Yin & Yang Yoga
Description: An enlivening active vinyasa flow focused around the sun salutation and spinal mobility followed by long held yin poses to work into the hips, shoulders and spine. We slowly and mindfully work into our fascia to aid the mobility, hydration and health of our joints and connective tissues. We end with a guided relaxation session. This carefully designed and balanced Yin and Yang flow is a deeply nurturing practice which will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for the week ahead.
Over 60's Yoga
Description: This mindful movement floor and seated based class is designed with Paula & Pol’s Over 60s Community in mind yet it is suitable for anyone looking to improve their joint mobility and range of motion whilst building up strength and appropriate flexibility. The whole class can be practised on a chair if you prefer. Variations and modifications are provided throughout class ensuring accessibility for all who attend. We also practice breath awareness meditation and guided relaxation. The class is held online on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10am. For those looking for an in person practice at the studio, please see the Yoga Therapeutics class.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Description: A creative, unique, strong and dynamic flowing sequence around the sun salutation followed by a wide variety of standing and seated asanas designed to increase strength and flexibility. Paula teaches from a functional approach and provides modifications and variations to help you to find your own level of depth and comfort.
Classical Ashtanga Yoga
Description: Classical Ashtanga Yoga refers to the 8 limb path within Patanjali’s Raja yoga sutras. Not to be confused with ashtanga vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga. Pól will guide you through Classical Ashtanga Yoga sequences to help develop Stamina, Strength and Flexibility within your personal practice. With patience and time you will gain a deeper understanding of your own yoga practice and the confidence to experiment with the more challenging aspects of Classical Ashtanga Yoga. In 2007 Pól studied Classical Ashtanga yoga for 6 months in Mysore, India under Bharath Shetty and qualified as a Yoga Teacher. In 2012 he returned to Mysore to qualify as a 500 Hour advanced yoga teacher.
Description: Indulge in the slow, calm and mindful practice of yin yoga for the hips, legs, spine and shoulders. Yin is a passive and yet challenging practice as we hold our poses for a few minutes and focus on releasing and relaxing the muscles to work into the deeper connective tissues and fascia. We practice a yin yoga flow to move the spine through all six degrees of freedom whilst freeing into the hips and working into the legs. This quiet and still practice helps to cultivate breath and body awareness and release stresses and tensions from the mind and body. Paula teaches from a functional approach and provides modifications and variations to suit your unique body and help you find your own level of depth and comfort. Weekly classes are available in addition to extended monthly classes.
Description: This class focuses on the therapeutic and restorative benefits of yoga. It is suitable for anyone looking to improve their joint mobility and range of motion whilst building up muscular strength, mobility and appropriate flexibility. We practice slow, gentle and fluid movements and focus on spinal health and mobilisation, a joint freeing series of movements, breath and body awareness, meditation, simple breath practices and we end class with restorative deep relaxation. Although a small group class, Paula provides variations and modifications throughout class to meet the needs of each individual student ensuring accessibility and participation for all who attend. This class supports your health and wellbeing and promotes a mental, physical and emotional balance.
Restorative Yoga- Rest, Relax & Restore
Description: Rest is an innate part of self health and wellbeing. Deep conscious and constructive rest provides the mind and body with peace, balance and vitality. Rest is essential, indispensable and a foundation for self-preservation. This class includes restorative yoga, guided relaxation and meditation to relax, soothe and unwind the mind, breath and body. The class is designed to improve your feeling of being-well and help to release stresses within the body and mind. It is a floor based practice with the support of bolsters, blankets and pillows and suitable for everybody. Two hour classes run regularly throughout the year.
Vinyasa Krama Yoga
Description: Vinyasa Krama Yoga is a method practiced and taught by the late Sri T. Krishnamacharya. It is a step by step progression from simple yoga sequences to more advanced yoga sequences. Practicing a sequence of asanas that are synchronised with the breath. Each movement in the Vinyasa Krama sequence is linked to an inhalation or an exhalation and each asana becomes a step within the flow. Pól will guide you through various Vinyasa Krama sequences to build core strength & stamina. Vinyasa Krama Yoga gives you a full body workout; strengthening your muscles and connective tissues.
In 2012 and 2014 Pol studied Vinyasa Krama Yoga with Srivatsa Ramaswami, the longest standing student of the legendary Sri T. Krishnamacharya, known as the father of modern yoga and the teacher of Pattabhi Jois and BKS Iyengar and many other renowned teachers.
Yin, Restore & Relax
Description: Join Paula on Sunday 31st October known as Samhain in the Celtic Calendar which denotes the year’s end and beginning. It is the perfect time to release, rest and hibernate. We will begin with a grounding meditation and then practice a carefully crafted yin flow for Autumn to free the hips, legs and spine followed by a restorative yoga practice for deep conscious rest. We end with Yoga Nidra – a guided body awareness relaxation. The class will be held in the studio only.
Cost at Studio: £25 – Book in Here
Level: All Levels (Beginners Welcome)