By definition Yoga means “union with life”; it is a group of physical, mental and spiritual disciplines, originated in India. Through movement, meditation and breathing, Yoga brings a holistic approach to health, fitness and well-being. Yoga will tone the body, de-stress the mind and improve your overall quality of life.
A fluid and moving practice that challenges in a way that also nurtures, grounds and builds the body’s strength and flexibility. Vinyasa style builds internal heat and really opens up the body. Creative sequencing encourages the body to burn toxins, strengthen and tone muscles and uplift the spirit.
Flow and restore; this class allows your body to self-regulate and release layers of tension or any tightness you may have. Starting with a flow of Yoga poses, we then move into stillness with restorative yoga, using props to help the body relax and renew. Restorative Yoga is a powerful healing practise allowing us to harmonise the nervous system, which is our foundation. Classes will boost your mood and calm the mind while detoxifying the body. Excellent for sportspeople who wish to rejuvenate tired muscles. Flow Yoga is also fantastic for managing stress and anxiety.
A powerful and dynamic style of Yoga in which a set series of postures are linked dynamically to the breath in a flow of movement. Postures are held for longer and are designed to bring strength, flexibility, and endurance to the body. Each class ends with “Savasana”, known as corpse pose, deep relaxation to fully assimilate the benefits of Yoga practice.
Yin Yoga at its core is a magical celebration of your body and all its idiosyncrasies. It involves you adopting certain ‘shapes’ and holding them for a considerable length of time, usually between 3 and 10 minutes. Through these long holds, you will ultimately learn how to sit with yourself in stillness. Anatomically, you will access tissue that your Yang Yoga practices don’t enable you to target. Energetically, you will visit the meridian lines or nadis – the invisible energy lines that run through the body.
You will be challenged, and you will be uncomfortable, but that’s the whole point. Every second that you remain in an uncomfortable situation you gain strength in dealing with discomfort. You will recognise the role that the mind plays in magnifying the experience and you will, with practice, become better able to minimise this role.
Strong Yoga Flow
Move deeper into your practice. Combine breath with movement, working on your strength and flexibility in equal measure. Perfect for those with an established yoga practice.
Mindful Glow & Flow
A midweek moment…some slow deep stretching to open up the body and the mind. Open to all bodies, this restorative flow will help increase flexibility, decrease anxieties and regain focus for the latter end of the week. Mindfulness entails being aware on all levels; mentally, emotionally and physically. In today’s busy world we tend to get fixated in the past, replaying events/conversations/emotions which can make us feel stuck, or the obsessing about the future, which can create anxieties. One of the greatest uses of Yoga is to bring us back to the present moment and become more aware of what things we can let go of. By deeply stretching into areas like the hips, shoulders and neck (as well as the overall body) – we will release the physical body and draw the mind back in the present moment. The class will finish with an MBSR body scan meditation offering a mid-week reset for the body and mind.
Warm Yoga Flow
Flow and restore; with our studio heated to 27 degrees, this class is carefully curated to further warm the muscles, allowing you to safely reach new levels of personal flexibility. Classes include deep stretching, balances, deep core strengthening, floor work and guided relaxation to release layers of tension and tightness. With a focus on correct postural alignment, each class brings creative sequencing and a dynamic flow of movements that are personalised to offer variations for each individual’s body and limits.
Using the best of Yoga mobilisations, myofascial release techniques and PNF stretching. These relaxing sessions help you build flexibility and strength at the same time as releasing joint tightness and muscle pain. Whatever your sport or work come to class and feel restored ready for the next challenge.
Sun Series is a class with a series of sequence based on sun salutations and its multitude of variations. The sequence begins from the classical Surya Namaskar and expands to include variations of each Surya namaskar. With each variation of Surya namaskar, more poses ranging from easy to complicated are added in order to help stimulate muscles, joints, and ligaments. This increases the flexibility of the joints; bringing a balance between physical and mental.
Some of the benefits of Sun series include:
– Improve strength and flexibility of muscles and spine
– Lengthen and tone your muscles
– Stimulate muscles, joints, and ligaments.
– Improve circulatory and respiratory, stimulates the endocrine glands in the body
– One of the most effective cardiovascular exercises, weight loss
– Increase your energy circulation
– Experience moving meditation
– Increase Balance between physical and mental health
– Master every basic step of Surya Namaskar
Candlelit Flow & Restore
This nourishing candlelit class provides a balance between movement and stillness. This class starts with a dynamic practice suitable for all levels, while the second part of the class uses restorative yoga postures to balance to the nervous system.