Classes & Courses
If you are looking for a calming and nurturing practice that is aimed at connecting deeper in to the body targeting the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body then yin yoga is the practice for you.
Traditional poses and movements coordinated with the breath to flow from one pose to the next. Slow, strong and steady specially designed sequences to strengthen and stimulate you. You will be encouraged to challenge yourself safely, whilst stepping away from everyday stresses and strains, to a calmness on your mat.
Yoga to Calm
Gentle flow movements to open up the breath and body to induce feelings of calm and ease. Breathing practices combined with postures that will help you develop your ability to tune into your breath and relax your nervous system allowing you to connect mind and body and feel happier and healthier.
- All abilities
Using props, such as bolsters and blankets to help you support your body so that you can hold poses for a longer period of time. During the long holds your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It is a mellow, twilight practice to complement our busy lives and an excellent antidote to stress. You are welcome to bring a blanket and cushion. Alternatively, bolsters and blankets can be purchased at the studio.
- All abilities
Pilates – Sculpt & Tone
In this class the focus will be on building core strength, increasing all over muscle control and coordination. The exercises are low impact, but will increase stamina, improve posture, tone and elongate muscles. We aim to bring together our mind, body and spirit through the exercises we perform.
Introduction to Yoga
Intoduction to Yoga (6 week course)
A gentle introduction to yoga allowing you to find your foundations in postures and to learn about the importance of opening up the breath to help you find more ease and stability within the postures and yourself. Each week will have a different theme or focus introducing some of the basic postures of yoga, layering up on the learning from the previous week. We will start the practice with some simple breathing techniques and move onto gentle movement. We will end with relaxation so you can let your subconscious assimilate all you have learnt by just relaxing back onto your mat!
Introduction to Pilates
Introduction to Pilates (6 week course)
Pilates exercises are designed to develop longer, leaner muscles, establish core strength and stability and connect your mind and body. Each week there will be a different theme or focus to introduce the basic pilates movements. The emphasis is on hip, leg, back and ab work. The course will build so that by the end of 6 weeks, you will be more flexible, have a stronger core and notice a difference in your muscle tone.
TO HELP YOU
Unfortunately, due to COVID19 we are advising our clients to either bring their own mat or a yoga towel. We will have our mats placed out to observe social distancing and you can then place your mat/towel on top of these. We have both mats and towels to buy in the studio if you don’t have any or would like new ones! I would recommend the Sticky mats that retail at £20, the yoga grip towels retail at £26. We will be sanitising our mats before and after each class.
Please can ensure that you sanitise your mat before you bring it into the studio. We will also have sprays that you can use in the studio.
We use props in yoga for a number of reasons.
Blocks are good for sitting on so that your pelvis tilts forward and there is not as much strain on your hips. They can also be used to rest your neck when lying down as well as being used to support a position.
Straps are used to help reach a position or to help stretch.
Bolsters are used mainly in Yin yoga or Restorative yoga, to relax onto in positions so that they are more comfortable.
We have all of these props in the studio. However, again due to COVID 19 we cannot share them with you. At the Intro stage you will only need a block and a strap. We have these to buy at £12 for a block and £7 for a strap. However, you are more than welcome to improvise – you could bring a towel or cushion from home to sit on and use a dressing gown belt (or something similar) for a strap.
Wear clothing that you can move in and feel comfortable in. Leggings and t shirts are fine. You may want to wear a vest top under a t shirt – as in some positions your t shirt may ride up or over your head – bearing all! As its Autumn is a good idea to make sure you have something warm to fling on afterwards!
Traditionally yoga is done in bare feet. However, due to COVID 19 you may want to wear yoga/Pilates socks which have a grippy bottom. This is your choice. The floor will be steam cleaned after each class. You can buy these on Amazon either toeless or as a full sock. There will be some you can buy in the studio as well if you wish.
Please arrive at the studio 10 minutes before class. We have a small seating area that you can relax in (although social distancing will apply) or you can go straight to a mat and make yourself comfortable. You are welcome to leave any bags and your shoes in the bench seats or seating area. We have a coat hooks to hang your outside coats on.