30 to 45 mins
A perfect way to start your day leaving you feeling gently energised, stronger and a sense of clarity and focus. This Kundalini yoga class uses the Surya Kriya. This gentle yoga class practice starts with right nostril sun breathing. Mostly gentle and accessible postures (if you need something quite gentle, just give the frog sequence a miss) are done with a beautiful backdrop of music, mantra and drumming. There’s some drumming, chanting and it ends in 1 minute silent mediation.
Yoga for Menopause Anger: Fierce Power
Anger and rage are common during menopause. This may surprise to you and those around you. We've been taught to believe that anger is a negative emotion that shouldn't be expressed so we bottle it up until it explodes or mask it and this can cause us internal conflict. In this menopause yoga class we learn to work with anger as a positive force for healing, empowerment and healthy communication. Using the power of breath, sound, somatic enquiry and movement we will give space to our anger and allow it to be felt, moved, and released. The class will take place seated and standing, the first part of the class takes place entirely seated. You can also lie down for this part. The second part has us adopt yoga poses accessible to most bodies. Transform your anger into fierce power!
Hatha Yoga To Feel Strong and Empowered
A Hatha yoga class to strengthen, enliven and feel empowered to start the day. An energising boost to start your day with a bang. This class starts on the back with core strengthening work, and continues on to a strengthening flow. This class is full of awakening and energising movements to make us feel strong and motivated to continue into the rest of our day.
Healthy Hips: Strength for the Hip Joints
Pilates and Yoga for healthy, mobile and strong hip joints. If you're a regular yoga practitioner, or you sit for long periods, you may have weaker muscles in the areas surrounding the hips. This class uses Pilates and yoga moves to strengthen the hips by moving the body in different planes of motions and at different speeds. A great class for most of us who have weaker hip and glute muscles. You may use an exercise band, if you have one, but it's not necessary for the class, and some exercises are done next to the wall.
Yoga for Vitality
This invigorating and energising Vinyasa flow yoga class clears any lethargy away and reset energy through postures that activate your upper body and improve your balance. Flow through Sun Salutations, Backbends Skandasana and Wild Thing, enjoy a fiesty, challenging and dymanic vinyasa yoga class, then close with a guided relaxation.
Gentle stretching to cool and unwind
This gentle, all-levels hatha yoga class works with forward bends and pranayama (breath work) to cool the body and calm the busy mind. A perfect class to take as a middle of the day work-break, if the day is feeling overwhelming, or to gently calm at the end of the day. Gentle stretching is a wonderful way to destress and enhance feelings of safety in the body. Stretching triggers a host of physiological reactions including increased blood flow and oxygen to the muscles, hydrating surrounding connective tissue, releasing feel good chemicals such as endorphins and activating the parasympathetic nervous system - the rest and digest mode. Props needed: yoga mat, chair, blanket
Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga To Awaken The Core
This challenging, dynamic vinyasa class is a great full body length and stretch, but has the focus on core connection. Connect to the deep abdominals muscles to feel powerful and focused. Warm up with some planks and variations of boat pose, and progress through a dynamic standing sequence incorporating twists and challenging balances. Suggested prop: 2 Yoga bricks
Healthy Hips: Gentle Hip Stretches for After Running/Hiking/Travelling
This gentle yoga class is ideal for when your hips are feeling a bit tighter. A great way to warm up the body on a chilly morning, or ideal for after running, cycling or hiking, after long journeys in the car or if you've just been that little bit sedentary and need to keep your hips mobile. This gentle stretch class is a slow and gentle stretch for the whole hip, pelvic, thigh and lower back area, giving a feeling of space in the pelvis and elongation in the lower back area. The session will start with gentle mobility work to prepare the body for deeper progressive stretches. The aim of this class is to gain a good range of motion in the body so that when we apply the strength work, strengthening the body whilst in a healthy postural position.
Morning Vinyasa to Awaken The Hips
This dynamic Vinyasa yoga flow class is sequenced to create space in our hips and strengthen our lower body with powerful warrior poses and nourishing dynamic stretches. Your whole body will feel alivened, lengthened and stretched. Then class explores variations of Wide legged forward fold and a sequence of seated poses targeting our groin and glutes. Suggested props: 2 bricks.
Dynamic Yoga To Awaken Our Shoulders
Strengthen and mobilise the shoulders and upper body with this challenging, dynamic Vinyasa flow. Feel more energised and spacious, especially in the upper body, whilst also mobilising and strengthening the whole body. This is a challenging class, go gently whilst exploring flexibility in the shoulders with binds whilst opening the chest through backbends, including Camel, Locust and Floor Bow Pose. Suggested prop: 1 belt.
Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga To Mobilise The Spine
This dynamic vinyasa flow yoga discovers different ways to move the spine and to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles. This challenging yoga class features postures such as Cobra, Plough Pose and Reverse Warrior. This is a great class to unwind the whole body and is great for after long periods of time sitting, to unlock tension around your torso. Feel refreshed, taller and at ease in your whole body
Yin Yoga Hip Stretches
This Yin Yoga class is all on the ground about the hips, it's perfect for after a long day standing up, for athletic recovery, for after travel or for us sedentary workers who need to stretch out our often-tight hips. Class focuses on Dragonfly pose, which is legs wide when seated and coming forward. Starting with Butterfly pose, class then goes onto hold Dragonfly pose with variations. You may need blocks (or books), bolsters and belts (or dog leads!)
Hatha Yoga To Feel Stillness
Dropping into stillness at the start of the day can be a wonderful way to start the day, especially if we haven't had such a restful night's sleep, and we're wondering how we'll get through the day. If we look to start the day when we're tired with an energising class, this can easily deplete us. This very gentle hatha yoga class is, however, designed to cultivate a sense of relaxed stillness and steadiness. The class teaches us how to conserve and hold our mental, as well as our physical energy. There is the invitation to focus on the breath and hold poses, focusing on the breath. Holding poses, focusing on gaze in some poses to find stillness in body and closing eyes in others to find stillness within. This class will start and end with a period of quietness and stillness, exploring how much value that can bring into our practise and how we feel for the rest of the day.
Morning Routine: Tap, Shake and Stretch
A perfect morning routine, suitable for all bodies. Start the day with shaking! Great for getting the blood circulating. Then some body tapping which wakes up the yin channels of the body and feels just great. Arm movements wake up the body, then Yin Yoga stretches on the ground to gently stretch out the body to wake up gently. You don't need a yoga mat.
Mindful Yoga Walking: Yoga Without A Mat
Mindful Yoga Walking is a practice to take yoga outdoors, without a mat. You just need to take a walk, breathe and take some shapes in the outdoors. Class starts with setting intentions and grounding. Shoulder movements are then introduced to release tension and align the body and mind. A short run and lunges follow, focusing on balance and core strength. To enhance stretches and poses, we’ll be encouraged to engage with our surroundings, using trees or outdoor benches as support. Walking sun salutations creatively integrate walking with the fluid movements of a traditional sun salutation. Shoulder openers encourage increased flexibility and strength. The practice concludes with a grounding pose before a harmonious closure and reflection on the dedication given to the body, mind, and spirit during this session. Lizzie emphasizes the importance of awareness in this practice, offering the option to use the pause button to adapt the practice to your needs. By combining yoga and nature, Mindful Yoga Walking provides an enlightening journey of self-discovery. Just put on some headphones and enjoy your Mindful Yoga Walk!
Feel Soothed with Yin Yoga
A beautifully peaceful Yin Yoga Class which is soothing and grounding. Move the hips and spine whilst on the ground, feeling held and supported by the ground. Perfect for if your nerves are jangled or if you're feeling overwhelmed or anxious. Yin yoga is also perfect for athletes who need to stretch out, or those looking to settle and calm before bed or to calm the nerves before or after travel. You may need blankets, bolsters and a block.
The Human Method: Somatic Movement: The Ribs
It's time to get curious about how your body interconnects and works and the most subtle level. This somatics class is an exploration for feeling the very subtle, felt experience of the ribs and how tiny movements effect the whole body. The ribs wrap around the torso, encasing the organs. When more space is perceived through the external body, this can influence the internal body. The whole class is simply lying down doing tiny movements and feeling what you feel. It is suitable for all bodies. This class will leave you feeling spacious and restored. You will need a carpeted floor to lie on and wear clothes that keep you warm and allow you to move around.
The Human Method: Somatic Movement: Pelvis
This somatics class is an exploration to clarify the movements of the pelvis. This class takes place entirely on the back and is a very subtle exploration into the workings of the pelvis. It is a class for the curious and those who wish to explore subtle movements. The pelvis connects the upper body to the lower body. When we are clearer on our understanding of how your individual parts interact, your whole self becomes clarified. You do not need a yoga mat, just a carpeted floor to lie on and wear clothes that keep you warm and allow you to move around.