17 April 2014

The Om Yoga Show 2014



Yoga Mama will be exhibiting on stand F21 at the Om Yoga Show at Olympia from 24-26 October.

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June antenatal course

Starting Tuesday 3 June, 6:30 - 9pm 

Having a baby in August? Join our Tuesday-evening, midwife-led antenatal course for couples starting on 3 June. The course consists of 5 sessions, with an additional postnatal session.

Cost £295



Receive a complimentary yoga class if booked before the end of April. 



More information and bookings 



For more information about the antenatal courses, please visit the Yoga Mama website. Alternatively, you can send an email to midwife@yogamama.co.uk or call us on 020 8789 3881.

Foam roller workshop. Saturday 31 May, 2 - 3:30pm


Foam Roller Workshop with Leslie Abrahams


Saturday 31st  May 2014, 2pm – 3.30pm



Join us for an exciting journey into the benefits and uses of the foam roller. Learn techniques to improve flexibility, function, performance, and reduce injuries, including practical instruction on how to do a selection of exercises.

Cost


This workshop costs £30. However, if you book before May 17th, you will receive a £5 discount on this price.


More information and bookings


There are limited places on this workshop, so booking is essential. For more information or to book your space, please call us on 020 8789 3881 or send us an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.


More about Leslie Abrahams

Leslie Abrahams: Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor and Educator. Trained in Physiotherapy, Leslie is also an international Presenter and APPI Pilates Master Trainer, and regularly travels locally and abroad to present to Physiotherapists and other health professionals. He has experience dealing with clients post injury and surgery to functional restoration. He also enjoys challenging his fit clients with higher-level exercises.

16 April 2014

10 April 2014

Sharath Jois Practices Ashtanga Yoga Advanced A (1999)



Amazing footage of a young Sharath Jois filmed in 1999.
Thank you to Adam Wade for sharing.

08 April 2014

May NCT Talk: Intro to Mum and Baby Yoga

Introduction to Mum and Baby Yoga

with Hajni Varadi, yoga teacher and massage therapist

 

Tuesday 6th May 2014, 11am to 12pm



Mum and Baby Yoga is a great way to spend time with your baby in a relaxed environment. You can gain confidence in handling you baby and learn how to sooth colic and aid sleep etc. Women can come back into their bodies, and start to stretch out areas that may have become tight during pregnancy or when feeding your baby.

Learn how to soothe yourself and your baby by using rhythm and breathing techniques. Mum and Baby Yoga classes are also a great place to connect with other women who are going through the same experiences as you.

Cost and bookings


This talk is free of charge. Places are limited, so booking is essential. If you would like to attend this talk, please call us on 020 8789 3881 or send us an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk quoting May NCT talk as the subject.

01 April 2014

The most stylish yoga bag EVER - Agoya tote



I have posted before my love of handbags & of course my love of yoga....these bags by agoya combine the two. I'm currently rolling my mat and shoving it in my hand bag when I'm on the run ...this might be the way to go for me, as these bags/mat carriers are the most stylish I have EVER seen.





For more details about these beautiful hand crafted items contact hello@agoya.cc


26 March 2014

Four reasons to do Yoga for birth preparation classes.


                                      



 Yoga for birth preparation classes are tailored for the final stages of pregnancy (from 32 weeks), where what we need most is to quieten the mind, let go of time pressures and constant doing and be in a consciously relaxed state, where we can connect with ourselves, our babies and our inner birthing wisdom.
The course runs over four weeks and each week a different topic is discussed at the start of class:
  • Week 1The natural physiology of birth: what to expect at different stages of the labour process
  • Week 2Managing fear: Trusting your body and nurturing a sense of empowerment
  • Week 3Creating a positive intention and guided relaxation: Letting go of the intellect and connecting with intuition and instincts
  • Week 4Using breath as your anchor in labour: Detailed breath techniques for the different stages of labour

After the initial discussion, the session becomes more body focused, incorporating yoga postures that can help move the labour process along and build an inner and outer strength, to support a women along the course of her labour. The class ends with a restorative relaxation, fully supporting the mum to be, so they can let go and connect with their inner self and their babies. Above all, the class aims to nurture a sense of community and sharing in the final stages of pregnancy to support women as they approach their birth and enter into motherhood.
For more information on or to book into one of these classes contact. www.yogamama.co.uk

19 March 2014

Practice & effort



" Practice implies a certain methodology, involving effort. It has to be followed uninterruptedly for a long time, with firm resolve, application, attention and devotion, to create a stable foundation for training the mind, intelligence, ego and consciousness."
Light on the yoga sutras of Pattanjali.  BKS Iyengar

No quick fix here and this section really is about the inside not the outside (Asana) 

April NCT talk: Cranial osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy and the benefits to you and your baby

 

Tuesday 8th April 2014, 11am to 12pm


One of our cranial osteopaths will give a talk on cranial osteopathy and how it can benefit you and your baby.

Birth is one of the most stressful events of our lives. The baby is subjected to enormous forces, as the uterus pushes to move the baby as it journeys down the birth canal. The baby has to squeeze through the bony pelvis on its short but highly stimulating and stressful entry into the world. No wonder the baby’s head is often misshapen especially if your delivery ended in forceps or ventouse. Cranial osteopathy addresses dysfunction in the body by using gentle touch to prompt and support change. It works with anatomy and aims to support the body's natural healing mechanisms to restore health.

Topics that we will cover in the talk include:

  • Unsettled behaviour
  • Reflux and digestive problems,
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Flat head
  • Difficulties turning the neck
  • Sleep issues

Cost and bookings


This talk is free of charge. Places are limited, so booking is essential. If you would like to attend this talk, please call us on 020 8789 3881 or send us an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk quoting April NCT talk as the subject.