Cheshire Yoga Babies


Cheshire Yoga Babies 

Explore, play & relax – enjoy the benefits of Yoga for you and your baby. * Babies from 8 weeks to 12 months

Class Times & Locations

Tuesdays 1130am – 1230pm

InHale Yoga Studio, 1st Floor Progress House, Cecil Road, Hale WA15 9NZ

                    Fridays 1130am – 1230pm

YogaLife Altrincham, 61 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14 1DP

Next term Times

Tuesday Class  26th Feb – 2nd April 2019

Friday Class  1st March  – 5th April 2019

Cost – £45 for 6 Week Term

To book your place select the PayPal link below or alternatively complete the contact form below.







 

The Benefits of Mother & Baby YogaMother & baby Flyer SM-02

For Baby:

Helps settle baby, improving your baby’s sleeping patterns

Interactive and physical activity helps to strengthen & aid your baby’s development

Stimulates the baby’s bodily systems, including digestive and nervous systems

Aids digestion, which can help to ease constipation, wind and colic

Bonding – enhances the relationship between you & your baby

New challenges helping your baby to cope with new situations

Helps strengthen your baby’s body including their spine

Promotes muscle strength and joint flexibility

Introduces techniques to help your baby relax and become a natural self-soother.

For Mum:

Improves your posture, strength and flexibility which will help with lifting and carrying your growing baby

Post-natal exercises to tone the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor

Release physical and mental tension with Yoga stretches and breathing

Relaxation techniques to help you to cope with the stresses of new parenthood

Bonding – spend special time with you and your baby exploring new challenges and having fun

Get to know other mums, dads or carers and share experiences.

Testimonials

This class has been my favourite, I’ve loved it all and feel I have genuinely improved my pelvic floor. I’m now more aware of doing my exercises etc. So just wanted to say a massive thank you! You’re great! – G.C.

 

 

 

Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

Tranquillite Retreats – Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

A day of Fitness, Yoga, & Nutrition for a healthy new you!

Workshop includes:

  • Muscle Activation and Core Strengthening
  • High Intensity Workout
  • Yoga Fundamentals & Alignment
  • Slow Flow & Restorative Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)

Also includes Lunch, Free Juice, Tea & Healthy Snack

Date – Saturday 20th January 2019

Time – 10am to 4pm

Cost – £50

Location –  InHale Yoga Studio, Cecil Road, Hale Cheshire WA15 9NZ

Bookings to https://tranquilliteretreats.co.uk/product/healthy-lifestyle-workshop/

or contact info@tranquilliteretreats.co.uk

 

 

Yoga Anatomy & Therapy Course

Yoga Anatomy & Therapy Course

6 week Course begins Monday 1st Oct until 5th November (last Class)

Course Aims:

Improve overall posture

Address common causes of injuries

Observe habitual patterns relating to movement & stress

Improve mental focus

Reduce Stress

730pm – 845pm at Evolve Health & Wellness, 206 Moss Lane, Hale.

Cost for the 6 week course £72


Book online or contact Info@mariayoga.co.uk for more info

Mamaste – Yoga Chill Out for New Mums

                                                                   Mamaste – Yoga Chill Out for New Mums

A chance to unwind and enjoy some well deserved me time. The session will include herbal tea on arrival, gentle slow Vinyasa Flow focusing on core stability and pelvic floor. A guided moving meditation, restorative yoga and yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) plus a healthy treat to finish.

130pm – 4pm Sunday 18th March at YogaLife Altrincham (Stamford  New Rd, Next door to Toast)

Cost – £20

Suitable for New Mums from 6 weeks to 4 years. All mums welcome adoption, fostering everyone’s included.

