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Gentle Yoga & Somatics
Gentle Yoga on Mondays 10.30-11.30 or Thursdays 10.00-11.00. Contact Jules

Gentle Yoga on Wednesdays 09.20-10.20 (online only) or 10.45-11.45 (in studio) Contact Roberta

Gentle Yoga
These classes are ideal for beginners as well as experienced yoga students who prefer to focus on exploring their internal experience of yoga, finding their alignment from within and learning about how their own mind and body works. 

Gentle Yoga and Somatics classes with Roberta combines a gentle yoga practice with somatics, you are encouraged to practice listening very carefully to your body, the poses can be adapted for painful or aging bodies. We practice in a small group with numbers limited to give you plenty of space.  You are welcome to attend these warm and friendly classes in person at the lovely Lotus Loft yoga studio in Exeter or live on Zoom with access to the class recordings after class.

What is Somatics? Gentle movement with your awareness focused inwards ~ creating well-being in body, mind and soul. Somatics is a practice that uses the mind-body connection to help you observe your internal experience. Somatics brings your awareness to parts of your body that are experiencing pain, tension or discomfort and then uses a combination of relaxation and small, slow and gentle movements to help to re-educate the brain so that it can relax and move these muscles more functionally. This practice can help you cultivate long term change in the patterns that have been held in the body. As well as teaching your muscles to relax and stay relaxed, somatics can repattern ease into your body, mind and life. There are many practices that come under the somatics umbrella such as Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering, Tai Chi and other body-mind and meditation practices. The term comes from ‘soma’ referring to the ‘body-mind’ and somatics practices are those approaches where the body is experienced from within. Roberta is trained in Somatic Movement Education (SME)/Hanna Somatics and has been taught by yoga teachers including Donna Farhi, Lisa Petersen and Aki Omori who also bring Body-Mind centering into their training. SME unites modern neuroscience with ancient yogic wisdom.

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