There are many reasons people come to yoga - to improve flexibility and fitness; strengthen the body; manage stress levels; or for rehabilitation following an injury. Our practice follows the principles of Viniyoga which focuses on aligning the breath with movement, bringing the body back into a natural balance.
'The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic system, which is often identified with the fight-or-flight response, and the parasympathetic, which is identified with what's been called the relaxation response. When you do yoga - the deep breathing, the stretching, the movements that release muscle tension, the relaxed focus on being present in your body - you initiate a process that turns the fight-or-flight system off and the relaxation response on. That has a dramatic effect on the body. The heartbeat slows, respiration decreases, blood pressure decreases. The body seizes this chance to turn on the healing mechanisms.' ~Richard Faulds
John O'Dwyer is a viniyoga teacher based in the Vale of Glamorgan, near Cardiff.....
Llanblethian Village Hall, Bridge Road, Llanblethian, Nr. Cowbridge CF71 7JG
Free road parking available
Bonvilston Reading Rooms, Bonvilston, Cardiff CF5 6TP
Free private car park
£8.00 per drop-in class or £6.00 per class when you reserve a place for the term.