Yoga Class with Rosemary Ring



Yoga class

A long established yoga class has been run by Rosemary in the Childwall/Wavertree area with its current in-person venue being St Stephen's URC Hall, Lance Lane, Wavertree, L15 6TB.  Classes also take place online.

These friendly classes are suitable for all levels of ability, whether you are new to yoga or you have been practicing for many years, come along and give them a try.

 

 

Class Schedule

Monday evenings from 7.00pm-8.30pm (GMT) on Zoom - Hatha Yoga, mixed ability. 

Tuesday mornings at 11.00am-12.15pm (GMT) Gentle Years Yoga on Zoom - a chair based class.

Tuesday evening from 7.00-8.30pm (GMT) in person at:  St Stephen's Church Hall, Lance Lane, Wavertree, Liverpool, L15 6TB and online via Zoom - Hatha Yoga, mixed ability

For more details please email or message.

 

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Rosemary Online Teaching

Monday 15 July 2024
Excitement

Developing an attitude of excitment

Let’s repeat our positive affirmation:  Excitement flows through me, energizing every action I take.

We all have to do things we don’t really want to do, just picture a child dragging their heels because they don’t want to tidy their bedroom, a turned down mouth because they don’t want to do the washing up.  As we grow up, we may not demonstrate the physical signs of our reluctance, but we may still feel the reluctance.  How do we turn our resistance into a positive attitude?  Experts say that a big part of being happy is being excited.  Not only being excited for the things you like to do, but developing an attitude of being excited for even the things you are most reluctant to do.  In other words, be excited for everything! It might sound crass, but try it, when you apply an attitude of excitement everything seems easier and as a result, we feel happier.

Yoga Class Vinyasa 15.7.24 (727kb)

Tuesday 9 July 2024
Bird

The Natural Way of Things

Set the intention to stay fully present.

If you find yourself rushing during your day, make an effort to slow down.

When you feel stressed, take three calm breaths.

The Natural Way of Things (verses 1&2)

As melting snow trickles into streams,
As streams wash away the earth to form rivers,
As rivers are swallowed by the sea,

Flow along with the natural energy coursing through you,
Slip, as you would out of a nightgown,
Down into your own increasing depths.
Beach, Z., (2019) 108 Savasana Poems

Yoga Class Vinyasa 9.7.24 (845kb)

Monday 8 July 2024
A Moment's Indulgence

Summer Days

Positive affirmation:  My heart is filled with peace, joy and happiness.

A Moment's Indulgence

I ask for a moment's indulgence to sit by thy side.
The works that I have in hand I will finish afterward.

Away from the sight of thy face my heart knows no rest nor respite,
and my work becomes an endless toil in a shoreless sea of toil.

Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs and murmurs;
the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of the flowering grove.

Now it is time to sit quiet, face to face with thee, 
and to sing dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.

Rabindranath Tagore
 

Yoga Class Vinyasa 8.7.24 (789kb)

Tuesday 2 July 2024
Happiness lies within

Happiness Lies Within

“The external world, so fascinating, so infinite in its variety, has us firmly in hand and thoroughly mesmerized. Lasting happiness is almost ours – over there, just ahead of us, right around the next corner. When we round that corner and find it has eluded us, something in us says, “Keep running! It’s just around the next corner.” Finally, our life becomes a continual pilgrimage around corners. Such is human credulity that even after rounding a thousand corners, we still say, “The thousand and first, that is the corner.”

“If we believe that happiness arises only when some external condition is fulfilled, we consign ourselves to a perpetual state of discontent. For even when our expectations are fulfilled, sooner or later the little voice inside starts again, “More! More!” It is this habit, this almost mechanical fixation of the mind, that keeps us forever chasing rainbows, until at last we begin to suspect that [happiness actually lies within].”

Eknath, E. (2022), Thought for the Day, email dated Jul 04, 2022 from Blue Mountain Centre of Meditation

Yoga Class Vinyasa 2.7.24 (631kb)

Monday 1 July 2024
Stay grounded

Staying Grounded

Centring though: I stay grounded and centred through the course of the day.

