Online Zoom Classes
We are now teaching via Zoom, for our regular weekly classes please see our weekly schedule below and class descriptions.
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All The Yoga for Life Project classes are booked through our booking partner MindBody.
To book, click on link below this will take you to the MindBody site, if you're not already a member of MindBody then click on SIGN UP in the top right hand corner of the page to create a MindBody account. If you're accessing on your phone you can download the MindBody APP and sign up that way. You will receive a MindBody confirmation e-mail (check your junk just in case, as the e-mail may have gone there), then you should be able to sign in to our classes no problem.
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Scroll down to see our weekly schedule and class descriptions below.
Breathing Through Covid 19 and Deep Relaxation
Covid 19 has made us much more aware of our breathing and our lungs. This deeply therapeutic practise is aimed at those who are in recovery from Covid 19, people with asthma, people suffering from anxiety and anyone who would like to work their respiratory muscles and keep their lungs healthy and strong.
You will be taken through a series of breathing exercises to help you find your breath again using the full capacity of your diaphragm. There will be gentle optional movements to bring some movement back into the body. The class will end with a body scan - a deep relaxation technique, allowing you to return to your day with more strength as you return towards full recovery and a practice for life.
Caring for Cancer Yoga
To empower you to live a life not defined by your diagnosis and for your carers to benefit from some yoga too. Reconnect with your body, mind and spirit through yoga to help you feel whole again, to let go of physical & mental tension, have better focus, deeper sleep and a sense of inner calm. Explore breath work to release stress, a gentle flow of yoga poses and body scan meditation to help still your thoughts and give clarity enabling you to gently come to terms with your diagnosis and treatment.
This class aims to ease side effects & symptoms such as fatigue, sleep issues, anxiety, stress, depression, pain and nausea. Post-treatment, yoga can be a gentle way to help you stay physically and mentally healthy, to be calm & grounded when times feel challenging, to reconnect with your body however broken it may feel and to embrace life afresh with positivity and vitality.
Caring for Cancer Yoga can be practiced from a chair, bed or mat and is open to everyone of all ages and stages of treatment and can be adapted to your specific needs, ability and energy levels.
Candle Lit Yoga Nidra/Conscious Sleep
Yoga Nidra is translated as conscious sleep and is a very powerful practise which takes you to your delta sleep brain waves allowing you to enter into a deep state of healing, rest and awakened awareness. 45’ of Yoga Nidra is said to be the equivalent of 4 hours sleep & improves sleep, powers of concentration, alleviates stress & anxiety and in turn creates conditions which enhance the immune function. You will be guided through a meditative body scan and visualisations to help calm the nervous system and bring peace & tranquillity into your day & night.
Open to everyone, this class is particularly beneficial to anyone recovering from an illness, suffering from depression, stress, anxiety, Insomnia, headaches, chronic fatigue, physical pain, Fibromyalgia and hypertension.
A free weekly class open to all levels of experience and abilities. Practice this class on a mat, chair or bed in comfy stretchy clothes and move through a calming breath practise and gentle mindful movements to stretch the body and uplift the mind. We will provide tools to help you release stress and anxiety and connect to your inner positivity
Joy Flow Yoga
A joyful flowing class to bring support & positive energy into your day. To uplifted, ground and centre you. Each class introduces an inspiring range of yoga poses, breathwork & meditation. With a sense of inquiry, Claire likes to weave a philosophical or psychological theme into her classes, allowing you time to connect with your inner landscape of peacefulness and perhaps make illuminating self-discoveries. A time to stretch and release, to feel more dynamic and through self-reflection feel more at one with yourself. Suitable for newcomers and all levels.
A call out to all LGBT+ and friends to come together for this beautiful morning practice to celebrate who we are and how we find ourselves especially at this time of greater isolation. With a focus on breath, movement and meditation find your inner strength and peace to bring a sense of space and wellbeing into your day. At the end of class, we invite you to leave for your day or to stay online: meeting and connecting with others in the community. Suitable for newcomers and all levels.
