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With Norman Blair: Fri 3.00 – 4.30pm
New class starts Friday 10 April
Ashtanga Yoga is a powerful and profound form of dynamic movement where postures are linked by breath. It is purifying for body and focusing for mind. Norman has been practicing ashtanga yoga for more than 20 years and his approach is loving, non-dogmatic, and open to possibilities and potentials. To attend the class, you must have had six months experience of practising yoga.
Wed evenings 6.30 – 8pm
A Flow/Vinyasa style Yoga where the physical practice combines postures to create a flow-uniting the movement, the breath and the mind. The circular aspect of the practice is influenced by Tai Chi so the direction of where you flow is not from one point of the mat/space you start with. Through the practice we explore postures investigating the 'elements' and 'Energy' as well as their many directions and possible uses.
Mon 7.15 – 8.45pm
No class Bank Holiday Mondays
A dynamic and energetic style of yoga that flows from one posture to the next. Attention is placed on synchronizing movement and breath to develop harmony and balance of mind and body.
Wed 8.15 – 9.30pm.
An inspiring and softly flowing yoga that mindfully integrates hatha postures with the breath. The class focuses on lengthening, strengthening and stretching to relax the body and balance the mind. Drawing on the precision of Iyengar, energy of Asthanga and the creativity of Shiva Rea's Prana Flow, each session will combine elements of these yogic practices to develop strength, flexibility and stamina. Designed for all levels of experience, we'll finish with a luxurious period of shavasana (corpse pose) to form a deeply restful conclusion to the day.
Thurs morning 10 – 11.15am
Gentle bodywork with an emphasis on mobilising stiff joints, protecting them from degenerative change, revitalising tissues and relaxing the muscles of the body to remove energy blocks and promote good health. Appropriate for people aged 17 to 97.
Tues: All levels. 6.00 – 7.15pm and 7.30 – 8.45pm
Soothing and relaxing sequence of hatha yoga poses linking movements with the breath. This flowing sequence brings balance and joy to the body.
Tues 12.30 –2pm
Thurs 2.30 – 3.45pm
A deep and careful yoga designed to extend the spine and strengthen the body. There is a specific focus on long-term spinal health and undo-ing the damage caused by sitting for hours a time. Movements are slow and precise; influenced by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, John Stirk, Anna Ashby and Catherine Annis. The class is un-hurried and not predicated on gymnastic ability.
Tues 10 – 11.30am with Helen Corcoran
Wed 10 – 11.30am with Aubrey Maasdorp
Thurs 6 – 7.15pm with Helen Corcoran
Fri 10 – 11.30am with Helen Corcoran
Also: Monthly Saturday afternoon workshops with Aubrey.
The Iyengar method, a highly regarded form of yoga, places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation.
Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision and include a variety of poses from standing and sitting, forward and back bends, supine balances, inversions and relaxation. Classes are designed to focus on different aspects of the practice promoting overall well-being.
Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness. It helps you feel refreshed and develops your flexibility, strength and improves concentration.
A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!!
Sat 11.45am – 1pm
A dynamic yoga practice taught to music, which flows through a sequence of postures creating a moving meditation.
Fri eve 6.30 – 8pm.
A mindful and sensitive approach to yoga, which cultivates awareness of the breath, spine and gravity. Opening, softening and lengthening we listen, deeply awakening the body’s innate wisdom.
Wed afternoon 3.00 – 4.30pm.
A precise and gentle form of yoga. Poses are held for sustained periods of time exploring potential and refining awareness.
Fri afternoon 3.00 – 4.30pm.
Last class Friday 27 March
Yin Yoga is inspired by gentleness, precision and letting go. It is all sitting postures which are held for sustained periods of time. This allows us space to explore potential and refine awareness.
Norman has been practicing yoga since the early 1990s and teaching from 2001. He is one of the most experienced yin yoga teachers in the country and believes that this form of practising can be very helpful in these busy times.
Yoga/Silence – a class in silence on the second Friday of each month (9 Jan, 13 Feb ...): no talking, just practising.
Thurs 7.30pm – 8.45pm
Yoga is an effective and natural way to reduce stress. In this evening class, you can unwind from any tension or fatigue. Many people find it hard to relax after work. Many people suffer from anxiety, depression and insomnia. Yoga can be of great benefit. Relaxing movements with a focus on the breath will help you generate a feeling of calm and well-being - a wonderful way to end your day and help you sleep.
Tues afternoon 2.45 – 4.00pm
This gentle, friendly class is suitable for those seeking effective, natural ways to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. It is also suitable for those seeking to add more nurturing, restorative aspects to their practice. The class explores postures that release physical and mental tension, as well as breathing techniques, and guided deep relaxation
Drop in rate for all classes is £10.
There is a concessionary rate for most daytime classes.
Discount cards available for £10 classes (10 classes for £90),
for £12 classes (10 classes for £108) and
T’ai Chi 1&2 £15 (10 classes for £135)
Valid for three months.