Yoga

Yoga

Yoga for postureYoga is an inspirational way of life which has many physical and mental benefits. BirdSol is happy to offer a range of Yoga   from yoga lifestyle to yoga asanas (postures) in South Ceredigion, North Pembrokeshire and West Carmarthenshire (West Wales).

Classes

Leanne runs a regular yoga class on Mondays in Aberaeron Memorial Hall 5-6pm, Tuesdays Calon Tysul, Llandysul 7-8pm and Friday mornings at Stiwdio 3m Cardigan 7.15-8.15am. To pre-book or get up to date information on the class schedule go to Gymcatch or download the app.

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In addition, private sessions 1:1 or small groups are available as well as larger group sessions including ‘Yoga in the Workplace’.

Leanne has carried out/carries out private yoga sessions for a variety of clients including a client with MS (Multiple Sclerosis), a family with a holiday home in the area, pupil referral unit staff and students, a client with degenerating neck vertebrae, Ceredigion County Council staff and an office worker.

Workshops

BirdSol has also run several Yoga workshops including ‘Yoga for Posture’, ‘Yoga Detox’ and ‘Yoga in the Workplace’. Any upcoming workshops can be found in book now. If you would like BirdSol to run a bespoke Yoga workshop, please use the contact form or click on contact us.

Furthermore, Leanne also runs SUP (Paddleboard) Yoga classes, being the first to bring SUP Yoga to West Wales. She also trains SUP Yoga teachers.


 
A different session each week, Leanne caters for beginners to intermediates and the classes will even benefit the more advanced yogi.
 
Yoga is actually a spiritual practice (not a belief system) with physical elements. In the western world we tend to focus on the physical aspects. Leanne’s classes are based on classical yoga but take more of the Hatha style which is mainly the asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing) and relaxation, with some short meditations.
 
A typical session includes:
– A short concentration and pranayama (control of prana (energy) through breath – grounding you into the moment, calming and increasing your focus
– Warm-up to get your muscles warmer and joints starting to mobilise before any more intense stretching
– Asanas – a variety of yoga postures which provide benefits of stretching and strengthening the body, improving blood flow – particularly to organs and spine, improving lymph flow (removal of toxins) and if you are concentrating on the postures – active meditation – which over time improves concentration.
– Relaxation – this takes the form of the posture called ‘Savasana’ or ‘the Corpse Pose’ where you lie on your back and the aim is to fully relax your body and mind. The aim of this in yoga is to relax yourself fully before performing meditation, enabling you to clear all those iratic thoughts (yogash chitta vritti nirodhah) and be with your ‘true self’ (tadah drashtu svarupe avasthanam).
– Occasionally we will do a short meditation and sometimes Leanne will focus on some key asanas for common postural issues.
 
What does it benefit?
As well as the benefits listed above, yoga can help improve posture and therefore reducing non-specific lower back pain, shoulder and neck pain. It can also improve your sleep, help you to lose weight, provide tools for reducing anxiety and can help on the journey of recovery of depression. Leanne has specifically worked with clients with MS which had very positive results for the patient. In addition, Leanne has had participants with Parkinson’s disease.
 
If you are suffering from a condition which you believe yoga may be beneficial for, you may need to seek your GPs permission (usually written form) before taking part in the class. If you are pregnant, please seek your midwifes advice. Leanne is not a trained ante-natel or post-natel yoga teaching and therefore is limited to the asana that she can work with pregnant participants.

Yoga in the woodsContinuing on the success of last year, BirdSol will be working with Penrallt Top of the Woods Camping and Glamping site in Boncath, Pembrokeshire.

Contact Leanne on 07876754645.


Interested in Workshops, Camps or one-off sessions? Why not visit our Camps and Workshops page for the latest information.

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