We're so sorry you are feeling tired but you have come to the right place for a pick me up. These classes are for when it is almost to much to even roll out your mat. Whether you’re recovering from injury or illness, you are differently abled, you have a low energy syndrome, you’re getting on a bit or you’re just a bit tired right now, these classes will provide a gentle way to move, included some seated yoga classes. We promise these videos will not ask too much of you physicaly or mentally and when you are done you will feel better, warmer, glad that you came. Remember that our Yin and Restorative Section might be a good option for you today and that Breath-work is available to all bodies as is Meditation and Show more
A perfect way to start your day leaving you feeling gently energised, stronger and a sense of clarity and focus. This Kundalini yoga class uses the Surya Kriya. This gentle yoga class practice starts with right nostril sun breathing. Mostly gentle and accessible postures (if you need something quite gentle, just give the frog sequence a miss) are done with a beautiful backdrop of music, mantra and drumming. There’s some drumming, chanting and it ends in 1 minute silent mediation.
A beautifully calming yoga class, which is to be done with the help of a sofa. A perfect class for a sunday morning, or anytime you need to really chill, breathe deeply and take it easy. With the favourite pose of inversion over the back of the sofa. What's not to love. A great class to relax, for all abilities and mobilities.
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.
Resting in the Yin
A gentle, nourishing and replenishing Yin yoga class in which we stay close to the ground, gently using our bolster to help us to twist gently and relax the organs. This class is perfect to practice before bed, or when we're feeling scattered, or overwhelmed, to help to calm, soothe and relax. You will need a bolster, or a fairly firm pillow, and bricks, or books.
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.
Feel Soothed with Yin Yoga
A beautifully peaceful Yin Yoga Class which is soothing and grounding. Move the hips and spine whilst on the ground, feeling held and supported by the ground. Perfect for if your nerves are jangled or if you're feeling overwhelmed or anxious. Yin yoga is also perfect for athletes who need to stretch out, or those looking to settle and calm before bed or to calm the nerves before or after travel. You may need blankets, bolsters and a block.
The Yang Within The Yin
This Yin Yoga class has more of a yang feel to it. The holds are shorter, and we move off the ground. It's a great class to unravel a tight body in the morning, or as a mid-afternoon stretch break. Starting with dangling forward bend, then moving into squat and gentle movements to gently awaken the body. Then moving to gentle and mindful lunges, this is a Yin yoga class with more of a yang flavour. Perfect to gently unravel at any time of day. You'll need blocks (or a book), a strap.
Hatha Yoga To Feel Energised
Standing Barre for Strong Abs
This Barre Class strengthens the whole of the abdominal area, often known as the core, without a single plank or sit up! Target the whole of the core - including the back body and glutes. Create a strong centre (great for balance, grace and poise) while sculpting, toning and strengthening one of the most important muscle groups in the body, this is great for lower back care. Remember to activate the core throughout this class. Not suitable if those who are pregnant. Have a sturdy chair on hand for this class.
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.
The Human Method: Somatic Movement for Breathing
This somatics class is an exploration to unlock our patterns of breathing. This c lass takes place entirely on the back, supine. Once we start to breathe to our full capacity, we notice ourselves feeling calmer, more focussed, and better able to sleep. Most of us tend to breathe too fast, not breathe to our potential, and not breathe at all when life gets difficult. At times of stress, many of us find it difficult to pay attention; the breath is an easy way in. This class will help to make breathing muscles more resilient, reduce shortness of breath, improve lung capacity, manage respiratory complications and reduce the impact of respiratory problems on your mental health. Particularly those recovering from illness, injury, or feeling emotionally overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious, will benefit from this class.
Jivamukti Yoga: Your Daily Practice
This Jivamukti yoga class explores the power of repetition. Starting swiftly with Jivamukti sun salutations, this class focuses on how consistency and repetition of movements can have a transformational effect on the body, mind and spirit. Move through this dynamic vinyasa class, and explore the effect of repetition in your own body and mind. You may need a block.
Barre Fitness Energy Flow
A fabulous Barre class for all body strength and balance. This upbeat, and quite challenging Barre workout is strengthening muscles without increasing bulk and will improve stamina, balance and posture. The focus of this class is 'every move you make' because every move has to come from the core! Done regularly barre workouts will increase your bone density, which will help prevent conditions like osteoporosis.
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.
Refresh Your Body
This Hatha yoga based class will refresh your body. Perfect for anytime you feel sluggish or low on energy, this class will gently energise. Using breath work, seated and standing yoga poses and a short closing meditation to leave you feeling radiantly alive and uplifted. This class is well rounded and includes twisting poses in many forms including supine twists, lunge twists and culminating in a twisting standing balance. Twists are amazing at revitalising the physical body whilst steadying the mind and uplifting the spirit.
Slow Flow to De-stress and Unwind
A slow-paced Vinyasa yoga class to move away stress and tension at the end of the day. Mental stress can often manifest as chronic tension in our shoulders, neck and chest. This gentle flow aims exactly at releasing muscular contractions in these areas through twists, gentle heart openers, eagleshape arms movements and delicious full body stretches. Feel free to use a chair to support your legs during the final breathing practice and guided relaxation.
Embracing Your Personal Power
A personal power Kundalini Yoga Kriya (a set of Kundalini Practises), known as Nabhi Kriya. This class works directly on your navel chakra, the seat of your personal power. Expect strong abdominals work, breahwork and repetitions. Mostly done on the back, no need for a yoga mat, this is a great practice to increase confidence.
Winter Wellbeing Flow
Vinyasa yoga to warm, energise and get back into alignment. Starting beautifully softly and slowly with gentle somatics. Then moving into a creatively sequenced, warming vinyasa class. Mindfully paced, with plenty of breath, this practice moves the body and breath, leaving us gently energised. Ending with some sneaky core work as well as more gentle floor-based somatics, for a really luscious feel. Perfect to start a winter's day.