Therapeutic method of Yoga suitable for all ages and abilities
Anita is a warm and friendly Yoga Teacher who offers classes taught in the Iyengar method of Yoga within the local and nearby areas. The Yoga classes are graded enabling everyone to work within their own level. They range from Gentle Beginners, Beginners level 1, Beginners level 2 and Intermediate level. Classes generally start with simple poses and gradually move towards more advanced poses, ending with a period of relaxation and sometimes incorporating breathing techniques of Pranayama. Mr Iyengar / Guruji – (means most respected teacher) pioneered the use of ‘props’ such as Blocks, Bricks, Yoga blankets, Yoga chairs, Back benders, Sand bags, Yoga belts and ropes etc to help attain bodily alignment within the postures and they also function as aids allowing beginners to experience the Yoga postures more easily and fully than might otherwise be possible without several years of practice. Props also allow elderly, injured, tired or ill students to enjoy the benefits of many Yoga postures via fully ‘supported’ methods requiring less muscular effort. The Iyengar Certification Mark is a guarantee of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding. All teachers of Iyengar yoga are trained to very high standard, having trained for 6 years before passing a rigorous assessment to become an Introductory teacher. Anita became an Iyengar Yoga teacher in 2011 whilst studying at Sheffield Iyengar Yoga Centre with Frances Homewood. In 2012 Anita then moved to Devon to immerse herself with further in-depth training with Senior 111 Iyengar Yoga teachers Gerry Chambers and Lynda Purvis over in Exmouth and Bristol and with Anita Butcher in Totnes and also studying the evidence based Yoga for Healthy Backs course with Alison Trewhela in Cornwall. Anita passed her Intermediate level teacher assessment in 2017 before moving back home to Yorkshire in 2019. Anita is passionate to share with others this inspiring method of yoga and health benefits it brings and to support and encourage her students on their personal transformative Yoga journey.
Anita Louise Robinson
Anita started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1991 in her neighbouring home village in Yorkshire with Erica Sinclair an Iyengar Yoga Teacher. The practice of Iyengar Yoga helped to preserve the health of Anita’s hyper mobile joints, build strength and increase flexibility, bringing balance to the musculature of her body which helped with her sports performance in martial arts and Marathon running. The practice of Iyengar Yoga supported Anita physically, mentally and emotionally to eventually becoming a black belt in Taekwondo. Erika was a wonderful teacher and friend, she had a keen eye to see when one was misaligned ensuring you were practicing safely and effectively.
The standing poses are emphasised in Iyengar Yoga. They are said to build strong legs, increase vitality and flexibility, and improve circulation, co-ordination and balance. A boon for sports people bringing balance to the musculature of the body where particular muscle groups are over used during sporting activities.
Practicing yoga with such wonderful guidance with focus on body postural alignment is a mindful practice which brings a sence of calm and clarity. This stays with you after leaving the mat. The breathing practices of Pranayama help to reduce stress and anxiety and instil energy calm and relaxation.
Beginners Level 1
Open to all and complete beginners.
Thursday evenings 6:30-7:30pm at Axholme North Leisure Centre, Crowle. DN17 4HU
Monday morning 9:30 – 11:00am at Edenthorpe Community Centre, Cedric Road, Edenthorpe, Doncaster DN3 2HZ
This is a new class at this beautiful large hall, with a large private car park. Everyone is welcome and complete beginners. £5
Beginners Level 2 General Class
Open to all. Deepen your understanding of the beginners Yoga postures and introducing more advanced Yoga postures and further breathing techniques of Pranayama.
Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am at – Axholme North Leisure Centre, Crowle, DN17 4HU
Women’s Yoga Class
This class supports woman on their individual journey throughout various stages of their life. During PMS, perimenopause, menopause & post-menopause. The specific active yoga postures incorporated with the restful restorative yoga postures and breathing practises of pranayama support the bodily systems and help to regularise the hormonal balance, Instilling a deep sense of relaxation and calm which will hellp to ease various symptoms of the menopause – hot flushes, headaches, migraines, anxiety, alleviate low mood and depression and increase energy levels. Bringing a great sense of emotional and mental well-being. The physical body will strengthen, building muscular strength and flexibility, whilst taking care of the joints, maintaining joint mobility and stability and help to maintain strong bones.
Monday evenings 6:00-7:15pm at Haxey Church Hall, Haxey DN9 2HY. A beautiful refurbished spacious hall with a large private car park.
YOGAKIDZ Children’s Yoga Classes age 3-7 years and 7-Teens. Family Yoga Classes. Children learn life skills to bring calm, confidence and fun into their life’s through themed Yoga classes, storeys and games to help integrate Yoga with children. For more information please see www.yogakidz.co.ukLEARN MORE