What is Integral Yoga?
From 2 November, Lolli will be teaching a new Integral Yoga class on Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10am.
Integral Yoga was founded by Sri Swami Satchidananda. It is a flexible combination of specific methods designed to develop every aspect of the student : it is a physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual practice. It is a scientific system which intergrates the various branches of Yoga in order to bring about a complete and harmonious development of the individual – Working though the koshas and branches of Yoga :Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Japa Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Hatha Yoga.
Taught by Lolli Kimpton. Lolli’s classes include Chanting, Meditation, Asanas, Yoga Nidra and Pranayama.
Practising Integral Yoga leads to a peaceful mind an easeful body and a useful life.
Yoga is the uniting of conciousness of the heart where it rests in it’s own true nature.
Never Heard of Yoga Nidra?
Come along and try Theresa’s Restorative Yoga Nidra class on Tuesday evenings at 6:15pm.Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra class begins with a focus on restorative yoga postures to encourage a release of deep-rooted muscular tension, stress and tightness. This practice includes long held postures using props to soothe the nervous system, heighten body awareness and encourage mindfulness.Following the restorative yoga postures you will be guided through Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, which is a deeply relaxing and immensely powerful meditation technique.This class will calm the mind, body and spirit and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Come on Guys!
Did you know that the Welsh & Australian Men’s Rugby teams both integrate Power Yoga into their training regimes for injury prevention and rehabilitation, and to enhance their game performance? Luckily we offer two Power Yoga classes for you to try, one on Tuesdays 8pm and the other at 9am on Saturday mornings.
Looking for an invigorating practice to strengthen your body, calm the mind & improve flexibility & balance?
Try our new Power Yoga class on Saturday mornings at 9am with Aga.
Power Yoga is a flowing sequence of asanas (postures) derived from Ashtanga Yoga. It usually starts with sun salutations followed by a creative flowing sequence of movement connected with the breath.
Each posture is held for few breaths and from time to time they are connected with a flowing sequence introduced at the start of each class. The intensity of each Power Yoga class may vary. It is a great way to strengthen your body, calm the mind, improve flexibility and improve your balance. Aga’s classes are varied, dynamic, fun and full of love. This class is an open level class suitable for all, however, please be aware that based on the flowing nature of the class there will not be detailed in-depth how-to explanations for complete beginners. That said, modifications are offered for those who wish to take it at a slower pace and therefore the class is suitable for all levels.
Want a workout with a Yoga influence?
Then our Yoga Pop class on Monday at 6:30pm is perfect for you!
Yoga Pop is an energetic and fun fitness class which will improve cardiovascular fitness, body conditioning, muscle tone and flexibility.
This class is an exciting fusion of bodyweight strength moves with yoga poses and sequences plus mat based Pilates work for core strengthening- all set to popular music.
Yoga Pop will take you from challenged to chilled- think Sun Salutations, Squats and Savasana (relaxation).
Feeling a bit anxious about Mondays?
Try our new Restorative Yoga class with Theresa at 9:30am on Monday mornings. Our Restorative Yoga class will incorporate a short sequence to enhance inner radiance followed by some deeply relaxing long held postures using props to soothe the nervous system, heighten body awareness and encourage mindfulness. This class will calm the mind, body and spirit and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Restorative Yoga is the centering of your breath and body – aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time.
Not Sure Which Class Is Right For You?
If you’re new to yoga (or even if you’re a seasoned expert) it is recommended that you try a few different classes as well as different instructors to find the class that suits you best. Each class and each instructor is different so it’s important that you try a few along the way to find the one you like best.
How can I improve my balance?
The best way to improve your balance is to practice, practice, practice! Ensure your posture is upright with shoulders gently drawn back (most of us round them forward) and your standing leg straight with your focus (drishti) in front of you. Most of us have one side of the body that is slightly easier to balance on and this is normal – with practice you will begin to see improvement.
Which class is right for me?
You won’t know which class is best for you until you try a few different options. Don’t judge a particular yoga style or studio based on just trying one class there as every class is different as are the instructors. It’s important that you try a few different classes to find the one that suits you best. Most importantly you should enjoy your practice in the studio, not dread it!