30 to 45 mins › Nikita Akilapa
Yoga For Happiness (2): Gratitude
Adopting an attitude of gratitude is a game-changer for journeying into joy. Gratitude for your breath and your body; gratitude for your relationships and experiences; gratitude for who you are and what you bring to the world; gratitude for the opportunity to see yourself clearly and non judgementally. This beautifully paced and sequenced vinyasa flow yoga class has shoulder and upper back opening focus, great to release tight shoulders and stiffness in the upper back and perfect to open the heart to gratitude. This class is about shifting from our habitual responses. You will need two bricks.
Yoga For Happiness (1): Honesty
This is the first class in Nikita's Yoga for Happiness Series. This is a nourishing and supportive, mindfully paced vinyasa flow yoga class. A perfect to start your day with mindfulness, openness and honesty. With slowness to the flow comes depth of feeling and depth of breath. This class isn't complicated, but it does require that you come to the mat being honest with yourself, your needs or your limits; the boundaries being set by the body. Enjoy a simple, well rounded flow class where you'll find you're able to build self-kindness and self-confidence through an honest acceptance of your body in the here and now. The Yoga For Happiness Series is designed to help us move towards self-acceptance - meeting ourselves where we are, as we are, without judgement. This set of nourishing and supportive classes will invite you to really see yourself, both on and off the mat.
The Art Of Surrender
A yogic lesson in letting go, reminding us that giving it up is by no means giving in. A vinyasa yoga class which has you courageously explore your relationship with surrender, on your journey towards Hanumansana (the spits in yoga) - stopping at koudinyasana B and Bird of Paradise on the way. Class starts with supine hamstring openers and then we up the pace for more feisty poses. You'll need a strap and two blocks.
The Day Breaker
A powerful, fiery all-round vinyasa yoga class that will strengthen, energise and open the body, heart and mind. Moving to the natural rhythm of our own bodies and calling on our own inner strength, we will work with twists, back bends, hip and leg openers, core strengtheners and balancing postures. The perfect way to start the day! You may need two yoga bricks.
This heart opening vinyasa flow class is designed to help you open up; open up to your potential, your experience, the sensations your body presents, the wisdom and inspiration available to you and to gratitude. Working on creating space in the chest and shoulder area, mobilising the spine and strengthening back muscles - this class will have you feeling wide open and ready to receive. You will need a brick and a strap.
A beautifully sequenced intermediate vinyasa yoga class weaving a variety of arm balances throughout. Working with fluid breath based movement to see and hear the body's narrative more clearly. This enables us to see our lives more clearly and make better decisions. Exploring the art of perspective and opening up to the wonder of what is. You may need blocks and a strap.
Spacious Body, Spacious Mind
A beautiful flow designed to get you vibrating on the frequency of gratitude. With plenty of back-bends, which give a full heart-opening in lunges, twists and balances – leading to Dancer's pose and Wheel as peak postures. Slow, strong and steady vinyasa flow. You may need a foam block, a strap and a brick.
Sweet And Slow Flow
A more gently paced vinyasa flow, more suitable for beginners to Vinyasa, but with plenty of very challenging alternatives, as the practice builds up. This class focuses on a fluid movement on the breath - honouring the rhythm of your body, inviting the breath to cary you through. Enjoy this beautifully paced class.