Beginners’ Vinyasa Flow
The direct translation of “vinyasa” is to place in a special way. Vinyasa yoga offers you the chance to experience a flowing sequence of yoga postures coordinated with the movement of the breath. Beginners’ vinyasa flow classes are particularly suitable for those less familiar with a yoga practice, as they will introduce postures, sequences and breath practices without assuming any experience. You will learn how to build up your yoga practice in a safe and healthy way, creating a foundation for your future journey. This is a great way to begin and discover what a yoga class is all about.
Vinyasa yoga builds strength and flexibility as well as cultivating a sense of internal clarity, peacefulness and calm.
Yin yoga is a slow form of yoga which offers you the space and time to slow down ,and to enter into a meditative state, so that we can stay with our experiences rather than rush from place to place or posture to posture. In a yin yoga practice postures are held for sustained periods of time, often five minutes or more. This allows our muscular tissue to relax and soften which has many benefits at the physical and emotional level. It allows us to stretch, open up the body, slow down and still the mind.
Often in our lives we find ourselves moving from moment to moment and day to day at such a fast pace. We often measure our success based on achievement and how much we have managed to cram into our time, or how many yoga postures we are able to get our bodies into within a class. This can create stress, burn-out, adrenal fatigue and a sense of ‘not enough’ or ‘less than’. Yin yoga instead invites a sense of ease, kindness and curiosity with ourselves so that we can accept exactly where we are in this very moment.
Yin yoga is suitable for all who would like to bring balance into their lives - it is a very powerful practice on its own and also complements more fast paced forms of yoga and exercise. Variations on postures will be given so that the class is accessible to everyone.
Family yoga and mindfulness
Family yoga is all about connecting to each other, and learning to deal with and manage the stresses and strains of every day life. The combination of our choice of work and play can make us very busy. A family yoga class offers you the chance to slow down, have fun, move, breathe, listen and relax together.
As we move through a series of individual and partner yoga postures, you will be guided through breathing exercises, meditation and visualisations. In a playful atmosphere, we will explore breathing techniques, yoga poses, and mindfulness skills that can be integrated into your daily lives for a more balanced, connected and calm existence. Find a meaningful and relaxing practice that you can enjoy the benefits of as a family. No experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome!
Yoga for children and teenagers
Yoga is not only for adults - children can derive enormous benefits from the practice as well. The world can feel like a busy and scary place for little people as well as older ones, and yoga can help to counteract all of the worries and stresses which children may have. It also helps to connect children to their sense of playfulness and fun, and helps with confidence and self-esteem. In addition to this there are many physical benefits such as strength and coordination, and there is an observable impact on children’s sense of calm and relaxation.
Classes integrate mindful listening, movement, breathing and relaxation in a child-friendly format. Children learn about their minds, bodies and spirits in a holistic approach which honours each child as the unique individual they are.
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