Claryn Nicholas Yoga
the connection of the mind, the body and the breath
For me the practice of yoga is making a connection between the mind, the body and the breath. This connection brings me to the present moment, here and now. Yoga is not a practice of attainment; rather it’s an unending process of self-discovery and self-transformation.
Yoga is for every body
Through my own practice of yoga, I discovered self-healing to then be able to continue to transform and evolve. This is my purpose of becoming a teacher so that I can offer others opportunities to heal themselves through their own discovery.
I teach classes in the community halls and studio. Some of my current students are older and retired and it is my wish to bring joy and contentment to them through movement and breath, helping to enhance flexibility, support movement and feel connected and integrated, as well as providing relaxation.
Some are busy professional women and men. Therefore it is also my wish to bring peace and calmness to their busy minds and bodies through relaxation, breath, stillness and movement and help them to slow the pace down, feel rested and restored.
I teach is Hatha, Yin Restorative yoga for all levels. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done yoga before, have stopped for a while or have regular practices, you’re welcome to attend any of my classes.
My Hatha Yoga classes have gentle pace with the focus on the static posture, stretching and some basic breathing exercises.
This class is a good place to work on your alignment, learn relaxation techniques and become more comfortable with doing the physical practice of yoga (asana) whilst building strength and flexibility.
Yin Yoga is a relatively modern style of yoga. It has much slower pace, gentle and more passive. The poses are held longer and the focus is on deeper tissues of the body and stimulating the internal organs. Yin yoga is a practice that is yielding, allowing and nourishing and allows self-enquiry, increases our awareness and becomes more accepting. As a result it helps us to gain peace and contentment in our lives.
In both Hatha and Yin yoga practices, there are always opportunities to build from as the practice becomes stronger and steadier. The transition or flow from posture to posture with the focus on strength, openness, stillness, deeper awareness and breath will become a natural progression.
Restorative Yoga has been described as ‘a practice for our time’. It is a nourishing practice that promotes critical rest. Relaxation is the antidote to stress. To relax is to rest deeply (Hanson Lasater, 2011). Relaxation supports us to maintain our physical and mental health. To help you rest deeply, we use many props in Restorative Yoga to provide a totally supportive environment for absolute relaxation.
All of my classes will start with a short guided meditation in order to help you relaxed and settled on your mat. This will be followed by gentle movements to start the physical practice and explore the possibilities of each yoga posture that it brings. All classes will close with deep relaxation.
(Updated 22nd March 2019)
There will be NO classes in the week beginning of
4th March | 15th April | 27th May | 27th July | 5th August
9.15 - 10.30 Swaton - Community Hut
11.30 - 12.45 Dunsby - Village Hall
7.45 - 8.45pm Stamford Osteopathic Clinic, Great Casterton (Book here)
9.45 - 11.00 Kirkby Underwood - Village Hall (new time from 23/4/19 - 9.30-10.45)
6.05 - 7.20pm - Kirkby Underwood Village Hall (from 23/4/19)
7.45 - 9pm Witham Hall, Witham-On-The-Hill (Book here)
9.30 - 10.30 Greatford Village Hall
10.45 - 11.45 Yin Yoga Greatford Village Hall
1.15 - 2.15pm Stamford Osteopathic Clinic, Great Casterton (Book here)
6.15 - 7.30pm Kirkby Underwood - Village Hall (until 10/4/19 then will move to Tuesday evenings)
6.30 - 7.30pm Stamford Osteopathic Clinic - Great Casterton (from 24/4/19) (Book here)
7.45 - 8.45pm Yin Yoga Stamford Osteopathic Clinic, Great Casterton (from 24/4/19) (Book here)
SUNDAY - RESTORATIVE YOGA
Stamford Osteopathic Clinic, Great Casterton 5 - 6.15pm £15 per session.
May 12 |June 9| July 14 | September 8 | October 13 | November 10 | December 8 (Book here)
for further information please email, text or call:
Pay per session or purchase a 5 or 10 class pass. Price for drop-in sessions vary. 5 sessions £50 (valid for 6 weeks*) and 10 sessions £95 (valid for 12 weeks and does not apply to Restorative Yoga sessions).
From the date of purchase.
Images by Linda Harris - with gratitude.