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BodyYoga

Yoga is for mind annd body. Yoga is an internal practice. While moving through various postures, whether simple or challenging the mind is continuously tested. Discipline, patience, focus and concentration increase through Yoga training. This in turn helps people to overcome fear, anger, varying moods and attachments. Yoga helps to strengthen both body and mind. Yoga for soul. Yoga helps us to look beyond the material world, to experience the self and to feel more at one with nature. Many people find that Yoga helps them to live in total spiritual contentment.

BodyYoga is the culmination of many years gathering expertise and knowledge at the BodyHoliday in order to create a Yoga program to suit a wide range of needs. BodyYoga is about the pursuit of optimal wellness. Our aim is to find the right Yoga style for you and combine with sensible nutrition, therapies, relaxation and meditation. Yoga and Ayurveda are two interrelated healing disciplines which have their origins in India. Yoga is the spiritual and physical aspect of Ayurveda. At the BodyHoliday we combine Yoga’s spiritual aspect with Ayurvedic science to provide you with a unique combination of physical, mental, spiritual and therapeutic benefits. Yoga for body. It lengthens and tones all muscle groups and strengthens the entire core body. It is a safe and effective way to alleviate aches and pains in the body while boosting the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter, serotonin.

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Yoga at Body Holiday

The BodyYoga Approach

Yoga Masterclasses

29th March – 12th April

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Yoga Masterclass with Trevor Laurency

Trevor studied at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, obtaining the Master Yoga Diploma; going on to Polestar Education in 2002 to obtain a Diploma to teach Yogalates.

In the past few years Trevor has developed his knowledge further by studying with the British School of Yoga where he qualified in 2003. In 2005 he went on to study with the BSY and qualified as a Professional Relaxation Therapist, and in February 2006 he joined the Independent Yoga Network in the UK as a Registered Yoga Teacher.

In 2008 Trevor became a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) as a Grade 3 Yoga teacher.

Masterclasses Include

EXERCISE

Tai Chi

Stroll through a Chinese city early in the morning, and you’re likely to see groups of people exercising in the park. You’ll see them moving through a series of slow, graceful movements. As their bodies flow from one exercise to the next, their minds are focused only on their deep, relaxed breathing.

Tai chi is called a mind-body type of exercise because it combines meditation, focused breathing, and physical movement. Because it’s also a low-impact exercise, it may be particularly well suited for older adults, but it’s a beneficial exercise for people of all ages.Tai chi developed in China as a type of martial art. No one is exactly sure of its origin, but legend has it that it was started by a Taoist monk named Chang San-Feng, who developed 13 exercises based on the movements of animals. Today tai chi is used to promote fitness, meditation, balance, breathing, and well-being.

Why people practice tai chi

Tai chi is a good aerobic exercise. But fitness is not the only benefit of tai chi. Here are other reasons to do tai chi:

  • To improve balance, flexibility, and coordination
  • To relieve pain and stiffness
  • To relax the mind and relieve stress
  • To improve breathing
  • To achieve an overall sense of wellness

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EXERCISE

Pilates

Pilates has been at the very heart of a recent fitness revolution. This unique activity is an excellent way of toning and trimming and suits all levels of fitness and age.

The basis of Pilates is to control your body alignment and correct your breathing through concentration. The effects deliver a more efficient exercise coupled with reduced repetition. A series of floor exercises that stabilise and strengthen the stomach, back and buttock muscles, the benefits of Pilates include improved core strength, posture, co-ordination and more. Pilates can also be ideal in the aid of treating some injuries such as lower back fatigue.