Class descriptions

We have a class for everyone from the start of your life to the end, come and yoga with us.

Beginners – want to try for the first time

Bliss   – Treat yourself to a wind-down to the weekend with this class which will be mainly floor-based.  Let go of tension with a blissful combination of yin yoga, where we hold the poses to release into the fascia, followed by some restorative postures.Then, we’ll dive into a deeply relaxing iRest yoga nidra guided meditation designed to restore your mind, body and senses to their natural state of true being.

Vinyasa flow – a derivative of Ashtanga Yoga, this  class is a dynamic and energetic style of yoga.  Flowing postures are linked to the breath for an intense body-mind workout

Gentle      – ease your way into postures, breathing and relaxation

Hatha (ordinary yoga)      – asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), philosophy and relaxation

Flow         – moving with the breath

Ashtanga– dynamic, strong and flowing

with Amy – Exploring Pranayama breath techniques, meditation and a sequence of asanas from the Ashtanga primary series to detoxify the body and mind

Therapeutic – adaptions for people with injuries or illness

Parent with baby – yoga for both

Children – learning good habits early through stories, postures and relaxing.

Meditation an eclectic mix of mindfulness, visual journeys, focus on objects, breath, working with crystals and self-healing.

Modified Pilates – Pilates was originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s as a system of exercises designed for dancers. Physiotherapists at the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) have taken the original exercises and modified them so that they are safe, effective and accessible to all. The core principles of the Pilates Method are: 

  • Postural awareness – to improve posture and reduce pain from poor postures. 
  • Effective breathing – to release excessive tension and decrease fatigue 
  • Deep abdominal and pelvic control – based on recent medical research, Pilates retrains the use of these muscles to prevent and reduce lower back pain. 
  • Concentration – to improve the connection between the mind and the body to know your body better. 
  • Movement co-ordination, flow and stamina – to teach the body to move more freely and efficiently.  
  • The exercises are progressive and varied, involving precise movements and a focused mind in order to improve strength, flexibility, control, balance, coordination, muscle tone and body awareness. An emphasis on breathing leaves you feeling energised, not exhausted. 

Many forms of exercise tighten certain muscles, while overstretching others. Pilates exercises tone and strengthen muscles without impacting on joints and creates balance in the body.  

What’s involved? Please note that before commencing our Beginners class you will be required to attend an Introduction to Pilates – please call Carine Roberts to arrange an appointment (07967 796885).Introduction to Pilates: 

  • Complete Pilates Registration form 

  • Introduction to the 5 key elements of Pilates 

  • Posture and Pillow assessment for safe exercise without pain or discomfort. 

 Modified Beginners class: 

  • Gentle, relaxed and friendly class 

  • All exercises can be modified according to your limitations (due to arthritis, chronic low back pain, osteoporosis or injury) 

  • Slower pace 

  • Improves posture, balance and flexibility 

  • Gentle on your joints 

  • Strengthens your core muscles