ALICE MONGER GODFREY
Osteopath and former professional athlete, Alice Monger Godfrey, founded AMG Osteo Clinics in 2013. As a graduate of the prestigious British School of Osteopathy Alice holds a Masters degree in Osteopathy and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
Alice’s interests lie in cranial-sacral therapy, visceral therapy and obstetrics and gynaecology. She also has extensive experience of treating babies and children.
Alice has represented Great Britain in road and track cycling and was previously a county-level swimmer. Her sporting background gives her a unique and in-depth perspective on treating musculoskeletal pain and associated disorders.
Using a holistic approach to Osteopathy, Alice is able to meet the needs of both athletes and those experiencing pain in everyday life. She specialises in injury treatment and prevention, postural analysis, maintenance and rehabilitation.
Alice continues to work with professional sportsmen and women, including Olympic and World Champions. She was recently asked to start working with World Tour cycling team DiData, whose team members include the sprinter and former World Road Race champion Mark Cavendish.
They are all designed to encourage you to feel calm, nourished, to help you heal physically, emotionally and mentally, to help you sleep and guide you to find peace within.
Many of you will know the lovely Nina from Yin and Mindful Vinyasa at the studio! Nina has such a gentle soothing energy which comes through in her guided meditations.
Thank you Nina Rashid <3
Bikram Yoga consists of a precise sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises which must be performed within 90 minutes in a heated room.
There is also the option for 60 minute class, which is a modified 'express' version of the traditional 90 minute practice. The 90 minute class is recommended for first timers, even though it is longer, it is a slower class.
The heated room allows the body to stretch, detoxify, relieve stress, tone, and heal chronic pain such as arthritis, joint aches, knee injuries, back problems, and more.
In Bikram, the teachers are trained to talk you through the flow as part of a moving meditation. Listening to these directions forces practitioners to stop thinking and be in the moment.
Let it rain on your face and body - it's part of the practice! Your sweat is helping to maintain normal body temperature. If you wipe it away, you disrupt the body’s natural, intelligent, and highly adaptive mechanism of self-regulation. Embrace the downpour!
While most, if not all, the postures will create a certain level of discomfort, none should induce a sharp pain. If you feel the latter, slowly back off a bit. You're still reaping the same health benefits even if you're not doing the full expression of the posture. The goal isn't to master every pose but rather to listen to your body and take care of yourself.
Choose light clothing that is breathable, Don't be afraid to show some skin, there's an unspoken body rule of “no judgments” in every studio.
Aim to drink up to two litres of water throughout the day. If you find yourself dehydrated at the start of class, take it easy on the posture. If you feel dizzy, sit down and focus on trying to override the discomfort by using your breath. Trust that you can recover by simply closing your mouth and breathing through your nose.
A good attitude is key, especially since everyone in the room is feeding off each other's energy!
Let us know what other questions you might have in the comment section below, we always love to hear from you!
FREE on your Intro Offer, otherwise £20 drop in.
TIME: 10:00 - 11:30AM
DATE: Sunday 8th July
BOOK - follow the link, or chat to us at recepetion!
We look forward to seeing you on the mat!
Join us for our BIKRAM BEGINNERS WORKSHOP and take your practice to the next level. Martin will be offering great insight into each posture involved!
FREE on your Intro Offer, otherwise £20 drop in rate.
DATE: Sat 7th July
TIME: 17:45 - 19:15
BOOK - follow the link to book your spot or drop in on the day and we can check you in at reception!