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Autumn Restorative Yoga

Autumn Restorative Yoga with Diane KingNext session: Wednesday 10 October, 8 - 9:15pm
Are you looking to ease stress and fatigue? Perhaps you are recovering from injury or other health conditions? Or maybe you are just looking for a gentle yoga practice? If so, this restorative yoga workshop is for you!

Why not come and relax in a candlelit studio? Breathe and let go! This restorative yoga workshop with Diane is suitable for all levels of experience and flexibility. For those carrying an injury or any health conditions, Diane will assist you with pose modifications.



Cost and bookings
This restorative yoga session costs £20. You can book online, in person at reception, or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.


FORTHCOMING RESTORATIVE YOGA SESSIONS10 October – Book here31 October – Book here14 November – Book here28 November – Book here12 December – Book here

What is restorative yoga?
Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the a…

Yin Yoga and Meditation Workshop

Yin Yoga is a gentle, slow-paced yoga practice that can help you to deepen your range of motion. It has a specific focus, which is to release the connective tissue of the body. Through this deeper access to the ligaments, fascia and joints, we stimulate the energetic flow within the body. In our Yin Yoga workshop we will practice floor-based poses in a warm candlelit studio. These poses can be held for up to five minutes, depending on your level of experience. By holding these poses, we encourage relaxation and release in both the mind and the body. We will finish this yoga practice with a Yoga Nidra meditation (yogic sleep). You will leave feeling stretched, calm and relaxed.

YIN YOGA AND MEDITATION WORKSHOP Date: Thursday 6 September 2018
Time: 7 – 8:30pm
Teacher: Cherie Lathey
Cost: £25


COST AND BOOKINGS This workshop costs £25. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. You can book online or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.

February Restorative Yoga Workshop

February Restorative Yoga with Diane King Wednesday 21 February 2018, 8 – 9:15pm

Are you looking to ease stress and fatigue? Perhaps you are recovering from injury or other health conditions? Or maybe you are just looking for a gentle yoga practice? If so, restorative yoga is for you!

Why not come and relax in a candlelit studio? Breathe and let go! This restorative yoga workshop with Diane is suitable for all levels of experience and flexibility. For those carrying an injury or any health conditions, Diane will assist you with pose modifications.

Cost and bookings

This restorative yoga session costs £20. You can book online, in person at reception, or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.

Forthcoming workshopsWednesday 14 March – Book hereWednesday 18 April – Book hereWednesday 16 May – Book hereWednesday 13 June – Book hereWednesday 11 July – Book here

What is restorative yoga?

Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the ai…

Class timetable for June & July

Below you will find the forthcoming timetable and prices for classes at Yoga Mama Wellness. This timetable comes into effect the week commencing 5th June 2017. Courses last for 7 weeks, unless otherwise stated.

To book your place on your chosen course, go to our live schedule and booking system. At present, online booking is not available once a course has started (except pregnancy classes). To check availability or to book, call us on 020 8789 3881.

One-to-one Yoga, Fertility Yoga, Tai Chi, Reformer Pilates and mat Pilates classes are also available. Individual sessions are £65, with discounts available on block bookings. For more information or to book, call us on 020 8789 3881.


Timetable and Prices
DayTimeCourseTeacherDurationCostMon11:00 - 12:00Postnatal PilatesEmily7 weeks£105Mon19:00 - 20:00Pregnancy PilatesBabsOngoingClass passTue10:30 - 11:30Mum and Baby YogaHajni7 weeks£105Tue18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaCherieOngoingClass passTue20:00 - 21:00Pilates RehabClaire7 weeks£105Wed…

Women's wellness yoga workshop

Women's wellness yoga workshop With Claire Dobbs
THURSDAY 15 JUNE 2017, 6:45 - 8:15PM

This women's wellness yoga workshop is led by Claire Dobbs. It is an opportunity for women to come together and support each other within the context of a deliciously nurturing, feminine yoga practice. Furthermore, the essence of this practice is to nourish and celebrate the feminine spirit in each of us. The yoga practice will be based around a more restorative, womb yoga approach with the aim of promoting hormonal balance.

This circle is suitable for women of all ages, regardless of your life stage. It is ideal for women who are going through the  menopause, as well as those with a womb space (post-hysterectomy). It offers women the chance to connect with others in the same situation. As a result, this allows women to discuss and share experiences in a supportive group framework. What's more, the yoga practice will help to enliven your prana shakti, the female life force.