Bringing mindfulness and yoga together to takes us right back to the roots of yoga as a mind training and a preparation for meditation. This calming yoga session introduces the core principles of mindfulness practice through breath work, movement and simple meditation techniques. Deepen your awareness and enjoyment of life, create positive neurological pathways in your body/mind and gain practical tools to take off the mat with you into everyday life.
Includes some standing poses as well as seated, kneeling and a generous amount of lying down. Great for all round well-being, boosting the immune system and better sleep. Suitable for all.
Rise and Shine Yoga
Get your day off to a good start with a practise of breathwork to de-stress, a flow of yoga poses to uplift & meditation to ground. Leave feeling energised having harnessed the qualities of inner strength & calm to take into your day. Suitable for newcomers and all levels.
A deeply nourishing and calming practise, using the help of props explore a series of held poses, each with a different therapeutic quality and work with your breath to release physical tension & whatever lies underneath to help you feel more grounded, relaxed and enable you to have a good night’s sleep. Open to everyone. Particularly beneficial to anyone recovering from an illness, suffering from stress, anxiety & insomnia, or recuperating from a physical injury.
Revive and Restore Yoga
A beautiful blend of uplifting yoga, breathwork and meditation finishing with some calming, grounding, restorative poses. With a sense of curiosity, Claire likes to weave a philosophical or psychological theme into her classes, allowing you time to turn your gaze inwards and perhaps make illuminating self-discoveries. A time to connect body & mind, to stretch and release, to feel more purposeful and through self-reflection feel more at one with yourself. Suitable for newcomers and all levels.
Yoga for Wellbeing
Linking movement with breath, flowing through postures to uplift and release. This class includes breath work and mindful meditation to ground and invite greater stillness and calm for both body and mind, leaving you feeling more relaxed for the weekend ahead. Suitable for newcomers and all levels.
Yoga for Anxiety
A chair based practice to still your mind and settle your body though breathing techniques to regulate and soothe the nervous system, mindfulness to bring about awareness of mind and body, physical movements to release tension held in the muscles and postures to create a sense of safety and security. Yoga Therapy for Anxiety aims to empower individuals to progress toward improved physical and mental well-being.
The class requires no special equipment. Just you, a chair and some comfortable clothing. It is aimed at anyone feeling stress or anxiety, both young and elderly, stay at home parents or front-line key workers. Suitable for newcomers and all levels.
Yoga for Back Health
Amy will lead a gentle, therapeutic practice suitable for all levels of experience including beginners and those with general aches and pains (not only in the back). You will explore passive release poses to release tension, organic movements to gently mobilise and poses to strengthen. Amy's classes provide students with tools for a safe self-practice and fosters an increased body awareness both on and off the mat through an introduction to the anatomy of the spine and understanding of posture, spinal health and how to maintain it.
Suitable for newcomers and all levels. Not suitable for pregnant women in their first trimester. Students are encouraged to take notes if it is helpful.
Yoga for Mobility
This class is for all abilities including anyone who has never done yoga before. Sue will be guiding you through a series of poses which will help release tension in the neck and jaw, shoulders, back and hips to help you gain flexibility and strength and so aid mobility. Props maybe used, such as blocks and straps, but don’t worry if you don’t have them, hardback books could be used instead of the blocks and a tie, scarf or belt may be used instead of the strap.
Yin and Meditation
Yin yoga involves holding seated postures with the body for time exploring the possibility of allowing life to flow through us as it is. Through Yin Yoga and Meditation, we can see the human condition. Learn to see that the mind thinks but we can train our minds not to attach a story to the thoughts we have. With this we can de-stress, reduce anxiety and increase mindfulness in the emotions we experience.
Just observing and letting the thoughts pass, as everything does. We can do this by using the breath as an anchor. More importantly we acknowledge the way we feel, the trauma we suffer, but see it as it is. Suitable for newcomers and all levels.