Gentle Years Yoga classes – Hoylake – Chair based yoga

We are very pleased to announce that we are starting our British Wheel of Yoga Gentle Years Yoga classes in Hoylake starting on Friday 12th January at 10:30am at Hoylake Community Parade Centre, 31 Hoyle Road, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 3AG.

Gentle Years Yoga is a chair based yoga suitable for anyone who wishes to or needs to take their yoga practice a little more gently. This can include people with age related health conditions or health conditions that require a yoga practice that is modified.

Gentle Years Yoga is an authentic traditional Hatha yoga practice that has been modified to be chair based. A 75 minute class will include breathing exercises, a pulse raising activity, concentration activities, co-ordination activities, resistance work, yoga postures, relaxation and an important element of fun. It is suitable for all and can be adapted for all.

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Please find a link below to the British Wheel of Yoga Gentle Years Yoga research results. As can be seen in the research document, the people in the pilot had conditions such as osteoarthritis, hypertension, depression/anxiety, hypercholesterolemia, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, dementia, cancer and cerebrovascular disease.

Results-of-the-BWY-Gentle-Years-Yoga-Research

The pilot group demonstrated the following benefits from Gentle Years Yoga;

  • Better mental well-being
  • Better quality of life
  • Improved leg strength
  • Improved lower body flexibility
  • Improved resting heart rate
  • Improved physical function – chair raising and walking
  • Improved flexibility
  • Reduced pain
  • Stress relief / calming effect
  • Improved mood
  • Reduced frequency of panic attacks
  • Enjoyable social interaction and making new friends

After the 75 minute class at the Hoylake Parade Community Centre all attendees are encouraged to go to the cafe on the ground floor for tea, cake and a chat.

If you have any queries about Gentle Years Yoga either for yourself or a friend / relative please do not hesitate to get in touch either by using the contact form on the website or emailing us at enquiries@yogasmiths.org or alternatively you can call us on 07834268052.

We have gift vouchers available that can be used to purchase a block of 6 gentle Years Yoga classes for a relative. A great birthday or Xmas present.

Here is a link to the Facebook event for our first Gentle Years yoga class;

Gentle Years Yoga class – Facebook event

We look forward to welcoming you to our new friendly Gentle Years Yoga class

Namaste

Paul & Steve

 

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Feedback from a business owning Yoga client – relaxation benefits

We’ve had some lovely feedback from one of our male clients, Steven. We have been providing him and his wife with couples yoga sessions. He has found the relaxation aspect of Yoga very beneficial as he has his own business and Yoga has helped him switch off. Steven had the following to say;

“I have had two yoga sessions now with yogasmiths and have really enjoyed them. It’s great having two people teaching you at the same time, everything is explained in an easy to understand way and they really take their time with you in a professional but relaxed way.
I have honestly enjoyed it more than I thought and it’s a lot more physical than I expected however it’s great for all ages and fitness levels.
The relaxation at the end of each session really helps after a stressful day at work so I would definitely recommend yogasmiths to anyone thinking about starting yoga.”
Steven, Lower Heswall

Thanks Steven! Yogasmiths offer Couples Yoga Sessions where we can both teach providing a safe attentive learning environment. One teach will instruct and demonstrate and the other will check alignment and offer adjustments and modifications as appropriate. Please get in touch for further details.

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