In West Norwood & Dulwich
Yoga is a moving meditation, which results in reduction of stress and calmness and clarity of mind. It maximises body tone, encourages weight loss, detoxifies and increases all-round health, flexibility, strength and balance. The result a dramatic increase in energy, a stronger immune system and a sense of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
These energising and moderately physically challenging yoga classes are aimed at students who are deepening their connection between movement and breath and the internal core support. At this intermediate level, postures are linked together in a dynamic flowing sequence rooted in the practices of Ashtanga (Astanga) Vinyasa or Vinyasa Flow. By moving from posture to posture with a linking vinyasa, the body is realigned in preparation for the next posture and the body's internal heat is increased. The class becomes more energising and challenging, but students are encouraged to work at their own individual edge. Alignment will be emphasised and corrected by the teacher. More postures will be explored in greater depth, further enhancing strength, flexibility, grounding and stamina. There will be five key elements to the yoga class including:
- full sun salutations
- standing postures
- sitting postures
- closing sequence postures
- relaxation and meditation
Our yoga classes are usually taught in a high-heat (but not excessively hot) environment at around 23–25ºC, which is ideal for safely encouraging flexibility and allowing a gentle detoxification process.
Our Thursday 7am class is a full counted Ashtanga primary series, designed to help you feel grounded yet energised for the day ahead. It is a great way to become more familiar with the Ashtanga sequence in preparation for our Self Practice classes.
Each teacher brings their own personality and style of yoga to the class. View our schedule below and find out more about the style of a specific class by clicking on the teacher's name.