Indulge your body and mind in a of morning of body strengthening postures as we flow through the Ashtanga Primary Series, with more emphasis on the seated and closing sequence, followed by some much needed relaxation.
Enjoy a combination of medium-strength physical practise in the morning as we flow through the Ashtanga Primary Series over two hours.
You'll come away feeling energised and rejuvenated, stretched, flexed and totally relaxed, ready to start your weekend.
Yoga is a great way to enhance concentration, realise a sense of well-being and is fantastic for reducing stress in our busy daily lives.
The morning session will be held in the quiet and serene Chapel Room at Gladstone's Library, Hawarden. The village of Hawarden is really lovely and well worth a stroll around if you've never been before.
We'll finish up at 12 noon, and if you're feeling peckish, it's well worth popping into the Food For Thought Cafe within the building itself. It's a real treat. Alternatively, you may want something more filling, so a trip to one of the local pubs, just a short walk away will certainly do the trick. For those wanting a bit more of a walk or to get a take home dinner, then a must is the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop. With everything from a deli to a butchers or treat yourself to a coffee and cake in their cafe.
And to really enjoy Hawarden and the only residential library in the world, you could even stop over the night before. Bookings can be made on the Gladstone's Library website.
Who's it for?
This is still very much for beginners who have not been through the Primary Series before or may have only tried it a handful of times in the past. It's a good insight into the Full Primary Series, where guidance and modifications will be given throughout. More time will be spent on the seated postures and closing sequence, allowing regular yoga goers to enjoy a longer class that would help deepen their practice and understanding of the Primary Series.
Yoga really is for everyone, no matter what your age or ability and that includes Ashtanga too. I want to make it accessible to everyone and allow people to learn and explore Ashtanga at their own pace.
Mats, blocks and straps are all provided. You're welcome to bring your own if you prefer. You may also want to bring a blanket as a prop and to keep warm for relaxation, at the end of the class. A bottle of water may also be handy for after the class. It's worth being well hydrated beforehand and advisable that you don't eat within two hours of the class.
There are toilets along the corridor for changing, if necessary and you can park at the front of the building for free.