After a Summer break Dru yoga classes return at Green Hammerton village hall with a daytime and evening class. Monday’s class starts at 9.30am until 10.45am and the first Autumn class will be on 3rd September. Thursday’s class starts at 6.30pm until 7.45pm and the first class for this season is 6th September. There is no need to book just come along to enjoy. Each class is £6 and for regular attendees you can take advantage on the loyalty scheme – attend nine classes get your tenth free. For more information please click on CLASSES above or contact me email@example.com
Some Dru moves for stress…
I have been delighted by the interest in these classes, so I wanted to explain alittle more about what will be included and what to do next if you are interested.
I am so excited to offer these classes and aim to make them fun, informative and life enhancing for the whole family. Inspired by Lisa Miller, PH.D (The Spiritual Child: 2015) states ‘Spirituality is an untapped resource in our understanding of human development, resilience and illness, and health and healing. The absence of support for children’s spiritual growth has contributed to alarming rates of childhood and adolescent emotional suffering and behaviours that put them at risk.’
Please do not be worried by the term spirituality, for me it taps in to the natural resource we all have access to but over the years of living in this modern culture we have lost that ability to connect to it. Children are natural spiritual beings excited about the world around them, eager to find out more and ready to engage with it. We, as parents/teachers need to listen more and help our young ones be curious and use their inner resources to fulfil their true potential.
The classes will introduce you to simple techniques that as a family can be used to reconnect you to a happier and healthier life.
- Dru movements can be used to support the immune system, relax the nervous system and facilitate the physical body to let go of emotional tightness.
- Breathing techniques such as the pigeon breath can help us breath more deeply, help asthma sufferers and helps support our immune system against illnesses.
- Focus work/meditation is a lifetime gem. This super power does so much and there is lots of evidence to support its health benefits. From my experience it increases your resilience to deal with any stressful situation, it supports your bodies healing system and it simply makes you feel younger and happier!
- Relaxation gives your body the opportunity to heal, restore and re balance.
- Each class connects with each other to build on your experience and enhance your practice therefore it is beneficial to book as many classes as you can. At the first class you will be given a welcome pack full of goodies and information. Included will be your own journal to enable you as a family to create a beautiful keepsake with inspirational cards, affirmations, gifts and your own thoughts, so your yoga journey does not have to end in August 2018. I will be sharing my aromatherapy knowledge for each of us to make our own de stressing potions.
What do I do if I am interested? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email you with a registration form. Please return the form by 16th July with payment to secure a place. If you are not sure how many days you want to book please send payment for the first class only and then you can pay the subsequent classes on the day. If you pay for all the classes by 16th July there is a 20% reduction.
- If the classes are cancelled by me then you will receive a full refund
- If you cancel within 24 hours of the classes you will receive no refund
- If you cancel with at least 24 hours notice, you will receive 50% refund of your payment.
Sadly sometimes a door needs to close to allow you to make space for another door to open ….. or as someone said the other day the other door has always been open you just have not seen it.
So it is goodbye to classes at Minskip village hall, a beautiful village hall and I have many happy memories of teaching in this hall. A very special place. A big thank you to everyone that came along to support me. I know some of you intend to come to the classes at Green Hammerton but some hopefully will continue their yoga journey in new places. Thank you!
I have always taught my yoga classes at night and now I am braving the daylight. So on Monday 12th March there will be a new class at Green Hammerton village hall at 9.30 until 10.45pm – the same format, same price as Thursdays. It would be great to see old and new students and should be a great way to start the week!
Coming over the horizon ….. Monthly Maintenance Offer. If you are registered student of yoga classes you can take advantage of a monthly aromatherapy offer of only £18. This massage will include the use of essential oils and Reiki but will only work on a specific area of concern and will last 45 minutes.
If you need any more information please do not hesitate to contact me Jennidruyoga@gmail.co
Looking for yoga classes …..
Wanting help with back problems? Needing to reduce your stress levels? Need time just for you? Feel that there is more to life? Finding sleeping a problem? Need some help to cope with life? Just looking for something but what?
Dru yoga is maybe the answer. The flowing yoga movements easily adapt to either physical or emotional blocks or concerns. Your body naturally wants to move but some time life can reduce that movement either by physical or emotional problems. Dru gently and gracefully supports the body and mind to open up, and freely move, allowing you to live with more joy and peace.
On Wednesday, classes are at Minskip village hall at 7pm unti 8.15pm. Classes resume on Wednesday 6th September.
On Thursday, classes are at Green Hammerton village hall at 6.30pm until 7.45pm.
All classes are £5 – no booking required. Please bring along a mat and blanket.
