Sivananda is taught as a classical form of hatha yoga - yoga for the body, mind and spirit. It focuses on 'proper' exercise, relaxation, positive thinking, diet and meditation.
Drawing primarily on this background my classes will introduce and guide you safely through the twelve basic Sivananda postures, flowing sun salutation (learning to link breath to posture), as well as meditation and relaxation techniques.
Postures are initially held for three to five rounds of breath with PLENTY of relaxation in-between AND don't worry I won't have you standing on your head in the first class (unless of course you want me to!). At beginner to intermediate level we gradually work towards the more advanced postures using a range of preparatory exercises and gentle adjustments.
a short relaxation to begin
warm up exercises for the lower and upper body
introduction to pranayama (yogic breathing exercises)
introduction to the 12 Sivananda postures - with appropriate adaptations depending on experience
final guided relaxation and head and shoulder massage
Expect to be gently challenged and relaxed in equal measure - I am a lively teacher who loves the classics with a side of fun!