We have developed a range of classes where there is something for everybody.
Whatever your yoga ability, daily schedule or fitness level: all our classes deliver the same physical and mental benefits, and will all change you from the inside out. Through the discipline of a regular yoga practice, we can learn to become more disciplined in other areas of our lives.
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are!!”
Bikram Basics takes place at room temperature in our lovely ambient studio 2 in a smaller group environment. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR NEW STUDENTS!!
In this class we do one set of every posture in the Bikram series with a focus on alignment and more individual attention to build your confidence with the different shapes and the heat in a slower paced class. The teacher will do some demonstrations and there is also the opportunity to ask questions on specific postures.
The class is designed to give you a solid foundation and awareness of the Bikram sequence. Great for beginners and regulars alike to give you confidence, grow your practice, and keep it thriving!!!
Fundamentals of Vinyasa Flow
The Fundamentals of Vinyasa Flow. This class teaches you the foundation of a Flow class in a small group environment. It is also taught without the room being heated, which gives you the ability to focus more on our shapes. If you don’t know your Chataranga from your Adho Mukha Svanasana this is the class for you!!
The teacher will go through the sequence slowly, breaking the postures down, giving you lots of instruction and assistance with your alignment. You will also be taught the correct way to breathe for Vinyasa Flow so you will feel much more capable and confident when you transition to the hot room.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR NEW STUDENTS!!
Warm Vinyasa Flow
These energising yoga classes are for those working at beginner or intermediate level with variations of postures being given to accommodate mixed abilities. The classes are taught in moderated heat(38 degrees), which is ideal for safely encouraging flexibility and allowing a gentle detoxification process. These are accessible dynamic, flowing classes rooted in the practices of Vinyasa Flow yoga. By moving from posture to posture with a linking Vinyasa, the body is realigned in preparation for the next posture and the body’s internal heat is increased. Strength, flexibility, grounding and stamina are enhanced. The focus is on establishing the key foundations of yoga. Synchronising breath to movement, building internal core strength and general strength and flexibility.
Slow Vinyasa Flow
This class gives us a greater understanding to a Vinyasa Flow practice…whether beginner or regular student. We look more in detail at plank, chaturanga, upward and downward dogs and how different sequences of flow are put together.
The nature of flow is to move with a dynamic energy in time with the breath, which is another aspect of this class. Naturally the pace of the class moves more slowly giving time to understand and digest at a calmer pace. The heat is also turned down, so we can build a more loving relationship with this powerful force!!
Bikram Yoga 90
90 minute class
The original hot yoga sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. It has stood the test of time because this system just works! 26 postures which are repeated twice. The sequence is always the same, which allows us to focus on proper alignment and helping to improving our breathing. Through its repetition it gives us great foundations to grow a powerful practice. This class works on all levels and is good for new students to give them physical strength, flexibility, balance and stamina while honing your mental focus and emotional well-being.
Bikram Yoga 60
60 minute class
All of the above, we’ve just managed to squeeze it all into just one hour, so it’s absolutely ideal for before and after work. And don’t worry… it still delivers all the benefits and feel-good results. This class works harder on your stamina and cardiovascular system and really helps to build your 90 mins classes.
The main focus of this class is to observe and understand energy as it moves through our body…… This class starts with a series of soft deep stretches on the floor and then transitions to a more dynamic series of standing postures to get the energy moving through the body. It then slowly moves back onto the floor to work on deep Yin stretches targeting the areas between the navel and the knees and to balance the energies out. Holding these postures for several minutes allows us to start to work on deeper levels of our practice…physical, mental and emotional.
Yin Yoga is a wonderful introduction to yoga, so great for beginners. It’s slow and deep. Giving us time and space to connect with the body. And Instead of telling the body what to do we start to listen…..
Yin classes are about deep passive stretches which target the connective tissue and ligaments of the hips, pelvis and lower back. Great for people with injuries. The postures are mainly seated or lying down and are held for 3-5 minutes. A Yin practice improves flexibility and mobility in the joints. It facilitates the release of tension and blockages. It also reduces stress and encourages mindfulness. No need for heat in the practice.
If you’ve never done Yin Yoga…… Then you’ve never really done yoga…..Giving our self and our body time is the magic ingredient in this practice.
Mindfulness and Meditation
Meditation and Yoga go hand in hand: “Yoga is for the mind, Meditation is for the body”. But for many people it can be difficult, so the meditation class is an opportunity to sit in silence, with a group of others in a very supportive environment. Raj will spend time talking to you in the beginning of the class, helping you to find the right mindset and guiding you into a place of space. Then you will have time to sit in stillness and silence and simply be, as you are.
This class is structured into 3 sections…… 10mins Connecting with breath and body…… 10mins Guided meditation and finally 10mins of simply sitting in silence.
There’s a reason bootcamp-style training is so popular: It gets results—and fast!
Bootcamp is time-based interval circuit training with minimal equipment. Each circuit mixes cardio moves with strength training exercises. What makes boot camp workouts so unique is that they emphasise total-body functional training which goes hand in hand in yoga to improve your strength, power, balance and lung capacity. Plus you torch the maximum amount of calories while you tone every inch.
Drawing from Pilates, Yoga and fitness/strength training, Hot Core combines a deep abdominal and strength training workout with sequences of dynamic movement to also boost heart rate and cardio fitness. Some infra red heat is added to the room to get things really sweaty!
You will learn how to turn on and train the core muscles in proper, safe & effective ways.
Each class has sets of different exercises which participants will first learn the HOW and then do them in an interval sequence.
In addition to the core interval sets there will be cardio movement to further challenge the core as well as building cardio stamina & strength.
IHP is a training system that combines Pilates principles with HIIT (high intensity interval training). It is an intense full body workout designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health.
It is simple and it works – it creates quick visible results. It creates long lean muscle mass, burns fat, and increase fitness levels. It creates a strong core, improves circulation and increases flexibility. It is on a yoga mat so has zero impact, therefore protecting your joints and muscles.
It combines cardio and muscle toning in a hot room. The HIIT keeps your heart rate up, helping to burn fat. The pilates principles sculpt your body. The heat loosens the muscles and at the humidity makes you sweat – elevating your heart rate, boosting metabolism and promoting fat burn.
They say “healthy spine, healthy life” for good reasons: the spine supports our entire body structure and allows for a good flow of the force of gravity and vital energy.
The wheel therapy class is designed to increase the flexibility of the spine and openness of the shoulders, chest and hips which are all major energy centres in the body. This is done through a series of yoga inspired movements with the aid of the wheel.
This class will not only improve your yoga practice and flexibility but most importantly will allow for great “openness and release”, making you feel both invigorated and lighter afterwards.