A word about levels:
All classes are open to all levels. You are more than welcome to join whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned practitioner. In fact, most classes are attended by practitioners on all levels on that spectrum.
We foster a non-competitive, judgement free environment and try and make sure that all participants are able to make the most of the class whatever their current experience and fitness and will help you explore how you can best express the intention of each posture with your own unique anatomy.
Yoga for Wellbeing
These Hatha Yoga classes incorporate a mixture of warm-up poses, breath work, sun salutations, stretches, balances and static postures. They are energising and lively, ending with a peaceful relaxation.
You will be guided to flow with intention from asana to asana using the breath. The continuous movement gets your heart going and your body temperature rising whatever the pace. These classes are suited to those who enjoy a diverse, strengthening practice.
This class is ideal for people looking to enjoy some deep relaxation. It’s about slowing down and opening the body through gentle and passive stretching, supported with plenty of props. The class will end with either a guided relaxation or Yoga Nidra.
Explore your Yoga
These classes are a workshop-like version of Yoga for Wellbeing. With a smaller number of participants we will take a bit more time so you can go deeper in your practice.
Yin Yoga is a slower paced practice, where the poses are held between 3 to 10 minutes depending on the intention of the pose. During a Yin Yoga class we stretch all of the connective tissues, not only the muscles but also the tendons, ligaments, fascia etc. This will increase circulation in these areas and improve flexibility. This crosses over to other aspects of life and can improve injury resistance in everyday activities along with other athletic endeavours.
Yin Yoga is a quiet practice where you can find relaxation and calm, and you are able to take the time to focus on yourself and how your body is responding to the poses.
Zen Buddhist Meditation Group
Although secular in nature, these sessions draw from the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition. We will practice Zazen and share experiences and ideas.
We will be sitting as still as possible, facing a wall with knees on the ground, eyes open, and back straight. Letting thoughts and sensations come and go without getting caught up in them or judging them as good or bad while resting the attention on what is currently happening.
No previous meditation experience is required.