Friendly, relaxing yoga classes in South Norwich
Classes with The Yoga Nook are both for beginners and those who have tried yoga before. They are held next to Asda, Hall Road at the new Harford Community Centre
In general, my classes follow the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) method of teaching.
Adults Gentle Yoga Class - Yoga for Every Body
Thursday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.00pm. This is a one hour chair-based class suitable for those with limited mobility. I have experience teaching people with long term health conditions as well as those recovering from illness/operations. The hour long session is followed by half an hour of refreshments and social afterwards (see also the BWY Gentle Years Yoga information below).Adults Restorative Yoga Class - Your Body Is Your Home
A relaxing and restorative Thursday lunchtime session from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. This is a safe space for you to restore your body, mind and emotions. As in all of my classes, I have a 'no physical assist' policy. Please feel free to bring a blanket, or warm clothing for the relaxation part of the session.
Classes will usually run through the academic terms with a break during the school holidays. For more information, please call me on 07828000181, check on the Harford Community Centre website or message me on Facebook
Welcome to The Yoga Nook - an invitation to be part of the growing Community Yoga Movement
Community Yoga classes are friendly, affordable and suitable for people with a range of ages and abilities. Classes are designed to be a safe space and accessible for everyone. Community Yoga teachers encourage you to 'Start Where You Are'. This means that we encourage no expectations around what you can or can't do in a class.
If you haven't done yoga before please feel free to contact me so that we can discuss some basics like health, safety and what to expect. Feel free to wear comfortable clothes that you can move in. You are welcome to borrow a yoga mat.
If you've practised Yoga before
I generally follow the British Wheel of Yoga method (BWY) to encourage strength, flexibility, good posture, relaxation and mindfulness. You might like to bring your own mat.
The BWY method for Gentle Years Yoga has published research which indicates that this method is helpful for people with limited mobility and/or older years. The classes are one hour long, mainly chair-based and refreshments are provided afterwards. You can find more about the research behind this approach here.
For all participants
I operate a 'no physical assist' policy in all of my classes. This means that I do not make 'hands on' adjustments. However do offer verbal cues to guide you. This approach has been shown to develop confidence in peoples' own ability to explore and develop their individual yoga practice.
New students are invited to complete an enrolment form and health questionnaire before starting. If possible, please arrive 15 minutes early for any class. It is also a good idea not to have eaten a main meal for at least 3 hours beforehand.
Please feel free to arrange an appointment to discuss any of the above
Harford Community Centre is at:
10 The Lastings, Hall Road
Norwich, Norfolk. NR4 6ETParking is available in the Asda car park and there is a small disabled parking bay right outside the door on Hall Road
You might also like to check the centre's calendar for session dates and other local events.
Why The Yoga 'Nook' ?
'The Yoga Nook' came to me one day when I was out walking with my dog, Nooka. I'd like to think of The Yoga Nook as a tribute to all of the noble and wonderful beings who share our precious world, often observing us quietly as we continue with our busy lives. 'The Yoga Nook' is also a reference to all of the remarkable places and spaces in which ordinary people practice their Yoga.
Jo Creaser, Founder : The Yoga Nook, Norfolk, UK.
I created The Yoga Nook to provide safe, friendly, affordable community yoga classes in South Norwich..
My aim is to promote health and wellbeing for as many people as possible in the best way I can.
What kind of Yoga?
I am often asked what kind of Yoga I teach. In 2017/18 I trained with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) method. This training encourages teachers to adapt yoga practice to every individual person - which is the safest approach.
I have trained with the BWY as a Gentle Years Yoga teacher, and have taken over 50 hours of workshops in a Trauma-Sensitive yoga approach .
I have also trained to teach children with 'Calm for Kids'
I've been a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, UK for over 30 years. With my extensive knowlege of wellbeing and health I aim to continue offering community yoga classes, promoting the key message that
'Your body is your home'
Visit the Blog to hear more thoughts on Yoga and 'Your Body is Your Home'
I am a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Certified Teacher. The BWY is the UK's foremost Yoga Charity. Find about the BWY here
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