Make no mistake: Hot yoga is toasty! The style is practiced in a room well above body temperature . Hot yoga aims to increase general health, and students of this style believe that a heated room will help drive a deeper stretch while preventing injury.
Hot yoga is a series of 26 Hatha yoga postures (Asanas) and breathing exercises (Pranayamas). It is performed in a hot room approximately. The class is suitable for all ages and levels of ability.
During the 60 minute session each posture is designed to systematically and progressively work out every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, organ and gland, whilst sending oxygenated blood around the whole of the body. It reaches every cell and restores all systems to a healthy working order, just as nature intended.
Not appropriate for those who are pregnant or with serious medical conditions.
Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronised to the breath.
This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale.
Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit as meaning "connection," and in terms of yoga asana, we can interpret this as a connection between movement and breath.
This class is based an on ancient and healing yoga pose sequence to bring full body strengthening, healing and meditation.
This class is a medium effort class and will get your heart pumping.
Some believe that Yin yoga is the oldest form of Hatha yoga, since it is the ideal method of physical conditioning for prolonged meditation. The long holds in the poses require deep focus and release all effort from the muscles. In a hot class you can delve deep into pure pain free stretching.
Great for beginners. Student both new and practiced will learn to adapt each pose to suit and is an incredable way to learn a insightful and meditive practice to enhance your yoga journey. You will learn the art of using yoga props both in a soft and dynamic way to refine your practice.
Classical Hatha Yoga includes a traditional style of teaching. It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.
This class is a wonderful way to re introduce you to your yoga practice or if you enjoy learning with depth and understanding. The poses are held a little longer then a vinyasa class giving you the opportunity to really feel, understand and explore the poses.
Rest and recover with this restorative yoga class. learn to use yoga equipment and props to support your body during your practice.
Think blankets, blocks, smooth and delightful yoga poses without pain or effort.Perfect for calming the nervous system, recovering from stress and deepening the feeling of wellbeing.
The perfect antidote to tension and busy minds.
Workshops throughout the year
It's as simple as play time for yogi's. Learning be held, lifted, supported as well as give the support for another to deepen or fid a stretch is a life affirming experience. No Experience necessary but you must have attended yoga before.
All partner stretching, massage, strengthening, and flying techniques have tremendous healing and therapeutic benefits; physically and emotionally. Partner yoga classes teach these methods and techniques for people of all levels of ability.
Our philosophy emphasises listening, compassion and understanding as important and essential pieces of partner yoga. I will be able to balance the class structure appropriately, in order to understand and move at your level. Classes will aim to challenge your strength, flexibility, and communication skills in a healing environment.
no experience necessary, everyone welcome, no partner needed
Slow deep stretch classes are designed to help open and release tight muscles and stiff joints with more of a restorative feel, using a warm room (not as hot as the hot classes) you will be able to feel a deeper stretch while maintaining a meditative and mindful pose.
Pranyama, Inversions, balances, floor work and meditation is included in this class
You will learn how to adjust your body without props to achieve comfort and contentment.
A very effective practice.
Yoga Nidra eans yogic sleep, but the practice is actually one of awakening in every level of being. ... Through bringing awareness throughout the body, Yoga Nidra will leave you with a sense of deep calm, quiet and clarity.
More specifically, Yoga Nidra is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that releases negative emotions and thought patterns; calms the nervous system; and develops a deep capacity to meet any and all circumstances you may encounter in life. It effectively reduces depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, chronic pain, and chemical dependency.
Guided progressive relaxation joined with meditation will leave you feel full of Om. No yoga experience necessary.
£20 £10 for unlimited members
Saturday 17th July
Inverted poses are considered the most important poses for daily practice because of their profound effect on the body’s physical and emotional health. The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with the foundations to practice these poses safely and with greater skill.
In this class, Roanna will help you learn to prepare for these poses and teach you how to adapt the poses for common limitations.
Working primarily on the following poses: Headstand, Shoulder stand, Handstand, Forearm balances as well as how to use props such as chairs, blocks, bricks, straps and each other with a brief introduction to partner yoga.
No current practice of inversions is needed to participate.
£20 £10 for unlimited members
Saturday 13th May
Backbends are essential for a healthy spine. They open the heart and stimulate circulation in the whole spinal column and they are a powerful medicine to achieve emotional balance. In addition we will explore twists that are amazingly detoxifying and invigorating to the spine. They are also wonderful pre and post stretches to backbends. In this workshop we will explore the proper alignment of backbends to make them more accessible and open. We will feel how the twists squeeze and release the muscles of the back as we emphasize elongation of the torso. This workshop is an opportunity for mind/body awareness as we connect, combine and refine backbends.
4 week course £35 7-8:30pm
March: Thursday's March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
April: Thursday's April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Would you like to attend a regular meditation group? Learn to dive deeper into the practice and art of meditation? This NEW 4 week course may just be for you.
90 minute class incorporating group guided meditation, sharing of inspiration, topical discussions, laying relaxation and closes with healing tea blends and home made treats. This Meditation course is open to everyone and no experience is necessary.
You will learn and practice different ancient Indian meditation techniques taught to me while I travelled in the famous himalayan mountains in north India.
Our group will be held every week at our studio in Laindon.
There are limited places available. The 4 week course costs £35 with free weekly meditation handouts.
£20 £10 for unlimited members
Saturday 25th March
Would you like to enjoy greater health, wellbeing and ease in your shoulders and neck?
Many of us tend to hold some tension and stress in the shoulders and neck, or even experience RSI (repetitive strain injury) from working on computers. If you would like to relieve tension, create greater mobility, strength, and health in your shoulders and neck, this workshop is for you.
In this workshop, our practice will focus on our shoulders, one of the most important and vulnerable joints in our body. We will explore their anatomy and natural movement, as well as address any issues that we might experience around the shoulder joint as well as the neck.
We will work to release tension, to create space and mobility, as well as stabilising and strengthening the shoulder joint. Whether you experience regular tension in your shoulder and neck, or you would just like to increase the range of movement and health of your shoulders, this workshop will be a great opportunity to learn how to move your shoulders in a way that increases their strength and integrity, as well as release tension around this important joint.