What would happen if you started your day with yoga?
Before work, before emails, before Facebook, even before coffee?
What would your day look like?
What would your week look like?
Why don’t you find out?!
We will breathe, stretch, balance and focus for 60 minutes and then start our day, the right way! This is a mixed ability vinyasa class suitable for all levels.
I invite you to try our early morning yoga at L2Y@The Yoga Basement
We look forward to seeing you bright and early!
Thursdays 6.30 - 7.30AM
Class starts 6.30 AM, however please come for 6.15 AM if you wish to enjoy a short fifteen minute meditation/reflective time before class.
This class will introduce you to Yoga, a practical discipline for the body and mind.
Drawing on a number of styles and traditions, you'll begin to move and stretch your body, become aware of your breathing and feel more focused and calm. There's loads of instruction and demonstration to help you. Aimed at getting back to basics, these classes are tailored to help you explore your body awareness and learn the basics of postural yoga whilst putting enquiry at the heart of your practice.
Yoga helps you achieve a healthy mind and body, as well as helping you find some inner peace in your hectic life.
Yoga for Beginners is a great place to start your Yoga adventure!
All equipment will be provided. If you prefer to bring your own mat, please do.
Wear comfortable clothing, legs and t-shirt, no shoes. Ideally no socks unless yoga socks.
Avoid coming to class on a full tummy.
In our 24/7/365 society it's so important to take time for YOU. So be selfish and reap the benefits from this 30 minute Yoga session - designed to ease off the morning tension and set you up for a turbo charged afternoon.
Deep stretches + meaningful breathing = a refreshed and revitalised you. The boss will wonder what you had for lunch!
This class concentrates on the basics of yoga - connecting breath & movement, toning & strengthening, improving movement & flexibility and teaching safe alignment. It offers the opportunity to move, breath & relax leaving you feeling energised, focused & calm.
Suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to more experienced practitioners
Monday and Wednesdays 12.15PM to 12.45PM
Come as you are to this class, no need to get changed unless you want to. You wont break into a sweat but you will certainly leaving feeling calm and refreshed.
Originally introduced to the fitness world as a modified version of Hatha yoga for individuals with health implications and the elderly, chair yoga has gained many new fans.
With the amount of time people sit at their desks or travel on long flights, there is a movement to bring increased circulation and exercise into our daily routines.
Improving flexibility, relieving cramps and stiffness, and creating a happy mental state are a few benefits that chair yoga can provide for our bodies
Chair yoga is an ideal exercise for those suffering from conditions, such as chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, and multiple sclerosis. It may also benefit people over a certain age who have trouble moving through the up and down motions of traditional yoga. Chair yoga allows them to stay stabilised. Yoga offers a myriad of benefits with increased flexibility, weight loss, and an improved mental state. It’s particularly important for elderly people to implement practices such as chair yoga into their routines.
2.30 to 3.30PM Tuesday Afternoons
No previous yoga experience required.
Student to wear comfortable clothing, barefoot or grip socks.
Hatha yoga is usually slower-paced where yoga poses (asana) are held for a few breaths. A Hatha class will often include breathing techniques and meditation as well as asana.
Hatha yoga is a great place to start if you are new to yoga or if you want to deepen your practice because you get the time and space to become familiar with yoga poses. Although Hatha yoga can still be challenging too!
Most contemporary, physical forms of yoga are derived from Hatha yoga. When you do Iyengar, this is Hatha yoga; when you do Ashtanga, as different as this may seem, it’s Hatha too.
In Sanskrit, “Ha” represents sun and “tha” represents moon. This alludes to the opposites in our lives, such as yin and yang, light and darkness, hard and soft, vigorous and gentle. Hatha yoga is about finding balance. Through working with the physical body, releasing tensions and traumas stored in the body, you create space in yourself and, through that space and balance, the opportunity for spiritual growth.
Iyengar yoga is for anyone and everyone. It’s one of the world’s most widely practised method of yoga. Iyengar yoga teachers are well qualified and experienced in helping each student to find their own level in each pose. Props are useful here to make each pose accessible to all.
Because Iyengar yoga focuses on postural alignment, you may discover that it is particular good for postural and structural problems. And the fact that you have to give all of your attention to the precise details of each pose requires effort and concentration which can relieve stress and anxiety. Iyengar yoga is all about quality of movement rather than quantity, to encourage safety throughout your practice.
Even though you might feel that an Iyengar class moves at a slower pace than other types of yoga class, you’ll find you have to work hard. It may be methodical but it is far from an easy option!
An Iyengar class ends with re-energising postures, so that you leave feeling full of energy
Bringing our focus into the present (Awareness)
- The focus is then on alignment, posture and breathing (Pranayama)
- This is usually followed by gentle warm up postures
- Standing leg stretches*
- Standing and seated; twists, Back bends forward bends and inversions*
- All classes end with relaxation (Savasana) and breathing (Pranayama)