Yoga Weekly Class Descriptions
Alignment & Strengthening
Our Alignment & Strengthening classes are led by Rocci who is trained in an Iyengar based style of yoga called Karuna. Iyengar is well known for his precision to detail, especially in aligning the body well to get the best out of each and every pose.
We take time in each pose to make the most out of strengthening our structure using our own body weight. This style of yoga is great for toning our muscles, building stamina but also a good way to build strength in our bones. The techniques you learn in these classes will be beneficial to any yoga practise. Whether you slow them down in our Restorative classes or speed them up in our flow classes.
Suitable/Recommended for: Beginner/Improver who is moderately fit.
Flow and Therapy
Our Flow & Therapy class is based on the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series which is a traditional and very powerful practice. In Sanskrit, it is called “Yoga Chikitsa” meaning “Yoga Therapy”, because of the cleansing and toning effect it has on body and mind. A dynamic flow created by synchronising the breath with a specific series of postures produces intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that in turn detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light, and strong body, and a calm mind.
We would recommend you bring a small towel with you to use during this practice.
Suitable/Recommended for: A strong, energic person, who likes discipline.
Restorative and Alignment
Our Restorative & Alignment classes are a great place to start yoga, recover from an injury, or to de-stress from everyday being.
This is a session with space to move, breathe, focus, and play with different poses and relaxations. This class will help build awareness of your body, the yoga poses, and how you can use it to help carry you through life.
Mary gives plenty of options in each pose so you can level up or down depending on how you feel that class and in that pose.
Suitable/Recommended For: I am looking for a gentle class to regain and/or retain my health.
Happy Mondays with Matthew
Suitable for all levels.
Learn good alignment to progress with your yoga practice whilst moving slowly and safely between postures.
Build strength, stamina in a fun and welcoming environment with Matthew’s clear instructions along to some chilled yoga beats.
Restorative, Strengthening Flow
Natalie celebrates that yoga is not just for physical fitness. Her motivation and inspiration is for overall health and wellbeing as well as exploring the mind and body on a physical, mental, and spiritual journey. Her yoga style combines traditional Hatha yoga with vinyasa style sequencing. She captures and balances the spiritual essence of yoga with physical fitness perfectly. Each class is different but will typically contain optional vinyasa-style sequencing for those who like to flow and get the heart pumping; and a rest option for those wanting to take it easy. The class will include standing, seated and supine poses which will build core strength and flexibility, whilst the relaxation and meditation element of the class will draw upon your mental and spiritual focus for opening up the heart and calming the active mind.
Suitable/Recommended For: I like a bit of everything, a solid, stable class with compassion.
Soft, Strong, and Balance
Join Jesse every Saturday morning in the studio and online.
His classes are informal, relaxed, friendly, focused, and hardworking.
They are often ‘not traditional’ and will explore combinations of natural movement, deep stretching, and breath to help get you more connected.
Slow Flow Thursdays with Helen
Find the perfect balance between effort and ease as we connect body and breath in this sustainable practice.
Slowing your flow means that you have more time to get the poses right and adapt them to suit your level.
Helen draws on her knowledge of anatomy and physiology to guide students towards a practice that is right for each individual body.
Join us each Sunday to enjoy the best of our classes, each Sunday Best is taken by a different teacher so you can experience the different teaching styles at our studio.
On the 1st Sunday of each month you can join Matthew in his popular Yoga flow, the 2nd Sunday is Jess for some downside-up fun and exploration as he helps you with inversions, the 3rd Sunday Mary will lead the class and the 4th Sunday will be Yin yoga with Natasha.
These are subject to change so please keep an eye on our timetable.
‘If you’re looking for happiness, look no further – it’s already inside you, and there are plenty of ways to uncover it on and off the yoga mat.’