21 April 2015

New Tuesday evening Prenatal Yoga course


NEW TUESDAY-EVENING PRENATAL YOGA COURSE


STARTS TUESDAY 28 APRIL, 6:45 - 7:45PM

We are running a new Tuesday-evening Prenatal Yoga course, starting on Tuesday 28 April (6:45 - 7:45pm).


THE BENEFITS OF PRENATAL YOGA

Pregnancy is a great personal journey for any woman and is a time of mental and physical change. It can also be a challenging time, as adjustments need to be made as the body starts to change shape.

A prenatal yoga practice can help address some of these changes in a positive way. Women who practice yoga during pregnancy are able to be really present in their bodies and connect with their unborn child. Yoga has a calming effect on the mother, which is, in turn, transmitted to the baby.

Breathing techniques learnt in prenatal yoga can be used at anytime during pregnancy and many women find them very useful when giving birth. Focusing on the breath can have a profound effect; by learning to control the breath women may feel empowered and more in control of their thoughts and body.

Pregnancy yoga differs from general yoga classes, in that many of the classical poses are adapted to accommodate the changes in the body. Twists are open, poses are fluid and nurturing for the mum to be, creating space in the body and helping to alleviate some of the common ailments often associated with pregnancy such as: backache, heartburn, swollen limbs etc.

COURSE COST

Yoga Mama operates a class pass system on Prenatal Yoga courses. Class passes cost £84 for 6 classes, which must be used within 8 weeks. Upon enrolling on a course, students will be automatically booked into consecutive classes. If you are unable to attend one of your scheduled classes, please contact reception to cancel your place and, therefore, avoid losing your credit.

BOOKINGS

To book your place on this course, call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.


New Yoga Mama Class Timetable

The new Yoga Mama class timetable, which comes into effect on Saturday 25 April. Courses last 8 weeks, unless stated otherwise.

Day Course Time Teacher Duration
Monday Mat-based Pilates 7 - 8pm Laurent 6 weeks*
Monday Back / Core Rehab 8 - 9pm Rachel 6 weeks*
Tuesday NEW Prenatal Yoga 6:45 - 7:45pm TBC Ongoing
Wednesday Tai Chi 9:30 - 10:30am Enid 8 weeks
Wednesday Postnatal Pilates
12 - 1pm Rachel 8 weeks
Wednesday Prenatal yoga 6:45 - 7:45pm Diane Ongoing
Wednesday Restorative yoga 8 - 9pm Diane 8 weeks
Thursday Mum & Baby yoga 10:30 - 11:30am Hajni 6 weeks
Thursday Women's Health Public Educational Evening
Thursday 21 May
7 - 8pm TBC 1 day
Friday Ashtanga Yoga 9 - 10:30am Cherie 8 weeks
Saturday Beginners' Ashtanga Yoga 8:45 - 9:45am Degy 4 weeks
Saturday Prenatal yoga 10 - 11am Cherie Ongoing
Saturday Prenatal Pilates 11:15am - 12:15pm Rachel Ongoing

* No classes on Monday 4 and 25 May due to Bank Holidays.


PRICES



 Class Class duration Price Course duration
Mat Pilates 1 hour £84 6 weeks
Back / Core Rehab 1 hour £84 6 weeks
Prenatal Yoga 1 hour SEE CLASS PASSES Ongoing
Tai Chi 1 hour £112 8 weeks
Postnatal Pilates 1 hour £112 8 weeks
Restorative Yoga 1 hour £112 8 weeks
Mum & Baby Yoga 1 hour £84 6 weeks
Ashtanga Yoga 1.5 hours £128 8 weeks
Prenatal Pilates 1 hour SEE CLASS PASSES 6 weeks
Drop in 1 hour £16 1 day  


CLASS PASSES


ClassDurationClass pass pricePass expiry period
Prenatal Yoga1 hour6 classes / £84Use within 8 weeks
Prenatal Pilates1 hour6 classes / £84Use within 8 weeks

BOOKINGS


To book your place on any of the courses offered by Yoga Mama, call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

03 April 2015

Quote of the day: Sri K Pattabhi Jois



Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal. But don’t approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

02 April 2015

29 March 2015

Easter class information



Due to Easter holiday, the following classes offered by Yoga Mama at The Putney Clinic will not be running on the following dates:

  • Mat Pilates - Monday 6 April (Easter Monday)
  • Back / Core Rehab - Monday 6 April (Easter Monday)
  • Restorative Yoga - Wednesday 1 April
  • Mum and Baby Yoga - Thursday 2 April
  • Ashtanga Yoga - Friday 3 April (Good Friday)
  • Prenatal Yoga - Saturday 4 April (Easter Saturday)
  • Prenatal Pilates - Saturday 4 April (Easter Saturday)

Yoga Mama and The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy are closed from 4 – 6 April (both inclusive). Normal service resumes on Tuesday 7 April.



