Yoga

After taking a break from teaching I am now teaching small classes in our shepherds hut or at the woodland where I run basket making classes.

If the weather is bad we can move into the workshop with a log burner.

This is a very slow standing somatic yoga class working with the breath, the gravity and pandiculation.

Relaxing, releasing and realigning.

Private lessons are available so please do email me if you are interested.

Warm wishes Nicki.

Somatics

What Is Somatics? 
Somatics describes practices that uses the mind-body connection to help you survey your internal self and listen to signals your body sends about areas of pain, discomfort, or imbalance.

Our technique focuses on conscious Pandiculation.

Muscles throughout the body are carefully contracted and slowly relaxed to imitate the body’s natural Pandicular response, to help release the natural build up of chronic tension, relieving your aches, pains and stiffness

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Welcome

I have been teaching yoga for over 25 years and it began studying Iyengar yoga with Terese Rumball, training with Ruth White until I found the style created by Vanda Scaravelli from Italy who initially learnt with Iyengar. I have recently been studying with Sandra Sabatini, a student of Vanda's for many years and Mikal Havkin who works with Sandra.

I have taught at the charity Combat Stress for the veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and at The Priory for clients in recovery. Specialising in anxiety, stress, eating disorders and restorative yoga for those with physical problems.

The classes are not exercise classes but classes for well being, realignment and are deeply relaxing and releasing. They take  you deep within yourself to become aware of the habitual tensions you hold in your body and undo them using the gravity and the breath. It is a very meditative, mindful slow style of somatic yoga that should leave you feeling as if you have had a massage with the benefit of realignment.

The following recordings are an introduction to  classes that I have run in the past and will help you understand my practise.

Plese enjoy any of the recordings and feel free to share with friends and family who might benefit from this style of yoga.

I am not charging but any donations would be gratefully received.

Bank details N M Rowling  11-91-00   00712060      Ref Yoga.

Warm wishes, stay safe and well in the extraordinary times.

Namaste

Nicki

You will need a mat and some blankets if you get cold and possibly for under your head.

Introduction: https://vimeo.com/417944930/2faaf2531b 

The Gravity: https://vimeo.com/417948269/540c953a9d

The Breath: https://vimeo.com/417955082/4e10b9cec0

Working with the edge: and how to practise: https://vimeo.com/417958876/da258abe8d

Classes.

20 minute twists 1:  https://vimeo.com/401814624/d33d599717

30 minute feet and hips:  https://vimeo.com/405778625/0c782d0429

30 minute back work: https://vimeo.com/408951935/7f03effb54

30 min shoulders: https://vimeo.com/411951121/aeead228ef

30 min releasing adductors and quads: https://vimeo.com/417491902/01722fdd2d

30 min standing postures: https://vimeo.com/420581838/a21531c40f

Short Practices

10 minute Standing body scan:

https://vimeo.com/420594728/8a610a4188

To Finish

Meditation for deep relaxation: https://vimeo.com/400890115/2ea26552a8