Yoga for Emotional Wellbeing
Monday 9.15 -10.15am
‘Embodying Change’ is a Vinyasa flow class in which breath and movement are co-ordinated to ensure holistic and mindful embodiment. Classes are created to help people connect more fully to their bodies, promoting body acceptance and an improved sense of lived-embodiment.
The class starts with an intention being set for the week before moving into a pranayama exercise to help participants connect to their breath and prepare for the asana practice. A Vinyasa flow sequence then follows to create heat and to build strength and power. The class then slows down with some calmer, more focused asanas before relaxing into a short guided meditation leading into savasana.
The class is suited to those who have some previous experience of yoga as some of the flow practices can be powerful and intense, with some poses within the Vinyasa sequence being held for a number of breaths.
Sharon qualified as a yoga teacher in 2017 following the completion of her 200hr ‘Yomala Vinyasa and Yoga Therapeutics’ training course with Yoga Therapies in Newcastle. She has since attended a number of CPD courses considering yoga’s therapeutic benefits for mental health issues. Sharon is also an experienced counsellor with an interest in the embodied experience which she developed during her doctoral studies of eating disorders. With her psychotherapeutic background, she is also keenly aware of yoga’s benefits for improving mental health and facilitates yoga workshops around various psychological conditions for therapists, yoga teachers and students / clients.