Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
This dynamic, physically demanding practice derived from Hatha Yoga synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body and can increase flexibility, build strength and tone the body. Prepare to sweat as you briskly move through a set sequence then gently allowing the mind and energy to settle with a final and hugely satisfying relaxation experience. This class is suitable for experienced students with a regular Yoga practice and is designed as an introduction to this ancient and traditional Indian style of Yoga.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa is a flowing style of Hatha Yoga connected to the breath, often including Sun Salutations. The sequences are very creative and can be themed to suit the participants i.e. Shoulders, Hips, Running, Insomnia, Office Work. This class is suitable for all levels of experience.
This style is particularly good if you enjoy something different in every class and it can help to engage the mind more. Music can be a big part of Vinyasa Yoga matching the pace and adding an upbeat atmosphere to the practice.
Yin Yoga is a style of Yoga that works on stretching the connective tissue of the body. It is a passive form of Yoga with most of the poses held whilst on the floor and perhaps held for longer periods of time. Within this practice creates the opportunity for deep relaxation and self exploration.
Hatha Restorative Yoga
A slow, gentle restorative class suitable for beginners as well as all levels of experience. This class combines asana posture movements with restorative poses with props offering the opportunity to find deep relaxation and is also complementary to strength training for injury prevention.
Different props support longer holds of postures within comfort levels. An ideal practice for anyone who wants to work deeply with less effort.
A gentle style of Yoga focusing on strengthening the deep core muscles of the body to stabilise and support the spine whilst also improving spine mobility, flexibility, alignment and overall posture as well as enabling deep relaxation.
Further information on the benefits of Yoga for Low Back Pain can be found here as published by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (2016) and here (the British Medical Journal 2017). Low Back Pain is recognised as the leading cause of disability in the world as well as one of the top reasons for time off work with many people still having symptoms after the first year of onset.
Detailed instruction is given regarding body alignment, body awareness, breath, correct postures, transitions, contraindications, adaptions, adjustments, progressions and much more in all classes in order to provide a safe, deeply relaxing, therapeutic and rejuvenating experience for everyone.