The pandemic is challenging on many fronts, among them our wellbeing. Yoga can bring us a few minutes to reconnect and re-energise, helping to give us the energy and patience to carry on. Ditchling Yoga, led by Sophie Mills, is offering teachers and NHS workers free access to online classes until 1st June in the hope that it might provide some respite and support for those giving so much at this time.
Saturdays 10 - 11am Register here
Mondays 8 - 9pm Register here
Wednesdays 6-7pm Register here
These classes are suitable for complete beginners as well those who have done yoga before. Classes aim to support you to find calm and ease in your life, no matter what is going on. Breathing techniques, body relaxation and mindfulness will be taught in these classes. These techniques can then be used outside of the classes. Flowing sequences of poses are used to find space for the breath and to build strength and flexibility.
Classes are accessible, no prior experience is required. We start lying down for the first 10/15mins and practice breathing, meditation and mindful techniques before beginning the moving part of the class. Please be on your yoga mat or a rug and ensure you have any blankets you may need nearby to be warm and cushions for extra comfort.Sophie holds a BA (1st degree hons) in education and P.E. from Brighton University. Before having her own children, she worked as a primary school teacher, with children with special needs, and then at a PRU.
She has spent over 20 years teaching yoga in the UK and abroad and now teaches in Sussex where she also runs yoga teacher training courses.