Mindful Yoga with Emma aims to be suitable for every body, mind, spirit and level of experience. However, the studio itself is up one flight of stairs.
Weekly: Starting Tuesday 5 April 2022
Time: 11.00 – 12:30
You are welcome to this 90-minute practice that explores the power of Mindfulness and Yoga to support mental, physical, and spiritual health.
Each class will involve breath work (Pranayama), Mindfulness practice, slow flow yoga, (movement), and guided meditation. The intention is for the practice to be joyous and fun!
Some yoga mats, blankets and cushions are available at the centre, and the facilitator has a limited number of yoga blocks and yoga bricks. If you have your own
yoga mat and yoga props and the capacity to transport them, please bring them.
This Mindful Yoga practice aims to be suitable for all minds, bodies, and spirits.
Participants are welcome to use a chair for ease of sitting and/or support for balance and movement during some or all the class.
This practice is suitable for all levels of experience.
Attendance is donation based (suggested donation: £4 concessions / £8 recommended / £10+ pay it forward).
(Nobody will be turned away for lack of funding, yet donations allow us to run
affordable events for everyone, and to support both the facilitator and the Salisbury
Either bring cash on the day
Donate (using “M YOGA” as REFERENCE) via: www.salisburycentre.org/donate
Book here (limited spaces!): Click here to book
If you have questions about the practice, please e-mail Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading M Yoga.
About the Facilitator: Emma (Em) she/her pronouns
Mindfulness: Jon Kabat-Zinn, an early and influential proponent of Mindful practice describes Mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally”
I first learned about Mindfulness in 2009 via my work as a Social Worker specialising in the fields of addiction and violence. Mindfulness gave me and my clients tools for managing anxiety, strong emotion, pain, and insomnia. I was struck by my clients’ positive responses to the techniques in terms of engagement, enjoyment, and behaviour change. I was also excited by the changes in my own life. Mindfulness helped me to manage my own long standing panic disorder as I started my journey towards existing more in the present moment.
I am passionate about offering Mindfulness classes and Mindful Yoga practices because the techniques are highly accessible. Even in the early stages of developing a regular Mindfulness practice, students can experience positive change in their emotional and mental health.
I started practicing yoga in 2014 because years of sitting at a desk, running and cycling had tightened my back, hamstrings and hips to the point where I was unable to touch my toes.
Despite a lack of physical flexibility, I fell in love with yoga finding it both challenging and relaxing. Now I can’t imagine my life without it. Yoga has helped me to manage my mental and physical health through periods of joy, sadness, life changing injury and life-course events.
I passionately believe that there is a yoga practice for every mind and body.
Yoga is about how it makes you feel. It is joyous, uplifting and fun. It is about taking time for yourself and being curious about the journey. I love to plan and facilitate practices that embody these beliefs.
Qualifications and Practice:
In 2019 I was privileged to do my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Sunshine Yoga in Edinburgh.
My current personal practice is grounded in Ashtanga Yoga. I am a student at Meadowlark Yoga with the Mysore Team.
I am currently undertaking a 100 Hour Yin and Restorative Continuing Professional Development course at Meadowlark Yoga.
I offer Mindful Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa Flow, and Introduction to Ashtanga.