Relax, Rejuvenate & Rebalance
Simply from a physical point of view, we are beginning to work our spine and major supporting structures in a way that is in contrast to our modern lifestyles. Through increased time spent seated, the curves of the spine become accentuated from increased tension in the muscles and fascia. Therefore performing the backbends now has an increased risk.
To briefly touch on the more subtle aspect of the practice; we are delving in and opening the heart space (Anahata). The physical actions can compound our psychological experience; if the body feels tight and closed off, so to may the mind. This space holds our tenderness, love and ability to self heal. There can be a significant amount of emotional subtext that becomes unravelled as we begin to address this space.
I hope to share this journey through back-bending with you, in a way that is safe, enjoyable and informative. There are risks to everything we do, however, with the appropriate awareness we may minimise them and expand our experience. I look forward to sharing space with you all.’ – Samuel Fong BrooksAbout Samuel:
Samuel is a qualified personal trainer with an energetic passion for exercise and nutrition. He worked as a chef for many years. Growing up in Malaysia and Nigeria, he spent a lot of time in the jungle and ocean, fostering his enjoyment of physical activity. For as long as he can remember, he has participated and competed in a range of sports and recreational activities, including swimming, climbing, surfing and cycling. Samuel began practicing Yoga eight years ago and enjoyed the benefits so much, that he wanted to share it with everyone. It is now an immovable part of his daily routine and continues to grow. Functional mobility plays a significant role in both teaching and training. This style of practice reinforces a deep love for acrobalance and circus training. He believes circus skills are a fantastic way to develop the mind and body in unison, alongside spiritual discovery through regular meditation. Samuel strives to incorporate his multi-disciplinary talents into his training and is constantly searching for new and exciting ways to develop his practice both mentally and physically.
Friday 26th January 2018 | 7.30pm – 9pm with Debbie Gibbs – Tickets available here
Friday 23rd February 2018 | 7.30pm – 9pm with Debbie Gibbs – Tickets available here
At Heather Yoga, Unit 1, Merchants Quay, Shipley/Saltaire, BD17 7DB (close to train station for Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, Ilkley, Manchester)
Price is £15
Spaces are limited – Please contact me to make a booking or with any questions you may have.
If have any form of injury or serious illness, or if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby please do inform me before booking.