Virtual Chair Yoga

A talk by Julie Oldfield
Yoga Teacher, Independent

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This session has a maximum capacity of 25. It will operate on a first come first served basis, so make sure you don't miss out on the day!

The session will include:

• Some movement and ‘Chair Yoga’ stretching to start the session, helping: o the body’s components work together in harmony - movement not only benefits muscles and joints, but also internal organs, nerves and glands o prevent tension build up o train and discipline the mind, ready for breathing and meditation

• Some breathing exercises, known as Pranayama, to help the mind become more focused, which is very effective in diverting attention from disturbing environmental stimuli.

• Julie will then guide you into a short meditation, to help quieten any restlessness of the mind, aiding the conscious mind to relax while maintaining awareness (restful alertness).

Julie would also be available to chat with individual participants if they would like, or arrange private sessions if desired.

Julie says, “I can’t stress how much yoga and meditation has influenced my life. I discovered yoga in 1993 whilst living in Australia. I was burnt out from city life and career pressure. I started to practice yoga and it changed my life.

“I became calm, happy and it gave me the confidence to refocus my life, stop my career as a commercial interior designer and start painting and experimenting with mixed media. I have been an independent professional artist since 1996. (My work can be seen and bought on www.julieoldfield.com.)

“Yoga continues to keep me happy and energised, and through my classes, I enjoy sharing the yoga techniques that I have learned and benefited from.”

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