Slow Gentle Yoga Class.
Including A Chair Yoga Option
This beginner & non-beginner class is a slower paced class designed to help you gain more mobility and flexibility throughout your whole body.
Many have not done much exercise recently. Some have lost a great deal of mobility in the joints and are feeling very stiff. In both cases we feel you need to move slowly and gently to regain strength, flexibility and help with stiffness.
Many who attend this gentle yoga class are dealing with specific issues related to neck, shoulders, mid and lower back pain, hip issues and knee pain. Very often stiffness, and niggling pain, if not attended to, can result in further problems at a later date, like a frozen shoulder or disc related issues or hip or knee replacement.
The poses that you will get to practise are designed to help with stiffness. So you will be shown how to take your whole body through a range of gentle movements to help with circulation in the major joints. You will also get to practise poses designed to strengthen abdominal muscles, and address issues that are related to poor posture. Postural issues, weakened muscle tone and muscular tension will be also addressed, particularly regarding the neck, shoulder girdle area, back, knees, and hips.
Improving mind, body, balance & joy
You will get to practise many weight bearing poses that will help improve your balance and strengthen your bones. We use a number of props that make these poses easier and fun to do.
A yoga practice teaches you how to “see” yourself. It teaches you to look more deeply at how your habits can become so entrenched that it is impossible to see yourself.
The class aims to show you the effects of your actions on your body, mind and breath. You will get to review your thinking and look at what habits you have that may have that produced muscular, skeletal and fascia imbalance in your body.
Fascia refers to the sheets of connective tissue beneath the skin that attach, enclose, stabilise and separate muscles and cover organs. We consider it is very important to understand fascia.
When you start to break down your thoughts around the areas causing pain, it becomes possible to imagine that you can change your actions and habits. But first you have to “see” yourself. Often, when in pain, that is difficult. This is where a gentle yoga class can help.
Many of our students have used yoga to both alter their views around their current injuries and to move forward.
Here is a quote from Raj, one of our long term students. Raj said:
After starting yoga, I slowly realised “I can get better”. My mental blues lifted. I give the whole credit to my recovery to yoga, and especially the style of yoga I’m learning at Flametree.
Apart from my now recovered physical abilities, I am now light and full of joy at the world around me. Yoga fixed my back and my head!”
Includes Gentle & Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga allows you to do poses with an added degree of balance. The chair also provides a fulcrum that you can do the pose around.
In the process, it allows those who have less strength and flexibility to gently do poses that would be otherwise unavailable to them.
There are of course various forms of intensity of yoga with a chair. The this Chair Yoga class, done from a Gentle Yoga approach, we will of course be using a very low intensity approach.
The Gentle & Chair Yoga class is suitable for those you are stiffer than average, or have a particular injury or condition, or who may also be in some type of yoga for seniors program.
Gentle & Chair Yoga is taught by Renae from 11.15am to 12.15pm, Sunday, both online and in-studio.
Especially easy beginner yoga classes
If you are worried about whether you can manage yoga, try these so-called Special Focus beginner classes. The Slow Gentle Yoga class is on Fridays at 10.15am, taught by Belinda Hoult.
Another is the Gentle & Chair Yoga we just discussed above… taught by Renae from 11.15am to 12.15pm, Sunday.
Another good option is the Easy Restorative Yoga class at 4pm on Saturdays, taught by Cheryl.
Some also include the Back Care Yoga Special Focus class at 7pm every Wednesday, taught by Chris.
Special Focus classes are useful to all beginners, even though they have a particular focus.
All classes are LIVE online and in-studio. Live online means you can see and hear the teacher, and get on the spot guidance. But you can also turn off your own video if you wish. This means you can see and hear the teacher, but nobody can see you!
The classes are all part of Flametree’s Beginner Yoga Level and Beginner Yoga Course.
See a FREE video of a Gentle Yoga Class
At the link below, you can see Chris Lalor teaching a regular one hour Gentle Yoga beginner class.
Gentle Yoga classes are even easier than the standard beginner yoga classes. But you will get a sense of how yoga classes are taught, using demonstrations and verbal instructions.
If you want, you can even do the free yoga video class and see what you think. See the FREE video yoga class here.
Another option is to use one of the generous introductory deals below to give yoga a try… for whatever you need from it.
Beginner & Non-Beginner Yoga & Breath Meditation Deals, including this Slow Gentle Yoga class: