Yoga is your 'Me Time'. Your time on the mat to breathe, connect to your body and most importantly... to feel good! My classes involve guided relaxation and breathing exercises followed by Hatha Vinyasa to develop flexibility & strength. Hatha Vinyasa includes energising sequences, rejuvenating twists, held stretches & balance poses to provide you a sense of uplift and a feeling of inner peace & wholesomeness.
For beginners please see the Beginners Yoga Course
COULSDON Community Centre, Barrie Close
Hatha Vinyasa* Classes:
Monday 8:00-9:00pm Open Level
Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm Open Level
Thursday 7:00-8:00pm Open Level
Come to your mat to find peace in the present moment. An energising class to develop your flexibility & strength through a reviving Hatha Flow including sun salutations, detoxifying twists and balance poses. An hour of nourishment for body, mind and spirit.
Drop in is available any time: £10
Monthly Membership options (starting on the 1st of the month until the last day)
- 1 class a week any day- £35
- Unlimited, which includes all the classes- £55
In Hatha Yoga different energies in the body are ignited, strengthened and balanced. Within each male and female are masculine and feminine energies. The Sun part of Hatha Yoga is masculine and we experience this energy through heat building linear asana (poses) and sequences, the Moon is feminine which is expressed through cooling, fluid sequences and restorative asana. Feminine energy creates and masculine energy puts forth that creation into action. Nurturing these inner energies supports a more wholesome experience and involvement with life.
Hatha Yoga is the yoga of Asana (poses) and Pranayama (breathing techniques) to bring balance and prepare the practitioner for meditation. All the Asana open up the energy channels for Prana (life force) to flow freely and warm and lengthen the muscles. The Pranayama stretches and strengthens the respiratory muscles so a relaxed state of breathing can be found and full awareness turned inwards. Through the Asana and Pranayama the body and mind reaches a state of equilibrium, focus of mind and suppelty of body then supports seated meditation.
Vinyasa- To place in a special way
Vinyasa refers to the flowing quality of the practice, particularly the standing section. Each movement is connected to a breath and the inhale and exhale is used to keep the movement continuous. The inhale is used when rising up or lifting a body part, the exhale is used to lower and release towards the ground. Vinyasa is most emphasised during Sun Salutations but an awareness of when you’re inhaling and exhaling is encouraged throughout the class. As the practitioner develops she/he will find using the breath in this way makes the practice a lot easier, the breath supports the movement and keeps the mind totally absorbed in the body.