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Beginner or Seasoned Practitioner, this age-friendly practice is inclusive to all, regardless of physical ability or experience. Through the language of invitation and inquiry, Sandy creates a supportive space, an atmosphere of allowing, where each person explores what is best for their unique experience. Safety and comfort are always a priority, if you are experiencing an illness or injury, asanas are modified to support you.
The practice combines breath awareness (pranayam) with gentle movements/postures (asana) to increase flexibility, enhance balance, restore strength and range of motion. Please be assured you will feel fully supported as lots of options are given, it is slow-paced and very welcoming.
Gentle Yoga focuses on how yoga can be accessible to all types of students. This includes people with different fitness levels, those starting a practice later in life or returning to fitness. Supportive for those with injuries, illness or mobility challenges, such as: fibromyalgia, arthritis, traumatic brain injury / concussion, MS, back / spinal challenges, scoliosis, overweight, stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression, those healing from cancer. This gentle practice is based on the Hatha tradition incorporating Yin and Restorative practices. This trauma-informed approach is designed to meet diverse needs with great care .
Ideal for people living with limited mobility, chronic conditions, vertigo, etc. Asanas are practiced seated on a chair, standing asanas are optional where possible. It is a practice combining breath awareness with movement to increase flexibility, strength and range of motion.
Hatha Yoga is similar to Gentle Yoga but further asanas are explored for those who wish to deepen their practice. Keep in mind that the practice is modified according to individual needs.
Hatha Yoga Flow is an energetic practice combining asanas for building strength with flowing sequences linked together with the breath. This practice is great for runners and sports conditioning.
A powerful practice which targets tendons, ligaments and fascia. Everything slows down in Yin Yoga as asanas are held for long periods (3-8 minutes) encouraging slow opening of connective tissue. It is the perfect antidote to stress and a great counter balance to more active styles of yoga, exercise and sports.
When you feel exhausted, heavy hearted, weighed down or in chronic pain you may wish to consider a restorative practice. All asanas are practiced laying on the floor, the body is supported using props (i.e., bolsters, blankets, pillows) to invite softening and release. This practice embraces rest, renewal and healing.