28 February 2018
Many thanks to everyone who came down to our BIG Manchester Yogathon on 21 June.
We raised just short of £400 for the Booth Centre, our charity partner of the year, while sharing the joys of yoga with the Greater Manchester community.
24 May 2017
Susi Wrenshaw tells us more about her upcoming workshop, Good Guts: Digestion & Prana Vayus, a practical approach to a healthy digestion drawn from yoga and Ayurveda.
25 April 2017
Yogic Mindfulness is a slow, breath led style of yoga that focuses the attention inwards. Find out more about this calming and focused class here.
13 February 2017
What is your primary reason for practicing yoga?
For many people yoga is a way to work-out, after all yoga is known for its ability to build strength, endurance and flexibility, and because there are so many styles of yoga, it’s available to almost everyone regardless of their current fitness level.
But many people don’t realise until after they begin taking yoga classes, that the mental benefits are just as profound as the physical benefits, transforming yoga from a work-out to a work-in.
13 February 2017
We know it’s not easy – you’re either a morning person or you’re not. If you’re not, the idea of an early morning practice can seem daunting. But there are countless benefits of establishing a routine of yoga in the morning.
9 December 2016
At The Life Centre North, as well as our wide range of drop in classes we also run regular beginners’ courses. We believe yoga is a complete philosophy which lasts a life time and grows and develops with you at your pace, whatever that may be, which is why we always ensure our classes, courses and workshops are as accessible as possible.
10 November 2016
Hot yoga newbie or regular practitioner, do you know exactly what happens to your body when you step into the hot room? We’ve outlined some of the benefits of going hot and a reminder of what you can expect from our classes.
28 June 2016
The Yoga for Back Care drop in class is designed to relieve pain, help prevent back problems from worsening and enable you to build strength and confidence.
Whether you have a diagnosed condition or are amongst the large number of adults who experience generalised back pain with no obvious cause, Yoga can help.
Back pain can have a huge impact on your ability to participate fully in the activities you enjoy. You may have stopped doing many things because of a fear of making it worse. Many people find it affects their work, family life and their ability to exercise or be active.
Long term back problems can also affect your mood and stress levels.
Attending a regular yoga class is an effective way to prevent back pain. However, once back pain has begun, you might find certain movements trigger your pain and it may be difficult to know how to manage this. You may find yourself becoming less active as a result.
This specialised class can help you understand what you can do for your own body and will teach you how to modify the movements in a healthy, enjoyable way.
The session includes therapeutic stretches and strengthening postures to ease different types of back pain, flowing movements designed to relieve stress (which often accompanies or triggers back pain), and breathing exercises which calm the mind.
Holy Himalayan Retreat
Would you like to see India, I mean really see it with your eyes and your heart?
This November from 7th-21st Jane is taking a group of very lucky people to one of the last wilderness places in India.
Birth Preparation Workshop for Couples
With Maryline Higham
Invite your birth partner to a one-off preparation class. Friendly, informative and hands-on session on natural pain management techniques and postures, for an active and serene birth experience.
Tuesday Beginners 6 Week Yoga Course
With Karen Hadgett
This 6 week course introduces the classic body of yoga postures (asanas) and basic sequences, including sun salutations. A focus on healthy alignment principles and an introduction to breathing practices (pranayama) will help build strength, flexibility and create a foundation for your yoga practice.
In this course, students will receive personal attention from an experienced teacher week to week providing an ideal environment for learning.
Yoga for Anxiety 6 Week Course
With Mick Timpson
A six-week course of yoga based meditations, practices and techniques for calming the mind and body.
Saturday Beginners Yoga 6 Week Course
With Susi Wrenshaw
This 6 week course introduces the classic body of yoga postures (asanas) and basic sequences. A focus on healthy alignment principles and an introduction to breathing practices (pranayama) will help build strength, flexibility and create a foundation for your yoga practice.
With Sue Diamond (Hodgkinson)
This workshop will begin with a focused flow, designed to help you to locate and switch on the core and strengthen the upper body in preparation for inversion practice.
We will practice the main inversions: headstand, shoulderstand, forearm stand, chin stand and handstand with some funky variations! You work with the wall and in pairs so everybody feels confident to go upside down!
Yin Yoga Workshop
With Fiona Finsbury
Fiona will guide you through a sequence of still, grounding Yin Yoga postures which are passively held for long periods of time.