The Management of Pain: April CPD Evening


THE MANAGEMENT OF PAIN

CPD EVENING FOR MEDICAL, HEALTHCARE & FITNESS PROFESSIONALS

THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2015 (7 – 9pm)

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy and its partners are delighted to invite you to attend a free CPD evening on Thursday 23 April (7 - 9pm). The theme of this month's talks is the management of pain, with talks by Dr Simon Cheung and Dr Glyn Towlerton. These talks are open to all medical and healthcare professionals and the fitness industry. See below for full details.

ABOUT THE EVENING

Date: Thursday 23rd April 2015
Time: 7 – 9pm
Venue: The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy
2nd Floor Putneymead Group Practice,
266 Upper Richmond Road,
Putney, SW15 6TQ


SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATION TOPICS

"What Can a Pain Consultant Do for You?"
Dr Glyn Towlerton  BSc MRCP FRCA  (Consultant in Spine and Pain Medicine)

"The Role of Acupuncture in Healthcare"
Dr Simon Cheung MB.AcA BSc MSc (Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine)


BOOKINGS

If you wish to attend, please reply with your full name (so a CPD certificate can be provided and for catering purposes) to the Putney Clinic Practice Manager, Dina Abreu, on dina@putneyclinic.co.uk  or by calling  020 8789 3881.

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners




4-WEEK ASHTANGA YOGA FOR BEGINNERS COURSE


STARTS SATURDAY 25 APRIL, 8:45AM

We are pleased to announce that Yoga Mama will be offering a new 4-week ashtanga yoga for beginners course which starts on Saturday 25 April, 8.45am. The class will be led by Degy and is designed for beginners. Please note that this course is unsuitable for pregnant women who have not studied ashtanga yoga before.


ABOUT THE COURSE

The beginner course will teach you the grounding elements of Ashtanga Yoga. You will learn the main principles of this method, which are linking breath and movement. You will be taught the Surya namaska sequence and introduced to the standing postures. This particular method of yoga is ultimately practiced in what is called "Mysore style", where you move through the sequence at your own pace, in what becomes like a moving meditation. It is both dynamic and relaxing at the same time.


ABOUT THE TEACHER

Degy was introduced to the ashtanga yoga method here at The Putney Clinic by Cherie Lathey. She has gone on to train and study with internationally renowned ashtanga yoga teacher John Scott and has practised with a number of senior teachers including Nancy Gilgoff and Sri Sharath Jois.


BOOKINGS

This 4-week course costs £56. If you would like to sign up for this Ashtanga yoga for beginners course, call us on 020 8789 3881 or drop us an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.


Free Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class


FREE INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA CLASS


SATURDAY 18TH APRIL, 8:45AM, WITH DEGY

We are pleased to announce that Yoga Mama will be offering a free introductory ashtanga yoga class on Saturday 18 April, 8.45am. The class will be led by Degy is designed for beginners and is a precursor for a 4-week beginners ashtanga yoga course that will commence on Saturday 25 April. Please note, it is unsuitable for pregnant women.


ABOUT ASHTANGA YOGA

The beginner course will teach you the grounding elements of Ashtanga Yoga. You will learn the main principles of this method, which are linking breath and movement. You will be taught the Surya namaska sequence and introduced to the standing postures. This particular method of yoga is ultimately practiced in what is called "Mysore style", where you move through the sequence at your own pace, in what becomes like a moving meditation. It is both dynamic and relaxing at the same time.


ABOUT THE TEACHER

Degy was introduced to the ashtanga yoga method here at The Putney Clinic by Cherie Lathey. She has gone on to train and study with internationally renowned ashtanga yoga teacher John Scott and has practised with a number of senior teachers including Nancy Gilgoff and Sri Sharath Jois.


BOOKINGS

If you would like to sign up for this free introduction to ashtanga yoga class, call us on 020 8789 3881 or drop us an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

09 March 2015

Yoga Sadhana for mothers by Sharmila Desai & Anna Wise


Yoga Sadhana is a wonderful book and I would highly recommend it

 Yoga Sadhana for Mothers gives very clear guidance on how to safely adapt.an ashtanga yoga practice during pregnancy-It is also is filled with wonderful honest accounts of womens experiences with yoga and pregnancy-  this is an inspiring, essential guide for any yoga student, yoga teacher - and mother .
I can honestly say I have been waiting for someone to write a book like this for a long time.- a true  labour of love ( no pun intended) by Sharmila & Anna.  I am sure it will encourage women to enjoy their practice during pregnancy in a new way-.letting go.and embracing the changes.......

26 February 2015

Avoiding Injury in Marathon / Triathlon training.-Free talk.

Avoiding Injury in Marathon / Triathlon

 

FREE PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL EVENING

Thursday 19 March 2015, 7 - 9pm


The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, in conjunction with its partners, will be holding a free public educational evening on Thursday 19 March 2015 (7 - 9pm),  with talks by Dr Courtney Kipps (Sports Doctor) and John Durkin (Podiatrist).

The titles of this month's talks are:

"Avoiding Injury in Marathon / Triathlon"
Dr Courtney Kipps (Sports Doctor)

"The Biomechanics of Running"
John Durkin (Podiatrist)


MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS


Places on these talks are limited, therefore booking is essential. For more information or to book your place, please call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk, quoting March Public Educational Evening as the subject.