Tao Yoga classes in Oxford

Stretching and breathing .....

... relaxing in structure and letting go ...

There are two Tao Yoga classes in Oxford

Beginner class: Wednesdays at 6.30pm (60 minutes)
Intermediate class: Wednesdays at 5.20pm (60 minutes)

Learn yoga in a slow-pace with aspects of the ancient Taoist traditions.
- We focus on proper alignment and mental repose. Devoting more time to a posture, which naturally decreases stress and encourages relaxation. The longer you hold a pose, the more time your muscles and connective tissues have to relax and lengthen.
- This improves flexibility, supports muscle development and helps open up areas around the joints that are difficult to access (i.e. hips and lower back).
- Also, since it’s easier to let the mind wander during periods of physical stillness, slow yoga classes provide an opportunity to practice deep concentration while focusing on inhalations and exhalations.
- The class finishes with a  5 - 8 minute meditation. You can sit upright on a chair or cross-legged on your mat or on the floor.

Yoga blocks and yoga straps are provided:

Yoga blocks can support to stay longer in a posture and relax deeper. It's very good for the cross-legged posture.

Yoga straps are helpful to get a better stretch or help beginners to be able to do some postures.

For all fitness levels - I will offer modified as well as advanced options. Both classes offer a sun salutation sequence, with different difficulty levels.

The beginner class is for everyone, who has never done Yoga before, or for everyone, who thinks is not flexible or has no stamina. Each week I will explain different, basic Hatha Yoga poses with modified options.

The intermediate/advanced class has partly a quicker pace or we stay longer in a posture than in the beginner class. More difficult poses are chosen to go more into details.

When possible bring a Yoga mat.

Tuition fee: Evening class 8 weeks $85 or $15 casual.   

Venue: Jaycee Hall, beside the museum, Main Street, Oxford.

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