Yoga for You
Nes offers a variety of group classes to suit different needs as well as one to one and small group classes. The descriptions of these are below. Nes uses the loveliest venues she can find in the South Lakes for her group classes and workshops, some with underfloor heating or a roaring burner, with views over hills, woodland and mountains. If you would like to book a private class please complete the form below. To find out about upcoming public classes and workshops see the schedule.
Nes Bear shares a yoga practice which helps to reintegrate body, breath and mind. to develop strength and ease in the body and relieve stress and tension. Suitable for all abilities, ages, backgrounds and bodies.
What makes this yoga practice different from going to the gym or a fitness class is that the movements are intended to encompass more than physicality. We are increasing strength and flexibility — but we go about it in a way that also encourages useful patterns of thought and behavior. No struggling. No straining. No striving. Instead we do strong, calm, balanced and measured work without self-judgement.
The class will help you to attain daily body and mind function with the breath as our guide- to help you be able to safely and easily tie your shoes, pick up your child, reach the jar on the high shelf, to get up and down from the floor easily, to stay calm and focused under stress. A practice that incorporates various natural movements, yogic mindfulness and breathing exercises will prepare you to be able whenever you need it — at home, at work, on the road or in an emergency.
All classes begin and end with a relaxation. Poses, movements and sequences will be given with variations depending on what suits your body and mind that day. All poses and sequences will be done with the breath as guide in order to support the spine and promote relaxation.
Classes are taught with clear and thoughtful sequencing to ensure safety and comfort in movement. However, rather than a dynamic flow, movements are taught one at a time, adding small sequences bit by bit so that you can develop the posture gradually and with insight. Nes will demo the posture before you are expected to do it so that you can easily follow the class, as many students feel more confident when taught in this way, rather than trying to watch and move at the same time. This way, you can fully focus on the body and your breath in the asana.
Nes teaches restorative workshops and one to one sessions that can bring stillness, relaxation and a calmer state of mind. By incorporating props like yoga blocks, bolsters, blankets, and straps to support and align the body, restorative poses allow the body to fully relax in each posture.
The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga class triggers the parasympathetic nervous system from the very first pose. This activation helps to mitigate the effects of the regular fight-or-flight stress response that can be damaging to your physiology and well-being. The overall calming effect on the nervous system sets a deeply relaxing tone for the class that comforts your mind and body down to the cellular level.
By incorporating props like yoga blocks, bolsters, blankets, and straps to support and align the body, restorative poses allow the body to fully relax in each posture.
Nes trained in restorative yoga with Judith Lasater and is a certified Relax and Renew® teacher.
Yoga for Stress and Anxiety
Develop connection, resilience and relaxation using body and breath to help alleviate stress, anxiety and fatigue. This class will help develop skills to overcome stress and anxiety but also to help prevent it in the future. It's important to practice these things all the time, not wait until we are stressed!
Stress and anxiety can create a continual mental chatter that can lead us to feel worried, unhappy and fatigued. Using carefully selected yoga movements along with breathwork and meditation the mind can be steadied, helping to relieve stress and make us feel restored.
We often find it difficult, in this hectic world, to find time and space to allow ourselves to truly relax. To let go of our worries and be still. The class will start and end with long relaxation exercises to help to fully release any stress and fatigue.
Nes offers de-stress workshops and one to one sessions.
One to One
Nes provides one-to -one classes. Private yoga is particularly beneficial for you if:
You have an injury or are facing a health condition; one-to-one yoga sessions can teach you to do yoga safely and promote self-healing.
You want the personal guidance of an experienced instructor to help you decide what practice is the best for you.
You are an experienced student who wants to deepen your practice and expand upon your interests.
You are new to yoga and feel self-conscious in the public class. Private classes can build confidence and help you integrate into public classes.
You are ready to start practicing on your own, but you need a little help getting started.
You would like to attend a yoga class but the public class times don't suit you. Or if you are experiencing stress, anxiety or burnout and would get more benefit from a one to one.
The lessons can be designed to follow your own particular area of interest such as breathing practices, meditation, physical emphasis, restorative or relaxation etc. You will come away with a practice which I shall also draw for you so that you remember.
During the first session, we will practice some basic movements to get an idea of your response to yoga. You will have the opportunity to discuss your personal goals, expectations, experience, concerns, and potential challenges in a comfortable, one-on-one environment. You will come away with a home practice that we can tweak in further sessions.
You can anticipate highly personalised, progressive sessions designed to help you move towards greater wellbeing. You and Nes will work together to identify a realistic path of practice through yoga postures and breathing techniques adapted specifically for your body and structured to help you reach your goals.
£45 for one 50 minute session. Concession price £35
£160 for 4 sessions.
You might want a follow-up sometime in the future if something changes and you'd like your practice to change but otherwise most people feel a 4 week block is enough to develop a practice to suit them.
Some people like to continue with regular private classes at a variety of intervals, this is also an option.
I also offer regular sessions for households, like a mini group class just for your family , friends or group. Contact me if you'd be interested in this option.
Are you interested in a one to one class or have a question about a class?
Contact us using the form below, or email Nes at firstname.lastname@example.org: