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Welcome to Lincoln Yoga

Learn how to work with your mind and body to reduce stress and improve breathing, flexibility, strength & relaxation

Tuesday classes are running throughout the whole of Summer

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Paul Mullen

Thank you for visiting Lincoln Yoga which is the online home of Paul Mullen who is qualified to teach at
NVQ Level 4 and is fully insured by the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) The BWY is Registered in England as Charity No. 1136674 and is recognised as the governing body for yoga in the UK by Sport England.

Paul has been practising yoga since 1996 and is available to teach Hatha Yoga as well as Relaxation or Meditation on a class or private basis as well as to corporate clients around the United Kingdom.
Paul has an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS / CRB) Certificate No. 001466275705 considered essential for working with children and vulnerable adults and also holds a valid First Aid at Work certificate.

 

If you are new to yoga then you will probably want to know what you can expect when you attend a class so here is a summary of the structure and content of a typical yoga lesson:

  • Centering and Basic Breathing helps calm the mind and gives you time to become focused on your yoga activity.
  • Warming and Mobilising will open up joints as well as stretch and warm key muscles, tendons and ligaments.
  • Dynamic Posture Sequence involves doing a series of sequential postures that get the body moving and further works the muscles and joints
  • Main Posture Preparation involves doing a series of increasingly challenging moves and postures in readiness for the most challenging postures of the day
  • The Main Posture (or postures) are usually static postures that are held for up to 30 seconds and then possibly repeated a number of times. Depending on the postures chosen it will do one or more of the following:
    • Stretch a key muscle group
    • Give a joint an increased range of movement
    • Build strength and stamina of key muscles or muscle groups
  • The Counter Posture (or postures) are used to work the opposite areas of the Main Posture. They are less challenging and provide balance to the practice. So for example, if the Main Posture was an extended backbend that flexed the muscles of the lower spine then the counter posture could be a forward bend that stretches the same group of muscles in the opposite direction.
  • Winding Down involves a number of much easier exercises that balance the overall practice for the day.
  • Breathing Practice helps prepare for Relaxation / Meditation
  • Relaxation / Meditation is a guided practice that aids concentration and calming of the body and mind.

To get a better understanding of the above you may wish to view these videos:

 

Current Classes:

Monday Evening 7.00pm to 8.30pm at The Old School Rooms, Nettleham, Lincoln LN2 2PE
This is an established class for mixed ability students.
Cost is £6.75 per class paid a term in advance.

Tuesday Evening 7.45pm to 9.15pm at the RSSC Newark Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 8RN
This class is for mixed ability students and beginners are always welcome
(Please bring along a mat and block)
Cost is £7 Drop-In per class or you can buy a 5 week card for £30

Thursday Evening 6.30pm to 8.00pm at Welton Village Hall, Welton, Lincoln LN2 3LU
This is an established class for mixed ability students.
Cost is £6.75 per class paid a term in advance.

Payment Options:
Bank Transfer (BACS / Faster Payments)
Cheques made payable to Paul Mullen
Cash

For more information please contact Paul:
 01522 717850
   
    07722 663498

Useful Links:

The British Wheel of Yoga

The British Wheel of Yoga East Midlands Region

Sport England

Yoga - The Alan Titchmarsh Show

Ourmala - Yoga for Refugees (Emily Brett)

Yoga Gestalten (Katrin Heuser)

Yoga Training Centre (Lesley Isaacson & Mary Mackie)

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