With Ian Stoneham.
Ashtanga Yoga is a set series of postures linked together with a specific breathing technique to progressively purify and tone the body and quiet the mind. The Ashtanga system, founded by Sri Pattabhi Jois, is intelligently sequenced so that each posture prepares the practitioner for the next. The series gets progressively more challenging, building strength, flexibility, agility and balance.
- Tuesday 7AM Open Level
- Tuesday 8.15AM Progressive Level
With Karen James
Baby massage has been around for centuries: many cultures start the practice of massage from birth to strengthen the bond with their children, calm and help them sleep, relieve wind and colic and generally assist with healthy development. In India, for example, it is a traditional custom to give the baby a daily massage with oil, followed by yoga and finally a warm bath. The massage routine is made up of Indian-style massage, Swedish massage and some reflexology type movements. Yoga style exercises are introduced at the end of the course, this helps to encourage development ready for crawling, and this also helps to strengthen their backs and aids coordination.
The course will cover:
Behavioural states and when to massage, ideal conditions, positions, relaxation, asking permission and saying thank you
On our baby massage course you will learn:
Massage strokes for the legs, feet, tummy, chest, arms, hands, back and face / A short Gas and Colic routine / Gentle movements / What oils to use / Suggestions on how you can adapt the massage as your child grows.
Incorporated into the massage are some rhymes and songs and there is time set aside each week for discussions; the main topics covered are crying, colic and sleep but it’s also a forum for you to raise any parenting issues you may have. Each course of baby massage consists of five classes. Classes are held on a weekly basis and each class lasts 90 minutes. Each week you will learn one body part and review the strokes you’ve learnt each week. You will take away handouts of the strokes so that you can practice at home and each week we will give you different articles on relevant subjects for discussion. You will also receive a bottle of organic sunflower oil. All you need to bring is a thick towel or blanket.
The classes are appropriate for babies who are 4 weeks to pre crawling. Classes can cater for 3-10 babies in order to keep each class personal and informal. Classes are relaxing and interactive for both parent and baby, and parents are often encouraged to attend to the infants needs as babies often direct the flow of the class. Grandparents, fathers and other caregivers are welcomed at the classes.
With Ariadne Kapsali
A relaxing candlelit slower paced flow class, to still the mind, calm the senses and ease you into your weekend.
- Friday 6.30PM
With Helena Crabtree
We want everyone to feel the benefits of yoga. We run one community class a week at the reduced rate of £6. Join us for a Vinyasa Flow.
- Wednesday 4.30pM, Open Level
Start the day the right way with an uplifting and energizing morning yoga class. Expect heart and body warming flows that connect to your breath and focus your mind. Early morning yoga boosts your metabolism, aids better sleep and improves your posture throughout the day.
- Monday 7AM, Open Level
- Thursday 7AM, Open Level
Expect to work up a sweat as you build heat in the body with a strong, flowing practice. Each Dynamic Yoga Class safely and creatively transitions between yoga postures (asanas) with breath-synchronized flowing sequences to heat, strengthen and stretch the body.
- Thursday 6.30PM, Progressive Level
- Thursday 1PM, Progressive Level
- Sunday 11.45AM, Progressive Level
With Juliana Brustik
Understanding that all movement is a dynamic and subtle interplay between the nervous system, the muscles and the bones, Feldenkrais ‘Awareness Through Movement’ classes are a unique and effective way of letting go of habitual stress patterns that may have developed over the years due to injury, repetitive movements or emotional stress. The weekly lessons allow your body and mind to absorb new beneficial movement patterns and, as a result, everyday activities such as gardening and walking, as well as sports, yoga and dance become easier, flowing and more pleasurable.
- Wednesday 12PM, Open Level
With Joelle Green
Hatha yoga is the foundation for the different styles of yoga that we know today – a Hatha class is the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body and helps to prepare the body for meditation. Our Hatha Yoga classes are designed to create a balance between strength and flexibility, between effort and acceptance. Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation – it asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment. Our Hatha yoga classes are a good option for people new to yoga.
