Based on the Ashtanga system developed by Sri K Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). A set of challenging postures that link breath with dynamic movement. You will be guided through a sequence similar to the Ashtanga primary series, but with some subtle changes in sequence week by week. A great class to build strength and burn fat!
If you are new to yoga or have not practiced for a while, then this class may be just what you are looking for. Each class will take you through some of the core yoga postures in a slow flow sequence that is linked to the breath. There will be a mixture of pranayama (breathing practices), asanas (the postures), meditation and relaxation, and the class will vary week by week. A great place to start that will help you learn how to practice yoga safely with the emphasis on alignment.
A great all-round class that includes pranayama, asana, meditation and relaxation. Moving from posture to posture, the emphasis here is correct alignment so we will hold poses a little longer and spend time looking at variations and modifications so that you learn how to modify postures if you are recovering from injury or have problems with your joints. Suitable for beginners and for those of you progressing your practise because we will look at how to develop poses as the body becomes more open.
Pilates focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility. Most people think of Pilates as ‘core strengthening’ exercises, but it is so much more than that. Create a long lean body and promote stability and flexibility around the joints whilst working from a stable central core. A great class if you are recovering from injuries.
Vinyasa (pronounced vin-yah-sah) is the Sanskrit word for flow or breath-linked movement. Our vinyasa class will flow smoothly and take you from posture to posture in synchrony with your breath. A more energetic style of yoga that builds muscular strength as well as flexibility. If you like a class that changes sequence regularly, and where you can test you physical limits then vinyasa flow is just for you. A moving meditation that will leave you feeling deeply relaxed.
Gentle yet intense long-held postures that target the deep connective tissue such as the fascia, the ligaments and the joint capsules. A style of yoga where the muscles are not used actively, so a great practice if you don’t want to get sweaty ! You will leave the class feeling deeply relaxed and very open. A great way to balance some of the more active styles of yoga and provide harmony for the body.
Shivananda is very similar to Hatha yoga, but in reverse. We start inverted as at birth and grow through our lives while flowing through the poses to finish standing having reset our bodies and minds to learn from the different periods of growth in our life, from birth to present. We return to the world in state of higher understanding, greater compassion, learning and forgiveness. A beautiful practise that is gentle and nurturing.