Looking for that sense of freedom in your body and mind? Want to feel stronger or more supple? Healthier and whole? Then come to a yoga class with Kath! http://flowrelaxyoga.co.uk/class-timetable/
I can help bring that sense of wellbeing into your life. By finding space and freedom in our bodies through yoga  practice, we can also find freedom and space  in our breath, our minds, our  approach to life.

A new class is starting no 28 August! Every Wednesday at 12 midday.Small group. Suitable for all levels including Beginners. Iif you have a shoulder, hip, knee etc issue – you will be accommodatied too with modifications and props!
Join Kath for Yoga on the High Street in Central Reading
https://www.therapistsonthehighstreet.co.uk/
Book your spot at www.flowrelaxyoga.co.uk/

Starting ta het end of August, a new yoga classe in Reading town centre.

Wednesdays 1205-1250 at Therapy on the High Street in the Broad Street Mall.

A slow flow class suitable for all levels

Contact Kath for more information. And look out for updates!

Pranayama to cool downIt is summer. It is hot. How can I change my yoga practice to fit the season?

Answer: slow down, breathe and be outisde if you can find a cool spot to practice.

There are a few great pranayama (breathing techniques) which can help you cool down and quiet the busy mind.

Some of them encourage breathing through the mouth which we don’t usually do in a regular yoga asana practice.

Watch the clip below and practice Lion’s breath and Sheetali.

Come to yoga classes in Woodley to practice with me.

YOGA classes Woodley and EarleyPranayama to cool down

 

 

 

Just Breathe

July 25, 2019

It is so hot today in the South of England! A perfect opportunity for dropping the asana practice and instead focusing more time on breathing and meditation. Just sit, just breathe, just be.

Come to my yoga classes in Woodley to practice these techniques. All welcome including beginners.

Yoga and meditation classes

What is Yoga?

July 19, 2019

Yoga is many things, many concepts and usually something different to each practitioner.
At the start of class, I sometimes ask my yoga students to think of all the contrassts or opposing actions/sentiments/ aspirations we experience in our yoga practice. These might include strengthening and relaxing, right and left, up and down, forward and back, movement and stillness, breath in and breath out. So what does Hatha Yoga mean? The word Hatha can be broken into two parts: Ha meaning Sun and associated with our masculine, energetic side and Tha meaning Moon, associated with our feminine, passive, relaxing nature.
In yoga philosophy, the gunas encapsulate these concepts.
Rajas represents dynamic energy, effort, will. Whereas Tamas is passivity, inertia, potential energy.
We can endeavour to find a state of Satva – pure balance between the two in both our yoga practice and our life off the yoga mat.  That is, while finding just the  right amount of exertion and relaxation, we will become more open-minded, disciplined, patient, loving and authentic to our true essence.

Two wonderful yoga poses in the open air! I was in the Malvern Hills at the weekend and practiced paschimottanasana and purvottansana. This time of year is perfect for practising yoga outdoors – breathe, stretch and focus.

My classes in Woodley and Earley, Reading are open to all levels. Come and join me and learn how to do these asana (yoga poses) – stretch to the West and stretch to the East! Classes

 

My work as a yoga teacher is mostly barefoot. So I like to keep my toes and feet looking and feeling good. Here is a clip of my feet getting some love and attention. And a good opportunity to remind myself and my yoga students to spread their toes and ground through the feet in the standing yoga poses / asana. Find your feet, find your root, find your balance.

Yoga Teacher Toes and Feet

My favourite inverted yoga pose and favourtie arm balance is Pincha Mayurasana – feathered peacock. It works the upper body but using the forearms instead of the hands and wrists makes it more accessible than some of the other arm balances. It can be scarey for some yoga students to practice inversions but once you have practiced some preparatory poses, gained confidence and had a supportive teacher spotting you, it is a revelation how wonderful it feels to be in an inverted asana. Next time you feel that your world has been turned upside down by some disruptive event in your life off the yoga mat, you can remember how good it can feel to be upside down.

Join my classes in Woodley, Earley, Reading to practice inverted yoga poses.

Yoga classes with Kath

No helping hands!

Come along to my new Thursday evening  Yoga class in Woodley at 6pm. The class is suitable for all but is proving popular with Begtinners and people who have come to yoga as adults. The class is in a beautiful studio in vibez Dance on Woodley shopping precinct (above Iceland). Mats and props are provided by Kath, your patient and knowledgable yoga instructor.  Get in touch with any questions Contact Kath. No need to  book, just drop in, arriving 5-10 mins before start of class. Cost: £9 per class – pay by cash or card at the class.

Classes in Woodley

Yoga class for all levels in a beautiful studio with Kath Pinnick