We enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with small
classes - you will never find more than 12 in a class - so lots of
individual attention if you want it.
The styles we currently offer are Hatha and Yin. You will find a brief explanation of the two styles and even better, why not try both and see which you like best.
is a traditional style of Yoga which is a good mixture of standing,
balancing, mat postures, flows, breathing, meditation and relaxation.
The underlying aim of Hatha Yoga is to balance Body, Mind and Emotions.
It is a great way to develop flexibility, suppleness and strength and
improve the efficiency of your breathing. Regular practice helps you
develop a calmer outlook on life. Classes vary from week to week.
is a great complementary style for those already practising yoga - it
allows the soft tissure in and around the muscles and in joints
including the spine to gently stretch for longer to aid comfort and
flexibility . It is also a very calming and relaxing style. There are
variations in pose to suit all anatomies - yin is evolving so no longer
just a complementary style it is becoming a style in its own right.
These classes are intended to help you start to develop Hatha Yoga
skills by cultivating the simple classic Yoga poses, so you can do them
well and grow with them. You will be encouraged to develop your
physical and mental awareness and experience the energy flow in your
body through movement, quiet introspection and self observation. After a
while you will probably be ready to move to one of the other classes.
Beginners workshops This
is a 3 hour workshop for people who have never done Yoga before, which
acts as a prelude for those who want to go onto the beginners class.
It will introduce you to the idea of Yoga, how to approach posturing,
breathing and some guidelines as to how to take care of yourself and get
the most out of your Yoga classes. These are run periodically
throughout the year (often Saturday mornings) and can be arranged
specially for a group of 4 or more friends who would like to attend
Pre-natal Yoga Yoga can help women get through their pregnancy with minimal discomfort. It also helps the birth and post-delivery stages. Yoga
classes help to boost circulation and also help with fluid retention.
The stretching exercises relieve aches and pains. Posture is also
improved by yoga and this can help ease back problems, which are common
in pregnant women. Yoga helps to prepare for the birth - it encourages
breath and body awareness, reduces worry and teaches women to adapt to
new situations. And yoga continues to have benefits after pregnancy,
too. Postnatal yoga, which can be started about six weeks after the
birth, strengthens abdominal muscles and your pelvic floor. It also
helps you to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape faster.
need to bring your own mats or blankets we have a supply in the studio,
although you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. If you are
coming regularly you may choose to build up some other equipment like
bolsters, blocks etc (which we sell) although there are many people in
the classes who do not have lots of equipment and we can improvise.
What to Wear -
nothing special - just loose fitting trousers and a comfortable T shirt
will be fine. If you want to wear specialised yoga gear that's fine