Group classes: Summer '23
Thursdays, 6.30-7.30pm (UK)
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Drop-in for single classes or get a discount for the whole series. Concessions available.
The jaw-spine connection
Thursdays 11 May - 15 June (6 classes)
This term we explore key relationships between our jaw/tongue and our spine, and how these powerful muscles around our mouth influence our whole self. Holding tension in these areas creates unnecessary limitations and discomfort, but fortunately letting go of these habitual tensions takes us in the opposite direction . We will look for more mobility in the neck, spine and pelvis and how these inform and support movements around the mouth and neck.
The lessons create a conversation of sensing, feeling, and moving that engages your whole self in a process of organic learning where old habits can be replaced by new awareness and skill.
Unlike conventional exercise:
- You learn at your own pace and in your own way, in the comfort of your own home
- The focus is on the quality of how you move, without strain or pain
- No competing, imitating, or need to 'achieve'
- Rest frequently and whenever you need, or imagine the movements
- Learn to be kind to yourself - experience the benefits in your life
Lessons are usually done either lying on the floor or a yoga mat, and sometimes in sitting or standing. It's good to have a little bit of space around yourself in all directions for the movements. Audio recordings of each class are available upon request.
'Jonathan works with knowledge, grace, and keen intelligence. His classes are both lighthearted and very clear, motivating for beginners and experienced students alike.'