Blue Cow Yoga
Blue cow is the first yoga studio to provide yoga in the city.
At Blue Cow, we do yoga that makes us smile, that gives us a lift and gives the real world a special glow without overdosing on smells and bells.
And we need yoga taught in a welcoming, positive place, full of like-minded people who believe it’s more fun doing it together.
Videos from Blue Cow Yoga
Beginners 1: Move with the breath
Brand new to yoga? Unsure about where to start? Take Clare’s beginners series which is an unfussy approach to the fundamentals. Moving with the breath is the first step in yoga. Clare shows the difference between the natural breath and the “ocean” or Ujaii breath and builds in simple standing, kneeling and supine movements. Class finishes with a short relaxation.
Beginners 2 - Foundation Poses
Clare breaks down some of the fundamental yoga poses: Downward facing dog, lunges and cobra. These are building blocks for "Sun Salutations" that are taught in many yoga classes. Clare shows how to position the body: feet, hands, shoulders and hips, and build the poses with the breath into a flow that we’ll use across the beginners series. Class finishes with a short relaxation.
Beginners 3 - Standing Poses
Standing poses build up strength and steadiness. Clare explains how to build upon the foundations of the feet and breath and use the muscles of the legs to give stability and space. Class builds in the flow we have learned in previous classes. Props: 2 blocks. Coming next Beginners 4: Twist to Unwind ”¦
Beginners 4: Twist to unwind
Healthy Spine SOS for New Mums
Give yourself some ‘you’ time to replenish and rejuvenate. A wonderful short and gentle yoga class especially for mums who might be suffering from back, neck and shoulder tension from all the nursing and lifting. With a focus on twisting and back and shoulder opening, this yoga class helps to open the chest and stretch and strengthen the back. Nourish yourself to prevent depletion and exhaustion setting in. You will need a bolster and a strap.
Elemental Flow: Calling In Vastness (Ether)
A spacious vinyasa flow yoga class that uses the breath and movement to cultivate a sense of expansion and space in mind, body and heart. Ideal for days when you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed, this vinyasa flow class starts with breathwork, then moves onto an all-levels soothing flow and ends with a long restorative version of legs up the wall savasana and a breath-work meditation to create a feeling of spaciousness and freedom. You may need a block.
Elemental Flow: Light as a feather
A slow but strong full spectrum vinyasa yoga class which cultivates lightness and ease in the mind and body. Find lightness and grace in your movements, expect an intermediate-level full body breath practice with balancing poses, forward and backward bends to bring lightness to your physical body and space in your mind. You will need a block & possibly a bolster.
Elemental Flow: Fire It Up
Reignite your power with this fiery all-levels vinyasa yoga flow. Class gets moving swiftly, starting with an uddiyana bhanda breath work technique to clear energy and stoke the internal fire. Expect strong abdominal work, plenty of chair pose and some swift vinyasa. Perfect to get you fired up for the day!
Elemental Flow: Flowing Vinyasa: Water Element
A super fluid practice embodying the quality of water in mind, body and breath. Part of our Five Elements series. In this juicy yoga class we take inspiration from water to invoke a sense of fluidity in our yoga practice, but also a sense of ease in our mind and heart. Starting with balancing breath-work, expect a flowing, dynamic vinyasa class which helps us go with the flow of life and release pent up tension and holding patterns. You will need a bolster and a yoga brick.
Elemental Flow: Root Down Gently
The First of Lucy's 5 elements series. This yoga class will connect you to the earth with gentle, slow and steady movements and a focus on grounding, slowing down and getting present. Perfect for when you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, or you just need help to calm. This class starts with a long breath-work relaxation, then works gently on the hips to release feelings of business and stress. You will need a tennis-size ball and you might need a block.
Mum and Baby Yoga Class
Mum To Be Hip Happiness
A beautiful flowing pregnancy yoga class, ideal for those in second trimester who already have an established practice, focusing on bringing openess, space and ease into the pelvis in preparation for birth. Lots of deep hip opening poses, leading to some pregnancy soothing and calming breath work before a long luxurious hip opening restorative ending. You will need a bolster and two blocks.
