Yoga classes with James
James has lived and studied in India for 5 years and has trained with over 50 different teachers in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the UK. He has over 800 hours of teacher training experience and is a qualified Sivananda Hatha Yoga, Astanga Yoga, and Pilates teacher.
He teaches a combination of Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga and brings Astanga elements into the class. He has studied Tantra Yoga in India and works with the Chakras in the Thursday evening Chakra Flow class.
Beginners Hatha Yoga
For those new to Yoga. A slower paced class paying close attention to alignment and breathing forming the foundation of your yoga practise.
Hatha Flow Yoga
A class encompassing all elements of Hatha yoga with some flow specifically with the sun salutation. It has many benefits including improvement of strength, flexibility, relaxation and the stillness of mind. It is suitable for all levels.
On a Wednesday night James teaches a Vinyasa Flow class. This class is more challenging including Vinyasa and Astanga yoga elements with more hands on adjustments. Suitable for those with yoga experience and for those who are looking to develop their practise.
Chakra Flow Yoga
Based on Hatha Flow Yoga where the chakras (subtle energy centres) are brought to the students attention. The class is a flow class with some strong pranayama and other music and mantra meditations. It is suitable for all levels and for those looking to go deeper into their yoga practise.
Yoga classes with Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie trained with the world famous Chopra Centre for Wellbeing California, founded by Deepak Chopra.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga
The SSLY brings spirituality back to the heart of Yoga. Classes cover a wide range of techniques and approaches, including Pranayama – breathing exercises, strength, flexibility and balance postures and meditation techniques.
Beginners Hatha Yoga
A slower paced hatha yoga class, suitable for all but especially beginners
A deeply relaxing, meditative class that restores the body and through the deep relaxation paradoxically it helps energise and heal the body and is followed with Yoga Nidra.
Nidra means sleep this is the state we enter between wakefulness and sleep, when profound relaxation, release of chronic stress and deep transformation can occur. It has been used by the yogis for 1,000’s of years and is now being used by psychotherapists and clinical hypnotherapists for a range of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and other conditions such as PTSD, stress, depression, chronic pain, pregnancy.
The only other time we can reach this state is during non dreaming sleep, and it is in this state we are able to create profound transformation as the mind is at its most receptive.
Anne-Marie is an experienced yoga Nidra teacher and now teaches the practice intuitively dependent on the needs of the students.
Please note as this is a form of Yoga hypnosis it is important that you practice with a well qualified teacher in a safe and supportive environment.
For more details about the benefits and power of yoga Nidra please see the article http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/reflections-of-peace/
Abhyganga & Face Pressure Points
There is no greater expression of self-love than anointing ourselves from head to toe with warm oil—this practice is called Abhyanga.
The Sanskrit word Sneha can be translated as both “oil” and “love.” It is believed that the effects of Abhyanga are similar to those received when one is saturated with love. Like the experience of being loved, Abhyanga can give a deep feeling of stability and warmth.
Ayurveda recommends a daily Abhyanga practice
There are many benefits to this practice, here are just a few – it restores the balance of the doshas and enhances well-being and longevity, lubricates the joints strengthening tissues and muscle tone, eliminates toxins, and helps us sleep better.
We also work with our Face pressure points which correspond to the Nadis (energy channels running through our body – so it is a form of needless acupuncture) for this we can use crystals and an aromatherapy oil
The class is suitable for all and in particular for those with more chronic issues such as back pain, arthritis, headaches, migraines, anxiety, stress and respiratory disorders; you will learn how to better manage these conditions naturally
Face Yoga and Meditation
Anne-Marie has developed this unique, bespoke practice, having taught hundreds of people meditation and finding that students very often struggle to sit to meditate.
However if the medtiation begins with the Face yoga exercises and yoga eye exercises , breathing techniques, crystals and essential oils to enhance and deepen the practice then we find its easier to transition into meditation
Face yoga is not only an extremely effective natural face lift, but it is also very helpful for issues such as migraines, eye strain, dental or facial surgery, depression and an anxious mind.
Yoga classes with Helen
Helen started practicing Yoga over 13 years ago. She teaches the more active flow class, Sun Power Yoga as well as the more calming and relaxing Yin Yoga.
Sun Power Yoga
Sunpower yoga with Helen Dempster is an eclectic mix of three styles of yoga: Dynamic Hatha for Alignment, Sivananda Yoga for Subtle Mind and Breath work and Astanga Vinyasa for Heat, flexibility and stamina. It is an excellent class for those who would like a more dynamic and active class.
We hold the asanas for at least 3 minutes which allows us to move beyond the muscles and release fascia and joints, which allows a deep release of tension and stress.
Gravity Yoga with Richard
Gravity Yoga is a Flexibility & Mobility targeted Class, (there’s no spiritual aspect in a Gravity Yoga class!) this class is designed to supplement your current exercise routine rather than replace it.
Is it for you? Yes…. unless you are hyper mobile or pregnant. As we get older our flexibility reduces which in turn reduces our mobility, this can affect our quality of life and restrict our leisure time.
To hold a Gravity Yoga pose for a minimum of 2 minutes is no easy task, Rich teaches you how to hold these poses using your breath.
Yoga therapy with Claire
Yoga Therapy is on offer with certified clinical yoga therapist, Claire Whittleston and assists in decreasing the effects of disease and discomfort through accessible movement, breath work and relaxation techniques.
It empowers people to manage their own sense of health and wellbeing by providing tools to use whenever they need it.
Yoga Therapy works at every level – physically, emotionally and psychologically and supports the management of many illnesses including critical illness, chronic pain, mental health, neurological issues and the desire for healthy ageing