Yoga in Leigh on Sea
With Yvonne Booth and Mike Elliott
Welcome to Leigh Yoga
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Yvonne and Mike offer small and friendly, authentic Yoga and Meditation classes and private one to one sessions in central Leigh-on-Sea.
We offer a rounded practice of physical postures, breath work, meditation and philosophy.
“Yvonne’s yoga classes are for more than just fitness – she introduces you to the the true meaning of yoga & the classes are friendly & relaxed. The classes have an even gender split and people are encouraged to work to the best of their ability without feeling inadequate.
All of this results in comfortable, non exclusive classes – a testament to Yvonne’s non competitive, unpretentious approach.”
“Mike’s mindfulness classes are perfect for taking yoga and mindfulness principles off the mat and into our everyday lives. Mike’s inclusive approach & kindness means that everyone can benefit – much wisdom there”
Yoga originated in India over 5,000 years ago, and translates as ‘Union’. My classes unite physical postures (Asana) with breath practices (Pranayama), relaxation and meditation.
Yoga Asanas have an all-pervading effect on the physical, mental and subtle functioning of the body. We cultivate a deep strengthening, stretching and relaxing the of skeletal, muscular, digestive, cardio-vascular, glandular and nervous systems and along side this a strong, healthy immune system.
Pranayama (breath techniques)
Although breathing is a natural function, tension tends to interfere with the breath. Using pranayama we learn to breath well - directing the breath, feeling it in different parts of the body, in this way we strengthen our immune system, calm the mind, stimulate the body's energy and help prepare ourselves for meditation
As the postures, breathing and meditation become experienced, there is a natural unfolding of a quite and a peaceful mind, and with it a new alertness and sense of balance. Meditation shifts your focus from thinking to just being, allowing more awareness of yourself and everything around you to naturally arise.