Mum to Be Breath meditation: Breathe you and your baby calm
Fit Mum To Be Flow
This is a lovely strong yoga class for pregnant women in their second trimester who already had a steady yoga practice pre-pregnancy and are feeling strong and energised. Sweet flowing sequence that opens the spine, builds to a steady standing pose flow, balancing, then some soothing yogic breath work ideal for pregnancy before ending in a delicious side lying restorative shavasana to close.
Twist it Out, Rinse it clean
This is a super twisty dynamic vinyasa flow yoga class that will cleanse out your spine and any tension lodged in your body. A good strong flow practice with steady standing poses, arm balances and twists galore. You will feel rinsed clean and ready to go after this yoga class.
10 minutes of morning magic
Mother to be Medicine
Pregnancy yoga, ideally for those in the second trimester who have an existing yoga practice. This class is a side body opening flow for established practitioners. A delicious flowing practice that focuses on bring spaciousness into mind and body. Lots of juicy side body opening, fluid spinal exercises, grounding standing poses leading to a sumptuous restorative side lying shavasana.
The breath is your greatest friend and one of the best tools in your toolkit for thriving through your pregnancy and birth. This class is a calming, soothing and grounding meditation for mothers to be in their first trimester to help embrace the present moment, ease any anxiety and connect deeply to your growing baby.
Love Yourself First
Backbend Into Joy
A wonderful uplifting and enlivening practice that will help you to invite more joy into your life. A sweet, fiesty yoga class leading to some yummy backbends to open the chest and lungs and uplift the heart and enhance your mood. You will leave the practice feeling stretched out, full of vitality and open hearted. You may need a brick.
20 Minute Morning Magic
The perfect way to start your day if you're short on time and want to kickstart your day on the right foot. This short yoga class will get your body awake and fluid, clear the mind and open the heart. A sweet, gentle flow that builds smoothly. This practice will open your spine, shoulders and side body.
30 minute Morning Magic
A great way to start the day! With a focus on bringing the joy into your day, this well-rounded and sequenced morning yoga class opens the whole body, gets the whole system awake and alert and brings life to the spine and legs. A fab fluid awakening practice. It starts on the back and then builds up to a steady standing pose flow. You may need a brick.
Full Monty Vinyasa
Bring the light in with this Full Monty yoga class.This is a full spectrum, whole bodied strong and energising practice which incorporates breath work (pranayama), chanting (mantra) physical postures (asana) and ends with meditation. Call in more lightness and ease into your body. You will need one block.
This gentle, nourishing flow is for you to help you to honour your body. Perfect for your moontime, or whenever you feel like giving your body extra support. Feel your moontime magic with this nourishing sequence featuring prana namaskar, a flow that asks, what is it we'd like to surrender.
PMS SOS Symptoms Softener
Surrender to Your Flow - Moon Time Meditation
Celebrate Your Flow
Support your body and celebrate your flow with this slow, sweet flow for days you'd like to practice, but you want to nourish yourself and support yourself during your moontime. A very grounding, slow practice, also great for whenever your body might need extra support but you'd like to flow. You will need a bolster, blanket and eye bag.
Honour Your Flow: Restorative Yoga for Your Cycle
This restorative yoga class is especially for low energy days. Suitable for everyone who needs extra nourishment and support, but these poses are especially great to also relieve symptoms you may experience during your moontime such as releasing heat from hips, relieving cramps, headache and aching. Restorative yoga is wonderful at restoring energy levels, cooling the body and calming the body’s system. You will need a bolster, a chair, two bricks, an eye-bag and a blanket.
Rise and Shine
A perfect practice to start your day with. To put a spring in your step and brightness into the body. Great for days when you're feeling sluggish and need a kick start to your day in a gentle way. This class ends with a lovely long savasana so you're rested and ready for the day.
(7) Crown Chakra Meditation
(6) Insight & Intuition: The 3rd Eye Chakra
A meditative class to awaken the higher mind, quieten the internal chatter and stimulate your intuitive abilities. Starting with quieting eye movements, and then with gentle poses with a block to rest on your third eye chakra. Suitable for doing before bed, or in the morning, enabling you to act with insight and intuition throughout the day. You will need a block and an eye mask.
