Welcome to Yogarise – your local, urban yoga studio. Step away from the busy London streets and on to your mat. Come on in and find a welcoming space for you to reinvigorate, unwind, energise or chill out. Whatever your vibe, we’ve got it covered.
A bit of background
We opened our doors in 2014, bringing some of London’s top teachers to Peckham and offering a wide range of classes at affordable prices every day of the week. We also provide community classes which are donation based (or free to attend), raising funds for a nominated good cause of the month. As part of our expansion we opened a second space in Peckham’s Bussey Building, a brand new studio on Streatham High Road in 2019 and our newest addition is in the heart of Covent Garden.
Our aim is to get as many people as possible breathing, moving and Yogarising – yes, it sounds cheesy but we don’t care! Yoga makes you feel good (officially) and we want to share some of that around. We are working with community partners to bring yoga and mindfulness into local schools and trying to convey the positive message that yoga really is for everybody. So, whether you’re a complete beginner or master yogi, are into meditation or fitness come along and see what Yogarise is all about.
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Restorative Yoga: Inner Knowing
This restorative yoga class brings our attention to rest at the crown of the head (Sahasrara). Start in seated meditation using visualisation, and then expand your presence with a restorative downward facing dog. You will need access to a wall (or edge of bed or sofa) for the deeply restorative legs up the wall pose followed by a deep body scan to close practice. You will need blankets, eye pillows or covering, bricks and a bolster. Pregnant practitioners: after the 30 week mark, downward facing dog should be practiced for periods of 30 seconds or less, or rest in child’s pose.
Restorative Yoga: Inner Vision
This restorative yoga class brings awareness to inner vision, the third eye (Ajna); the intuition, the way of seeing and perceiving the world. With three poses and a breath practice, this class creates clarity and can be practiced at any time of day. Suitable for all levels and bodies, a calming practice to call you into deep presence and inner knowing.
Restorative Yoga: Listening In
This restorative yoga class brings your awareness to the throat energy centre. (Vishuddha). This energy centre is commonly connected to how we express ourselves, but this class will explore how we listen and respond. Not suitable for those with any upper spine/ neck injuries. Suitable for women in their second and third trimesters. You will need an eye pillow, blanket, bolster and blocks.
Restorative Yoga: Open to Love
A very gentle restorative yoga class. Starting with self-massage, explore the use of touch and breath to gently open the heart to the fullness of life. Followed by simple gentle and nourishing restorative yoga poses to open the chest, bringing presence to rest at your heart space (Anahata). You will need a bolster, block and blanket. Suitable for all.
Restorative Yoga: Inner Radiance
Restorative Yoga: Pause to Feel
This restorative yoga class is designed to cultivate awareness through the pelvis, lower belly and sacral plexus; the home of the creative energy centre (Svadhishthana). Poses in this yoga class focus on the back, the lower belly and the legs, and are intended to create space to allow the energy to flow fluidly through this energy centre. It starts with low lunges, moving to a restorative child’s pose and then you'll need a clear wall for ‘legs up the wall’ pose.
Restorative Yoga: Be Here
This beautiful restorative yoga class is designed to bring your awareness to rest at your root, (Muladhara) as an invitation to be here, now. Starting with a short breathwork meditation practice, this breathwork continues throughout class. Expect relaxing, long held poses with some child's pose and pelvic circles between poses. This grounding practice is suitable for all bodies, and modifications are welcome. If you are pregnant this practice can be modified, so be sure to listen out for these during the practice.
Ten Minute Relaxation with Gong Sound
This lovely relaxation class starts in savasana, so gather anything you need to feel comfortable and warm laying down. This class is perfect for when you have just 10 minutes in the day but need to unwind, declutter the mind and find a sense of calm. The savasana is accompanied by a gong for added relaxation; so lay back and enjoy!
Kundalini Yoga to Elevate the Spirit
A Kundalini yoga class full of strong, repetitive movements to really get the body moving. A very energising, cardio-led yoga workout which will elevate your spirit; bringing feelings of happiness. You'll feel energised and ready for the day! The class ends with a long relaxation with a gong for extra relaxation.
