Yoga is an ancient exercise (over 5,000 years old) that focusses on strength, flexibility and breathing to promote well-being. It can help improve balance and posture. It tends to work on endurance by holding certain positions and is fantastic for enhancing flexibility. Yoga differs from Pilates as it tends to work on whole body strengthening but is less focussed on the core specifically. It also has a greater emphasis on the mind and well-being.
What are the health benefits of yoga?
Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga. While there’s scope for more rigorous studies on its health benefits, most studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.
Gentle Hatha Yoga
Welcome to our Gentle Hatha Yoga for those with Mobility and Flexibility Concerns. This inclusive class is designed with your unique needs in mind. We begin with a brief centering, guiding you through gentle Hatha poses that prioritise adaptability and modifications. Props such as blocks and straps are provided for support, and the pace is unhurried, allowing mindful transitions. The practice focuses on building strength, improving balance, and enhancing flexibility safely. The session concludes with a soothing relaxation period for deep rest. Join us for a self-care-focused yoga experience tailored to your comfort and well-being.
Women’s Health Yoga
Discover the transformative benefits of our Yoga for Women’s Health class, designed to support you during peri-menopause and menopause. Our holistic approach combines gentle poses, mindful breathing, and relaxation techniques to promote hormonal balance, reduce stress, maintain bone and joint health, and enhance overall well-being. Embrace this empowering journey towards a healthier, more balanced you. Start prioritising your well-being during this transitional phase of life.
Strengthen and Lengthen Yoga
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or looking to incorporate yoga into your fitness routine, this Strengthen and Lengthen Yoga class is designed to elevate your physical performance, prevent injury, and promote overall well-being. Join us for an empowering and dynamic yoga experience tailored for the athletic spirit within you.
Vena Marsh is now available for one to one Yoga at Bawtry 9.30 – 3.30 Tuesdays and Thursdays.
My Yoga Journey
I initially discovered yoga in my 20s, incorporating it alongside my energetic, high-impact classes. Over the years, I intermittently engaged in yoga. It wasn’t until both during and after my pregnancy that I rediscovered its immense benefits—increasing suppleness and aiding in a swift physical recovery. Unfortunately, I later focused solely on weight training and cardio for several years.
Enter perimenopause, and yoga became my saviour! It brings me a sense of calm, vitality, and grace during movement. I want to share this gift of mindful movement with everyone, aiming to empower both spiritual and physical joy.
My deeper spiritual journey into yoga led me to Nepal, where I dedicated myself to 500 hours of advanced teacher training. Immersed in the Yogic lifestyle, I learned from some amazing experienced yogis, covering everything from well-known asanas to breathwork, meditation, philosophy, and beyond. This journey is etched in my memory, shaping my passion for sharing the transformative power of yoga with others.
Yoga – One to One