(5) Clarity & Expression: The Throat Chakra
(4) Awaken And Illuminate: The Heart Chakra
Flow And Restore
A delicious balanced practice to both uplift and relax you - a grounding and steadying class, to prepare for a deep, restful sleep. Beginning with a steady nourishing flow and leading to big rejuvenation through restorative yoga poses. A yin and yang practice to bring you into balance. You will need a bolster, two bricks, a strap and an eye bag.
Quiet Mind, Deep Surrender
A meditative, peace-inducing practice to calm the busy mind and drop deeply into the body. Perfect for when there is inner chaos and a tired body. With a focus on breath-work, there are some standing poses to help harmonise body and breath and create an inner calm. A great class for before bedtime or towards the end of the day to start a peaceful evening. You will need a block & eye-bag.
Tension Buster Sleep Seducer
A tension freeing practice to help shake off and rinse out blockages and habitual holdings that get in the way of relaxing deeply. Ideal for releasing stress, rinsing out frustrations and emptying out stagnant energy. Perfect for after work and with a long savasana, great for before bed. You'll need an eye-cover.
Wakey Wakey Sleepy Head
Relax Big, Sleep Deep
Ashtanga Inspired Power Flow
An intermediate-level Power yoga class loosely based on Ashtanga-Vinyasa. A great class to get you moving quickly in the morning, or when you need a quick pick-me up. With some Level 2/3 level variations, so beginners and intermediates, take it easy. You may need a strap.
Ashtanga Full Primary Series
A led full Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series class with modifications. The practice links yoga postures with breathing leading to a powerful, flowing practice that develops your strength, coordination and focus. This class is suitable for all and offers variations to allow everyone to enjoy and benefit from the practice. Charlie, a direct student of K. Pattabhi Jois, the man who popularised the Ashtanga Yoga practice in the late 20th century, leads the class. You may need 2 blocks and a strap.
Chaturandga Dandasana, one of the key postures of the Ashtanga Yoga Sun Salutations is a tricky but common pose requiring a deal of strength. Watch this short tutorial to strengthen and get a few pointers on how to perform your Chaturanga Dandasana safely. Learn how to position your arms and shoulders and how to find the correct alignment. You will need two blocks.
Come free your spine with this Ashtanga Yoga inspired twisting practice. This class focuses on the spinal twisting postures, both standing and seated, from the Ashtanga Yoga primary and second series with a few additional postures to really free up your spine and release tension in your shoulders. You will need two blocks and a strap.
Ashtanga Intermediate Series for Starters
A great way to start the day! Experience the benefits of the first half of the Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate series. Starting with the sun salutations and then with some primary series as a starter, this challenging practice, with modifications to allow all yogis to get started, brings a combination of energising backbends, balances with some opening spinal twists. A great compliment to the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series offering you a new set of challenges to add to your yoga practice. You may need two blocks and a strap.
Upward Dog Upgrade
Open up all along your spine and learn the correct sensations in your abdomen and shoulders for the perfect upward dog. Ashtanga yogis will be in upward dog up to 60 times a day, so it's worth mastering this posture. You will need up to 3 yoga blocks and an extra, rolled up mat.
Uddiyana Bandha Tutorial
Perfect your Abdominal Contraction technique with this short tutorial. Uddiyana has many benefits; improving blood circulation to the core, strengthening internal organs and distributing energy throughout the body. Once you have mastered 3 rounds, you can gradually increase to 10 rounds over a few months.
A grounding meditation which will give you extra support, an access to a little bit of happiness no matter what is going on in your life. A really beautiful visualisation meditation suitable for beginners and all of us. You just need to be seated upright in a comfortable position.
Detox, Breathe And Energise
A breath-work (pranayama) and twisting class designed to get sluggish digestive systems working. Great to help detox, or eliminate stagnant energy as well as for improving the circulation, this class is great for simple explanations of breath-work techniques. Perfect for after travel or for during a cleansing/detox programme.
Yoga Detox And Energise
A nice and easy class if you're feeling a little sluggish, or your energy is low. Can yoga detoxify you? Most likely not. But with plenty of twists wringing out your digestive system, breath work to get rid of any stagnant energy this class is guaranteed to pep up those who feel they need a little twisty, wringing energy in their day. You will need a block.
