Thomas Pedersen

Osteopathy

Phone: 01462 670675

Letchworth Tennis Club

Muddy Lane

Letchworth, SG6 3TB

Osteopathy and yoga for you

Yoga

Hi and thank you for showing an interest in my yoga classes. You can find more in-depth information about me on other pages of this website but I would like to briefly explain how I came to appreciate yoga as much as a do.


When I was a student of osteopathy almost 20 years ago I was introduced to Tai chi which I practiced for the 4 years I Studied in London. Previously to that I had done some yoga classes – mainly Iyengar for the ones in the know.


when I moved out of London and set up my practice in Letchworth in 2004 I started to go regularly to yoga classes. At that time, I was exposed to a more flowing style of yoga through a teacher who was trained in the Anusara school. This was a style I really enjoyed but I didn’t want to let go of the posture and alignment obsession that is such a big part of the Iyengar way. Over the intervening years I have found a practice that combines great alignment and posture. It also really fits brilliantly with my osteopathic practice. This has guided me in my approach to teaching yoga.


In my classes, you won’t be dangling from the ceiling or balancing all your body weight on the fingernail of your right 3 finger. What you will be doing is basic movements and postures with strong guidance for me on alignment, strength, flexibility and grounding. We will progress the postures over time to deeper and stronger postures but this will only happen when you are ready. To use and analogy – if you are lifting a weight that you can’t put down in a controlled way - it is too heavy. Movement with control and intention is key.

I still really enjoy a flowing style of yoga(vinyasa) so you will find that as much as possible we will be moving from one posture to the next- effortlessly naturally.


I use my 15 years of osteopathic practice to guide me in developing the classes and attempt to address the many common and preventable injuries I see every day in my clinics.


Another key aspect of yoga for me is Pranayama. This is the breath work you will do in the class. Hopefully, more importantly it is something you will take with you into your day to day life. It consists of simple breathing exercises that can have a profound effect on the body and mind. Most of my classes will include some pranayama work.


I invite you to come and explore the yoga tradition with humour and reverence and join me in realising the fantastic effect in can have on your health and life.


Come and develop a positive obsession.


Yours sincerely,

 

Thomas Pedersen BSc(hons) Ost. Med, DO, ND

 

  • Very sound grounding in anatomy and physiology

  • 15 years’ full time work as an osteopath.

  • Taught undergraduate osteopathic technique for several years in the past.

  • Long history of practicing yoga and continued deepening of my understanding of this great practice.

  • Fully insured to teach covered under the yoga alliance scheme.

If you are interested in coming along please email:

yoga@osteopathy-now.co.uk 

with your contact details and I will get back to you


Friday 9.30 - 10.30am


Class held at:

Letchworth Tennis Club

The Studio at Letchworth Fitness

Muddy Lane

Letchworth

Hertfordshire

SG6 3TB


Cost: Drop in £7 per class. 

     or 6 week block/half term                   prepaid £36 (£6 per class)

Wednesday 7.30 - 9.00pm


Class held at:

Weston Village Hall

Maiden Street

Weston

SG4 7AA

 



Cost: Drop in £9.

    or  6 week block/half term prepaid               £45 (£7.50 per class)

 

 

Further info:

Classes are run in half term blocks. You can drop into either class as long as you have registered with me first. before joining the class you need to fill out a short health questionaire to make sure yoga is safe for you. Please email me for a copy of this form or for further information about the class at: yoga@osteopathy-now.co.uk 


wear exercise clothes and you need to bring your own mat - I have the rest.