YOGA & WELLNESS CLASSES
OM YOGA AT BODNANT WELSH FOOD
Bodnant Welsh Food will be hosting a range of yoga and wellness classes that are listed below.
"I love yoga, it is my life! With creating a dream team or yoga, pilates and wellness teachers, I hope to create a yoga and wellness community at Bodnant; an active hub of like-minded people coming along to all sorts of classes and events. We all need some me-time in this fast-paced world and I hope to create a real sanctuary at Bodnant Welsh Food for all of us who need a mix of movement, challenge, mindfulness, quiet, rest and community.”
FOUNDER OF OM YOGA NORTH WALES
WITH JANE BARNES
Vinyasa Flow – ‘Vinyasa’, is a dynamic practice, influenced by Ashtanga yoga. The name derives from the Sanskrit:
Vi – in a special way, order
nyasa, which means "to place - conscious placement’
This session is about consciously placing a series of movements, in time and order and consciously linking this movement with the breath. We transition smoothly between asanas.
It is suitable for all levels, as modifications will be offered, building strength and flexibility.
WITH PHIL EAST
Qigong is a centuries-old Chinese system of coordinated body-posture movement, breathing and meditation used for the purpose of maintaining / improving health.
This 60 minute class provides a gentle warm up, stimulation of acupressure points and clear guidance to a basic Qigong form.
GENTLE YOGA & MEDITATION
WITH KATE HAMILTON-KAPUR
In this 90 minute class, we will start slowly, settling in, tuning in and warming up. We have an hour for our ASANA practice, this is the movement part of the class, where we ease out all the tension, tiredness and tightness in the body, by moving mindfully, in time with the breath.
After an hour or so, we reach the peak point of our class; the ultimate goal of any yoga practice... and that is being able to sit quietly, without the mind racing. We do this with a chosen Mudra, a positive affirmation and we sit together, just for a few minutes. Then it's time to go under blanket for a long relaxation, a poem or a Yoga Nidra.
WITH HELEN JACKSON
This class will offer a good grounding in the fundamentals the practice for those just setting out on they Yoga journey. The class will begin with some settling and tuning into the breath, building step by step towards exploring a series of postures with a focus on alignment and cultivating mind-body awareness.
FITNESS & WELLBEING
Natasha loves to help people from all walks of life to liVe their lives as fully and independently, and joyfully as possible. With 25 years’ experience, her style of teaching with an educational, fun and interactive approach is very well respected in the local area; she brings out the best in everyone she works with. “I believe everyone can enjoy vitality”.
WITH SASHA JONES
Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility.
Initially Pilates was designed many years ago for rehabilitative purposes and was later adopted by dancers to focus on more core strength and coordination.
Pilates is a very mindful class as it emphasises the mind-body connection.
This class will be suitable for beginners to intermediate at any fitness level.
WITH NATALIE GRAY
An Introduction to Vinyasa, where the students are given the tools to learn and build the foundations of a Vinyasa flow. Based on the traditional Sun salutations and Vinyasa elements, linking breath and movement in the more dynamic parts of the class, with more grounding introspective Yin towards the end.
Each flow will be broken down and easy to understand as new Asanas are introduced gradually this really is a moving mediation with time to explore your mind and body with an added element of playfulness. This is suitable to all levels and beginners are welcome.
FITNESS & WELLBEING FOR WOMEN
WITH NATASHA WHITE
This unique mixed ability class offers women who want to feel fitter and stronger a chance to do just that. Beginners and fitness fans will enjoy this strength & conditioning class which doesn’t only address fat loss via metabolic boosting muscle growth and, building strong bones but works on those bigger conversations too such as brain fog, healthy posture, back and core care, pelvic health, balance and co-ordination.
Regular attendance will increase knowledge about YOUR health and well-being. Each class finishes with a long, rejuvenating relaxation.
WITH NATASHA WHITE
This 60 minute class is your positive-mood dose because we know ‘movement is medicine’! Regular attendance will increase strength, flexibility, heart and bone health and posture. Make the most of everyday tasks such as gardening, driving, enjoying longer walks and staying steady on your feet. No previous fitness experience is necessary. This class can be done seated or standing.
Shooting for greater independence, the odd singalong and a good belly laugh here and there. Chat to an expert about those niggling aches and pains in confidence. Natasha has tons of tips and advice for you. Why not bring a friend and go lunch afterwards!
MUMS & TODDLERS
WITH NATASHA WHITE
An engaging parent and child partner yoga fun-filled session! Song, plenty of movement with nursery rhymes. There will be simple sensory play and Story Massage. Stimulating your toddler's language and confidence with specific yoga poses for their changing mobility and co-ordination. No experience required.
Smiles, noise and adventures expected! Each session finishes with some cosiness as we share a story, a visualisation, some sound play, mini mindfulness, massage or creating a special gift for your loved ones.
WITH NATASHA WHITE
Aimed at children aged 4 - 12 with their grown-up family member/s. Original, captivating and fun, these sessions develop strength, balance, coordination, and body awareness whilst enabling families to spend quality time with each other. Using a yoga, tai chi, mindfulness, fitness mash-up everyone benefits from learning together.
Behind the concept of Cariad Family Yoga stands the ethos of play. We know play and joy are fundamental to mental and emotional well-being. Touch base with your family. Reconnect. Raise each other up!