As you may have heard, New Start PT will be offering Yoga sessions as of next week! Here is a bit of background on the lady that will be running the classes; Natasha!

“I practiced yoga intermittently for many years and always sought after the relaxation I experienced during and after my practice. My favourite practice was yin yoga, not only for how good my body would feel afterward or how it complemented my exercise regime, but for how it enabled me to ‘switch off’ mentally. Albeit, challenging me to do so.

After a very stressful time in my life, I ventured to India to experience life in an ashram, a mental sabbatical if you will. It was there that I learnt the traditional teachings and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga. My initial intent was not to become a yoga teacher, but rather enjoy this month to myself. It was because of the in-depth knowledge I gained and the reignited passion I found for yoga that I decided I would utilise my new skillset to help people.

The further I studied Health Science and the nervous system, the more I understood the significance of stress and its role in disease pathogenesis.

It is through the teaching of yoga that I am able to provide people with the tools and techniques they need to encourage relaxation, develop mindfulness and manage stress and anxiety. The beauty of yoga is that anyone can practice it, at their own pace, in their own time and with their own style. Through the practice of yoga, we can achieve great things on a mental and physical level!

The main types that I like to focus on are Yin Yoga, Vin-Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Power Yoga!”

Yin Yoga: A yin yoga class comprises of a series of floor-based static poses. The poses are held for up to five minutes and are passive in nature. There is a large focus on meditation to enhance the experience of stress relief. Yin yoga targets deep connective tissue between the muscles and fascia throughout the body.

Vin-Yin Yoga: A combination of vinyasa flow and yin yoga is beneficial for creating heat through the body (with movement and breath) to prepare the body for static holds (deep tissue release). This is ideal for morning practice or early evening.

Vinyasa Yoga: Vinyasa is a style of yoga that connects a sequence of postures from one to another, seamlessly, using the flow of the breath. The benefits of vinyasa for the physical body are eliminating toxins through sweat and the mind is benefited by focusing on the breath to eliminate mental chatter and calm the nervous system.

Power Yoga: Power yoga is strength-based vinyasa practice. It contains the same principles as vinyasa yoga, including creating internal heat, increasing stamina, strength, and flexibility, as well as reducing stress.

We are looking forward to seeing people coming along next week, with the first session being Tuesday at 1pm! Make sure to let us know if you can make it, as bookings will be essential! Head over to our Contact Page to make your booking now!

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