Welcome to Yoga with Ali Rose – Yoga classes – workshops and one to ones in Chepstow , the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.
Covid has changed all our lives, and new measures will be in place to allow us to return to face to face classes safely. All venues have been checked for Covid compliance and I will ensure that class sizes and mat spacing’s allow us to practice with reassurance. There will be no shared equipment so please make sure you bring all that is needed for class. I look forward to seeing you!
Yoga is an invaluable tool for the modern day in which we increasingly ‘live in our heads’ (in what writer Philip Shepherd calls the ‘tyrants castle’!) leaving us feeling cut off from the body and separate from the world.
‘The body knows it belongs. It is the mind that makes us homeless’ (John O’Donohue)
Weaving together seasonal wisdom, Tantrik Shaivism philosophy, embodied anatomy and somatic practices, my classes seek to harmonise body, breath and awareness to return us to a feeling of wholeness and well-being. Somatic Yoga is an excellent way to:
* move out of our habitual patterns of movement
* promote a balance of strength and mobility
* improve posture
* release tension (‘stuck stress’)
* calm the mind and focus attention
* find a renewed sense of joy and vitality
Inspired by my training in Somatic movement my Yoga classes seek to bring you out of your mind and into a felt sense of your body. The classes move at a relaxed pace as postures grow from the inside out in an intelligent way. Establishing firm foundations of practice to those new to yoga but also offering a deeper enquiry and challenge for seasoned practitioners.
‘Intelligent and soulful classes’
No longer trying to ‘achieve a pose’ you can allow your Yoga to be an open ended enquiry …how does the body organise (or dis-organise!) itself?
We have an opportunity to change deep habit patterns, physical and mental, to bring about change both on and off the mat. Yoga is a mind-body transformational practice!
The absorbing experience of movement and breath brings us present moment with our awareness, soothing the nervous system, leaving us with a feeling of being refreshed and re-vitalised.
‘The embodied present is the lived present’
Join me to experience the benefits of this wonderful practice …..