Yoga is a mind-body practice that offers scientifically proven health benefits:
New studies and research are constantly being undertaken at prestigious institutes and universities. Only now is western science catching-up with the benefits that yoga and meditation offer, which anecdotally far outweighs the list above. Yoga has become more mainstream in recent years as people have come to appreciate the importance of self-care as a way to create balance in often frenetic lives.
There are many different kinds of yoga, the choice can seem overwhelming for a beginner. Our style is Hatha with some Vinyasa. What does that mean? During a One Creative Choice yoga class we will typical start with a brief relaxation to allow us all to become fully present; the asana (physical postures) part of class will be a mixture of held and flowing postures, sometimes we use music; breath is a key element of this practice and you will be given cues to return to your breath and perhaps even some specific pranayama (breathing exercises). We conclude with savasana, the delicious, deep relaxation period where we let go and allow our body to absorb our practice, recover and rest. There are always modifications that can be made to poses to intensify or make them more accessible.
YOGA IS FOR EVERYBODY. EVERY BODY.
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Autumn Weekend Yoga Retreat -
Scottish Highlands - 21-23, Sept. 2018
Join us for our autumn retreat in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorm National Park. Dive deeper into your practice with Sally McRae (One Creative Choice).
There will be yoga asana*, pranayama, meditation, delicious vegetarian food and time for silence and solitude, as well as enjoying our kula (community) in wonderful surroundings.
Places are limited; email Sally for more details and to join us in the mountains.
*yoga asana (poses) will be all-level, with pose adaptations as required. If you have a basic level of fitness you will manage well. If in doubt check with your GP and give us a call 07517 987 298.
Sally McRae - Teacher
Sally teaches group yoga for beginners, Module 1 & Module 2, to give students a strong foundation to their practice and equip them with the tools to cultivate a home practice or to feel more confident in a group setting. Both modules last four weeks and take place at St Stephen's Church, Crown, Inverness – 8-9:30pm.
Module 1: 3rd, 10th, 24th September & 1st October. For complete beginners and students who wish to build a strong foundation their practice. BOOK NOW
Module 2: 29th October, 5th, 12th &19th November. For graduates of Module 1, and those with some limited yoga experience. BOOK NOW
Midsummer Yoga Workshop
16th June, 2018. Inverness
Following on from the success of the New Year Reset series earlier this year Rob Locke (Kite Dearg Yoga) and Sally McRae (One Creative Choice) are excited to offer a Midsummer Yoga Workshop.
Pre-booking is essential:
You can book or find more information here.
Sally loves to teach beginners and finds joy in their growth. There is always humour in her teaching; her gentle encouragement allows students to soften and witness; to reflect not just upon the yoga on the mat but how it shows up for us all in the world.
She first encountered yoga as a pre-teen at an ashram in the UK. In adulthood yoga was to form part of her warm-up routine before rehearsals and performances, when entering the corporate world it provided essential grounding.
Whilst living in the USA she seized the opportunity to immerse herself fully and train with Graham Fowler; she subsequently went on to mentor students as they undertook their extensive training.
1:1 sessions are tailored to your needs;
Duration: 90 minutes.
Yoga is a wonderful gift, not just for the yogi but also for those close to them – the benefits are shared! Gift cards are currently available for one or multiple private classes.
Contact Sally if you'd like more information or buy online now.
28th September - 12th October '18.
Registration closes, September 14th.
There’s a definite change in the air heralding the approach of autumn here in the northern hemisphere. It is believed to be beneficial to cleanse with the season's change, a time when we naturally shift habits. This is a gentle two week cleanse that supports your body’s own processes.