Hopefully, you’ve heard that the Carers’ Centre offers a free discount card to all carers living in BaNES and registered with us. If you haven’t heard, now you have!
We sat down with one of our fabulous local businesses that partnered with us in the card scheme, Universal Yoga. Based out of Dunkerton, between Radstock and Bath, this yoga studio offers small classes for any ability. AND with your carer card, you can get 50% off. Haven’t got a carer card? Enquire here!
We talked to Kat from Universal Yoga to find out more about who they are.
Tell us more about your business! What do you do & where are you based?
We are based in Dunkerton, Bath and offer yoga classes to all abilities on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6.30—8pm on both of those nights. We also offer one to one sessions for clients with specific needs.
Who might we meet if we come and visit you?
You’ll meet Tamara and Matthew, our two fantastic yoga teachers. They both offer excellent classes, but they also both offer something different to our students. They teach the same style of yoga but bring their own personality to it. You’ll have to come along to see for yourselves!
What made you want to join the Carer Card scheme?
We are all about being altruistic, this is a huge part of living a yogic lifestyle and we believe being part of a community and sharing with others is so important. People are always stronger together. We wanted to join to show our support to those carers looking after people in an altruistic way themselves.
Do you often come in to contact with carers?
In my experience, yes. I have had lots of people giving support to my family this year, paid and unpaid carers.
Who or what inspires you?
Yoga inspires us. It teaches us to give and love everyone as we ourselves would want to receive. It opens your heart and mind to all the wonderful possibilities this world has to offer. And it’s human connection that helps this. It’s those pure, loving and kind moments and connections between humans that make life what it is.
What do you do when you need a pick me up?
Some deep breathing or relaxation are perfect. Also great for the carers out there! Take 5 minutes to lie on your back and just be. We like to breathe deeply into the belly and slowly release the breath. It leaves us feeling rejuvenated.
What do you think people could do to help carers in our community?
Show their support and do small acts of kindness to those doing big acts all the time! If you know someone who is caring for someone else, invite them over and give them a cup of tea. Let them have space to talk about how they feel. It will mean the world to them.
What 1 thing would you want to say to carers who are reading this post?
You are doing a fantastic job! The person you are caring for is blessed to have you. And although sometimes things might be really tough, they love you unconditionally without a doubt. Keep strengthening that bond between you both — it’s so very important to make each other happy.