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Asanasphere – Yoga Ball Fitness

Asanasphere – Yoga Ball Fitness

Fancy something a little bit different?

Asanasphere is a fun way to keep fit, improve balance, flexibilty, and strength.

Using a yoga ball (sometimes called a gym / Swiss / exercise ball) as well as smaller inflatable ‘pilates’ balls, and sometimes even myofascial release balls, this class is based on various types of yoga & exercises that will improve our fitness and overall wellness.

Classes will incorporate breathing techniques, cultivating mindful awareness of our bodies, increasing balance, fitness, and strength, learning how to truly relax at the end of a session to promote muscle growth and repair, and having fun while we do it!

You don’t need to be experienced in yoga to join in! Asanasphere is an enjoyable alternative to traditional body-mind fitness that will challenge and entertain you while cultivating a strong body and mind.

Class start at Audlem Public Hall on Wednesday 29th May 2024 in the main hall and are held weekly at 7.30pm – 8.30pm thereafter. £7 per session.

Yoga balls are available to borrow for the first few sessions so that you have the opportunity to decide whether the class is right for you. As ball inflation/setup is unique to your body, it is then recommended that you purchase a ball thereafter at a discount from RRP (£10), or feel free to bring your own. This will reduce set up time at the beginning of class and allow you to practice at home. If, for any reason, you are not able to purchase a ball, spares will be made available.

Any other props used will be supplied or can be purchased at the class if you prefer.

FAQS

Q: Do I need to bring anything with me?

A: A mat for comfort is recommended and a bottle of water. Loose, comfortable clothing is also advisable. Shoes are optional, but please leave them to one side to avoid tripping. If you have an exercise ball, please bring this too.

How much are the classes?

£7 per session. If you wish to join my Mindspa class (6.15pm – 7.15pm) before Asanasphere I can offer a discount of £12 for both classes.

Q: I’m really nervous about attending alone!

A: If you’d like me to meet you at the entrance or would like a chat before the session, let me know. Everyone will be made to feel very welcome, this is a non-judgmental and supportive space, it is your space, and you are very welcome here.

Q: I’ve never done anything like this before, can I still come?

A: Yes! You will be guided all the way through and we will work up from the basics building gradually as we go. All classes will be aimed at the level of attendees.

Q: I don’t have a mat/ball.

A: No worries! I have several mats that I can lend out during sessions and a couple of brand new ones available to buy (first come first served, only two left!).

Balls can be provided for the first two sessions so you can decide whether the class is for you. Ball inflation is unique to your body, so after the second week it is recommended to purchase the ball that has been set to your specifications to avoid delays in the class starting. Prices for mats and balls are reduced from RRP at only £10 each.

The following items are not essential for Asanasphere (they are used in other classes), but may be useful and can be purchased from me. Yoga blocks can be purchased for £8 for a set of two. Straps can be purchased for £5 each.

Q: What if I have questions during the session?

A: We will pause between each approach, please feel free to ask questions at this point. I will also ask how people are feeling or for feedback on what we just did throughout the session. If you need anything at all but if you feel you do not want to interupt, do not worry! Raise your hand and I will come over to you.

Q: What qualifications and insurance do you have?

I hold the following qualifications that are relevant to this particular class:

  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (Yoga Alliance Accredited)
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (Yoga Alliance Accredited)
  • Mindful Strength (Isometrics) Training Course
  • Yin Yoga & Myofascial Release Certificate (Yoga Alliance Accredited)
  • Chair Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Accredited)
  • Yoga for Everybody Training Certificate
  • Yoga for Weight Loss Training Certificate
  • Meditation Teacher Diploma (distinction)
  • Relaxation Therapy Diploma (distinction)
  • Body Healing Coach Diploma (distinction)
  • Breathwork Diploma (distinction)
  • Mindfulness-Bases Stress Reduction (MBSR) Therapist Diploma (distinction)
  • And have completed 750 hours of CPD in this field over the last two years as required to retain my professional membership to the CMA
  • I am a full practioner member of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA)
  • My insurance, membership and other information can be found here
  • Feral Therapy is a member of the Government’s Disability Confident Scheme and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all