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  • Menopause Yoga: Finding Ease01:01:16
    Menopause Yoga: Finding Ease

    Petra Coveney

    This gentle vinyasa yoga class is designed as a moving meditation to calm your mind and nervous system to help you prepare for rest. It is followed by Petra’s ‘disappear from the world’ restorative yoga poses, Max Strom’s ‘Mind Meets the Breath’ meditation and breath work, before ending with a relaxation practice, seated meditation and a mantra. You will need a strap or belt, a bolster, a cushions, 2 blankets, 2 blocks and 1 cork yoga brick or weighted eye pillow (or equivalent). NB - Modifications: hip and knee injuries take care. If you experience hot flushes, keep your head level with your heart. Osteoporosis: avoid flexion rounding your back in forward folds; keep your spine straight. Claustrophobia: avoid placing the blanket over the head. Headaches: avoid placing weight on the head. Trauma and previous experience of panic attacks: breathe at your own pace and pause the practice when needed.



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  • Menopause Yoga: Befriending Your Feelings37:08
    Menopause Yoga: Befriending Your Feelings

    Petra Coveney

    This dynamic vinyasa yoga class is an energising but soothing practice which ends with a restorative yoga pose, relaxation, seated meditation and mantra. This class is designed to help you befriend your feelings at a time when erratic hormonal Pre-Menstrual Tension can trigger ‘energy surges’ and fiery emotions such as menopause rage. You will need a strap or belt, a bolster, a cushion and 2 blocks. NB - Modifications: hip and knee injuries take extra care, use a blanket when kneeling. If you experience hot flushes, keep your head level with your heart. Osteoporosis: avoid flexion rounding your back in forward folds; keep your spine straight. Trauma: hip opening poses and stretches across the chest can release tension but may also trigger trauma. Follow your own breathing pace, pause the practice when needed and find a comfortable resting pose.



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  • Mindful Flow and Conscious Breath15:05
    Mindful Flow and Conscious Breath

    Liz Lark

    A simple but intermediate flow to gently energise and work with your breath. Breathe consciousness, with intention, and nourish the energy body (pranamayakosha). A perfect work break where we breathe consciously through our pores, like butterflies, who breathe through tiny holes in their wings called spiroles.



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  • Somatics & Yoga Inspired by Nature14:53
    Somatics & Yoga Inspired by Nature

    Liz Lark

    Take inspiration from nature with this creative and expressive short class. Starting with more advanced somatic poses to warm up, develop expressive, liberating balancing poses including the crane and tree variations. This class also includes elements of self-care with a wrist massage and a gentle seated twist after the balancing challenges.You will need a yoga strap and access to a wall.



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  • Creative Morning Flow: Wake up and Fly16:39
    Creative Morning Flow: Wake up and Fly

    Liz Lark

    Celebrate your body with this morning yoga class. It's very short, but challenging, so you may wish to warm up first. This class is themed around celebrating birds with poses such as dove, heron, eagle, flamingo, sunbird and peacock all threaded together into a beautifully creative sequence. You will need a strap and a soft block to celebrate variations of crane.



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  • Energise & Surrender: Shoulder Opening Vinyasa15:59
    Energise & Surrender: Shoulder Opening Vinyasa

    Liz Lark

    This shoulder opening vinyasa yoga class is perfect to start the day with. Inspired by a song by Gerry Rafferty, 'Wise as a Serpent, Gentle as a Dove' which interprets the biblical saying: “butterflies are streetwise too, they have camouflage to predators, eyes painted on wings”. Harmonise the dual qualities of energetic zeal and and surrender in your yoga practice; play with yin and yang in each pose, in each breath, each balance. You will need a strap.



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  • Somatic Movement: Feel the Heat34:34
    Somatic Movement: Feel the Heat

    Ava Riby-Williams

    An invigorating, energising and heating somatics and yoga class which experiments with different movements and tempos. Enjoy feeling your own feelings and your own body. Move in a way which warms the body: the perfect way to wake up!



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  • Adventures in Rewilding: Yoga and Somatics18:36
    Adventures in Rewilding: Yoga and Somatics

    Liz Lark

    Celebrate the freedom of your joints in this adventure through somatics and yoga. This class is a celebration of movement which starts with a somatic warm up, plays with variations of moon pose, creates a sense of centring in horse pose and flows creatively with cartwheel. This class is perfect if you're looking for something a little different, playful, adventurous and fun. It is ideal if you have an established practice and plenty of mobility.



