Meditation lies at the heart of yoga and is a practice requiring a single pointed focus. There are many different ways to meditate: with the repetition of mantras, listening to sound or on the breath or with the use of imagery or through visualisation. It is also a great practice for stress and anxiety
Meditation to Settle and Calm
A short meditation, easy to do when you're on the go or you need settling, in the middle of a busy day, or to calm before bed. Beginning with a listening meditation practice, be guided to feel the earth as a way of settling the body and quieting some of the activity of the mind. This practice is a good one to do any time of day, but may be particularly helpful before bed.
Gentle Somatic Movement: Easy Neck Release Lying Down
If you've been feeling stressed or full of anxiety and overwhelm, this class is perfect. It is also a great class if you're recovering from illness and injury, or have energy challenges, because the class is entirely on the back and movements in the neck and head are very subtle. Get curious about how your body moves and how your breath moves through your body. Feel release in the neck, jaw and head through this very nurturing, kind and gentle class which will make you feel human again with your nervous system restored and recovered. Find a comfortable place to lie down and let your body feel nurtured and nourished by this gentle somatic movement.
Anhedonia or ‘loss of joy’ is a menopause symptom caused by low oestrogen. But we can reframe our thoughts to help change our feelings. Join Petra in this Gratitude guided visualisation to help you focus on what you feel grateful for and set an intention on something that brings you joy, everyday of your life.
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.
Kundalini Yoga For Confidence
An open level meditation practise to balance the soothing and intense energies within you. Using this mediation, we invite you to rest in the peaceful ground of being, getting under all the layers of your personality and lived experience to discover your blissful stillness. This space is the ground of your consciousness and your true identity. You may wish to sit on a cushion or in a chair with a blanket for support during this practice.
Full Body Tone
Second Spring: A Guided Visualisation Meditation
It’s never too early to prepare for your Second Spring and we can start by becoming more comfortable with change. Join Petra for this guided visualisation meditation as she walks you through the seasons of a woman’s life, drawing on Nature’s seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and arriving in your Second Spring.
Guide Relaxation Meditation
Preparing the body, the breath, and the mind for meditation is the focus for this subtle relaxation yoga class. After a few seated movements to prepare the body for stillness, just settle and relax the body. With a focus on the breath and a feeling of connection and groundedness, this class is perfect for whenever you need to give your body some deep self-care, when you're feeling anxious, overwhelmed or you need to rest, and perfect to use as a savasana for after a yoga class. You will need a bolster or two (or a pillow or cushion) and a blanket.
Take this time to settle into the body's natural tendency to know how to rest and bring the body back into a state of balance. Teaching our body how to rest should be so natural, yet is so hard. This guided rest audio class will help your body to drop into a state of relaxation. It can be done any time you're able to truly surrender and relax, lying down, being comfortable, and letting the body drop any tension.
Yoga for Beginners: Prepare for Meditation
This yoga class is the last in the beginners yoga course and prepares us for coming into stillness. Class starts with a vinyasa flow, moving through sun salutation B and playing with new standing and seated poses. It then ends with a ten minute seated meditation, mantra and mudra. This is the ideal time to consider your yoga journey over the past few weeks and how you wish to move forward with your practice. You have learnt many news skills, but perhaps what you will have learnt is to follow your heart, which is your own best teacher. You may need a yoga brick and a blanket.
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
New Moon Intention Meditation 2
This meditation is intended to tap into the energy of the new moon symbolically or literally, which means it can be used at any time of the month. It is a great meditation for when you want to start things anew, clarify your intention, envision and set a new intention. You may wish to write any intentions you have down beforehand, or afterward, or not at all. Class starts with seated twisting movements to eliminate tension and then breath work is used to calm and clarify the mind before the seated meditation begins. This is a very free meditation, which will hopefully soothe you, refresh you, and give you a new spark of energy and spiritual insight.
Full Moon Manifestation Meditation
Soothing Heart Relaxation