U3ADenia - Yoga


Email yoga@u3adenia.com 
Group leader:  Sally Merrett
Meetings:  Thursday
Time:  10.00am
Venue:  Dénia Centro de Fitness



Our teacher, Katy, uses a variety of yoga methods in class and can cater for a range of levels of experience in practising yoga.

A typical class begins with Savarsana ... Or the corpse pose. Members of the class lie very still in a relaxed position on their backs with closed eyes. “Yogis” are encouraged to mentally scan the body and be in touch with tension areas.
Class progresses with a series of poses and movements aimed at stretching, twisting or rocking. Breathing is often synchronised with movement. Sometimes poses are static and sometimes dynamic. That means it is done as part of a movement, usually slowly.

Classes usually finish with two things. Firstly there is sequence of movements and poses called a vinyasa. This usually includes a balance exercise and centring. The final section is relaxation and back into Savarsana. The hardest part of any class is focus on NOTHING.

So who can do yoga ... Well almost anyone? It's good for the body and good for the soul. It touches the parts that other exercises don't like your facial muscles or your fingers and toes and it keep old bodies supple.

Members need to wear loose clothing and should provide their own yoga mat. Most people bring towels but blocks and blankets are provided by Dénia Fitness Centre.

Sally Merrett