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FIND YOUR ALIGNMENT WITH YOGA 101
In Yoga 101 we get back to basics so that you can progress in your yoga practice with confidence. Whether you’re starting out with yoga or do yoga regularly, it can be helpful to refresh what you do. The 21 classes in this course, guide you to finding the best alignment suited to your body. You will gain insight into different poses, learn how to breathe more efficiently in yoga and over the three weeks you will notice a difference in how your body feels. If you do yoga regularly, you will know that even the most familiar pose can sometimes feel ‘not quite right’. Your body will have changed over time and this course offers you the perfect opportunity to investigate and explore the ‘right fit’ once again. The course is also perfect if you’re starting out and want to demystify poses or spend time exploring the different options you can take. Finally, this course offers you an easy way to build a yoga habit as it supports you to commit to regular classes and helps you to find ways to meet challenges.
- Includes 21 classes
- Classes include tutorials, mid-length classes and longer classes to apply what you are learning
- All level classes
Yoga Step by Step 1
36:53 | Kate Walker
This is the first class in a series for those of starting, or coming back to yoga, or for those who simply want to move with grace and ease. Use this simple yoga sequence to create a spacious body and a mind free from anxiety with simple postures. It is suitable for most bodies. Start lying down with gentle hamstring stretches and hip openers, perfect for combating tight hips resulting from a sedentary lifestyle. Then gently mobilise the spine and learn the basic standing postures, building strength slowly and gently. Finish with seated forward bends and twists and a beautiful savasana. This class is perfect for beginners, but all of us will benefit from the ease of movement and depth of breath from these hatha yoga poses.
Yoga Step by Step 2
38:44 | Kate Walker
The second in a series of progressive steps to building a hatha yoga practice. You will find classic yoga postures throughout this class, starting with supine stretches for the hamstrings and hips (perfect to combat too much desk work or travelling), then spine mobilisation and standing poses to build strength and balance in your yoga practice. Class ends with seated forward bends and twists. Enjoy the ease found from a spacious spine and deeper breaths.
Yoga Step by Step 3
40:29 | Kate Walker
Get ready to progress your practice. In the third class in this Step by Step hatha yoga series, you’ll find additions to the first and second classes including sunbathing pigeon, plank pose, high lunge, tree with side bend, seated twist pose, double pigeon and rolling bridge.
Yoga Step by Step 4
41:35 | Kate Walker
The fourth and final class in the Step by Step series builds on the previous three classes. You should be feeling familiar with the poses and sequences, so this simple and clearly cued hatha yoga class creates more of a flow and includes new poses such as navasana (boat pose), ardha chandrasana (half moon) and bridge pose.
Learn Safe Alignment
14:12 | Lizzie Reumont
This is a crucial, in-depth yoga class for all of us to learn how to practice safely. It is especially good for those coming back into their yoga practice after injury of the ribs, shoulders, arms and hands. Learn how to practice in an integrated way, how to be balanced, and the correct orientation of the head and neck to the arms and torso. A really great yoga tutorial as well for all of us to learn correct arm, shoulder movements in poses like Eagle Pose.
|14:12||Lizzie Reumont||All Levels|
Alignment Focused Jivamukti Yoga
01:41:36 | Lizzie Reumont
A complete Jivamukti yoga class for those keen to slow down and learn the precise alignment to keep you safe during practice. Build upon a stable foundation and learn to refine your alignment through self-adjustment. This class is slower and more mindful than the usual Jivamukti class, but you will still find plenty of challenges as Lizzie focuses on refined details of the poses to promote using the whole body in an integrated way. You will need blocks.
|01:41:36||Lizzie Reumont||All Levels|
23:18 | Adam Hocke
A yoga class to help develop your strength and stability in balance postures by challenging yourself with your balance. We will use a brick to bring new life into tree and warrior three postures. Learn some muscular patterns and alignment methods to work these poses more efficiently.
|23:18||Adam Hocke||All Levels|
Hit The Wall Hatha
31:00 | Adam Hocke
A complete hatha yoga class at the wall with alignment focus. The wall is a fabulous prop to give us support and give us feedback on our alignment, so move your mat to the wall for this fun and revealing complete practice. As you use the wall's support and feedback, you will learn much about the way you transmit force through your body and where there may be imbalances and inefficiencies in your alignment. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to invert, twist, and stretch with more leverage and depth. Meet your new favourite prop! You will also need a chair.
Everybody Flows: Refine The Shapes
14:01 | Adam Hocke
As a follow-up to ‘Make the Shapes,’ this short practice will help you refine your understanding of down dog and standing poses with a few alignment cues to help your poses feel more sustainable and interesting. Although there’s a lot to learn, this practice focuses on feet, hands, and shoulders. You will need a tennis ball and a brick or something like it.
