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13th June – Hip Openers and Backbends Workshop

This yoga workshop will lead you through a series of asanas to free tension in the body in preparation for safe back bending.   We will progressively move through a set of hip opening asanas and learn some basic key actions to ensure safe alignment and freedom in backbends. Hip opening poses and back bends have many benefits, both on a physical and emotional level.   Releasing muscle tension from the hips can help alleviate tightness and discomfort in the back, and increase flexibility and strength. Hip openers also help us to let go of anxiety and stress which can otherwise stay ‘locked’ in the body. If we mindfully prepare the body through a series of asanas that work on freeing tension in the rest of the body, including hips, quadriceps, psoas, upper back and shoulders then we can begin to move safely over time into back bending postures. These asanas can help increase strength and mobility in the spine, boost your immune system and are energising. This workshop is suitable for beginners. Cost: £20 Date: Saturday 13th June 2015, 11.00am – 1.00pm  Location: The Yoga Barre, 32A Leeds Road, Ilkley Booking: Book Directly... Read More

19th February Pregnancy Yoga Workshop

Pregnancy Yoga Workshop on Thursday 19th February:  12.30pm – 2.30pm. Come along this February to pre-natal yoga workshops at The Yoga Barre and learn techniques to keep you happy and healthy throughout your pregnancy! Suitable for mums-to-be from 16 weeks onwards. The pre-natal workshops will show you how to safely build strength and flexibility during your pregnancy.   The sessions will also cover breathing and relaxation exercises, practices to help you connect with your baby, restorative poses to help with fatigue and some useful breath and movement techniques to help during labour. Cost: £20 Date: Thursday 19th February, 12.30pm – 2.30pm  Location: The Yoga Barre, 32A Leeds Road, Ilkley Booking: Book Directly... Read More

7th February Pregnancy Yoga Workshop

Pregnancy Yoga Workshop on Saturday 7th February:  10.30am – 12.30pm. Come along this February to pre-natal yoga workshops at The Yoga Barre and learn techniques to keep you happy and healthy throughout your pregnancy! Suitable for mums-to-be from 16 weeks onwards. The pre-natal workshops will show you how to safely build strength and flexibility during your pregnancy.   The sessions will also cover breathing and relaxation exercises, practices to help you connect with your baby, restorative poses to help with fatigue and some useful breath and movement techniques to help during labour. Cost: £20 Date: Saturday 7th February, 10.30am – 12.30pm  Location: The Yoga Barre, 32A Leeds Road, Ilkley Booking: Book Directly... Read More

26th January Restorative Yoga Workshop

Restorative Yoga Workshop on Monday 26th January: 7pm – 9pm

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17th January Restorative Yoga Workshop

Restorative Yoga Workshop on Saturday 17th January: 10.30am to 12.30pm

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12th January Restorative Yoga Workshop

Restorative Yoga Workshop on Monday 12th January: 7pm – 9pm

In January 2015 Gillian will be leading a series of 2 hour Restorative Yoga workshops at The Yoga Barre. Ilkley.

Restorative Yoga is a calming, gentle yoga practice that uses props such as bolsters and blankets to allow you to relax deeply. The yoga poses are held for longer than in a regular yoga class as they are fully supported. It helps to lower blood pressure, calm anxiety, reduce fatigue and also melt away muscle tension.

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