Yoga

We offer regular yoga classes throughout the year, and are fortunate to have two experienced and qualified yoga teachers who offer a variety of yoga styles to cater from beginners to the experienced practitioner.

Please refer to the calendar  for confirmed timetable, for enquiries and bookings please use the contact page

 

HATHA YOGA -The word "hatha" comes from the Sanskrit terms "ha" meaning "sun energy" Jude Carterand "tha" referring to "moon energy".  The 'ha' can also represent masculinity, heat, expansion, yang and movement.  The 'tha' can represent the moon, feminity, cooling, contraction, yin and stillness.  One of the translations of yoga is 'to unite' or 'union'.  Hatha yoga brings the union of the above mentioned opposites to bring balance between body and mind, as well as to free the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind through physical postures  (asanas), or breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation.

VINYASA YOGA – Is a dynamic flowing sequence of yoga asanas with the main focus being the BREATH. Heat is created in the body to enable a purification process that releases toxins and blockages in the body on a physiological, mental, emotional and spiritual level. This asana practice works towards improved body and mind awareness, correct posture, strength, agility, flexibility & most importantly, a sense of wellbeing.

YIN YOGA  is a deeply relaxing and inwardly focused practice, working into the connective tissues of the body, with a focus on hip and spine mobility.  This practice is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine meridian theory and is conducive to cultivating mindfulness and a sense of grounding.  Postures are initially held, with the use of props, for 3 to 5 minutes to allow for deeper exploration and release of mental and physical tightness.  Yin yoga is a complimentary practice to ‘yang’ (dynamic and muscle focused) exercise or yoga.  It is a particularly soothing practice during menstruation or injury when a stronger yoga practice is not suitable.  A short meditation will conclude the practice.