The Psoas: A Workshop
53:54 | Catherine Annis
The psoas muscles are among the deepest muscles in our bodies. They are involved in almost every movement - from walking and running to sitting, and throughout our yoga practice. However, we often find it difficult to consciously feel them, or even know where they are within us. Join this class to learn where they are and some simple approaches to help with accessing this key area, and give it time and space to release. Working the Psoas be helpful for those with lower back pain, or who are feeling tired and lacking in energy. You will need a bolster and a belt.
|53:54||Catherine Annis||All Levels|
Lengthening the Spine
34:28 | Catherine Annis
Walk taller with this work-shop style scaravelli yoga class with focus on the spine and how to lengthen the spine in our yoga practice. There is a division at the back of the waist - from this point the spine lengthens down towards our tail and feet, helping us feel grounded and balanced. When the body finds this connection, we are free to experience lightness rising up into the upper body. Our movements become more free and spacious. Discover the magical key to balance at our gravitational centre, and wake up your spine to wake up your body! Showing how to practice with real length in the spine in our everyday yoga poses. You will need a strap.
|34:28||Catherine Annis||All Levels|
Feel Grounded in Uncertain Times
22:06 | Nikita Akilapa
Feeling unsettled? Uncertain? With a focus on alignment, this class will get you steady in uncertain times. Nikita guides you through a hatha standing posture sequence, designed to stabilise and ground, whilst bringing you fully into your body
Be a Warrior Not a Worrier!
19:44 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
An alignment focused Hatha class based at the wall for standing poses, including the warrior poses. This class uses the wall, two yoga bricks and a strap to make sure that your standing poses are perfectly alighted for your body. The wall is used to give us information as to our alignment. This class is an invaluable tool for checking your standing pose alignment.
Everybody Flows: Megamix
01:21:00 | Adam Hocke
This full length and well rounded yoga flow puts together the five-part everybody flows challenge into one mega exploratory practice. You’ll have an extended warm up and savasana, and in the middle you can practice and refine sun salutes and standing poses with a lot of ideas to make them accessible and sustainable. You’ll need a tennis ball or massage ball, a yoga brick and block, two blankets, an eye bag or wash cloth, a bolster or cushion. If you don’t have all these props, feel free to improvise.
|01:21:00||Adam Hocke||All Levels|
34:47 | Clive Fogelman
Feel connected and grounded in this yoga class in which we explore standing balances. As we move through the flow sequence, we work on a different standing balance. Each standing balance will have options and variations that you can explore and develop over time. You may find that your standing balance work helps you feel more connected and more grounded in your yoga flow and as you move off the mat into everyday life. A great class to build strength and stability in the legs and improving balance. Use walls, tables, chairs - whatever you need to support the practise!
|34:47||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
Vinyasa Transitions: Expanding your Options
39:14 | Clive Fogelman
This vinyasa yoga class is an exploration of different ways of transitioning through poses. It will help you be more creative and mindful in your transitions, but also to be more centred and grounded throughout our practice. In life, as in yoga, often you may see your practice as a series of poses, but this class focuses on the moments between them. This flowing sequence gives you tools to explore different ways of transitioning through vinyasa which will expand your options when practising and help you explore different ways of moving your body. There is an emphasis on being mindful of the connections to be made throughout your practice.
|39:14||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
Create a Steady & Strong Yoga Foundation
49:07 | Zephyr Wildman
Learn how to stay safe during your yoga class; how to be strong and engage the correct muscles when you do your yoga practice. This sequence breaks down some basic biomechanics; learn how to engage the glutes and core in your practice to stabilise your yoga.This is a slightly different way to practice a yoga class. It encourages a greater control while in yoga poses and more of an even distribution of work for the whole body. The results is a refinement of body, mind and energy. You will need a strap and a belt.
|49:07||Zephyr Wildman||All Levels|
Feet, Stability & Balance
24:06 | Zephyr Wildman
This yoga class focuses on giving you a great connection to your foundation; your feet. Discover dexterity in refined movement of your yogi-feet and an energetic lift in how to move forward in life’s journey. The class takes place almost entirely on two blocks, great for feeling your feet and working on balance and stability. This is great for people who have previously sprained ankles, weak ankles and knees or want to improve their balance as well as proprioperception ( the subtle sense of the body’s movement and positioning without sight). You will need two blocks.
|24:06||Zephyr Wildman||All Levels|
Your Daily Feet Practice
09:20 | Adam Hocke
This short movement class helps to mobilise, strengthen, and relax the feet and ankles through their full range of motion. Practise this class regularly as a preparation for your time on your mat or simply to feel good in your body. You will need a massage ball or tennis ball.
|09:20||Adam Hocke||All Levels|
Morning Yoga Boost
13:34 | Rakhee Jasani
This morning yoga boost is perfect for when you're too busy for a full class. You'll be surprised the wonder that a short yoga practice can make! This gently energising yoga class is a wonderful way to warm your body and mind up in the morning. Short, sweet and suitable for most bodies, this class is also a perfect as mid-morning break. You'll need a block.
|13:34||Rakhee Jasani||All Levels|
Fluid Yang Yin Yoga
51:10 | Carlene Bogues
A balanced yang/yin yoga class. Notice the stillness at the beginning before bringing in some mobility and qigong warm ups. Then move into a hatha yoga flow and feel into the fluidity of the practice. Class ends with yin yoga poses to create a sense of balance. This can be done in the evening as a transition or anytime of day to move with more awareness and stillness.
|51:10||Carlene Bogues||All Levels|