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.
Yoga for Hips and Shoulders
If you've been working at a computer or spending time sitting whilst travelling, this class is the perfect antidote freeing your hips and shoulders and regaining mobility, gently. Most of this gentle hatha yoga class is seated and can even be done in a chair, stretching the shoulders. Then the hips practice is the second half and the hip stretches are butterfly pose variations on the floor. You'll need blocks (or books) and a blanket or towel and a strap.
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.
Yin Yoga Hip Stretches
This Yin Yoga class is all on the ground about the hips, it's perfect for after a long day standing up, for athletic recovery, for after travel or for us sedentary workers who need to stretch out our often-tight hips. Class focuses on Dragonfly pose, which is legs wide when seated and coming forward. Starting with Butterfly pose, class then goes onto hold Dragonfly pose with variations. You may need blocks (or books), bolsters and belts (or dog leads!)
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.
Self-Soothe and Ground with Touch
This gentle class is mostly a beautiful self-massage practice. Perfect for if you're not feeling quite yourself, or if you're looking to calm before bed. Use the grounding power of touch to connect to ourselves. After a soothing self-massage practice, the focus is longer held stretches, focusing on the lower back and hamstrings. This class is a beautiful way to connect to ourselves and find safe support. Experience a guided selfmassage sequence, and series of gentle postures to root through hands and feet, and passive, longheld stretches focused on your hamstrings and lower back, to help your tension unravel. Class closes with a conscious breathing practice to promote deep peace and calm. You might need a long strap or belt.
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.