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Below listed is Okido Yoga with Junko and below that Hatha Yoga with Joanne


Okido Yoga






Okido Yoga is a holistic, dynamic and meditative form of yoga developed by the Japanese master Masahiro Oki. His teachings bring together his deep understanding of the human body and mind through his wide study and experience of both western and eastern religious, philosophical and medical traditions. The physical aspect of the yoga practice is designed to benefit people within the context of modern daily life.

As well as modified versions of classical asanas it includes corrective exercises to address physical distortions, and strengthening exercises to encourage a strong 'hara' (centre of gravity) which all work to deepen our connection with our whole being, our Life Force.

Class content will vary from week to week but will typically begin with a warm-up and lead-up to asana practice emphasising the importance of co-ordinating awareness, movement and breath at all times.

Partner and group exercises may be included. Classes always end with a relaxation.

Possible Benefits

Relieves back pain.
Strengthens muscles.
Improves rest through proper breathing.
Improves balance and flexibility.
Encourages mental calm.
Restores energy.
Massages all organs of the body.
Improves circulation and lubrication to the joints.
Encourages internal detoxification.
Balances mind, body and emotions.

About Junko:

Junko has been teaching Okido Yoga since 2011 after experiencing its benefits through a period of ill health and completing a 4-year training.

Her aim as a teacher is the same as her aim as a holistic health therapist: to support people in feeling their best, at one with themselves and flowing with Life.

"Through attending my classes, I would like people to connect with their inner peace and joy, their Life Force, and gain the many physical and mental health benefits that come with this unification."

Please see below the information for the online yoga classes:

Saturdays, 11.30am -12.45pm via Zoom.

More info on the online class:
Start your weekend with a morning yoga class. The class is open to all levels with a strong emphasis on loosening the body's stiffnesses, deepening the breath and strengthening our vital centre for good grounding.

Fee: £8 paid in advance by bank transfer or PayPal.

Junko Maria Furugori by e-mail: junko@eighthelementhealing.com
mobile: 07958 319100


Hatha Yoga with JOANNE SUMNER

Lunchtime Yoga on a Wednesday (more details below)


Hatha Yoga is a beautiful and ancient tradition incorporating physical postures, breathing control, stretching, strengthening and restorative techniques to bring peace and calm to the body and mind.

Joanne’s class combine meditative elements with psychology, using her experience as a life coach and Reiki Master to bring healing and insight to what we do on and off the mat. She is also training as a yoga therapist to ensure that her yoga practice can offer the most therapeutic benefit to her students.

Whether you want to become more flexible, keep your bones strong, sleep better, enjoy more tranquillity, or have more energy, yoga can help. A typical class structure is: relaxation, asana (posture work), restorative practice and breath work, relaxation.

The exact content changes week by week depending on the energy in the class that week.

About Joanne:
Joanne has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2009 and her passion is to help people live lives of joy and wellbeing.

Previous students say:
“I wanted to say thank you for a year of such wonderful classes. I really treasure both the meditation and yoga – you provide such a comforting and safe environment and all the extras that you say and do really make a difference. I look forward to more!” Victoria

“Thanks as always for a wonderful class tonight. Over the years of doing yoga with you I’ve noticed such a difference in my breathing, also I carry much less tension, especially in my hamstrings and I am much more flexible. I have a very long way to go but I’m enjoying the journey.” Tracy

Joanne Sumner offers lunchtime yoga here at the Alexandria Healing .

Wednesdays 12.00 - 13.15 o'clock, grey garden fence entrance.

Classes are £12 if block-booked or £15 drop in.

Joanne offers online:

Wednesdays: 12pm Yoga for the over 50s
                       6.30 pm Yin Yoga (see below on Yin Yoga)
                       8 pm Hatha Yoga

Fridays:          8am Mindfulness
                       5pm Slow Flow and Yin Yoga (see below on Slow Flow)

Joanne Sumner Wellbeing - ONLINE yoga classes Joanne is running her friendly mixed ability hatha and yin yoga classes.

Online classes are £48 per month or drop in £15, and all information can be found here: https://www.joannesumner.com/wellbeing-services/yoga-classes-online

Slow Flow
offers a meditative approach to classical hatha yoga, creating sequences that work with the energy of earth, sun, moon and the four directions, and which includes influences from Chi Gung.

Yin Yoga comes is a very deep and slow practice that focuses on relieving pain and tension in the connective tissue of the body (rather than the muscles). The pace calms the mind profoundly, while tackling longer term aches and pains in the body. Influences for yin yoga come from acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Joanne Sumner Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga Retreats, Classes and Private Tuition; Human Potential Coaching; Treatment and Training in Reiki and Bach Flowers; 07786 273 826, jo@joannesumner.com, www.joannesumner.com. Co-Author, International Bestseller “Women Leading. More. Now.” A leadership book for our time. Order here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B088F5YDT1. Co-Author, “Silver Linings: Stories from Lockdown to uplift and inspire” Order here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08BTK6G5F