Vinyasa Flow – Some yoga experience ideal
A strong and fairly fast paced class which gracefully harmonises fluid movements and longer held postures with the breath.
Slow flow – All levels
A gentler class that combines active postures and vinyasa flow with restorative yoga.
Restorative – Monthly
First flow through a gentle asana practice stretching out your muscles before letting it all the tension go and indulging in a calming restorative postures for the second half of the session
Pregnancy – from week 13 until birth
Practising yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful gift for both yourself and your unborn baby. Pregnancy Yoga courses offer the opportunity to stay fit and active in a safe environment during pregnancy and will help you be in the best possible mental & physical shape for birth and beyond!
Including gentle movements to release tension, aches and pains, as well as some more challenging postures to build stamina and strength, helping the body adapt to all the changes taking place physically and mentally. Breathing and meditation techniques will be included to calm the nervous system, improve sleep and prepare for labour. These classes provide a nurturing environment for expectant mothers, as well as an occasion to meet other mothers-to-be.
Mum and baby – 6 weeks after giving birth, until crawling
Specialist class with yoga for mothers and fun for babies, to allow you to nurture yourself while you are with your baby. Helping to foster a sense of well-being, alleviate aches and pains, combat fatigue and re-tone muscles.
We explore postures and practices mums can do with and without their baby so they can easily continue their yoga at home.
We also include Baby Yoga & massage in the class so babies feel the benefit too! Baby Yoga helps to ease digestive issues & colic, helps babies to relax and establish better sleep, co-ordination and motor development and build their confidence through interaction with Mummy.
Classes are informal and relaxed, allowing the opportunity to feed, change, comfort or soothe your baby to sleep whenever necessary. It’s a wonderful environment to meet new mums or reconnect with old friends from our Pregnancy Yoga class.
Mum and toddler – Crawling to 2yrs
A natural continuation from Mums & Baby class with a deeper emphasis on the child. The classes are designed as a joined practice exploring the yoga world movement through the child’s eyes, creatively combining songs, games and props.
This is a fun, interactive class (for both toddler and adult!), encouraging the children to maintain their curiosity in movement and the world around them as well as developing self awareness and self confidence.
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”
Mini Bells – 2yrs – 3yrs
This class combines yoga, games, songs, stories & Makaton (sign language) to help children to progress towards age related developments in the Prime areas in the early years curriculum.
This is a creative and fun class in which the children are encouraged to develop skills in Communication & Language, Physical Development & Personal, Social & Emotional Development in a creative way. Parents stay and learn too.
“Adults often think they (children) are like butterflies flitting from area to area… However when integrated learning is taking place, another metaphor might be more appropriate; that of bees which gather nectar to integrate into something of significance.”
Little Tinkers – 3yrs – 4 yrs
Tinkering can be thought of as the process of adapting and my experience as a nursery teacher in main stream schools has taught me that many children find starting school a shock. Therefore I wanted to offer a ‘little tinkers’ class that aims to provide children with the skills (prime areas & yoga) needed and some experiences of elements a school day.
Children will get used to doing some activities offered at school whilst developing skills in Communication & Language, Physical Development & Personal, Social & Emotional development. Parents stay and learn too.
“Creativity is liberating human energy”
Creative play ‘Be bright’ workshops: 2yrs – 4yrs
The aim of this workshop is to teach parents how to develop the ‘characteristics of learning’ alongside the skills and learning of the age related developmental matters in a creative and playful way.
Looking at areas of learning in more detail these fun and creative workshops will help you understand what good learning looks like and what you can do to develop and encourage it at home.
“Play with other children gives the child confidence in himself…helping him to discover the way in which he can carry out his own practical and imaginative pursuits with others, laying down the foundation for a co –operative social life in the later school years.”
Children’s Yoga – 5ys – 8yrs
Yoga for children is a fun and creative way for children to develop important skills in a non-competitive environment. Unfortunately children often feel pressure at school academically and socially. It is easy for girls and boys to become overly self-critical, and lose confidence in themselves as they grow and change. Yoga is a great remedy; there is no judgment in a yoga class about how a child does a pose or plays a game. Doing a pose ‘perfectly’ is not the aim of yoga, which nurtures a child’s inner strength and self acceptance.
In a nourishing atmosphere children are encouraged to relax and have fun. They develop not only strength, coordination, flexibility, balance and body awareness but also better focus, concentration, and self confidence. Imagination and curiosity are nurtured too.
“I define creativity as the entire process by which ideas are generated, developed and transformed into value. It comprises what people commonly mean by innovation and entrepreneurship.”