We have classes to suit everyone
This is intended for the ‘yoga curious’. It’s an absolute beginner class for those who are ready to try their first (easy-to-follow and digestible) yoga practice.
Kim will introduce the practice in an authentic and sincere way without overly emphasising spiritual “fluff” and keeps the movements accessible to most bodies. We start with a breathing practice – exploring a few different ones during the 6 week block. You’ll be taught some physical Postures including a very gentle Sun Salutation and each week exploring some of the classic poses including Triangle, Twisted Triangle, Side Angle, Twisted Side Angle, Wide leg forward fold and Tree pose are the standing poses and each week we finish with a few seated poses and final relaxation.
Evening Flow Yoga is comparable to Moderate Flow Yoga but dialled down a notch honouring individuals’ energetic levels at the end of the day. This class allows you to arrive and enjoy quiet stillness, move the body, and burn off excess energy, and wind down to a deeper state of relaxation as you prepare for your evening.
What exactly Hatha yoga actually is hasn’t changed for thousands of years. However, our thinking and perception of it certainly has. Language is a powerful thing, and in different cultures the same word can have a variety of definitions. Throughout the evolution of yoga practice, the same word – Hatha – has come to mean different things too. Popular thinking ‘in the West’ (an all-too-common expression now), is that Hatha yoga is about balancing the body and mind. ‘Ha’ represents the esoteric sun, and ‘tha’ the moon. The practice of Hatha yoga aims to join, yoke, or balance these two energies. A yoga class described as ‘Hatha’ will typically involve a set of physical postures (yoga poses) and breathing techniques. These are typically practised more slowly and with more static posture holds than a Vinyasa flow or Ashtanga class. And indeed, that is how we describe our Hatha yoga classes with Kim Woods Yoga.
This class incorporates yoga postures, gentle movement sequences, breath work, supported silent meditation, and guided relaxation to support increased awareness and mindfulness of the breath and body, and quieting of the nervous system. This class is a gentle joints practice, so there is no weight bearing through the knees or wrists. Chairs are available.
This flow class focuses on the fundamental yoga poses that make up a well-rounded yoga practice. Emphasis is placed on safe and effective alignment during poses and during the transitions between poses. Individuals new to yoga, and those who have been practicing for years will enjoy deepening their understanding of these core poses and the effects they can have on the body, breath, emotions, thoughts, and sense of becoming more cantered. This class can be moderately vigorous as individuals flow from one pose to the next guided by their breath and the supportive guidance of the instructor.
Morning Flow Yoga is comparable to Moderate Flow Yoga honouring individuals’ energetic levels earlier in the morning. This class allows you to arrive and enjoy quiet stillness, warm up and energize the body, and leave class ready to enter the rest of your day with vitality and equanimity.
Gentle Flow Yoga is geared specifically for those new to yoga or those who are interested in a gentle practice. This class incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each class will end with an extended period of relaxation. This class is appropriate for anyone of any age, shape or size. No experience or flexibility required.
This class is designed with gentle floor-based sequences using bolsters, blankets, and props that support the practitioner to fully relax the muscles, slow down the mental activity of the brain, shift emotional patterns, bring ease to the breath, and tune into the nervous system’s healing capacity. This hour-long class is perfect for any age or level student.
A lot of young people have problems with their mental health because they simply don’t know how to cope. Yoga provides powerful ways of dealing with stress in their personal, family and social lives by teaching them simple techniques to reduce tension and increase calm in all situations. This is transformative as it empowers them to engage more fully in their personal lives, school and society.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme – Programme ideas: Physical section or Skills section – TeenYoga
Young people participating in the DofE award schemes looking to find an activity for either their physical or skills section – YOGA could be the answer – learn a new skill that brings so many benefits to overall well-being at the same time as qualifying for one of your 3 activities. Suitable for Bronze, silver or gold levels – 3 months or longer to suit requirement.
Therapeutic yoga classes are gentle and include yoga poses modified to individual’s needs, gentle movement sequences to help improve the body’s movement patterns, yogic breath techniques, and guided relaxation. Each class is structured to address a region or system of the body that may need balancing for better health and well-being. These classes are appropriate for individuals with musculoskeletal dis-ease or injury, neuromuscular issues, chronic pain, balance or movement deficits, anxiety or depression, respiratory issues, or other imbalances or dysfunctions that individuals may suffer.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced practice focused on applying moderate stress to the connective tissues – tendons, fascia, and ligaments – with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Most stretches and poses are mat based and tend to be held for longer periods of time. This meditative approach to yoga helps cultivate awareness of one’s inner stillness.
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