Retreat!

For the first time ever Yoga Orkney will be hosting a staycation retreat right here in Orkney. Why not immerse yourself in Orkney for the weekend, with yin and yang classes, goal setting themes and plenty of time for relaxation and recuperation. Vegetarian lunch will be provided.

If you would like to book or find out more get in touch via this link Yoga Mail>

Festive Classes

If you fancy getting out of the house

I’ll be back in action for a few sneaky classes between Christmas and new year. Some to get the pulse racing and others to calm it down.

🎄 Seasons Greetings 🎄

Thursday 27th December

  • ⌚️ 1730 BarreConcept (45mins) 🔥
  • ⌚️1830 Pilates (45mins) 🙆‍♀️
  • ⌚️1930 Fitness Yoga (45 mins) 🧘‍♀️

Friday 28th December

  • ⌚️1930 Candlelit Yoga (1hr) 🧘‍♀️

Saturday 29th December

  • ⌚️1000 Fitness Yoga (1hr) 🧘‍♀️
  • ⌚️1130 BarreConcept (45 mins) 🔥

Sunday 30th December

  • ⌚️1000 Yin Yoga Workshop – festive wind down (2hrs) ☮️ – fully booked

Monday 31st December

  • ⌚️0930 Body Balance with guided meditation (1hr) 🧘‍♀️

Booking by enquiries@pickaquoy.com or 01856879900



Barre

Well…

We had our first barre Class on Wednesday last week… What a burn!!

Barre takes inspiration from ballet, pilates and yoga with precision movements designed to work the muscle to fatigue (a good thing) while stabilising through the legs and core.

After a warmup we hit the upper body, then a section for the lower muscles groups using the barre, followed by a section for abs and back and a cool down stretch on the mat.

This coming week is fully booked but we’ve made it onto the Pickaquoy timetable after Xmas on a Saturday 11:30-12:15pm.

Any excuse to hit the barre 😉

Yin yang yoga

Rejuvenate before the busy month of December sets in. This workshop will focus on stretching to strengthen and developing mindfulness techniques to take off the mat and into your life.

Thank you – Day 1

Every day this week we’ll have a little think about the benefits of finding something to feel thankful about…

Gratitude can be defined as the ‘appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself’. So it is unique to you. Gratitude need not only be applied when we receive a gift but in response to positive actions or feelings.

Research indicates that the gratitude is associated with our overall sense of well-being. Being healthy not only relates to our physical fitness but our mental health and ‘well-being’. So it stands to reason that there are some fairly simple actions we can take to increase our overall health and well-being? I know I am in pursuit of become a healthier more well being!

One simple technique to enhance our experience of gratitude can be to keep a simple gratitude diary and write down the things we have or should feel grateful for that day. Rumour has it that doing so may even lead to a better night’s sleep. Not a hard task to reap some excellent benefits I’d say.

thank you - day 1

 

 

 

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3010965/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/minding-the-body/201111/how-gratitude-helps-you-sleep-night