Yoga

Yoga is one of the worlds most practiced spiritual disciplines, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practised for health and relaxation. Yoga can improve flexibility, improve strength, reduce pain and stress and increase overall body awareness.

The body needs the chance to reset, to flip the switch from fight-or-flight (sympathetic nervous system) to a love-and-light mode (parasympathetic nerves system). It is only in this latter state that we are able to heal and rejuvenate, mentally, physically and spiritually.

Yoga allows us to connect to ourselves in the present moment, feel the breath moving through us and experience the exquisite beauty in our one-ness with life. Making healthier choices becomes easier, and quitting the habits we battle with, happens organically and we begin to truly live.

Breathing techniques (Pranayama) and meditation (Dhyaan)

Pranayama is the art of effective breath control. Practicing proper techniques of breathing can help bring more oxygen to the blood and brain, eventually helping control prana or the vital life energy. Pranayama also goes hand in hand with various yoga asanas. The union of these two yogic principles is considered as the highest form of purification and self-discipline, covering both mind and body. Pranayama techniques also prepare us for a deeper experience of meditation.

 

Your yoga teachers

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Poppy Koumis
IYN

Poppy Koumis is registered with the Independent Yoga Network after training at the Yoga Sanctuary in Southampton. Her committed daily practice has lead her to discover the healing and transformative effects of yoga.

Poppy's classes blend simple but profound Hatha yoga methods of movement with Vinyasa flow sequences to create a moving meditation on the pulse of the breath.

By easing tension and creating space through the postures we become more present, more energised and more at ease with life.

All levels of experience are welcome for anyone who wishes to experience yoga as a technology for ultimate wellbeing.

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Gemma Witcomb

Gemma is a qualified teacher, registered with the Independent Yoga Network and over 10 years’ experience teaching yoga and movement. Gemma has led a teacher training programme and constantly seeks new yoga insights & experiences through workshops, retreats and regular practice.

All levels of experience are welcome as she will adapt the postures to suit your body. Gemma’s yoga classes focus on linking breath to movement in flowing Vinyasa sequences.

You will move through a series of postures designed to align, stretch and strengthen the body, bringing you more into balance, reducing pain and tension and awakening your body’s natural ability to heal and renew. Her yoga classes offer a peaceful space, allowing you to pause and be mindful, to focus on your body and breath and find tranquillity.

Gemma offers a special 1.5hr Restorative Yoga on the last Friday of the month in our studio. It is usually fully booked, but you never know?

Yoga session times

 Tuesday 9:30am Yoga with Gemma
 Thursday 10:30am Yoga with Poppy

 

6:30pm Yoga with Gemma
  7:45pm Yoga with Gemma
Friday 9:30am Yoga with Gemma
(last Friday of the month) 7:30pm (1.5hr) Restorative Yoga with Gemma

Yoga session fees

Yoga classes – course of 6
Classes are small with a maximum of 6
  £72
Restorative Yoga. Special on the last Friday of the month.
  £20
We offer one-to-one Yoga in our studio at times to suit you.
  £50