Yoga classes in south london at crystal palace

Yoga South London 0208 653 6374


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Yoga Classes in Crystal Palace SE19 and South Norwood SE25 for all abilities, taught by experienced British Wheel of Yoga Diploma Teacher.

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

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 equipment.

The benefits of a regular yoga practice include:


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. 

Yoga Teacher

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:

This page was last updated in April 2014