Lizzie Reumont's Yoga Classes
Mindful Yoga Walking: Take a Walk in Nature
Take your yoga practice outdoors! Mindful Yoga Walking is a way to explore our yoga practice in a new way by fully immersing ourselves in the sensory delights of the outdoors. This longer outdoor practice includes a variety of exercises designed to enhance freedom of movement, deepen self-connection, and nourish the soul. The beauty of Mindful Yoga Walking lies in its flexibility and freedom. It allows us to strip away the constraints of conventional practice and align our yoga with your surroundings. The key to this practice is awareness and showing up. By taking the first step to step off the mat and into nature, experience the transformative power of this unconventional yoga practice. Designed for anyone seeking a deeper connection through movement.
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!
Mindful Yoga Walking: Taking Yoga Outdoors
Mindful Yoga Walking is yoga without the mat. It’s a great way to get outside, to get connected to the outdoors and the natural world, and do some movement and yoga whilst exploring the outdoors. By recreating the indoor practice outdoors, you can experience the transformative power of this unconventional yoga practice. The practice is designed for anyone seeking a deeper connection through movement. This class includes a variety of simple yoga poses, including shoulder movements, downward dog, a lunge and warrior three designed to enhance freedom of movement, deepen self-connection, and nourish the soul. Feel the breath in the body, tune into the energies of the outdoors, there is so much to learn from our breath and nature. Experience the transformative power of this unconventional yoga practice. The practice is designed for anyone seeking a deeper connection through movement.
Balancing and Alignment Yoga Class
This yoga class opens the front body by unlocking the solar plexus and heart centre and twisting through the spine. Expect poses such as downward dog, lunge twist and half moon. The class will also explore the idea that sometimes ‘less is more’, so there are variations shown using blocks and a chair. Learn to honour your body, respect its limitations and always approach your practice with curiosity and self-awareness.
Honour Your Body Yoga Class
This workshop-style hatha yoga class asks us to listen to our own bodies to make our yoga practise our own. Bring together the information from the Body Intelligence Series and learn to use our intuition to guide our yoga practice and wake up the whole body. Ask the question: What is it that my body needs most today? Take time to feel the poses, the transitions and the after effects of each pose, and learn how to honour your own body and know what it is to feel embodied. Variations are offered using blocks and a chair to invite the option to slow down, listen to the body’s needs and learn how to adapt to meet the body where it is.
Alternative to Sun Salutations
This yoga class is a wonderful all body warm up or stand alone practice with infinite variations and difficulty levels. It can be used to substitute sun salutations to avoid pressure or weight-bearing on the shoulders and wrists - so no downward dog or chaturanga. It can also be built upon and offers a chair or wall as an option for helping balance.
Tutorial: How Downward Dog Works
This yoga tutorial shows the classic yoga pose, downward dog, in detail. In particular, you'll see how the action of downward dog engages the whole body and how we can make the pose more efficient. Plus, explore how it can be modified using a chair or blocks to make the pose more accessible and safer.
Tutorial: Healthy Hips and Back
The hips and lower back connect us to the earth via our legs, and to our vitality and movement through the organs and spine. This experiential yoga tutorial explains the mechanics of hip movement and how it can help the body move in a more balanced and healthy way. It also explores the hips in relation to back pain and how their positioning can both contribute to and help ease back pain.
Tutorial: How The Shoulders Work
This yoga tutorial looks at how the arms and shoulders help to support movement, expression, circulation and spinal health. Learn how to move and open your shoulders for greater connection to your body. This is also a great tutorial to help counter the effect on the shoulders of chaturanga and to support those with previous injuries to their shoulder such as tennis elbow, frozen shoulder or bursitis. No need for a yoga mat, this tutorial can be done anywhere!
Tutorial: Explore Standing Yoga Poses
A short yoga tutorial using a chair/wall as an option for support while exploring warrior one, warrior two, triangle pose and extended side angle. These poses are very common in a yoga class, but they are actually very complex. Explore these poses and discover versions which work best and feel good for your body so you can take them into future yoga classes.
Tutorial: Intelligent Body
Learn to be more sensitive to your body and enrich your practice in this experiential yoga tutorial. We invite you to explore your body from the feet up and give you tools to take with you into whatever movement practice you have, whether that be yoga, walking, running, cycling, dancing or the other million ways our human bodies like to move. This yoga class also asks us what are the components of an intelligent body? When we become more sensitive to our body's intelligence, we can work and move with our own body in a safer and subtler way. We can make more grounded, more embodied decisions.
Meditation: Being Embodied
This meditation will help you to understand how the various ‘parts’ of the body relate to one another, and how they respond to gravity. Bring your awareness to the body to help you to ground and feel present to this moment. A great meditation to do when you're on the move, feeling anxious or overwhelmed to reconnect with yourself and this moment. Also a really great meditation to do when you’re choosing what class to practise. Tune into your body and find out what your body is asking for.
Meditation: Body Intelligence
Introduction to Body Intelligence: Living In Our Bodies
A real wonder of yoga is that we learn more about our body’s innate intelligence. We learn to acquaint ourselves with how our bodies and minds feel, as we go through the day and as we go through life. We hold three sources of knowledge: the mind, the heart and the gut. But we are often disconnected from some or all of these. Body intelligence helps us to listen to the whole of our inner knowledge and use this to connect with ourselves, our world and the present moment. Learn to tap into and feel all parts of the body to create a sense of safety, presence and embodiment. Too often we move through life mindlessly, so this series of yoga classes will help you reconnect with yourself, be present and be self-compassionate so you can discover how to be receptive to what your body is telling you and rebuild the wealth of healing within the body.
Alignment Focused Jivamukti Yoga
A complete Jivamukti yoga class for those keen to slow down and learn the precise alignment to keep you safe during practice. Build upon a stable foundation and learn to refine your alignment through self-adjustment. This class is slower and more mindful than the usual Jivamukti class, but you will still find plenty of challenges as Lizzie focuses on refined details of the poses to promote using the whole body in an integrated way. You will need blocks.
Learn Safe Alignment
This is a crucial, in-depth yoga class for all of us to learn how to practice safely. It is especially good for those coming back into their yoga practice after injury of the ribs, shoulders, arms and hands. Learn how to practice in an integrated way, how to be balanced, and the correct orientation of the head and neck to the arms and torso. A really great yoga tutorial as well for all of us to learn correct arm, shoulder movements in poses like Eagle Pose.
Protect & Recover 3: Healthy Spine
Perfect for recovering from illness or injury, or for those seeking more gentle variations to the usual yoga class. This yoga class can be done either standing or in a chair. This class helps to very gently mobilise and create a sense of awareness and balance through the back - the vertebra, ribcage, shoulders and arms and hands as they relate down into the hips, and up through the neck. The slow pace gently brings the spine into flexion, extension, side bending and twisting either in sitting position or through standing. You will need a chair.
Protect & Recover 2: Gentle Floor & Modified Standing Poses
Perfect for recovering from illness or injury, or for those seeking more gentle variations to the usual yoga class. This yoga class focuses on gentle, smaller movements and exploring the movements of the lower body. Starting with lying on the back, we then move through modified sun salutations. If you want to be able to flow, but your body has more limited mobility, this is a great class for offering variations on common poses. Learn how to lunge safely, how to do chair-supported warrior poses and some gentle chair twists, before closing back at the floor to rest.You will need a chair.