Yoga is coming under the spotlight at an open event being held by Shanti Yoga School in Nottinghamshire.
The event on Saturday January 14th is being held at the Eco Centre at Home Farm, Screveton, and will focus on new classes that are launching this month and next.
These include seated yoga for the less mobile and a course to train as a yoga teacher.
The event, which runs from 11am to 3pm, will also be an opportunity to find out more about the Full Movement Training School – a sister company to Shanti Yoga School – which teaches a unique therapy linked to Hatha yoga.
Both organisations were run by Andy Thomas, from West Bridgford, who died in March 2011, and the open event marks a re-launch by his family, friends and colleagues.
“The open event at the Eco Centre is the chance for anyone interested in yoga or the full movement method to find out more,” said Liz Thomas, Andy’s wife.
“We have a range of yoga classes starting in January and February, for people who want to learn yoga and for people who currently practise yoga and would like to learn how to become teachers. A course to train in becoming a Full Movement Method practitioner also begins at the end of January.
“The open event will feature some mini taster sessions and also the opportunity to meet members of the team and teachers.”
A six-week course of yoga classes for men and women starts at 6.30pm on Monday January 16th at the Eco Centre, while yoga classes for the less mobile begin on Thursday January 19th from 11am to 12.30pm.
The seated yoga classes are run by Sandra Fowkes, who explained that yoga could be beneficial for those with reduced mobility.
“Everybody can have a go and you can still get the benefits,” she said.
Shanti Yoga School, which has recently been accredited by Yoga Alliance as an approved Teacher Training School, was founded in 2003 and has trained dozens of teachers in Hatha Yoga, who have since gone on to run their own classes.
A two-year teacher training courses run at specific weekends to help students who have weekday commitments starts in February 2012.
The Full Movement Training School, which is based in Colwick, Nottingham, but also runs courses at the Eco Centre, teaches therapists in the discipline of the Full Movement Method, a unique blend of yoga and physical therapy that was created by Andy Thomas.
Andy trained therapists locally, nationally and abroad to practise FMM, which resolves muscle and joint pains, immobility and malfunction, and students have gone on to open FMM clinics in Bournemouth, Sheffield and elsewhere.
In November 2011, the Full Movement Training School was given official accreditation from the Federation of Holistic Therapists, the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland.
To get to the Eco Centre, follow the signs for Car Colston off the A46 and pick up the Screveton sign in Car Colston. Turn left at the Farmeco sign in Screveton.
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