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Chi Running & Oxygen Advantage Breathing Retreat

A unique workshops to improve physical health and sports performance through breath and functional movement

Open to anyone looking to improve their health, fitness and achieve a sense of enjoyment and fluidity in movement regardless of age, fitness level, skill set or training regime. From beginner runners to ultra marathoners, those who have never exercised to fitness buffs.

Saturday 30th March 2019
The Oxygen Advantage will address dysfunction breathing patterns to improve breathing in everyday life. Start with this and improve your physical fitness and sports performance.

  • The science behind breathing
  • Tests to detect any breathing pattern disorders such as chronic hyperventilation
  • Practical functional movement exercises to improve breathing
  • Breath-hold exercises to encourage your body to tolerate build up of CO2 and thus reduce breathlessness during exercise, improve aerobic threshold and VO2 max
  • Tips for better sleep and reduced stress
  • The science behind meditation
  • Build the Foundations of Good Running uses the Chi Running technique to improve running efficiency, reduce risk of injury and bring enjoyment back to your running. Chi Running is based on age-old movement principles of Tai Chi, focusing on movement from the body’s centre of gravity.

You’ll learn:

  • The importance of body awareness
  • How to improve posture
  • Key breathing focuses to make running and walking less effort
  • How to speed up by relaxing
  • The importance of rhythm
  • How to use gravity and the force of the oncoming road to help rather than hinder forward momentum
  • How to incorporate form focuses and visualisation into any training programme
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Posture Day Retreat

Perfect Posture
Jo discusses the true secret to sustainable, healthy posture and gives you the tools to achieve it, effortlessly. She use a combination of techniques: stretches and exercises, relaxation techniques, and hands-on correction to achieve the perfect posture.

There is growing evidence that poor posture can lead to a lifetime of chronic pain, fatigue, and low self-esteem. This workshop will give you practical tools to guide you towards good posture, a habit that will help put you on the path to a pain-free and self-confident life.

Furthermore, as we age it is our posture that can let us down, make us appear older and invisible to others. Come and discover how to stay young, straight and flexible with our expert Jo Kuszmar.

“Teaching good posture is about looking at how and where a person invests their energy, as well as reflecting on where there’s an absence of energy and then helping them correct that,” says Kuszmar, who trained as a nurse and shiatsu practitioner. She developed the deportment techniques seven years ago, when, after a divorce, and approaching the wrong side of 50, she feared she was becoming invisible.

Click on the following link for a Telegraph article about Jo’s work.

Click to listen to Jenni Murray on BBC 4’s  Woman’s Hour talking to Jo about her posture clinic – Are we a nation of slouchers? What good posture can do for you.

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Menopause & Yoga day retreat

Only three known species go through menopause: killer whales, short-finned pilot whales, and humans. Two years ago, scientists suggested whales do this to focus their attention on the survival of their families rather than on birthing more offspring. But now this same team reports there’s another reason: older females enter menopause because their eldest daughters begin having calves, leading to fights over resources or lending a helping hand to help raise their calves. The findings might also apply to humans, some scientists say.

Do you know what is happening during the menopause? Are you concerned about the changes? Worried about the side effects of HRT? Would you like to understand how to prepare yourself before or after the menopause? What is ‘normal’ and when should we seek help from our GP? Book into our day retreat and find out more.

Learn how to boost your energy, improve health, gain ideas on what can help with night sweats and hot flushes, female dryness, mood swings, and aching joints. Is soya good or bad? What about diet, herbs, alternate support and treatments? Should you be exercising and if so what kind of exercise? Come with your questions and concerns.

Numbers are limited to 10 (only 4 spaces left)

  • Wednesday 2nd May 2018
    • 9:15-9.30 tea & raw energy balls
    • 9.30-11.30 Yoga for menopause by Jo Kuszmar
    • 11.30-12.00 Walk (weather permitting)
    • 12.00-13.00 Light lunch
    • 13.00-15.30 Talk & Q&A

    Cost: £60     To secure your place please email info@satyayoga.co.uk or zena@satyayoga.co.uk

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Restorative Day Retreat

Friday 24th June 2016

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Programme:
• 09:30-09.45 Arrive/Tea
• 10:00-11:45 Dynamic Hatha Yoga with Zena Kidd-May
• 12:15-13:15 Lunch prepared by Modern Baker
• 13:15-14:30 Restorative Yoga with Derek Elliot
• 14:30-14:45 Depart with goody bag

Cost: £70 inclusive of lunch, teas and goody bag

How to book: • Email info@satyayoga.co.uk to reserve you space • Let us know of any injuries i.e lower back, knees, HBP, LBP, hypermobility • Let us know of any food allergies and intolerances • Payment can be made by BACs transfer (preferred), cheque or cash in advance of the day to secure your space • Please bring a jumper and socks

NOTE: This workshop is not for beginners to yoga but if you are reasonably fit with no injuries do get in touch

Zena Kidd-May http://www.satyayoga.co.uk/2016/about-us/

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Derek Elliot http://www.derekelliottyoga.co.uk/Yoga/About.html

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What is Restorative Yoga:

This style of yoga evolved from the work of B.K.S.Iyengar and encourages both healing and rejuvenation in the physical body as well as promoting evenness of the mind. Generally most poses are supine and supported by props. These longer holdings help to release muscular tension and bring about a relaxation response in the nervous system. Even at the best of times we can exhibit a stress response to our environment. Restorative yoga allows the space for the parasympathetic nervous system to operate and promote a release from the flight or fight response of the sympathetic nervous system. The outcome is a relaxed, grounded and more centered state of being.

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