Alignment, breath, flow and focus. This class is revitalising and cleansing. We connect with our bodies and breath in a sequence of movements which build heat and unlock blocked energy centres. The continual flowing movements of vinyasa help stretch and elongate our muscles while they are being strengthened, allowing greater flexibility and range of motion.
A dynamic and moderately paced sequence followed by restorative and grounding poses to calm your body and mind as the evening winds down. This class is for students of all levels and appropriate for beginners.
The Complete Beginners class is suitable for those who are new to yoga, or for anyone who has had a long break from practicing. An introduction is given to mindfulness, breathing techniques and foundational yoga poses. The class ends with a guided meditation. This class helps complete beginners to build confidence in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.
A slow, meditative, morning yoga class, that gently stretches the deeper muscles, joints and fascia in your body and helps quieten the mind. In Eastern traditions, Yin is a compliment to Yang. Yin yoga compliments a more dynamic yoga practice because it can add new qualities. Softening, letting go, backing off and allowing the breath to still the mind are all gifts of a yin practice. Time, as duration, is an important aspect of the practice, allowing your body release to gravity and be carried through by the slowing breath.
By switching on the parasympathetic nervous system, this practice helps reverse the effects of stress and cultivates a sense of equanimity and relaxation. The class will take you through a series of poses that are held for a substantial period of time (3–5 mins). All poses have modifications, so this class is suited to all levels and ages. Since poses are mostly floor-based, bring warmer clothes and socks.
This class is ideal for people who have high stress lives and suffer from back pain or those who just seek to enjoy some deep relaxation. It's about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching. During these long holds, your muscles relax deeply. It's a completely different feeling from other types of yoga classes since props are used to support your body instead of your muscles.
Expand Your Practice
This class is for anyone who already has a solid understanding of basic yoga postures and has a regular practice. It will focus on allowing you to expand your knowledge and explore different areas of yoga including pranayama, asana, meditation and yoga philosophy. The class explores poses that are physically demanding and incorporate challenging sequences and variations.
This class moves at a slow pace and is very focused on moving with awareness. It will take you through a sequence of exercises which release the joints and bring increased flexibility. Yoga is a form of exercise that adapts to your needs and abilities. It makes your body fitter, the mind calmer and relaxes you. If you're feeling stiff or have back pain this class will help get you moving with ease again. This class is great for beginners or people who prefer a slower paced yoga practice.
Zen Mindfulness and Meditation
Exploring in a fun, relaxed way how to apply the principles of zen to modern living through meditation and mindful activities with plenty of time for questions or comments. Learn tools and approaches to deal with stress, anxiety and frustration, and how to spend more time enjoying the moment and taking care of yourself. The deeper side of zen, looking at your true nature (kensho) and enlightenment (satori), are also covered depending on people’s interests. Everyone gets a recording of the guided meditation done in class with the ultimate aim of establishing a daily meditation practice and you can give George a call or message any time with any questions or uncertainties as you go.
Yogi Bears (8-11 years)
Our children live in a hurry up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games and competitive sports. We don't think of these influences as stressful to kids, but they often are. Kids yoga classes are a wonderful way to increase children's co-ordination, self-awareness, confidence and self esteem while they stretch and strengthen their bodies. Using yoga, children can learn to relax, concentrate and be gentle in a fun and creative environment.
Calm Cubs (4-7 years)
This class is for children age 4-7 years old. We use yoga journeys, songs story telling and games to bring yoga and meditation to kids in a playful and interesting way. Yoga presented in a child's language can help counter the stress experienced by little ones living in a "hurry up" world. These techniques for self health and relaxation can help your little one navigate around life's challenges with more ease. Fostering Compassion instead of opposition is a great gift to give your children.
All classes held in our beautiful yoga studio in the Southside of Glasgow.