Find out more about our regular yoga and Pilates classes
Beginner Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic class that follows a set sequence of yoga postures, also known as the ‘Primary Series’.
The benefits of following the same sequence each class is that you can really connect to your body (and how is it changing), with less focus on listening to new instructions you can connect more easily with your breath and you’ll always know what to expect from a class (great if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed in life).
This class is aimed at those starting an Ashtanga or flowing vinyasa practice, but intermediate students can definitely benefit from taking the class, providing the opportunity to be slower and detailed with postures and breath.
Power Yoga + Power Flow
Power yoga, like ashtanga and vinyasa is a ‘flowing’ or dynamic class, just with a lot more focus on the strength and cardiovascular elements of yoga.
Taking time to break down elements of postures, building core strength, understanding how to really fire up your hips are all important skills in then being able to flow with ease in vinyasa classes.
Expect an uplifting, but challenging class, often accompanied by some great music too to keep the energy of the class going. Why not try our Saturday warm power class for an extra challenge.
Iyengar Yoga is a slower, more therapeutic form of yoga.
You will be moving in and out of postures, without the dynamic flow of vinyasa classes, but with lots of guidance on alignment, support using props such as blocks and blankets which help ease the body slowly into the postures.
This attention to detail means that the class is great for beginners or those with injuries or less mobility, or conditions that means you have less energy.
Yin Yoga Combines the influences of Indian Yoga tradition with Chinese Daoist practices and western science to improve our physical and mental health on many levels.
The emphasis is on long-held passive poses, staying in the postures for sometimes as long as 3 minutes. This slower approach allows more effective stretching into deeper connective tissues, giving them time to adapt and change.
Yin yoga mobilises joints, ligaments, and fascial networks, supporting healing. Yin yoga is also a fantastic mindfulness practice, with the mental / emotional element being one of the more challenging, but rewarding and deeply healing parts of the practice.
Pilates and PiYo
Pilates is an approach to strengthen the whole body. Created by Joseph Pilates he described it as ‘the art of controlled movements’.
Pilates is different to yoga, there is less emphasis on larger, full body movements or flowing sequences and more of a focus on strengthening the smaller muscles that are important to stability in the joints. Whilst from the outside the movements look simple and small, having proper control of postural muscles is a real challenge in the sedentary lives we lead.
Pilates is fantastic for anyone needing to work on postural issues, or with muscular- skeletal pain. It is basically a great foundation to work on to support your life, from supporting the body to avoid trips and falls, to improving sports performance
PiYo is a total-body fitness system designed to whip you into shape from head to toe. It combines the practices of Pilates and yoga (thus the name) to help you build strength, lose weight, increase flexibility and have a great time doing it. Combining the benefits of both type of class creates a really enjoyable session.
Vinyasa Yoga is a ‘flowing’ or dynamic form of yoga will move you from posture to posture, creating heat and total body strength and flexibility.
Called Vinyasa yoga because of the inclusion of the set sequence of postures called a vinyasa (downward facing dog, through to plank, to chaturanga or the floor, into the spinal extension postures of cobra or upward dog, finishing back in downdog) that occur many times through the class, building heat and linking other postures and sequences.
Classes vary in speed and focus, depending on the teacher or level. Often the class will focus on a different intention, areas of the body or ‘peak posture’ to build towards, all with the intention of focussing your attention.
Level: We have 2 All levels classes and 1 advanced class.
Timetable: Monday 7.30pm / Thursday 6.15/7.30pm (advanced)
Pregnancy Yoga is a speciality class, designed specifically to support the body as it changes through the 9 months of pregnancy, a time that is so important to ensure your health, physical and mental is supported.
During a pregnancy yoga class you will not only learn how to support areas of your body that are changing; easing your lower back, strengthening your spine, opening your shoulders, it will give you time to connect with your body and growing baby.
You will learn techniques to support your labour and the first weeks with your baby. Pregnancy yoga gives you space and the support to relax.
It puts you in contact with people in the same place as you, or people who are further along in pregnancy who can offer advice alongside what the teacher has to offer. Most importantly you will meet with other mums in the area, creating you a support network.