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Yoga classes to continue online during coronavirus

Those hoping to exercise while also self-isolating at home may need to look no further than a Gaywood yoga instructor who has moved her lessons online.

Adele Powell, who runs a part-time business offering yoga, mindfulness, relaxation, and holistic therapies, has set up an online platform for her classes.

She said many of her clients are in the retired age category so continuing her sessions at public buildings is no longer an option during the coronavirus crisis.

Adele Powell will be moving her yoga classes online. Picture: SUBMITTED
Adele Powell will be moving her yoga classes online. Picture: SUBMITTED

Miss Powell said: "My classes were just starting to take off and build up, then this happened.

"I thought it would fall by the wayside and drop off.

"But I am now running live classes by doing the yoga in my living room, where people sign up and can then ask questions.

Adele Powell who runs My Calm Nature
Adele Powell who runs My Calm Nature

"I can continue to work with individual's breathing techniques as I will be able to look at all of them to check on what they are doing."

There will also be relaxation classes in addition to the yoga, which Miss Powell says are suitable for all levels.

The yoga instructor's full-time job is as the project coordinator for The Wash and North Norfolk Marine Partnership working to protect the coast.

The classes are open to everyone. Pictures: SUBMITTED
The classes are open to everyone. Pictures: SUBMITTED

But she has also been running yoga sessions at Springwood High School on Monday evenings and at South Wootton Village Hall on Thursdays.

So far her online project has received interest from as far as London.

Miss Powell said: "One woman from London told me she was cooped up at home and was saying she is going stir-crazy, and that this is exactly what they needed.

"The classes are open to anyone who is keen and willing, or who just wants to try and give it a go."

An apt quote she said she came across recently was: "We can't calm the storm...What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass."

She has previously had clients with ADHD, autism, spinal decompression and arthritis, and says she can adjust yoga poses accordingly.

The online yoga classes went live from Thursday this week. Those wanting to join should email info@mycalmnature.com to let Miss Powell how many classes you are taking part in, and what your preferred payment method is.

Bookings must be made by 7pm the night before a specified class. An email link and joining instructions will then be emailed out shortly after 7pm.

The classes will take place on Mondays and Thursdays for one hour with the relaxation classes starting 15 minutes afterwards.

Miss Powell's Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/MyCalmNature and on Twitter at @MyCalmNature.

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