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.
Let go of your stress in the middle of the day. This 45 minute class is especially designed to fit within your lunch hour. Focusing on core tonight to help you get your body in shape, without getting you too hot and sweaty! You will leave energised and ready to get on with the rest of your day. Don’t sit at your desk – do some yoga instead!
Ashtanga Full Led Primary Series
Learn authentic Ashtanga yoga with this dynamic flowing form of practice. Breath synchronised movement creating an internal heat which helps detoxify the body. A regular practice can help to improve your immune system, digestion, increase body awareness and help focus the mind. Practice begins and ends with the opening and closing mantras changed in Sanskrit. Asanas (postures) and breath are also called in Sanskrit. Modifications will be offered and everyone is most welcome.
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.org.
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.
Mid Week Re-balance
A natural progression from Beginners, this class is slightly more challenging. We’ll look at how pranayama and asana affect your body. We’ll move through postures at a steady pace and deepen your awareness of breath and movement with a focus on your body’s alignment in poses. This class connects posture., breathing and intention while building energy throughout the class.
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.
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.
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.
The teaching methodology of Yiraje Tango, is focused on body language, communicative aspects of tango and feelings. Tango dance has nothing to do with rationality and reason, and everything to do with feelings. Come along and feel the dance!
Classes are suitable for beginners and experienced dancers. The lesson is followed by guided practica.
Egyptian Style Belly Dance – Open Level All Welcome
A fun, upbeat class suitable for all levels of belly dancer, including absolute beginners. Taught by Moyra and Amanda, this class covers technique, musical interpretation and, above all, dancing fun.
Moyra is a performer and teacher, based in Edinburgh. She is an approachable and supportive teacher who enthusiastically shares her love of all forms of Egyptian belly dance. As well as performing as a solo artist, Moyra dances as part of the Helwa dance troupe based in the north of England.
Amanda is a Glasgow based performer and teacher. She is friendly and encouraging and loves nothing better than seeing her students blossom in dance.
Moyra and Amanda are both active members of the Scottish Belly Dance community and encourage development and offer performance opportunities.