We knew something was missing in Berkshire, in fact, the UK! Nordic walking and yoga just walk hand in hand together! They compliment each other so well with their strong core and balance concept.
“On a physical level, yoga helps improve flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance,” says Linda Schlamadinger McGrath, founder of YogaSource Los Gatos in California. “On an energetic level, yoga teaches you how to cope better with stress by cultivating a sense of ease in both active or passive poses. On a psychological level, yoga helps to cultivate mindfulness by shifting your awareness to the sensations, thoughts, and emotions that accompany a given pose or exercise.”
Kalm ’n’ Kind Yoga takes people through a journey in one class, or one workshop.
Yoga is not just for flexible people, all people, all ages, shapes and sizes can enjoy classes. Kim, of Kalm ‘n’ Kind yoga, says, “you are treated as an individual, taking into account your specific needs and abilities.” She is mindful of abilities and restrictions or weaknesses, especially knees, and ensures you stay comfortable, supported and work the areas in the appropriate position to suit you. She works with you and it’s not about pushing squares through round holes!
Living in the 21st century is fast and furious and the results of living like this are catching up with many people. Yoga provides a support mechanism to help improve health well being and bring together the body and mind. In fact, the benefits of both Yoga and Nordic walking share many characteristics.
Some of the benefits include:
- Energy level increase
- Weight normalisation
- Sleep improvement
- Immunity increase
Yoga is a physical and mental philosophy originating from India some 2500 years ago, and in Kalm ‘n’ Kind yoga classes many of these traditions are combined with modern thinking to give you an all round experience.
Nordic walking has been helping our members with:
*Getting more toned
*Getting in to smaller clothes
*Improving back and postural issues
*Loving the new friends and social element of outdoor fun
*The online booking system makes it easy to plan, prepare and commit to health and fitness goals
*Totally addictive fun with variety and giggles.
It’s a sustainable exercise that fits in with agenda; everyone has to walk somewhere.
Your comments from previous workshops:
Venue: “A great place to try out both nordic walking and yoga. These are both very invigorating activities, I left feeling motivated and relaxed.”
Why did you sign up? “To get a taster of nordic walking and an awareness of the technique. Plus a good combination with the yoga to make it a workshop day – they did complement each other.”
“Wanted the training in nordic walking so that I can attend Janine’s classes. Also, I love yoga. The two go well together, it was great to do the nordic training and then do some stretching and relaxation.”
“I was keen to learn walking techniques and have a NW passport at the end of the day to enable me to join various group walks. I loved the combination of walking then yoga and the opportunity to have a day for myself.”
“Yes, I thought it was very productive, we covered lots of ground, literally! Both teachers had maintained the fun elements too.”
“The Workshop gives a great introduction to both Yoga & Nordic Walking. Both instructors are informative, helpful and fun, whatever your ability, give it a go, you won’t regret it.” Dianne Beechey