Summer Solstice Guided Meditation

Free Guided Summer Solstice Meditation

Summer Solstice on the 21st June is the longest day of the year marking the beginning of Summer and the mid point of our seasons, this is an ideal time for contemplation and reflection.

This is definitely one of my favourite times of the year, and a piviotal moment to really notice what I’ve learnt and achieved over the last 6 months. We all want to grow and flourish but sometimes its worth sitting and listening to our inner voice, especially when we’re not being influenced by external forces.

During this guided meditation we focus on Samana Vayu and Manipura Chakra as these both reside at our core and the centre of our being. A place where we balance our mind and emotions of everything we have taken in, from the food we eat to the information that we listen to, basically all we imbibe. Here we have the power of discernment, and by keeping a sense of harmony within we can use it to guide us on our path. Now is the time to really listen to ourselves understanding what we have learnt over the last 6 months. What is it that we need to cast aside? What do we want to carry forward that will help us continue to grow?

All you’ll need for this meditation is a comfortable place to sit and perhaps a journal and pen to write down any reminders for the months ahead.

Happy Summer Solstice Maria x

Beginners Yoga with MIO Skincare

I recently teamed up with Mio Skincare to bring you the 5 top Yoga Poses for Beginners.

Mio have a wonderful range of products including their Liquid Yoga candles and I’m absolutely in love with their dry body brush which I use daily (sometimes twice) along with my own handmade Pure Bliss aromatherapy body oil.

So check out the blog from myself and Mio below and enjoy the benefits of Yoga and beautiful skin.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS

Yoga has been recognised worldwide as one of the most effective ways to calm your mind and relax your body. It not only helps lift you into a cloud of zen but it helps muscle tension and flexibility. Anyone can do yoga from young to old and the more practise you have, the easier it becomes and the more your body gets used to it. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, yoga is a great way to take a moment out of your day to focus on your body and your breathing. So mio caught up wtith the wonderful yogi Maria Kelly to give you 5 of the best yoga positions for beginners.

Child’s Pose

miochilds-poseChilds Pose – a grounding restful pose that has a soothing effect on the brain. Here the feet, ankles and legs are stretched whilst hips are gently encouraged to open and the spine lengthened. This pose is perfect for those days when you’re physically tired but the mind is still busy. Stay here for a few minutes to feel the full benefits.

 

 

Downward Facing dog

miodogDownward Dog – practising downward facing dog regularly will help to elongate and lengthen the spine benefiting the central nervous system. This posture also stretches the backs of the legs. Whilst strengthening the arms and shoulders.

 

 

High Lunge Pose

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High Lunge Pose – Stretches and tones the legs. It lengthens the spine and stretches the chest muscles making it easier to take deeper breathes increasing lung capacity and stamina. It can help relieve sciatica.

 

 

 

Mountain Pose

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Mountain Pose – the most important pose for all beginners to practice. Mountain pose improves posture by creating an awareness of unhealthy postural habits. It helps to strengthen the legs, bum and abdomen which creates better stability and balance. Standing tall opens the chest muscles encouraging deeper breathing which calms the mind.

 

 

Triangle Pose

miotriangleTriangle pose – when performed this yoga pose increases mobility in the hip joints. Lengthens the spine and tones the legs, stimulates the flow of blood through the entire body improving cell growth and internal organ function this encourages healthy skin and aids digestion. Proprioception (spacial awareness)  is also experienced along with an increased sense of balance.

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 InHale Yoga 1130am

3rd & 10th September then 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd October (last class)*no classes 17th & 24th September

Friday YogaLife Altrincham 1130am

6th, 13th & 27th September then 4th, 11th & 18th October (last class)*no class 20th September

Cost for either 6 week term £45  (terms & conditions below

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.

 

 

 

Spring Yoga Retreat

Tranquillite Spring Yoga Retreat

Fri 1st  –  Sun 3rd March 2019

 

Set high on the hilltops of the Yorkshire Dales and surrounded by beautiful scenery, our group will have exclusive access to the building and surroundings of this remote and peaceful location.

All your needs will be catered for on our healthy holistic weekend. Get outside and enjoy the fresh country air whilst taking in panoramic views, let all your stresses dissolve away during relaxing sessions of yoga and make friends over dinner whilst tasting rustic wholesome food.

What’s Included:

  • 6 Yoga Sessions
  • Guided Walks
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Use of onsite Sauna
  • Massages & Holistic Treatments available at an additional cost.

 

For further enquiries and to book info@tranquilliteretreats.co.uk or info@mariayoga.co.uk

 

 

Autumn Flow & Restore Yoga Workshop

 As we head toward the winter months we can often find ourselves depleted and lacking in vitality. Soma is connected to our inner essence our vital energy, this is a time to cultivate ojas and restore our defences. However modern living can leave us with little time for rest & rejuvenation.

Join me for an opportunity to explore the self through movement, relaxation and meditation. A chance to balance, heal and transform built up stress and tensions.

The yoga will include meditative vinyasa flow yoga and grounding restorative postures. We will complete the afternoon with an aromatherapy infused Yoga Nidra (often referred to as yogic sleep) to fully relax the senses and to set an intention (sankalpa) for the season ahead. Workshop includes herbal tea on arrival and healthy treat to finish.

2pm – 430pm Saturday 17th November 2018 – NOW FULL ** NEW DATE ADDED SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER

Session taught by Maria Kelly

Held at Hale Yoga Studio, Ashley Road, Hale www.haleyoga.com

Workshop costs £20 – booking is necessary as this is a small studio and spaces are limited. Contact info@mariayoga.co.uk to book your place or book below




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

Baby Yoga Summer Camp

Cheshire Yoga Babies Summer Camp ☀️

Both Tuesday & Friday Classes running all summer

Tuesday InHale Yoga, Cecil Rd, Hale  1130am – 1230pm
will run on 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August and 4th September

Friday YogaLife Altrincham (next door to Toast) 1130am – 1230pm
will run 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st August and 7th September

Book 5 week term below


Drop in available or Special offer book 2 or more classes to receive a discount.

Contact info@mariayoga.co.uk or 07949 187982 for more details

Trafford MV Outdoor Yoga

Outdoor Yoga at Trafford MV RFCC returns (weather permitting)

Wednesdays 530pm – 630pm begins next week 11th July ends 5th September (or when the sun disappears)

£5 drop in mixed level Vinyasa Flow Yoga taught by Maria Kelly Yoga

Please bring a yoga mat. I’ve a few spare but not enough for everyone!

Location Trafford MV RFCC Finny Bank Lane off glebelands Rd, Sale M33 6LR – Free Parking

 

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