Sian Rule Yoga

Simple, effective Yoga for your health and fitness.


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SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS FOR 2015

                                                                                

 1. Yoga for Sport & Fitness **  MARCH 7th 9.30am–1.00pm     Redwick Hall  NP26 3EA      – £25 –

Prevent injury in ligaments and tendons: release tightness in hips, hamstrings and shoulders to achieve a lightness and freedom in movement through challenging sequences and unusual postures that stretch the boundaries.  £25

 2. Back to Basics MARCH 21st 9.30–11.30am  Woolaston Hall  GL15 6NW  – £15 –

If you’re a complete beginner or you’d like to go over the basic techniques and principles of Yoga, get to grips with that posture you’ve been puzzled over, or ask questions about ‘pranayama’ you’ve always wanted to – this is the Workshop for you.

 3. Better Backs!   APRIL 4th 9.30am-1.00pm     Redwick Hall  NP26 3EA  – £25 –

Back ache getting you down? In pain? Through safe yoga exercises you’ll learn tension-free posture, how to ease a back in an acute episode, free stiffness and strengthen specific muscle groups for a stronger back.

 4. Simple Meditation & Mindfulness  APRIL 25th 9.30am–11.30am    Woolaston Hall  GL15 6NW     – £15 –

Meditation can be short and simple yet effective in enhancing your life. Whether you want to lower blood pressure, increase concentration or bring a sense of calm to your life, learn different techniques to find what suits you and benefit from a calmer mind.

5. Get Your Good Night’s Sleep.   MAY 9th 9.30am-12.30pm      Redwick Hall  NP26 3EA     – £22 –

This popular workshop is back!  Do you feel everyone else except you has a good night’s sleep? Fed up with counting sheep & dread the night time?  Learn techniques to de-stress and relax body and mind for a rejuvenating sleep the whole night through.

6. Family Yoga   OCTOBER 10th 9.30am–10.30am Woolaston Hall  GL15 6NW     – £8 per adult, children go free!

Have fun and play games with your child while benefitting from the physical postures (improving strength, flexibility and balance) and relaxation together and developing inner qualities of self-acceptance, greater awareness, compassion, communication and focus. Useful tips for smooth bedtimes too!

 7. Simple Meditation & Mindfulness   OCTOBER 17th 9.30am–11.30am Redwick Hall NP26 3EA    – £15 – If you missed it in April, or you’d like another look!

Meditation can be short and simple yet effective in enhancing your life. Whether you want to lower blood pressure, increase concentration or bring a sense of calm to your life, learn different techniques to find what suits you and benefit from a calmer mind.

 8. Yoga to De-stress  & Relax NOVEMBER 7th 9.30am–11.30am   Redwick Hall  NP26 3EA       – £15 –

Have a calmer day every day: especially before the run-up to Christmas! Learn how to release tensions and feel lighter, practice mini ’mindfulness’ techniques and enjoy relaxing, held restorative postures to release and revitalise and breathing practices to calm body and mind whatever the day brings.

 Workshop ‘bring along a friend’ offer – save £2 each off full price. 

AND £2 discount per added Workshops booked at the same time.

Note: ** not suitable for beginners.  Homemade refreshments provided in all longer workshops.

Email me (sian@sianruleyoga.com) or phone 0787 257 1934 to book on to your chosen workshop.

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New Class starting at Mathern Village Hall on Friday 2nd May 2014!

 

Office Worker with Mountain of PaperworkTrial free class on that first Friday at 9.30am to 11.00am. Thereafter £6.50, payable by term or half-term.

Are you looking for a restorative, relaxing class to de-stress and revitalise? This class is suitable for both beginners and more advanced using held positions (at your level) to release tensions throughout the body enabling easier movement and preventing problems arising brought on by built-up stiffness and tensions.  You’ll learn how to relax effectively anywhere, anytime – at work, the desk, looking after children, at breakfast to get ready for your day, in the car or getting ready for a good night’s sleep.

Contact Sian on 0787 257 1934 or sian@sianruleyoga.com

 


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BEAT THE BLUES

Woman in splits Mar 13If you’re feeling blue after a long winter, psychiatrists advise heading for a yoga class.

Science has now proven that yoga can help people suffering from mental illnesses; depression and anxiety, post traumatic stress, alcohol dependency, eating disorders, ADHD and epilepsy.

The Yoga, The Brain and Mental Health Conference in November 2012 brought psychiatrists, scientists and yoga teachers from all over the world to share findings on how yoga improves people’s state of mind and health.

MRI scans show that the amygdala (area of the brain responsible for the fight or flight response) reduces in size after regular meditations. Practising yoga works through its holistic approach affecting the physical body, the mind and the breath and the emotions together. For people with emotional regulation difficulties, starting with a physical approach can be easier and quicker than beginning with specific behavioural training.


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Keep on Practising!

yoga woman Mar 13Have you ever looked at someone doing yoga and thought they were born that bendy and that’s why they are able to do yoga?

Research and a recent book by Malcolm Gladwell assert that even people who we think of as ‘clever’ or ‘gifted’ have only got to their level of achievement because they have been putting in the hours, day in, day out.

Neurologist Daniel Levitin says “the emerging picture from such studies is that 10,000 hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert-in anything. In study after study, of composers, basketball players, fiction writers, ice skaters, concert pianists, chess players, master criminals, and what have you, this number comes up again and again… No one has yet found a case in which true world-class expertise was accomplished in less time..”