Booking only as space are limited info@mariayoga.co.uk to book

Tranquillite Retreats 2018

 

Set within the beautiful grounds of converted French farm and surrounded by rolling fields of sunflowers and vineyards, Tranquillite Retreat is the perfect relaxing getaway for all Yoga lovers and fitness enthusiasts alike. Joe and Maria invite you to join them on this wonderful opportunity to get away from the strains and stresses of your daily lives. The trip will be suitable for couples, groups of friends or singles of all ages – basically anyone who loves to be active, healthy and sociable. The retreat is situated on the edge of the Dordogne area in south west France, renowned for its beautiful scenery and quality wines. The venue itself consists of several converted farm and barn buildings with surrounding gardens, plus a natural pool and decking providing a perfect setting for relaxing yoga.

Next year we are pleased to offer three Yoga Holidays to choose from:

Yoga Holiday – 5th to 9th June 2018

Price is £495 per person (***EARLY BIRD OFFER OF £50 DISCOUNT IF BOOKED BEFORE END OF DECEMBER 2017***)

Yoga Holiday  – 12th  to 16th June 2018

Price is £495 per person (***EARLY BIRD OFFER OF £50 DISCOUNT IF BOOKED BEFORE END OF DECEMBER 2017***)

Yoga Holiday – 18th to 22nd September 2018

Price is £495 per person (***EARLY BIRD OFFER OF £50 DISCOUNT IF BOOKED BEFORE END OF DECEMBER 2017***)

All retreats are full board, which includes all meals and soft drinks (except for meal in local restaurant on last evening), daily sessions of yoga, group fitness sessions (depending on which retreat you book) bike hire, self contained gites with WiFi, transfers from the airport and optional day trips.

Flights to Bergerac are not included – Transfers are only included for Liverpool to Bergerac flights.

*Retreats are likely to fill up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment! A £200 deposit will be required on date of booking, with full balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to each retreat

Visit www.tranquilliteretreats.co.uk for details and bookings.

What’s included:

All retreats are full board, food is homemade using locally sourced ingredients

Morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga by the pool (weather permitting)

Bike hire

Transfers from the airport

Day trips to local medieval towns and markets

Evening Restorative Yoga & Candlelight Meditation in the Yoga Barn

Partner Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage Workshop

Local walks & Cycling route

Accommodation:

Beautifully converted self contained gites with WiFi, including peaceful outdoor gardens, sun loungers, hammocks all set within acres of rolling fields and vineyards.

All rooms have twin or double beds and prices are based on two persons sharing. People travelling alone can either share with another person or pay a £100 supplement for a private room.

Notes:

Massages are available at request, please refer to the treatment menu.

Organic Wine menu.

Gift shop.

Flights are not included. Recommended flights RyanAir Liverpool to Bergerac. Transfers are free of charge for flights arriving at Bergerac from Liverpool. Other flights may incur extra charge for transfers.

The Friday evening meal is replaced with wine tasting and a meal out at a local restaurant – the cost of this is not included.

To secure your place immediately select from the options below and place your deposit.

Otherwise scroll to the bottom of this page to submit your details with any queries.

These retreats are likely to fill up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment!

Summary of what to expect…..

Flights from Liverpool arrive in Bergerac mid afternoon on the Tuesday and you will be collected by car for the short transfer. On arrival at the retreat one of the first things you will notice is how calm and peaceful the area is. The nearest town is five miles away, so the only sounds are from local wildlife and farm animals.
After receiving a welcome drink you will be given a tour of the grounds before gathering for your first evening workout (either yoga in the traditional French barn or fitness session overlooking rolling fields and vineyards). This will be followed by dinner served in the garden of the cottage, with excellent local wines available at very reasonable prices.

The remaining days will begin with an uplifting morning yoga session or fitness workout followed by a hearty and nutritious continental style breakfast. Guests will then be free to spend the day as they wish, with packed lunches provided. Pedal bikes and maps will be available for guests to explore the beautiful local countryside, or they can simply relax around the grounds and by the natural pool.
Optional short day trips will be provided to give guests an opportunity to explore and appreciate the local area. On site massages will also be available and these are top quality at very reasonable prices.
Guests will come together in the early evenings for relaxing yoga and meditation, or more high intensity fitness training. The days will end with an evening meal based mainly around local fresh and seasonal vegetables with lean meats and fish (vegetarians and vegans will be catered for).

