Our yoga classes are a mix of traditional yoga and other influences. Yoga being far more than a physical practice, we tend to focus on the more philosophical aspect of yoga and how yoga can help you achieve a better or truer version of yourself that is balanced in body, mind, emotion and spirituality.
The style is more of a Hatha style of yoga. We vary between holding postures and flowing from one to the next, creating a sense a balance in the body and the mind. All classes are sequenced so all parts of the body are moved, ,energy is being circulated and paying particular attention to the spine. Because our classes are small, we can really look after our students and guide them towards a deeper sense of wellbeing. The classes are generally divided in three parts, postures, breathing and meditation and guided relaxation. The principles of yoga are taught in class, helping students get a bigger picture of living a more mindful life, honouring their bodies and teaching them to steady their mind. We are passionate teachers whose intention it to share yoga and their life transforming benefits with you.
Coming to class is a beautiful way to learn yoga, look after yourself, evolve and grow, take time to be fully present and being part of a growing community of people who realises that change take place starting with ourselves.
It has been said that this style of yoga is “counter cultural”, meaning it values resting, taking our time, tuning in, slowing right down. The students in this class are fully supported by “props”, like blankets, cushions, bolsters…in order to achieve a high level of comfort and safety so the body, mind can relax, feel safe and open. It is not as easy as it looks at first glance though, because we really learn to consciously relax ( as opposed to collapse) and we train the mind to stay focused and present to this process of relaxation. In a word, this style of yoga is pretty blissful. When is the last time you took time to stop and deeply tune in and rest ?
This practice has numerous benefits like:
- Bringing a sense of balance in body and mind
- Restore the body
- Helps relieve stress, tension, anxiety
- Helps regain more mobility and openness in the body
- Helps gives a profound sense of calm and peace
This practice is recommended for everyone going through a lot in their life, recovering after an injury or operation or have limited amount of movement , suffering from high amount of stress, or simply if you want to take time to nourish yourself by taking this time to become more present and aware.
Yoga meets Traditional Chinese Medicine through the exploration of the five different Elements , Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire. Through this active, fun class, you will get an embodied experience and understanding of what these energetic lines are and how they can be applicable in your daily life. It will also bring the opportunity to balance, body, energy, mind and emotions . This class is for people with prior yoga experience and a reasonable level of fitness.
Yin Yang Class with Lisa Monday night 7.15pm:
A yoga class where half of the time will be about creating some yang, dynamic energy and the other half will be about inviting a slower, more introverting Yin energy by holding postures for longer period of time. The Benefits of this practice is a sense of physical and emotional balance.