Free Yoga at Castle Green

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Castle Green Yoga

A truly unique experience

CLASSES ARE FREE 
RUNNING EVERY SATURDAY IN AUGUST
STARTING SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST 2020
KEEP READING BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION 
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Castle Green Yoga aims to provide you with a unique experience; its time to be surrounded by the beauty of nature, allowing a sense of peace to settle into your soul. As you look out over one of the most beautiful and commanding views of Shaftesbury, your mind will be invited to pause in the present.

Through a series of guided, bespoke movement, your body will begin to find ease and freedom. 

It really is time for you. 

Who has made this possible?

The London Marathon Charitable Trust and Shaftesbury Town Council have supported Castle Green Yoga to enable the people of Shaftesbury (and beyond) to come together regardless of age, gender, race or background.

To support the aim of getting people active, and to make the experience even more unique,  Castle Green was chosen as one of the most historic and breathtaking sites in Shaftesbury. 

We are delighted to invite you to free, bespoke yoga sessions throughout August 2020

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What you can expect

Castle Green Yoga will never start like a 'normal' yoga class. We will take time to waken our bodies and minds with light-hearted movement and time to have some fun - after all, there is plenty to celebrate being part of a free yoga session in one of the most beautiful places in the country! 
You will then be guided through an easy to follow sequence of flowing movement to release tension physically, mentally and emotionally. 
Specific yoga postures will be explored to bring a sense of spaciousness, fluidity and strength to your body. Focused breathing techniques will invite your mind to follow the sensations within your body and bring you into a state of stillness. Here, you can simply be. 
To finish, you will experience an incredible guided relaxation so you fully restore your mind and body and feel ready to rejoin the world a happier, calmer version of yourself.  
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Kirsty's frequently asked questions...

Does it matter if I can't touch my toes?

NO! Yoga is not about touching your toes, I still have trouble touching mine! 

The most common concern for anyone trying out any kind of yoga for the first time is they are inflexible and that's great because so am I!

Being flexible is NOT A REQUIREMENT to do Yoga, over time it is one of the results of a regular Yoga practice.

Our aim is that the Yoga practice will suit your individual body not that your body should suit the Yoga practice. There are many ways to modify (adjust) Yoga poses & movements to suit your body the aim of Yoga is to make your body feel good.

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What style of Yoga will we be practicing?

We will be practicing Dru Yoga.

Dru Yoga has it's roots in Hatha Yoga and includes classical Yoga Postures (Asanas) flowing graceful sequences, breath work (Pranayama) Mudras (Gestures) positive affirmations & empowering visualisation.

What does Dru mean - Dru comes from the Sanskrit Dhrirava which refers to the stillness that can be experienced in Dru Yoga. In this stillness you are able to sit back from anything that may be happening around you and see and act from a point of clarity & inner calm. Dru Yoga is often referred to as 'Yoga of the heart' as it creates the unique experience of feeling you have come home.

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I am unfit / lack stamina, can I still attend?

YES - No matter what age, shape or size, you will be able to do this style of Yoga.

You won't need to compare yourself with anyone, I never talk about the "Perfect Posture" instead I aways encourage many ways to do a Yoga pose depending on your unique ability, the emphasis is on you, FULL STOP.

Event sessions will be tailored and delivered to each individual level. 

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I HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION I AM CONCERENED ABOUT, WHAT DO I DO?

Check first with your Doctor that participating in Yoga sessions would be of benefit to you. Once you have booked your place I will contact you with a health questionnaire to complete, you can let me know of any underlying health conditions & if you need to talk further please just get in touch.

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What should I wear and what should I bring?

Wear anything you feel comfortable in that will allow you to have a full range of motion. Bring a jumper or jacket just incase the weather changes, you can practice bare feet or in shoes what ever you feel most comfy. All session will end with a short relaxation so perhaps bring a blanket or shawl to put over you to keep yourself warm, if you wish to be very indulgent bring a pillow to rest your head on!

You can also bring your own chair, this can be a fold away chair, camping chair anything that is easily portable for you, it will give you an option to make make movement and postures easier and you also get to sit down when you feel you have had enough!

Please bring your own bottle of water.

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Do I need my own mat? 

If you have a mat please bring it, if not bring a towel to practice on.

If you wish we will have Mat's to hire for £10 deposit for the duration of the sessions, you can take these home to practice in your own time and on the last session hand it back for a full refund. 

If you are interested in mat hire, please let me know on your booking form.

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YOU HAVEN'T ANSWERED MY QUESTION?!

Then please get in touch! Email:kirsty@theyogawithin.co.uk or if you prefer phone to talk things through or send me a Whatsapp message:  07783780128 please leave a message if I don't answer and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

class times and types

Please don't necessarily base your decision on which session to book on your yoga experience, but the experience of your body in movement generally....

10.00 - 11.15

Not confident when moving your body though unfamiliar movement 

 

May struggle getting up & down from the mat. 

The body enjoys slower paced, gentle movement.

The body doesn't enjoy weight bearing, i.e on hands & knees.

You don't enjoy putting your head down towards the floor.

i.e. Bending forwards

Don't enjoy standing for more than 30 minutes.

12.00 - 13.15

Confident when moving your body through unfamiliar movement 

 

Can easily get up & down from the mat.

 

Body enjoys flowing in more dynamic movement.

Quite comfortable to weight bear for short periods of time.

Don't mind standing for more than 30 minutes. 

Don't mind putting your head down towards the floor. 

If you are still unsure of which session to book, please get in contact with me. 

 

You can swap around sessions as you go. 

health and safety 

COVID - 19

To deliver this free event we are working closely with the Yoga Within's governing body 'Yoga Alliance Professionals' and in compliance with the lockdown guidelines in the UK as of 17th July 202  in England. 

For more information please check out the links below:

Before, during and after every session, the Castle Green Yoga Team will adhere to the current Covid 19 regulations, working with Shaftesbury council we will endeavour to keep you safe, and this is how we are going to do it. 

 

Social distancing and hand washing remain the key two actions that can help protect everyone; Please follow and respect any additional measures put in place.

 

Upon Arrival.

 

When you arrive, you will be greeted by the Castle Green Yoga Team, you will be asked to keep a social distance whilst entering Castle Green.

 

We will be working with a pre-set out one way system which will enable us to control social distancing. 

 

Your friendly team will be working within the regulations for track and trace requirements, this simply means that we will ask to take your temperature this will be recorded along with your contact details. 

 

There will be hand sanitizer on site for use through out the session, please sanitize your hands on the way into the site.

 

The space will be pre-set up, marked out for the locations for your mat, this also means that you will be guaranteed to see our fantastic instructors through out the sessions. 

 

Mat Hire.

 

Yoga mat’s will be available for hire for a £10 deposit, you may keep your mat for the entire sessions, these will be yours to take away with you to practice at home and on the final session hand them back and we’ll refund your deposit. All matts will be fully cleaned before and after your use

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So looking forward to seeing you at Castle Green Yoga!!!

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Kirsty@theyogawithin.co.uk - Dru Yoga Instructor based in North Dorset.