Description of Classes
This class is for Beginners and Improvers with all your favourite postures, without the same amount of flow as the Vinyasa class. Each class will be a building block, helping students to find confidence in adapting postures to suit their own body's needs.
This class is online, so you can feel comfortable in your own home, working to your own abilities.
Stretch & Relax
Grab your mat, some blankets, cushions or pillows and join me for an hour dedicated to working on techniques aimed at releasing any tension you are holding in the body, mind or emotions.
We start by mobilising and stretching the body, always working with the breath, before relaxing in some restorative postures, supported by props that you have around the house. Let's start the week feeling focused.
These classes have a slow flowing style moving with the breath. Some postures held for longer periods to build strength. Lots of options are provided so that students can explore the most effective variation for their body.
Chair Yoga - either seated or using the chair as a prop for more traditional standing postures - is a great way to keep the body mobile.
Students start and finish the class seated on the chair. In the middle, those who are able practice more traditional standing postures and balances, using the chair to provide more stability. Alternatives to these standing postures are provided for those who want, or need, to remain seated.
Based down on the floor, a Restorative Yoga class will involve a few long-held passive postures supported by props, with the aim of transitioning the body, mind and emotions towards balance and peace. You do not need any special props, just grab pillows, cushions, blankets, towels, etc, so you can make yourself comfortable.
Comfort is key in every posture so, as always with my classes, I suggest different variations for you to find the best for your body.
And if you can’t get down to the floor? You can use your bed. Beds aren’t as supportive as the floor, but I can offer some options to help achieve the same benefits.
Yoga for Mental Health
Formerly called "Yoga for Stress", this is a gentle yoga class suitable for everyone. It was renamed to normalise speaking about our mental health in the same way that we talk about our physical health.
The class will incorporate a gentle physical practice (including restorative postures), breath work, visualisations, meditation and mindfulness. By focusing on the connection between the body, energy, breath, mind and emotions, we work towards building resilience to the stresses of modern life.
Yoga for Menopause
A small, intimate class that will begin with a women's circle, followed by gentle yoga and tools to support you in this transition.
Please note that the following applies to all classes:
If pregnant, suitable for second trimester only (15-30 weeks)
Post-natal or post-operative: please get OK from healthcare professional before attending class.
All classes must be booked and paid for online.