10 to 20 mins
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 4: Twist to unwind
Twists help you feel yourself again. So whether you’re stiff, stressed-out, sluggish, or plain out of sorts, Clare’s simple twist practice will leave you feeling grounded and re-energised. Perfect for morning or evening. The class ends on a savasana, so feel free to lay down and soak up the practice for as long as you need.
A beautifully calming yoga class, which is to be done with the help of a sofa. A perfect class for a sunday morning, or anytime you need to really chill, breathe deeply and take it easy. With the favourite pose of inversion over the back of the sofa. What's not to love. A great class to relax, for all abilities and mobilities.
Love Yourself First
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.
Qigong for Healing the Heart
When beset by painful circumstances, the heart can harden and become numb. Nourishment and calm are what slowly begin to heal the heart when it’s been impacted by the difficulties of life, particularly heartache, sadness, and grief. This qigong class includes a short talk, meditation, and gentle movements to help the heart on its journey to healing. This class can be done anywhere - is demonstrated standing, but can be done seated, or is a very beautiful practice when lying down as well.
Qigong for an Awakened Heart
This qigong class helps to orientate towards the qualities of an awakened heart, and how this can help us live more fully and freely in the world. After some warmups, we practice the qigong form Fire’s celestial animal, the Chinese phoenix! Then we will close with a sunflower meditation and visualisation practice. All forms will be done standing, but they can also be done seated. No props or mat necessary!
Vinyasa Energy Boost
Get energised and feel revitalised - even in a short time. Perfect for building heat in the winter, or whenever you're in need of some inner fire. This short, punchy vinyasa practice will give our whole being a big energy boost. Starting with Kapalabhati, to build heat, then building heat through the core, opening the spine with twists and build to a sweet lunge backbend.
Awakening to Yourself
Oestrogen is an anti-inflammatory, so your perimenopausal symptoms can include sore joints and muscle stiffness, especially around the hips, shoulders, wrists and ankles. Join Petra for this simple morning class with somatic movement to help you limber up, lubricate joints and set a positive intention for your day ahead. You can even practice this class in bed.
Qigong for Calming the Heart
In Chinese medicine and Qigong, the heart is seen as the sovereign and ruler of your body. In this gentle qigong class, we explore movements that help calm the heart and help it govern our bodily domain with care, spaciousness and ease. These gentle Qigong forms are accessible to bodies, yet are powerfully calming. This practise can be done standing, but you can also do them all seated in a chair. No mat is required.
Yoga for Back Care: Building Core Strength
This yoga for back care class is increasingly tougher, building up core strength! This class focuses on building up internal strength and activating the back muscles. This class builds on the back care classes deep core introduction class, the focus on this class is on increasing range of movement whilst activating the outer core, and why being able to activate the core is important for stabilisation of the spine and pelvis. You will need a chair.
Yoga for Back Care: Deep Core Muscles
The yoga for back care class is mostly either seated, on the back or on all fours and includes gentle, supported and floor-based movements to mobilise the shoulders, spine and pelvis. Combine mobilisation with conscious breathing and gentle stretching to release stiffness and increase the feeling of embodiment, really inhabiting and saying 'yes' to your body. Bring awareness to the entire body via the breath before bringing attention to the psoas, lower abdominal area and pelvic floor to practice how to activate and release these muscles, the deep core, in equal measures.
Wake Up and Shake Up
A morning stretch, shake up and wake up class exploring yin yoga poses to wake up the body and shake up the energy. This is a yoga class unlike anything you've done before. Featuring 'tantrum-asana' - great for releasing anger and frustration! No mat needed just wake up, stretch and release all pent up emotion.
Kundalini Yoga For Confidence
Second Spring: A Guided Visualisation Meditation
It’s never too early to prepare for your Second Spring and we can start by becoming more comfortable with change. Join Petra for this guided visualisation meditation as she walks you through the seasons of a woman’s life, drawing on Nature’s seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and arriving in your Second Spring.
Rise and Shine 2
Rise and Shine, again! The second in the Rise and Shine series, back due to popular demand. Really simple 10 movements to gently start the day. No need for a yoga mat, these are movements to increase circulation and joint mobility with a little bit of strength. All from standing. Use it as a warm up for other classes or in the morning to get the body going. Equally good as a midday energiser or at the end of the day if you've been sitting for long periods or driving. A great way to break up the dy and feel more refreshed, centered and focused for the day ahead.
Welcome to the Day Hatha Yoga
A perfect, gentle but invigorating start to the day, or a perfect break when you need a little grounded energising.This class can be done anywhere at anytime. A perfect way to kick off the day, mid-day energy shift or pre-yoga class warmup; there’s just ten movements to start your day, focused and energised. Working from the ground via all fours and up to standing, you will leave this class feeling grounded, balanced and centered.
Yoga Nidra Element Series: Sacred Space
This yoga nidra invites us to reclaim our inner spaciousness; to feel free, vast and connected to the greater whole.
Guide Relaxation Meditation
Preparing the body, the breath, and the mind for meditation is the focus for this subtle relaxation yoga class. After a few seated movements to prepare the body for stillness, just settle and relax the body. With a focus on the breath and a feeling of connection and groundedness, this class is perfect for whenever you need to give your body some deep self-care, when you're feeling anxious, overwhelmed or you need to rest, and perfect to use as a savasana for after a yoga class. You will need a bolster or two (or a pillow or cushion) and a blanket.