Yoga at The Studio

We have two types of Yoga at The Studio, one should suit you.

About Yoga

Stacks Image 125274
Yoga are the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that aim to transform body and mind. The term denotes a variety of schools and practices, the best-known being Hatha yoga and Raja yoga. The term yoga is derived from the literal meaning of "yoking together" a span of horses or oxen, but came to be applied to the "yoking" of mind and body.
Apart from the spiritual goals, the physical postures of yoga are used to alleviate health problems, reduce stress and make the spine supple. Yoga is also used as a complete exercise program and physical therapy routine.

Yoga for Healthy Lower Back with Mercede

The ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ (YHLB) programme and trial was developed at the University of York and funded by the charity Arthritis Research UK. Input to the programme was from Yoga teachers with an interest in low back pain including John Aplin (Professor of Reproduction Biomedicine at Manchester University) and Jennifer Klaber-Moffat (Professor of Rehabilitation and Therapies at The University of Hull) the advisor for EU Guidelines for Treatment for Low Back Pain. This programme is the only researched and proven type of yoga to help back pain.

In 2016 the National Institute for Clinical Excellent (NICE) changed their recommendation for back pain to put exercise as the first treatment, and particularly 'mind/body' group exercise. Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs meets this requirement. Mercede has adapted this course to offer a weekly Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs clinic. Results from the last 18 months have been excellent.

In line with the YHLB research we encourage home practice at least twice a week on an ongoing basis in order to maintain a ‘healthy lower back’. In order to help with home practice we provide online support with videos of the exercises and presentations so you can refresh your knowledge as you learn more about the causes of back pain and the management solutions.

This clinic is suitable for people suffering significant issues with their backs and who would not be able to attend a regular exercise class, but are keen to reduce their pain without the use of drugs.
Stacks Image 125319

Kundalini Yoga

Stacks Image 125369
Incorporating bond body and spirit, Kundalini Yoga is suitable for all. It is known to reduce anxiety and stress levels and build upon confidence and self esteem. Using a mixture of pranayama (breathing) and asana (postures) with meditation to help focus your mind and encourage positive thought patterns.