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Classes are held in the Function Suite as follows...
Monday - Gentle Yoga - 1.30pm - 2.45pm
We are selling classes in blocks of 10 at a cost of £85.00 and you will get a card that needs to be signed each week when you attend. The card is valid for 6 months and the 10 classes can be taken at any time in that 6-month period. You have the option to swap to any of Deanwood's classes for yoga & pilates and when you complete the 10 session card you simply buy a new one. Drop-in charges are £11.00 and drop-in classes are offered subject to availability. Please confirm with us in advance before arriving.
If you’re not sure about the suitability of the classes do get in touch and ask. To try a session or book a block of classes please call us on 01635 32223 or email John Bowness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 2019 classes run every Monday except 7th January, 18th February, bank holidays (22nd April, 6th May, 27th May and 26th Aug).
What to Bring
Please bring a blanket for padding in some of the postures. Yoga mats and props are available to borrow or purchase if you don't already have them. Please wear comfortable clothes e.g. shorts, leggings and T-shirts are fine. Yoga is practised barefoot to avoid slipping.
All new participants must complete this confidential Health Questionnaire and return it with payment either via email to email@example.com, post to Deanwood Park Golf Club, or in person to Deanwood Therapy Centre.
Yoga is an integrated system of health and well-being for the body, mind and spirit, still valid today as it was when first practised in India thousands of years ago. There are many different forms of yoga that have evolved over the centuries with Hatha one of the oldest.
Yoga benefits physical, emotional and mental health. It is a practical and profound means of inducing calm and steadiness to counteract stress. The easy-to-follow poses strengthen the body, increase flexibility and stamina, improve balance along with posture and promote better breathing. Yoga also refreshes the mind, boosting concentration and enhancing self-awareness. It is non-competitive and emphasises that each individual practice according to their ability on the day.
Each class begins with a few minutes of gentle, meditative attention on the breath, to increase awareness and concentration. The sense of calm and stillness engendered is the foundation to move into a series of warm-up poses to prepare the joints and muscles for more activity. A sequence of postures follows including standing and floor-based poses, with plenty of options to vary the level of challenge. Breathing techniques are also included to help release tension. Each session finishes with guided relaxation allowing the body and mind to rest more deeply and absorb the benefits of the yoga practice. Neeta’s passion for yoga to be playful and accessible form the basis of her teaching style. She enthusiastically encourages students to learn, practise and have fun with yoga both on the mat and outside class.
Food and Drink
It is advisable to have an empty stomach before yoga, so after a large meal please allow a couple of hours for digestion. Eating a light snack such as fruit half an hour prior to class is fine. Drinking water before and after yoga to stay hydrated is recommended, but not encouraged during class as the postures deliberately increase body heat for detoxification.
Neeta is a yoga and meditation teacher and a professional visual artist.
She was exposed to yoga and its philosophical foundation from an early age, but from 2001 began practising earnestly to deal with a number of stress related health issues and to explore her heritage further. Since making a regular commitment to yoga, she has experienced enormous benefits physically, mentally, spiritually, not to mention creatively!
Neeta has 18 years’ yoga experience and has been teaching Hatha Flow Yoga since 2012. She qualified as a 200-hour level instructor with Yogacampus, London in 2014 and has since completed pregnancy yoga training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, restorative yoga training with Judith Hanson Lasater and more recently, chair yoga studies with Mary Mackie in Autumn 2018. Neeta continues her yoga learning all the while and in the last couple of years has deepened her understanding of how to use yoga to support the dying and their families.
Each year Neeta attends 2-3 silent meditation retreats to further her practical understanding of meditation and its impact on health.