U3ADenia - Yoga


Email yoga@u3adenia.com 
Group leader:  Sally Merrett
Meetings:  Thursday
Time:  9:45 am
Venue:  Dénia Centro de Fitness


Updated: 18/04/2022

TEACHER - Katy Nixon

We are only allowed 14 people in the group and at the moment all places are allocated. We also have people on a waiting list to join. Things are fluid and we await developments. If you would like to be added to the circulation list, in anticipation of changes, please contact the group leader.

~ Exercises are normally done in bare feet.
~ Provide your own exercise mat. They can be obtained from a local sports shop or one of the Chinese bazaars.
~ Other equipment e.g. blocks are provided by Denia Fitness Centre but you are asked to sanitise them before and after use.
~ Please wear a mask in all common areas of the Fitness Centre.
~ As you arrive, a mat to sterilise your foot wear has been provided, as has a hand cleanser.
~ The main hall of the gym has been divided into 2 meter squares which will be your individual zone for the class. ~ You need not wear a mask during the class - but that is your decision.

Unlike in most restaurants, the air conditioning brings about 40% fresh air to the gym and does not simply re-cycle the existing air. The filters have been renewed, the main hall of the gym has been thoroughly sanitised and re-painted. The Fitness Centre has followed all of the precautionary guidelines set by the State.

Katy, uses a variety of yoga methods in class and can cater for a range of levels of experience in practising yoga.

A typical class begins with Savarsana ... Or the corpse pose. Members of the class lie very still in a relaxed position on their backs with closed eyes. “Yogis” are encouraged to mentally scan the body and be in touch with tension areas.

Class progresses with a series of poses and movements aimed at stretching, twisting or rocking. Breathing is often synchronised with movement. Sometimes poses are static and sometimes dynamic. That means it is done as part of a movement, usually slowly.

Classes usually finish with two things. Firstly there is sequence of movements and poses called a vinyasa. This usually includes a balance exercise and centring. The final section is relaxation and back into Savarsana. The hardest part of any class is focus on NOTHING.

So who can do yoga ... Well almost anyone? It's good for the body and good for the soul. It touches the parts that other exercises don't like your facial muscles or your fingers and toes and it keep old bodies supple.

Sally Merrett