Yoga has long been used to promote fitness of body and mind, and many people have benefited from its practice. It has been practised for 5000 years. Yoga heightens our awareness and enjoyment of the present moment and teaches us to transcend the tensions and anxieties of daily life so that we may become completely alive in the present.
Anyone can benefit from the practice of Yoga. It can be practised from childhood to old age. It can be practised by the physically able and the disabled, and by people of all kinds of spiritual beliefs or by people with none. Yoga builds both strength and flexibility in your body and promotes peace and calm through breathing and movement – golden gifts in today’s stressful world.
Options for Yoga Practice:
Classes: By far the most common way to begin. Classes are generally from 8 to 12 people and are available for absolute beginners up to experienced students. Classes are taught in a gentle, compassionate, step by step way and are designed to support your development at your own pace.
Private Yoga: This is one to one, teacher/student sessions in your home or in my studio. Private yoga will allows me to focus exclusively on your individual needs and progress. Initial consultations are free.
Some other reasons for choosing private yoga instruction are:
- You cannot make class times
- You are a beginner and need help getting started
- You want assistance in building a home practice
- You are recovering from an injury and need special guidance
- You prefer one to one instruction for any reason
- You want a private group class as a one-off class or special course.
Private Group Yoga: By private booking, I can design a specialised class or series of classes in a location of your choice. As always, consultations for this service are free of charge.
Corporate Yoga: This is a great way to improve the morale, productivity, and health of your employees. Yoga also aids in preventing many work related repetitive strain disorders. With Yoga in the corporate setting, I bring all yoga mats or props to your business setting at a time convenient to you and your employees’ schedules. Classes can be from 30 minutes (stretch and de-stress) to 90 minutes, with the average being one hour.
Style of Class (influences from Kripalu, Viniyoga, and Iyenger styles)
Beginners: Classes for beginners emphasise postural alignment and coordination of breath and movement. Postures are taught safely in a gentle, compassionate, step by step way. Students learn the basics of poses from the foundation up as well as proper breathing.
Intermediate: As students progress, pose sequences are taught and students focus more on coordinating breath with postural movements in a smooth, easy way. Some poses are begun to be held for longer periods of time. Emphasis in class becomes more focused on the student’s internal experience and classes are an exploration of one’s own abilities and resources.
Advanced: At this stage, the student no longer has to think about the specifics of a pose; it has become a muscle memory. Practice of postures becomes more spontaneous and meditation is included in the practice. Classes are smaller and often one to one.
Yoga Class Schedule (no classes during summer holidays)
|Monday||7.00pm||Llanfoist Village Hall|
|Tuesday||7.00pm||Bwlch Village Hall|
|Wednesday||4.00pm||Bwlch Village Hall|
|Thursday||7.00pm||Arts Alive! Crickhowell|
Please note that classes are subject to change. Please contact Cathy Genevie for current class schedules.
Cathy Genevie: 01873 812 637