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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School Children in Physical Education Class man squatting

HAPPY HIPS FOR EVER!

The Beijing Osteoporosis Study of 2002 found that a group of Chinese had 80% – 90% less osteoporosis in the hips than a similar group of Americans.
One of the reasons attributed to this was that Chinese, whatever their age, rest and work in a ‘squat’ position. Westerners tend to use chairs and sofas. This shortens hamstrings and restricts the mobility of hips thinning the cartilage and making the joints more prone to osteoporosis.
To keep your hips healthy, squat to do things on the floor instead of always on a table, go outdoors and get gardening when it’s warmer or enjoy tramping through the current snowdrifts – just a word of caution –  don’t stress your knees! And join a local yoga class to keep them in all-round great working order!


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Get Fit for the New Year!

Young Woman ExercisingFeeling sluggish? Boost your energy and feel alive! 

Llandogo Village Hall               

Saturday 26th January 2013 10am – 1.30pm

Shape up for the New Year!  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.

It’s a great chance to 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!


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Stumped for Christmas gift ideas?

We have good intentions of finding our loved ones thoughtful, unique and valued Christmas presents, but we’ve all felt the pressure as we hurtle towards mid December with  fewer and fewer shopping days.

So let us help you to keep things simple and local without losing quality and that special touch.

Choose a healthy and long-lasting gift – something simple that makes a big difference to the health of your family or friend.

Come to Chepstow Leisure Centre for their Christmas Fayre ( on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 10.30am to 4pm – free entry) and pick up sianruleyoga Workshop Gift Vouchers for everyone:

Choose from these Yoga Workshops:

  1. Feeling sluggish? Boost your energy and feel alive!*
  2. Desk workers’ 9 to 5 – Restore and Revive! Eliminate neck, shoulder and back ache.
  3. Fitness, stamina and strength –  for sport and a full life. *
  4. Improve your back health and be pain-free.
  5. Improve your posture, increase your core strength and stand tall.
  6. Learn techniques to de-stress, relax and get a good night’s sleep.

* – Note: not suitable for beginners

Contact Sian at sian@sianruleyoga.com to book a place on a workshop.


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De-stress & Sleep Well Workshop

Thanks to everyone who came through the autumnal valley mists on Saturday to the workshop in Llandogo. In a relaxed atmosphere we discussed the tribulations of getting a good night’s sleep, enjoyed stretches and relaxed deeply in two yoga nidra – soft lavender eye-pillows enhancing the experience! Home-made Honey biscuits in the break might have helped too….