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TAKE THINGS GENTLY
We all need gentleness in our lives. This course is is a series of gentle yoga classes for those times when you need additional support and nurture. This course is suitable for seniors, those who are new to yoga, may have mobility issues or are finding a more dynamic practice challenging.
This course is:
- 25 classes
- Suitable for all levels
- Ideal for seniors and those that are less mobile
- Suitable for those recovering from illness or injury
- Suitable for those new to yoga
15:12 | Kirsty Nazaré
Making yoga really accessible, this chair yoga class is a short and simple sequence to bring space around the neck and shoulders and at the same time opening up the ribcage to invite in more breath. It will leave you feeling more spacious from the waist up. Great for those with limited mobility as well for practicing in the office or at work.
Chair Yoga - Full Practice
47:07 | Clive Fogelman
This sequence is ideal if you spend lots of time sitting, want a break during work or practising on the floor isn’t possible for your body. The first half of the sequence is the upper body. The second half of the sequence is the lower body. You could do the whole sequence or just focus on a particular part of the body, depending on your mobility.
|47:07||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
Chair-Modified Sun Salutations
07:48 | Lizzie Reumont
A fantastic yoga sequence for the less mobile. Ideal for seniors, for those with leg or torso injuries, or those recovering from surgeries - or simply those of us who love to learn how to modify poses. This sun salutation sequence is practiced with a chair at the front of the mat to offer support.
|07:48||Lizzie Reumont||All Levels|
Chair and Wall Yoga for Limited Movement and Seniors
11:12 | Barbara Gallani
Some variations of classic yoga poses using the wall and a chair. Ideal for those with a limited range of movement or for seniors to enjoy yoga poses. An exploration of tadasana, forward bend, cobra, a twist and Warrior 1 modified and supported for those recovering from illness or injury, those with limited movement or for seniors.
Chair-based Yoga for Lymphatic Flow
27:05 | Barbara Gallani
A chair-based class accessible to all, to stimulate lymphatic flow. This sequence is ideal for those recovering from a cold or flu or illness or injury, or if you have a sedentary life or those who are recovering from surgery (especially following breast cancer). Working with twists and mobilising the ankles, as lymphatic flow can be associated with stiff joints.
24:24 | Joo Teoh
A gentle sequence to calm and rebalance your emotions after a stressful time. There are times when we can be knocked off our centre, maybe something as simple as someone has said something that has shocked us, or we are needing to rebalance after grief. This mixture of calming yoga, qi-gong and breath-work practices will calms and quieten your jangled nerves after a shock or stressful moment. These rebalancing classes are gentle and many poses may be done in a chair.
Energy Booster / Wake up your Qi
29:24 | Joo Teoh
Awaken your energy at any time in the day with this qi-gong practice. Perfect for starting the day, but also as an energy boost during a mid-morning slump is just perfect. This class uses various energy techniques and can be done on a chair as well as on a mat, so is perfect for all levels and physicalities. Wake up your qi with this short practice using qigong, yoga, breath-work and various energy techniques to give your energy a big boost. Remember to use the power of intention in this class, and in life! Keep a chair handy.
32:57 | Joo Teoh
This class is a mixture of yoga and qigong to help you to release anxiety, quiet your mind, clear your mind and prepare for sleep. Movements are gengle and accessible and don't involve full stretches, you are encouraged to not take a full stretch, but to use a chair or perhaps the edge of your bed for some of the yoga poses.
Stoking the Fire
29:21 | Joo Teoh
Great for mornings, if you're lethargic or you have cold feet or hands. A gently awakening qi-gong and yoga fusion class designed to raise the body heat if you’re feeling cold or lethargic, perfect for getting moving on cold wintery mornings. Using a chair to increase accessibility. With fluid and heating qi gong poses to gently increase strength, stability and balance and yoga to increase flexibility. You will need a chair.
29:17 | Joo Teoh
A qi gong and yoga fusion sequence to release feelings of being stuck, feeling tense, or just when you’re not in your flow. With some chair variations to make all the practices more accessible, this sequence uses qi gong and yoga to clear out stagnation and shift your tension. A chair can be used in this practice to make the class accessible to all.
24:20 | Joo Teoh
This gentle yoga class, with some qi-gong movements is a perfect antidote for those of us who spend too much time sitting at desks each day. Also great if you're feeling like you could do with an emotional recharge, perhaps at the end of a long day, or when life is challenging. With standing poses and gentle strengthening poses, this class uses the power of intention to clear out a tough day and bring in the new. You will need two blocks and a strap.
Inner Axis: Learn To Breathe
10:52 | Max Strom
In this short interview and demonstration Max Strom teaches us the basis of the breathing technique, Ocean Breath. This is a wonderful technique for dealing with all kinds of stress as well as being the basis for breathing during yoga practice.
|10:52||Max Strom||All Levels|
Gentle Yoga For Stress Relief
26:21 | Andrew McGonigle
A very gentle, all-levels class to bust stress whenever you may need it. With focus on mindful, gentle, breath-led movements, this class is ideal to restore your breath and body after a challenging day. You will need a blanket, strap and bolster.