Kundalini Abdominal Strengthening
Liberate Your Hips: A Yin/Yang Flow
This yoga class is a mix between yin and yang to increase mobility in the hip joint. Starting with yin yoga and Qigong, it then gently flows towards some more yang poses to work the inner and outer hips and to free up the spine for a lovely balanced way to liberate the whole body. This class is perfect for a slightly gentler morning choice or in the evening if you've spent the day seated or standing. Working with the water element, it brings softness and a sense of letting go. You will need two bricks and a strap.
Kundalini Jumpstart Kriya & Aura Strengthening
A Kundalini yoga class of two halves to really loosen up the shoulders and build strength in the arms. The first half is a seated practice comprising the jumpstart kriya; it looks simple but be prepared to persevere! It is a great warm up for the second part of the class. The second half is aimed at strengthening the aura, so expect lots more working of the arms. You can do both parts as one class, or do them separately (second part starts at 18:40).
Get Grounded then Flow
A beautiful grounding yoga class with a very gentle start, moving into a dynamic flow. It starts with Jonelle’s Get Grounded Prep class; combining myofascial release for the feet, qigong and yin yoga. Then, it progresses into Jonelle’s feisty but mindfully paced Earth Mandala vinyasa flow. It is perfect for the start of the day to wake the body up and connect to the new day. Use it to develop balance, stability and a maintain a connection to the earth. You will need a tennis ball, strap and bricks.
Energising Morning Kundalini Yoga
The morning set is an energising Kundalini yoga practice, perfect for waking you up! It is a great alternative to sun salutations as it is wrist-free. The focus here is on the breath; get started with breath of fire to wake your body and mind, then move into energising postures. The class will wind down for some more introspective poses, including a supported shoulder stand with a fun Kundalini yoga twist. It ends with a lovely, long relaxation. You will need a bolster or some pillows.
This is a great cardio practice with a lot of jumping and chanting that will get you sweating. Har is mantra that means flow, it is a mantra with the power to clear blocks and strengthen our will power. It’s a great set to help you build stamina and help stimulate your glandular / hormonal system. After a short relaxation we finish the physical yoga with a simple breath meditation called for constant self authority. Starting with a chant, then move through some traditional yoga warm ups of cat cows and a downward dog. Then get uplifted and energised with a Kundalini Yoga kriya of dynamic jumping. Feel sweaty, feel energised and have fun with plenty of uplifting moves, then feel grounded and chant to finish. Enjoy this Kundalini dance! No props needed.
Fire Start The Day Vinyasa Flow
Get all fired up to start your day with this Vinyasa flow practice. We focus on spinal twists and side bends in this dynamic flow. Its perfect way to get its those bits of the body that can get stuck. You will definitely get a sweat on but feel invigorated and ready to take on what ever your day throws at you. Get your day off to the right start with this feisty vinyasa flow yoga class. Ignite the fire, feel motivated, confident and get active. It's a tough, dynamic vinyasa, but mindfully paced, so that less feisty Movers, who want a warming flow but without the trickier shapes can simply modify and go to childs pose or their chosen alternative when Jonelle flows to places you don't choose to go. Listen to your body! With a focus on the core region you'll feel your inner fire glow. You will need two bricks.
Get Grounded Prep Class
Find some lovely tools to put in your toolkit to get grounded, rooted and present to your life. A perfect warm up class to earth mandala flow, or any class. Starting with foot mobility and stability exercises - open up the feet, ground to earth, use myofascial release to massage your feet using a tennis ball. A really useful exercise to keep the feet mobile and pain free, but also to keep a sense of connection with the earth. Qigong poses help you to keep the energy grounded followed by some Yin Supine hamstring stretches and then grounding breath-work.You will need a tennis ball, bricks and a strap.
Anxiety, to various degrees, can be part of the human experience more frequently than we would like. You may practice this at any time of the day that feels best for you, knowing that this 1 hour long practice includes several poses that help soothe and support your nervous system without feeling overly exposed. I will be holding the space with you for the entire practice. It must be mentioned that this sequence is not a substitute for any professional support you may need. If your anxiety is at a point that is too much for you, then please seek additional support.
