Yoga "For Adult ADHD" Classes In the Newcastle Emlyn area (Carmarthenshire)With BWY yoga teacher, George Watts
Coming Soon (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
6 yoga classes for Adult ADHD: £60
Hi, my name is George Watts.
Hello and welcome to my site!
Hopefully, I’ll soon be welcoming you to my Adult ADHD yoga class, where labels are left at the door and ‘like-minded people’ will welcome you.
Whether you’ve got a diagnosis from a doctor or simply recognise the telltale signs (symptoms) of a fast mind, this class is designed for you.
Your yoga mat will be our canvas for a unique journey, where we’ll blend the serenity of yin yoga, the rhythm of vinyasa yoga, and the power of mindful breathing.
But that’s not all.
We’re diving deeper.
Alongside poses and yogic breathing, you’ll find a space for meditation and I’ll sprinkle in talks that touch on the intriguing world of Adult ADHD.
Need some tricks up your sleeve for the daily hustle? You’ll discover those too, as we explore yogic coping strategies for Adult ADHD. So, roll out your mat and let’s embark on this ADHD adventure together.
Hmmm, it’s time to let you know about my Adult ADHD journey…
I’m a qualified BWY (Hatha) yoga teacher and am known in the yoga teacher world for having morphed into reality something called the Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit – an online yoga lesson planning tool for yoga teachers. It’s a tool I initially created for myself because like a lot of people with ADHD, I struggle with my memory. If I walked into my yoga class without a “yoga class plan”, complete chaos and anarchy would ensue!
I only found out that I had Adult ADHD three months ago (May 2023). I’m 48 years old. That means I’ve had 48 years of feeling a bit weird and not knowing why.
Like most people with adult ADHD, I have an overactive brain that causes a near-constant stream of anxiety and flat energy (dissociation) due to low levels of dopamine in the brain.
After cramming my brain full of Adult ADHD knowledge (books, podcasts, youtube videos), and making sure of taking notes so I didn’t immediately forget everything, I discovered some really, really good news. The good news that I uncovered was that ADHD is the easiest disorder to find effective coping strategies for (e.g. yogic breathing techniques to help slow the brain down).
After letting my family and close friends know that I have Adult ADHD disorder, I was met with two different reactions.
The first reaction went something like this:
“Yeah, I thought you were a bit weird.”
After opening up to my older brother about my disorder, and apologising for not keeping in touch with him and his family (which is common for people with ADHD), he without hesitation said:
“I always thought you were a bit of a wanker.”
My older brother said this without a hint of jest. He doesn’t like me. I’ve always known that, even as a kid. I’m a B-type who struggles to cope with mundane, everyday matters.
I struggle with getting to bed on time.
I struggle with getting to sleep.
I struggle with planning my day.
I struggle to take action on goals.
I struggle to get onto my yoga mat.
I struggle with anxiety in social situations.
I struggle with anxiety in all situations (even when spreading Vegan butter on a slice of toast…because my mind is speeding along at a gazillion miles per hour).
I struggle with a constant feeling of tiredness (Even though I have a healthy diet, practice yoga consistently, and do three runs per week. The reason I’m constantly tired isn’t due to my diet or lack of exercise. The reason is that adults with ADHD are “disassociated” due to low dopamine levels, and therefore feel unmotivated).
You name it…and I probably struggle with it. I’m not saying that to be humble. For the past 48 years, I’ve struggled with the basics of leading a ‘normal life’.
My brother, on the other hand, is an A-type who reached the pinnacle of his profession.
He’s a world-beater.
He sets goals and doesn’t stop until he’s reached them, or died trying.
He’s pretty much all the things I’m not.
I suppose it was inevitable that whenever he saw his struggling little brother, all he could see was a pile of self-imposed weakness.
I wasn’t sure whether to include this story of my brother, but I think it’s important to provide an honest picture of how someone with adult ADHD can struggle with relationships.
My older brother was the golden child in the family (and I, the black sheep) but he was golden to me, too. He was a God to me as a kid, a golden God, and still to this day looms larger than life in my younger-brother eyes. So, to be told you’re a wanker by your golden God, older brother is quite the thing. It’s something that I’m still processing, mulling over, and chewing over (it’s common for adults with ADHD to not be able to brush off negative comments).
But I fully understand why my brother called me a wanker.
My brain has a disorder, an ADHD disorder, and not knowing about it (being undiagnosed) for 48 years has caused struggles with most of my relationships. But at least now I know that I’m not alone. Adult ADHD affects millions of people (5 to 15% of the human population).
The second reaction went something like this:
“You know, I think I might have ADHD, too.”