Feel Better Flow
27:20 | Adam Hocke
The perfect class for when you are not feeling your best and you want to move into a better feeling. This class is great for when your immunity levels are low, you might be recovering from illness or injury or you just feel you need to improve your self-confidence gently. This is a beautiful self-care practice of self-massage, breathwork, gentle movements, and a supported inversion. These gentle practices will stimulate your immune system and then the flow is very gentle, perfect for slower days. Additionally, we will work with the power of intention and visualisation to bring wellness to your physical body.
Self Care Flow
42:40 | Adam Hocke
This yoga class is perfect for when we feel anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or just have a busy mind. It is a gentle class for anytime; when you just feel that you need to be kind to yourself, when you are anxious and wired, or when you don't like what you're reading in the news. Come back to the reality of your body and breath with this flow practice. In this sequence we go through familiar and calming patterns of movement and spend time enjoying the internal life of postures through strengthening techniques that bring us more deeply into our bodies and the reality of the present moment. As we start feeling a bit better, we round it off with some self-massage and a powerful compassion meditation.
|42:40||Adam Hocke||All Levels|
Yoga for Self Care
01:29:01 | Clive Fogelman
It's time to get seriously comfy! This relaxation class is about taking some time and space for yourself. Perhaps you feel really busy and overwhelmed. Maybe you have been ill recently. Maybe you have been helping others a lot and now it’s time to look after yourself. Starting with self-massage, and then with relaxation, this is an opportunity for nurturing ourselves and creating deep nourishment and replenishment. You may need blankets, massage oils, a bolster and an eye pillow.
10:11 | Lizzie Reumont
A short yoga class to give you mobility in your joints. Perfect if you're recovering from a bout of illness and want to ease yourself back into movement, or if you're recovering from a big work or running marathon. Thanks to Wellicious for their beautiful clothes!
Qigong for Meridian & Joint Health
36:08 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Energise your meridians and stimulate your joints with these gentle QiGong movements. Perfect to set you up for the day or settle you down for sleep, this all levels class will kindle optimal health and wellbeing, leaving you feeling your best.
|36:08||Mimi Kuo-Deemer||All Levels|
Qigong Meditations For Health & Vitality
19:02 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Mimi offers two qigong visualisation meditations in this practice. The first is called microcosmic orbit. Microcosmic orbit works with major channels of the body, the yin meridian (ren mai) and yang meridian (du mai) on the front and back channels of the body respectively. Known as the conception and governing channels. These meridians help regulate the flow of qi to the other 12 meridians and organs of the body. Circulating good flow of energy in the main rivers means tributaries can receive the flow more effortlessly. The second is called an organ-gemstone meditation. This meditation is one to do any time you feel like you are about to get sick; 90% of the time, it will prevent a cold or sore throat from coming on.
|19:02||Mimi Kuo-Deemer||All Levels|
Take it Easy
19:13 | Lucy McCarthy
This sequence of supported yoga poses is ideal for all levels and for when you need to let go, relax and take it easy. These poses are especially beneficial for easing PMT; symptoms of the menopause or for anyone who needs to release stress and strain. You will need some blocks.
Gentle Yoga to Nourish and Support Series: (1) Breathe and Move
22:19 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Start to move with your breath in this beginners yoga class. Feel supported, nourished and revitalised. This first class in this series begins with finding the breath, so the body and breath move together in simple sequences that help condition our respiratory and circulatory systems. This will allow you to feel more invigorated yet also relaxed, clear and calm. As well as being an accessible starting place for many students, this yoga class is also a nourishing standalone class for when you need to calm jangled nerves and return strong and grounded to your breath.
Gentle Yoga to Nourish and Support Series: (2) Rooting to Rise
22:16 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
In Chinese, there is a saying ‘gen shen di gu’, which means when the roots and deep the foundations are strong. From Moving with the Breath, we shift the focus to rooting firmly down in the earth and allowing our bodies to rise from this firm root up toward the sky. We will practice some more dynamic standing poses after an initial warm-up we practiced in class #1 to feel this connection more fully in our body.
Gentle Yoga to Nourish and Support Series: (3) Between Heaven & Earth
21:10 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Building on the last class’s focus on rooting to rise, this yoga qi-gong class builds a combination of strength and softness in the arms and hands and upper and lower body. Bring energy upward from stable roots to the spine. We will work to lengthen it and feel how our bodies can become a healthy and nourished axis between heaven and earth.
|21:10||Mimi Kuo-Deemer||All Levels|
Gentle Yoga to Nourish and Support Series: (4) The Yin/Yang Balance
18:53 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
With this class we take the ideas of rooting and feeling our body aligned between the skies above and earth below into a more full balance of yin and yang. This session will build a combination of strength and softness in the arms and hands and upper and lower body. When the energies of yin and yang come into balance in our bodies, it is known as the Tai Chi Axis.
Gentle Yoga to Nourish and Support Series: (5) Effortless Ease
28:37 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
In this final class of this series of yoga/qi-gong moves to nourish, support and revitalise the body and mind, we orientate our practice toward effortless ease. In Chinese this is a concept known as wuwei, or effortless effort. It is something we cannot strive toward but rather a quality that arises spontaneously through steady cultivation and practice. As such, we will take the ideas of rooting, rising, aligning and balancing and see what is possible in working with the fluid flow of effortless ease.