In conjunction with WellMe, Birgitt Hoen has kindly offered to instruct Yoga classes for people with ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and associated conditions; as part of International ME/CFS Awareness week. Birgitt runs a weekly class for people with chronic pain conditions.
Yoga Nidra is a deep form of relaxation. The practitioner moves into a state between awake and sleeping (Alpha state) allowing the body to heal and regenerate. Many people with ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia find this practice to be very beneficial. Yoga Nidra is usually practiced lying on the back, but if the position is not comfortable you can also sit on a chair. Birgitt will start the class with breath awareness, followed by gentle stretches and Yoga poses synchronized with the breath. Every movement will be modified to the comfort level of the practitioner. The postures prepare the body to stay comfortable during Yoga Nidra.
There will be 10-15 minutes, at the end of the session, for questions.
The class is open to everyone. It is free for members of WellMe. For non-members, a donation is appreciated. All proceeds will go to WellMe in support of their fundraising efforts during International ME/CFS Awareness week.
Class dates and venues are as follows:
• Monday 11th May: third floor, Yoga Studio 181, 181 Willis St, Te Aro ,Wellington
Time: 11am – 12pm
• Tuesday 12th May: Room One, Ground Floor, Russell Keown House, formerly Apex House (three story building on corner of Queens Drive and Laings Road) Lower Hutt.
• Friday 15th May: Up stairs, the Woolshed/ Gear Homestead, 1 Okowai Rd, Porirua
What to bring: wear warm comfortable clothing & socks; bring a towel or mat to sit or lie on, and; a small cushion.
Blankets will be provided for support and warmth.
Please let Birgitt know if you are planning to attend any of the classes, so she can make sure there is enough space and blankets.
Contact details: Birgitt at email@example.com or txt 021 1653913