I teach yoga mainly for Glasgow Life in their leisure centres. I am not sure if 'leisure centre' is a term that's still used and it probably shows my age. Anyway, it means that there is usually a core of people that come regularly and petals of people that come and go.
Some yoga teachers aren't keen on leisure centres. You are constricted to an hour (when an hour and 15 or 30 minutes is probably better), there are always new people joining so you can't always progress, and then there are people who are just giving it a go, not really committed.
But me, I love teaching in leisure centres. It's like a showcase for yoga. People who perhaps are just giving it a go might end up on the first step of their yogic journey. And going to a leisure centre is not as intimidating as joining a class in a dedicated yoga place. There are young, old, women and men. There are many positives for coming along.
And yoga in a leisure centre means that all those high impact, music-filled classes don't hog all the attention. There is plenty of room for an activity that is not just good for the body (whatever condition), it is good for the mind and spirit as well. It's a path for living that you can take out of the leisure centre and far far away.
My role is to set you on that path.
Caroline practises and teaches yoga in Glasgow Scotland and runs The Publishing Cupboard. She is the creator of the Nod off Series (where yoga meets grammar learning). If you want to get to grips with French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese grammar, in a pain-free yogic way, visit www.nodoff.co.uk
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