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!!”
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 is a great introduction 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. There is more instruction as well as demonstrations of all the postures and sometimes an extra teacher in the room for hands on corrections.
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 force!!
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.
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.
Kundalini Yoga is known as the “yoga of awareness”. A Technology of discovery that enables the individual to reach and fulfill their ultimate potential.
Classes cover intense physical kriyas (set of poses), pranayama, mantra and meditation to awaken the Kundalini Energy.
Heat is not used in this class as we generate our natural heat through the kriyas.
• Strengthen the body and balance the nervous system.
• Improve the health and vitality levels.
• Rejuvenate the skin and internal organs.
• Release fears and limiting patterns.
• Channel the creative and sexual energy.
• Experience your highest consciousness.
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.
Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior
Dynamic fixed set vinyasa style sequence. It is a fully balanced class, which includes asana warm-up, setting of intention, surya namaskar, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation and relaxation. Since the asana sequence is always the same, a student will pick it up quite quickly after only a couple of classes.
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.
Abs & Upper Body Conditioning Class
Building a strong core takes more than a few crunches!! In this class we are working on developing a strong torso, building both core stability (those deep internal muscles close to the spine) and core strength (think “six pack” abs).
It’s important to build core stability first and then build core strength. You want to get the deeper muscles working. Once you have a strong core the rest of the body has less to do to support you and your practice. Your overall fitness will improve, making you less prone to injury down the road. Your ability to balance will be inhanced. Also your inner organs and central nervous system will be protected. This will give you a strong confident posture. As well as the core strengthening, we work a little on your cardio too.
Building upper body and core strength is so important for your flow classes. Using this class to master postures like… forearm planks, chataranga’s and down dogs……. Do it once a week and watch your practice grow stronger and stronger……. Its only 30mins.