6:30 AM
Mysore Self Practise
2 hours with Catherine Moran
Mysore Self Practise
18:15
Yin Yoga
1 hour with Gem Maryan
Yin Yoga Transform the way your body moves with Yin Yoga. You will be in for a treat if you have not yet had the opportunity to experience Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga practice will help you to find your natural range of mobility and flexibility. It's primary focus is to help release the connective tissue and create more space around the large fascial bands which tie our joints together. Yin Yoga is suitable for all levels and is enjoyed by all levels of students. Yin works to release the tensions held in the deeper connective tissues of the body; the joints, ligaments and fascia. When we practice we are looking to cause a gentle stress to the areas we are working which enable them to become strong and flexible. This increases our joint mobility and helps to release blockages in the myofascial meridian lines. This basically means improved flexibility and an increase in circulation not just around the stressed area but also, throughout the entire body. Come and join us every Monday and Friday for a deep luxurious dive into some yin yoga poses. Classes book up very quickly so please make sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
11.00
Beginner's Ashtanga -Level 1
1 hour
An entry level dynamic yoga class, guiding you through the beginning poses of the ashtanga sequence, step by step, with modifications when necessary. Prepare to break a sweat! Suitable for anyone with limited or no experience of ashtanga yoga
8.30
Sunday Mysore Self Practice
2 hours
Sunday Mysore Self Practice
2pm
Yin Yoga 2.5 Hour Sunday Special
2 hours and 30 minutes with Gem Maryan
I am really excited to be running a lovely long Yin yoga practice. I apologise as it has been up on the schedule for some time but as always my admin skills run a little behind!! This class will be a lovely long dive into some long held poses for the whole body, especially the yin portion of the body …. yep you got it - THE HIPS ;-) The class is about sharpening our ability to create space in the body and mind through the use of guided breath work before and during Yin poses. We will be using ancient alchemical taoist breathing to develop a deeper inner awareness of the breath to help release tensions in the body and mind during practice. This use of breath helps us to hone our skills in stillness, enabling us to gain insight into the stories our bodies are waiting to tell. These are the stories of our habitual habits, movement patterns, physical fitness, areas of injury & imbalance, our state of mind and the quality of our breath; all a manifestation of our own unique biology and environment. When we give ourselves time to be still and learn to concentrate our attention in one place, we open the gates for the body and mind to build a connection which in turn will show us the path of balancing what is out of balance. For example perhaps we have an old knee injury and are experiencing stiffness around this area … we continue to actively focus on building strength but perhaps have neglected to stress the area and that stiffness has now become limited joint mobility, which we feel even in simple seated positions or daily persistent aches. Perhaps we have had a super hectic schedule for the past few months and have noticed we are getting every bug doing the rounds, our immune system is compromised; we need to slow down but just keep pushing ourselves through. This class is our chance to actively pay attention in a gentle way, and listen with an open compassionate heart for what we really need and then allow that balancing, healing to take place. This is a chance to nurture what we avoid … the sore, achy, physical and emotional spots. In Yin practice we don’t look for depth of shape, it is not about how far one can push, this is about space. Space to be still, space to listen, space to dive deep into what you hear without reacting, justifying, escaping. Space to enable smooth mobility of ones joints. When the body is spacious the mind is able to rest; no longer concerned with pain, discomfort or injury whether physical or emotional. We allow moments of peace and clarity to arise within us and we find that we have become comfortable in stillness. It is believed in Taoist philosophy that when movement reaches its extreme, stillness will emerge. In stillness Yin is born. Movement and stillness follow each other and it is this Yin/Yang which form the force of creation. Life itself! It is this union of Yin/Yang which gives rise to the 10,000 things. These 10,000 things are believed to procreate and make their contribution to the many forms of existence. The origin of existence of these two dualities is called Wu-Chi which in Taoist philosophy can be thought of as ‘The Void, Infinite, SPACE’ Come and join me on Sunday 15th 2-4:30pm and dive deep into the practice of yin yoga, learning the art of spacious stillness and breath in this 2 1/2 hour Yin yoga class. Please note that the class is not for beginners to Yin yoga. If you are new to the practice I highly recommend beginning with the Monday or Friday shorter 1 hour practices. As this will be one of the last Yin classes of the year I will be making some homemade Chai tea and vegan chocolate cake :-) yum!!! Class price is £15. You can sign up by clicking the link below.
6:30 AM
Mysore Self Practise
2 hours
Mysore Self Practise
18:15
Yin Yoga
1 hour with Gem Maryan
Transform the way your body moves with Yin Yoga. You will be in for a treat if you have not yet had the opportunity to experience Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga practice will help you to find your natural range of mobility and flexibility. It's primary focus is to help release the connective tissue and create more space around the large fascial bands which tie our joints together. Yin Yoga is suitable for all levels and is enjoyed by all levels of students. Yin works to release the tensions held in the deeper connective tissues of the body; the joints, ligaments and fascia. When we practice we are looking to cause a gentle stress to the areas we are working which enable them to become strong and flexible. This increases our joint mobility and helps to release blockages in the myofascial meridian lines. This basically means improved flexibility and an increase in circulation not just around the stressed area but also, throughout the entire body. Come and join us every Monday and Friday for a deep luxurious dive into some yin yoga poses. Classes book up very quickly so please make sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
6:30 AM
Mysore Self Practise
2 hours
Mysore Self Practise
18:15
Ashtanga half primary series
1 hour and 15 minutes
Ashtanga half primary series
6:30 AM
Mysore Self Practise
2 hours with Catherine Moran
Mysore Self Practise
18:15
Vinyasa to Yin
1 hour and 15 minutes with Gem Maryan
A lovely invigorating all level Vinyasa class which slowly winds down into relaxing Yin. Vinyasa is a dynamic flow practice incorporating sun salutations with traditional yoga poses, each pose moves in relation with each breath. We will be working the core, building strength and flexibility in the upper and lower body through dynamic vinyasa movements before softening and cooling everything down with Yin. This class is for all levels of students. Music is played in class.
7.45pm
Ashtanga Basics
1 hour
Ashtanga for beginners - guiding you step by step through the foundational postures of the ashtanga sequence, with clear instruction, demonstration, and modifications whenever necessary. If you have little or no experience of ashtanga yoga or any yoga then this is the class we recommend you join!
6:30 AM
Mysore Self Practise
2 hours with Catherine Moran
Mysore Self Practise
17:15
Evening Mysore Self Practice
2 hours with Gem Maryan
Evening Mysore Self Practice
7.30pm
Freeflow Vinyasa Yoga
1 hour and 30 minutes with Laura Wright
In this 90 minute Freeflow Vinyasa class we will explore poses in more depth and challenge thresholds. This is a strong (but playful) class, so come prepared to sweat but know you can work at your own pace. Adjustments and alternatives are always offered to enable you to get the best out of your own practice on any given day. Come and wiggle with Laura every Thursday evening 7:30pm - 9pm. The class is open to all levels.