Classes


ganeshAbout Yoga

Yoga is an ancient system of self help that brings health and wellness to all levels of our being. It began in India thousands of years ago and is still practiced there today and all over the world. The Sanskrit word Yoga means ‘to unite’, yoga unites the mind, body and spirit through the breath (pranayama), postures (asana), meditation & relaxation (Sarvasana).

Yoga is an ancient system of self help that brings health and wellness to all levels of our being. It began in India thousands of years ago and is still practiced there today and all over the world. The Sanskrit word Yoga means ‘to unite’, yoga unites the mind, body and spirit through the breath (pranayama), postures (asana), meditation & relaxation (Sarvasana).

General Yoga
The approach of this class is based on Hatha Yoga whereby students go on a journey of self discovery through expression of movement using flows and postures, breath awareness techniques (pranayama) and then bringing them home to their true self in a guided relaxation (sarvasana) embodying the peace and the calm of yoga. If you would like to join this class please download the general yoga registration form and bring with you when you start.

Pregnancy Yoga
These classes are suitable from 12 weeks to term to enhance your pregnancy and prepare you for birth, both in body and mind in a warm and nurturing space. Using gentle stretches, postures, swiss balls and pelvic floor exercises, to energise and relax, build strength, flexibility and confidence. Also breath awareness techniques for labour, relaxation and calm. Yoga helps to reduce common complaints during pregnancy like restless legs, anxiety and sleeplessness. Don’t worry if you have never practised Yoga before its a great time to start this class is usually Mum’s first experience of Yoga. It’s never too late to start even if you only have a few weeks to go the relaxation, preparation through movements and breath are really beneficial. If you would like to join this class please download the pregnancy yoga registration form and bring it with you when you start.

Mamma & Baba Yoga
These classes help you to cope with this time of great change and to increase your babies development through loving touch, sound practices, singing, play, and lots of fun! The babies range between six weeks and 8 months old.

Each class involves: Yoga with our babies which helps to ease common ailments like colic, constipation, soothe upset babies and improve relaxation and sleep.
Yoga for yourself, using movement to express yourself, improving confidence, strength, posture and flexibility. Yoga together enhancing the bond between you both, singing rhymes, delighting in each other’s movements, and then relaxing together in a comfortable and restful Sarvasana.The class is a very social space where Mums and babies enjoy the company of each other too. One Mum’s comment on the class was ‘you could feel all the love in the air.’

Postnatal Yoga
These classes are aimed at Mum’s only from around 6 weeks onwards to help with a safe recovery, improving energy, sleep, confidence and reclaiming their body space back! Strengthening the core muscles of the stomach, back and pelvic floor and giving you time for nurturing and stillness, rest and recharge. There’s always a sense of escapism and excitement in this class! If you would like to join this class please download the postnatal yoga registration form and bring it with you when you start.

Birth Preparation class with Partners
These 2 hourly workshops are held regularly throughout the year. Where Mothers/couples are invited to journey through the different stages of labour exploring practical tools like  breath awareness, visualizations, yoga stretches and movements, sound, using the gym ball and massage techniques. Through to birth, birth positions and a little beyond into the postnatal time reviving the art of Mothering the Mother! This workshop focus’s and empowers the Mother and/or Birth Partner with a greater understanding of how it might unfold and how you could work together as you would during labour and birth. It is suitable in your last 6 weeks of pregnancy.
If you or both would like to join this monthly one-off class please contact Penny on 086 8589800 or info@pennyjonesyoga.com

 

Little Peeps & Children Yoga
These classes invite children from 1 – 8 years and grown ups of all ages an opportunity to express themselves through movement, to connect, create, shine and have so much fun together.

Also these classes give Parents/Carers an opportunity to introduce Yoga to their children and share the joy :-)

We use dance, music, yoga adventures & games, massage,acro yoga, meditations, breath practices, relaxations, visulisations and affirmations.

To join these classes please contact Penny on 086 8589800 or info@pennyjonesyoga.com for a place or to visit your Creche/ Pre-School/ School/Summer Camp.