Earth Mandala Vinyasa Flow
In this Mandala Vinyasa practice we will focus on how our ability to ground helps us to be stable enough to balance and transitions seamlessly in our yoga practice and life. There is a focus on the, feet, hamstrings and hip flexors, spinal flexion and extension. A really nice practice to connect deeper into the element of earth. A well-rounded, mindfully paced but dynamic vinyasa flow yoga class. Class is in a mandala pattern, so there is no 'front' or 'back' of the mat - you'll need to practice listening rather than looking at your teacher as you change your perspective. You may find this causes you to listen more deeply to how you feel throughout your practice and move with greater skill and ease to how your body feels. This class will have you feeling balanced, grounded, uplifted and ready for your day. You will need two bricks.
A quick soothing practice to help relax the body and clear the mind after a busy day. Kirtan Kriya is a key practice with the Kundalini Yoga teachings. It’s a meditation with a mantra and mudra that helps balance the elements of the body and clear the subconscious mind of unnecessary clutter. We prepare the body to sit comfortably with spinal flexes.
The Sacred Pause
The shorter, darker days are coming, this practice is an invitation to honour the call to pause. In this practice we will be exploring savasana’s variations, where you can fully rest. Note: if you are pregnant, I would advise remaining in the first pose of this sequence for the length of this. Unless you are still in the first trimester and feel comfortable transitioning onto your back for the second pose.
Functional Back Care: Somatic Spine
A somatic movement class of gentle, but deep practice to bring awareness to the lower spine and sacroiliac area. This class is deeply restful and unwinding for the spine and can leave you feeling relaxed, but moved in interesting ways. Help your body access its own intelligence through embodiment, touch and intuitive movement. Class takes place entirely on the floor. You will need two blankets.
Rocket Mandala Sun Salutations
Super Quick Hips
A perfect really short class if you spend a lot of time sitting or if you've been travelling, to help to release tight hips. The class is in seated position, so you won't need space for a mat, which makes it a perfect class to be done in the office or when you're travelling. You will need 2 bricks.
A kriya is a specific sequence of postures or actions for a specific purpose. I like to call them recipes, each step works in turn to create a specific effect for your body, mind and spirit. There are hundreds of Kundalini Kriyas, this one is called the Kriya for Elevation. It is a simple practice involving lots of flexing the spine, stretching of the legs and stimulating breath of fire. The practice finishes with a more challenge held meditation Sat Kriya which is a key practice in kundalini Yoga. It encourages circulation of panic life force through all the chakras. It’s a great practice to help relieve symptoms of depression. This sequence has breath of fire to begin with so please watch my introduction to Kundalini Yoga if this is a new practice for you or you haven’t quite mastered it yet. Tune in to this traditional Kundalini yoga class or Kriya, as they are known in the Kundalini tradition. This full Kundalini yoga class involves chanting, mudra and physical hatha yoga poses and a beautiful, long Savasana to finish.
Functional Back Care: Slinky Spine
A class to move and articulate the spine in unusual ways. This class will bring awareness to different spinal movements, and help you loosen up, and feel better in your spine. This standing up class can be used as a warm up for other practices, a tune up for your spine, or an energetic way to start your day. Mollie explains the anatomy of the spine, where you will find most movement in the spine and then explore your mobility, range of movement of the spine from standing. No mat or props needed - take these movements out to the park and integrate them into your daily movement practice to keep healthy, pain-free back and shoulders.
This short Kundalini yoga class, explains a couple of key practices of Kundalini to newcomers but also makes a complete short Kundalini class that incorporates movement, breath work and meditation that will relax and release the spine, charge up our energy, and soothe the mind. A grounding practice, very helpful particularly for anxiety and depression.
Although we may believe the restorative yoga is best before bed, this practice has been designed for you to practice first thing in the morning, so that you may experience the level of presence and vitality as it filter through your day. Granted this may be on the weekend, but do try it and experience first hand your vitality through this nourishing restorative practice.
This class focuses on exploring the range of hamstring movements, so we don’t overstretch the hamstrings, but instead hydrate, nourish and expand into our own potential. Expand to work your hamstrings in their full range, and remember, when stretching it’s healthy to move at between 60-80% of your potential. A really great class for all of us who are tight in the legs from everyday life. Mostly wrist-free. You will need a ball and an elastic theraband, if you one.
