We know that the festive season can be hectic and any time that you get to yourself is precious – not to mention important for keeping you calm and centred. So at Thaxted Yoga we wanted to provide you with a space to do just that.
WHEN: Thursday 27 December 6:30-8:30pm
Our festive special of Restorative Yoga with Ian Bentley will allow you to take an opportunity to slow down and calm the body and mind. Ian creates a dreamy atmosphere with ceiling projectors that make you feel like you are drifting through space, in addition Ian uses an aromatherapy diffuser with a calming and cleansing mix of Lavender, Sage and Myrrh.
Ian also incorporates reading, drumming and other mesmerizing instruments to enhance the experience through sound and vibration.
The session will start with a meditation moving into a gentle mat based flow sequence, this will be followed by restorative yoga. In restorative yoga all postures are fully supported with blankets, blocks and bolsters ensuring your comfort, whilst your body gently relaxes. Restorative yoga balances the nervous system and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. This can help to improve sleep, and reduce the likelihood of depression and anxiety.
NOTE: Please arrive up to ten minutes before the specified start time, wearing warm loose fitting clothing, warm socks and bring a blanket with you.
Meet Ian Bentley:
Ian was drawn to yoga to help manage a long standing lower back pain, from their Ian developed a deeper interest into the broader benefits of yoga. This has led to a desire to learn more and share the benefits of both yoga and meditation. In the Summer of 2017 Ian qualified as a Yoga Teacher and wanted to support this with the meditation teacher training provided by Traditional yoga.
Ian lives in Norwich and previously worked in the fast-paced world of operational management in an NHS hospital. Ian has developed his meditation and yoga practice to help manage his challenging role and this has inspired him to share yoga and meditation to help others be the best version of themselves.