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We have a number of classes to suit everyone. All class sizes are kept small to enable individual attention, so it doesn’t matter how experienced you are. If you are not sure which class to attend why not pick one and have a go!

 

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slow paced style of yoga with postures being held for a longer time. It is very suitable for beginners and also for more advanced practitioners who wish to balance their existing practise.

A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. It is a more meditative approach to yoga, its goals are awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality

Yin yoga in Hexham

Vinyasa Hatha Yoga

Vinyasa Hatha yoga classes combine asana stretches, flowing movement and relaxation. Providing a calming way to sooth the mind, and strengthen the body.

The class is for absolute beginners to advanced practitioners.

Vinyasa Hatha Yoga in Hexham

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga, is the Sanskrit word meaning union. Hatha Yoga as an ancient science has been practiced in the east for millennia to promote physical and spiritual health. It can be practiced beneficially in some form by everyone. Popularised in the west during the sixties it is now blossoming under many names, such as Astanga, Eight Limbed and Vinyasa.


The disciplines cover movement, breathing, stillness and supporting “well-being” on every level. We realize increasingly that health doesn’t happen on the physical level alone. Hatha yoga is the original source from which all other styles of yoga are drawn.


More recently Hatha Yoga has become a term used to describe a style of yoga which takes a more gentle pace. It a form of yoga which can be easily accessed by people of all ages sizes and physical abilities.


In the Bodywork Centre Hatha classes suitable variations and adaptations are given to ensure the experience is unique and appropriate for each practitioner. Using one’s breath to guide the practice is an integral part of every class.

Hatha Yoga in Hexham

Chun Yuen

Chun Yuen  is a traditional Chinese martial art skill that is practiced for its health benefits.


Chun Yuen Quan makes the body light by developing good posture and strength in the legs and lungs. This is particularly important as we grow older and the body becomes heavier, less fit and loses mobility. It is also very good for developing strong blood circulation, bringing warmth to the feet and hands.

Chun Yuen in Hexham

Pilates

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Pilates exercises are done on a mat or using special equipment, such as the Reformer, Cadillac and Wunda Chair. With its system of pulleys and springs, handles and straps, the apparatus can provide either resistance or support, depending on your needs.

Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method, which he called "contrology" – for several decades.

Pilates in Hexham

Qi Gong

Qigong pronounced “chee gong” is an ancient Chinese health exercise. There are many styles of Qigong class and the style taught in this class is the “Wild Goose” Qigong.


The Qigong class benefits health by increasing relaxation, flexibility, balance, coordination and strength. Qigong works with the natural energy of the body through acupuncture points and meridians. Qigong practice includes both movement (yang) and meditation (yin).


This Qigong class is a non-competitive exercise system and those who practice on a regular basis will notice changes in their body and mind. Qigong helps remove blockages by using movement to affect the internal parts of the body. It is a complete system which develops and maintains overall good health.

Qi Gong in Hexham

Tai Chi

Tai Chi, traditionally written as ‘Taijiquan’ is an ancient Chinese martial art. The Tai Chi class as a practice is widely known to bring health benefits, although this is not its sole purpose as it is also a powerful self-defense skill.


There are several styles of Tai Chi Class (Taijiquan) and the style taught in this class is the original “Chen” style. It is characterized by its unique spiral energy which is used to deflect an opponents attack.


Regular practice of Chen Taijiquan helps develop relaxation, good posture,promote circulation of Qi in the body and remove blockages. It helps develop strong legs and a relaxed and light upper body.

Tai Chi in Hexham

Wing Chun

Wing Chun is one of the most popular Chinese martial arts. Originally a fighting skill, today it is used fro self -defence, personal development, health benefits and fun.

The skill is based on the principle of using an opponent’s energy in order to control and overcome them. It does not require strength or power, instead using sensitivity and footwork in order to be effective. It is suitable for both women and men whatever their natural build and energy.

Regular practice of Wing Chun helps develop relaxation, strong legs, self confidence and mental strength. Its principles can be applied in everyday situations to solve problems and deal with stress.

Wing Chun in Hexham

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The Bodywork Centre, 4, Eastgate, Hexham NE46 1BH
Tel: (01434) 601577

Email: info@bodyworkcentre.co.uk

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