Friday evening will be slightly different in that the group will head out for a wine tasting session followed by a meal in a lovely restaurant in Eymet.

There will be a final yoga session on the Saturday morning followed by a lazy brunch to end the retreat.

Comments from previous guests:
‘ a wonderful week of yoga and relaxing at an idyllic retreat. My every need was catered for and it was a joy from start to end, thank you!’ – Graeme, Manchester

“Nice to go somewhere isolated but not too far from towns. So quiet and no light pollution. Never see so many stars at home”.
“Best vegan catering ever”. – Gordon, Manchester

“I loved the area, as soon as I got out of the car I felt relaxed. After doing the bike ride I noticed there was miles of area to do hikes or rides”. – Paul, Manchester

“The food, yoga, location and even the circuit training far exceeded my expectations. Plus everyone there was super friendly too, which made it a really lovely experience”.
“This was the first retreat I’ve attended and actually felt more like holidaying with friends rather than a health retreat with a bunch of strangers!” – Melanie, Manchester

 

 

Mum & Baby Yoga – Teddy Bears Picnic

You’re invited to join our Mother and Baby Yoga Teddy Bears Picnic. This is a special donation only class with all proceeds going to the We Love Manchester Fund www.welovemanchester.org helping those families affected by the Manchester bombing.

Expect to have some Yoga fun for both mums and babies along with songs and music to get us in the party mood and to mark the end of term. I will be running a few drop in classes through summer after this session.

 

Free tea & snacks plus a JoJo Maman Bebe Goody Bag and discount voucher for the mums.

 

When – Tuesday 18th July 1130am – 1pm

Where – InHale Yoga Studio, Cecil Rd Hale Cheshire.

What to bring – Babies favourite teddy bear and any snack or drink to add to the party.

RSVP to Maria info@mariayoga.co.uk

3 Simple Steps to a Calmer Life

3 Simple steps to a calmer life  Santa Monica Cape Verde

By Maria Kelly on 2nd May 2016

 

Step 1. Take a deep breath….

 

Breathing – it’s simple enough, we do it all the time and without much thought. This automatic breathing will get you through the day sure enough, however deep conscious breathing will lead you to a place of inner calm helping to deal with stress and the effects this has on our wellness.

 

The quality of our breath is a great indicator into our physical state of wellbeing. Shallow breathing is when our diaphragm doesn’t move fully and this shortening of breath is quite common when we are stressed. We end up breathing into our chest and shoulders creating tension in these areas and limiting the amount of oxygen that we get.

 

The deep breathing performed during yoga asanas (postures) helps the body to function more efficiently, relieves tension and has a calming effect on the body and mind as a whole.

 

Diaphragm (Yogic) Breathing.

 

Begin by either sitting or lying in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and bring your awareness on to your breathing. Place one hand onto your chest and the other onto your tummy. Take a deep breath into the tummy noticing how this rises on the inhale and then how this falls on the exhale. Pause for a moment between each breath noticing the stillness in this space. Continue this, deepening the inhales and exhales by counting to 3, then pausing for 1. Do this for 5 minutes or longer if you have time.

 

Step 2. Learn to love the mundane…..

 

Ok, so not many of us enjoy doing house hold chores but we realise it is one of many necessary evils. So instead of viewing them as chores, why not try to find a way to enjoy them. Taking enjoyment in the little things can have a very large impact on our general outlook. Think about it, if we spend our day rushing from job to job only focusing on getting them done, then it’s no wonder we’re worn out by the end of the day and in need of that reward…..cue chocolate bar and glass of vino!

So next time it’s your turn to do the washing up try to enjoy the process and actually be in the moment. Take pride in seeing your plates clean, perhaps they were a gift from someone you care about. Notice your breathing and posture whilst you’re doing this – it is here that you create that tension rushing to get the job done! And remind yourself of this Buddhist saying……. “If the simple things in life don’t put a smile on your face then you will never truly be happy”.

