Morning Energiser › 10 to 20 mins
Awakening to Yourself
Oestrogen is an anti-inflammatory, so your perimenopausal symptoms can include sore joints and muscle stiffness, especially around the hips, shoulders, wrists and ankles. Join Petra for this simple morning class with somatic movement to help you limber up, lubricate joints and set a positive intention for your day ahead. You can even practice this class in bed.
Rise and Shine 2
Rise and Shine, again! The second in the Rise and Shine series, back due to popular demand. Really simple 10 movements to gently start the day. No need for a yoga mat, these are movements to increase circulation and joint mobility with a little bit of strength. All from standing. Use it as a warm up for other classes or in the morning to get the body going. Equally good as a midday energiser or at the end of the day if you've been sitting for long periods or driving. A great way to break up the dy and feel more refreshed, centered and focused for the day ahead.
Welcome to the Day Hatha Yoga
A perfect, gentle but invigorating start to the day, or a perfect break when you need a little grounded energising.This class can be done anywhere at anytime. A perfect way to kick off the day, mid-day energy shift or pre-yoga class warmup; there’s just ten movements to start your day, focused and energised. Working from the ground via all fours and up to standing, you will leave this class feeling grounded, balanced and centered.
Awaken Energy 2: Balls, Blocks and Massage
A second class to move chi (or energy) in the body using tennis ball massage. This class is perfect in the morning to gently stimulate energy or as a prelude to yin class; ideal if you’re feeling tired and want to gently lift your energy with minimal movement. You will need 2 tennis balls or spiky massage balls and a block.
Wake Up Shake Up: Tap and Stretch
Wake up, shake up, tap and stretch. This short and gentle movement class doesn't need a yoga mat or any equipment: perfect for when you're on the move or even in the office. Awaken, enliven and invigorate through shaking movements before tapping along the meridians, and moving through gentle stretches which are as invigorating as they are soothing and quietening. The focus is less on postural extremism and more on awareness of embodiment. A practice of interoception and inner attention. A great class for seniors or those with more limited mobility, recovering from surgery or times of illness. Inspired by disco and qigong.
Awake and Alert: Tapping and Breathing
Unlock vitality! Perfect for the morning or when you need a pick me up of energy. No need for a yoga mat, the class includes simple energising techniques of tapping, breath work and twists which could be done standing or seated. Class is perfect for all mobility levels, all bodies, all ages.
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.
Invigorate with Qigong
This Qigong class is a gentle way to awaken your energy. Suitable for the morning or anytime you feel sluggish and need to get your energy flowing. Start by systematically waking up our joint spaces followed by gentle meridian stimulation. Then continue to awaken the entire body with poses such as constant bear, wild horse, shaking and pulses. Class concludes with centring and breathing ready to move on with the day. You don't need a mat for this class, so it's perfect for a limited space or even for practicing outdoors.
Rise and Shine
This class that can be done at work, in a hotel or when you're on the go - there’s no need for a mat. A perfect morning class, mid-day refresher or pre-yoga class warmup; there’s just ten movements to kick off your day, mobilise, find balance, strength and to feel alive! Working from top to toe, you will leave this class feeling grounded, awakened, and energised. When you haven’t got much time but want to fit a quick practise in to kick off your day this is the one for you.
Morning Mojo 1: 15 Minute Morning Yoga
‘Oh hey Day! Lets do this!’ This short hatha yoga class brings some mojo to your morning. Jump start your day with energy, vitality and ease in your spine and a spring in your step through uplifting and twisting poses.
Arm and Shoulder Strength Burst
Mindful Flow and Conscious Breath
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.
Creative Morning Flow: Wake up and Fly
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.
Energise & Surrender: Shoulder Opening Vinyasa
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.
Adventures in Rewilding: Yoga and Somatics
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.
Barre Leg Blast
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.
Energising Cardio & Standing Abs Workout
A fun workout and an invigorating way to start your day. This Barre class will build strength in the core and arms as well as work on your fitness. If you are looking to change up your core routine then standing abs are essential. Probably only seen in dance and boxing, standing while working the abs adds a whole new dimension to your workout. It’s short enough to fit into a busy day but long enough to really make a difference. Put this class with another short class to give you a longer workout and to target specific areas.
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.