Jan has been practicing yoga since 1989 and teaching since 2002. She trained with the Devon School of Yoga, graduating in August 2002. Jan is also a level 3 member of the Register of Exercise Professionals.
A regular timetable of weekly general classes is available; classes are mixed ability and suitable for beginners as well as those with previous Yoga experience.
Jan is a registered teacher for the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Institute and from September will be offering Yoga specifically for those with low back pain. The Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs programme is a 12 seek course of targeted lessons taught in small groups. This programme was proven to be effective for chronic low back pain by research undertaken at the University of York and funded by Arthritis Research UK.
If you would be interested in joining a Yoga for Backs class or would like to find out more, please contact me for more information.
The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word meaning union. The core of a practice is to bring us to a sense of wholeness. In the West, the type of yoga most commonly practiced is Hatha Yoga which uses postures (asanas) and breathing (pranayama) to facilitate this holistic process.
The postures give us a way to explore how we hold ourselves, our habits and conditioning and provide the possibility for change.
With regular practice Yoga can improve general health, fitness and wellbeing. The postures encourage a better balance and suppleness along with strength and stamina. Often minor health worries diminish, sleep patterns improve and there is a general sense of well-being. Mentally yoga helps with concentration and dealing with the effects of stress.
The classes are in blocks of lessons payable in advance. If you would like to join part way through a block of sessions, this is available on a ‘pro rata’ payment basis subject to space being available. A one-off taster class is available for new students for £7.
If you cannot come to your regular class, you are welcome to come along to one of the other sessions. Likewise, if you miss a week you could make up the missed session by coming to another class another week. However, the classes do need to be taken within the block of lessons and missed classes cannot be carried forward to the next block. One to one lesson are also available, please contact me for details.
To reserve your space, complete the booking form.