However, in his book Deceived Wisdom, David Bradley disagrees saying it was based on research by psychologist Anders Ericsson of Florida State University who never mentioned it. Bradley maintains “It (practice) can make you perfectly competent – but not necessarily excellent”.

Nevertheless if we want to progress and develop in body, mind and spirit through yoga, as with anything, putting in the practice means we reap rewards and create a healthy discipline in our lives.  I don’t agree with Huffington Post writer, Kino MacGregor’s single-minded view that we have to keep going back to the mat in order to practise. There are many other ways to practise yoga too, especially if we are not so physically flexible and strong. The following are just a few:

– bringing the attention to the breath,

– feeling the feet on the ground, and our posture, as we stand and walk,

– listening to someone with complete attention

– treating ourselves and others with ‘ahimsa’ (non violence)

If you’d like to know more, read the article in the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kino-macgregor/yoga-practice_b_2870247.html or put in the hours and read the books!


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NEXT YOGA WORKSHOP

         

Desk workers’ 9 to 5 – Restore and Revive! Eliminate neck, shoulder and back ache.

Sunday 17th March 2 -5.30pm

Office Worker with Mountain of PaperworkRedwick  Hall

Do you sit at a desk for hours, hunched over the computer? Does neck pain, back ache or headaches make you miserable? Do you suffer from stress and find it difficult to relax?

Learn techniques to use at work to eliminate those aches and pains. Sink into that perfect stretch and safely ease out tensions. Before you know it, you’ll be sitting upright and your body breathing a thank you…it’s at ease again.

Book and find out more by contacting Sian on sian@sianruleyoga.com.

£25 per person or take advantage of our bring a friend offer at £20 each.


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NEW! TAKE A LOOK AT THE WORKSHOPS FOR 2013

 1.   Shape up for the New Year!   Feeling sluggish? Boost your energy and feel alive! *                    

Saturday 26th January 10am – 1.30pm

After the treats and excesses of the Christmas and New Year breaks, we all check how well we’re fitting into our clothes, whether we’ve put on weight or simply how we’re feeling.

Say goodbye to that sluggish feeling and those extra pounds. Get your circulation moving again, give a boost to your energy and jump into the new year with a spring in your step!

2.   Desk workers’ 9 to 5 – Restore and Revive! Eliminate neck, shoulder and back ache.

Sunday 17th March 2 -5.30pm

Do you sit at a desk for hours, hunched over the computer?  Got neck pain, back ache or headaches? Do you suffer from stress and find it difficult to relax?

Learn techniques to eliminate those aches and pains, sink into that perfect stretch and safely ease out tensions. Before you know it, you’re sitting upright and your body breathes a thank you…it’s at ease again.

 3.   Fitness, stamina and strength – for Summer, sport and a full life. *

Saturday 18th May 10am – 1.30pm – NOTE: now Sunday 19th May 9.30-1.00pm

We all want energy for doing all the things we love to do as the days lengthen and we stay outside till the last minute of sunlight and beyond. We want to feel alive, fit and full of energy to enjoy our running, cycling, swimming and more.

Come along to enjoy an energetic morning full of unusual postures – a holistic work-out through the whole body, stretched out from tip to toe, to leave you tingling with vitality and that ‘let’s get out there’ feeling! In the words of that famous ad – life is not a spectator sport!

4.   Improve your back health and be pain-free.

Sunday 14th July 2 – 5.30pm

Back ache getting you down? In pain? Do you get out and about as much as you want to?

In this workshop we’ll let go of tensions and replace them with a sense of lightness and freedom. Through specific, safe yoga exercises you’ll learn tension-free posture, free stiffness and strengthen muscles for a strong and healthy back.

You’ll enjoy deep stretches and a relaxation to de-stress. And you’ll learn life-long tips for keeping back and body in top condition, so there’s no missing out on anything!

5.   Improve your posture, increase your core strength and stand tall.

Saturday 14th September 10am – 1.30pm

Do you have back pain? Know you slouch? Would you like to sit or stand upright? It sounds simple, and it is. Learn techniques you can fit in to your daily life, strengthen your abdominals and lift up through the spine. You’ll walk taller and more confident!

6.   Learn techniques to de-stress, relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Sunday 10th November 2 – 5.30pm

Fed up with counting sheep? Do you get stressed not dropping off to sleep? Feel tired and lethargic? Dread the night time?

Learn techniques to relax body and mind and set up a relaxing bed-time routine for a rejuvenating sleep. Experience a Yoga Nidra relaxation and return home free of tensions.

Note : * not suitable for beginners.

All workshops £30, including homemade refreshments.

Just £25 if you bring along a friend.

Email me (sian@sianruleyoga.com) to book on to your chosen workshop.

       British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher.


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Build a Better Body – Workshop

Build a Better Body

Yoga workshop for a pain free back & strong posture

Do you have constant backache? Have you lost days at work or out on your bike?

Through safe, specific yoga exercises learn how to stand tall without tensions, free stiffness and strengthen vital muscles for a strong, healthy back.

Saturday 28th July 10am – 1.30pm

Llandogo Hall (between Tintern & Monmouth)

After a break, deep stretches and a relaxation, to de-stress, will leave you rested and refreshed, with tips for keeping your back and body in top condition, so there’s no missing out on cliffs, canoes or bikes this summer!

Cost: £20 – SPECIAL OFFER – Bring a friend and pay just £17!

Contact Sian at

sian@sianruleyoga.com or

0787 2571 934

Places are limited, so book early!

Location:  NP25 4SQ  Map: http://g.co/maps/3qhua