Yoga for a Monday Morning
A class that will help de-stress, create cheer and calm in equal measures, leaving you ready to take on the week ahead. A combination of a mini meditation, stretching, breathing and relaxation, this Hatha Yoga class is suitable for all abilities and ages.
Back Care Yoga
These classes are for anyone who regularly suffers from any kind of back, shoulder or neck pain. Led by remedial massage therapist and yoga teacher Sandy Winterbottom, these classes will enable you to learn how to look after your back and how to stretch and strengthen the muscles that support your back. The classes run in 6 week blocks and each week you will be given exercises to do at home so that you can build towards having a regular exercise practice to increase and maintain strength and stability in your back.
Flow and Restore
A class aimed at all levels, Flow and Restore is based on Vinyasa Flow which links the breath with movement and the mind. Combining a series of restorative postures in a flowing sequence, with a lovely relaxation at the end. This class will help improve muscle tone and flexibility, calming the mind and uplifting the spirit.
Heartfulness is a meditation for modern day life. In today’s fast-paced world, most people are searching for ways to reduce stress and lead balanced, peaceful lives. Elaborate philosophies or complicated routines can be difficult to sustain and, therefore, we need something that is easy to integrate in our day-to-day lives; something we can do every day in the comfort of our own homes. Heartfulness offers a simple and practical way to learn heart-based meditation and relaxation and is based on a yogic form of meditation.The benefits of the practice include reduced stress, improved focus and efficiency, as well as a calmer way of being and a more fulfilling life. We invite all those who are interested to try Heartfulness and to see the benefits for themselves. There are no charges for the practice at any stage. We are all volunteers who give our time gladly to make this simple and effective method available to everyone interested in trying it. We are a non-profit organisation with members in over 120 countries in the world. To learn more, please visit www.heartfulness.uk
A flow-based class focused on the freedom to express through movement. This style encourages students to use their body as a way to connect deeper through asana and free movement, creating the space for an experience of self-exploration and deep somatic awareness. It combines elements of flow, fluidity, balance, ease, play, and breath that allows you to tap into your deepest felt sense of self – attentive to both beginners and advanced levels.
Our Traditional Hatha Yoga class will focus on breathing and exploring postures individually rather than as part of a sequence. Other aspects of yoga will be explored also, including pranayama breathing, mantra chanting and relaxation/meditation. This is a good way to get involved in yoga for newcomers and an opportunity for the more experienced to widen their practice.
A class suitable for those who have never tried yoga before or those wishing to get back to basics. This class will focus on the alignment and feel of some basic yoga postures, allowing you to learn at your own pace and build a solid yoga foundation.
Taiji Shibashi Qigong is a Qigong form commonly practiced in China and South East Asia, that incorporates some of the best healing movements from Yang style Tai Chi Chuan.
Qigong is the art of working with energy (Qi) which in Oriental pricinpals is your life energy, which runs in channels or meridians throughout the body.
No prior knowledge of Qigong is required to take part. The movements are easy and quick to learn, but improving on the correct posture and developing awareness of your energy (Qi) is an ongoing process that will never end. The more you practice Qigong, the more healing benefits you will get from it.
Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of meditation based on the experience of Self-Realisation through Kundalini Awakening. It establishes a deep state of inner silence and joy, where one experiences the deepest self, free from unhelpful thoughts, anxieties and worries.
Sahaja Yoga was founded in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi and is now practised worldwide. Find out more at www.shrimataji.org
A flowing, dynamic and energetic yoga practice where the movements are guided by the breath. The class will help build physical strength, confidence and grace. Modifications and variations of postures will be given to help you explore and build awareness of where you need to be in a pose.
Poses flow into each other, synchronised with the breath, as you mindfully transition from pose to pose. Postures are related to the changing seasons, in order to focus on and energise organs and meridians related to each season.
Kundalini Yoga is the practice of awareness and energy. It is a dynamic blend of exercises (kriya) and breath work (pranayam), utilising mantra and mudra to maximize the powerful benefits to health and well being. Each class will end with relaxation and meditation.
Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries.Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Relax & Unwind
Unwind and destress after a weeks work with a slow flow yoga class. You will be guided through a short meditation, gentle asanas in a flow sequence and a longer savasana. You might not build up a sweat but expect to feel calmer, lighter and looser after the session.
Sunday mornings spent with a little bit of yin. In this hour class you will be guided through a gentle series of yin postures to allow the body to relax into deep stretching and bring the mind to a meditative state. Poses are held for longer periods of time to allow you to reap the benefits of the pose. Yin benefits include helping to calm the mind, reduce stress, increase circulation and improve joint mobility to name a few. The perfect way to start a lazy Sunday. This class will not build up a sweat so come wrapped up to allow yourself to be as comfortable as possible.