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Pregnancy Yoga: Be Brave
This pregnancy yoga class is an active flow for those in their second trimester and feeling well, healthy and mobile. It focuses on cultivating a positive state of mind and body, with lots of juicy standing poses to strengthen and open the hips and legs, plus some fun fear releasing techniques. It is suitable for those who had an active yoga practise pre-pegnancy. You will need two blocks and a bolster, if you have one, for final relaxation.
Pregnancy Yoga: Truth & Trust
This pregnancy yoga class is perfect for those who already have a yoga practise and are in the second trimester. This class focuses on deep, inner listening, of being able to trust the process of your pregnancy and your own truth. A fabulous yummy all round practice that strengthens and opens the body in preparation for birth and beyond. A class that invites a deep inner listening to access a place of trust within whilst accessing the truth of where we are at on this given day.
Elemental Flow: Light as a feather
A slow but strong full spectrum vinyasa yoga class which cultivates lightness and ease in the mind and body. Find lightness and grace in your movements, expect an intermediate-level full body breath practice with balancing poses, forward and backward bends to bring lightness to your physical body and space in your mind. You will need a block & possibly a bolster.
Elemental Flow: Flowing Vinyasa: Water Element
A super fluid practice embodying the quality of water in mind, body and breath. Part of our Five Elements series. In this juicy yoga class we take inspiration from water to invoke a sense of fluidity in our yoga practice, but also a sense of ease in our mind and heart. Starting with balancing breath-work, expect a flowing, dynamic vinyasa class which helps us go with the flow of life and release pent up tension and holding patterns. You will need a bolster and a yoga brick.
Elemental Flow: Root Down Gently
The First of Lucy's 5 elements series. This yoga class will connect you to the earth with gentle, slow and steady movements and a focus on grounding, slowing down and getting present. Perfect for when you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, or you just need help to calm. This class starts with a long breath-work relaxation, then works gently on the hips to release feelings of business and stress. You will need a tennis-size ball and you might need a block.
Twist it Out, Rinse it clean
This is a super twisty dynamic vinyasa flow yoga class that will cleanse out your spine and any tension lodged in your body. A good strong flow practice with steady standing poses, arm balances and twists galore. You will feel rinsed clean and ready to go after this yoga class.
Rise and Shine
A perfect practice to start your day with. To put a spring in your step and brightness into the body. Great for days when you're feeling sluggish and need a kick start to your day in a gentle way. This class ends with a lovely long savasana so you're rested and ready for the day.
(6) Insight & Intuition: The 3rd Eye Chakra
A meditative class to awaken the higher mind, quieten the internal chatter and stimulate your intuitive abilities. Starting with quieting eye movements, and then with gentle poses with a block to rest on your third eye chakra. Suitable for doing before bed, or in the morning, enabling you to act with insight and intuition throughout the day. You will need a block and an eye mask.
(5) Clarity & Expression: The Throat Chakra
(1) The Root Chakra: Ground & Anchor
Vinyasa SOS: Improvers
Quiet Mind, Deep Surrender
A meditative, peace-inducing practice to calm the busy mind and drop deeply into the body. Perfect for when there is inner chaos and a tired body. With a focus on breath-work, there are some standing poses to help harmonise body and breath and create an inner calm. A great class for before bedtime or towards the end of the day to start a peaceful evening. You will need a block & eye-bag.
Wakey Wakey Sleepy Head
Relax Big, Sleep Deep
Detox, Breathe And Energise
A breath-work (pranayama) and twisting class designed to get sluggish digestive systems working. Great to help detox, or eliminate stagnant energy as well as for improving the circulation, this class is great for simple explanations of breath-work techniques. Perfect for after travel or for during a cleansing/detox programme.