Yoga For All Ages & Abilities
In each class, students are encouraged to work within their comfortable limits. Each of our bodies is unique and come with different ranges of flexibility and movement. When we practice with awareness and move with the breath the mind relaxes. With a relaxed mind, we can progress deeper into postures, opening up the body as tension and stress are left behind.
Foundation Hatha ~ Beginners & Seekers of Tension Release
Ideal for beginners or anyone looking to free the body of stiffness and rigidity. Coordination of breath to movement is at the heart of this Foundation Hatha class. Working and coordinating with the breath helps you to mindfully discover your comfortable edge. As the name suggests the class is aimed at helping students cultivate a solid foundation for their practice, increase mobility and release stress and tension from the body.
Many students choose to stay with this class as they feel its the right level of practice for their body while others progress on to the Hatha Flow class after establishing a good foundation and connection with the breath.
Hatha Flow ~ Mixed level, previous experience recommended
Coordination of movement to breath is as always at the heart of this class. Hatha Flow provides a more dynamic and opening practice helping to build strength and flexibility while evolving and deepening your practice.
Variations can be provided in each posture ensuring students are always working within their comfortable limits.
Mysore Style – All levels
The origin of this style of practice as the name suggests comes from the city of Mysore in India. This style of class can be viewed as a private class in a group environment. Each student is provided with a sequence that is suited to their level and ability, we work off 4 main sequences that have been developed by my teacher Bharath Shetty in India over the last 25 years, these sequences accommodate for the complete beginner to the advanced practitioner.
The nature of this style of practice means that each student gets a greater amount of attention in comparison to a led class environment, the sequences can be adjusted to accommodate the individual making this class truly open to all levels.
Some of the benefits of Mysore style include;
- You take responsibility for your practice, you do so by keeping track of your breath count, coming in and out of each posture correctly and endeavouring to establish the correct alignment throughout.
- Attunement, as you start to take responsibility for your practice you become attuned to your bodies response, you notice imbalances, strengths and weaknesses,
- Self-practice, Mysore style gives you the confidence and resources so you can practice safely at home.
- Complete beginners and experienced students can attend the same class as everyone works to their own pace and their specific sequence.
- Helps you to become more connected and deepens your understanding of the practice.
Structure of the class;
When you join the Mysore style class we discuss which of the 4 sequences is suited to your ability, experience and what you would like to achieve from the practice. Upon choosing you are provided with an illustrated chart of your sequence.
The pace of the class is steady and grounded, you are introduced to 2 – 3 postures each week (experience dependant), you are showed individually how to come in and out of each posture correctly, this process is repeated until the full sequence is complete.
I continually move throughout the class, engaging students, giving alignment adjustments and guiding them through their sequence. As it is a more informal setting you can ask questions and seek guidance within the class.
To attend the class you are required to sign up for a 5 or 10 class bundle, due to the time and commitment required to build the sequence drop-ins cannot be accommodated for.
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Yoga Nidra Translates as ‘Yoga Sleep’, it is an incredible practice open to everyone and is completely effortless. Each class begins with some gentle movement to help settle the body, followed by the Yoga Nidra practise which is usually done lying down. It promotes deep healing and very profound rest at every level of being: physical, mental and emotional. It works systematically through each aspect of a human being bringing about an incredible balance through the whole body. This balance enables those systems of the body that are out of sync to move towards optimum functioning, for example;
- Settles muscles in the digestive tract
- Erratic breathing settles and finds a smooth natural rhythm
- Heart rate becomes steady
- Often tension headaches or eye ache disappears as muscles in the neck relax
The combination of deep physical rest, revitalization and settling of emotions and thoughts results in improved productivity, heightened intelligence and enhanced creativity. Some of the ailments and conditions Yoga Nidra is incredibly effective in the treatment of include;
- Panic attacks
- Chronic and acute pain