About Yoga Classes
Charleyoga aims to make yoga classes accessible to all abilities, including those with injuries and bodily restrictions. We do not try or pretend to be everything to everybody. We specialize in what we do and hope to help you move more freely in your body, mind and breath. If you are under the care of a health professional, as long as you have clearance to do some gentle exercise then we are happy to have you in class. Plenty of very fit and healthy participants also come to class each week. It’s still great to move and connect with your body, whatever your ability. That’s really what we are all about, helping you to get in touch with your body, however you find it to be on any given day. Hopefully you leave your yoga class feeling better than when you began! We also offer one on one private yoga therapy sessions tailored to your individual needs. Read more about yoga therapy >>
Our yoga classes are designed with specific therapeutic goals in mind each week. For example, we may focus on releasing the spine and improving it’s function in passing messages to the rest of the bodily systems. We’d spend most of the class on our backs to do that where the spine is best supported. Other weeks the focus may be on something entirely different, like strengthening the legs and hips. In that case we might do a few standing sequences.
Our yoga classes will be manageable for most people with occasional movements that might have to be avoided if you are very restricted. In that case you can take a bit of extra rest time and breathe! It’s always a little different each week but everything is explained in detail and a variety of options are given so that everyone can join in.
As well as yoga, classes incorporate the experience of each teacher and their other skills such as Pilates, yoga therapy, tai chi, meditation & breath work.
We hope to see you in class soon ~ Charley