Beginners Yoga - an ideal class if you are just beginning in Yoga but also open to those who have been practicing a while.
We will move slowly and steadily through a series of yoga postures, that may include sun salutations, forward bends, backbends, twists, standing postures, seated postures and supine postures. These will be followed by relaxation, pranayama and meditation.
The pace will be slow, with a specific breathing technique called Ujjayi, leading us towards movement, meditation and breath becoming a seamless practice. Classes will be different each week and may have themes or special attention to an area of the body.
Breathe + Flow
Tuesday 10.30-11.45am + 6-7.15pm
"The only reason we choose to do yoga is for the pleasure — the literal pleasure — of our systems relaxing and filling with energy "Mark Whitwell
Breathe and flow uses classical Hatha Yoga postures that flow from one to another with an opportunity to deepen the strength of your practice by holding the poses for longer.
We will use simple and logical sequences that will build healthy mobility and strength in the body. Connecting breath and movement together with help to calm the mind and take our attention inwards bringing joy into our yoga practice and life.
The pace will be slow, with a specific breathing technique called Ujjayi, Leading us towards movement, meditation and breath becoming a seamless practice. Classes will be different each week and may have themes or special attention to specific areas of the body.
Gentle Yoga + Relaxation
Come and unwind, rejuvenate and enjoy a gentle approach to yoga. This class focuses on releasing tensions, gently works towards increased flexibility and strength and allows you to experience deep relaxation. The pace is slow and there is no hurry to finish a sequence, classes are different each week and have plenty of modifications so that each student can work according to what they need. Gentle yoga is suitable for anyone wanting to practice gentle postures at a slower pace: beginners, people with restricted movement, older people or those getting back into the practice after a break.
These classes include asana (Postures) relaxation, pranayama (Breathing Technique) and meditation.
Chairs are available if sitting on the floor is not appropriate.
Monthly Restorative Yoga
Sunday 31st March 2019 10-11.30am
When we feel supported, we are more inclined to relax and release long held tension. By relaxing in poses, with the aid of props, without strain or pain, we can achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps are used so that you are supported in your pose comfortably. Typically, this class will include 5 to 10 seated, kneeling or supine poses and each one is held for around 5 minutes. Pranayama and meditation will also be included in these sessions.
Restorative yoga helps to combat the physical and mental effects of everyday stress, and eases common ailments such as headaches, backaches, anxiety, and insomnia with the use of restful poses and deep breathing techniques.