The Earlsdon Medical Centre, 77C Moor Street, Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 6EU.
Arden Centre, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
TUESDAY 1pm and 7pm (Yoga for Continuers) both at the Earlsdon Medical Centre (both running now)
WEDNESDAY 11am (Chair Yoga in Earlsdon) (Paused temporarily for pandemic), 6.45pm (Yoga for Beginners) at the Earlsdon Medical Centre, (currently running)
7am and 6pm online Zoom, hour-long, beginners classes for existing students at the Yogic Life School
0774 3376 690
People with cancer can also contact Macmillan Radiotherapy Specialist Julia Biggs on 024 7696 7290
This system of yoga was devised by Swami Satyananda for the Western mind and body. It has a gentle and meditative approach and balances and harmonises all aspects of the being – including mind, body, breath, emotion, energy, psyche and spirit. The gentlest of practices can be the most impactful and powerful when practised with complete awareness. Strengthening the body, making it more flexible and mobile are not the only benefits of yoga. Learning to relax deeply and completely helps us to settle the mind and solve our problems more easily, giving us increased mental clarity and better concentration. Learning to breathe correctly improves our energy levels. The benefits from a weekly class can be felt immediately but this process is accelerated and deepened with regular practice at home. This system is available to all, whatever age, ability, background or belief. All the yoga classes are in Coventry.
people with cancer
people finding it hard to move
BENEFITS OF YOGA
Better flexibility, builds muscle strength and tone, improves the posture, balances the systems of the body including respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, immune, digestive, endocrine, nervous systems, relieves tension, calms the mind, helps manage pain, builds awareness, enables transformation, encourages self care, balances emotions, strengthen joints, improves breathing technique, increases energy levels, improves mental clarity, helps mental focus, enables deep relaxation, improves physical and mental balance promotes compassion, intuition, and creativity in expression
some practices taught in the beginners year . . .
Yoga classes in Coventry run in blocks co-inciding with term dates throughout the academic year. Usually between six and eight weeks each long, they cost between £72 and £96 per block. Each beginners class is 90 minutes long and includes asana (postural work) pranayama (breathing practices) and yoga nidra (a deep relaxation practice). After their first class, beginners can expect to take home a toolkit of practices which will strengthen the body and mind, alleviate stress and anxiety and improve sleep quality. After new students have attended for several weeks they can access online classes in addition.
Caroline/Satyadhara has been studying yoga since her teens and practising Satyananda Yoga since the early 1990s. She studied with the Bihar School Of Yoga and Satyananda Yoga Centres UK and Eire, both accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and has been teaching in Coventry since 2011. She set up Yogic Life in Earlsdon six years ago. She was a student with Chinmaya Rupa (Carolyn Smith) for many years until 2005 and then with Swami Satyaprakash in Birmingham for 12 years. She has been a teacher member of the British Wheel of Yoga for nine years, is a friend of the Satyananda Yoga Centre in Birmingham and edited Yoga Voices, the British Wheel’s regional magazine for the West Midlands for six years. Caroline/Satyadhara studied the British Wheel of Yoga’s Cancer module with Julie Friedeberger/Priya Shakti in 2016 and now runs yoga classes for people living with cancer at the Arden Centre at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. She is also working with charity Ovacome, teaching yoga to women with ovarian cancer. Otherwise she teaches approximately eight classes each week (beginners and continuers level) in Earlsdon, Coventry. She also works with people with dementia and occasionally works on a one-to-one basis with people who aren’t ready or able to join a group class. Satyananda Yoga is integral and awareness-based yoga which harmonises and balances all aspects of the being – body, mind, breath, emotions, psyche and spirit.
Join yogis and yoginis at the Birmingham Satyananda Centre in powerful mantra chanting a on the first Friday of each month, except August. If the first Friday in the month falls close to a Public Holiday, check by phoning 0121 444 5976 beforehand.
Buy Books and CDs
Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
APMB is recognised internationally as a classic yoga text. It is a complete textbook for learning and teaching, with detailed instruction for all basic yoga techniques. The benefits and limitations of each yogic practice are given, with basic physiology, an outline of the chakra system, practice programmes and a guide to disorders and yogic remedies.
We have a number of Yoga Nidra CDs, the deep relaxation technique devised by Swami Satyananda, and taught in his style.
Satyananda Yoga Centre Birmingham
Caroline Prichard was a long-term student of Swami Satyaprakash who established and ran Satyananda Yoga Centre Birmingham. It is a home teaching centre, founded under the guidance of Swami Satyamurti Saraswati and is affiliated with IYFM, with the blessings of Paramahamsa Satyananda.
The main focus of the centre is the provision of a wide range of weekly yoga classes in Birmingham and throughout the surrounding West Midlands area. Currently there are 10 teachers associated with the centre offering not only beginners, intermediate and advanced yoga classes to the general public, but also classes in specialist institutions or special applications of yoga.
Progressive, Systematic, Integral
Yoga for Beginners
For people who want to make a fresh start
For people who aren’t ready or able to join a group class
For employer and public sector conference and training days.
Gentle (Chair) Yoga
For people who find it hard to move easily, who have lost confidence in their bodies or who find it hard to get up from the mat
Yoga and cancer
For people living with cancer and the challenges of a life-threatening disease
Yoga and dementia
One-to-one yoga for people living with dementia
For people who want to go a little deeper
Early Morning Yoga
An energetic and balancing start to the weekend for working yogis
Quarter and half-day workshops to go a little deeper into particular aspects of yoga.
Govind Health Centre, 77C Moor Street, Earlsdon, Coventry, Cv5 6EU, West Midlands
Education Room, Visitors Centre, War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Rd, Coventry CV3 6PT, West Midlands
Ring, text or email to discuss which class is best for you