Not sure …… why not try a private session. It is a great way to start your practice and gives you a personal insight into how Dru yoga can work for you. For September and October only enjoy the benefits of an offer price of £15 for an introductory, individual session. (To know more about Dru yoga see link below.)
What is Dru Yoga?
On Wednesday 21st June 2017 we will be celebrating International Yoga Day by offering a free Dru yoga class at Minskip village hall, 7 until 8.15pm. Everyone is welcome to celebrate this very special day in the yoga diary. The session will try to give a flavour of all aspects of Dru yoga such as specific flowing postures, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation. So if you are new to Dru and just want to experience this graceful form of yoga or whether you are a regular, please come along to enjoy this unique class for all.
No need to book just come along to join in. (Bring along a mat and blanket)
In celebration of United Nations Yoga Day
Tuesday 21st June 2016
At 7.30pm we will be honoring this day along with thousand of other yogis by coming together for a very special free yoga session
The session will include warm ups, sun sequence and a guided meditation while watching the sun set.
This is an outdoor session in the garden of Naworth House, York Road, Green Hammerton. Please dress appropriate to the weather and bring along mat and blanket. For more details please visit www.jenniyoga.wordpress.com or phone 01423 331396
On Monday (see class information for more details) we will start outdoor yoga again. This year our classes will include learning Kanakadhara Dru Dance – Lotus in Full Bloom. The dance is inspired by an exploration of the power of giving and receiving. Kanakadhara is one of the names of Lakshmi – the goddess shakti or energy that represents the mother of all abundance – this form particularly expresses the ‘wealth’ that comes to us when we take responsibility for your lives. This wealth takes many forms – material, energetic, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wealth.
The full dance is approximately 6 minutes long and comprises of many traditional yoga postures linked by flowing movements. In class we will enjoy practicing the dance in small sequences rather than deliberately learning the dance for a performance. In this way it will introduce the class to new movements and the opportunity to work out both physically, energetically and emotionally. We will take time to work on individual postures before linking them into the dance. There will be an opportunity to learn more about the dance as we progress should you wish to do so. Each class will be planned carefully, ensuring everyone can participate, even if you have missed classes or just a beginner. Should students wish to perform the whole dance for a special class then we will plan to do so in September.
To be simply human is great wealth. To realise, express and live our potential, to give, receive and flow with life is a great wealth. Use this sequence to train yourself to perceive and experience this wealth. (Dru Dance)
Just to let you know that there will be NO class on Wednesday 27th April but will be back to normal on Weds 4th May at 7pm. You are very welcome to come along to a class at Green Hammerton village hall on Thursday either 6.30pm or 8pm.
Special meditation classes coming soon please visit my face book Jenni’s Dru Yoga for up-to-date information.
‘Nerves from the spine are directly or indirectly connected to nearly every organ, gland, and muscle in the body via the voluntary and autonomic nervous systems. A healthy spine nourishes and therefore benefits the whole body.’
(Dru Yoga Stillness in Motion p.41)
WATCHPOINTS FOR BACKS
- Standing – good posture has a direct impact on all joints and muscles. Become aware of how you stand remembering the wonderful posture of Tadasana (Mountain Posture).
- Sleeping – good supportive bed. During the night the discs are replenished – a healthy spine is a well nourished spine.
- Sitting – for too long puts considerable strain on the back particularly the lower back. Ensure you are sitting properly (feet flat on the floor, engaging the core muscles allow the spine to straighten, shoulders back & relaxed, chin level and head upright. Make sure you take breaks to stretch and release the spine.
- Sports and activities – in the past it was considered important to rest if you had back pain but it is now agreed that some movement is important for maintenance and recovery. Movement of spine particularly backward and forward bends allows the spine to rehydrate and keep flexible.
- Shoes- good supportive shoes – if feet are painful and sore it will have a detrimental effect on the spine.
- Good diet – hydration, weight control and a healthy diet will also help your system to keep your back in tip top shape.
- Red flag signs – if you are in constant pain, high temperature, bladder problems, had a serious fall, muscle weakness, numbness in the leg and any other concern please seek professional help.
- Special treats – last but certainly not least … your back will always appreciate a massage and its advantages of increasing the blood flow, relaxing and releasing tension/toxins. Maintaining a healthy back should be all about the pleasure factor rather than enduring something you dislike.
‘Long periods of heavy sitting slumped in a ‘C’ shaped posture loads up the discs and is particularly compressive; even more so as the facet joints at the back disengage and the belly lets go at the front. This is noteworthy, because I believe lumbar compression is the background cause of most low-back problems.’
( Back Sufferers’ Bible : Sarah Key’s)