Grounding Flow for Hips
Healthy Morning Hatha
A steady, calm but strengthening class with a focus on standing poses and keeping fluidity through the movements. This class is perfect if you have shoulder or wrist issues and you want to keep your fluid practice going, but with no vinyasa. Feel grounded and steady in this beautiful, mindful movement practice.
This short class will restore your body to wellness after any time you feel you have been treating it badly. This gentle class will stimulate your liver and kidneys and relax your nervous system with very gentle yoga and breathing techniques. You will need a block. Thanks to Asquith London for their clothing!
Radiance 3: The Heart
A gentle, heart opening class starting with a supported chest opener. Feel a luminous energy, soften your heart and open your chest ready to be radiant in the world. These exercises are brilliant for opening the upper back and shoulders if you've had a deckbound day too, and great for increasing happiness. You will need a bolster and two blocks.
Radiance 2: Kick Ass Core
The second class in Lucy's series to help you feel radiant, inside and out. This class will help you shine from your very centre. A punchy, ab oriented sequence to get your digestive system stoked, so you are feeling radiant from your very core. Starting with breathing exercises to get your internal fire going, class moves onto some abs work and finishing with twists. Enjoy your new found radiance!
The first in our 3 part series designed to make you feel bright and fabulous both inside and out. Starting with super fun facial exercises, moving through gentle forward folds and finishing in a rejuvenating inversion, this flow will leave you not only with a radiant face but also ready to deal with stressful situations in general. You will need a block or thick book and a wall space for legs up the wall.
Slow Flow for Hips
Slow Flow for Lower Back
Slow Flow for Shoulders
A forrest-insprired yoga class with special emphasis on unwinding the neck, shoulders and upper-back, areas which plague most of us who spend too much time looking at computers, or for the stressed-amongst us, who carry stress in the shoulders and upper-back. A deeeply stress-relieving class, be ready to be unwound as you slow flow! You may need a strap, you will need an extra, rolled up yoga mat.
Good Morning Core
This class is ideal for mornings, or anytime you want to spark up vibrancy and energy to your core. Some Forrest yoga techniques for strong and healthy core as well as plank variations and the boat pose for optimum core health. Fire up your centre and fire up your life! You will need a block.
Beginners Brand New You
This class is great for starting out on your yoga journey and has been devised for those new to yoga, or who want a gentle, shorter class. A beginners dream, this class will grow your spine, deepen your breath and leave you wanting for more! You'll need a chair handy for our beginner's introduction to downward dog.
Yoga For Jet Lag
A gentle, rejeuvenating hatha yoga class ideal for getting your jet-lagged body back to form. With poses great for assisting circulation, reducing swelling and unravelling the hips after long periods of sitting, this yoga class is perfect for grounding after travel. You will need blocks and access to a chair or support to prop the feet up on.
Half An Hour Of Ashtanga
This is a paired-down Ashtanga class, if you want the kick, but don't have the time. Perfect for mornings. With only one Sun Salutation of A and one of B, Charlie flows straight into some standing postures, some balances and seated postures for a shorter, but just as rounded Ashtanga yoga class.
Big Day 3 - The Power Poses
A series of poses to give you the inner vibrancy to give you the confidence which will give you your inner power back. This is the third part in Lucy's Big Day series - this short video is great for the day before the Big Day, be that your wedding, a presentation, a job interview, or anytime when YOU matter. Lucy shows you some poses which you can strike just before you go in for the big event. Enjoy this fun class, and you may be surprised at how powerful you have become!
Lift Your Spirits
This vinyasa yoga class will get your heart moving and lift your spirits through a fast pace right from the very start and focusing on backbends. This class is a light-hearted way to start the day and will get you moving. Accessible for beginning intermediates with modifications, you will need a block.
Relax into the Big Day
This second part of preparation for the Big Day, also known as Yoga for When you Matter is about visualising techniques to prepare the body and mind for success in whatever it is that you are preparing for. The second part includes visualisation techniques whilst relaxing, a form of yoga nidra. Yoga nidra is an extremely powerful technique for re-wiring your brain and body when you need to really be on form. After taking this class, you will have the confidence to take your big day by storm.
Jump Through Tutorial
Yoga for Desk-Bound Backs 2
This class focuses on releasing tension often held in the shoulders if we sit at a desk for prolonged periods as well as unravelling tension held in the hips, another frequently tight area for those desk jockeys out there. Great for unwinding the effects of prolonged sitting. This class is great to take as a break in the course of the day, or at the end of the day. You will need a strap.
