Winter Wellness

No need to sit about and wait for the flu to come to you - we've got the perfect yoga-qigong fusion classes to keep you fit and healthy all winter long. If it's too late that - a cold or the flu has already got you - we've got that covered too with classes for when you don't feel well. And if it's a case of the winter blues, we recommend a winter warmer. So take to your laptop, your tablets, your smartphones, and bring yourself some winter cheer this year.


Classes to boost your immunity

  • Winter Immune Boost33:02
    Winter Immune Boost

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Give your immune system a boost at this time of year with this lovely gentle yoga class. Ideal if you feel you're coming down with a cold or to stave off colds when you're feeling a little run down. Mimi explains how yoga can be really therapeutic. Try this class and let the yoga do its magic.



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  • Mimi's Winter Immune Part 232:49
    Mimi's Winter Immune Part 2

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    The second part of the immune boost from Mimi. This class picks up the pace from the first class. This yoga class uses a more invigorating vinyasa sequence to focus on improving circulation which in turn boosts white cells in the body, to help fight off colds.



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  • Mimi Winter Immune (3)39:45
    Mimi Winter Immune (3)

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    The third part of the immune series focuses upon internal cleansing. This class uses gentle movements, breath practices (pranayama), some QiGong as well as twists in order to give the body a deep cleanse. This class truly takes yoga as a purification practice to it's full meaning.



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  • Classes for when you don't feel well

  • Yoga for Cold/Flu13:17
    Yoga for Cold/Flu

    Kate Walker

    A gentle yoga class which is ideal for when you are feeling a bit under the weather and achy. With plenty of twists and a little bit of stretching out, this class is a great way to get circulation moving, even when you're not feeling up to it.



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  • Gentle Bed Exercise19:07
    Gentle Bed Exercise

    Barbara Gallani

    A yoga sequence designed to be done in bed. Ideal if you are low on energy, recovering from illness or injury, but you want a gentle, relaxing practice which is also strengthening. Using somatics to gently strengthen the legs, you will need a rolled up blanket.



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  • More Gentle Bed Exercises08:04
    More Gentle Bed Exercises

    Barbara Gallani

    A class especially created for lying in bed. Perfect if you're not feeling well, or have long-term illness or fatigue. These gentle strengthening exercises, using Somatic techniques, are ideal for very gently strengthening the body, whilst not exerting much energy. You can do these exercises in bed - you will need a rolled up blanket.



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  • Classes for winter wellness

  • Winter Warmers: Yoga and Qigong for the Inner Fire" part I: kindling the fire24:56
    Winter Warmers: Yoga and Qigong for the Inner Fire" part I: kindling the fire

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    Yoga and QiGong for kindling the inner fire. Movement and circulation for warming the body in the cooler months. With Sun Salutations and twists for firing the spirit up. This class will do the trick for any time you feel like you need a little extra fire in your life and is perfect for morning time.



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  • Winter warmers Yoga and Qigong: Spirit Warming 221:01
    Winter warmers Yoga and Qigong: Spirit Warming 2

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    The second part of Yoga and Qigong for warming the spirit. This is to warm your internal sun, the heart, to bring warmth to the heart, bringing sun salutes, Qigong, dancing warrior and backbends to cultivate energy. Perfect for winter mornings, this yoga class will give you that gentle pick me up.



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  • Winter Warmers Yoga and Qigong: Spirit Warming 3 Settling the Spirit23:11
    Winter Warmers Yoga and Qigong: Spirit Warming 3 Settling the Spirit

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    This yoga and Qigong class is perfect for when you've had a frantic day and you need to settle your spirit. It's gentle mainly floor-based, so is great for the evenings to settle into the evening and to de-tangle your nerves and settle your spirit so that you can get stoked about the next thing... bed?!



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  • Inspiration from our blog

     

    Here are six tried and tested things you can do to boost your immune system this winter.

    Seven tips for supporting yourself and fighting off a cold if it should arrive.


     

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