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empowerment through

mindfulness and movement

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Karin’s classes offer a space in which you are able to:

 

  • Enjoy a mindful movement, breathing and meditation practice

  • Develop strength, flexibility and ease in your body and mind

  • Increase your mental, emotional and physical resilience

  • Explore the wisdom of yogic approaches to life

  • Discover your own intuitive and creative approach to yoga practice

  • Expand your capacity to experience joy

  • Manage your own body and mind in times of difficulty

  • Learn how to apply what you are learning to your life off the yoga mat

 

Essential ingredients of the yoga practice Karin facilitates:

 

  • Awareness of yourself as an embodied human being

  • Practice according to how you are and how you would like to be

  • Self-care as a priority

  • Practices informed by a range of healing modalities

  • Time and space to be with yourself and reflect

 

Class themes:

 

The classes are tailored to the natural cycles of the day, week, and seasons of the year. This means a morning class in the summer will be more energetic than an evening class in the winter. And you will be encouraged to adapt your own practice so that it serves you and is responsive to what is going on in the world and in your life. In addition, each half term will have a specific explorative theme on which the movement, meditation and relaxation will be focused.

 

 

Timings and content

 

Monday 9.30 - 11.00

Embody your intentions for the week

Develop a conscious and resourced approach to  

the present and immediate future through:

  • Mindful awareness of your body, mind and breath

  • Postures tailored to what you need to be able to embody this week

  • Guided relaxation to restore and balance your energy levels

 

Monday 5.00 - 6.00

Embodied Yoga Principles class

Embodied Yoga Principles is a way of practising yoga which creates deep personal insights, and makes yoga more transferable for pragmatic life benefits.

  • Postures tailored to what you need to be able to embody this week

  • Discover ways of changing your embodiment to support your relationships

  • Learn ways to find freedom from ways of being that don't always serve you

 

Tuesday 11.45 - 13.00 .

Embodied meditation training

Get to know your embodied mind for improved physical and mental health through:

  • Sitting, walking, standing and lying down meditation to explore different modes of being

  • Very gentle mindful movement to find ease and comfort in your body

  • Meditation techniques from a range of contemplative traditions so that you can find out what works for you

  • Group inquiry to resolve any challenges in the practice and motivate you to keep meditating

  • Guided deep relaxation for healing

 

Tuesday 17.30 - 18.45

Foundations of yoga

An exploration of the foundational principles of yoga, including:

  • Simple meditation techniques to help you establish a mindfulness practice

  • Breath awareness for increased calm and improved energy levels

  • Improving your posture through mindful movement

  • Yoga postures for strength, flexibility and wellbeing

  • A brief guided relaxation to restore you for the rest of your evening

 

Wednesday 17.45-18.45

Rest and restore

Restorative reconnection with your body mid-week, including:

  • Reflective meditation to process what is going on in your life

  • Calming breath work

  • Restful and releasing movement and posture work for more comfort in your body

  • A long guided relaxation to promote deep sleep

 

Thursday 9.30 - 11.00

Movement and mindfulness medicine

Uplifting class to reflect on your week and prepare for the weekend to come, including:

  • Meditation for increased awareness

  • Balancing breath work

  • Stimulating movement and posture work for increased energy levels

  • Guided relaxation to restore you for the rest of your day and week

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