Ashtanga Yoga – Levels 2-3
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 – Level 1
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.
IYENGAR Yoga – Levels 1 and 2
Level 1: Mondays 1:00pm-2:30pm | Level 2: Mondays 7:15pm-8:45pm
Led by Charlotte Rosser (Derby IYNEGAR 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 – Level 2
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.
YogaKids (primary school age)
Led by Abbie Berry-Hopkins (MindFit Yoga)
Delivered in a fun, creative and accessible way, we teach traditional forms and systems of Pilates and Yoga in the children’s classes. Using games and a series of creative tasks to encourage good movement control, balance and their understanding of the forms, our YogaKids classes are helping participants to increase their health and wellbeing.
In class, children develop strength, a better range of movement, confidence and while their imagination is stimulated, they learn to relax. They make friends, learn about their bodies and have fun. We plan a range of workshops throughout the year with special guest teachers – keep up to date by joining our newsletter.
Family Yoga (preschoolers)
Led by Bel Harvey (Yogaberries)
A fun yoga session for preschool children along with their grown up. This is fabulous opportunity to get your little ones into Yoga in a gorgeous and calm studio setting. We help create the perfect way to wind down for you and your little one. We’ll bend, stretch and play. And then we’ll quieten our minds and rest.
Call 01332 554551 to book any of the above classes