Why practice Yoga and Mindfulness?

Yoga is a physical science which gives us increased flexibility and strength, curing, relieving or preventing injuries, aches and pains and stiffness. You don’t have to be flexible to do Yoga, regular practice improves posture, breathing and detoxifies the body. Yoga is also a mental science, fitness training for the mind. It is a Mindfulness practice.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is learning to direct our attention to our experience as it unfolds, with kindness and acceptance. Rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen, it trains us to explore and respond skilfully rather than react to whatever is happening right now, whether we like it or not.
Neuroscience has made compelling discoveries about the brain’s capacity to grow and change throughout life. Research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University has shown, using MRI brain scanning technology, that eight weeks of MBSR training leads to the thickening of a number of different regions of the brain associated with learning , memory, and emotion regulation. They also found that areas associated with stress and anxiety were thinner after the eight week course.
Darina offers 8 week courses to adults where the focus is on experiential learning in a small group setting(12 max). Participants have shared how the course has positively impacted their lives and testimonials can be seen on Darina’s website.
Yoga and Mindfulness lead to a greater understanding of the body and mind empowering us to connect to peace of mind and inner freedom.
Darina has been teaching yoga for more than a decade and in recent years qualified as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Trainer, after graduating from the Institute of Mindfulness Based Approaches.
Darina offers weekly yoga classes and 8-week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) courses in a purpose built Geodesic Dome.

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