Hatha Yoga The word Hatha comes from the Sanskrit terms “ha” meaning “sun” and “tha” meaning “moon”. Hatha is the most popular form of yoga and is the basis for other popular yoga such as Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Kundalini.In Hatha yoga, you will learn to control and strengthen your breath in a relaxed and modulated way in order to provide focus in different postures and sequences. Hatha yoga helps to bring balance, strength and flexibility in the body and a sense of well-being and a deep connection to the self. Hatha yoga can help to calm the mind creating space both physically and mentally. The class 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. Followed by relaxation, pranayama, chanting and meditation. The pace is slow and a specific breathing technique is used called Ujjayi, leading you towards movement, meditation and breath becoming a seamless practice. Classes are different each week and may have themes or special attention to an area of the body. This class is open to all
Gentle Hatha Yoga This is a great class for anyone looking for a gentle yoga practice, and for those looking to join a class after injury, illness or periods of stress and anxiety. Classes are different each week and have plenty of modifications so that each student can work according to what they need. These classes include gentle limbering exercises, standing poses, seated poses, gentle backbends, pranayama (breathing exercises) and relaxation. Chairs are available if sitting on the floor is not appropriate. This class is open to all.
Ashtanga The most athletic and physically demanding form of yoga. The foundation of this ancient system, discovered by the late Sri T. Krishnamacharya and his disciple Pattabhi Jois in the 1930's, involves a series of set postures practised in sequence (vinyasa). You will be guided through each posture with plenty of options to suit your experience. Ashtanga is accessible if you are new to yoga, however, a certain level of fitness is required to start Ashtanga. This class requires a level of fitness.
Vinyasa Flow Roughly translated as breath coordinated movement, vinyasa yoga sequences interconnect static poses with dynamic transitions using a series of yoga postures designed to still the mind, invigorate the body, and concentrate the breath. A classical Vinyasa yoga class starts by centering the mind in the body through breathing. It then proceeds through a warming cycle of strengthening and lengthening postures concluding with a resting phase to cool the body and integrate the effects. Expect to build heat in the body and encounter some challenging sequences and postures with options to modify. This class requires a level of fitness.
Salute the sun (surya namaskar) - early morning practice Start your day with reverence for the sun and harness its life-giving energy with Surya Namaskar. Surya Namaskar, is a series of postures that warms, strengthens, and aligns the entire body. We will focus on 1 style of surya namaskar and aim to repeat 3 rounds of 10, pausing after every 10 to enjoy a standing pose. We will end with pranayama and meditation. Although Sun Salutations can be practiced at any time of the day, the early-morning hours are considered especially auspicious for yoga and meditation practice. This is an opportunity to have an early morning, warming practice - leaving you feeling energised and ready for your day.
Kundalini Yoga and Gong Bath Combining a dynamic Kundalini Yoga practice and Sound Therapy to bring you to deep states of relaxation. Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement and dynamic breathing techniques to build vitality and increase consciousness. Combined with the gentle soundscapes of the gong bath this session will dissolve your everyday worries and tensions, allowing you to fully enter that wonderful 'rest and restore' state of being. The goal is to give you an experience of yourself as pure awareness, liminal, and limitless. Ask anyone who has experienced the gongs and they will tell you it is the ULTIMATE reset button. This class is open to all. One to Ones We offer private yoga classes to individuals, couples and small groups of family and friends.
Suitable for beginners and experienced yogis
An opportunity to build confidence and knowledge and/or work on a specific health concern/injury
Classes can be taken on different days and times in your own home/workplace or at the studio