Yoga

The proliferation of yoga classes and yoga centres throughout the Western world is a tribute to yoga's indisputable power to enliven physical wellbeing.  Many athletic programmes from gymnastics to many sporting activities now incorporate yoga for its systematic approach to stretching muscles, tendons and joints. Fitness enthusiasts are often pleasantly surprised by how quickly the addition of yoga postures to a workout routine can improve tone and posture. Yoga postures strengthen muscles, increase your flexibility, stimulate and enhance your circulation and improves your posture, balance and co-ordination.  

If the practice of yoga provided only these physical benefits, it would fully justify its place in our lives.  Yoga is much more than a system of physical fitness. It is an ancient science of balanced living, a path for realising full human potential.  In these tumultuous times of stress, enxiety and overwork, yoga provides an anchor to a quieter domain of life, enabling people living in a modern technological world to stay connected to their natural humanity. Yoga offers the promise of remaining centred in the midst of turbulence.

The essential purpose of yoga is the integration of all layers of life - environmental, physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, which means “to unite”.  At its core, yoga means union, the union of body, mind and spirit.

"Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." 

BKS Iyengar

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Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga is an effective way of working to improve general well being or help to resolve specific aches and pains These courses involve the gentle and intelligent use of yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques to help to develop strength and flexibility, ease aches and pains and calm and relax the mind and body.  Classes are small with a maximum of 12 students to ensure optimum learning and safe practice.

Weekly Yoga Classes

Teen Yoga - Wednesdays
Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Location: St. Joseph's College
Ocotal Way
Swindon SN3 3LR
Fee: £49 for 5 weeks - Term time only
 
Therapeutic Yoga - Thursdays  SOLD OUT
Time: 10.00am - 11.00am
Location: Lower Shaw Farm
Old Shaw Lane
Shaw
Swindon SN5 5JP
Fee: £90 for 10 weeks
 
Therapeutic Yoga - Thursdays  NEW
Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Lower Shaw Farm
Old Shaw Lane
Shaw
Swindon SN5 5JP
Fee: £90 for 10 weeks
 
Therapeutic Yoga - Fridays  SOLD OUT
Time: 10.00am - 11.00am
Location: Lower Shaw Farm
Old Shaw Lane
Shaw
Swindon SN5 5JP
Fee: £90 for 10 weeks
 
 
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Monthly Yoga & Wellbeing Workshops

Yoga helps you to develop strength and flexibility, reduce stress and anxiety, ease aches and pains and calm and relax the mind and body.  These monthly workshops are a gentle and intelligent approach, to the practise of yoga and often themed using yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques to enhance your overall wellbeing.

These Yoga & Wellbeing workshops are held monthly on the 2nd Sunday and 3rd Thursday of each month.  A lovely way to revive your mind, body and spirit.

See you on the mat!

Yoga & Wellbeing Workshop

Date: Sunday 9th April 2017
Time: 10am - 11.30am
Location: Hannington Village Hall,
Hannington, Swindon, SN6 7RT
Cost: £18 or £60 for 4 sessions when booked and paid for in advance.
Our Sunday workshops include tea and cake after the session.
 
Date: Thursday 20th April 2017 NEW
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Location: Lower Shaw Farm
Old Shaw Lane, Shaw
Swindon SN5 5JP
Cost: £15
 
To book your place or for more information please call Raziya on +44 (0) 7929 564 265 or email: info@raziyasacranie.com
 Therapeutic-Yoga
 
Yoga for Men
 
Develop strength and flexibility, improve stamina and endurance! 
 
Yoga is the ultimate system to improve your health and life- style.  With Yoga you develop strength and flexibility, improve stamina and endurance.  Yoga practice is also a great way to complement many of your other sporting activities.  In addition did you know that it also helps to reduce stress and anxiety, ease aches and pains and calm and relax the mind and body? It gives you the ability to deal with the pressures of today’s hectic world - and provides a space in time for you to de-stress your body and mind.

Think yoga is just for women? Think again. If you have wanted to give yoga a try this workshop will introduce you to the many benefits of yoga practice! 

Date: Friday TBC 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Location: Swindon
Cost: £18
 
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Private 1:1 & small groups

Learning yoga on a one to one takes yoga back to it's origins and the traditional way in which it was learned and taught in India. Attention just for you and the opportunity to learn yoga to meet your very specific needs, at your own pace and accelerates your learning – you have my undivided attention for a full hour. 

Additional charges are applicable depending on your location.  Please call for further details.

