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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What I’m not thinking

What I'm really thinking: yoga teacherThe Guardian’s Weekend magazine’s regular article What I’m really thinking is often an interesting perspective and insight into someone’s life.  On 14th December the article revealed the innermost secrets of a Yoga Teacher. As a yoga teacher myself, I was intrigued. More so as a student had texted me asking had I seen it.  As I read, I could hardly believe the content was serious.

The author seemed indeed to have a suspect sense of humour at the expense of their students. I even burst out laughing at some of the ridiculous and farcical thoughts.  This yoga teacher is enough to put off me going to try out the benefits of any yoga class – and I’m convinced that yoga can help all of us one way or another. With that as my motivation, I, like all other yoga teachers I know, try to address our students’ needs thoughtfully with positivity and empathy, not cynical judgment as expressed in the article. That picture of a yoga teacher is not the norm even if you take the view it was simply written to get a cheap laugh.

What do you think? Read the full article through the link below.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/dec/14/what-really-thinking-yoga-teacher


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Quick relaxation

Young Woman Meditating on the FloorStress can quickly build up. If you’ve only got a few moments to yourself to spare find a quiet space to sit in – even the ‘smallest room’ is better than no-where – and take your awareness around the body relaxing each part by simply increasing a sense of relaxation there. Don’t even move a muscle.  Just deepen feelings of relaxation. Then take your awareness inwards and deepen feelings of relaxation there too, so you’re feeling relaxed both inwardly and outwardly. Feel stress melting away.

When you’ve practised this a few times you’ll be able to relax quickly anywhere, at any time, physically and mentally preventing stress building up and affecting your health.


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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.