Yoga

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Astanga Yoga

With Alex Thomas: Wed 5.00 – 6.10pm
A vigorous, flowing form of yoga which builds stamina, strength and flexibility and uses the breath to develop energy and stability of mind and body. A basic level of fitness is required.

Circular Flow Yoga with Sherene Banner

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.

Dynamic Yoga with Sylvia Monkhouse

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.

Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Shirley Brooks

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.

Gentle Yoga with Amanda Owen

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.

Hatha Flow with Alison Barker

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.

Hatha Yoga with Tony Marcus

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.

Iyengar Yoga with Helen Corcoran and Aubrey Maasdorp

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!!

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Debbie Joy

Tues 4.30 –5.45pm No classes in January.
We link movement and breath in dynamic sequences creating a graceful moving meditation. A balanced practice including variations on sun salutations, asana, pranayama and yoga nidra. Energising, uplifting, strengthening, releasing and relaxing.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Joanna Puchala

Sat 11.45am – 1pm
A dynamic yoga practice taught to music, which flows through a sequence of postures creating a moving meditation.

Yoga: a Mindful Approach with Rosalie Dores

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.

Yin Yoga with Amanda Wright

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.

Yin Yoga with Norman Blair

Fri afternoon 3.00 – 4.30pm.
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.

Yoga to destress, relax and unwind with Alexandra Gray

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.

Yoga for Stress Relief with Alexandra Gray

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

Costs

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.