Ashtanga Yoga Classes
Use opposing forces to create strength wherever you are weak, and flexibility wherever you are stiff
Yoga Class Information
What is Yoga?
Yoga is an art, a science, a philosophy and a therapy. Practice is required to access its many facets. Respect and kindness towards yourself and your body is one of the foundations of yoga. Yoga is the ANTIDOTE to ‘no pain, no gain’.
Ashtanga is a difficult style of yoga, which will use opposing forces to create strength wherever you are weak, and flexibility wherever you are stiff.
In Ashtanga yoga you will work to find the space where you are challenged but not forcing things. Ashtanga yoga is a practice of patience, attention and concentration for the body and the mind. Practicing at your own edge consciously and firmly, yet gently and kindly, creates self-awareness and space to open up, stretch, strengthen and become present.
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Our Different Yoga Classes
Our Yoga classes are suitable for all abilities, but we do like to have a slightly different focus for some classes. 6-7pm on Sunday is our beginner class, and 7-8.30pm Tuesday and Sunday is the more advanced class. Check out our timetable below for all classes
Is Yoga for you?
Everyone is welcome in all classes, and I give modifications for all poses, although new people may want to rest and simply watch a few poses.
Beginners often drop-in to the most challenging classes, so I tailor the classes to the people there on that day. Hope to see you sometime soon!
Our Yoga classes are £6 per class. All classes are drop in, no bookings required.
Practise on an empty stomach, you will be much more comfortable during your yoga practise if you do not eat for at least 2-3 hours beforehand.
Shower before class out of courtesy for others. Wait half an hour or so after class before bathing to allow salts and minerals to re-absorb back into the skin.
For women practising yoga, hormones make the ligaments stretch more easily around the first days of the menstrual period, so please practise with extra care! Women are not meant to practice full inversions/upside-down poses for very long on the first day of the period, some advise leaving out the inversions entirely at that time.
Aim to practise yoga at home 6 days a week, even 10-15 minutes a day makes a big difference.
Yoga Class Timetable
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