“Self-care has profound healing abilities.  It nourishes your mind, body, heart, and soul.  It restores emotional, psychological, and spiritual harmony.”  (Delia, 2019 page 107)

“Moods can be contagious and set the vibrational atmosphere of the spaces we enter and live in.  Our most dominant and consistent mood eventually evolves into the vibrational theme of our days, weeks, months, years, life, and reality.  We can experience many moods within the course of a day; it’s up to us to decide which ones we allow and give power to.” (Delia, 2019 page 107)

Action for Happiness say, “Shift your mood by doing something you really enjoy.” 

Delia, L. (2019) Vibrate Higher Daily, Live your power, Harper One

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Tuesday 25 June 2024
It's about the little things

It's about the little things

“And one day, you realise it was never about the big things. You realise it's actually about the little moments that feel like magic. It's about the simplest of seconds that make you smile. It's about the genuine experiences that fill your heart with joy. It's about the conversations that make you believe in kindness and compassion. It's about the hugs you want to hold for that little bit longer. It's about surrounding yourself with people that feel like sunshine. It's about the moments of peace and stillness that prove how beautiful the world can be. It was never about the big things.”

@by.alysilia

Yoga Class Vinyasa 25.6.24 (773kb)

Monday 24 June 2024
Flower in vase

Park the Mind

Even when we are not speaking or acting, most of us find that our mind still goes on working – thinking, daydreaming, planning, worrying, eating up precious energy that should be going to the body to maintain health. In a sense, our mind is in overdrive all the time. But in meditation we can learn to shift the mind out of overdrive and down into fourth gear, then to third, to second, and eventually to first. We may even learn how to put our mind into neutral and park it for a while by the side of the road.
When we can do that, a much higher faculty – which the Hindus and Buddhists call prajna, “wisdom,” – comes into play. Then we will find that we see deep into the heart of life, with fathomless patience at our disposal. When we have learned to park the mind even for a short period, so much vitality is conserved that every major system in the body gets a fresh lease on life." Eknath Easwaran

Yoga Class Vinyasa 24.6.24 (809kb)

Tuesday 18 June 2024
River

Surrender to the flow of the river of life

“Surrender to the flow of the River of Life, yet do not float down the river like a leaf or a log. While neither attempting to resist life nor to hurry it, become the rudder and use your energy to correct your course to avoid the whirlpools and undertow.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. When you go with the flow, you’re surfing Life force. It’s about wakeful trust and total collaboration with what’s showing up for you.” – Danielle LaPorte

 

Yoga class vinyasa 18.6.24 (719kb)

Monday 17 June 2024
Summer Solstice

Balance

As we have all learned through our study and practice of yoga, yoga is not just the physical, it is very much a dynamic balance between body, breath and mind.  Yoga is as much for our mental well-being as it is for our physical, we have experienced this through the many themes we have used of being present, practicing gratitude, developing awareness, being mindful.  It is this subtle and rich combination that builds our mental strength as well as our physical health.  It is this unique balance present with yoga that makes it different to other forms of exercise and helps us deal with stress, anxiety and depression. 

Just as our physical health fluctuates during our lives, so does our mental condition.  People don’t always give the mind the attention it needs until it starts to shout at us and we can’t avoid it.  It is important to nurture, care for, support and take time for our mental health, just as you are doing today and whenever you are applying the principles of yoga.

Positive affirmation:  I am confident and courageous in all that I do.

Yoga class vinyasa 17.6.24 (712kb)

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Happiness

Happiness

They say happiness is a choice, but I think it’s like day and night.  We cannot be happy all the time, nor can we be sad.  We must let them interchange, like the sun and the moon.  That’s the cycle you see.  And yet, they can exist together sometimes too, a little strangely, a little awkwardly perhaps.  Remind us life isn’t black and white, that emotions are every colour.  And nothing is constant.  They say happiness is a choice, but I think its peace that we can choose, peace in the acceptance that life is everything.  And that’s okay.  A baseline of peace invites happiness to stay a little longer, and lets sadness come and go, as it must.  As it all must.  (Donna Ashworth @donnaashworthwords)

Yoga Class Vinyasa 11.6.24 (729kb)

