Move into Calm
Yoga Nidra Elements Series: Water
Sound Healing: Gratitude
This sound healing journey will give you the opportunity to focus on what you are grateful for in life. Tapping into gratitude brings positive emotions and provides an uplifting experience. It is a very healing process, associated with positive mental and physical health benefits. This experience is immersive. We recommend you lie in a comfortable position and do not multi-task - this is one for being completely relaxed and present. Wear good headphones for this journey and see where you are taken. Do not drive during any of these sound healing journeys. This journey ends with silence to simply absorb the sound healing, just stay for as long as you are able and come back to the present when you are ready.
Sound Healing: Letting Go
Enter into the realm of letting go of the day-to-day and drop into your consciousness, giving the active mind time to rest. This sound healing journey is a space to receive the bounty that awaits as you let go of tense muscles, a busy mind, or stress in the body. You are invited to set an intention before you listen and then let go of all effort, relax and surrender to the sounds. This experience is immersive. We recommend you lie in a comfortable position and do not multi-task - this is one for being completely relaxed and present. Wear good headphones for this journey and see where you are taken. Do not drive during any of these sound healing journeys. Towards the end of the healing, the journey takes you to the still space of silence to let the sounds settle and then Kirsty will bring you back to the present.
Sound Healing: Abundance
This sound journey is great for when you want to remember the spaciousness that's available within and around you. It will guide you to soak up the abundance that is already here and to remember the wonder that is on offer: the miracle of you. You will remember the abundance of what you are and it will take you into a soundscape that is rich and varied. Please wear good headphones for this journey and see where you are taken.
Restoring Yin Yoga
A restorative yin yoga class in which we learn how to relax into our bodies. This is a chance to fall in love with yoga props (pillows, books, blankets and possibly pets!), including exploring the joys of bolster hugging inspired by words from the 11th century meditation teacher Tilopa: “do nothing with the body but relax." A perfect class to calm, restore energy, and prepare the body for sleep.
Stress Relief: Diaphragmatic Breathing
In this stress relief class, we bring a sense of ease to our body by using our full lung capacity to breathe and allow our diaphragm to move freely. This is key to stimulating our vagus nerve and inviting a sense of peace to our body. We will systematically release tension in the rib cage area with seated stretches and supine positions, and practice slow diaphragmatic breathing. You will need 2 yoga bricks or books.
Vinyasa Flow: Move With Awareness
An intermediate vinyasa flow which invites us to stay present and to notice without judgement any distractions we might encounter when moving on our mat, including the fear of failing or our need to achieve specific yoga pose goals. This yoga class is a comprehensive sequence which starts with a meditation and breath work practice, followed by a shoulder and chest opening warm up, then balances and twists, including fallen angel pose, to unlock your spine. You may need a block.
Your Calming Yoga Practice
This yoga class helps to ground and calm an anxious body or mind and bring us back to the present moment. Start with some grounding self-massage, then move gently with simple, repetitive, and breath-led movements to stabilise the nervous system. Additionally, we will pay particular attention to releasing tension in the head, neck, and shoulders to bring about a profound sense of relaxation and ease. This class is perfect after a long day or when we're overwhelmed. You will need a narrow block or a folded blanket and a brick.
Yoga to Rest & Digest: The Vagus Nerve
This yoga class uses simple practices to resource and reset the nervous system using breath, sound, gentle movement and massage to stimulate the vagus nerve and encourage deep relaxation. Either follow the class in full or learn the practices which resonate with you to be done in your own time. The vagus nerve acts as a “super information highway” communicating between the brain and our body’s systems regulating our mood, digestion, heart rate and hormones. The vagus nerve balances our nervous system by switching on our parasympathetic 'rest and digest' mode and influences how we connect and feel safe with others. You will need a bolster, blanket, tennis ball and/or soft pilates ball. Gabriella uses a Yoga Tune Up Coregeous Ball.
Yoga for Beginners: Go Slow
The focus for this hatha yoga class, the next in our beginners yoga course, is on finding a sense of ease in our practice. Class starts with breath work and gentle seated stretches. After flowing through a mindfully paced sun salutation B, the sequence further explores familiar poses. Often, when working through balancing and strengthening poses, we find areas of the body gripping. Therefore, we experiment with different hand and food placements to see if there is a more easeful way of moving and holding poses. Sometimes, when the body relaxes it can find more endurance and comfort. Class ends with a long constructive rest and savasana.
Mindful Yoga for Tricky Times
This gently paced vinyasa yoga class is experimental and explorative, and focuses on balancing. Class starts with a walking meditation, focusing on the feet for us to really feel and listen to our body. Then moving mindfully through slow flow vinyasa with some elements of qigong, the class explores proprioception and how it feels to move through transitions in life. This is the ideal class for feeling into the present moment and can be a support for the tricker times in life. You will need a block and bolster/ pillow for rest at the end.
Yoga Nidra Elements Series: Air
Yoga Nidra Elements Series: Earth
This yoga nidra takes us on a journey of deep grounding and centring. It is a really beautiful yoga nidra to take if there are feelings of overwhelm or anxiety. It guides us into a place of quiet steadiness, to come away feeling centred, soothed and ready for life's challenges.
Pigeon Pose Yin Yoga
A slow yin yoga class for opening the hips. The hips can get very tight when we are sedentary or athletic, so this yoga class is perfect for the end of the day or after a long flight, hike or bike ride. This calming class includes a variety of poses that target the hip flexors, then moves into longer holds of various pigeon alternatives. You'll need two blocks and a blanket.
Mindfulness To Go
A short mindfulness exercise for space, body and breath which is perfect for doing anytime, anywhere. Perhaps you're waiting at the bus stop, you're on the train or plane, you're at your desk and feeling overwhelmed, or you're just a few minutes early for an appointment. This class is a really wonderful way to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life. A ten minute centring exercise that you can do when you are looking to cultivate a feeling of presentness, groundedness and connection. Download this class on the App so you can take it on the go and feel space, body breath, wherever you are!
Yin Yoga: Close to the Ground
In this Yin yoga class, all the poses are very close to the ground. We begin in constructive rest and we end in constructive rest. In between those places, we access the hips and stretch the thighs. This class is great for when you need to restore your energy levels, or at the end of the day when you're encouraging calm and preparing for sleep. You might need blocks, a strap and a blanket.
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.
Kundalini Yoga for Positivity
This Kundalini yoga class offers four simple mudras, which can be practiced anytime, anywhere, and can be done in a seated posture or at a desk. These mudras will help with feelings of overwhelm or negative emotions. These mudras are said to lift the spirits and help with moving into a happier, more positive frame of mind.