“That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to become of value.”
– Peace Pilgram
Our studio is designed to embrace all – you’re welcome just like you’re part of the family.
You don’t have to be flexible or fit to practice yoga. No matter your age, gender, level of experience or fitness, we’ve got a class to suit. You wont find any flip dogs, complex sequencing or mindless vinyasa in our classes.
The benefits one can gain from yoga will vary person to person. We aim to share its many gifts and allow you to discover the magic it holds for you.
styles of yoga we offer
What is Hatha yoga?
Hatha Yoga is a slow-paced approach inspired by traditional yoga practices and appropriate for all ages and levels. The term Hatha means ‘by force’. In a slow mindful practice this refers to the powerful combination of physical postures, breathing techniques, mudras (hand gestures), mantras and more that are used to bring together the body, mind and soul. As a result, Hatha Yoga enables the practitioner to balance the dualistic presence of solar and lunar energies within the body.
A typical Hatha yoga class includes deliberate lengthened poses, encouraging deep breaths and alignment. During each pose, the teacher will give students cues, giving you the opportunity to truly understand the pose and your body and mind within it.
You will focus on breath and meditation, while incorporating forward and backward bends, twists, inversions and expansion of the joints. You may not build up a sweat, but you will certainly leave class feeling relaxed, loose and rejuvenated.
As with all yoga styles, Hatha yoga can be physically challenging, but its softer approach means it is equally perfect for both the seasoned yogi and the absolute beginner.
What is Japanese yoga?
A Japanese form of yoga based on the healing massage, Zen Shiatsu using the meridians the same as an acupuncturist would – without the needles. It uses body movement and specific positions to access the meridians and even the actual organs.
Qi means “life-force”. Qi (Japanese) classes work towards increasing and balancing the energy flow of the body. Japanese yoga is founded on Hatha yoga poses and dynamic breath work, combined with other traditional oriental therapies.
This is a very accessible and therapeutic style of yoga for all body types and capabilities. It is more about enabling our bodies to function better which, therefore leads to transformation of our health and vitality.
The best way to understand what it’s all about is to try a class!
What is Yin yoga?
Yin yoga is a slow-paced and wonderfully healing style of yoga.
The moves are a lot more passive and floor based so are ideal for those with limited mobility or injury.
Yin is also an emotionally restorative style as the slow and deliberate poses give you the chance to sink into the movement, relax and self heal.
The postures (or asanas), are held for longer periods of time – usually anything from around 45 seconds up to five minutes or more.
Suitable to almost all levels and abilities, Yin is the perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga or activity.
READY TO ATTEND A CLASS?
If it’s your first class, please arrive 10 minutes early and let us know so we can show you the ropes. Make sure you wear clothing that is comfortable and allows movement.
Particularly during covid restrictions, we ask that you please bring along your own mat, towel and any other equipment you might need such as cushions and blankets.
We’ve got studio mats spaced out appropriately so you can pop your mat on top.
We are a covid safe studio
– limited numbers of 9 in each class
– appropriate distancing and mat layout
– hand sanitizers available for use
– We ask that you spray down the mats after each class and any equipment used, with the cleanser spray provided
We are regularly cleaning the studio and keeping the vibes high with lots of essential oils, cleansers, purifiers and sprays.
Remember to keep up with your own personal practice and immunity boosting, have lots of sleep, healthy diet, and most importantly keep positive thoughts.
Yoga is an ancient art and science based on a harmonising system of development.
Yoga is about creating union between the body, mind and spirit and traditionally yoga was designed to prepare the body for meditation.
The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, which means “to join” or “to yoke” and is commonly interpreted to mean ‘union’ or ‘connection’.
The study and practise of yoga will lead you to understand your body and yourself on a deeper level and will give you a sense of wholeness and connectedness.
Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.
– BKS Iyengar
that will lead you up the stairs to our little haven hidden away from the hustle and bustle.
Our studio welcomes all, young and old, and no matter your background or experience level. From first timers and beginners to seasoned yogi’s, come to connect, be inspired, and feel empowered – so you can live inspired, wild & free.