Yoga & Dance

  • Omtropy

    Posted Mar 21st, 2013 By in Yoga & Dance With | No Comments Heather logo 2

    Heather George

    I teach Yoga classes, provide tuition for private and corporate clients, run Yoga & Meditation Workshops and Retreats, teach in bespoke spas, health clubs, schools, for Local Authorities, at The Yoga Show at Olympia and The International Yoga Festival in Egypt.  I also run courses on stress management which I can tailor for individuals, corporate clients or students preparing for exams.

    As well as Yoga, I teach Pilates and ChiBall and introduce some of these techniques into my yoga classes.   These three disciplines help to develop coordination, postural alignment, effective breathing and core stability with flowing movement.

    My first contact with yoga was in the mid-1980s when suffering from hypertension, due to hyperthyroidism,   I decided to take the holistic approach of yoga over allopathic medication for symptom relief.

    I was later very fortunate to come into contact with inspirational teachers of Hatha, Kundalini, Iyengar, Sivananda, and Ashtanga yoga.
    It was fate that on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1999, I walked away from a serious accident relatively unharmed.  I took this as a ‘wake up’ call and re-assessed my purpose, to myself and others.  I immersed myself in yoga through daily practice including meditation and detoxification of body and mind.    A year later, I travelled to India and trained to become a yoga teacher to help myself recover – and more importantly help others.

    I believe that we are all searching for ‘PEACE’; to be content with who we are and the life we live.  However, by looking outside ourselves we constantly try to fix ourselves and others to feed our egos and ‘make everything alright’.   Through Yoga sadhana (spiritual journey) we can sublimate this ego and aspire to this peace and eventually to complete ‘Bliss’.    I started my personal inner journey that allowed me to occasionally transcend Maya (illusion) and realise that the peace is within us all and is universal.  I still embrace this journey and all it teaches me.

    I have a background in nutrition, science, NVQ Assessing and training for sales personnel for a large German company.  Along with being a Reiki healer, I am a qualified Life Coach with a Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology.   This has allowed me to develop an intuitive approach and awareness of both the physical and emotional wellbeing of students.  It enables me to tailor their practice and take a holistic view of the lifestyle, diet or other remedial action than may benefit them.

    For further information about my work and my classes, please read here

  • Sparkle with Nia Classes

    Posted Mar 20th, 2013 By in Yoga & Dance With | No Comments NiaNew

    Nia Dance Movement – A Holistic Approach

    Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit.

    The Nia Technique blends dance, martial arts, and healing arts (such as yoga), to create a dynamic fitness and lifestyle practice that changes how you experience your body and your approach to exercise. It involves dance movements, kicks, shakes, shimmying, stretches – and most likely some laughter as well!

    And the great thing about Nia is that anyone can do it – from beginner to athlete.

    Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music from around the world. The training is designed for those seeking both personal enrichment and/or professional development.

    Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities.

    In Cim’s Nia classes and Sparkle Workshops,  you will learn to focus on physical sensation and will become aware of what you feel and sense internally as you begin to get to know your body more intimately.

    Through learning the various Nia moves incorporated into fun routines and accompanied by music; you will learn to listen to the signals your body gives you and you will understand how to respond to these in a way that brings additional Sparkle into your life.

    Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live!

    Cim Bartlett  – Nia Teacher

    Cim runs a weekly Nia class on Monday evenings in Woking, Surrey. Each class is one hour long.

    When you register, you will receive detailed information – via e-mail – about the class, the venue address, what to wear etc.

    For futher details – or to register for a Nia dance class

    E-mail  cim@rediscoversparkle.com or visit the website here

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