COST AND BOOKIN…

April Yoga for Birth Preparation course

Yoga for Birth Preparation with Diane King Next course starts Wednesday 5 April, 4:30pm
Diane’s Yoga for Birth Preparation classes are tailored for the final stages of pregnancy (from 32 weeks). This is a time in which expectant mothers most need to quieten the mind, let go of time pressures and constant doing. During this stage of pregnancy, women should be in a consciously relaxed state. This will allow them to connect not only with themselves, but also with their babies. It also allows women to discover their inner birthing wisdom.

Yoga for Birth Preparation course outline Diane’s Yoga for Birth Preparation course runs over two weeks. It covering the following topics:

Week 1:
The natural physiology of birth.What to expect at the different stages of the labour process.Using breath as your anchor in labour.Detailed breath techniques for the different stages of labour.
Week 2: Managing fear.Trusting your body and nurturing a sense of empowerment.Creating a positive intention and guided r…

Yoga may be best to ease back pain

Session on the yoga mat may be best to ease a bad backBy Henry Bodkin

With its catalogue of headstands and one-legged contortions, it might be thought yoga was best left to those of us who are in peak physical condition. However, new research suggests the group of people who could most benefit from adopting the lotus position is those who are immobilised by pain.

Analysis of more than 1,000 adults with long-term lower-back pain found those who practised yoga were most likely to reduce pain and improve mobility. The findings, from researchers in the US, add weight to calls for GPs in Britain to prescribe yoga sessions to ease long-term discomfort.

Back pain causes more disability than any other condition and affects almost one in 10 Britons, becoming more common with age. Because the causes are hard to isolate it is difficult to treat and  patients commonly resort to long-term use of strong painkillers.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) guidelines instruct doct…

Class timetable for September and October 2016

Below you will find the timetable for classes running at Yoga Mama. This timetable comes into effect on Monday 12 September 2016. Courses last for 7 weeks, unless otherwise stated.


Day Time Course Teacher Duration Cost Monday09:00 - 10:00NEW General PilatesRachel7 weeks£105Monday18:00 - 19:00NEW General PilatesLaurent7 weeks£105Monday19:00 - 20:00Pregnancy PilatesSusannahOngoingClass passTuesday10:30 - 11:30Mum & Baby Yoga (class full)Hajni7 weeks£105Tuesday18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaClaireOngoingClass passTuesday20:00 - 21:00NEW Pilates RehabClaire7 weeks£105Wednesday09:15 - 10:15Tai ChiEnid7 weeks£105Wednesday10:25 - 11:25Tai ChiEnid7 weeks£105Wednesday12:00 - 13:00Postnatal Pilates (class full)Rachel7 weeks£105Wednesday18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaDianeOngoingClass passThursday10:30 - 11:30Mum & Baby Yoga (class full)Eftal7 weeks£105Thursday19:00 - 20:30Pelvic Floor Workshop
6 OctoberBaz1 day£30Friday09:00 - 10:30Ashtanga Yoga LedCherie7 weeks£119Saturday10:00 - 11:00Pregnancy…

Prescribing yoga and arts classes on the NHS is money well spent

Want, Idleness, Ignorance, Squalor and Disease: these were the five "giants" identified by Sir William Beveridge in his wartime report that laid the foundation  for the postwar welfare state. He omitted a sixth that is less viable yet as old as civilisation: loneliness.

Isolation inflicts a heavy psychological burden, especially on the elderly. It also has financial costs, in worsening ill health. An innovative scheme in Rotherham suggests how these can be reduced. Health administrators in the town have since 2012 allocated about £500,000 a year to community groups to help vulnerable patients to join them.

It works, for patients and health budgets. GPs direct patients to activities such as yoga, fitness classes or the arts, or counseling for those with financial or welfare problems. This sort of social prescribing reduces the pressure on medical services. Analysis by Sheffield Hallam University suggests that by reducing A & E visits, hospital stays and GP appointments, …

Prescription for yoga cuts A&E visits

Prescribing yoga, arts and Xbox fitness classes on the NHS can cut A & E visits by a sixth, according to an analysis of one of the largest such schemes.

Lonely older patients are much happier of GPs send them to knitting, woodwork or local history groups and the NHS could save money because they need less treatment, the study suggests.

