Well Woman Yoga
Dates: Tuesdays 11 September –
30 October 2018
8 week course
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Dates: Wednesdays 12 September –
31 October 2018
8 week course
Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Blackheath Complementary Health Centre, 184-186 Westcombe Hill, London SE3 7DH
I very much enjoy the classes. I have found the handouts useful. I hoped to gain increased flexibility, reduction in shoulder/neck pain and improved fitness. I think they do assist in these goals especially flexibility. The most useful for me are the stretch/flexiblity exercises and the changing emphasis on different practice is really good. I would definitely recommend.
I can never thank Bernadette enough for introducing me to Yoga. I started out thinking I would probably not last more than a week or two but the classes are the highlight of my week. Bernadette is and excellent teacher with a calm, tranquil nature. She teaches in a way that is supportive and intuitive to the body and I have found easy to incorporate the exercises into my everyday life. I have so much more energy and my balance and flexibility have improved remarkably in a short space of time. I also find it easier to relax into life from day to day by keeping up the breathing techniques and gentle exercise.
I thoroughly enjoy Well woman yoga. It’s a great chance for me to slow down & chill out. What I have really appreciated this time is the subtlety of the practice & how exploring in postures changes the feeling in my body. More & more the yoga practice is aligning with other areas in my life where I am learning to be more flexible (exploring options).
I often recommend your classes…It’s just that not everyone is ready to take good care of themselves.
I wanted to say how important Well woman yoga has been throughout this last year. Every aspect of your sessions has been invaluable, from relaxation, meditation, learning by recognising how to recognise, treat and challenge my flexibility, strength and mindfulness in a positive, caring way. The way of practicing yoga that you teach is something I try to bring into the rest of my life with truly significant consequences for my everyday experience of wellbeing. Thank you – you are an impressive and thoughtful teacher.
I have been attending Bernadette’s Well Woman Yoga for 3 years and I have find a space of peace just for me. It is a place where I am not being judged, I can work at my own pace and according to the needs of that particular day. There is respect and nourishment of the body and the soul. I am also currently receiving regular Reiki treatments to aid me with my cancer recovery – I am finding these sessions very restorative, relaxing and pampering. Really grateful for Bernadette’s wisdom, knowledge and patience.
I guess it is an opportunity to thank you wholeheartedly for delivering and constantly developing your wonderful sessions.
They mean a lot to a lot of people, including me, and often I think they’ve helped me go through a lot of bad times and still do, and when I’m not feeling completely down, they give a wonderful sense of balance and peace. Being in the company of nice and like-minded people is also very nice and reassuring.
The classes are very therapeutic, both physically and morally. Sometimes, a session can reduce pain created by tension, stress or bad posture, or it allows your mind to let go of constant worries, so it is healing on all levels.
The classes include a range of exercises that enable the whole body and the mind to gradually unwind, relax, stretch and I always feel much more relaxed, at peace and positive at the end of a session.
Each session is different, with a clear progression, bringing variety, a sense of purpose and fun.
It’s also amazing how you can tell us what to change, how to modify a position according to our needs or physical issues, so that we get the most out of it.
I’ve always liked the reading each week which can make you smile or cry, or just makes you think in a different way.
Depending on the focus each week, I think each of us with our individual needs finds each session particularly beneficial.. However, there is something for everyone in each class.
I’ve learnt so much in these classes, about the constant link between mind and body, the power of breathing, the importance of letting go, undoing, how the regular practice of physical exercises can have an effect not only on your body but also on your mind, how yoga is not just an exercise session but a whole range of small practices that can improve your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
Some words from Bernadette about this course:
“Many discomforts may compromise women’s quality of life. These can be effectively addressed with yoga therapy. These include Diastasis Recti, sciatica, anxiety, a wide variety of pelvic and reproductive health conditions; unexplained infertility; menopause; IBS;, migraine; prolapse; Yoga also helps women access a space of deep relaxation in which the psychological or mental roots of current conditions may be identified and addressed.
Yoga therapy is compatible with both mainstream care and complementary therapies.
Well Woman Yoga empowers women to actively take charge of their wellbeing with body and mind-based therapeutic tools that are simple and effective.
The Well Woman ranges of classic and adapted yoga practices & massage (named long before the brand of vitamins) was developed with women for women. It includes the teaching of specific restorative poses and flow practices, together with specially designed therapeutic micro-movements to benefit the neuro-endocrine and reproductive systems.
Asana and movements, pranayama, relaxation, massage, mudras and mantras are combined to promote wellbeing and to optimise individual hormonal balance
Practices taught carefully integrate the work of Eastern and Western healers and teachers, with references to classic yoga texts.
Recent developments in somatic healing movement and yoga therapy are included.”
Well Woman yoga at home
Bernadette also offers individual Well Woman yoga therapy in your home.
Contact Bernadette for further details:
Tel.020 8853 5944