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  • Barre Leg Blast16:13
    Barre Leg Blast

    Amy Holly

    This short leg and cardio barre class is great if you are looking to improve leg strength and your cardiovascular performance. It’s the perfect workout if you're feeling a bit 'stuck', need a buzz of optimism in the morning or if you need an energy blast during your working day. Why not add it to your weekly routine? Remember to cool down and stretch the legs out after practicing. You will need a chair.



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  • Forearm Balance Tutorial07:12
    Forearm Balance Tutorial

    Vidya Heisel

    A tutorial for pincha mayurasana, or forearm balance. Build strength and confidence with some preparatory poses, then learn the correct and safe way to enter and hold this asana, using props if need be. You will need a strap, block and your mat against a wall.



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  • Headstand Tutorial08:54
    Headstand Tutorial

    Vidya Heisel

    This yoga pose tutorial offers two variations of the headstand; the standard headstand and the tripod headstand. If you have never tried headstand before, this is a great place to start. It is also a handy reminder on alignment for those more experienced in this pose.



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  • Turn Up Your Energy Workout37:54
    Turn Up Your Energy Workout

    Amy Holly

    This is an intense energetic workout! A combination of barre and dance moves, it will help build strength and keep you moving. This class is perfect for when we just need to get moving; it's time to get energetic. You'll feel invigorated, worked and ready for anything! This is a challenging class and you will need a good level of fitness and some barre experience. You will need a chair and a mat.



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  • Peacock Pose Tutorial15:51
    Peacock Pose Tutorial

    Vidya Heisel

    This tutorial for peacock pose (mayurasana) starts with a short sequence to warm up the body. Mayurasana is an arm balance, so this tutorial is the perfect way to build strength and confidence to reach the peak pose over time if you need. You will need two blocks and a blanket.



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  • Flying Splits Flow21:59
    Flying Splits Flow

    Sylvia Garcia

    This yoga tutorial shows how to transition from koundinyasana (flying splits) 1 and 2, exiting through a chaturanga vinyasa. Starting with a short vinyasa flow, this class is suitable for those with an intermediate practice, looking for some fun and strong variations. We recommend first watching the koundinyasana tutorial first. Expect a relevant conditioning introduction but being fully warmed up will always be helpful for moving into the more 'advanced' poses.



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  • Energising Yoga Flow01:06:16
    Energising Yoga Flow

    Katarina Rayburn

    This dynamic vinyasa yoga class is the perfect pick me up, easing you in with a short pranayama (breath exercise), some mobility and stretching. Then expect a strong, vinyasa flow covering all areas of tension and tightness in the body. It’s a full mind and body experience; it is fast and invigorating, yet will leave you feeling calm and energised. Modifications will be offered for those who want to soften or advance the practice.



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  • Fiery Yoga for the Hips31:45
    Fiery Yoga for the Hips

    Vidya Heisel

    A yoga class to deepen, strengthen and open the hips, moving to a peak pose of Crescent Moon. Start with sun salutations, then prepare the body with backbends. You will need access to a clear wall, as we use a wall first of all for a modified inverted Crescent Moon, and then to deepen our crescent. You will need two blocks, a strap and a blanket.



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  • Back & Core Strengthening Yoga01:03:56
    Back & Core Strengthening Yoga

    Sylvia Garcia

    This really fun, strengthening yoga and movement class creatively works the back and core. Expect a full warm up and workout with options for all abilities. In this challenging class, you'll focus on the posterior muscle chain of the body (the back) and learn how to engage and recruit these muscles and then balance things out by working on the core to help create stability as we move.



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  • Mandala Salutations: Fiery Flanks34:00
    Mandala Salutations: Fiery Flanks

    Katarina Rayburn

    This is a swift-moving mandala salutation vinyasa yoga class. If you only have a spare half hour, it’s a sure and fast way to get you flowing and sweating. This power yoga class focuses on stretching and strengthening through your side body. Expect lots of lovely twists, plank variations and (optional) inversions. The mandala practice moves 360 degrees around your mat, so perhaps watch the first couple of flows to find out where Katarina takes you, or listen intently, as you won't always be able to see the screen. This change of perspective is a perfect way to change the way you look at life, getting insight from new ways of seeing things. The class focuses on igniting Agni (internal fire) and bringing awareness to Manipura chakra, our source of willpower and transformation. This class is the pure-flow for those who just need to move but if you want to extend this practice we recommend taking a supine twist to wake up the target area.



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