Details below for New 4 week Course beginning November 14th at Kuu London: Every Tuesday 6:15-7:30 pm
What is it?: A 4 week yoga course led by certified Mental Health Counsellor and yoga teacher, Kristin Crenshaw. This course will explore Hatha yoga and its three main components- Gentle Asana (poses), Pranayama (breathe control), and Deep Relaxation (mantra & meditation).
What will we do?: Each class will be formed of poses that help to align the body, create and open space for energy to flow, alleviate stress, lower blood pressure, & minimize emotional dysregulation such as anxiety and depression. We will explore the full potential of the breathe and its calming effect on the mind and body. We will use the breathe in unison with asanas & practice additional breathing techniques at the beginning or end of each class. We will explore deep relaxation thru elements of yoga nidra, meditation, and mantra recitation. All three components of Hatha yoga will come together to create an all-around self-soothing environment focused on your mental and physical health and well-being.
Course design: This course will include attention to mind-body awareness, mindfulness, & the yogic elements of the Koshas to better recognize how we understand ourselves and others & how can modify our yoga practice to reflect these elements. Using the Koshic model, we will pay attention to the body as a whole- the physical, energetic, conscious, unconscious, & bliss body. Touches of the basic cognitive behavioral therapy model, the & BREATHE ( Breathe, Reflect, Envision, Action, Transform, Heart, Energy) model will also be included. Each class will have its own theme, handouts, & a short time to journal or exchange ideas with others if desired.
Who is this class for: Anyone looking to dive deeper into yoga and connect yoga with their own personal mental health in a supportive & therapeutic environment.
Sign up for entire course (receive discount) or pop in for session!
Beginner Course at Kuu London- 5 weeks- Wednesday: 1-2 pm
What is it?: For total beginners or level 1 practitioners of yoga who wish to learn or revisit the basics- this class will explore fundamental elements of yoga including yoga theory and asanas (poses).
What will we do?: Elements will be broken down at a gentle pace and explained greater in depth. Pose adjustments will be offered, & each class will build upon the next. Class will be interactive with time given for questions or reflecting out loud.
Recommended to sign up for full course, since each class will be built upon the last. You can also pop in to a single session if you wish!