Age Well with Yoga

Wellbeing

Residential course

Zoe Harris

30 October 2020 to 1 November 2020

From £233

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Description

Age Well with Yoga

Many people spend their later years in poor health, which affects their energy levels and ability to do day-to-day activities. A regular yoga practice can help prevent ill health, mobility issues and the general aches and pains associated with ageing. It can also be used to manage some conditions associated with older age. Throughout the weekend you will explore the yoga poses that:
• Improve suppleness in the spine to ensure good posture.
• Strengthen bones and muscles with weight bearing poses
• Keep joints flexible to alleviate general aches and pains.
• Counteract the effects of gravity on the body with simple inversions.

As stress also has a detrimental effect on our health as we age, it’s important to manage stress levels. The course will include guided relaxations, breathing techniques (pranayama) and simple meditations that all soothe the nervous system and calm the mind. A regular yoga practice is essential to ensure healthy aging, so the weekend will involve a session on how to plan your own home practice. This course is suitable for people who have done some yoga before. A regular yoga practice can help prevent ill health, mobility issues and the general aches and pains associated with ageing. Throughout the weekend you will explore yoga poses and techniques that:
• Improve suppleness in the spine to ensure good posture.
• Strengthen bones and muscles with weight bearing poses
• Keep joints flexible to alleviate general aches and pains.
• Counteract the effects of gravity on the body with simple inversions
• Manage stress with meditation, pranayama and guided relaxation

Tutor information

Zoë Harris is a very experienced Yoga Therapist and Teacher, having practiced various styles of yoga for over 20 years. Her love of yoga and her own experience of using it to alleviate sciatica and stress, fed her enthusiasm to want to learn more. Whilst working full time in the public sector, Zoë trained for 2 years to be awarded a 500 hour yoga teacher training diploma from the very reputable Devon School of Yoga in 2013. She then went on to train as a Yoga Therapist, which enables her to use yoga techniques in a therapeutic way. As a therapist she uses the tools and techniques of yoga on a one-to-one basis and in small groups, to help alleviate the symptoms of many common health conditions and improve wellbeing.

Zoë is a self-confessed anatomy geek and incorporates that knowledge along with her experience in yoga therapy into her classes, workshops and retreats. Her delivery style is friendly and down-to-earth using everyday language to explain yoga techniques. Zoë’s belief that yoga is suitable for everybody; enables her to offer modifications to poses to enable all abilities to take part and experience the benefits of the discipline.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.