Yoga . Meditation . Barrelates
"Yogas chitta vritti nirodha" Yoga happens when the fluctuations of the mind still.
The name Yoga comes from one of the Sanskrit translations for; 'Union' this union can be understood as combining the practice of the physical body as well as the mind with the use of our breath to allow us to move through a mediative flow, preparing our bodies to find comfort and stillness in our lying meditation 'Savasana'. Ultimately a chance to find the benefits we create to the body, mind and spirit on the mat which we can carry off into our daily lives.
Yoga is Union, Freedom, Connection, Truth and a chance for us to find our Truth as we move and breath in a way that encourages a deeper listening to what's happening within.
The main components of yoga are asanas (postures) a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility.
Each teacher will guide you through a practice unique to their own style. Using breathing techniques, to mantras and guided meditation.
There are many benefits of yoga which include;
Gain energy and positivity
A dynamic practice combining breathe and movement. Releasing tension in the body and mind while developing focus, mobility, stamina and flexibility. An uninterrupted flow, finding the calm amongst the storm, the stillness in the movement and the flow in the stillness.
This is an intermediate class for those with a regular practice. Not suitable for beginners.
A gentler practice from the Vinyasa Flow, where we will be moving through the poses more slowly and staying for longer, combining the breathe with the movement. Whether you are a beginner or looking for a slightly gentler practice without all the vinyasa's (a no chataranga flow) this is the class for you.
An hour of blissful restorative yoga. A gentle floor based class offering a unique blend of sensory attunement, restorative yoga and guided meditation.
Yin & Gentle Flow
Yin and Yang are the Taoist concepts which describe the two relative qualities present in everything. With Yin being more internal, passive, cooling and downward. Whilst yang is more external, dynamic, warming and upward.
During yin yoga we will be holding seated passive poses between 3-5 minutes at a time, with the stretches working deeply on the connective tissues and joints of the body whilst the once active muscles are relaxed.
During the Yang yoga we will be journeying through a Gentle Flow as described above.
The practice will begin and end with yin yoga leading our last yin rebound into a deeply restorative savasana.
A lunchtime class to help release tension and fatigue in the mind and body, aimed for those that need a place to pause during their working day.
A soothing flow class bringing breath awareness, movement and simple meditation together, to relax and replenish the mind and body at the end of the day.
This course/class is specifically designed for students wishing to learn more about the ancient practice of yoga. Each week we will work through a series of poses and breath practices, taught with alignment based teachings so that you can savour and feel each pose, learn about your body and your unique alignment within yoga. This class is for anyone who is new to yoga, recovering from injury or wishes to explore and deepen their knowledge through alignment focussed teachings.
Ha – tha means sun and moon, Flow – moving in balanced union. Classical hatha postures that flow from one to another with some pauses for added instruction and teacher demonstration.
Available to all with intermediate options offered, allowing you to connect with your body and breath, building up some heat whilst staying grounded.
Join for an hour of embodying yoga and mindful movement. Move and breathe with awareness, savouring each movement and moment on your mat.
Prepare to explore your inner landscape, reconnect to your natural rhythms and tune into your feminine landscape. This session is suitable for all women who practice yoga regularly.
Mummy & Me
Mummy & Me is a wonderful opportunity to nurture and strengthen yourself after birth and is suitable for mums with babies 6 weeks plus or when you feel your body is ready for a regular practice. This class focuses on you by reconnecting to your body and breathe, strengthening back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and releasing tension in shoulders and hips. It’s a beneficial way to support your body as it rebalances while also bonding and engaging with your baby and connecting with other parents.
The class finishes with some time for relaxation and nursery rhymes.
Classes are suitable for Beginners.
If in doubt please consult with your GP for advice on when to resume practising.
Pregnancy yoga can begin from your second trimester and is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners and can continue right up to the birth of your baby.
This class can relieve aches and pains, boost circulation, strengthen the body for birth and keep you fit; whilst being sensitive to you and your baby. It’s useful preparation for the birthing experience, learning to control the breathe to facilitate greater control of the breathe during labour. Yoga also offers the opportunity to bond with your baby and connect with other pregnant women.
Please seek medical advice in advance if you have any medical conditions.