Yoga for Desk-Bound Backs
This gentle, hatha class gives the back and neck some simple releases for those of us who have been stuck at a desk, on a train, plane or behind the wheel all day. You will find that you have new, oxygenated bloodflow to the spine and feel a million times better after these simple poses. You may need a block.
Yoga for When You Matter
This is a helpful toolkit for any time you are facing a big challenge, be that a presentation at work, a job interview or even your Big Day! Lucy offers some simple steps to help you get calm and focussed. You'll work with deepening the breath, releasing tension held in the neck and belly and throat. The perfect antidote for those big day nerves.
Yoga Through Life's Transitions
This yoga class teaches us how to transition through change in life, big life changes or the changes which touch us in every day life. This class will have you surfing on your ocean breath and enjoying moving through and greeting change head on. This class is dynamic, but you are encouraged to spend time in transitions and enjoy the process of transitioning, rather than the destination. A strong hip focus and plenty of creative, fun variations on the usual poses. You will need a rolled up mat or a block and a strap.
Step Up with Courage
This slow-flow is the perfect step for beginners who want the next challenge. The class is dedicated to finding courage to try new things and use the breath and steady movement as a source of strength. Clare gives a step-by-step guide to open the hips and shoulders to try your first hand balances and tripod headstand. Class starts with a kneeling breath practice. You might need a cushion or a block.
Support Yourself During The Change
Take it Easy
This sequence of supported yoga poses is ideal for all levels and for when you need to let go, relax and take it easy. These poses are especially beneficial for easing PMT; symptoms of the menopause or for anyone who needs to release stress and strain. You will need some blocks.
Keep Grounded Through Change
This is a slow, easy class for when you need to move just a little bit, and will help you to keep centred or grounded in times of change. This is especially important during the menopause and can really help you go through life's biggest change, but it's also an awesome class to take during your period or if you're going through any periods of disruption and you just need some slow, gentle moving support. You will need a block.
Alternate Nostril Breath
Ashtanga: Sun Salutations A & B
Ashtanga: Daily Express Practice
Yoga for Cyclists: Hamstrings
Lucy gives us some wonderful simple stretches for the backs of the legs, hamstrings, hips, shoulders and lower back - areas which can tighten up with a lot of cycling. With stretched muscles, you'll find you can go so much further...Try these stretches if you're a regular cyclist, if you're preparing for a cycling holiday or after a big ride. Props: Strap or belt.
Free the Spine
Free the Spine - the mind will follow! This short practice will give your back the welcome break it needs from hunching, rounding and slouching all day at your desk or in your car. Simple exercises give your spine and shoulders opening and length. I was at least 10 foot tall after doing this practice. All you need is a block or something to sit on.
After work - Energiser
We wouldn't say that this is the most fun that you could have in a bedroom but this practice will help you to calm down before sleep. This will help with any insomnia or sleeplessness you may be experiencing. Lucy has two students with her to show this sleepy practice which is for just before bed to calm your nervous system to prepare for a deep restful sleep. You'll need a strap or belt for hamstring stretches.
After work: Release & restore
This wonderful nurturing practice introduces the idea of restorative practice ”“ constructive rest - often the very best thing to do after a hard day at work. Lucy guides a practice using the support of blankets and cushions and finishes with the legs against the wall ”“ the most effective poses to rest the body and settle the mind.
Open to Power - Standing Series
Open to Power - Back Bends
Yoga for Cyclists: Quads
This short beginner-level class focuses on the quads which can get really tight after a lot of cycling. You will need access to a wall for some really deep quad-stretching. This practice will also be useful for many sports which requires strength of quads, including running, ski-ing, horse-riding and many games such as football, rugby and even tennis.
Ready Steady Ski Part 3
Pre-Ski Pump It Up
Ready Steady Ski Part 2
Ready Steady Ski Part 1
The perfect yoga practice to prepare you for the slopes. Focusing on building strength around the ankles, knees and thighs. You'll need a block (or a book) and a tennis ball. This class features French Olympic Skier Anais Caradeux as Lucy's student. Your thighs will feel this one!
Apres Ski Awesomeness