Classes, events and retreats
Monthly (Friday) Candlelight ‘Tune in and Chillout’ (fully booked)
4 January 2019 - Monthly Candlelight ‘Tune in and Chillout’
8 February – Monthly Candlelight ‘Tune in and Chillout’
1 March - Monthly Candlelight ‘Tune in and Chillout’
End your week and begin your weekend by letting go of whatever it is that may be holding you back with a reflective gentle pranayama and restorative practice followed by yoga nidra (yogic sleep). You will be lead through gentle restorative postures, pranayama (breathing) practices and meditation followed by a long yoga nidra (deep relaxation). You do not have to have practiced yoga to benefit from this class. You will learn to relax your mind and body, improve your breathing and be guided through a yoga nidra to help you feel restored and enhance your sleep.
The studio is fully equipped but should you wish to bring along a along a blanket and pillow please do, eye pillows provided should you wish to use. Be prepared for a good night's sleep following the deep relaxation. Many people forget or don't know how to relax their nervous system, relaxing in a conscious way is very different from sleeping, watching TV, reading a book. Many people spend their lives rushing around and their bodies are in a state of 'fight or flight' mode much of the time, which can elevate the stress hormone 'cortisol'. In this session we aim to reduce high levels of cortisol and let the Parasympathetic Nervous system to do it's job of maintaining 'Homeostasis' and relaxing your body/nervous system.
Payable in advance and non refundable. Limited Spaces.
Level Suitable for all levels and no previous yoga practice necessary.
Monthly (Thursday) 'Yin and Restorative Yoga with Myofascial Release'
This class is a very nurturing practice and focuses on restorative and yin postures where you will stay in passive poses for approx 5 minutes to allow for deep gradual release of the connective tissue.
Postures are supported using various props e.g. bolsters, blocks, straps, ball. This gives time and space for reflection, contemplation and cultivates receptivity while being deeply calming and rejuvenating.
We will use breath practices (pranayama) to soothe our nervous systems and channel our energy where it is needed. With lots of seated and lying poses held for longer periods of time which will encourage you to melt and release any tension you may be holding onto. This is a deeply nourishing, revitalising and restful practice.
During the practice we will focus on releasing muscular tension by using appropriate props and the ‘Yumuna’ ball to release our connective tissue and fascia. This class compliments a Yang yoga practice and is suitable for those who may have injuries or health conditions and those who prefer a slower paced practice. But also good for those who are always rushing around and lead busy lives – this class will make you slow down (for a little while). The class includes breathing practices, meditation and relaxation and the postures themselves are very relaxing.
The studio is fully equipped but should you wish to bring along a along a blanket and pillow please do, eye pillows provided should you wish to use. Many people spend their lives rushing around and their bodies are in a state of 'fight or flight' mode much of the time, which can elevate the stress hormone 'cortisol'. In this session we aim to reduce high levels of cortisol and let the Parasympathetic Nervous system to do it's job of maintaining 'Homeostasis' and relaxing your body/nervous system.
This is a monthly Friday evening class, suitable for all levels. Places are limited. The price per session/class is £9 payable in advance and non refundable unless 3 working days notice is given by telephone.
Payable in advance. Non refundable unless 3 working days are given by phone please.
Monthly (Thursday) 'Hot Yoga Vinyasa Flow'
This is a class for those who want to move their bodies, to deepen their practice of yoga and challenge their bodies and minds and explore and play with the asanas that we sometimes struggle with or avoid. We will focus on overall body strength, core strength, balance, a mindful practice synchronising breath and movement. This is not a class focused on 'ego' and striving to achieve. This class is about learning techniques to deepen the asanas while practicing the ancient yamas and niyamas. This is a ‘hot’ yoga class so be prepared, we will be stoking our inner fire (agni).
Yoga mats and props provided at the studio but please bring along your own mat if you have one and a towel. The studio is fully equipped and has underfloor heating which means it can get very warm (and the underfloor heating will be turned up for this class). Sessions must be pre-booked and paid for in advance where possible please as there are just 14 spaces. While the class is open to all it is not suitable for beginners. Modifications will be given as always and we will focus on exploring the postures safely.
Payable in advance. Non refundable unless 3 working days are given by phone please.
Tuesday- Good Morning World - Hatha Yoga Class
The class is a Hatha yoga practice followed by yin and restorative postures. A number of yoga props are used to enable the postures to be very supportive and comfortable allowing you to truly let go and deepen the postures. The class includes, postures, guided pranayama practice, meditation and relaxation.
Price: £8.50 per class or block booking (4 weeks) £30
Tuesday- Bhuti Flow & Restore
This is a slow vinyasa flow class which focuses on yoga asanas (postures), pranayama pranayama (breathing practices), and helps to bring balance to the body and overall health and wellbeing. This class will help you to increase your flexibility and strength improve your balance and posture. Meditation, guided imagery and relaxation will be incorporated to support deep relaxation and help you feel deeply relaxed. Basic, intermediate and more advanced variations of the asanas will be provided with a focus on proper breathing and safe alignment. Whether a novice or seasoned yogi/yogini you will leave this class feeling the inherent balance, both recharged and relaxed. All of my classes focus on safety and alignment and I provide modifications ensuring you, the student are safe and feel included. As with all of my classes we work with different themes and the seasons. Those who block book have priority and will be guaranteed a space. If drop in check in advance to ensure a space is available.
Price: £9 per class or block booking (4 weeks) £32
Yoga Mini Retreats
2 February - Give Yourself Some TLC with Yoga and Essential Oils
Following the feedback from the December event I am offering a similar event This is an opportunity for you to take time out of your busy lives and give yourself some TLC. This is an opportunity and invitation for you to get away from the crowds and open your heart, nourish, nurture and heal whatever needs your attention.
This is an active rest practice, which will be very nourishing and restoring, using lots of props to help you sink into a series of passively held postures, supported by bolsters, blocks and blankets. Perfect for those busy people in need of time out, de-stressing or those who prefer a quieter practice or need to restore their health. Restorative Yoga truly is a practice for every body.
During the session you will be given the opportunity to experience the beautiful Doterra essential oils and Lynn (a colleague) will be discussing and advising you on the oils that can be helpful for nourishing you and opening your heart centre and transitioning from Winter to Spring. Lynn will be available to answer any questions you have on the essential oils over the shared lunch.
In the last portion of the session we will dive even deeper into relaxation with yoga nidra, (yogic sleep). The only difficult bit is getting up afterwards 🙂 this will be helped with some delicious tea and a shared lunch.
This event will be a shared lunch so should you wish to contribute do bring along a small contribution (vegan or Veggie).
This mindful, intuitive and introspective morning of yoga practice is self-nurturing, allowing space and time to deeply restore and heal from the daily stresses (of physical, mental and emotional energy zappers). During this deeply restorative practice you will explore restorative and yin yoga postures and myofascial release which will help to release tension from tight muscles, helping you to relax and rest deeply.
A few of the measurable results of deep relaxation and a slow practice are, a reduction in blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, elimination and the reduction of muscle tension and general fatigue.
When the Yin and Yang energies of the body are balanced we feel grounded but energies. A balance of effort and ease, action and surrender. If we create space in our busy lives to nourish our deep yin reserves through meditation, relaxation, mindfulness and ‘quiet time we have those reserves available when we need to call upon them.
Suitable for all levels. The session will leave you feeling rested and restored.
Payable in advance non refundable. Limited Spaces.