Yoga offers a rounded workout suitable for everybody – focusing on the mind as well as the body! It combines a focus on mindfulness, breathing and physical movements that brings health benefits through regular participation. It offers a range of benefits – better sleep, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, improved circulation and overall better general health. The breathing aspect of yoga can also benefit heart rate and blood pressure!
I had dreaded being stuck in a stereotypical class with a “mung bean and incense” clichéd atmosphere, however Carrie brings a practical and down to earth attitude that bases Yoga practice in the everyday world.
As a Social Enterprise we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of local people, yoga provides the perfect all round activity to achieve this. We offer twice weekly lunchtime Hatha sessions (£5 per session) along with a new a Thursday night Iyengar session (£7). Carrie runs the Hatha Yoga sessions at The Angel Centre, in fact this is our longest running activity – it started up a couple of weeks after the centre first opened 16 years ago.
“I hadn’t expected to laugh as much in a yoga class as I do here”.
So what do people get out of it
“I enjoy the class and it helps me to relax and prevent injuries when I play sport.” Pete, 37
“It has been an invaluable part of my life for over 40 years (16 of them with Carrie). I have the greatest admiration for Carrie as a teacher. My life would be much much poorer without yoga, in many respects…physically and mentally…it is a wonderful coping mechanism! Diane, 71
“It has helped with my balance issues and helped me to progress in my distance running.
I really look forward to my Monday morning “physio” session to stretch my hamstrings out after doing my Marathon training on a Sunday. I started 2 years ago to help with rehabilitation after several years of surgery”. Andrew, 37
“It is a friendly uncompetitive class run expertly by Carrie. Yoga helps to keep my body supple and contributes to my general feeling of wellbeing.” Maureen, 74
Want to give it a go?
Hatha Yoga – Monday 12.30pm – 2.30pm, Friday 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Iyengar Yoga – Thursday 6.30pm – 8.00pm