Welcome to Paradise Yoga – possibly the most beautiful yoga studio in the world; certainly in Avalon! When you come to Paradise Yoga, you can expect:
- Gentle yoga to make you feel fabulous (Hatha and Yin Yoga)
- No headstands or fancy poses; just lots of lying down and sighing out…
- Plus, you’ll be made to feel super-welcome and really at ease – even if you’re a total newbie or are nervous about coming to a yoga studio.
What to bring? No need to bring anything – I provide it all. Optional items to bring: water bottle, socks, jumper, eye pillow…
Who can come? All regular, weekly classes are open to everyone between 18 and 108+, regardless of experience or ability. There are about 50 steps down to the studio, as long as you can navigate those, you’re all good.
Timetable and Bookings
Deep Relaxation (Gentle Yoga)
A very gentle Hatha Yoga class, open to everyone, featuring:
- Lots of lying down and relaxing
- Breathing exercises
- Gentle movement
- Culminating in a luscious 30-minute sleep-based deep relaxation, known as Yoga Nidra
Ideal for those feeling stressed or tired, or simply wanting some time to themselves. Brilliant if you’ve been missing out on sleep – this is just the antidote you need!
No experience necessary.
What’s Yoga Nidra?
Also known as The Anxiety Antidote, Yoga Nidra is my favourite!
Yoga Nidra is a delicious sleep-based relaxation exercise, that allows you to let go in a way you may never have experienced before.
It’s pretty simple – you just lie down and listen. You will be guided through a ‘rotation of consciousness’ where you notice each part of your body in a sequence, followed by some guided meditations and visualisations.
Yoga Nidra takes you into a ‘hypnagogic state’ which is somewhere between waking and sleeping. You might fall asleep, but don’t worry – you still get all the benefits of the practice.
It can have profound effects on your body and mind, and is beneficial for everyone but especially those experiencing stress, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, mild depression, PTSD, chronic pain and more.
A 20-minute Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of a couple of hours of sleep, and has been called ‘the anxiety antidote’ so it is deeply restorative. You’ll leave floating on air.
Anyone can participate in Yoga Nidra, although those suffering severe depression or mental illness are advised to discuss with the teacher and a healthcare professional beforehand.
Deep | Slow | Powerful
Yin Yoga is becoming increasingly popular, and once you’ve tried it, you’ll see why! People often say it doesn’t look like much from the outside, but when you’re in it – WOW – it’s pretty special.
In this specialised style of yoga you are invited to slow down and nourish your body and your soul. Slow yet deep; passive yet challenging, Yin Yoga allows you to connect with your body in a whole new way.
Yin Yoga goes beyond working on the muscles; instead we work on the deeper connective tissues and fascia to access and release long-held injuries, stresses, pains and tension.
Suitable for any level of experience, including beginners, and especially useful for athletes in training or recovery mode.
Hatha Yoga has become a general term for much of the yoga taught in the West today. It combines movement, breath and meditation to work body, mind, emotion, soul and more.
The Hatha Yoga that I teach is gentle, slow and simple – no difficult contortions or poses that add any stress into the body. The gentle nature of the class is designed to help students feel rejuvenated, refreshed, energised and vibrant.
The practice works deeply on the nervous system, allowing stress and tension to be released, balance to be restored to the body and calm to the mind.
These gentle classes are the perfect antidote for a busy lifestyle, and are a great entry-level class for beginners, but are suitable for all levels of experience.
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