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NOURISHING YOGA CLASSES TO EASE A BROKEN HEART
Yoga offers a wonderfully supportive and nurturing tool to help heal the grief, pain, anger and despondency you can feel when your heart has been broken. These classes will help you to deal with the flood of emotions, sense of loss and the numbness that can follow but will also provide supportive tools to help you to find your equilibrium again, to hold yourself gently and to offer yourself love and compassion through difficult times. These classes are suitable for:
- Improvers and intermediate / advanced
- Dealing with feelings of grief, anger and heartbreak
- Practicing at any time of day
Nurturing Practice - Grief
01:07:16 | Leila Sadeghee
Take this grounding practice to nurture the body in times of grief or heartbreak. Steady and progressive standing sequence leading to hip-openers.
Open to Nourishment and Support
22:25 | Zephyr Wildman
A nourishing and supportive class in which you will be asked to lean into the space you feel in your body. A lovely class to practice at the end of the day, with back and shoulder opening postures all on the back, also including shoulder stand and plough pose to help you to relax and release into the experience of your body.
21:30 | Leila Sadeghee
Refresh your soul with this beautiful heart-opening practice. Leila leads an easy flowing vinyasa which opens the side body and chest and finishes with a luxurious supported backbend with some tips for self massage for added TLC.
Metta: Care for Ourselves and Care for Others
42:09 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
Featuring moon rather than sun salutes, this more nourishing practice is a beautifully nurturing slow flow and a nourishing sequence for the heart and soul. Great for when your body needs a little extra support, but you'd like to keep your movement practice. The human heart circulates the most oxygen rich supply of blood to itself first before it moves it out to the rest of the body. As humans we can also learn to care for our own bodies and experience, and use this care as a springboard to cultivate greater care for others and the world. “It is not arrogant or egotistical to feel good inside. You had nothing to do with it. It's simply the honest response to clearly perceived Reality.” – Erich Schiffmann
Cultivating Our Inner Light
42:26 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
A beautiful flow to open the heart, warm the back and still the mind. In the Yoga Sutra, the busy mind is described as quieting down through a number of ways: lengthening the breath, concentration on objects, or on experiences in deep sleep or dream states. It is also suggested that the mind can be quieted by concentration on the ever-present source of light that is believed to dwell inside the human heart. This light grows brighter when we do practices – like polishing a jewel that begins to shine and reflects the light all around it. We’ll look at ways to work with sunlight and moonlight in this fluid vinyasa-based sequence, and help awaken the source of light within each of us.
Embrace Your Essence (4): Love
32:24 | Kirsty Norton
This sweet sweet practice is one that should be done over and over again. Soothing and healing the nervous system, this really does work magic, a relaxing heart-opening Hatha Yoga class giving you your prescription to love yourself. If you are fizzing with stress, overflowing with nervous energy or downright exhausted, then this is your prescription. As often as possible, every day would be ideal. You will need a block and a belt.
39:51 | Kristi Rodelli
A sequence to open the upper back and shoulders. Find space, find stability and open your heart in this vibrant Forrest yoga class. With a focus on keeping backbends safe, long and strong and opening the upper back and shoulders. As you would expect from a Forrest yoga class, with a focus on the abs, but with some fabulous modifications to backbends to show how they can be performed gently and safely. You will need a block, a strap and a blanket.
(4) Awaken And Illuminate: The Heart Chakra
34:55 | Lucy McCarthy
A heart, shoulder and chest opening practice to awaken you to your highest potential. With plenty of arm, wrist and shoulder stretches, side body opening and heart opening through backbends, this class is invigorating and gently energising as you open to love!
Vinyasa: Journey Into Ourselves
01:04:10 | Mollie McClelland Morris
This vinyasa yoga class is a journey into our true authenticity, ourselves. It is a process of inquiry and curiosity in the opening of our hearts to the world. A fun, but not fast-moving vinyasa yoga class which explores playfulness and the true expression of what it is to be.
|01:04:10||Mollie McClelland Morris||Improvers|
Embrace Your Essence (5): Heart Centre Meditation
14:40 | Kirsty Norton
A sweet meditation which focuses on softening. This meditation opens and softens your heart-centre, ready to give and receive love and all that life gives. Great for all-levels meditators.
|14:40||Kirsty Norton||All Levels|
Embrace Your Essence (6): Loving Kindness Meditation
13:46 | Kirsty Norton
A beautiful meditation on loving-kindness. A real heart-opener, great for beginning level meditatiors to advanced.
|13:46||Kirsty Norton||All Levels|
25:18 | Nikita Akilapa
A strong vinyasa flow class that cultivates and amplifies strength of body, heart and mind. Lean into your own power to start the day with some home-grown magic. This class focuses on building core strength, you'll need resilience in body and mind, perfect to prepare for the day ahead.
Love Yourself First
14:42 | Lucy McCarthy
A gorgeous short, sweet practice to embrace yourself. Encouraging a celebration of self, embracing all that you are through this fluid and uplifting sequence. Connect to your self, step into your highest potential. You will need 2 blocks. Clothing by Shanti Sundays.
29:56 | Zephyr Wildman
A warming enquiry into the body and mind. This class gently encourages you to face up to emotional pain and intuitively start to make a plan to heal. An essential for your emotional wellbeing toolbox.
|29:56||Zephyr Wildman||All Levels|
Loving Kindness Flow
28:56 | Zephyr Wildman
Be good to yourself so you can be good to others! With flowing movements to ease and strengthen the body, this class also works to sow the seeds of loving kindness deep within your soul.
|28:56||Zephyr Wildman||All Levels|
Letting Go Vinyasa Flow
50:01 | Jean Hall
This slow flow class is designed to rid the body and mind of tensions which accumulate as a result of life's experiences. These tensions can hold us back, so the class focuses on releasing them so that, in time, we are ready to move on. The class begins slowly and mindfully with supine breathing practices for the first eight minutes. If you want to get moving sooner, but still gain the benefit of tension release, you may want to start with child's pose eight minutes into class. This class is a slow vinyasa flow, focusing on mindfulnes and release.
Vinyasa Flow for Moving On
33:17 | Jean Hall
This class is designed to help you to release tensions held within the body to enable you to move on and be open to possibilities in life. This slow vinyasa flow will keep you mindful and moving through life's more turbulent times to enable you to release, let you and when you are ready, move on.
Compassion through Slow Flow
55:22 | Bridget Woods-Kramer
In this mindfully slow-flow vinyasa yoga class, Bridget explores the theme of compassion to ourselves. Class starts with a 10 minute discussion reminding us the importance of being compassionate to ourselves. The asana is a slow flow which focuses on the hips, with plenty of lunging work and variation. There is an opportunity for a handstand suppported by the wall or a partner and class finishes with a long, nourishing guided relaxation. You may need a belt, a wall and a partner could be handy too!
24:24 | Joo Teoh
A gentle sequence to calm and rebalance your emotions after a stressful time. There are times when we can be knocked off our centre, maybe something as simple as someone has said something that has shocked us, or we are needing to rebalance after grief. This mixture of calming yoga, qi-gong and breath-work practices will calms and quieten your jangled nerves after a shock or stressful moment. These rebalancing classes are gentle and many poses may be done in a chair.
07:19 | Leila Sadeghee
24:27 | Leila Sadeghee
Who wants to bring more light and love into their lives?! This meditation / contemplation is a profound exercise in self-acceptance and self-love. Starting with a beautiful mantra, this class is an exercise in journalling as well as visualisation and breath-work. You will need your journal, and an open mind. You may like to also watch Leila’s Self-Love Discussion.
|24:27||Leila Sadeghee||All Levels|