She tiptoes across the room, as if she is walking on air. She makes sure the doors are shut tight. The noise dies down and she sits cross legged in front of us. She puts on soothing music and smiles graciously before starting her yoga lesson, in a calm and welcoming voice.
This is Jill, our yoga teacher who is here to guide us gently and ably through a Beginners course in Yoga. There is one starting up on the 30th of June 2018. There are many programmes and classes on offer, and there are teachers for different levels and times.
The exercises vary every week. Some are more challenging then others but the secret, which Jill is happy to remind us, is that we should do only what our body is capable of and to practice some or all of them at home, whenever we can. Yoga is very much a way of life rather than a one-hour a week solution but being part of this class gives you all you need to carry on healing and wholesome practices at home.
The Yoga courses offer a sense of well-being and calm.They bring to life muscles that have been dormant for a long time. The sessions put everyone at ease and promote that feeling of wellness. Learning how to combine breath and action is key and this takes time. Jill builds on the skill every week to enable more meditation to go along with the exercises and this is very welcome and confirms her commitment to treating mind and body as one.