On: Friday, 10th January 2020
At: St Mary’s Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, PE11 3RN
Cost: One Session: £7:00 Full Day: £13.00
Morning Registration: 10:30am
Morning Class: 11.30am-12:30pm
Afternoon Registration: 1:15pm
Afternoon Class: 12:30pm 3:00pm
Lunch (bring your own): 12:30-1:30pm. Whether you are attending just one session, or the whole day, feel free to join us for lunch!
This week’s “guest speaker” meditation was given to us by Tom Evans and it is called “Just for Today”. It is designed to be practiced first thing in the morning, as we set intentions for our day. If you would like to practice it again, this is the link:
One of the most frequently heard expressions today is “I’m stressed”. Stress is an inevitable part of modern-day living, however, most stress can be reduced considerably and even eliminated. Here are some considerations when contemplating stress in your life, and suggestions for reducing it:
Courage to change the things I can,
Om Shanti (Peace to Everyone)If you would like to know more about yoga, stress and anxiety management, mindfulness or relaxation techniques please contact Sarah, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, find me on Facebook under Free To Think, or text or telephone me on: 07817623330
Yoga therapy is about treating a person holistically. In other words, regardless of why the person has come to see me, all aspects of the individual, and all of our levels of being are taken into account.
Sessions are structured so that we can explore the best treatment methods, using yogic techniques that encourage the Self to heal and flourish and move towards optimum wellbeing.
Yogic techniques might include pranayama (breath-work), asana (posture-work), relaxation, mindfulness or meditation, restorative yoga (placing the body in supported postures to promote rest and healing), nidra (deep relaxation) and sankalpa (purpose).
The experience of yoga therapy creates a partnership between client and therapist which allows the therapist to deepen her/his understanding of the client and devise a home practice for the client to take away and use. This empowers yoga therapy clients to take responsibility for their own wellbeing, and gives them the necessary insight to develop their own intrinsic ability to self-heal.
If you would like more information about yoga therapy, or to make an appointment, you can email me at: email@example.com, or text/telephone me on: 07817623330.
I have to say that I am so excited about the Spalding Sponsored Charity Yogathon that will be taking place on Saturday, 24th January!
The event is in aid of two Spalding-based charities, who help disadvantaged people in our local community. Agape runs the food bank, which also collects from a radius around Spalding, and serves a lot of the areas in between. The food bank helps people who, usually through no fault of their own, find themselves ‘down on their luck’ and struggling to make ends… meet. Some of our visitors are homeless, with nobody who cares and, again, they never envisioned themselves ending up in that situation.
All 40 places for the event are now sold out (which is fantastic!) and all of our Yogathon participants will now be looking for sponsorship. If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact me. Just £1 will give a homeless person a hot meal at Agape, so if that is all you would like to offer, it will still make a real difference and your support really will be very much appreciated!
If you would like details of future charity events please contact Sarah.
So the first of our 2014 Saturday Yoga Workshops is nearing and I am really looking forward to it! If you have attended before you will already know that the workshops all strike a balance between practising, discovering and evolving.
This workshop will reflect the philosophical nature of the chakras, in that we will be working very meditatively, turning our attention inwards, and reflecting on the where’s, how’s and why’s of each of the seven primary energy centres.
If you only like the physical postures side of yoga, then this workshop is probably not for you as the emphasis is more on reflection and self-awarenes, and not on the physical asana aspect of yoga. That does not mean that we will not be practising postures. We will, in the light of the work that we are doing, take postures that are specifically aimed at each of the primary chakras.
So if you would like to discover more about the philosophy of yoga, and in particular the unseen energy systems in our bodies and how they affect each of us, emotionally, physically, psychologically and spiritually, then this workshop will probably be of interest to you. Participants will be given an introduction to the theory of the chakras and a physical asana practice that is designed to balance, heal and integrate the chakras for improved physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual health.
And of course, because it’s yoga, you will probably leave feeling uplifted, positive and inspired!
I still have some places available, so if you are interested, or would like to book your place, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text/ring me on: 07817623330.
A belated “Happy New Year” to you all!
Whether you visited my site through an interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or Yoga Relaxation and Mindfulness, you are very welcome and I hope this site serves to encourage and inspire.
So how do you view January? As a chilly month in the depths of winter, or as the opportunity to renew, replenish and refresh?
If you are thinking about CBT, then the chances are you are not feeling your happiest and so this month may well be the former. Winter has the effect of keeping us closed in, both in terms of where we are physically, and our emotional and psychological Selves as well. It is all too easy to become enmeshed in any negative feelings. This time of year encourages us to hibernate and take stock. When we are feeling positive and mentally strong, this is good for us. However, if we are feeling down or dejected, having too much opportunity to contemplate our woes is rarely beneficial.
If you are interested in yoga, then your interpretation of January may be entirely different. This is because, for a yogi, every day is a new beginning, bringing with it the opportunity to grow and develop all aspects of our Self. From respecting our physical body when we eat and drink healthily, exercise regularly and relax properly, to improving mental strength and focus through mindfulness, meditation and resilience, we yogis seek to improve and develop through every day of our lives.
So how do we move from viewing January as a depressing month, to seeing it as an opportunity to move forward and develop?
It is all a matter of perspective. Firstly consider what it is that is holding you back and causing you to feel whatever negative feelings you have. Then decide if you feel strong enough to tackle these issues on your own. Can you call on support from people around you? Do you want to tackle your issues at all? Or is fear of the unknown holding you back? It takes a brave person to look their life squarely in the face and admit there is a problem!
For more help and advice around these areas, you can click on the links above, read previous blogs, or just email me or give me a call.
SO WHY NOT WORK ON ENABLING THIS NEW YEAR
TO BE THE ONE THAT YOU WANT IT TO BE!
Yoga Classes Available In Bourne From September
An opportunity to see why yoga is so popular.
Improve your ability to relax. Become more flexible, toned and strong. Be more focused and co-ordinated. Breathe better.
Come along and try it for yourself. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
For more information, please click here.