“The practice of yoga is fundamentally an act of kindness toward oneself.”

Judith Hanson Lasater – founder Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco

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Yoga

At Breathe Yoga and Pilates we offer a wide range of classes for all levels of expertise from total beginner to advanced. Yoga is suitable for all ages & physical ability and so can be practised by everyone, even those of us who are feeling unwell. If you can breathe then you can do yoga!

 Yoga can be deeply relaxing and has been found to help its students reconnect with themselves. By learning relaxation techniques and practising breath work, students of yoga can use these tools in daily life to help deal with stress, depression and loss.

Yoga, meaning the union of body, breath and mind has been practised as a way of life for centuries. It’s philosophy is in cultivating physical, mental and emotional health & wellbeing, and is why more than 15 million people across the world are still practising this ancient tradition.

A daily practice of yoga can restore the natural balance and harmony bringing positive good health to all parts of life – physical, mental & spiritual. It can help to regain or maintain strength and suppleness of the muscles and joints. It can also improve the functions of all the body’s systems.

A typical yoga practice includes a combination of the following elements: Classical Asana posture practice (modified where necessary), breath work, meditation and relaxation.

Benefits Of Doing Yoga:

  • Lowers stress and improves your well being
  • Improves your muscle tone
  • Improves your flexibility
  • Lowers your risk of injury
  • Benefits breathing and lowers blood pressure
  • Encourages weight loss
  • Encourages mindfulness

Our Classes

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Beginner’s Yoga

Suitable for absolute beginners or for those students who are more comfortable with a slower paced, more focused class. Also suitable for advanced practitioners who wish to deepen their experience and knowledge of postures (Mondays 8pm).

Slow, Mindful Yoga

Slow, mindful yoga has a therapeutic rather than an ‘athletic’ intent. It is a slow-paced class. More recently we run this class as a workshop, you will learn simple breathing practices and poses that are suitable for all abilities.

Slow, mindful yoga can help you:
• Improve mobility
• Manage stress
• Reduce Pain
• Improve Mental Health
• Sleep better

Slow, mindful yoga can be adapted to your specific needs. It is accessible and can help
you optimize your health without the risk of injury. It is suitable for everyone and every body.

Keep an eye on our schedule for the next workshop or course in Slow mindful yoga.

 

Strength Work (includes both yoga and Pilates)

This class focuses on movement for strenghening our muscles and bones. It is never too soon to start protecting our muscles and bones, since we start to lose bone mineral density (BMD) from our 30’s onwards.
We explore the use of resistance bands with movement which includes elements of both Pilates and yoga, you can move as much or as little as suits your individual needs. We incorporate work on balance, posture, proprioception and isometric stretching which can all contribute to maintaining and strengthening our muscles and our bones.
Suitable for both beginners and improvers no matter how much or how little Pilates or yoga experience you might have. The class runs every Thursday at 10am

 

Yoga Flow

In this energetic class yoga poses are sequenced together to allow fluid movement from one pose to the next using breath awareness. All asanas are explored during the class including hip and shoulder opening, spinal movement, core strengthening & balancing postures. Modifications are offered for beginners and those suffering from injury. More advanced postures are also explored as students gain more experience and wish to bring challenge to their practice. Classes take place Wednesday evenings 7.15pm and Saturday mornings 10.30am. New yoga flow classes have been added to our schedule recently, 10am Mondays and 6pm Thursdays.

Hatha Yoga

 This class focuses on exploring postures that build strength, stretch and tone the body, while also learning techniques to enable you to relax, restore and revive. Features of this class include: asana posture movement (including modifications where necessary); breathing practices which can expand and tone the respiratory system; meditation which encourages mindfulness and focus; relaxation to calm the mind and restore the body. If you suffer from stress in your daily life, fatigue, poor posture or back pain this class is for you.

Yin Yoga

 Yin yoga consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer. Practice of Yin yoga can Reduce stress and anxiety, Improve flexibility, Release fascia and improves joint mobility resulting in balance and calmness for both mind and body.

Private Classes

If you don’t feel quite ready for the class environment and would prefer one to one tuition to get you started we have private classes available either online or in person in the studio. Contact us for details.

 

Corporate Classes 

Available on request, we are happy to come to your workplace to provide in person classes or online classes if your prefer. Call or email us to discuss options.