Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga Classes incorporate physical asana to strengthen and stretch the body helping to keep it healthy and supple.  Every system of the body is given attention during the physical aspect of yoga.  We learn to work sensitively and to listen to the body.  Other important yoga teachings are also included in each session such as, Pranayama techniques (yoga breathing) and meditation and relaxation.  This helps to bring a sense of wellbeing to the yoga practitioner.

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 
10:00-11:15 am
Cost:  £32 for a four week block
Venue:  
Simply Mindfulness, Postwick Hall Farm, Hall Lane, Postwick, Norwich, NR13 5HQ
Booking: Please e-mail Michelle to book – yogawithmichelle@gmail.com

Chair Yoga

For those of us who are unable to get down on the floor Chair Yoga classes are offered.  Chair yoga is more gentle and is practised using a chair for support, either sitting or standing.  The poses are usually adaptations of regular poses.

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 
11:45 am -12:45 pm
Cost:  £32 for a four week block
Venue:  
Simply Mindfulness, Postwick Hall Farm, Hall Lane, Postwick, Norwich, NR13 5HQ
Booking: Please e-mail Michelle to book – yogawithmichelle@gmail.com

Baby Yoga

The first few months with your new, cherished baby are so valuable and irreplaceable.  Baby yoga classes are an enjoyable way to strengthen the bond between a baby and parents or carers in a relaxed, calm and happy environment.  There are poses to strengthen muscles as well as retain flexibility.  Using various moves your baby’s co-ordination and balance is improved and therefore the classes aid babies to pass through the stages of sitting, crawling and standing.

Regular yoga practice with your baby can stimulate each system and sense of the body. For example, baby yoga can help to relieve wind and colic thus aiding digestion; through songs and actions your baby’s sense of hearing and development of language will be enhanced – their brain and nervous system develops; baby yoga classes can help to soothe a fractious baby and there is a relaxation session at the end of the class for you and your baby to enjoy together – helping a tired parent to re-energise as well as encouraging a baby to develop a sound sleep pattern, and also helping your baby to learn valuable relaxation skills that will equip them well for the rest of their lives.

The classes are fun and hand outs are provided giving you reminders of the songs and actions so that you can practise the techniques with confidence at home, increasing your baby’s physical and mental abilities as well as getting back into shape yourself.

If you have had your 6 week check and your baby isn’t crawling yet than why not give it a try? Come along and see the results for yourself!  Dads welcome too.  Refreshments are provided allowing you some time to socialise and have a chat with other parents. Private classes are available on request.

Classes run in 6-week blocks. Booking Essential.
Days: Fridays
Time: 
10:00-11:15 am
Cost:
£50 for a six week course
Venue:  
Simply Mindfulness, Postwick Hall Farm, Hall Lane, Postwick, Norwich, NR13 5HQ
Booking: 
Please e-mail Michelle to book – yogawithmichelle@gmail.com

Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga classes incorporate all aspects of a regular yoga class with adaptations to suit the changing shape of the mother’s body that help to strengthen the body in pregnancy.  The classes also encourage optimal foetal positioning.  Every pregnant woman needs relaxation.  In an age where it is often difficult to find space for relaxation, pregnancy yoga classes ensure that this important practise is nurtured.  Yoga equipment is provided.

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 
1:00-2:00pm
Cost:
£40 for a six week course
Venue:  
Simply Mindfulness, Postwick Hall Farm, Hall Lane, Postwick, Norwich, NR13 5HQ
Booking: 
Please e-mail Michelle to book – yogawithmichelle@gmail.com

Baby Massage

Michelle is a fully qualified infant massage instructor (CIMI) with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). The IAIM believe in promoting nurturing touch and there is a wealth of benefits for both baby and parent or caregiver. As well as enhancing bonding between parent and infant, baby massage promotes better sleep, boosts blood circulation and the immune system as well as developing muscle tone and co-ordination. Infant massage can also give relief for colic, wind and constipation and massage can help soothe teething.

Days: Fridays
Time: 
11:30 – 12:30pm
Cost:
£50 for a five week course
Venue:  
Simply Mindfulness, Postwick Hall Farm, Hall Lane, Postwick, Norwich, NR13 5HQ
Booking: 
Please e-mail Michelle to book – yogawithmichelle@gmail.com

Fertility Yoga coming soon

Michelle teaches one-to-one sessions and is a certified therapist for women who wish to conceive, those undergoing fertility treatments or IVF and also for women who are in their first trimester (0–14 weeks of pregnancy). Yoga is applied to optimally enhance ovarian function and to create an optimal womb environment. As with all of Michelle’s classes a holistic approach is taken and there is a focus not only on the body, but also the mind and spirit, too, so that resources are available to help cope with the stress associated with uncertainties around this time and to increase the ability to self-nurture in preparation for motherhood.

Whatever the stage, whether planning for a baby or undergoing Assisted Reproductive Techniques, fertility yoga has an emphasis on relaxation, and fertility is enhanced with specific yoga-based exercises. Bloodflow to muscles and connective tissues in the lower pelvis is enhanced which in turn activates the hormonal pathways during the menstrual cycle and during the ever important implantation stage. It is advisable to continue with Fertility yoga to the 14th week of pregnancy, when the placenta has become fully functional and the risks of miscarriage are reduced.

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