Taking a breath is using time effectively

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Over the past fortnight, we’ve been delighted to bring back Group Exercise Classes and loved welcoming back all our class members. Over 600 of you joined us for our revised timetable since we re-introduced classes!   

One of our many classes we offer is Yoga with Christine on Thursday mornings at Grimsby Health & Wellbeing Centre. This type of yoga is called Hatha yoga, a slower, calming yoga, where poses are held for longer. Christine aims to achieve a state of relaxation and flow with choreographed moves to music.

Christine has been teaching yoga for eight years and during lockdown completed a 50 hour Yin Yoga instructor course. Yin Yoga focusses more on the deepest tissues of the body, the connective tissue, such as the ligaments, joints, bones, and the deepest fascia networks of the body, rather than the muscles, which are the physical focus of Yang Yoga practices. Christine also holds instructor qualifications in ETM (Exercise To Music), Aqua (Water Aerobics) and Spin.

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Now more than ever it’s important not only to look after your body but also your mind. Yoga is a great way to leave the worries of the world behind, stop the constant chatter in your head, and focus on your inner self. Taking a breath is using time effectively.

Christine Macdougall

Outside of her classes, Christine enjoys singing, dancing and acting and is a is a member of local theatre group ‘Curtain Up’, occasionally performing in musical shows at Grimsby Auditorium. She also likes to ski, play tennis and loves to teach Yoga in the Caribbean. 

Each of our instructors bring their own set of experience and skills to their classes, with different classes seeking to achieve different outcomes. Whether it’s building tone, stamina, fitness or as in Christine’s case, focusing on achieving a state calm, all our classes have a theme of improving general health and wellbeing.

Our full timetable can be viewed online or via our App. Classes must be booked in advance. We look forward to seeing you!

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