THE CENTERED ROOM
General & Somatic Yoga Rangiora
Classes are grounded in a traditional yoga lineage but enhanced with somatic enquiry to create a mindful practice with emphasis on interoception. Each class has a mixture of pranayama (breath awareness), asana (movement/poses), and meditation.
Students are encouraged to develop and use their sense of "feeling from the inside-out" in a way that expresses their asanas while still being safe in their practice - suggestions may be offered as enquiry. Students are encouraged to be curious about their responses and senses.
Private classes may be available on request.
Be amongst the first in NZ to experience this gentle yet profound practice.
Learn to retrain your nervous system to release involuntary muscle tension and relieve pain by retraining damaging posture and movement patterns without stretching.
Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) is an Art-of-movement practice that incorporates therapeutic yoga & somatic movements that are slow, mindful and help amplify bodily awareness so it can self-heal. This allows the practitioner to self-correct and permanently release persistent stress-based patterns from within their body (Soma).
Instead of focusing on stretching muscles, GSY utilizes the technique of pandiculation to reprogram muscles to their most optimal length in a resting position. The restorative sequences, called Somatic Movement Flows®, are ideal for unwinding stiffness, pain and postural imbalances, and will significantly increase flexibility through brain-to-muscle re-education. From this place of new-found freedom, we naturally return to our generative state of peace and well-being.
You can check out some free examples of Gentle Somatic Yoga® online! Youtube videos with James Knight founder of Gentle Somatic Yoga®.
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