- Friday 9.45AM, Foundations Class
With Louise Leonard
Iyengar yoga is a form of Hatha yoga that focuses on the structural alignment of the body through asanas (physical postures) and pranayama (breathing practices). It aims to unite the body mind and spirit for health and well-being. This discipline is considered a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern day life and help to relieve deeply held tensions. Iyengar yoga is characterised by great attention to detail and precision of alignment. This form of yoga has pioneered the use of various props such as belts, blocks, blankets chairs etc. to make the poses accessible to those who are unable to fully achieve them and to help practitioners to have greater understanding of them.
Classes focus on various postures, standing, sitting, back bending, twisting, inversions and lying down. Each class is unique and may have a different focus each time while maintaining principles of alignment and precision.
This class is for anyone (non-toe-touchers welcome) except pregnant women and those with a serious medical condition (please speak to the teacher if you are unsure).
- Wednesday 9.45AM, Open Level
With Karen James
Baby yoga and baby massage gives your baby an immediate sense of well-being. Yoga helps to stimulate and stretch the body in order to help the body to relax, the physical stimulation helps strengthen the spine, develop supple joints and enliven the body’s systems. Most of all Baby Yoga is about having fun with your baby, interacting, giving you more confidence in handling your baby and meeting other dads. During just one Baby Yoga session, your baby can receive as much stimulation as they normally would in a whole day, this brings about a state of contentment, and promotes a peaceful deep sleep. For babies 6 weeks – 18 months.
- Sunday 11AM, Open Level
With Yolande Diver
Postnatal yoga is a perfect way to bond with your baby, connect with other new mums and nurture and look after your body. The class is designed to support you as a new mum and your body to return to normal. Postures focus on strengthening your abdomen, back and pelvic floor muscles, re-aligning the pelvic region and releasing tension, especially in the shoulders, and you will have the chance to discuss any questions that may arise as a new parent. Classes are suitable for you and your baby from 6 weeks after birth up until crawling.
- Friday 11AM, Open Level
Yoga is a gentle and safe way to stay fit, strong, and energised without compromising you or your child’s wellbeing. Yoga helps you to connect to your breathing, which will help you build awareness of your body and embrace the changes it is gong through. Yoga will help strengthen your birthing muscles and generally promote a healthy conscious birth.
The intention of the class is to create community: to provide a safe environment for women to feel open, supported and empowered. To cultivate a space where they can feel free to talk, the practicalities of birth, how they feel, their fears, worries and hopes.
Classes begin with breathing, moving onto a sequence of flowing postures and ending with visualisation and relaxation.
*classes suitable from 12 weeks
Level: Open – Students must be at least 12 weeks pregnant
- Tuesday 10 AM, Open Level
- Thursday 6.30PM, Open Level
With Olanna Chijioke
This class will be 30 minutes of vinyasa flow to move and connect with the breath before easing in to 30 minutes of soothing restorative yoga, where postures will be supported by props and held to allow for deep release of tension. A revitalising class which is the perfect balance of effort and ease.
Class styles vary depending on the teacher, please read teacher bio’s on the website, or contact us for more information.
- Wednesday 6.30PM, Open Level
With Frankie Walker
Enjoy flowing through a series of postures and working up a sweat in our Vinyasa Yoga Classes. Our experienced teachers will lead you through sun salutations, standing poses, seated postures, inversions and backward bends whilst bringing your attention to the breath to benefit both your body and your mind. Uplifting and energising, Vinyasa Yoga will help you to tone, build strength and flexibility, and experience greater mental clarity and focus.
