Vanessa Michielon's Yoga Classes

  • Vinyasa Flow: Find Strength and Space58:31
    Vinyasa Flow: Find Strength and Space

    Vanessa Michielon

    A comprehensive vinyasa flow yoga class with a focus on the space in-between positions and movements. Can you practice giving yourself and your body more space? See if you can become aware of finding space in between thoughts and everything that usually captures our attention. By allowing ourselves to slow down, we can make space for more to arise to our consciousness. The session begins and closes with a breathing practice and offers plenty of vinyasa yoga poses with opportunities and variations to open hips and release tension from hamstrings.



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  • Stress Relief: Diaphragmatic Breathing01:04:24
    Stress Relief: Diaphragmatic Breathing

    Vanessa Michielon

    In this stress relief class, we bring a sense of ease to our body by using our full lung capacity to breathe and allow our diaphragm to move freely. This is key to stimulating our vagus nerve and inviting a sense of peace to our body. We will systematically release tension in the rib cage area with seated stretches and supine positions, and practice slow diaphragmatic breathing. You will need 2 yoga bricks or books.



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  • Stress Relief: Come Home To Your Body56:18
    Stress Relief: Come Home To Your Body

    Vanessa Michielon

    In this yoga for stress relief session we focus on connecting to our centre, and creating a safe sense of expansion out into the world and contraction back to ourselves. We will explore the somatic pattern of navel radiation by gently waking up our core, and noticing how this supports our limbs and sense of inner connection. You will need a yoga strap or belt.



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  • Stress Relief: Building Resilience 01:04:50
    Stress Relief: Building Resilience

    Vanessa Michielon

    Learning how to quieten your mind and breath when you are practicing challenging positions can help you train your resilience and improve your relationship with stress. In this flow you will learn how to use your breath as a resource for grounding, and cultivate inner fortitude with repetitions of yoga poses that will safely lift your heart rate up, alternated with moments of rest.



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  • Vinyasa Flow: Move With Awareness58:51
    Vinyasa Flow: Move With Awareness

    Vanessa Michielon

    An intermediate vinyasa flow which invites us to stay present and to notice without judgement any distractions we might encounter when moving on our mat, including the fear of failing or our need to achieve specific yoga pose goals. This yoga class is a comprehensive sequence which starts with a meditation and breath work practice, followed by a shoulder and chest opening warm up, then balances and twists, including fallen angel pose, to unlock your spine. You may need a block.



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  • Vinyasa Flow: Release the Neck and Shoulders53:14
    Vinyasa Flow: Release the Neck and Shoulders

    Vanessa Michielon

    This vinyasa flow yoga class invites us to let go of holding onto patterns that might create tightness in our chest. A great class for those who carry tension in the neck and shoulders, particularly from computer use; it will encourage the opening of the shoulders and the front of the body. Start with lovely chest, shoulder and neck releasing warm ups, the vinyasa flow then goes to explore different backbends creating length in the spine and challenging ourselves to approach our practice with an open and courageous mind.



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  • Barre Workout: Cultivate Strength49:54
    Barre Workout: Cultivate Strength

    Vanessa Michielon

    This uplifting Barre workout is a class to cultivate strength, coordination, balance and grace. With short movement combinations which you can take at your own speed, you can expect to feel strong and energised after this challenging workout. Plus, with a focus on transitions, this is a practice of balance and grace which will facilitate a sense of ease in the body. You will need a chair or sturdy piece of furniture to support you in some of the standing sequences.



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  • Barre Workout: Strength, Core and Posture45:50
    Barre Workout: Strength, Core and Posture

    Vanessa Michielon

    This Barre class workout is all about maintaining length in the neck and whole spine even when practicing challenging movements. With a focus on shoulder stabilisation, the sequences will offer opportunities to strengthen the whole body while cultivating optimal posture. This is a great, full body workout and is perfect to work on posture whilst strengthening. You will need a chair or sturdy piece of furniture and possibly a small looped band, or a yoga strap.



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  • Playful Flow: Somatic Movement34:32
    Playful Flow: Somatic Movement

    Vanessa Michielon

    Have fun and play with rolling and spiralling movements. This mat-less somatic movement class takes place entirely on the floor and is a gentle way to play with movements and cultivate a healthy nervous system. Explore organic and fluid ways to stretch every body part and build efficiency and deep inner connection as we move through a sequence of movements from seated and supine poses. This is the ideal practice if you wish to learn how to move more effortlessly and gracefully while soothing your nervous system with a delicious slow flow. No need for a yoga mat, but you may wish to pad your knees.



