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Positive Psychology Series (5): Creativity
Positive Psychology Series (4): Gratitude
Positive Psychology Series (3): Resilience
A fun, fast, feisty vinyasa yoga class where we learn to build grit; the ability to get back up when you fall. Expect new and creative ways of dynamic sequencing, arm balances and inversions infused into this power flow. A great class to try something new and challenging! You're not looking to achieve perfect poses here, but to try to do what your body is able to do, and build resilience in the process. Do listen to your body though! If class is too fast-moving and feisty, and goes to poses which aren't suitable for you, take rest pose or listen to your body and modify the pose to bespoke the practice for your own body and capabilities.
Positive Psychology Series (2): Patience
Positive Psychology Yoga (1): Zest
This is the first of Mercedes' Positive Psychology infused vinyasa yoga sequences! Zest is a way of approaching life - it's an energy but also a way of cultivating a positive approach to problems. This fiesty, fast and fun vinyasa flow is not for attaining each pose, but about keeping a positive outlook even through challenge. This yoga class leads to advanced arm balance s- perfect for a well-rounded, energy-filled start to the day. But do be careful and only practice within your body's limitations. Remember that this class is about working on your an approach to poses and building courage rather than achievement!
Yoga For Happiness (4): Kindness
In this gentle vinyasa yoga class, the focus is on ahimsa (non violence). In the body, we can work with soft negotiation rather than force or brutality. In the mind, we can be aware of the tone with which we speak to ourselves. Pay attention to what you ask of your body in today's practice; notice when you are forcing it to do something it doesn't want to do / ignoring or overriding body wisdom. Pay attention to the internal dialogue and notice the tone of internal dialogue. Make a note of any recurring thoughts. Finally, write a mantra, something supportive and loving, that you can repeat to yourself (e.g. you are perfect as you are).
Yoga For Happiness (3): Patience
In this yoga class, Nikita will take you through a slow vinyasa flow with a focus on patience. If you are able to see with honesty where you are, you are able to grow from this point of awareness. But growth doesn't necessarily happen quickly. Expansions will happen a a rate and pace that feels appropriate to the body, the heart, the mind. When we rush, when we push too far too fast, we can often be met with some form of shut-down. Without any harsh judgement of yourself, consider the ways that you could be more patient. It could be moving more slowly on the commute, it could be by allowing your loved ones to do things in their own way at their own pace. Where can you afford to introduce some more patience to your life? You may need a brick.
Qigong and Restorative Yoga: Finding Ease
Third in the series, Qigong and Restorative Yoga focuses on finding ease. This class opens the chest and shoulders. Often, ease eludes us because we feel tension, we feel stuck in our bodies. The qigong class starts with a qigong practice which fosters ease through tension release and heart-opening. We will then do some gentle restorative yoga practices to finish. You'll need a yoga bolster or sofa cushion, and a blanket for the restorative yoga.
Fire Start The Day Vinyasa Flow
Get all fired up to start your day with this Vinyasa flow practice. We focus on spinal twists and side bends in this dynamic flow. Its perfect way to get its those bits of the body that can get stuck. You will definitely get a sweat on but feel invigorated and ready to take on what ever your day throws at you. Get your day off to the right start with this feisty vinyasa flow yoga class. Ignite the fire, feel motivated, confident and get active. It's a tough, dynamic vinyasa, but mindfully paced, so that less feisty Movers, who want a warming flow but without the trickier shapes can simply modify and go to childs pose or their chosen alternative when Jonelle flows to places you don't choose to go. Listen to your body! With a focus on the core region you'll feel your inner fire glow. You will need two bricks.
Wake Me Up Before you Yo-ga
A mini-morning dance energy shake up. Have fun with simple, accessible, fun movements! Wake up and energise with dance.These steps are said to improve brain function, muscle brain function and muscle memory. Suitable for all!! A perfect class for whilst you wait for the kettle to boil or before you get into the shower!! You'll need nothing but an open mind.
Everybody Flows: Refine The Shapes
As a follow-up to ‘Make the Shapes,’ this short practice will help you refine your understanding of down dog and standing poses with a few alignment cues to help your poses feel more sustainable and interesting. Although there’s a lot to learn, this practice focuses on feet, hands, and shoulders. You will need a tennis ball and a brick or something like it.
Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Flow
Beginning with the Magic 10 to start this classic Jivamukti yoga class. During the Magic 10, expect long counted holds and a handstand at the wall for those who are ready. During the counted long holds without further instruction, this is great for finding a more meditative state during your asana practice. We then continue with intention setting and the classic, well rounded Jivamukti vinyasa yoga practice, which includes headstand for those who can. You may need two blocks.
Playful Joint Isolation
A fun way to explore movement and joint isolation. Through visualisation and movement, play the game of organic joint mobility. Expect to learn a game that you can play to learn to isolate your joints, and you can do anytime, rather than playing right now with the video. Bring a sense of playfulness and willingness to do something completely different!
Blossoming into Joy
A short, gentle hatha yoga class, perfect to start the day, or for whenever you need a short burst of rejuvenation. You're planing new seeds of joy and lightness into your day. With a focus on long, steady breaths, and holding the poses, you'll find rejuvenation throughout your cells to help you to blossom into lightness and joy, fully refreshed.
Journey To Your Centre
A class to remember who we really are through the sutle body. In the first 15 minutes, you will explore a completely different kind of yoga, where you will explore deeply within yourself and your body to find the middle body, the deep centring space within us all. You'll move slowly, deeply, and softly through a highly conscious flow class which ignites a remembrance of centre as a place to rest into through all the activities of life. This class is magic for your nervous system. Note that the headstand tutorial can be watched as an addendum to this class if you have no experience of headstand.
Loving Kindness Flow
Radiance 3: The Heart
A gentle, heart opening class starting with a supported chest opener. Feel a luminous energy, soften your heart and open your chest ready to be radiant in the world. These exercises are brilliant for opening the upper back and shoulders if you've had a deckbound day too, and great for increasing happiness. You will need a bolster and two blocks.
Movement for becoming your best you
This short movement class is ideal for before a big event, or potentially stressful situation or just anytime you want to tune in to 'you', to be the best version of yourself. Great for giving your confidence back. Various simple bodywork, breath and mind techniques are used to enable you to 'ground down' to rise up to being the best version of yourself.