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
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.
This fun combination class of Traditional Hatha and Vinyasa Flow allows you to strengthen and tone your body whilst linking breath to movement. Including moments of internalisation throughout, you will leave feeling relaxed and centred. Suitable for all ages and abilities!
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.
Pilates Mat classes are designed to tone abdominals, increase overall strength and flexibility on the floor with mats. This pilates mat class is appropriate for beginners and yet challenging enough for the seasoned pilates student. Students will apply pilates principles while gaining core strength in a fun, supportive atmosphere. New exercises will be introduced as the class progresses.
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.
Mind and Body Yoga
This Hatha Yoga class will focus on balancing the mind and body. A mixture of various asanas, linking breath with movement, with a breakdown and variations of postures provided. Building confidence in asanas, we will be focusing on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and end in deep relaxation.
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.
Short Form Ashtanga
Join us for an Ashtanga based short form practice, working through the Primary Series. Postures will be talked through and demonstrated, so suitable for all levels, although a base level of fitness is recommended. Ashtanga is a dynamic form of yoga, with a fluid flow of heat and energy during asana practice. The combination of breath and movement stimulates the heart and lungs, improves circulation and enables balance, whilst developing strength and flexibility. This meditative practice provides a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.