Monday 10 June 2024
Everything will come together

Everything will come together in the right time

the universe is the greatest creator
nature the most complex masterpiece
for everything is so carefully designed
that it all works together
for a higher power
even the disasters and the flaws
the foundation of the wild
is the balance between opposites
and so everything happens in a way
that maintains the greater picture
the thing is
as humans we only see a tiny part
we are a single stroke
on the painting of life
constantly wondering
which purpose we have
without realizing
only time will show
how it was all connected
from the very beginning

(The Orchid by K. Tolnoe)

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Tuesday 4 June 2024
Surround yourself with positive people

Surround yourself with positive people

Let’s take a moment for a positive thought: “The best thing to do when you find yourself in a hurting or vulnerable place is to surround yourself with the strongest, finest, most positive people you know.”

Yoga Class Vinyasa 4.6.24 (761kb)

Monday 3 June 2024
Positivity

Positivity

Take a few moments to think of a few things you are grateful for in this moment.  Being grateful helps to shift our mindset into one of positivity, and helps to settle us in the here and now.

Today I am grateful for coming to my mat, for laying it out and lying on it.  I am grateful for our yoga community and for being able to practice from this corner of my home, at the click of a button on my computer.  I am grateful for each breath I take and for being able to move and flow.

Let’s take a moment for a positive thought:  You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. (A.A. Milne)

Yoga Class Vinyasa 3.6.24 (707kb)

Testimonials

"I find your classes so helpful in enabling relaxation and sleep." Jane

 

Today I went to Prema Yoga. I didn’t search for it and no one told me about it, I just found it, a little bit by accident but what a find! Prema Yoga doesn’t have a great Google page rank. It doesn’t appear in the initial listings when you do a search for ‘yoga and Liverpool’, but it should. ‘Many teachers and student teachers attend this class along with people who have been practicing yoga for many years, therefore it includes the practice pranayama, mantra and meditation. The format of the sessions mean there is always something for any level of student from beginner to experienced. It is a mixed class of males and females’.

I found Prema Yoga in my search term ‘Yoga Liverpool’ and I was impressed by Rosemary's experience and qualifications that I read on the website. I was intrigued by her credentials and curious about the type of class that she would deliver as on the website it simply said ‘Yoga’ class. I was looking forward to meeting her and experiencing the class. I called her up in the morning to check that the class was on as there wasn’t a booking facility online. She was friendly and told me it was a drop in class and to definitely come along. So at 6:30 p.m. I called a cab and arrived at the Conference Centre in Hope Park with time to chill on my mat before we began.

I haven’t been back to Hope since I finished Uni and the gardens have really taken off!  Also for anyone who knew Hope before the Liverpool 1 era, the Conference Centre is what used to be the nursery. The yoga class is held in one of the conference rooms. It’s warm and dimly lit with good space for about fifteen to twenty students. The class was full and everyone seemed to know each other and chatted before we began.

Rosemary has a very gentle and reassuring tone of voice and is knowledgeable about the postures. She delivers this knowledge to the class in a manner that is warm and informative. She had set a theme for the class and the postures complemented the theme. The class flowed beautifully. We were often asked how we felt after certain postures and Rosemary also demonstrated modifications of postures that we could choose.

The latter part of the session included pranayamas, (breathing exercises) meditation and an invitation to affirmations. The class closed with a luxurious yoga nidra  (body scan). I thoroughly enjoyed the practice of yoga in this style. The class was not rushed and not arduous. Some of the joint freeing series at the beginning of the class made me feel as though I’d had a great massage!

I understand now why the class was just listed as ‘Yoga’, because it was totally just yoga, in all it’s glory! I have to admit that I was so blissed out at the end of the class I thanked Rosemary and gave her a big hug! It was difficult to believe that I had been there practicing for two whole hours! When I left Hope Park and walked out onto Taggart  Avenue I was feeling super relaxed and incredibly present. An hour later I arrived home. I’d walked all the way … Maybe yoga should come with a health warning; because it really does makes you feel amazingly alright!

Rachele, co-founder of Eco Liverpool (http://mindfulyogaliverpool.com/page/2/)

National Governing Body for Yoga

The BWY is recognised by Sport England and The Sport and Recreation Alliance (formally the CCPR) as the National Governing Body for Yoga in England. As the NGB for Yoga we also accredit other organisation's teacher training programmes.




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