New times for Wednesday classes

FYSSlight change to the Wednesday evening classes at Falmouth Yoga Space, 33 Killigrew Street in Falmouth. They will now be:

* 6:15-7:15pm Vinyasa flow, a dynamic flowing class suitable for all levels.

* 7:30-8:30pm Vinyasa foundations, suitable for beginners or anyone who would like to visit the foundation principles of an asana (physical) practice as well as touching on the yogic philosophy behind the practice.

Contact me to book a spot.

Contact me if you are interested in pre-natal.

Catherine@barefoot-yoga.co.uk

07961076348

Sign up now: Introduction to Yoga Workshop

Are you new to yoga or thinking about starting? Then this workshop is for you. Come along to find out how you can benefit from practising yoga, explore some of the main postures in detail and ask any questions you may have in a friendly environment.

2-4pm at the ZedShed in Penryn, Saturday 24 January. £15 on the door, £12 in advance.

Contact me to book at catherine@barefoot-yoga.co.uk or 07961076348

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Setting an intention for the year ahead

Still unsure about your New Year’s resolutions? Why not take advantage of the New Year to set intentions instead…

Sacred Indian text and Gandhi’s favourite book, the Bhagavad Gita (translation: celestial song), advises yoga practitioners not to be attached to the outcomes of their actions, but to focus on honest effort in the present moment instead.

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In a similar way, setting intentions at the start of a yoga practice or indeed the new year shifts the focus from the achievement of future goals to an ongoing mindfulness in the present moment. It’s a subtle change of focus, but bringing our aspirations into the now can be empowering. It could also make them more achievable. Swami Sivananda used to say, “where your attention goes, Prana (your life force, or energy) flows.” In other words before you know it, your future actions will grow from your thoughts in the present moment.

How to set an intention?
Practising yoga allows us to find a quiet space of stillness in the mind. It is within these spaces that we are able to see through the daily hubbub, reconnect with our true selves and recommit to what we value most. Very often, in taking quiet time to set an intention at the start of a yoga practice, the intention that is right for you then and there will reveal itself without any need to search for it or force it out.

An intention could be as simple as a single word or concept such as ‘belief’ or ‘forgiveness’, or an approach towards practising the poses, such as focussing on the breath or staying present in the pose. It could be to remember why you practise yoga. As you move into different poses, you can return to your intention and recommit to it. And in return, it can inspire you through difficult poses and bring you back to the moment when you get distracted.

Taking it off the mat
Once you have focussed on your intention through a yoga practice, the next step is to carry that awareness with you into your day, to come back to it as an inspiration when things become difficult, something to ground you in what you value most in times when it’s easy to lose your connection.

Happy New Year!

Classes over the Christmas period

I will be taking a short break over Christmas and New Year. Classes will start again on Sunday 4 January at the ZedShed.

Sundays, 9-10:30am, ZedShed

santa does yogaSunday 21 December: NO CLASS

Sunday 28 December: NO CLASS

Sunday 4 January: First class of the year

Tuesdays, 7:40-8:40pm, Falmouth Sports Club

16 December: Last class for the year

23 December: NO CLASS

30 December: NO CLASS

6 January: Classes start again as usual

Thursdays, 9:15-10:30am, Ships & Castles

18 December: Last class

**Please note this class is finishing in December and will not start again in January**

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm, Ships & Castles

18 December: Last class for the year

8 January: First class back

Sunday 8 June at Temperance Hall

This Sunday, 8 June, I will be at the Temperance Hall in Penryn instead of ZedShed. The Temperance Hall is just up the hill opposite ZedShed, to the right of the clock tower. Give me a call on 07961076348 if you need directions!

We will be back at ZedShed the week after from Sunday 15 June onwards.

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