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Ever wondered what all this yoga and meditation stuff is all about? And deep relaxation? - i guess you're wondering "isn't that what happens when i'm watching TV with a packet of crisps and a glass of red?" Well not really, all that does is trance you out, with your hypothalamus and nervous system still over-stimulated.
When you’re busy and stressed your brain wave patterns and hormones change (Cortisol levels increase) and life actually then appears to be going even quicker than what it actually is and we don't enjoy the journey as much either!
In this class we slow down the processes of the body and nervous system, so you go way beyond your 'normal' state of relaxation, allowing the body to rest and replenish much more deeply and nervous system and hormones to re-balance.
Plus you get some of the things you might be missing in your busy life - quality awareness of your body and contact with other people.
So some of you are are crazy busy, especially in London, but this heightens the need even more for practices which relax and balance you. At least once a week you need to let your energy come back inside, replenish, as then when your energy returns back to the surface you have even more than before! And did I mention the class is fun and we go to the pub after?
So the evening will flow something like this....
-Intro talk on Meditation
-Yoga sequences including some partner yoga exercises
-Pub to hang out!
Having done yoga first, it makes socialising and connecting with those around you much easier as you the yoga amplifies your feel good hormones and Heart energy!
Be great to see you there, Camila is an expert across many areas of the holistic health - as well as being a yoga teacher she also teaches Tai Chi, Dance Movement Therapy as well as being a superb Shiatsu and massage body therapist. For more on the Body-mind connection generally you can also visit Rich's sites at www.richardbrookacupuncture.co.uk (http://www.richardbrookacupuncture.co.uk/) or www.creativeyogalondon.co.uk (http://www.holisticwellnesscoach.co.uk/)
The video below shows the class founder Richard Brook explaining where it all came from!
What they are saying...
"Thank you Richard! I really enjoyed your class and will be back next week! Haven't felt so relaxed, peaceful and calm for a very long time! Just what I needed! And it was fun to meet so many friendly social people tonight! See you next week everyone!"
"Highly recommend this class folks, I went for the first time last week. Richard guides you along to create a lovely balance between being energised and relaxed. Great for the non-flexible types like myself. :-)"
"I attended your Yoga & Introduction to Meditation & Deep Relaxation meetup last Tuesday - amazing experience! And great idea to link meetup with a social!"
The Albany club is in a converted church off Albany St - Walk down Albany St (which is opposite Great Portland St tube station) and take the 3rd right turn - the turning after the police station and where you see Cape of Good Hope Pub and the Albany is behind there. Sat Nav is NW1 4EE
IF YOU CAN'T FIND THE VENUE PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO GIVING DIRECTIONS! (http://www.creativeyogalondon.co.uk/book/#albanymap)
Class is 7.30 until 9.00, Social follows
Drop in: £10
Concession: £9 (low income / student)
Special Offer: 4 classes for £30 / £26 concession
Contacts: You can email Rich or call or text Camila on 07718 252827
After 7.20 if you are lost and need directions call 0203 214 5038
There are Yoga mats available so don't worry about bringing one!
Cheers Rich and Camila
Look out for the special Yoga Dating classes featured in National Press!
More from Rich talking about various aspects of the Body-mind connection, acupuncture, yoga and holistic health here (http://www.richardbrookacupuncture.co.uk/)