Back and Shoulders › Over 60 mins
Transformation Through Tapas
A strong and empowering, spiritually uplifting, intelligently sequenced, alignment-based Hatha yoga class which will leave you feeling balanced, grounded and calm. With plenty of backbends, as well as balances and twists, this is a wonderful class to explore the full spectrum of a hatha yoga, whilst retaining aligment. Also wrist-free options. You may need a block.
A conditioning, strengthening movement class in which we explore movement, away from a traditional yoga asana class. Naomi brings in lots of different elements to give space and range around all of the joints. With plenty of different movements, this class doesn’t focus on the end shape or posture, but is all about the integrity and how things feel to you during practice. You will need two blocks and a smallish book.
Free the Upper Body
A beautiful hatha yoga class to release the shoulder girdle, open up the connective tissues around the neck, arms, shoulders and jaws. An expansive class, suitable for all levels and featuring some wonderfully innovative stretches to help us to nurture the tissues around these areas. Highly recommended for all of us who spend a long time at computers, seated, after travel or after driving. You will need a yoga belt.
Forrest Yoga for Strength and Flexibility
This live class is the ultimate antidote to modern life. With a strong focus on breath-work and with plenty of core as it's focus, this class is ideal for building strength, lower back stability, releasing tight shoulders and neck as well as gently building flexibility. You will need a rolled up mat, or a cushion as well as a block. As well as a sense of humour for strong abdominal work. This class is a toughie, but well worth it!
Devotional Jivamukti Yoga Class
This full-length Jivamukti class is an offering, Class focuses on taking on a blessed state, an offering up even as the class progresses through some challenging, fast vinyasa through twisting, hip opening, back and forward bending sequences and some challenging balances. Give yourself the time for a full-length class. As you offer up your practice, you will find you will receive so much more than just a really thorough physical workout!
Cleansing Twisty Jiva Flow
This challenging, full-length fast paced Jivamukti class is a cleansing, rinsing twist-based, a strong and risinging practice. Starts with chanting and call and response Sita/Ram. This chant is chosen as Ram is the seat of the Manipura Chakra, the centre of ego and insecurities and this is what we're rinsing out when we're twisting from the centre. Sita/Ram are the perfect couple, and from this practice, this is the most perfect asana practice. The intention is set to being the most perfect being we able to be. With this intention, this Jivamukti class will keep you moving.
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Advanced Hip Vinyasa
This deep hips and arm balance yoga class will challenge everyone. Mercedes gets straight to the stiffest parts of the hips weaving creative vinyasa, hand and leg balances with deep hip openers. The class opens with a grounding centering chant to bring the body to one pointed focus (Eka Grata). Mercedes builds the form to Archer, Yogin Dandasana and Grasshopper ”“ a twisted out arm balance. This class is sure to clear those stiff hips and touch every layer of your being. You may need a block to sit.
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Jivamukti: Hips & Backbends
Challenge yourself with this dynamic flow that will take your practice to new heights. Emma builds a clever progressive sequence ”“ taking you deeper into long holds, deep backbends and hip-openers. Includes side plank, forearm balance, bird-of-paradise, splits (hanumanasana) and full wheel. Class starts with a chant: May all beings everywhere know peace.