AMY Skentelbery’s yoga journey has taken her many thousands of miles – but it has brought her back to her home town of Warrington.
She did her yoga teacher training in Belarus, then ran classes in Stockton Heath before going to the Pineapple Studios in London to gain her Rainbow Children’s Yoga certificate.
Later she ran more classes, for children and families, in Nottingham where she had been studying at university.
Now she is holding classes for adults and children every Monday at the Pyramid Arts Centre, In Palmyra Square, Warrington, from October 14.
The NHS recognises Yoga as an activity that is beneficial not only to the body but also the mind. Amy says it has changed her life in a positive way and believes yoga does far more than increase flexibility.
Amy teaches Sivananda style yoga, which is a form of hatha yoga. This style and other styles are integrated within the class she will be holding from 7-8.30pm, as she believes we can benefit from many types of yoga.
The goal of this traditional practice is to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. In this class you will complete postures that focus on strength and flexibility of the whole body and spine. Some classes will contain pranayama (breath controls) as breathing properly can increase vitality and mental clarity.
This class is a mixture of gentle challenges for the body and relaxation, a perfect way to end the day before a good night’s sleep.
Amy said: “We will nourish the body with new prana (oxygen/energy), rejuvenate the nervous system and attain a deep sense of inner peace.’’
The Rainbow Yoga class will be from 5-6pm and is for children (3-plus) and adults. Even grandparents can join in.
Yoga teaches children how to use their bodies in a healthy way. It’s non-competitive, unlike most sports, giving children the chance to feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group. Yoga increases feelings of social connection, making it the perfect activity for families.
Amy said: “This yoga will be FUN, meaning it will include activities to help us connect to each other, games and fast movement for the children. It will also be filled with postures, positivity and relaxation.
Please email Amyjaneyoga@outlook.com for more information about either course or to book for one of the classes, or phone 07496992726.