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Hatha Yoga To Feel Strong and Empowered
A Hatha yoga class to strengthen, enliven and feel empowered to start the day. An energising boost to start your day with a bang. This class starts on the back with core strengthening work, and continues on to a strengthening flow. This class is full of awakening and energising movements to make us feel strong and motivated to continue into the rest of our day.
Healthy Hips: Strength for the Hip Joints
Pilates and Yoga for healthy, mobile and strong hip joints. If you're a regular yoga practitioner, or you sit for long periods, you may have weaker muscles in the areas surrounding the hips. This class uses Pilates and yoga moves to strengthen the hips by moving the body in different planes of motions and at different speeds. A great class for most of us who have weaker hip and glute muscles. You may use an exercise band, if you have one, but it's not necessary for the class, and some exercises are done next to the wall.
Yoga for Vitality
This invigorating and energising Vinyasa flow yoga class clears any lethargy away and reset energy through postures that activate your upper body and improve your balance. Flow through Sun Salutations, Backbends Skandasana and Wild Thing, enjoy a fiesty, challenging and dymanic vinyasa yoga class, then close with a guided relaxation.
Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga To Awaken The Core
This challenging, dynamic vinyasa class is a great full body length and stretch, but has the focus on core connection. Connect to the deep abdominals muscles to feel powerful and focused. Warm up with some planks and variations of boat pose, and progress through a dynamic standing sequence incorporating twists and challenging balances. Suggested prop: 2 Yoga bricks
Healthy Hips: Gentle Hip Stretches for After Running/Hiking/Travelling
This gentle yoga class is ideal for when your hips are feeling a bit tighter. A great way to warm up the body on a chilly morning, or ideal for after running, cycling or hiking, after long journeys in the car or if you've just been that little bit sedentary and need to keep your hips mobile. This gentle stretch class is a slow and gentle stretch for the whole hip, pelvic, thigh and lower back area, giving a feeling of space in the pelvis and elongation in the lower back area. The session will start with gentle mobility work to prepare the body for deeper progressive stretches. The aim of this class is to gain a good range of motion in the body so that when we apply the strength work, strengthening the body whilst in a healthy postural position.
Morning Vinyasa to Awaken The Hips
This dynamic Vinyasa yoga flow class is sequenced to create space in our hips and strengthen our lower body with powerful warrior poses and nourishing dynamic stretches. Your whole body will feel alivened, lengthened and stretched. Then class explores variations of Wide legged forward fold and a sequence of seated poses targeting our groin and glutes. Suggested props: 2 bricks.
Love Your Body: Affirmations, Breath and Flow
Connect to your body, gain more confidence with your body. In this class we work with the power of affirmations, breathwork and a gentle slow flow vinyasa yoga to learn to appreciate all the amazing things our bodies can do. Our bodies go through a lot of change during our lives and especially during menopause - so much so that you feel your body has let us down or betrayed. Yoga teaches us that our bodies are “sukrta” or well-made just the way they are. You might need a Journal, pen, yoga mat and bolster/cushion
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.
Dynamic Yoga To Awaken Our Shoulders
Strengthen and mobilise the shoulders and upper body with this challenging, dynamic Vinyasa flow. Feel more energised and spacious, especially in the upper body, whilst also mobilising and strengthening the whole body. This is a challenging class, go gently whilst exploring flexibility in the shoulders with binds whilst opening the chest through backbends, including Camel, Locust and Floor Bow Pose. Suggested prop: 1 belt.
Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga To Mobilise The Spine
This dynamic vinyasa flow yoga discovers different ways to move the spine and to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles. This challenging yoga class features postures such as Cobra, Plough Pose and Reverse Warrior. This is a great class to unwind the whole body and is great for after long periods of time sitting, to unlock tension around your torso. Feel refreshed, taller and at ease in your whole body
Calming Anxiety and Overwhelm
Low oestrogen affects ability to produce the hormones that make us feel happy and calm, and causes low brain energy that affect our mental focus, memory and make us feel overwhelm. Join Petra for this simple class to calm anxiety and overwhelm. It includes gentle movement to improve vagal nerve tone, Ocean breath with sound to soothe your nervous system, a restorative Supported Child’s pose with the option to ‘retreat from the world,’ and two breathing and meditation practices: Mind Meets The Breath and Ladder Breath.
Hatha Yoga To Feel Openness
A sense of open body and mind is essential to get the most out of life. Being open to all that life throws at us, as well as being physically open, flexible and strong helps us to feel like we can take on all of life's challenges. This hatha yoga class is designed to create openness and spacious in the body and mind. Starting with a bridge pose sequence for a feeling of openness in the chest and heart, moving to supine twists and gate pose to open up the side body. Then a beautiful sequence of gently paced standing poses, giving plenty of time for long breaths in all yoga poses, to connect with the spaciousness in the body. The class explores both openness within the body and that can support an openness to our mind and how we move forward from our practise into the rest of the day.
Wake Up Body and Mind
This uplifting vinyasa yoga class takes us on a stimulating journey to Natarajasana, Royal Dancer. This standing balancing backbend peak invites a deep awakening in mind, body and spirit. This class builds steadily and progressively leading to a feeling of exaltation and expansion. Feel invigorated, ready for your day in this comprehensive, well rounded practice. You will need a block and a strap.
Hatha Yoga To Feel Energised
Hatha Yoga To Feel Balanced
This creative Hatha Yoga class explores different aspects of balance - the balance between flowing and holding, movement and stillness, outward looking and inward looking, challenge and rest as well as exploring a few standing poses. Overall cultivating a balance between body and mind. A great way to start the day.
Hatha Yoga To Feel Inspired
A Hatha yoga and somatic movement class which is perfect to set ourselves up for the day feeling inspired. Ideal for those mornings where we will feel a bit stuck and need an uplift. This somatics and yoga class is designed to explore the spaces in our practise where we can be creative, curious and find new potential in our practice. Expect a more challenging, fun class where we'll be encouraged to move in new directions.
Nahid de Belgeonne - The Human Method: The Shoulders
This somatics class takes place entirely on the back. It's a great class to learn about the movement of the shoulders whilst relaxing completely. This is a subtle exploration to clarify the movements of your shoulders. When we are clearer on your understanding of how your individual parts interact, the whole self becomes clarified. This class needs a rolled up blanket, as well as a carpeted floor to lie on and wear clothes that keep you warm and allow you to move around.
The Human Method: Somatic Movement for Head, Neck and Jaw
A somatic exploration class to help release head, neck and jaw tension. This class is brilliant to learn more about our body, and become curious about how our individual parts interact. With a greater understanding of the individual movements, the whole self becomes clarified. The entire class takes part on the floor, supine, with just very small movements so that we can become curious about the way our body works. No need for a yoga mat, just a comfortable, carpeted floor to lie on and wear clothes to keep you warm and allow you to move around.