Seasonal Yoga, what is it all about?
Seasonal Yoga is designed to align the changing energies of nature and the seasons in a practice that improves physical strength and flexibility, giving balance, harmony and an enhanced sense of well-being.
Created by teachers Julie Hanson and Sue Woodd in 1995, the practice is an antidote to the stress and anxiety of modern life . We all need to learn to bring balance and harmony into our lives a little bit more and practicing Seasonal Yoga does just that.
As the energy of the seasons change so to does the emphasis of our classes, and practice.
Spring - Practice here Is all about energy building, stretching and strengthening the core. It's also about detoxing the body. It’s a time for new beginnings and setting new goals.
Summer - A deepening high energy practice to stimulate the circulation and energise the body. Heat of nature is mirrored in a practice strengthens and cleanses . This is the season of living life to the full with joy happiness and our practice reflects this.
Late summer - Works on immunity and consolidates the energy created in summer. Feeling physically strong from core together with a developing sense of self awareness helps us feel centred and peaceful.
Autumn's focus is on breath/movement coordination. Concentrated and mindful in our practice helps us deals with the ins and outs of life.
Winter - A gentle restorative practice. Here we stay longer and go deeper into each posture, increasing flexibility, rejuvenating the nervous system and creating inner peace. It's also a time for meditation and reflection .
Moving our bodies with intention along the energy channels, helps to strengthen, rebalance and re-energise, allowing us to reconnect with nature, realise our potential and feel wonderful.
Fine tuned to the seasons and our own changing energies a structured Seasonal Yoga course helps us reach our potential, living in balance with healthy bodies and peaceful minds.