1 Week Iyengar Yoga Course: 7.15pm, Friday 13th December 2019
Iyengar Yoga is characterised by precision and alignment. Students are able to achieve the benefits of each yoga pose through the use of props, gentle adjustments and attention to detail in teaching. The progressive nature of Iyengar Yoga ensures you learn the poses in a systematic way so your understanding deepens and you safely progress to build flexibility, stability, strength and well being.
An ideal class for those who are new to yoga, or those who have some prior yoga experience but want more focus on the alignment aspects of yoga to support correct posture when building strength and flexibility.
This Beginners Iyengar Yoga course will introduce the fundamentals of Iyengar yoga poses and is based on the teachings of B.K.S Iyengar, where alignment and integration of body, mind and breath are in harmony.
An open level yoga class for students new to the Iyengar Yoga Method. Yoga poses are adapted to deal with injuries or conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Students with scoliosis will benefit from the strong focus on alignment. Drop-ins are welcome.
6 Week Yoga for Runners & Cyclists Course: 6pm, Friday 10th November 2020This Iyengar Yoga class is for runners and cyclists, or those wanting to work on the strength, flexibility and release of the muscles that absorb the work of running and cycling. Iyengar Yoga concentrates on precision of postural alignment. Students achieve the benefits of each Yoga pose through the use of props, gentle adjustments and attention to detail in teaching to safely build flexibility, stability and strength. The Yoga for Runners & Cyclists class will help you better manage your breathing, to oxygenate the body and create energy. Classes start with time to focus the mind, followed by a series of yoga poses that help develop performance and prevent injuries. Every class ends with a period of time devoted to relaxation allowing the body to absorb the work of the class. Discover the ‘missing link’ in strength and conditioning training at this tailored Yoga for Runners & Cyclists class.
7 Week Pilates Mat Course: 7.30pm, Thursday 9th January 2020
Learn to do Pilates correctly from the beginning. Master the fundamental movements with the emphasis on technique. With variations offered for beginners so you may modify according to individual strengths and weaknesses. This beginners Pilates Mat course will help you build a strong foundation and Incorporating strength, mobility and stretching movements.
7 Week Tai Chi Beginners Course: 6pm, Tuesday 7th January 2020
Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact ancient Chinese flowing form of meditative movement that has been practiced for centuries. A form of mind-body exercise, Tai Chi improves the flow of internal energy current ('Qi') for better health and harmony in your body.
A Tai Chi class consists of slow focused movements which improve strength, balance and flexibility. Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety, aids relaxation and improves sleep. Recent research has shown Tai Chi to be beneficial in providing pain relief for certain conditions, particularly fibromyalgia and arthritis.
Tai Chi is beneficial for all ages and fitness levels. Experience a greater sense of well-being through the practice of Tai Chi.
2 Week Yin Yoga Course: 6.15pm, Thursday 12th December 2019
End your busy week with this beautiful calming and deeply relaxing mindfulness meditation and yin yoga class.
Mindfulness meditation will help you relieve stress through exploring the habits of your mind.
The passive Yin Yoga practice requires as much from the mind as the body as simple stretches are held for between 2-5 minutes challenging the mind to process negative thought patterns in a compassionate and accepting way. Body sensations are navigated by building inner stamina and endurance and developing a mindfulness based meditation practice. As a result, the entire body experiences deep rest.
The long holds in Yin Yoga get past the muscles and target the connective ‘yin’ tissues - joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia that wraps around your joints, muscles and organs. Yin yoga will simultaneously promote and maintain mobility as connective tissue is safely and therapeutically stretched, stimulated and strengthened. This Yin Yoga practice will change the way you go through life, creating the internal peace required to “respond” instead of “react". Leave feeling relaxed both in body and mind.