CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

There are many different styles of yoga out there, from the more traditional Ashtanga and Iyengar through to the more modern Forrest or Jivimukti. However one thing unites them all- connection.

The physical practice of yoga at our studio is centred around vinyasa flow so all of our generically titled ‘yoga’ classes will have the principles of vinyasa at their core.

Our classes are mixed ability and our teachers are skilled at providing variations to meet you at your level. However if you are completely new the practice, to yoga or just want a refresh, then we do have some beginners classes.

We also offer some speciality classes and you will be able to find a full description of them below.

If you are interested in learning more about the history and philosophy behind the practice of yoga then please feel free to ask any of our teachers.

VINYASA

Vinyasa yoga is a continuously flowing practice that gives you the chance to work your body, quieten your mind and grow in your practice.

Vinyasa classes co-ordinate movement and breathe to link one posture to the next in a creative sequence.

The style draws its influences from the classical Ashtanga and Iyengar methods and the class pace and intensity will vary depending on the teacher.

Regardless of whether the pace is fast or slow, expect to move from pose to pose, building strength, stamina and mobility through an all body practice.

There will also be elements of mindfulness, meditation and breathe work (pranayama) in most vinyasa classes.

Vinyasa flow classes allow for a great deal of creativity and variety so what you get in one class from one teacher will not be identical to that in another class.

SPECIALITY CLASSES

FAMILY FLOW

Fun for all the family. This class offers a chance for imaginative self-discovery, collaboration, as well as non-competitive movement, fun and laughter.

Open to everyone – children, teens, mums, dads, grandparents and carers.

The class will cover:
- Exciting yoga activities to challenge everyone.
- Partner work to encourage teamwork and bonding.
- Breathing practices to calm the mind and body.
- Rejuvenating relaxations and fun guided imagery/stories.
- The enjoyment of learning and spending time together.
- A feeling of calm and tranquillity. 

This is a donation based class, so just pay what you can afford.  Suggested donation if you can £10 per family (1 adult and up to 2 children).

All the profits from this class go towards supporting our Give A Little Get A Lot campaign.

PREGNANCY YOGA

Practising yoga when pregnant can ease aches and pains, boost circulation and strengthen the body and mind.

No need to have practised yoga before. Suitable for students from 15 weeks of pregnancy to birth. a slow flow class that incorporates specific ante-natal poses that will assist you throughout your pregnancy, during labour and beyond.

YIN FLOW

This nourishing class fuses the movement of a vinyasa class, with the stillness of yin one. 

It begins with breath-led flow before transitioning into quieter work that balances the nervous system with restorative and yin postures. 

The flow is slow and the restorative poses are held for 2-5 minutes, utilising props for support.

Expect a class theme, plenty of time for stillness and quiet and maybe the occasional reading. 

You’ll leave feeling peaceful in both body and mind.

YOGABILITY

This class is for adults with additional or special needs.

We use a chair as well as the mat to adapt traditional yoga poses, making them accessible to all.

We explore yoga poses, work on range of motion and flexibility, strengthening muscles and joints, and reducing stress.

These classes are set to music and involve breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.

Our studio is based on the first floor and we do not have a lift, so unfortunately at this time we can only accommodate students that can make their way up a single flight of (wide) stairs. This is a donation based class, so just pay what you can afford. Suggested donation is £5.00 per adult.  Carers go free. 

YOGA FOR HEALTH + HEALING

A subsidised class for anyone who is struggling with illness or who is in a period of convalescence or recovery.

The class is designed to help boost immunity, decrease anxiety and stress, increase well-being, strength and range of motion.

You will need to be reasonably mobile and able to move independently but the classes are gentle, slow moving and have plenty of periods of rest + relaxation.

YOGA FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Whatever your sporting passion this class will help you go further, faster, for longer, whilst staying injury free.

Yoga postures, breath work and inner focus will all be used to assist building strength + stability and improve your breathing and focus.

Some athletes begin the practice to rehabilitate an injury and to gain more flexibility and strength. Others take it up to increase their powers of concentration and quiet the mind. And some do it because they don’t want to miss out on what everybody else is raving about! The reasons are many, but the results are consistent.