What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are posture work (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) breathing, relaxation, working with sound, reflection and/or meditation. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been widely adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga has been described as a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There is much evidence to say that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, depression, anxiety and stress.
All classes are £8 per class and we offer several types of yoga on different days. These include:
Wednesdays at 10am
Thursdays at 1.30pm
Hatha Yoga classes provide a gentler, relaxing practice using postures and breath work to achieve an overall calming effect. Some of the aims of the practice include developing a feeling of well-being and improving body awareness. Hatha yoga technically refers to the physical postures used in yoga so all of the yoga approaches mentioned here fall under the umbrella of Hatha yoga.
Tuesdays at 7.00pm
Dru Yoga, has its roots in Hatha Yoga and incorporates yoga postures, flowing sequences, visualisations and affirmations, working with breathing to calm and still the mind and reinforce a positive mind-set. It is very accessible to all and gradually improves strength, flexibility and core stability. Classes are adapted to ensure that all students are able to participate and benefit.
Mondays at 6.10pm
Mondays at 7.30pm
Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) is for everyone who would like to strengthen their connection with their authentic self. It is an ancient science that works quickly and effectively to bring our whole being to a more balanced state. Through sets of physical postures, movements, breathing exercises, meditation and chanting, you will increase your vitality and stamina, strengthen your immune, glandular and nervous system. Kundalini yoga will help to purify, stimulate and strengthen your whole self, unlocking your inner creative energy.
Fridays at 7.30pm
Restorative Yoga is a gentle, slow, still style of yoga that involves long, passive holds in a series of four to six restful poses. Students are often supported by props such as straps, bolsters, blankets, blocks and eye pillows to enhance or deepen their experience and achieve a state of total relaxation and release. At the end of the class, your body will feel open and refreshed. Students of all levels will benefit from a rejuvenating restorative yoga class. It is one of the best ways to counteract a fast paced and maybe stressful life off the mat. Restorative yoga helps balance the mind and body, relieve tension and anxiety, improve the immune system, stretch deep fascia, increase flexibility and pave the way for meditation.
Mondays at 9.30am
Mondays at 10.30am
Inspired from the original Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga it is a modern and increasingly popular flowing, dynamic and faster paced form of Hatha yoga, The vinyasas or sequences will vary regularly and it gives you a physical workout and develops strength, focus and some teachers also use breath work to intensify practice.