Yoga South London 0208 653 6374
Welcome to these pages for people interested in yoga classes in South LondonYoga Classes in Crystal Palace SE19 and South Norwood SE25 for all abilities, taught by experienced British Wheel of Yoga Diploma Teacher.
- Weekly, open, drop-in, mixed ability yoga classes
- Monday evenings - 7.45 to 9.15pm - Phoenix Centre, Westow St, Crystal Palace, (next to Sainsbury's), SE19 3AF
- Wednesday evenings - 7.30 to 9.00pm - Waterside Centre, Woodvale Avenue/Avenue Road, South Norwood, SE25 4DX (next to the main entrance to South Norwood lake)
- one-to-one, private, individual yoga lessons and tuition.
- Yoga classes for corporate and other groups.
- Yoga Books - list of suggested yoga books, with links to Amazon for purchase.
Both the Monday and the Wednesday group classes now have a Loyalty Card scheme in operation - buy 10 classes, and get the 11th free! You can use your card at either class.
Yoga derives from the Sanskrit word yuj (yoke or to join), and is often translated as Union, implying union with the Divine (union of the individual consciousness with the Universal consciousness), and/or integrating body, mind and soul/spirit. Another interpretation of the word yoga is 'to attain what was previously unattainable' whether this be a physical action (eg. bending forward to touch our toes), or gaining a better understanding of a situation.
Anyone can practise yoga, independent of age, sex or ability.
You can practise yoga virtually anywhere; you don't need any special
The benefits of a regular yoga practice include:
- Yoga can aid in reducing physical and emotional tension/stress
- Yoga improves concentration and awareness
- Yoga can help with insomnia/improve sleep quality
- Yoga builds strength, increases flexibility, and some forms improve stamina
- Yoga brings about a sense of peace/relaxation, helping one to remain calm in difficult circumstances
- Yoga improves breathing and can have a positive effect on respiratory function
A typical yoga class will usually include some breathing (pranayama) practice, movements to stretch, warm and loosen up the body in preparation for working in various postures (asanas), visualisation +/or meditation, and a period of relaxation where the benefits of the practice are integrated. Mindfulness techniques are often included in the relaxation or meditation aspect of the class.
Asanas (postures) work on every part of the body. They stretch and tone muscles, joints, the spine and skeleton, and help to keep the body supple. Asanas also work on your internal organs, glands and nerves. They release physical and mental tension and they can liberate additional resources of energy. Practice of pranayama (breath/energy control) revitalises the body and helps to make you feel calm and refreshed . It can assist in developing increased clarity, mental power and concentration.
Classes are taught by Julia Wheatley, who holds the British
Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma, and has been teaching Yoga
since 1989. She is also a qualified nurse and aromatherapist.
She is currently teaching a mixture of classes.
Julia also has experience of teaching yoga to prisoners on a drug rehabilitation programme, visually impaired people, and to school students at risk of exclusion.
Continuous Personal Development/IST
Julia has attended In-Service Training on the following topics during the last 7-8 years:
- Mudras and Bandhas (March 2014)
- Themes in a Yoga Class (August 2013)
- Prana, Prana Vayus and Pranayama - relates to breathing/energy/life force (Mar 2013)
- Deconstructing Challenging Asanas (June 2012)
- How Yoga can help Sports People (Feb 2012)
- The Role of Sound in Yoga and an Introduction to Vedic Chanting (Apr 2011)
- Understanding the Needs of Senior Citizen Yoga Practitioners (Mar 2011)
- Common Ailments and Conditions - What is Best Yoga Practice? (Jun 2010)
- Demystifying Challenging Asanas (Mar 2010)
- Yoga for Busy People (Oct 2009)
- Well Woman Yoga
- Vinyasa Sequences
- Advanced Communication Skills for Yoga Tutors with NLP (Apr 2008)
- Foundation Course in Yoga Therapy (Jun/Jul 2007)
- Integrating Pregnant Women into a General Yoga Class