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Central Wellness - A space for yoga and holistic health

The key to right teaching is in the adaptation of yoga to the individual, not the individual to yoga…the whole spectrum of yoga practice must be carefully adapted to the individual’s situation. Nothing can be forced.   ~T.K.V. Desikachar

This is a beautiful quote from one of modern yoga’s founding fathers T.K.V. Desikachar and resonates the philosophy of the studio.   We are so lucky to have many wonderful and passionate teachers who care about yoga and providing the best teaching.  Check out our July schedule below or online, including a new Saturday morning flow class with Katy 7.45-8.45am and another popular family yoga and mindfulness workshop with Stevi on the Sunday 9th July 3.30-4.45pm.   
All of our teacher's bio are online. 

This month's Student Spotlight is Tim who practices regularly with Jo on a Monday night, a great piece on how yoga supported him on his charity row across the channel.  

July is the last month to get early bird pricing for our Jivamukti Yoga Day in September.  It is an amazing opportunity to spend a day with a very experienced senior teacher.  We are very lucky to have Andrea coming to Lincoln.  It is open to all levels and experience. Not to be missed.


and the Central Wellness Team
 Free Dance Workshop

5Rhythms Workshop

Sunday 2nd July 10-1.30pm 
With Chris Boyland

This workshop is an excellent introduction to 5 Rhythms.  A dance meditation suitable for all abilities. It is a catalyst for embodiment, creativity and healing. It couldn't be simpler, we dance ourselves free. It is about your dance so you really can't get it wrong. Funky, fun and ecstatic; this is soul food for your inner-raver and your inner-Buddha.

Book online

Family Yoga and Mindfulness

Family Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop

Sunday 9th July 3.30-4.45pm 
With Stevi Pullen

Expect fun, laughter, yoga adventures, playful stories, yoga, dance, uplifting and relaxing music, simple mantras, breathing, mindfulness and relaxation.
In our busy schedules it’s hard to find time to actually interact with our children between school, work, clubs, laundry and parties. Families can be disconnected, this session is the perfect way to reconnect as a family within a safe and joyful group.
Find your inner child.
Lead by an experienced Yogi, Yogadance® Kids Teacher, Theraplay Coach - Stevi Pullen
£10 per family

Book online

Yoga Workshop

Summer Restorative Yoga Workshop

Friday 21st July 7-9pm 
With Grace Bowker

Ayurveda is the “the science of life” and sister art to yoga, a natural healing system. In the science of Ayurveda the summer season is ruled by the pitta dosha, composed of the elements fire and water. A principal tenant of Ayurveda is ‘like increases like’, so imbalances are treated with their opposites.
This workshops is an evening of soothing, expansive and calming restorative postures, looking to release excess heat and mental energy. Encouraging us to be in better balance with our inner and outer environment.
Gentle, restorative yoga postures, pranayama (breathwork) and meditation for all levels.
£12 or £10 for series pass members

Book Online


Laughter Yoga Workshop

Laughter Yoga Workshop

Saturday 20th August 10-11am  
With Rachael Burnett

An easy to follow Laughter Yoga session suitable for everyone and led by certified Laughter Yoga Leader Rachael Burnett. No special clothing or skills required - if you can breathe you can laugh!The session starts with a gentle seated warm-up with yogic breathing exercises, followed by some stretching, clapping and chanting all designed to engage your childlike side and get you feeling playful!
Why do it? Just 20 minutes of Laughter Yoga (Hasyayoga) can not only put you in a cheerful mood for the rest of the day, but it can also have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing.

Book Online


Jivamukti Yoga Day

Jivamukti Yoga Day

Saturday 9th September 10-3.30pm  
With Andrea Kwiatkowski

Jivamukti yoga is a path towards enlightenment for all beings through compassionate ways.

In this Jivamukti workshop we will be exploring teachings from the Ramayana, an ancient text telling the stories of Sita, Ram and Hanuman which tell about the relationships between these deities and the teachings of the heart. When our hearts open we find our love for everyone is infinite. Sayings such as "to have a big heart" , "open the heart" are common place in our society. We will be exploring the link to the Anahata Chakra, in the centre of the chest. The heart is considered as a symbol of love and the Anahata regarded as the seat of love. When our heart opens to divine love it includes all beings, all of our relationships are strengthened and deepened.

Workshop will include mantra, scripture study, meditation, asana sequences which we will explore the location of the Anahata Chakra, described in the Chandogya Upanishad as "in the centre of the body there is a shrine, hidden within the shrine a lotus blossoms”.