In this short tutorial, Adrianna guides you through an awareness practice that can be used alone, but also before each of the restorative yoga classes. Scan the layers of the body (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual) to listen into what is present in your body right now, so that it may inform our choices as we move into practice, be it poses, or a place in which to anchor our attention during each pose. A really useful short practice to listen to to connect to yourself before any yoga class, but especially useful for Adrianna's restorative classes.
Restorative Yoga: What, Why & Using What You Have
What is restorative yoga is and how it can have such a powerful effect on your overall wellbeing and life? This short video describes that despite the stigma of relaxation, this practice really is for everyone at every stage of their life. This is a radical practice. There is nothing quite as bold as making the time to be still. Don’t have blocks, or a bolster? Then this video is for you. Adrianna shows you how to use alternatives to yoga props during your restorative practice so that you feel empowered to rest now, with whatever you have at home.
Evening Yin/Yang Flow
A peaceful Yin/Yang flow to wind down and relax for the end of the day. With some spinal rolling and freeing, some poses from QiGong, some restorative and Yin poses, this fusion yoga class is a perfect way to wind down and relax at the end of the day, or for whenever you need to calm, nourish and restore yourself. The perfect self-care solution to our overwhelmed lives. You will need a bolster (or pillows), a blanket, 2 yoga bricks and a foam block and a strap.
Water Mandala Vinyasa
A beautiful, well rounded feisty Vinyasa yoga class. This is a watery, fluid mandala yoga class, where you'll move from back to front of the mat and building your flow with a focus on the hips. Includes advanced level options of arm-balances, headstand and forearm balance - but of course you can be as gentle as you'd like, taking child's pose whenever you need to. You may need a strap, two bricks and maybe a block.
Rocket-Inspired Dynamic Vinyasa
Pelvic Floor Awakening
Everyone needs to take care of their pelvic floor. The first 10 minutes is a tutorial to bring about deep awareness and understanding of this area. Gentle supine movements eventually build to a stronger standing flow working core stability and balance, all with a focus on caring for your pelvic floor. Gentle, slow paced and extremely beneficial for everyone. You may like to have blocks or a bolster ready for support during the final relaxation.
New Mothers (3): Strength & Balance
Part 3 of Mollie's series for new mothers. Continue to strenthen your pelvic floor and build stability with stronger standing poses and balances all still at a gentle pace, perfect for recuperating bodies. You may like to have blocks or a bolster ready for support during the final relaxation.
New Mothers (2): Hips & Core
New Mothers (1): Pelvis Strengthening
Welcome To Mollie's gentle loving sequence to get you moving after birth. Take each class separately or together, depending on what your little one allows! Perfect 20 minute instalments that fit around the demands of even the busiest new mum! Start your journey back to yoga by exploring and strengthening your pelvis. Find time between feeding and the changing table for yourself or how about getting a group of mums together to do this series and have a little social time too? No worries if the babies want to join in!
Self Care Warming Flow
Any time you want to take care of yourself, take this easy to follow sequence. Body taps and brushing give way to gentle repetitive moves that encourage every muscle to warm and open. Mindfully paced, sweet and kind, Mollie's class is suitable for most bodies. Ends with a gorgeous long relaxation. You may like to have a blanket ready if it's chilly.
Movement for becoming your best you
This short movement class is ideal for before a big event, or potentially stressful situation or just anytime you want to tune in to 'you', to be the best version of yourself. Great for giving your confidence back. Various simple bodywork, breath and mind techniques are used to enable you to 'ground down' to rise up to being the best version of yourself.
Dealing with Overwhelm
Mollie shows us some really useful bodywork practices for when life just gets too tough and stressful, to create some space in your body, your tissues and your head. She uses tapping, breathwork and yoga - some of which you can learn and use at your desk for when life moves too fast. Optional prop: a blanket.
Vinyasa: Journey Into Ourselves
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.
Fun And Fluid Hip Vinyasa
A juicy hip vinyasa yoga class which is easy on the wrists and shoulders. A focus on space, light and fun using a dance-like pulse rather than static attention to alignment. A great morning class to awaken all your senses and start the day uplifted, nice and easy on the wrists and shoulders, strong on the hips. Prepare for your body and soul to be uplifted.