Ashtanga Inspired Yoga
This session is based on the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system. In these classes we explore the structure of asana and the process of synchronisation with the breath, we also use the ‘count’ (ekam, dve, trini…) as a mantra to take the practice from not just a breath and body synchronisation, but to a mind, breath and body synchronisation.
Influenced by John Scott, the classes may also include elements of the ‘baby sequence’ (a series of preparatory movements), Matthew Sweeney’s moon sequence, alternative practices for the moon day, pranayama and a little bit of chanting.
A wind-down restorative class ideal for counterbalancing stress and fatigue. By encouraging the body to ease open through gentle, longer held postures and deep breath awareness, tension is released. Less fight or flight and more centering and calmness.
Hatha is the general term for all Yoga styles. This is a gentler form, based on movement with the breath and body awareness.
Yoga is unique in combining the breath with the posture, creating a more calm, peaceful nervous system response.
Hatha Yoga is a physical form of gaining flexibility, masses of health benefits and a stress reduction form of exercise. Poses (Asanas) will work every energy channel and organ in the body, releasing blockages and improving blood flow and immunity, as well as improving posture and well being.
Hot Yoga is a series of Hatha Yoga postures in a heated room of between 80-90 degrees. The series of Hatha Yoga postures steadily help you experience cardiovascular improvements, strength, stamina, core and restorative training, all in one sequence.
The energy cycle works through a series of specifically designed asanas (postures) that induce heat and intensely stretch muscles in every part of the body. Where the harder Yang energy works to stimulate and energise, the softer Yin aspect works in unison to calm and soothe. Hot Yoga is suitable for everyone. Results are noticeably quick. Hot Yoga is an amazing, fun way to experience all posture levels.
This style combines the fluidity and strength required in the Ashtanga standing series, classical poses and Diane's uniquely developed Power Resistance Yoga. It can develop permanent flexibility and strength gains in all muscle groups that all other Yoga styles may not deliver!
A gentle, restorative class consisting of passive poses, using props to support the body to promote deep relaxation. Originally created by B.K.S. Iyengar to help people who were either sick or injured to recuperate, each pose is held for a minimum of 10 minutes. Accompanied with yoga nidra teachniques, this class is a good antidote to stress.
Taking a modern Hatha Yoga approach by working with your own unique body.
The class is suitable for beginners and all levels.
Starting with Pranayama - breathing techniques, moving into some still Yin postures followed by a warm up, Hatha standing postures and working back to Savasana (corpse pose to finish).
A whole body and mind workout to make you feel calm and joyful. A class which everyone will benefit from especially those who wish to find some space, lightness and time away from sitting down and using electrical devices.
Yin Yoga is the perfect complement to Yang Yoga, such as Hot, Power or Vinyasa Yoga styles, as well as other high intensity exercise. Yin gives you a sense of calmness and equilibrium, by preventing burn out and quietening the chattering mind.
There are three principles that we will work with in the class - coming into the Yin pose to an appropriate depth; resolving to yield and lastly, to stay in the posture for some time.
Yin postures work into the connective tissues, which requires the muscles to release. It differs from Restorative Yoga, because you will be feeling the sensations of moderate tension into the connective tissue and joints, rather than being completely passive in the poses.
Energetically Yin Yoga removes blockages and allows energy to flow, giving a sense of deep relaxation at the end of class