These practices are great for the morning. They are especially designed to give you some get up and go, no matter how much time you have; if you're giving yourself a short weekday gift of starting the day well or a beautiful, longer energising weekend practice to give yourself the time and space you need to feel just great.
We think you'll find that the day goes with so much more panache and ease after you start the day by getting moving.
Meditation: Befriending your Whole Self
In this short meditation class, be guided through an embodied enquiry of the layers of your body (physical, mental, emotional, energetic, spiritual) as a way of tuning into, welcoming and befriending your body. When we take time to listen and connect to our body we make room to welcome the full spectrum of our human experience – from the comfortable to the not so comfortable. Befriending the body in this way widens the circle of compassion and acceptance of this moment allowing you to tap into the inherent wisdom that resides within. This is a really useful short practice to connect to yourself at the start of your day, before any yoga class and when you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress or overwhelm.
Power Yoga Flow
Get moving quickly with this espresso of yoga classes. This power yoga class is a quick, strong and dynamic vinyasa flow, building heat from the start with sun salutations, followed by a strong standing sequence and closing with a backbend and inversion practice. This is an intermediate yoga class due to the pace, although modifications are offered.
Gentle Movement Pick Me Up
This is a somatic movement class for when you're slightly low on energy, feeling anxious, you need a gentle work break or are looking for a warm up class. Drawing on Amy’s contemporary dance background as well as her love for Qigong and Tai Chi, this sequence helps us to feel grounded, connected, composed and calm. Also perfect as a Barre cool down class.
Yoga Flow: Root and Make Space
Open to Your Heart’s Desire
This heart-centred gentle yoga class is designed to help you connect to your heart's desire, to your inner wisdom and to feel more love for oneself and one another. It includes opening to self love through embodied enquiry, gentle stretching and movement, finishing with yin postures and a guided visualisation to connect deeply to your heart’s desire and its expression in the world.
Jivamukti Fiery Lunar Flow
A beautiful and well rounded Jivamukti yoga class to get you flying to the moon! Learn about the lunar elements of letting go in this class with a focus on the breath and asana relating to the moon, where you'll find plenty of strengthening, standing and balancing poses. You will need a block.
Pilates for the Back
A back strengthening Pilates-based sequence; starting with gentle spine mobilisation then moving into spinal strength exercises. Pilates based movements are fantastic at creating postural balance and strength by working the entire body synergistically. This sequence works through the entire spine with a combination of flowing movements paired with strength exercises. You will need a block.
Alignment Focused Jivamukti Yoga
A complete Jivamukti yoga class for those keen to slow down and learn the precise alignment to keep you safe during practice. Build upon a stable foundation and learn to refine your alignment through self-adjustment. This class is slower and more mindful than the usual Jivamukti class, but you will still find plenty of challenges as Lizzie focuses on refined details of the poses to promote using the whole body in an integrated way. You will need blocks.
Standing Abs Barre Workout
An amazingly energising Barre workout if you need a quick work break. If you had never thought about working the abs standing, then this is the time to try! The core muscles wrap all around the body to help stabilise and support your spine. Work your whole core, get strong, get energised, feel positive! Standing Abs will tone and strengthen the core as well as improve energy; it’s a great way to wake up in the morning or to energise when you need a break during the way.
Slow Flow Yoga
A beautiful, well-rounded slow flow yoga class. The focus is particularly on a feeling of length and openness in the lower body. This gentle sequence focuses on the hamstrings and hips, taking time to really hold the poses to create a feeling of strength and openness in this area of the body.
Quick Core Blast
This short Barre class is ideal for a quick work break, or for the mornings when you're short on time. Expect a blast of Barre exercises to really work the core. It's surprising how effective just a very short class can be, so if you're looking to get stronger in less time, add this to your MoveList! Not suitable for pregnancy or for postnatal exercise.
Gentle Yoga to Unwind
A gentle yoga class of floor based movements for when we're low on energy and needing a gentle boost. Keeping low to the ground, and with few poses which use wrists, this yoga class uses gravity to unwind the spine, open the chest and shoulder area, helping our heart centred energy to flow more freely. A perfect class if you're suffering from PMT or you're on your period. Many of our day to day movement patterns can create a rigidness to the spine and rib cage that negatively affects our respiration and levels of tension throughout the chest, shoulder and neck area. But by moving in a flowing and ‘softer’ way, working with gravity as opposed to against it, we can begin to release these areas of tightness to become more free in our body. This sequence of predominantly floor based Hatha Yoga asana will work to unravel the upper body, especially the chest area, to create increased synchronicity between the upper skeletal system, breath and ultimately the heart space. You may need a block and bolster.
We Rise Meditation
A beautiful meditation class which includes mantra. This meditation is for when we need to connect back to ourselves in a busy and often overwhelming world. It is inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem ‘Still I Rise’ and is a reminder of what can arise within us for the good. Whenever you are feeling a sense of disconnect, when you feel frazzled and overwhelmed, we really recommend this meditation practice. We use the mantra ‘We Rise and I am connected’ and hand gestures to connect back to our bodies and ourselves.
Barre for Total Body Strength
A high intensity, cleansing and sweaty full body workout Barre class. Expect high repetition movements and dynamic rhythms to challenge your coordination and stability. This Barre class is wonderful to improve strength, to start your day or re-energise if you're having a slump in energy. You will need a chair handy.
Yoga to Ignite the Core
A yoga class which focuses on abdominal strengthening exercises to keep your abdominals and stomach strong. The class starts with an abs workout - get ready to feel the burn! Then class builds to a yoga flow with a range of sequences and poses to fire up the core and strengthen the rest of the body. Take this class at your own pace and build your practice over time.
Morning Yoga for Ease
This yoga class invites us to meet our morning with ease. We draw our inspiration from nature and the spaciousness of a mountain. A feeling of spaciousness in our life ensures that when we meet life's inevitable challenges, we're able to respond in an open-hearted way, without constriction or tightening. This is a well-rounded, yoga class with some qigong moves, but the focus is on twists and side bends and on creating space in the body and the mind resulting in a feeling of ease to carry into the day. You will need a yoga brick and a blanket.
A Quick Slow Flow
A beautiful, mindfully paced yoga class in a world where life goes too fast, and our yoga practice seems to echo this! In this yoga class we explore making movements slower, and moving more intentionally. By exploring the speed of the practice we can explore the depth, the intensity of the movement and bring awareness to our reactions to them. By learning to observe our patterns we can feel what comes up in a non judgmental way. Once done we can go about our day at the pace required with move awareness.
Barre for Body & Mind
This strength-building Barre class introduces new positions and more complex choreography. Built on the foundations of Barre conditioning, this Barre sequence explores controlled body weight training, core strengthening and intense leg work making it a total body challenge. This workout should leave you feeling powerful and grounded in body and mind.