Both those reactions gave me just enough motivation to start an Adult ADHD yoga class.
Undiagnosed Adult ADHD is common but most people with the disorder haven’t got the faintest clue that they have it.
If you can associate with 4 or more of the following 13 “ADHD life challenges”, then you may want to muster all the motivation you can (I know that’s not going to be easy) to somehow get yourself to the first class.
Below are 13 life challenges that adults with ADHD may commonly experience
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 1: Difficulty with Focus & Concentration
Adults with ADHD often struggle to maintain focus on tasks, especially those that are repetitive or less stimulating. This can lead to difficulties in completing work assignments, reading, or even holding conversations.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 2: Time Management & Organization Issues
Managing time, prioritizing tasks, and staying organized can be challenging for individuals with ADHD. They might struggle to plan their day, meet deadlines, or remember appointments.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 3: Procrastination
Many adults with ADHD find it challenging to start tasks, especially those that they find boring or overwhelming. Procrastination can lead to increased stress and last-minute rushes to complete tasks.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 4: Impulsivity
Acting on impulse without thinking through consequences is a common struggle for adults with ADHD. This can lead to impulsive spending, decisions, or saying things without considering the impact.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 5: Forgetfulness
Forgetfulness extends beyond misplacing keys; it can also involve forgetting important dates, commitments, or conversations, which can strain relationships and lead to missed opportunities.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 6: Emotional Dysregulation
Adults with ADHD may experience intense mood swings, including periods of irritability, frustration, and difficulty managing emotions. These emotional fluctuations can impact relationships and personal well-being.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 7: Problems with Prioritization
Sorting through tasks and figuring out what needs immediate attention versus what can wait can be challenging. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed by a constant influx of tasks and responsibilities.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 8: Difficulty in Listening & Following Instructions
Adults with ADHD might struggle to listen attentively during conversations or meetings, leading to misunderstandings. Following multi-step instructions can also be a challenge.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 9: Disorganization & Clutter
Physical spaces like homes or workspaces can become cluttered and disorganized, making it harder to find things and maintain a productive environment.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 10: Relationship Struggles
Adults with ADHD might have difficulties maintaining close relationships due to challenges in communication, impulsivity, and forgetfulness.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 11: Employment Challenges
Adults with ADHD might experience difficulties in maintaining steady employment due to issues with time management, focus, and task completion.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 12: Financial Issues
Impulsivity can extend to financial decisions, leading to overspending and financial instability.
Adult ADHD Life Challenge 13: Academic or Vocational Underachievement
Despite having potential, individuals with ADHD may struggle to perform at their best academically or in their careers due to challenges in focus and organization.
“It’s important to remember that the 13 life challenges listed above can vary widely based on where you are on the ADHD spectrum, your environment, and your personal coping strategies. With proper understanding and support (which you’ll get in this yoga class), all thirteen of these adult ADHD life challenges can be managed effectively, allowing you to cope with life. Coping may not sound sexy, but if you have symptoms of Adult ADHD, you’ll know that being able to cope more effectively with everyday life will be utterly amazing.”
The 4 Steps To Help You Get To Your First Adult ADHD Yoga Class...
Step 1: Get a yoga mat
I usually get a cheap, fifteen-pound-ish, second-hand “yoga matters” mat from eBay when I’m ready for a new yoga mat to add to my collection.
I have several unfurled yoga mats throughout my house because if I only had one mat that was rolled up and neatly stored out of sight, I wouldn’t practice yoga nearly as much. If you have ADHD, a neat trick is to place “important things” in places that you can easily see and easily access!
Step 2: Click here to email me to say you’re interested in coming to the class.
When I have 10 to 15 people interested in coming to the class, I’ll find a venue in the Newcastle Emlyn area and start the class.
Step 3: Put the class day/time into your Day Planner
If you don’t have a Day Planner, I’ll be teaching you the importance of having one and will even teach you how to make a Day Planner from a cheap notebook – which is the system I use. I promise that your Day Planner will immediately become the number one coping tool in your Adult ADHD toolkit.
Step 4: Somehow get yourself to the class
If you’re anything like me when the day comes to start something new – especially something that involves mixing with fellow human beings – you’ll find a multitude of excuses not to go.
Be aware that the little voice in your head trying to talk you out of it is actually your catastrophically low levels of dopamine. I’ll be teaching you ways to increase your dopamine so that you feel happier and more energised to take on life, instead of hiding in from it.
A neat trick to increase the odds that you get in your car carrying a yoga mat and water bottle is to commit to coming along with a family member or friend. Adults with ADHD tend to have really good results when they use “accountability” as one of their ADHD tools.