At Tamsin Yoga, we practise Hatha Yoga. This is a beautiful way to improve flexibility and strength, de-clutter the mind, become more focused, relaxed, find inner balance, let go of the past and breathe.
All classes emphasize the connection between the yogic asana, (posses) movement & breath. Focusing on bringing deep relaxation to the body. so releasing tension & creating peace of mind, are forefront
Each class will begin very relaxed and slow. Focusing on the breath, we will take the time to let go of the day and unwind. Slowly warming up with some gentle movement which will build up to some strengthening flowing stretches. Once we warm up we will go deeper. Building strength and focus but staying relaxed and aware of the breath and each movement. Toward the end, there will pranayama (breathing technics) and a guided visualization. This leads into a deep relaxation ‘Yoga Nidra’ (Yogic sleep)
At the moment all classes will be broadcast live on zoom, you can book a taster first before you commit to a class pass.
Yoga classes in York
Yoga evolved several thousand years ago in India. Indian sages believed that by training the physical body, they could also train the mind, improving concentration and finding their inner self, inspired by nature and the world around them. They observed the animals and watched their behaviour which led to the discovery of a range of postures that made humans feel good. They noticed the trees were both stable & flexible. Yet, were rooted firmly in the ground while their branches moved freely in the wind. Yogis believe humans can be happier if they are flexible like a tree, yet grounded and steadfast, standing tall like a mountain.
What we now know in the west today as Hatha Yoga, brings together the mind, the body, and the breath & has evolved from these beginnings. Yoga is a journey that we can embark upon at any time in life. It can be practised by anyone no matter how fit they are. Classes are suitable for men and women, and it doesn’t matter what age you are.
Yoga is different from other forms of exercise as it doesn’t involve violent muscle movement which can cause fatigue, muscle stiffness, and injury. Instead, yoga counteracts these effects through breathing, gentle stretching, and relaxation.
The Benefits of Yoga in York:
- Builds strength inside and out
- Good for your posture
- Improves your flexibility
- Helps you focus
- improves balance
- relaxes your whole body and mind
- Good for sleep patterns
- Boosts your immune system
- Helps you to feel happier
- And much much more
Yoga Classes Near Me
Should you be looking for yoga classes near me in York, there’s no need for you to look any further. We offer a range of yoga classes so whether you are looking for pregnancy yoga or yoga for beginners, there’s a yoga class for everyone with Tamsin Yoga in York. Our classes will show you how to relax the mind and body by practising different yoga poses which will increase your flexibility and strength.
Book a Yoga Class in York with Tamsin Yoga
Booking a yoga class in York with Tamsin Yoga has never been easier, simply click on the link below to book your class at a time and venue that suits you. We have been offering professional yoga classes throughout York now for a number of years and are well known throughout the area for helping people to have a full body work out with our yoga sessions. When you are looking for yoga classes in York, be sure to book a taster with Tamsin Yoga. If you have any questions about the yoga sessions we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Yoga classes in York at Tamsin Yoga- Testimonials
” I was a total beginner to yoga when I joined Tamsin’s class. I was nervous at first about what to expect, over the weeks I improved and fell in love with yoga! Tamsin taught me how to do each pose properly and to get my breathing right; she also gets to know everyone in the class and tailors everything to people of all abilities. She also tests and push us to try new things, taking a pose a bit further, that’s always fun! I now feel inspired to continue doing yoga and carry on improving” ” Thanks for being an incredible yoga teacher ” Sarah
“I have attended your class for over a year now and have found it invaluable. Not only have I noticed an improvement in my flexibility, but it has helped improve my ability to access other forms of exercise. Learning how to relax while taking up challenging positions has also helped me relax when cycling and consequently I can enjoy cycling further and faster than I did a year ago. Your friendly and encouraging presence accommodate everyone, and as an older member of the class (62), I always feel I am, supported within my capacity. Thank you, Tamsin” Lindsay
Learn yogic principles through bodywork ‘Yoga Asana’ and breathing ‘Pranayama’.
Frequently Asked Questions About Yoga in York
What is Yoga?
In a nutshell, yoga is a form of exercise. The ancient form of exercise focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing. Yoga helps to improve both the physical and mental well being of individuals who practice it. When you choose Yoga in York with Tamsin you can trust that we will practice a series of movements that are designed to increase individual strength and flexibility.
What is Hatha Yoga?
Hatha Yoga is a form of yoga and refers to a number of physical exercises, also known as asanas or postures. Hatha Yoga involves performing a sequence of postures and asanas that are specifically designed to align the skin, muscles and bones of individuals who practise this form of yoga. The postures used in Hatha Yoga are designed to open up the main channel of the body, the spine, which allows energy to flow through the body more freely.
How many times a week should I practise yoga?
You will feel the benefits of practising yoga even if you just partake in a 1-hour session per week, the more you practice the faster you will see and feel the benefits.
Can I do yoga if I am not flexible?
Yes, it is a common misconception that you have to be flexible to practice yoga. However, in reality, you are the perfect candidate for taking part in yoga exercises as you will notice the benefits more as you become more flexible. Yoga will not only help you to become more flexible you will also find yourself with better strength, coordination and cardiovascular health.
What should I wear for a yoga class?
Here at Tamsin Yoga, we recommend that you wear either: a t-shirt, tank top, sports bra, yoga pants, capris, shorts or tights. We do recommend that if you choose to wear shorts you wear knee-length or longer, this will help to avoid slipping in poses where the leg is supporting your arm.
Will I burn calories in a yoga class?
Yes, depending on the yoga class you are taking part in you can expect to burn anywhere between 180 and 500 calories.
Will yoga help my back?
Yes, practising yoga can help to improve your back. Practising yoga will help to increase the strength of your back and abdominal muscles which in turn will help you to maintain proper posture.