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Mindful Yoga - A Journey of self discovery

30th November 2019
at Risca Community Centre

Mindful Yoga - A Journey of self discovery

Tutor: Joan Stonewell

Date: 30th November 2019

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Risca Community Centre

Type of Event: Open Day

Places Available: 31

Yoga is a wonderful way to get to know "you” – the real Self  - rather than the image in the mirror.

Most folk only give attention to their body when some part of it fails to function properly or it hurts! .  However, those of us who do yoga learn to become "aware” of the body we live in and learn how to look after our physical, mental and emotional health much more effectively.

In the morning our Asana practice will introduce us to our physical body with new eyes – not trying to do a performance on a mat but learning what the rewards are when we practice mindfully and with an emphasis on correct alignment. Attention to correct  alignment not only safeguards us against injury but is essential if we want  to reap all the promised benefits.

After lunch we will explore our "Inner Pharmacy” – how we have the means to look after our emotional and mental well-being with breathing techniques, chanting and meditation practices.

This mindful and holistic way of practising our Yoga reinforces our ability to self- heal, to replenish our self in body, mind and spirit allowing our nervous system to heal and be restored.

Joan is a knowledgeable and precise yoga teacher with a wide and varied experience both in the UK and abroad. She has excellent yoga qualifications including certificates at the Manchester Institute of Iyengar Yoga  and has had several classes with B.K.S Iyengar himself. She is also an accredited BWY teacher. Her work has included teaching varied Adult education classes, stressed Fifth Formers preparing for exams, prisoners at Norwich Men’s Prison and private classes. Joan offers 1 to 1 yoga classes tailor made to accommodate the needs of the individual.

he has taught yoga days and weekends at home and abroad and runs yoga leisure breaks for HF Holidays throughout the UK. Her work with girls in a clinic for Eating Disorders and with pregnant women was featured on national and regional TV and she continues to teach at the Clinic twice a week. She also taught yoga on the P&O Cruise ship "The Arcadia” on its maiden voyage.Joan has an intuitive and sensitive approach and you can feel confident that she will teach yoga appropriate for all levels of practice, ability and experience.


Risca Community Centre
Brookland Road
NP11 6BH


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