*NEW* Children’s yoga – classes divided into age ranges. 3-5, 6-10 years (other age ranges coming soon)
‘The soul of the world is born within each child’
Emma, YSY studio owner is a qualified RYT for teaching Children Yoga. Fun classes will begin mid-September and support the following age groups: 3-5 and 6-10years.
Emma trained with StarChild Yoga and the ethos of this training acknowledges the thoughts of the great minds of Jean Piaget and Maria Montessori who believed that ‘the child is the Father of Man’.
Children’s lessons will cultivate a caring and nurturing yogic environment – an education for peace through experiential class practices that help them reach their full potential. Classes will focus on building healthy bodies so that children become more aware of themselves and the world around them. There will be no striving for perfection.
Yoga for Cancer – free class
There will be a 60/75 minute yoga for cancer class offered free of charge, to those undergoing treatment for cancer, living constantly with cancer, and post-treatment recovery – and with the option to bring a partner or friend as a support when you don’t feel able to attend alone. The class will be taken by Emma who is a qualified RYT for Yoga for Cancer and occasionally covered by Alexandra our Tai Chi and Pregnancy yoga teacher who will bring her gentle teaching qualities coupled with her physiotherapist’s wisdom.
Core Abdominals with Pranayama
Emma, the YSY owner will bring this new class to YSY which aims to build a strong group of core muscles for your body. Emma believes that the development of your strong core brings you more benefits than tight stomach muscles. A strong core supports your back, elevates your whole posture but also supports your mental health. It allows you to build your personal projection and will, set your intention and purpose for life. Your stomach area is your first brain. We will work hard on your core muscles then dive deep into the stillness of breathwork (pranayama) to end the practice before relaxation.
Step into the light, step back into your practice here from August 10th, 2020
Let’s begin our indoor practice with a sense of humour. To honour humour I’m going to finish with some silliness. The world needs some fun.
So yes, I now mention the verb ‘cough’. Post-Covid, any accidental cough uttered in a yoga studio (sneezes are only one point lower on the scale) will send your fellow yogis into a spiral of fear. Coughs are possibly the new ‘shame’…have overtaken the dreaded giggles/eye stares one gets if one accidentally passes wind during a pose – crudely also called ‘letting off a fart’. Yes.. it does happen, peeps, it does, and likely when you are in your best downward dog, proudly pushing your hips to the sky, staring intensely at your navel, you are then at your most ‘emissions vulnerable.’ Toot toot.
Once I would write ‘ see you on the mat soon’ but now I say ‘see you on YOUR mat soon’. Don’t forget to bring your mat to practice!