Cost:
1 person £45 per session
1 - 2 people £50 per session
 
   

Yoga via Skype

Would you like to try a yoga session with me but are not local to me?  Individual yoga sessions are now available via Skype!  If you would like to experience a one to one yoga session and cannot get to me then Skype is an excellent way of getting your private session.  Book a time that suites you and learn in the comfort of your own home, work or anywhere else you may happen to be with expert teaching and guidance.  Better than a dvd as you have your teacher instructing you, watching, guiding and correcting.  Want to know more?  

Please call me on + 44 (0) 7929 564 265 to find out how it works.

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Testimonials and Inspirations

"Even though I have only attended a few of your classes as yet,   it has been enough for me to realize what an excellent teacher you are. There are many yoga classes available at all levels, and now so many different 'types' of  class that few of them remain what I would really call yoga.  To me, a good yoga class embodies 'mind, body and spirit' and is, in itself a 'meditation'.  Your classes embrace all that I could hope for and go way beyond anything that I have found for many years.  I feel blessed to have found you and will continue to come as and when I am able to."      Debs

"I came to yoga after struggling for a year with a painful back and a yearning to do something positive. Raziya's class works all the core parts of the body with lots of poses and stretches that work the spine. Initially I was unable to do all the moves but, with Raziya's help and some cushions we have found the positions that work best for me and, as a result, my spine has become stronger and more flexible.  My whole body feels relaxed at the end of our class and I find I can, as Raziya says "take that feeling into the rest of my week"       Mamie

"I started Yoga with Raziya in July 2013.  I had a horse for 9 years and had not had time or energy to do any exercise classes - I had previously done a erobics and Ashtanga Yoga.  Losing my horse was distressing and I was completely lost without him.  When I started Raziya's yoga class I wondered if it was going to be enough for me physically as I am always pushing myself.  Raziya has always said that yoga is not a competition and that it is a work-in and not a work-out!! I have learnt to relax physically and mentally.  Raziya is a very calming influence and a lovely person.  Her classes are ideal for people who have never done yoga before.  I have also attended her Cyclic Meditation workshops and classes.  CM is more of a physical meditation for me but doing the class with your eyes closed brings you more into yourself.

I have had an ongoing back problem and both my chiropractor and masseur have noticed that I am better aligned since doing my regular yoga classes with Raziya.  I now have little or no back pain."    Pam

"Thank you for allowing me to attend your class without any prior warning, I had a great time and you're a great teacher. I thought your session was great and was 100% better then the last time I tried yoga - you have converted me! "    Adrienne. 

"I love Raziya's calm approach to the classes. 
In the two years I have been attending my blood pressure previously on the high side has reduced. Perhaps more remarkable is that the osteoarthritis in my thumb joint has disappeared much to the surprise of my physiotherapist. Thank you Raziya."    Liz 
 
"Raziya, I enjoy your yoga sessions so much and I feel so energized and relaxed afterwards. I am also learning your techniques to help my self at home. Thank you."
 
"Raziya, I can't wait for Friday morning to come around again for the next yoga session. The huge benefit I felt and continue to feel after my first ever session is fantastic.  I wish I had taken your advice and taken it up sooner.  Not bad for an old 'wrinkly' eh!"    Colin
 
"My mum and I tried yoga for the first time today in one of Raziya's classes and couldn't have been more pleased. She was so friendly and made us feel really comfortable. Your class has made us want to do yoga again and we will..... thank you! :) " 
 

"I really enjoyed your class on Sunday, I felt so relaxed afterwards.....the universe gives you what you need!"    Judy

"I've come from loving the fast pace of zumba to Raziya's yoga class and I have to say it's quite simply AWESOME!!! I feel so great afterwards and canpt beliee that in the few short weeks I've been going, I can see I'm already getting more flexible and slowly having more balance! I would not only recommend yoga but would highly recomment Raziya. She made me feel relaxed and welcome! Thanks" :)    Claire 

"What a lush Yoga workshop! Thank you to our amazing yoga teacher - Raziya"

"Raziya's yoga classes are excellent.  They are very relaxing, but they do produce noticeable results.  After just 8 weeks my posture has improved significantly.  I can thoroughly recommend them."    Len                                       

"I am completely new to yoga, and have only been going for 8 weeks, I FEEL AMAZING!!!   I suffer from arthritis and have reduced my medication and can feel the difference in my joints, and despite the cold weather I'm getting very little pain, where as this time last year could barely walk. Raziya teaches at a pace where you can do as much or as litle as you want and it is tailored to everyone in the session which is brilliant."        Donna

  

 
 Advance booking - Please call for further information and to book   

+ 44 (0)1793 637500 or +44 (0) 7929 564 265