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Seated yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. An all inclusive way to practise yoga. Regardless of age, ailment or body size. It opens up the benefits and joy of yoga for everyone! 

Why not come along and try Seated Yoga in Kettering, at the Ironstone Wellbeing Centre. 

Introduction to Seated YOGA

Chair yoga is simply yoga with a chair, used as a prop in many ways. Supporting those with limited or no mobility, helping anyone recovering from surgery or living with chronic and on going illness to return to practise. It can be used to advance yoga postures for those who have no restriction but want to experience a different kind of practise by just using the chair like any other prop. 

Breath remains our focus and asana’s are simply modified to accommodate the chair and you. Think of a posture and we can do it using the chair. We can stay seated and also use it as support. It allows us to fit a practise around your specific needs and requirements – the opportunities are endless

You will stretch, increase your flexibility and mobility and general improve your overall mental wellbeing

As with many forms of exercise, seated yoga can be modified for people of varying abilities. Our yoga classes are suitable for all levels. We have expert teachers who can adapt and guide you throughout so you will leave feeling relaxed, recharged and energised.

If you have any questions or concerns please let us know. If you are interested in giving seated yoga in Kettering at the Ironstone Wellbeing Centre a try, then book today! 

Benefits of Seated Yoga

Improves Flexibility – When it comes to flexibility, the rule is “use it or lose it.” by gently challenging your body with chair yoga, you can increase your flexibility and improve your mobility.

Improved Strength – Strengthening your body will allow you to continue with hobbies and daily activities independently for many more years to come. A stronger body will improve balance and muscle control. 

Improved Proprioception – Proprioception is the ability to sense where your body is in space. Improving this coordination develops. In addition, your risk of falling decreases.

Pain Management – Through meditation and paying attention to your breath, you can help your body and mind to cope with the pain.

Focuses Your Mind – Yoga encourages a mindful state, helping you to feel relaxed and calm reducing stress levels.

A Great Social – Need we say anymore!

seated YOGA is ACCESSIBLE TO THE FOLLOWING:

❖ People with a physical disability or impairment which makes it hard for them to stand.

❖ People with balance issues.

❖ Someone who lacks the mobility to move easily from standing to seated or has difficulty getting down to the floor.

❖ Ideal for those recovering from knee/hip surgery- please consult with your Doctor or Physio first.

❖ It is also a great form of yoga for beginners or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice.

 ❖ It is also a good class to attend to learn the skills for a quick break from office work when sat at your desk.

What to bring?

For now, due to Covid we will not be providing mats, straps and blocks. You will therefore be required to bring your own. We will provide the chair as we are able to wipe these down after the class.

Water – Hydration before, during and after yoga is key.

Currently due to Covid our changing facilities are unavailable, only toilets will be available.

We have onsite parking.

Pricing

A drop-in seated yoga class is £10 a session. The price can be greatly reduced by purchasing a membership or class pack. For more details regarding the memberships and class packs and introductory offers we currently display, please check out our membership page for more details.


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