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All classes are currently streamed live on Zoom. See timetable/join class

Lift in Lockdown workshop, January 24, 2-5pm. Banish lockdown blues and drop in to a delicious afternoon of self massage, restorative asana, meditation and pranayama.

I am also offering private group classes for families, friends and businesses to practise together. Vouchers are available for massages, yoga 1-2-1s or for workshops
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Yoga classes

Class Time Description Click to join
Monday Hatha yoga NEW TIME: 9.30-10.30am Suitable for all bodies. Book class
Pay for class £10
Yoga for Strength 7.30-8.45pm Mobility, stability and strength in focus Join class
Pay for class £10
Tuesday Mama & baby yoga NEW TIME: 9.30-10.30am Post-natal yoga Join class
Pay for class £10
Wednesday Pregnancy yoga 7.15-8.30pm Ante-natal yoga. Join class
Pay for class £12 drop in, £60 for 6 consecutive classes
Thursday Vajrasati drop-in 6-7.15pm Meditative yoga for all. Join class
Pay for class £10

Therapeutic Thai Massage

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Therapeutic Thai Massage is a traditional form of bodywork which forms part of Thai medicine. I work on the body using various techniques; hands, feet, elbows, scarves, spoons, heated herbal compresses, herbs and linaments can all be employed to release tension and stagnation in the skin, soft tissue, joints and bones, and around the organs, restoring harmony, balance and flow.

Each session includes a consultation so that treatment is appropriate and effective. Depending what you need personally, and in response to your constitutional element, a treatment may be deeply relaxing or energising and revitalising.

Traditionally a treatment lasts two hours so that you can deeply relax into it, but one hour and 90-minute sessions are also available.

Therapeutic benefits of Thai Massage
Thai Massage can be applied to help with issues such as headaches, knee, back, shoulder and neck pain, premenstrual tension and many other issues. It is also very effective for long-term conditions, from Multiple Sclerosis to Fibromyalgia, or after a stroke or illness, where it can help reconnect you to your body and a felt sense of your body.

Therapeutic Thai Massage can be done on anyone, of any age and physical ability, as it is entirely adapted to suit your needs, following a detailed consultation. It is deep and healing for body and mind.

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Pregnancy yoga

CLASSES STREAMED LIVE ON ZOOM DURING CENTRE CLOSURES
Wednesdays, 7.15-8.30pm

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Pay for class £12 drop in, £60 for 6 consecutive classes

Prepare yourself physically and emotionally for pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

In each class, we will explore body and breath work, meditation and deep relaxation techniques to help:

• connect with yourself & your baby
• increase energy
• release tension & anxiety
• relieve common side effects
(backache, heartburn, swollen ankles, insomnia)
• prepare for labour & birth
• meet a lovely community of local women

In classes, through working with the body, we will explore the deeper philosophy that underpins yoga practice. We can develop self awareness, acceptance and trust, helping to discover a centred space, where we feel able to respond to whatever challenges pregnancy and parenthood throw at us.

The yogic principles of ahimsa (non-violence) and aparigraha (non-grasping) are just two examples of how yoga brings us to a place where we accept ourselves and our circumstances; the natural flow of things, letting go of expectations and projections. This brings us contentment and presence in the moment.

By moving towards understanding our bodies on a physical level, our emotional patterns of reaction are revealed and we can effect real transformation.

I have practiced yoga throughout my four pregnancies and taught through three, so, although no two pregnancies, women or births are alike, I know from experience how beneficial yoga can be. I am a senior yoga teacher in the Vajrasati school of yoga and also trained with Birthlight and Uma Dinsmore Tulli.

I also offer Thai massage, which is wonderful during pregnancy and post-natally.

I would advise that, unless you already practice yoga, you start pregnancy yoga in your second trimester.

Cost: £12 drop in, £60 6 consecutive classes, £100 for 10 (block bookings can be used across venues/classes)

Alternatively, you can choose private sessions or a birth preparation session with your partner, in the comfort of your own home. At a time that suits you, either focussing on exactly what you need personally, working with your birth partner to prepare for birth and beyond.

Email leonie@centredspace.net or call Leonie on 0780 907 5602

Mama & baby yoga

Tuesdays 9.30-10.30am,
Live streamed on Zoom during COVID centre closures.
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Pay for class £10 (if you are suffering financial hardship, please get in touch and pay what you can)

Post-natal yoga is a great way to support yourself physically and emotionally

  • Reconnect: ground yourself in your new role as Mama.
  • Rebuild: muscle tone and flexibility to help handle the physical demands of caring for your baby.
  • Ease: strengthen, stretch and tone to help restore your post-partum body and to ease aches and pains from carrying and feeding
  • Increase energy levels: postural awareness and breath work can help create more vitality.
  • Release stress: Routine exercise may help prevent and can positively help with postpartum depression (Norman et al. 2010)
  • Community: meet other like-minded mamas
  • And breathe: yoga classes are a great way to centre and focus, find space and to experience just being amidst all that constant doing.
  • Baby benefits: calm, connected Mama, in tune with her intuition, is better able to listen and respond to baby’s needs, as well as modelling ways of coping with and reducing stress.
  • Shift self-perception: yoga helps you recognise that nothing is static, so emotional and physical sensations are constantly moving. This can help us to deal with the challenges of motherhood.
  • Enjoy! yoga classes are light, fun and relaxing, setting you up for the day ahead.

Whatever birth you experienced, post-natal yoga is ideal, and is best started after you have had your 4-6 week check.

I have been teaching mothers and babies for over 15 years now, am mum to four children (aged 8-19) and am passionate about using yoga to help improve people’s experience of parenting.