Yoga is the poetry of movements
- Amit Ray
What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.*
Yoga's health benefits
Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga. While there's scope for more rigorous studies on its health benefits, most studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There's some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.*
* These paragraphs are taken from the NHS website.
When & Where
For further information and registration, please contact Kristina by phone or email (details below). Private tuition is available on request.
Mon: 12pm – 1pm (weekly)
Methodist Church Hall, High Street,
Mon: 5.30pm - 6.30pm (weekly)
The Haven, Hewitts, BN59DT, Henfield.
Per Class: £8
4 Classes: £32
8 Classes: £64
Cheque, Cash or Bank Transfers accepted for payment.
Kristina's Yogic Practice
"As I have evolved, my style of teaching has changed to reflect what I truly value from the practice of Yoga. Currently my focus is on developing our ability to know our True Self; that still, calm, peaceful quality of our nature that is hidden when we are overcome by stress, and have allowed our ego to run our lives, and distort our sense of who we are." -- Kristina Banner
“A very knowledgeable teacher with a gentle and encouraging manner, Kristina packs a lot of yoga into her hour long class. [She] always offers support and encouragement to new comers, or anyone who has a dodgy hip, knee, back or other body part! [It is a] friendly group, [and it has] a lovely relaxation bit at the end!” -- Kay Simon
“I was very nervous about joining a yoga group, [it] was something I’d been thinking about for a while. But I am amazed at the welcome I have received from this group! I have managed to learn many techniques [from Kristina] that have significantly improved my tense and painful shoulders, eliminating the need to visit the osteopath. I look forward to continuing this progress in 2017. Thank you Kristina!” -- Julie Ford