Which Class is Right for Me?
Yoga really does come in many different styles and disciplines and it is this variety that makes yoga so accessible to everyone and yet also daunting. No two teachers are alike and even their interpretation of a particular style of yoga makes their classes unique. Just like a piece of music, we all play the same notes but we put them together in a different order and at a different pace - it is often the pauses and the silence between the notes that make the music unique. And so it is with yoga. And it is this complexity and variety that can overawe people.
Take a look at the details below to help find the class that is right for you - though this may differ day to day, week to week, which of course is why Yoga is such a wonderful practice.
Yoga Flow / Vinyasa Flow
A strong dynamic vinyasa flow based class with modifications for mobile beginners but plenty to challenge an intermediate yogi too. Designed to improve strength and flexibility with a gentle inward focus to improve both physical and mental well being. Prepare to get lost in a flow linking movement with breath that will make your heart sing, working up a heat in the body but with some wonderful stretches to calm and relax too. A perfect balance of energising and soothing.
Slow Flow / Hatha Flow
A slightly more gentle class than Yoga Flow, although we still work to build strength, stamina and flexibility. Classic yoga poses are linked with the breath and the flow is at an easy pace giving time for each posture and modifications. A class perfect for those wanting to gently challenge their bodies but to find a wonderful sense of calm and relaxation.
A downtempo class to help you unwind, relieve tension, building strength and increase flexibility. A wonderful recharge suitable for all levels. Let go and enjoy a yoga class that will have you shaking off the stress of the day and losing yourself in a flow that loses non of its impact with the pace. Whilst slow, we won't sacrifice the burn- connecting with your body and your breath for all the feels, gently building strength and toning the whole body. With options and modifications offered to enable you to tailor the class to your own bodies needs. Finishing with long satisfying stretches that will target deep connective tissue, help release tension, improve flexibility and preparing your body for restful and restorative sleep.
Yin Yang and Sound
This 90 minute class really is my ultimate yoga class giving you the strong foundations to tackle what ever life throws at you . A little pranayama will bringing us into the space of yoga, calming our minds, slowing our heart rate and soothing our nervous system.
Then we will start with the Yang - moving with our breath to create a little detoxifying heat in our bodies, focusing on the muscles to build strength, creating support for our joints and improving our mobility whilst increasing our cardio vascular endurance and bone density.
Moving onto the Yin - the perfect complement to the first part of our class. We will slow things down, becoming more meditative with longer held floor based yoga poses. Working on both our muscles and connective tissue we will work to increase our flexibility, whilst also improving our mental wellbeing and joint health.
And finally, the last part of our class needs you to just pop on some fluffy socks, lie down and relax with a linseed and lavender eye pillow over your eyes. Combing Yoga Nidra with the healing vibrational frequencies of my Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, Sedna Gong and other instruments, the sound waves will wash over you working their magic. An incredibly relaxing and soothing experience restoring our minds and bodies to peace, balance and harmony.
Not yoga as you may know it. My Conditioning Yoga classes are designed to work alongside your regular training and practice. They open your body, release stiffness, build strength and enhance your performance whether that is in yoga, cardio or strength based training. These high intensity workouts and drills are packed with yoga inspired exercises designed to build rock solid strength and endurance, increase agility, flexibility and mobility and to boost your focus, balance and stamina.
Rocket Yoga is a fast tempo, nonstop yoga class giving a cardio workout and building strength and flexibility into the body. The Rocket will wake up the nervous system feeding it energy - a feel good experience that opens the body and clears the mind. Arm balances, inversions, back bends and spinal twists are peppered throughout the class keeping energy levels high and challenging you into a practice of growth and developing. Uplifting, feel good, playful and energetic. A feel good class.
Interactive magical adventures where your little ones can practice yoga, mindfulness and relaxation through story telling and play. All the while building strength, balance and confidence. With guided mediatation and relaxation, as well as breathing techniques - tools they will take with them to help them handle any stresses and worries that they have in thier everyday life. Ages 4-12 years old.
Restorative and Yoga Nidra
I love sharing this yoga with people attending my retreats. This slows things right down relaxing the body and soothing the nervous system. Using props such as bolsters, blankets, pillows and blocks, the body is supported while holding gentle opening poses for a little while longer than in a normal class. Finishing with Yoga Nidra, or Yoga Sleep we enter a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, induced by a guided meditation. A complete release and relaxation for your mind and body.
A gentle accessible yoga at an easy pace giving time for lots of guidance and support, exploration of modifications and time to settle into each posture. A practice that still builds a little strength and will help improve flexibility, our movements will be linked with the breath for the benefits of mind body connection. Starting with slow stretches to warm up our muscles and loosen our joints before moving through a gentle flowing sequence of yoga postures and finishing with some longer holds and deep relaxation. This class is perfect for those wanting to gently challenge their bodies without feeling depleted and who maybe haven't practiced yoga before or are returning to yoga after and absence. Not a beginner? But like your yoga gentle and slow - this is for you.