Copyright: Joanne Alderman © 2012

Joanne Alderman

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes, Private Yoga Tuition, Yoga Mornings & Corporate Yoga
in Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, West Wickham and surrounding areas





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Yoga Stretches and Exercises to Improve your Flexibility, Strength and Tone your Core.
Simple Breath Work and Relaxation Techniques to DE-STRESS and RELAX.

“YOGA TOOLS” to cope with the challenges of your daily life.

The Sanskrit word Yoga – can translate to mean to Unite or harmonise.  In other words Yoga means working towards a level where the activities of the mind and body function together harmoniously.

Yoga is a system that originated in India circa 5000 years ago and is a system of personal enquiry and experience.  Knowledge of nature and the human body and mind were the first discoveries.   

The Yogis formulated practices to keep the mind and body healthy and is one of the few systems that encompasses the whole body.  Yoga is made up of regular exercise in the form of physical postures, proper breathing, sufficient rest and relaxation, meditation to cultivate mental focus and well-being, positive thinking and a healthy balanced diet.  

The science of yoga is vast and there are many ways to practice Yoga and these include Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Study, Self-Enquiry, Love and Devotion, Self-less Action & Service and Mantra.

Origins of Yoga

In the West the most widely form of Yoga taught is Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga Classes offer students postures and movements to stretch, strengthen and flex the body, breathing practices to promote relaxation and meditation to calm and focus the mind.

Many people are turning to yoga as an antidote to the hectic and fast moving lives we find ourselves living.  Yoga is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, yoga can be a very gentle form of exercise or it can be challenging depending on the practitioner.  The beauty of yoga is that is can work effectively on its own or combined to complement your existing fitness programme (gym, running, cycling, walking, sports or any activity).


What is Yoga?

There are many benefits for practicing yoga and each person will be able to tell you how yoga has helped them.  The following are some of the benefits found from a regular yoga practice: -

Yoga is not about tying yourself up in a knot!  There are some challenging yoga postures but these are not suitable for everyone, a suitably qualified Yoga Teacher will design the class with the students’ capabilities in mind offering alternatives as required.  

In my experience the ideal postures, stretches, breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques are simple, relaxing and suited to the experience of the ordinary person providing “Yoga Tools” that can be taken away from the class to be practiced in daily life.

Benefits of Yoga

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What is Yoga?

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