Luke’s class is a powerful vinyasa practise, that also gives time to stretch into the deeper muscles of the body.
This class will focus of the details of the poses and how to get the most out of the practise.
Expect to get a sweat on, deepen your physical awareness, learn something new and challenge yourself. Alongside years of experience in teaching yoga, Luke’s career as a professional dancer, as well as studying a post-graduate degree in Osteopathic Medicine provide a deep understanding of the body that creates a strong foundation for this exciting class.
Join Amanda Houston for this blissful two-hour Yin Yoga workshop which focuses on long-held, meditative postures that deeply nourish the meridian system in the body, leading to physical flexibility, vibrant health, and a calm mind.
The workshop will cover the basic principles of Yin Yoga, how to practice safely and effectively, and the effect of the Yin Yoga practice on the physical body, energetic body, as well as the emotional and mental bodies.
Amanda will guide you through the simple but profound practice of Yin Yoga, emphasising Mindfulness Meditation as an approach to practicing in this style.
we look forward to seeing you there xx
… and relax!
Especially for those of us feeling stressed, over-worked or too busy to think, this nurturing Restorative Yoga class offers time to rest the mind and body and enjoy long, relaxing stretches.
Blankets, blocks and bolsters are used to help support the body in each blissful position, allowing you to relax deeply with minimum effort.
We will then round off the practice with Yoga Nidra, a guided relaxation, usually of 15-30 mins, done in the resting pose savasana, bringing deep relaxation, focus and healing.
Luisa has studied yoga therapy, yoga nidra and meditation practices in depth – all of this will feed into this heavenly Monday night special!
WHAT IS A GONG BATH?
A gong bath is an ancient form of sound healing that has recently become very popular in our busy modern world.
This rise in popularity is because the vibrations of the gong are able to relax both your body and mind.
You could call it a sound massage which is able to calm the nervous system and still the thoughts.
So it’s the perfect antidote to our busy lives, it will make you feel effortlessly relaxed, it can improve your sleep and can even help you release blocked emotions within the body.
Overall it is a deeply healing and rejuvenating experience and you will carry the post gong glow with you for days afterwards!
With many therapeutic benefits:
• relaxation of nervous system
• calming of the mind
• improved nights sleep
• clearing of subconscious emotional issues
• releasing of negativity
• time for your self
An introduction to Meditation/Mindfulness: What it is. How it can benefit your everyday living and the different levels of consciousness within the mind.
Pranayama: A breathing technique to help stop obsessive negative thoughts.
Yoga Nidra: A yoga practice that's helps release tension and stress within the body.
Meditation: A guided visualisation to help the body and mind reach a relaxed state of being.
Everyone will receive a free leaflet with more techniques to practice at home.
An "Introduction To Yoga'.
If you would like to start practising Yoga but fear walking into an established class, then this class will give you a good insight into what you can expect from a Yoga Class. Kate will be delighted to share that first step into Yoga with you and share her passion and knowledge of Yoga with you.
Katie will guide you through a slow paced Yoga class, introducing you to commonly used Yoga postures and Sun Salutations paying particular attention to correct alignment of each posture.
At the end of the class we will experience a a gentle flow piecing together the postures we have learnt and finish with a mind and body calming mediation.
After Class Katie will happily ask any questions you may have.
Yin yoga is a style of yoga practice that targets the connective tissues such as the ligaments, bones and joints that are not usually exercised when in a more active style of asana practice. Yin meaning still, static and calm, in stillness you are able to calm and balance the mind and body. Regular Yin Yoga practice has many benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving circulation, increasing flexibility and fascial release.
Suitable for all levels, this style of yoga compliments the more dynamic and muscle focusing styles of yoga that emphasise on internal heat, lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga, targeting connective tissues, works on flexibility of the hips, pelvis and lower spine.
Yin Yoga is perfect for after a long day at work, school or a vigorous workout. Holding each pose for between 2-5 minutes allows you to focus on your breathing and relax into the poses, improving your flexibility and allowing for a deeper stretch. Breathing is a very important part of yoga, bringing oxygen into your muscles, organs and mind and stimulating an energy flow within the body.