- Monday 8.15AM, Progressive Level
- Monday 1pM, Open Level
- Monday 6.30PM, Open Level
- Tuesday 1PM, Open Level
- Wednesday 7AM, Open Level
- Wednesday 8.15AM, Progressive Level
- Wednesday 1PM, Open Level
- Wednesday 7.45PM, Progressive Level
- Friday 8.15AM, Open Level
- Saturday 9.30aM, Open Level
- Saturday 11.15AM, Open Level
- Saturday 5.15PM, Level 1-2
- Sunday 10AM, Open Level
Yin is a soothing, meditative yoga practice which focuses on passive, seated postures designed to lengthen the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Poses are held for longer periods of time with an aim to increase flexibility and encourage a feeling of release and letting go. A beautiful way to learn the basics of meditation, Yin is the perfect complement to yang classes and the stresses of daily life.
- Tuesday 6.30PM, Open Level
- Friday 5PM, Progressive Level
With Fotini Vasilopoulos
In this class we focus on developing deep awareness of the natural momentum of the breath with a similar sequence every week to draw participants into a flowing meditation of body and mind and finishing off with pranayama and guided relaxation (Yoga Nidra). Vinyasa is a technique that synchronises breath with movement, flowing through a sequence of postures, which will differ teacher to teacher. Introduces traditional asanas with modern balancing variations and sun salution variations. Yoga Nidra is a floor-based guided relaxation practice, which facilitates a state of conscious sleep.
This class has a traditional focus where we use the breath to move through the physical practice from a modern bio-anatomical approach.
Note that there is no music played during this session.
- Thursday 7.45PM, Open Level
With Kim Romanik
Kim teaches a creative vinyasa yoga class. The movements and sequences are designed to create mobility (strength and flexibility) in the body so students can experience flow in order to inspire a deeper connection to the true self.
The class will explores movement and space within the body, but also beyond the physical limitations. Expect to move in a new way, use mantra, and breath practices. A guided meditation (20 mins approximately) to finish the class and connect to truth, heart and spirit.
- Sunday 6.30PM, Progressive Level
Gong meditation is a type of Sound therapy that has been used in healing for thousands of years. It aids stress reduction by breaking up emotional blockages within the body and eases you into a state of meditation. Each session is different, depending on your own needs and energy in that moment. Many people experience profound relaxation and physical release, others see images and colours. You may slip into deep meditation, tap into intuition or leave with greater mental clarity. Probably the most common result is the best night’s sleep you’ve had in years!
*PLACES MUST BE BOOKED INDIVIDUALLY. If you would like to book multiple places for the same session please call reception on 0203 095 9735. Thank You!
- Monday 8PM, Open Level
- Tuesday 8PM, Open Level
- Friday 8PM, Open Level
With Benita Glogowska
- friday 12.30PM, Open Level
With Lucie Norris
Enjoy flowing through a series of postures and working up a sweat in our Vinyasa Yoga Classes. Our experienced teachers will lead you through sun salutations, standing poses, seated postures, inversions and backward bends whilst bringing your attention to the breath to benefit both your body and your mind. Uplifting and energising, Vinyasa Yoga will help you to tone, build strength and flexibility, and experience greater mental clarity and focus. The 75min yoga class is followed by a 30min optional Pranayama session.
Pranayama means breath and energy combined, this class will teach you skills on how to breathe correctly, cultivate stillness and quieten the mind. Yogic breath work is a fundamental part of every yoga style and Pranayama is an excellent tool that will enhance your practice on every level. Learning these techniques can help increase your lung capacity, sending oxygen to every single cell in your body which purifies the blood stream and in turn, will help all the internal organs function properly.
- Thursday, 8.15AM, Open Level
With Joelle Green
A mindful and playful practise borrowing from multiple disciplines such as Yoga, Dance, Somatics, TRE and Martial Arts to creatively celebrate embodiment. You will be invited to listen into the wealth of wisdom within your own physiology, empowered to explore your potential and try something new. Creative Flow feels like a massage for the body to create spaciousness of mind. All techniques are based on evidence based research.
- Sunday 5PM, Open Level
OPEN LEVEL: FOR BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS.
PROGRESSIVE LEVEL: FOR INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS.
FOUNDATIONS CLASSES: BUILDING BLOCKS OF YOGA