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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Doing yoga

So, you might ask what does 'doing yoga' consist of? What do we actually do within a class? As a beginner, will I be able to 'do it' at all? Perhaps you have been to many yoga classes, or done many home videos. Why is dynamic yoga any different? In dynamic yoga we use repetitive actions to awaken the deep sensitivity within the body; to be open to sensation as it happens and to lengthen and broaden the body, creating space and openness within the bodymind. There shouldn't be any expectations, although flexibility and strength often occur as a natural by-product of this ...

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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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Reflexology in Palliative Care

Reflexology in palliative care can be a wonderful, soothing therapy. People with life limiting illnesses can improve their sense of well-being, so that they are not always perhaps having unpleasant procedures and medications being administered; sometimes they can have a relaxing and comforting experience. In the case of you or your loved one nearing the time of transition, where you may need that extra support, reflexology can be an extremely effective way of bringing peace and a nurturing quality to the situation. Reflexology is non-intrusive and need not disturb your ...

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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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Reflexology Lymph Drainage

"I had this tightness in my upper arm, like when the blood pressure monitor is too tight. After just one RLD treatment it has really gone! I am amazed" V.R.

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