Family doctors say they have replaced priests as the first port of call for people with social or financial problems, and non-medical help will free up appointments. Loneliness exacerbates health problems of the elderly.

In one of the longest running programmes, health chiefs in Rotherham have spent £500,000 a year since 2012 on community groups and advisers to help vulnerable patients to joint them.

Tai chi, quizzes, indoor curling and other exercises are among the groups offered to lonely older people, while those with financial problems are given debt and welfare advice and those with depression are steered towards music or creative writing clas…

New Yoga Mama class timetable

Below you will find the timetable and prices for classes running at Yoga Mama. This timetable comes into effect on Monday 22 February 2016. Courses last for 7 weeks, unless otherwise stated.


DayTime                    Course                                   Teacher     Duration     CostMon      18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy PilatesRachelOngoingClass passMon20:00 - 21:00Pilates RehabRachel7 weeks£105Tue09:00 - 10:15     Ashtanga YogaCherie7 weeks£112Tue10:30 - 11:30Mum and Baby YogaHajni7 weeks£105Tue18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaClaireOngoingClass passWed09:15 - 10:15Tai ChiEnid7 weeks£105Wed10:25 - 11:25Tai ChiEnid7 weeks£105Wed12:00 - 13:00Postnatal PilatesRachel7 weeks£105Wed18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaDianeOngoingClass passWed20:00 - 21:00Restorative YogaDiane7 weeks£105Thu10:30 - 11:30Mum and Baby YogaHajni7 weeks£105Fri09:00 - 10:30Ashtanga Yoga ledCherie7 weeks£119Sat10:00 - 11:00Pregnancy YogaCherieOngoingClass passSat11:15 - 12:15Pregnancy PilatesRachelOngoingClass passSat12:30 - 13:30…

10% discount on healthy Christmas gift packs

The sale is now on on our healthy Christmas gift packages. 10% off on all packages. On sale until Tuesday 22nd December. To get yours, call us on 020 8789 3881 quoting the special promo codes.

Pack 1: Massage  (PROMO CODE: SW15MASSAGE) Was £144. Now £129.60.

Pack 2: New mum and baby   (PROMO CODE: SW15MUMS) Was £81. Now £72.90.

Pack 3: Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi  (PROMO CODE: SW15YOGA) Was £70. Now £63.

Terms and conditions
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers. Gift packs are on sale until 22nd December 2015 and must be used before 30th March 2016.




Winter class timetable

Below you will find the timetable for classes running at Yoga Mama. This timetable comes into effect on Monday 2 November. Courses last for 7 weeks, unless otherwise stated. Go to live schedule and booking.


DayTimeCourseTeacherDurationCostMonday18:45 - 19:45NEW Pregnancy PilatesRachelOngoingClass passMonday20:00 - 21:00Pilates RehabRachel7 weeks£98Tuesday10:30 - 11:30NEW Mum and Baby YogaHajni7 weeks£98Tuesday18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaClaireOngoingClass passWednesday09:15 - 10:15Tai ChiEnid7 weeks£98Wednesday10:25 - 11:25Tai ChiEnid7 weeks£98Wednesday12:00 - 13:00Postnatal PilatesRachel7 weeks£98Wednesday18:45 - 19:45Pregnancy YogaDianeOngoingClass passWednesday20:00 - 21:00Restorative YogaDiane7 weeks£98Thursday10:30 - 11:30Mum and Baby YogaHajni7 weeks£98Thursday18:00 - 20:00Stress Management Workshop (5 November)Marygrace1 day£30Friday09:00 - 10:30Ashtanga Yoga ledCherie7 weeks£112Friday11:00 - 12:30Baby Massage
starts 27 NovemberHajni3 weeks£45Saturday10:00 - 11:00Pregnancy YogaCh…

Restorative yoga: Is it time to slow down your hot yoga moves?

There was an interesting article by Peta Bee in The Times this week about the growing number of people who are turning to a restorative yoga practice.

It’s time to slow down your hot yoga moves by Peta Bee
Somewhere along its path to finding inner peace, yoga seems to have lost its way. For the past decade and more we have embraced the ancient practice in our droves. We have rushed from our high-pressured jobs and snatched time to keep up and it has progressed to being a gym-class staple with lightening pace. Getting ashtanga arms and a Bikram butt became our obsession as we pushed ourselves into postures more frenetically than its original devotees would have ever done.