“The best thing you can do for your own life is to do all you can to uplift the lives of others"
- Sharon Gannon

Andrea kwiatkowski is an Advanced certified Jivamukti teacher who has been teaching yoga since 2000 . She is blessed to be directly taught from her teachers Sharon Gannon and David life and regularly visits and assists them in conferences and workshops. She teaches in Cambridge , mentors teachers and is a trainer for the BWY , a Restorative and Yin yoga teacher.  She is also a featured teacher online at More details about her workshops , retreats and online classes can be found at

£40 Early bird booking before end of July or £45 after. 

Book Online

  “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”
- Ann Frank

We would love to hear from you or leave us suggestions or comments
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Student Spotlight 

What Yoga Means to Me by Tim Rinaldi

This summer I was one of a team of ten who took part in a charity row across the channel.  (The long way: 68 miles from Ramsgate to Belgium, in particularly rough seas…let me know if you want to see the video on my phone!).  As part of training, it was recommended that we do yoga - that's how it all started!  

I took some classes with Jo Davey.  Having never done yoga before, I had no preconceptions.  We came to yoga to improve our flexibility and core strength, but it soon became apparent that there is so much more to it than that.  I had thought that Jo would be able to show us a few moves and off we'd go to 'do yoga' ourselves.  I certainly wasn't expecting quite such a workout, or to sweat so much!

I didn't expect the variety of poses; to be honest I like having a go at poses which at first glance might look unachievable. When postures are broken down into small steps they are surprisingly within my grasp!  (I'm still working on standing on my head). 

My flexibility has no doubt improved.  Yoga has also helped with long term back pain and has eased general aches and pains.  It's helped with my running; my legs are definitely more flexible and freer.   It's been a great complement to all the gym training and I'm sure it has helped me avoid injuries. 

The classes involved much more than I expected them to.  I like that it's a level playing field, I can be on a mat next to a 70-year-old lady & her flexibility & strength can put me to shame.

The yoga dharma (Jo had to tell me that word), also seems to sit well with me.  Little words of wisdom from yoga have found their way into my everyday thoughts.  

Taking notice of my breathing has helped me relax.  The breathing comes into play when my darling children are pushing their boundaries.  Seriously, it has helped with the kids -  to come away from that brink of losing my patience, take a breath and then all is well.........most of the time!

I like the idea of a moving meditation. I've also enjoyed going to yoga with my mates, and going to the pub afterwards.  In short, I'm a convert!   I'm much bendier than I used to be, and I feel better.  

NEW!!! Saturday Open Flow Class
Every Saturdays 7:45 to 8:45am
With Katy Vine
A great way to start your weekend with this Saturday morning open flow class. This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga and will explore a range of postures to open up the body, focusing on alignment and breath. It will also include calming breathwork to de-stress the mind. 
£7 or one series pass or movegb membership
Children's Yoga Classes
We are pleased to offer family and children's yoga at the studio.
In every class we use imagination, story, adventure, we want our Young Yogis to dream big!
We believe through yoga your child will develop confidence and the ability to express themselves physically, creatively and emotionally, and be their own unique, selves.

Yoga has so many benefits for all ages in non competitive atmosphere, mindful movement, breathing and relaxation and is so much fun for children and adults to take part in together.

Instil in your children a life long love of yoga and the yogic life.
July Schedule of weekly Classes

6pm-7pm           Beginners Yoga Flow with Jo Davey

7:15 to 8:30pm   Yoga Flow with Jo Davey

9:45 to 11am Gentle Yoga with Liz Underwood
4 to 4.30pm Mini Mindful Yogis with Stevi  
4.45 to 5.30pm Young Mindful Yogis with Stevi
6:45 to 8:00pm Graceful Flow Gentle with Grace Bowker
8:15 to 9:30pm Graceful Flow Mixed Level with Grace Bowker

10:00 to 11:00am Graceful Flow Good Morning with Grace
6:00 to 7:15pm Prenatal Yoga with Liz Underwood
7:30 to 8:45pm Gentle Yoga with Liz Underwood

10:00 to 11:00am Beginners Morning Yoga with Jo Davey
6:00 to 7:15pm Graceful Flow Beginners with Grace Bowker
7:30 to 8:45pm Graceful Flow Mixed Level with Grace Bowker

6:30 to 7:30am Early Morning Flow Yoga with Aga Postola
9.45am to 11am Somatics with Liz Underwood

7.45-8.45am Morning Flow with Katy begins 15th July

For weekend workshops and events please visit our website   

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