Yoga

“Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow.” Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga

Yoga is the science of right living and, as such, is intended to be incorporated in daily life. It works on all aspects of the person: the physical, vitel, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual. The word yoga means unity or oneness and is derived from the Sanscript word yuj, which means to join. This unity or joining is described in spiritual, terms as the union of the individual consciousness. On a more practical level, Yoga is a means of balancing and harmonizing the body, mind and emotions. In our present world, we need Yoga today to keep our body healthy and our mind strong, 21st century life is hectic. Take a short time and step out of your stressful life and step into ours… You will never look back.

Calming Classes – without the heat

Relax your body and mind with gentle stretches, breathing techniques and guided relaxation. Unwind the knots of tension that build up from the busyness and stresses of everyday life.

Calming classes slow the body and mind down. They are the perfect complement to a workout or hectic daily schedule.

These restorative classes combine breathing techniques, gentle postures and use props such as blocks, bolsters and blankets. The props support different body parts so that you can sink into each posture, stretch passively and let go of all tension. As your heart rate slows, you’ll also quieten the mind.

These classes bring a deep sense of calm and wellbeing leaving you feeling refreshed, re-energised and able to cope with life’s challenges.

 

 

Warming Yin

 

Yin is a real treat.

Yin yoga is all about finding the space within.  Yin yoga comes from the Taoist tradition and focuses on passive, seated postures that target the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Poses are held for anywhere between 3-5  minutes. The aim is to increase flexibility and encourage a feeling of release and letting go. It is a wonderful way to learn the basics of meditation and stilling the mind. As such, it is ideal for athletic types who need to release tension in overworked joints, and it is also good for those who need to relax. Finishing with a 10 minute relaxation. Try it, you’ll be glad you did.

 

Calming Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body. While some restorative yoga poses are beneficial to the entire body, others target specific parts of the body, such as the heart or the lungs.  Restorative yoga provides healing for the body and the mind. It is especially useful when you need to eliminate fatigue and stress that result from your daily activities.

 

Align Yoga (Not Hot) Friday 11am

This is a slower paced class based on the teaching of B.K.S.  Iyengar.  Postures are held, often using aids such as walls, blocks weights and straps to improve and correct body alignment. Students are adjusted to suit their individual needs.  This class also includes Pranayama (Breathing) practices and ends with a BLISS meditation, suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.