Yoga is now suggestive of competitive stretching by lithe, super-bendy bodies and an emphasis on sweat. Yet just as we got used to the ever more dynamic downward dog, there is an opposing trend emerging among those who are trying to slow it back down.

Fed up with being wedged into a room packed to capacity (and beyond) …

Restorative Yoga

RESTORATIVE YOGA
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, 8-9PM

Unwind at the end of your day with a class that starts with gentle, yet strengthening yoga stretches and breath work, before moving toward restorative yoga, using props (bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, eye bags) to support the body, create comfort and minimize muscular tension, which in turn helps to relax the nervous system, rest the adrenal glands, fostering a deep sense of well-being.

This class is suitable for all levels of experience and flexibility. It is also suitable for people returning to yoga practice after a spell away, or any one working with injuries or health conditions. Above all, it's an hour where individuals can switch off from the pace of London life and tune into themselves.

BOOKINGS
This 8-week restorative yoga course costs £112. To book your place, call 020 8789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.


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Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

4-WEEK ASHTANGA YOGA FOR BEGINNERS COURSE
STARTS SATURDAY 25 APRIL, 8:45AM

We are pleased to announce that Yoga Mama will be offering a new 4-week ashtanga yoga for beginners course which starts on Saturday 25 April, 8.45am. The class will be led by Degy and is designed for beginners. Please note that this course is unsuitable for pregnant women who have not studied ashtanga yoga before.


ABOUT THE COURSE

The beginner course will teach you the grounding elements of Ashtanga Yoga. You will learn the main principles of this method, which are linking breath and movement. You will be taught the Surya namaska sequence and introduced to the standing postures. This particular method of yoga is ultimately practiced in what is called "Mysore style", where you move through the sequence at your own pace, in what becomes like a moving meditation. It is both dynamic and relaxing at the same time.


ABOUT THE TEACHER

Degy was introduced to the ashtanga yoga method here at The Putney Clinic by …

Free Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Class

FREEINTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA CLASS
SATURDAY 18TH APRIL, 8:45AM, WITH DEGY

We are pleased to announce that Yoga Mama will be offering a free introductory ashtanga yoga class on Saturday 18 April, 8.45am. The class will be led by Degy is designed for beginners and is a precursor for a 4-week beginners ashtanga yoga course that will commence on Saturday 25 April. Please note, it is unsuitable for pregnant women.


ABOUT ASHTANGA YOGA

The beginner course will teach you the grounding elements of Ashtanga Yoga. You will learn the main principles of this method, which are linking breath and movement. You will be taught the Surya namaska sequence and introduced to the standing postures. This particular method of yoga is ultimately practiced in what is called "Mysore style", where you move through the sequence at your own pace, in what becomes like a moving meditation. It is both dynamic and relaxing at the same time.


ABOUT THE TEACHER

Degy was introduced to the ashtanga yoga method …

Class timetable for March and April 2015

Below you will find the Yoga Mama course and class timetable. This comes into effect the week starting Monday 2nd of March 2015 (unless otherwise stated) and is valid until the 26th of April.

Day Course Time Teacher Duration Mon Mat-based Pilates 7 - 8pm Laurent 7 weeks* Mon Back / Core Rehab 8 - 9pm Rachel 7 weeks* Tue Pregnancy Yoga
(10 February - 10 March) 7 - 8pm Cherie 5 weeks Tue Antenatal classes
(17 March - 14 April) 6:30 - 9pm Midwife 5 weeks Wed Tai Chi 9:30 - 10:30am Enid 8 weeks Wed Postnatal Pilates
(starts 11 March) 12 - 1pm Rachel 7 weeks Wed Prenatal yoga

Class timetable: January and February 2015

Below you will find the timetable for courses run by Yoga Mama at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy for January and February 2015, which comes into effect on Saturday 3rd January. Courses last for 8 weeks, unless otherwise stated.

Day Course Time Teacher Duration Mon Yoga and birth
preparation 10 - 11:30am Diane 2 weeks Mon Mat-based Pilates 7 - 8pm Laurent 8 weeks Mon Back / Core Rehab 8 - 9pm Rachel 8 weeks Tue Yoga and meditation 9:30 - 10:45am Cherie 8 weeks Tue Baby massage 11am - 12pm Hajni 2 weeks Tue Antenatal classes
(6 January - 3 February) 6:30 - 9pm Midwife 5 weeks Wed Tai Chi