 

Step 3. Get you Yoga on……

 

We have been designed to move and yet we have created a sedentary lifestyle, albeit with the good intention to make our life easier. However instead this has made our bodies inflexible and our minds overworked. Once you understand the importance of movement and how great this makes the body and min feel you begin to understand why it’s such a good idea to get up off that ass..ana!

By practicing Yoga you’re bringing not only movement but also the deep breathing and mental focus into your lives. By being present in each of the postures you’re able to focus and enjoy the process of learning to let go. Understanding where you hold the physical tension also shines a light on your mental outlook (remember the rushing from task to task). The deep breathing enables you to relax and release this built up muscular tightness. During this process we mentally become more in tune with ourselves, connecting once again to our true nature and bringing about a sense of joy and freedom in this journey that life most certainly is.

Maria Kelly

Sunflower Dancer

Maria is a Yoga Instructor based in Cheshire specialising in Vinyasa Flow, Pregnancy, Post-natal and Baby Yoga (www.mariayoga.co.uk) . Along with her husband she also owns Tranquillite Retreats (www.tranquilliteretreats.co.uk), a yoga retreat set on the edge of the Dordogne in south west France. It is their mission to show that keeping life simple can lead to a happier more tranquil you.

 

 

Bring a Friend for Free Offer

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Bring a Friend for Free to Yoga

Do you have a friend who would benefit from the calming effects of yoga or just needs a good old stretch? If so then during the month of October bring them along to the Monday evening class for free!

Offer ends 31/10/15. Your friend must be new to the class but not necessarily new to Yoga.

Class details:

Monday’s 6pm – 7pm

All levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Location: InHale Yoga Studio, Cecil Road, Hale Village, Cheshire.

Summer Greens Salad Recipe

 

Summer Greens Salad with Turkey

This quick and easy healthy lunchtime salad is low carb, high protein and packed full of essential vitamins and minerals. This is a great meal lunchtime meal option to assist with weight loss.

Prep Time 10 mins – Cooking time 10 mins ummer Greens Salad Recipe

What you’ll need…….

Thin cut Turkey Breast

Asparagus

Green Beans

Cherry Tomatoes

Cucumber

Chargrilled peppers

Paprika

For the dressing……

Chopped mint, basil, lemon juice, good quality olive oil, sea salt and pepper to season.

 

How to make…….

Chop asparagus and green beans into bite size pieces, steam these for approx. 10 minutes.

Meanwhile coat thin cut turkey breast with small amount of oil and paprika.

Heat griddle pan or grill cooking the turkey breast on both sides until cooked through.

Chop cherry tomatoes and cucumber into chunks, finely chop basil and mint and combine with olive oil and lemon juice.

Place green beans and asparagus on a plate or bowl and drizzle over herb dressing, top with tomatoes, cucumber, chargrilled peppers and sliced turkey breast and enjoy.

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New Vinyasa Flow Class!

Maria Yoga Wild Thing Pose New Wednesday Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class Begins 11th March 630pm – 730pm

Vinyasa Flow Yoga, fast becoming one of the most popular styles of Yoga. This style links breath with movement, smoothly sequencing traditional Yoga poses with modern core stability and mobility. This mixture of fundamental Yoga concepts and modern mobility patterns combines an awareness of the breath and inner stillness with a need for more functional movement to keep up with our modern sedentary lifestyles.

Each class has been choreographed to leave you feeling challenged yet calm. All classes end with Savasana (relaxtion) which brings about a greater sense of wellbeing.

Suitable for those with some Yoga experience. ( If you don’t have any experience of Yoga please contact Maria to discuss joining this class)

Price £6 drop-in

Class location: Stagecraft Dance Studio, 41-43 Liverpool Road, Cadishead, Manchester M44 5BQ