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  • Grounding Stress Relief Flow40:19
    Grounding Stress Relief Flow

    Vanessa Michielon

    A mindfully paced and grounding vinyasa yoga class. This class is perfect for when you feel a bit overwhelmed and restless, and you need to move in a grounded and connected way. The sequence offers you tools to recover a sense of rootedness and safety in your body. Class begins with a calming seated breathing practice and progresses through a slow standing flow that will reinforce your connection with the Earth, and finishes with a guided relaxation.



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  • Yoga for Stress Relief: Neck Release40:00
    Yoga for Stress Relief: Neck Release

    Vanessa Michielon

    When the muscles of our neck are chronically tight we are more likely to maintain our nervous system in a state of stress. On the contrary, when we allow them to soften, our body and mind can more easily shift into a calm state. This floor-based yoga flow is specifically designed to help you release tension from your neck and shoulders, so you can feel more spacious and relaxed. This class is perfect for when you're busy at work, when you're feeling overwhelmed, when you've been driving a lot or are feeling stressed. This calming yoga practice will help you create more space and relaxation in your neck and stabilise your shoulders as you move.



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  • Pilates: Mastering Breath & Alignment26:22
    Pilates: Mastering Breath & Alignment

    Vanessa Michielon

    A Pilates workout with the focus on mastering the breath pattern and correct alignment, while we move to improve spine stability and core functionality. This class is suitable for beginners and includes some of the key Pilates movements, including the 100s. We will apply lateral thoracic breathing to a series of abdominal and back exercises, so you can learn how to use your full lungs capacity to practice with more ease and efficiency (and never feel out of breath again). You will need an exercise band, or an old pair of socks!



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  • Pilates for Shoulder Stability and Neck Relaxation27:26
    Pilates for Shoulder Stability and Neck Relaxation

    Vanessa Michielon

    A Pilates class for the shoulders and neck to build strength and mobility to help you find full range of movement to prevent injury. It will also help create more space and relaxation in your neck and stabilise your shoulders as you move. We will both clarify the upper body alignment of some common Pilates exercises (planks, shoulder bridges, the Roll up) and use an elastic band (or a sock!) to create deeper connection in the side body and upper back muscles, so that your neck and head can move more freely and without excess tension. A great class to refine technique, as well as for those of us who spend time at our desk or travelling.



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  • Pilates for Strength: Back Mobility28:11
    Pilates for Strength: Back Mobility

    Vanessa Michielon

    Strengthen and mobilise the whole of the spine with this full-body Pilates-inspired flow class. Move your spine in all directions and learn some of the most effective exercises to create spaciousness in your vertebrae to maintain a healthy, mobile back.



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  • Pilates for Strength: Ankle Stability for Balance31:18
    Pilates for Strength: Ankle Stability for Balance

    Vanessa Michielon

    This Pilates-inspired flow focuses on improving the range of motion and creating more strength and mobility in the ankle joints. Good ankle stability and mobility reduces back pain and risk of injuries, and the core work improves strength and is great for back health. You will need an elastic band and a block/book.



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  • Pilates for Strength: Healthy Knees33:58
    Pilates for Strength: Healthy Knees

    Vanessa Michielon

    This well-rounded Pilates-inspired flow class helps to connect to the inner thighs and strengthen the muscles supporting your knees. This is vital to sustain your practice and prevent injuries. Expect a challenging flow for stronger inner thighs muscles as well as working the abdominal muscles. You will need a towel.



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  • Pilates for Strength: Strong Spine in Spirals31:12
    Pilates for Strength: Strong Spine in Spirals

    Vanessa Michielon

    Wake up and mobilise your spine! This Pilates-inspired flow helps you strengthen your whole body with a focus on your obliques; part of your abdominal muscles these are the muscles that help your torso twist. Keep your spine strong, mobile and healthy by learning how to spiral through your spine in a safe way and move with grace and fluidity. You will need an elastic band or strap/belt.



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  • Pilates for Strength: Abdominals & Glutes39:18
    Pilates for Strength: Abdominals & Glutes

    Vanessa Michielon

    This Pilates-inspired flow class strengthens and lengthens the side body, so expect a lovely strong workout for your abdominals, especially your lateral abdominals and your glutes. These are muscles which can be weak in many of us who live a sedentary lifestyle, but it's so necessary to have strength and length for the health of your spine, and feel more spacious in the joints and well balanced in your posture. You might need an optional blanket to pad your knees and an optional chair for your balance.



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