Ashtanga Yoga

Led by Paul Kleesmaa (Ashtanga Yoga Nottingham)

Ashtanga (Sanskrit for “eight-limbed”) is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, popularised by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century. There are eight branches of practice of which asana (physical yoga poses) is only one. However, pranayama (breath) is also incorporated into the physical form.

Tristhana means the three places of attention or action: breathing system, posture (bandha), and looking place (dristhi). These are essential for Ashtanga yoga practice and cover the three levels of purification: the body, nervous system and the mind. They are always performed in conjunction with each other.

Ashtanga Yoga is renowned for its dynamic postures, formal structure and strong physical practice.

Hatha Yoga

Led by Nina Patel

Hatha Yoga (Sanskrit for “force”) is a branch of yoga considered to be the most traditional form of yoga practise. Hindu tradition believes that the deity Shiva himself is the founder of Hatha Yoga.

In the 20th century, Hatha yoga, particularly Asanas (the physical postures), became popular throughout the world as a form of physical exercise. Its combined focus on mindfulness, breathing and physicality, bring health benefits with regular participation. Participants report better sleep, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, improved circulation and an overall increase in general health.

Hatha Yoga is renowned for its encouragement of deeper breathing and physical postures to aid relaxation. 


Led by Charlotte Rosser (Derby IYENGAR Yoga)

IYENGAR Yoga is a method of yoga developed by BKS Iyengar. Regular practice develops strength, stamina and flexibility, improves concentration, self-confidence and stills the mind, resulting in an overall increased sense of wellbeing.

An emphasis is placed on precision and the best possible alignment of the body so that the risk of injury or pain is minimised and the body can develop symmetrically through practice.  Quality of movement is prioritised and the use of props such as blankets, blocks and bricks helps participants of all levels of ability to work safely in the classical Asanas (yoga poses).

IYENGAR Yoga is renowned for its use of props to encourage better posture.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Led by Abbie Berry-Hopkins (MindFit Yoga)

Vinyasa (Sanskrit for “connection”) Flow Yoga is a term that covers a broad range of yoga styles. It is called flow yoga because of the smooth way that the poses run together and in which movement is synchronised with the breath. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you to flow from one pose to the next.

The flowing form of this style allows the teacher freedom and creativity in structuring the class, meaning each class offers something different. The classes offer varied options for participants to choose their preferred level of intensity. Teachers offer variations and specific adjustments in postures to allow a deeper connection and better understanding of the poses.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga is renowned for its flowing movement and variation in style.

Yin Yoga

Led by Kirsty Jayne Marcinkiewicz (Kirsty Jayne Yoga)

Yin Yoga is a style of Yoga with roots in Daoism (an ancient belief system in China) integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine and practices of Buddhism and Yoga. Our bodies are made up of both Yin (ligaments, tendons and fascia) and Yang tissues (muscles, blood and skin). In Yin we are targeting the Yin tissues in the postures, we are gently stretching the connective tissue.

Connective tissue needs stillness and time to be stimulated, therefore we hold the postures between 3-5 minutes. This makes the tissue around the joints stronger. Yin Yoga helps prevent loss of mobility in the joints, prevent degeneration, reduce fixation (temporary sticking together of two surfaces) and hydration.

Yang Flow Yoga

Led by Kirsty Jayne Marcinkiewicz (Kirsty Jayne Yoga)

An energising and dynamic yoga flow incorporating Hatha based postures to build strength and flexibility in the physical body. The sequences synchronise movement with the breath – focusing on our breathing, we remain in the present moment throughout the practice and experience peace and harmony within.

Call 01332 554551 to book any of the above classes