Restore Energy, Restore Balance
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise originating from India that focuses on physical, mental and spiritual practices. There are many styles and practices of yoga, from 'Yin' and restorative to more vigorous 'Yang' practices such as flowing dynamic yoga.
Ancient philosophy tells us we need a balance of Yin and Yang to keep our bodies healthy but in Western society many people experience too much 'Yang' - the 'energy of doing', and not even ‘Yin’– ‘the energy of being’. If a person is already experiencing high levels of stress, disease or illness completing vigorous exercise will just add to the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol which suppress the immune system and if not managed appropriately can overload the system leading to burnout, adrenal fatigue and disease. Eastern philosophy teaches that our body is made up of energy lines known as meridian lines that run through the body carrying our 'chi’ or ‘prana’ (life energy). At times this energy can become stuck due to life experiences, stress, trauma and illness. Stress can literally become locked in the body. A Yin practice, where poses are held for 5 -7mins helps reach deep into the muscle and fascia lines to release tension so that life energy can flow more freely.
It's a grounded meditative practice that helps to boost and rejuvenate the immune system as well as calm the mind. In this way Yin Yoga can be seen as a form of healing to help rebalance the whole nervous system and as such forms a part of a full health and wellness journey.
- Yin Yoga classes run every Sunday night from 8pm-9pm and are all online via Zoom
- Class prices are £7 per class or £20 for all Sunday's in the month
More about your instructor, Maria Craven
“I was drawn to Yoga and Pilates to help relieve stress and tension in my body, especially my lower back. With regular practice my body became stronger and pain in my lower back eased. I previously worked for social services, desk bound for many hours and so I am passionate about correcting poor postural habits which can lead to pain and injury. I'm a firm advocate of working safely with clients to ensure the correct muscles are being recruited in each exercise. In today's fast paced society, I feel many people are over stressing their bodies with vigorous exercise which may do more harm than good. I personally find Yoga and Pilates a complete discipline to safely stretch and strengthen the body from the inside out”.
I had never had Reiki before but decided to try it after having tried medications and counselling for my depression and anxiety. After only a few sessions with Kerry I am amazed at how much my depression has lifted and I am no longer held back by anxiety. I would definitely recommend Reiki with Kerry to anyone.Sue
I am amazed at how much better I feel, a lifetime of depression is gone, anxiety and fear a thing of the past, and as a truly amazing side effect the physical pain and discomfort I was in is also completely gone - no more neck brace! I would definitely recommend Reiki and Enlightened Life to anyone, it has given me my life backShelagh
Really restorative! Kerry uncovered a lot of current and deeper causes for the way I felt and helped me achieve a much greater sense of self-awareness and clarity. Give it a go!!Eve
Kerry has made significant progress with my lower back and neck pain. The sessions have been undertaken in a wonderful relaxing environment and Kerry is a very warm and responsive Reiki practitioner. Highly recommend!Christian
I have seen Kerry 3 times, and every time has been even more powerful than the last. She has managed to uncover issues in all areas of my life that I didn’t even know where there, so I could finally address them and shed the weight. 10/10!Sophie
I was really sceptical about this Reiki stuff, but I was surprised how relaxed I felt after my session with Kerry and have continued to go back as per her treatment plan suggestion. Would recommend anyone to give it a goFred
Reiki with Kerry is amazing, it's like learning your own internal gossip, that you had no idea was thereScarlett, 16