Class descriptions

All our classes are open to all levels, as teachers will provide modifications to poses to cater for different levels of experience. If you have any questions about the classes or the different styles of our teachers please don't hesitate to give us a call. These are adult classes - open to 18 years+).

Yoga Basics (runs Nov, then Jan-Mar)

This class is designed especially for anyone who is new to yoga, who may be returning to their practice after a break away, or who just fancy a lovely slower paced class with reminders about the foundations of the yoga practice.

This is a class, not a course or a workshop, but there will be times where the teacher will demonstrate and/or take time to provide a little further explanation on postures and techniques.

Please note that our teachers provide modification and instructions for all levels of experience in all of our classes so the presence of a Yoga Basics class should not deter you from trying our other classes too!

Hatha

Hatha yoga is the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) which help bring more peace to the mind and body.  These steady hatha classes are led at a comfortable and mindful pace, allowing you more time and space to connect with your body and breath. For this reason, newer students may like to start with Hatha classes however all classes include modifications and instruction for all levels.

Vinyasa (Dynamic)

Vinyasa is the synchronisation of breath and movement.  This is a flowing style of yoga, often including sun salutations. Vinyasa is designed to warm the body and build strength and flexibility. The dynamic vinyasa classes offer the opportunity for a stronger practice but students of all levels of experience are welcome.

Vinyasa - Flight of the Heron

This is Kyleigh Burniston's beautiful signature sequence. The class is a flowing yoga class that she has created as a story with individual chapters. It includes fluid seamless transitions, using the surface of the floor as feedback, eventually exploring the space to build strength and balance. The class is open to all levels of experience and moves at a gentle to moderate pace.

Yin

A slow-paced style of yoga with more passive floor-based poses that are held for longer periods of time; about five minutes or more. The practice targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body; primarily working the lower part of the body-the hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine.  Yin is a great complement to the more dynamic/yang styles of yoga.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a gentle, accessible and profound practice that aims to help you feel more centred in yourself and in your body; aligning the physical and mental by practising stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time.  Time is spent establishing poses, utilising yoga props to ensure effective positioning and comfort. You will then spend some time in each position to experience the therapeutic effects.

Kundalini

Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) uses postures, sound (mantra), breath, and meditation to heal your mind and body, as well as boosting glandular health. It is a very powerful practice; boosting the nervous and immune systems, improving strength and flexibility, and  aiding productivity and mental focus. Coupled with beautiful music and deep relaxation, Kundalini Yoga is a blissful experience to get in touch with your inner self.

Hansa Flow

Hansa Flow is a movement practice created by Vincent Bolletta that explores functionality, integration and balance through its developed understanding of human movement and natural biomechanics. It is designed to bring a sense of embodiment and ease. You are guided through a set series of movement sequences, allowing time for the practitioner to find their own rhythm,co-ordination and with time, a 'Flow' state. Its approach allows for all levels, from beginner to advanced, as it has an adaptive quality which is playful and fun. Watch a video of Vincent practicing here.

Yin Yang / Yang Yin

These classes are a balance of both yang (stronger, movement based practice and yin (more gentle, less dynamic practice). They focus on freeing and harmonizing energetic channels in the body and are aimed at balancing the feminine/yin and masculine/yang aspects within us.