Classes & Courses

Please Note: Yoga Classes, Yoga Therapy and Introduction to Council courses have moved online until September 2021.  

Yoga On Zoom:
  • Gentle Yoga for Well-being - Wednesdays 1.30-3 pm
  • Hatha Yoga - Thursdays 8.30-10.30 am (from September: Tuesdays 8.30-10.30 am)
Contact gilly@avaniyoga.co.uk for links to Zoom classes and recordings or to book a yoga therapy appointment.

Council On Zoom:
  • Introduction to Council - 7-week course of 90-minute evening or daytime sessions
Contact gilly@avaniyoga.co.uk for details and dates.

Face-to-face courses and classes will restart in September 2021...

at Avani Yoga and Nature Therapy, Warden, Hexham NE46 4SJ
  • One-to-One Yoga Classes 
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Nature Therapy 
at Warden Well-being Studio 
Naturel Therapies, The Old Chapel, Warden, Hexham NE46 4SH
  • Hatha Yoga - Tuesdays 6.30-8pm  
  • Hatha Yoga - Thursdays 9-10.30 am  
  • Private Yoga Tuition & One-to-One Yoga Therapy 
at The Bodywork Centre, 4 Eastgate, Hexham NE46 1BH                   
  • Gentle Yoga for Well-being - Wednesdays 1.30-3 pm (this class will also be available on Zoom)  
... also on Zoom
  • Hatha Yoga - Tuesdays 8.30-10 am

Yoga Classes
Each class begins with guided relaxation to release stress and bring your awareness to your body, your breathing and the present moment.  This enables you to practise Yoga consciously, greatly enhancing benefits of the practices. Warm-up exercises and yoga postures (asana) improve core stability, strength, flexibility, balance and concentration.  Breathing techniques (pranayama) help you to focus on (in!) your body, calm the nervous system,  expand vital energy (prana), unblock and balance energy channels (nadis) and release deeply-held physical and mental tension.  Guided visualisations/meditations help you to gently focus attention in the present moment, harmonising the different aspects of yourself for inner peace and well-being.   The whole practice is gentle, unhurried and mindful.

Well Being Days
Enjoy a beautiful day of Yoga, healthy eating, nature therapy and gentle creativity with an experienced teacher in a beautiful place.  
  • Each day begins with a yoga class suited to each participant's needs and abilities
  • Fresh organic juice (made from our own home-grown fruit and vegetables when available) 
  • A talk on an aspect of well-being / yoga / nature therapy
  • A guided medicine walk to commune with nature
  • A light organic vegetarian lunch (with home-grown produce when available)
  • A creative arts practice and/or sitting together in council.  
  • Each day ends with a guided relaxation practice such as Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Therapy
Yoga Therapy responds sensitively and holistically to each client's individual health issues -
creating a sustainable personal yoga practice to improve health and well-being.  This begins with a one-to-one consultation with a yoga therapist, which may include assessment of posture, physical mobility, breathing, emotional well-being and lifestyle. Client and therapist then work together to create a yoga routine that fits the client's needs, lifestyle and abilities.

Council 
Council is, in essence, a listening practice.  We sit together and bear witness to whatever each person's heart needs to express.  Council isn't therapy but this heart-centred way of connecting to oneself, to others, to nature and the world can feel very healing.  In Council, everyone has an equal right and opportunity to be heard.  Together we hold the space for Council by following six guidelines
  • Listen with the heart 
  • Speak from the heart  
  • Be 'lean of words' 
  • Be spontaneous
  • Trust that everyone in the circle is doing their best (be non-judgemental)
  • What is said in Council stays in Council.
  To book please contact gilly@avaniyoga.co.uk                                 


 
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