Women-Only Chair Yoga
A very gentle free to access class specifically for women and to be beneficial for those with chronic pain and other health conditions. The class is focused on relaxing the body and mind and befriending the body.
The class is chair-based with standing options, so that we don't have to get down to the floor.
Emma has a great deal of experience delivering sessions for those with chronic pain. This class supports individuals in relaxing the body through yogic breathing, postural techniques, self-massage and gentle rhythmic movements that everyone is able to do in your own way. These techniques help to switch nervous system dominance from sympathetic (fight/flight) to parasympathetic (rest/digest) to allow muscles to relax, the breath to deepen, and digestive system to work effectively. From there we can start to engage in movements that feel safe.
The feedback from previous Yoga for Chronic Pain courses has been excellent with participants reporting that they felt pain free for the first time in years, that they felt listened to and connected with others and learnt helpful techniques to manage their pain.
To ask any questions Email: Emmabebliss@outlook.com
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about the Teacher
Emma Lowther-Wright: Studio Director
I am dedicated to and immersed in the Ashtanga practice and continue to travel to study with senior 500hr international teachers including Eddie Stern, Scott Johnson, Lucy Crawford-Scott and Greg Nardi.
I teach with an emphasis on clear communication, empowerment, joy and compassion. I am especially interested in the neuroscience of yoga, how yoga can release physically held mental and emotional tension and how yoga can help us to live with greater joy, confidence and ease.
As well as studio classes I work within the community teaching in workplaces and education settings and to members of our community with physical and mental health challenges including those with deafness, who use a wheelchair and have cognitive challenges.
My classes are heart-lifting, empowering, flowing dances to the rhythm of the breath. I share movement and meditation practices with kindness, encouragement and joy - I hope to welcome you to a class soon.
I am only fairly recent to the studio and to Emma as a teacher but wow what a difference it has made to my week each week and my well-being overall. I look forward to my classes and feel amazing after.
Emma is so kind and helpful coaxing you to push a little further and increase your practice, making it more enjoyable and giving your a stronger basis. The yoga in the park during the pandemic was a life line and such a beautiful idea I almost sad to go back to a studio. We laugh, practice and most of all enjoy the moment. I recommend this school and teacher wholeheartedly ......” Anna
Wow - what a difference!
I have practiced yoga with many teachers but have learnt so much from Emma. Her explanations are very clear and really help me to get more from each posture and my practice. I always feel wonderful after her yoga classes. Thank you for sharing your knowledge Emma. Pauline