Ready for Bed
These practices are specifically designed by our expert teachers to help you to sleep. They will reduce the anxieties and stress of the day and bring you to a more meditative state which will give you a much better night's sleep.
You may be surprised at how little movements in the right direction can really affect the quality of your life, improve your night and the next day. Guaranteed.
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.
Slow Down and Unwind for Deep Rest
This feel-good seated and supine yoga class is deeply relaxes and invites us to settle in the rest and digest state of the nervous system and to allow ourselves to be exactly as we are and who we are. By exploring hip-opening postures, such as Dragonfly and Reclined butterfly and practicing Box Breathing your muscles will release and your mind recentre. You will need 2 bricks, a bolster or a couple of cushions, and a Yoga belt.
Neck and Shoulders
Most of us experience pain in our neck and shoulders. Perhaps it from from sitting for long periods, using mobile phones and laptops or sometimes pain in the neck and shoulders can be from stresses from dealing with the challenges that we expereince in our lives. This classes targets the neck and shoulder with a combination of 10 stretches and movements for releasing tension, creating mobility and openess. A great daily practise or something you can integrate a few times a week in addition to your other practices. Can be done from sitting or standing and practised anywhere!
Calm and Restore for Better Sleep
A peaceful, calming yoga class with breathwork and longer held stretches. Quiet your mind ready for a good night's sleep. Let go of external distractions and embrace silence and stillness, to prepare for a restful sleep. In the breath work section we will learn how to lengthen our exhalation to support our relaxation response, and then enjoy a series of Yin and Restorative Yoga poses, including Legs up the wall and Sleeping Swan, which will help us drop into our body and ultimately quieten our mind. You will need a bolster or a couple of cushion as a support,and forlegs up the wall, you'll need to be near a wall or a sofa.
Second Spring: Opening Your Heart
Embracing your menopause can foster a positive mindset, which may benefit our moods and mental health. Join Petra for this 5-10 restorative pose called Mountain brook that can help you to breathe more deeply by gently stretching across your chest, and open your heart to opportunities in post menopause Second Spring.
Guide Relaxation Meditation
Preparing the body, the breath, and the mind for meditation is the focus for this subtle relaxation yoga class. After a few seated movements to prepare the body for stillness, just settle and relax the body. With a focus on the breath and a feeling of connection and groundedness, this class is perfect for whenever you need to give your body some deep self-care, when you're feeling anxious, overwhelmed or you need to rest, and perfect to use as a savasana for after a yoga class. You will need a bolster or two (or a pillow or cushion) and a blanket.
Sound Healing: Sleep Tonic
This soothing sleep tonic journey is an invitation to rest, to calm yourself and to get ready to sleep. Let the sound of rain and bowls ground you to feel cosy and ready to sleep. We recommend you are ready to sleep when you listen to this and do not multi-task - be completely present to the healing. This audio is 10 minutes long with an intentional 10 minute silence at the end for you to soak up the practice. Wear good headphones for this journey and see where you are taken. Do not drive during any of these sound healing journeys.
Settle and Centre with Yin Yoga
Our minds often want to run away from things that are uncomfortable, or run towards pleasant sensation. This yin yoga class cultivates our ability to simply stay present and mindful to whatever is happening. Without judgement, we develop the ability to simply stay and widen the inner landscape through the yin yoga poses of squat, butterfly, sphinx, seal and dragonfly. You will need a brick.
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.
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.
Yin Yang Equinox Yoga Flow
A yoga class for the equinox or whenever you need to find balance. This class mixes Kundalini-style breath work and yoga poses which build strength and heat, balanced with yin yoga poses. Class starts with a special chakra cleansing technique to build inner vibrancy and clarity, followed by a gentle warm up, and invigorating back bends. You may need a blanket to sit on and perhaps a bolster.
Yoga for Restful Sleep
This peaceful, calming yoga class for sleep relaxes both body the mind with restorative yoga postures to ease tension. Try this class before bed to invite a restful state before drifting off peacefully into a deep sleep. Research has highlighted how important sleep is for cognitive health and longevity; it helps our body repair and heal, our nervous system to recharge and our mind to reset by letting go of the day’s concerns. You will need a bolster, eye pillow and a blanket.
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.
Flow and Restore 3
The third in Clive's popular Flow and Restore series, this yoga class is the perfect mix of activity with relaxation. Class starts with a creative flowing vinyasa yoga sequence, featuring some standing balances. Then enjoy some more restorative yoga stretches with longer holds on the floor to relax and calm. The perfect balance and a wonderful way to create harmony in body and mind.
Soothe Your Soul: Breath & Yin
Slow yin yoga and grounding meditations will help to calm you when you're feeling overwhelmed, relax your body and prepare you for a restorative state of being. Expect a mix of energy-releasing stretches, guided meditation, and pranayama to clear your head and release your worries. If you tend to toss and turn or have trouble falling asleep, this series is perfect to help you slip into that rested state of mind.
Yoga Nidra for Relaxation
Yoga Nidra is a 'yogic sleep', but the aim is not to fall asleep! This is a rewarding relaxation practice which will help melt tension in your body and mind by rotating your consciousness and awareness. You may want a bolster under your knees, a blanket under your head and an eye pillow, or you can simply lay in savasansa. Find what is most comfortable for you.