Book now for Harrogate Yoga beginners classes with Laura Henry! The course starting in September is now full – we’re taking bookings for the subsequent course that starts on 6th November. Classes take place on Wednesday evenings from 5.30 – 6.45pm, at The Basement Studio, 78 Duchy Road, HG1 2HA. You will be introduced to the basics of yoga – including breath awareness and gentle warming up exercises – gradually leading to more challenging movements and poses. Classes always finish with relaxation, which includes the beginnings of mindfulness meditation. The course consists of 7 classes and is a preparation for Slow Flow Yoga and Yoga Gently classes at Harrogate Yoga.
Notes: Wednesdays 5.30 - 6.45pm. November 6th - December 18th 2019. This course introduces the basics of yoga, including breath awareness and gentle warming up exercises - gradually leading to more challenging movements and poses. Classes always finish with relaxation. Places available = 8
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Laura Henry, the beginners yoga teacher for Harrogate Yoga, first began practising yoga in 2004 when working in an emotionally demanding job. She immediately felt the mind-body relationship and loved the opportunity to move; connect with her body and feel restored. After years of practicing Hatha, Ashtanga and vinyasa flow Laura completed her Teacher Training Diploma with Yogacampus in 2017. Laura’s teachers include Amanda Latchmore, Jane Craggs and Graham Burns. Laura continues her professional development through trainings with Lisa Kaley-Isley (yoga for anxiety and depression), Julie Gudmestad (yoga for the lower-back) and Lisa Arnsby Wilson (transforming trauma through yoga).
Laura embraces the philosophy of yoga into her whole life and connects this with her interest in positive psychology and well-being to bring these teachings ‘off the mat’. Laura works with children and young people in a well-being role and uses breathing and relaxation techniques to help children learn to regulate their emotions. Laura encourages her students to tune into their own experience during lessons and pay attention to what they want to work on in their home practice.
Later in 2019 Laura is looking forward to beginning her training as a yoga therapist for children and young people at the Creative Calm studios in Manchester. Laura is very happy to be taking on the beginners class for Harrogate Yoga as she is passionate about how the mindful practice of yoga can transform individual’s lives for the better.
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Harrogate Yoga offers a number of downloadable classes to help students with their self practice. There are two audio classes aimed to help beginners. Here’s a sample clip from the Chill out Yoga Beginners volume 1. See the full selection of downloadable classes.