Allow me to guide you into deep rest and peace.
Twinkling lights, soft music, warm blankets, supportive props... a combination of gentle yoga practices and restorative holds will renew your physical and mental energy.
Release into gentle yoga movements, enjoy relaxation postures supported with cushions and blankets, then still the mind with candle gazing. Finish with a deeply restorative cosy, Christmas themed, Yoga Nidra relaxation and a cup of warming, non-alcoholic mulled wine.
The session will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed ready for the festive season.
Cosy Christmas Relax & Restore
Sunday 12th December
5pm - 7pm
Horton Heath Community Centre
(or £18 if you have your own yoga bolster)
Winter Workshop - SYA
I am teaching this for the Southampton Yoga Association. A two hour session to re-balance and restore your energy.
The morning will include a slow gentle flow with some restorative postures, candle gazing and a cosy Christmas themed Yoga Nidra relaxation to finish with.
The yoga session is followed by a 'bring your own' drinks and nibbles
I am also guest teaching at two other events this year.
If you can't make the 12th, then there are TWO other events to choose from this year. Each will be slightly different.
Saturday 4th December
10am - 12pm
Durley Village Hall
Book direct with the SYA
Festive Fusion Yoga Day
Sunday 5th December
10.30am - 5.30pm
Solent Hotel, Whitely
(£81 if you say that you are one of Jo's students)
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Receive a gift voucher by post or as a PDF to print out at home.
Various different amounts are available to purchase on the booking system
(look for the 🎁🎁 symbols listed under the 31st of December).
If you would like a bespoke gift certificate for a special occasion or a different amount to the ones listed, please email me with the details and I can create one for you.
Examples of what are on offer include:
New to Ananda Yoga - 2 classes - £8.50 (or £6.50 for online)
Everyone gets to try one class for free, so buy them an extra one off class with this voucher to get them started.
Five Face to Face Ananda Yoga Classes - £37.50
A five session Class Pass
Online Beginners' Yoga Course
Six weeks of 1hour 15 minutes of yoga classes covering the basics (includes weekly handouts).
Private Yoga Party Class
Your own face to face or online yoga class for you and your friends to celebrate a special occasion or just because you want to get together and practice yoga.
Ananda Yoga vouchers - £25 (or any amount of your choice)
Spend this on a workshop, retreat, Beginners' Course or book some classes - the choice is yours.
All gift vouchers must be redeemed (not used) within three months from the date of purchase.
You can buy perfectly good equipment yoga from many high street shops and online. However, it is sometimes tricky to be sure you are buying a quality product. I am happy to offer advice and recommend that you take look at the Yogamatters.com website.
Your yoga mat is your best friend when practicing yoga. I recommend a 'sticky mat' (made from textured rubber) rather than a smooth foam one. The mat should be at least 4mm thick to offer comfort when kneeling (thicker if you want extra support). The thicker your mat the harder it is to balance, so you might find it easier to step off a thick mat onto the floor for some of the poses.
Unless your hips are very flexible, it is good to sit up on a yoga block (or blocks) or a cushion when sitting still. This lifts the hips up higher and allows the knees to drop down when sitting cross legged (it is not necessary to sit cross legged if this is difficult for you).
A blanket is helpful to place under sensitive knees and/or under your head for relaxation (especially if you find your chin is higher than your forehead). Extra layers (or a blanket) are also nice for when you are in relaxation as your body temperature drops when you are still.
Occasionally I will use straps or belts (as an option if your arms don't reach for certain poses) but any belt, tie or dressing gown cord will serve the purpose.