Yoga

We have all felt that there are not enough hours in the day when we’re trying to juggle so many tasks that we can feel overwhelmed and out of control. Whenever you feel that life is running away with you it is important to step back, take a deep breath, make time for yourself and relax.  People sometimes feel guilty about spending even just an hour or so for themselves but taking time out to be in the present moment is so important for mental health and wellbeing. Remember that whatever happened in the past is the past and can’t be changed, there is no point worrying about the future, just try to focus on the present.  This can be difficult but maintaining a regular yoga practice will help to achieve a sense of peace and harmony, being at one with yourself and the environment.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning “to yoke” or “to harness” and is the union of body, mind and spirit. 
Yoga originated thousands of years ago in India and was originally a spiritual practice using meditation to calm and still the mind. Nowadays it is popular as a way of promoting physical and mental wellbeing.  The main elements of Yoga are a series of postures designed to improve strength and flexibility, combining breath with movement

Do I have to be flexible to do Yoga?

Not at all. There is a common misconception that Yoga is all about twisting the body into impossible positions and is therefore unattainable to most people. We have all seen pictures of people contorting their bodies into unimaginable shapes, but these are very advanced poses done by yogis who have been practicing for many years. To begin your Yoga journey, you just need to come to a class with your mat and start with gentle stretching. Over time and with a regular Yoga practice you will achieve greater flexibility and increase body strength. By combining the breath with movement, you will become calmer and learn to relax body and mind. Yoga is also a fantastic way to meet like-minded people of all ages, make friends and even have fun.

What are the health benefits of Yoga?

• Yoga improves body strength, flexibility, and balance

• Yoga can help reduce back pain

• Yoga can help reduce stress by calming the mind

• Yoga may help with sleeplessness

• Yoga can help improve posture

• Whether you’re trying yoga for the first time or coming back to it after a break, you’ll find that gentle, regular practice will improve mind, body and spirit.

What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates?

Yoga and Pilates have many things in common. They are both low impact exercises with an emphasis on using bodyweight in order to increase strength and improve flexibility. Yoga is based on a series of postures which flow in sequence while focusing on the breath. The movements are fluid, flowing from one to another while the concentration on the breath helps to stay present and calms the body.

Pilates emphasis is on developing core strength, using small precise movements that target the hips, glutes and lower back.

Where can I attend a Kamakosha Yoga Class?

I currently teach two yoga classes for mixed abilities at Hormead Village Hall near Buntingford in Hertfordshire, SG9 ONR.

My Thursday morning class 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. is perfect for getting the day off to a great start and my Monday evening class 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. is ideal for relaxing into the evening.

All equipment supplied and only £7.00 per class (with a discount for block booking).

I also offer corporate yoga classes and private one to one yoga sessions tailored to suit individual needs.

Contact me on 07947 653380 or email on josie@kamakosha.co.uk for details.

Astrology

Astrology can be defined as the study of the relationships which appear to exist between events and experiences on earth and the movements of planets in the sky; that the heavens and the earth share a common space and time. It is not to say that the planets are the cause of events on earth but that they reflect the events happening on earth. In other words, “as above, so below”

An astrological birth chart, also known as a Natal Chart, is a diagram of where all the planets were situated in their journey around the Sun (from our vantage point on earth) at the time of birth.

An astrological reading of a birth chart can reveal a detailed picture of a person’s character, potential, relationships, family life and career and it is completely unique to everyone. Astrology is a fascinating subject, one that is an amazing tool for self-discovery and personal development

Where can I learn more about Kamakosha Astrology?

I offer one-to-one birth chart readings in person or online as well as written birth chart interpretations.  I also offer Astrological Workshops based in Hertfordshire.

Contact me on 07947 653380 or email on josie@kamakosha.co.uk for details.

Josie Rogers

Josie trained with Yoga London and is a qualified Yoga teacher. Josie welcomes students of all abilities to her classes.

Josie has been interested in Astrology for as long as she can remember. Josie studied with the Faculty of Astrological Studies; an organisation that is internationally renowned for excellence in astrological education.

Combining the two philosophies of Astrology and Yoga, Kamakosha can help provide a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Tel: 07947 653380 
Email: josie@kamakosha.co.uk

Classes

Monday
5.30pm – 6.30pm

Hormead Village Hall,
Great Hormead, Herts SG9 0NR.

Thursday
9.30am – 10.30am

Hormead Village Hall,
Great Hormead, Herts SG9 0NR.

£7.00 per class
(with a discount for block booking)

Mixed ability
All equipment provided.

Services

Yoga classes in Hertfordshire

Corporate Yoga Classes

One to one birth chart readings in person or online

Written birth chart interpretations

Astrological Workshops

Private one to one Yoga sessions