Yoga Nidra Programme – Deep Rest

Come home to yourself in this body-mind restoration Yoga Nidra where you can experience the technique in person. Yoga Nidra is a guided relaxation that you listen to as you rest in a totally supported posture. This can be lying down or sitting, or reclining. We use lots of cushions, bolsters and blankets to ensure we are fully supported in our posture, so that we can deeply let go at a pace that suits us. As you rest, you will be guided into a relaxation by my voice. Sometimes focusing on the breath, sometimes on the body, sometimes on sensation, sometimes on ...

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Daytime yoga classes

If you're looking for daytime yoga classes, our Friday morning class will suit you perfectly. Dynamic yoga is a deeply sensitising practise which brings awareness to the relationship between the body parts as you move gently between postures. All postures are easily adaptable, and the focus is on what you can feel rather than what you can do (or what the mind thinks you can do). Maximum of five students in this class only. You can see a short practise demonstration here, though without instruction. These classes are suitable for any age and any body. Variations ...

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is loosely translated as 'Yoga-Sleep; since yoga means union of the body-mind, therefore 'union of the body and mind in a deeply relaxed state'. The practise is quite simple. Lying down or sitting supported, so that you can totally relax, all you need to do is listen and feel. It is a different technique to a meditation, and it is not a trance. You are very safe. You may fall asleep, and although this is not the aim, it can be what is needed for you so don't worry too much. The practice of yoga and deep relaxation has been found to reduce anxieties and ...

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Meditation

There are so many different types of meditation. Some contain movement; some contain stillness. Some have breathing practices; some have visualisations. Some have eyes open, some closed. The common element is focus. As the mind stills, with regular meditation practice, it is able to recognise when it is wandering. At this point we can direct it back gently to the focus point and remain present. Daily commitment is advised to get the most out of meditating, but don't judge yourself if you forget or just didn't have the time. Choose a suitable time and place, maybe ...

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Foot Massage Workshop

If you're looking for some ideas to pamper your partner, come on this foot massage workshop in Borehamwood with them and learn great techniques to really revive sore, tired and aching feet. Bring your partner along and they can learn alongside you, thereby making it more likely your pamper session will be reciprocated. Alternatively bring a friend, sister, mother, daughter or son; anyone who would also love to learn lots of different feel-good-feet massage techniques This practical foot massage workshop lasts 2 hours, and there is plenty of time to give and receive, as ...

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EFT (emotional freedom techniques)

Imagine having a personalised toolbox for dealing with stressful situations at the touch of your finger... well you have! I will show you how to overcome issues you are experiencing or have experienced, or even are yet afraid to experience. The world of 'tapping' is at your fingertips. Tapping, or Emotional Freedom Techniques consists of tapping on your face and upper body whilst repeating parts of a previously coined 'set-up' statement. Tapping points are pre-set and tapped in a specific order, to stimulate the meridians and allow the issue to be released or challeng...

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Reflexology

What is Reflexology? You may have heard people talking about this complementary therapy, but actually are unsure what is reflexology. I will attempt to describe it for you here. Reflexology is a special kind of massage on the feet, hands or face. Points and areas are pressed and gently held or 'finger-walked' to balance and soothe the body. This brings about a deep state of relaxation and encourages homoeostasis. I work with a gentle, but not light, pressure, which can also vary as I move around the feet. Over 7000 nerve endings are in the feet alone. Based on ...

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Evening Yoga Classes

Dynamic Yoga Classes on Monday evenings, 7.30pm-9.00pm, in Borehamwood increase flexibility and strength, while reducing tension and stress within the bodymind. Yoga is union with the body and mind. Yoga is a very personal journey and does not involve competition with others or with yourself. The yoga I teach is suitable for all ages and abilities. If you have not done yoga before, or have not been to any dynamic yoga classes you will need to complete the dynamic yoga beginners course at least once before coming to this class. Yoga is beneficial to everyone, and ...

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Hot Stone Reflexology

 As you would expect, hot stone reflexology utilises the stones to bring warmth and a touch of luxury to your reflexology treatment. Stones are pre-warmed in my special hot stones bag, and the larger ones are placed behind your knees and ankles, smaller ones placed between the toes as I carry out your truly relaxing reflexology with medium sized stones. If you're really feeling the chill, stones may be wrapped and placed behind the shoulders to help you relax. This type of reflexology is perfect as a gift to a loved one who you have no idea what to buy for, or as a ...

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Crystal reflexology

Crystal reflexology uses the actual crystals to perform the reflexology. I also place certain crystals on or around your body, if appropriate. These crystals are formed in the earth. They are mined in various countries and can be rough or smooth, from different levels within the ground. As such each one vibrates at it's own unique frequency. Often we are drawn to certain crystals, and we don't know why, although if we were to hold a selected crystal a while we could ascertain feelings and thoughts as to what it means for us. This may be completely different to how ...

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