Ash Bond's Yoga Classes
Fun Forrest Inspired Yoga for Strength
This strong, hatha yoga class is inspired by Forrest yoga; it is strengthening and really great fun! Start with abdominal work and strengthening goddess pose, then explore how to lean into support: support of the props; of our experience; of our deep, considered breath. If you have dipped your toe into the Forrest Yoga pool already, this class is a chance to play with some arm balances and some stronger hamstring work. You will need two blocks, a blanket and a bolster (if you have one) for our exploration of splits and frog over a bolster.
Fiery Forrest Yoga Inspired Class
This strong, hatha yoga class is inspired by Forrest yoga and designed to ignite the light inside of us. Forrest yoga focuses on releasing a stiff neck and strengthening the shoulders. This yoga class has a particular focus on opening the back and hips with some powerful work to fire up the core and unlock our shoulders. The perfect class as an antidote to sedentary modern life! There is an intention to bring awareness to our breath and to soften, even in intensity. You will need a rolled up blanket and a towel for our abdominals.
Journalling: The Day I Fell
This journalling class is inspired by the traditional creation myth of Sky Woman falling to earth. We think of other stories where characters have found themselves in strange, new environments and explore writing exercises around these inspirations and experiences. Journalling is a wonderful skill to learn, helps with our creativity and helps to unblock emotion. We can't recommend journalling as a practice enough, and these classes bring creativity, your inner artist, to the process.
Journalling: The Wild Place
Journalling: Your Inner Artist
Journalling is a wonderful opportunity for self-enquiry, creativity and bringing a sense of child-like fun and wonder. This journalling session is an invitation to cast your mind back; who was your favourite artist when you were a child? Perhaps a band? A movie director? In this journalling session, imagine a meeting between your inner artist and yourself as a child. This is especially for those who need a little encouragement in making friends with their inner artist. We know you will enjoy meeting them!
Journalling: The Magic in Everyday
Open yourself up to creativity and fun with journalling! This journalling class explores the magic of ordinary objects. We can see many examples in literature where ordinary objects are given great importance or power: a stick becomes Harry Potter's magic wand; a playing card becomes the symbol of an evil villain; a golden ring becomes something that can destroy the world! For this session, Ash asks you to collect five objects from your house or garden as inspiration for our journal journey. We highly recommend journalling as a practice, and this class brings your creativity and imagination to the process.
Introduction to Journalling
A little introduction to our journalling sessions and will hopefully answer any questions you might have such as 'what will the structure be?' 'How long are the sessions?' 'What exactly IS a journalling sesion?!' I hope this marks the beginning of a wonderful journalling adventure for you. Now, some homework. I would like to find a very special notebook. This is going to be just for you; for your exploration into self. You could choose to share anything that you create within these pages or keep it just for yourself. I wish you all the joy in your journey - and do let me know how you get on!
Forrest-Inspired Yoga Foundations
This Forrest-inspired yoga class is for grounding and strengthening. Although all Forrest yoga classes are challenging, this class is perfect if you’re new to this style. This yoga class brings awareness to our foundations: our legs, hips and core. Expect a strong, centred practice that plays with some wobbly lunge and powerful pigeon variations. Class begins by building our inner strength with brahmari breath and deep abdominal exercises; preparing us to move through a warrior-based standing sequence. As we move through our grounded practice today, perhaps consider your relationship to earth - to the ground we walk on. What can we offer up to earth in this practice? What can we feel is being given back? You will need a blanket and a towel rolled up.