Had you ventured up Oyster Hill a certain Wednesday evening in June, you’d have been greeted by Wellington Heath’s own Yoga class (or rather, a party of yogis from my classes in Ledbury, Staunton and Wellington Heath), blissfully enjoying the magic of Yoga at the top of the hill. Stunning scenery to gaze down on, an uninterrupted horizon, a gentle breeze, birdsong and the feel of the earth underfoot (along with the odd thistle and sheep dropping) made a perfect setting.
Walking, especially on hills, can give a better perspective on life. Add Yoga practice, which balances mind and body and spirit - and the result can be amazing! A shift in mood for the better; the entire body strengthened and stretched as the spine is taken gently through all of it’s actions: bending, twisting and turning; concentration sharpened as one works on calmly balancing; stress release - with practice and through attention to what one is doing in that precise moment, worries, discomfort and a to do list melt away for a time leaving one feeling refreshed… the list goes on!
The feel good factor was in evidence; bursts of laughter rang around the hilltop as we progressed classical yoga poses to stretch and form heart shapes with a partner! We were feeling the love!
New friends were made and old friends caught up with as we made our way to The Farmers Arms. It felt like a real celebration - of summer, of Yoga, of good company.
‘The feel good factor lasted for days… an excellent evening’
Thanks to Hannah and her team at The Farmers Arms for their hospitality, a superb hot buffet with a delicious variety of salads along with jugs of Pimms!
If you might like to try Yoga, contact me; my classes really are friendly, good fun and beneficial in so many ways. Or what about pop up Yoga outside when the weather is suitable? As the walk was so successful, I plan to seize opportunities as they arise throughout August and September to teach outside. Whether you’ve done Yoga before or not, get in touch if you’d like to give it a go!
07783 607477 / 01531 635226