traditional Hatha Yoga with final relaxation

THURSDAYS
Viveka Gardens Rooks Farm, West Leigh EX17 6BL
7 – 8.30pm Traditional Hatha Yoga with final relaxation hearty soup served after (£3)

FRIDAYS
Barefoot Barn, CHAGFORD TQ13 8AR (click for directions and important note about parking)
10.00 – 11.30 am Traditional Hatha Yoga with final relaxation

Have you looked at workshops and retreats?

One to one’s and bespoke sessions are a great way to get started or develop your practice and in July and August there is 25% off sessions at Viveka Gardens

Summer term classes end 28 July

Autumn term begins 5 September

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Traditional Hatha Yoga Class 

– 90 minute class
– for people who have basic fitness and/or some yoga experience
– range of ability and experience easily accommodated
– £8 or 5 class card £35; benefit £4 (please contact)

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What to expect Classes are facilitated in the Sivananda hatha yoga tradition with a concluding yoga nidra deep relaxation. You can expect to work physically hard in a moderate way. You will be encouraged to listen to your body to know how far you can go on the day. The session includes savasana (lying down) between postures, and focus on the breath. The classes are suitable for different levels of experience and mobility through more/less testing variations and longer/shorter holding.

The 90-minute practice class consists of:
  • introductory mantras (brief)
  • pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • surya namaskar (sun salutation)
  • asana (yoga postures) which are held
  • final relaxation (like a mini-nidra)
  • concluding mantras (students can learn these and join in)
Gentle Yoga Class

– 75 minute class
– for people who can get down onto the mat, kneel and or sit on the floor
– OR want to sit in a chair for all or part of the class
– £7 or 5 class card £30; benefit £3.50 (please contact)

gentle yoga for mixed small groups

What to expect The session uses a sequence of gentle movements designed to bring flexibility to the joints and free the flow of energy in the system. You can expect to move your limbs in manageable and mindful ways, listening for what feels right on the day. You will increase lung capacity, vitality, flexibility, mental clarity and your sense of well -being deep. You will feel deeply relaxed with mental clarity.

The 75-minute practise consists of:

  • introductory mantras (brief)
  • breath awareness using the yogic breath
  • simple seated (either on mat or chair) or kneeling movements coordinated with the breath
  • final relaxation (like a mini-nidra)
  • concluding mantras (students can learn these and join in)

Fiona also offers 1-1s and small group private tuition (click for more info) in Devon, or by skype.  I teach adults of all levels of experience and fitness, and young people (TeenYoga).

Read a little bit about Fiona (Sundari), the teacher, and the approach.

 What to bring

  • your yoga mat to put on top of our mats if you can bring one (can also be borrowed generally)
  • loose trousers that cover all your legs with an elasticated waist
  • warm top and socks to put on for yoga nidra
  • we have some blankets but do bring one if you can
  • we have some cushions but at different venues it could be an idea to bring a cushion or two to sit on, make your yoga nidra super comfortable

Questions? Contact Fiona