At L2Y@the basement we offer yoga classes at all levels and for all goals. Contact us today if you need help picking a class.
We all have to start somewhere. At L2Y we believe your journey starts when you need it to, therefore we offer year round "BEGIN" classeswhich you can attend for as long as you need. Our knowledgeable instructors will help you build the foundation to your practice.
Hatha yoga is a generic terms that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. Nearly every type of yoga class taught in the west is Hatha Yoga. Class marked as Hatha is a general yoga class covering popular poses. You wont work up a significant sweat but you will leave feeling longer, looser and much more relaxed.
Vinyasa Flow, is where flowing postures and breath are woven together to energise and enliven your body and awaken your senses. The sequence of postures may be different from class to class, but always moving with the breath to keep the body warm while building flexibility and strength.
Restorative yoga is a delicious way to relax and soothe frayed nerves. Restorative classes use bolsters, blankets and blocks to prop students into passive poses so the body can experience the benefit of the pose without having to exert effort. A good restorative can be more rejuvenating than a nap.
Iyengar Yoga, named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, and described in his bestselling 1966 book Light on Yoga, is a form of yoga as exercise that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). Strength, mobility and stability are gained through the asanas.
Iyengar systematised over 200 modern yoga poses and 14 different types of Pranayama (with variations of many of them) ranging from the basic to advanced. This helps ensure that students’ progress gradually by moving from simple poses to more complex ones and develop their mind, body and spirit through a step-by-step approach
Iyengar Yoga often makes use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing asanas (postures). The props enable students to perform the asanas correctly, minimising the risk of injury or strain, and making the postures accessible to both young and old.
Ashtanga Yoga combines a series of traditional yoga postures that you’ll probably recognise with fluid movements and a focus on breathing regularly and deeply. It’s a physically demanding sequence designed to create heat and maximise energy flow, improve flexibility, strengthen the body, increase circulation and get the heart and lungs working too.
Yin Yoga focuses on long-held floor poses combined with breath work and meditation to balance the heat-building, blood-pumping, strengthening ‘Yang’ side of your Ashtanga or Vinyasa Flow practice. It goes beneath the superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues of the body – often in the hips, pelvis, and low back – which are difficult to open and can result in both limited flexibility and stagnant energy. It’s are also designed to improve the flow of chi, the subtle energy said in Traditional Chinese Medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body.
Breathing awareness, meditation techniques and a relaxation to keep you fit and healthy during your pregnancy. The exercises are specifically designed as gentle & strength-building stretches to help you release tension and relax throughout your pregnancy, right up until the birth. These classes are available in blocks.
Both mum and baby can relax & go with the flow in these classes. Each week is different, depending on the mood of the class. The format is relaxed & casual and your baby takes priority; baby can chill out on the mat and watch you, join in, get fed, have a snooze or maybe just have a cry…! This is a chance to get some much-needed stretching out, feel good and tone up. Yoga will help you get strong, flexible and also benefit from the relaxation of the practice. These classes are available in blocks.
Womb yoga is my term for yoga to nourish every aspect of our lives as women, whether we have a womb, or not, whether we menstruate, or not, and whether we are mothers, maidens, enchantresses or crones!
Womb yoga enables us to re-connect joyfully with naturally arising inner wisdom, insight and vitality. It is both delicious and profoundly nourishing. It is healing and vitalising.
To practice Womb Yoga is to honour and embrace the original blood wisdom of your womb, or womb space energies, as the source of feminine intuition, connection, creativity and nurture.
Womb Yoga is a simple, subtle and delightful route to access feminine spiritual authority, a powerful set of techniques and attitudes for all women to use on their journeys toward spiritual empowerment, self acceptance and contentment.
yoga4men is a style focusing specifically on the male body and targeting common areas of tension - shoulders, hips and hamstrings. Whenever you do a Y4M class you will have a BLAST! It's a balance of playful discovery, mindfulness, challenging physical practice and inspiring philosophy
A beautiful, monthly gathering focused on support, trust and exploring femininity. A space for all self-identifying women to gather, hold space together, set intentions for the month ahead, reflect on the month past, talk, listen and simply be together. The group will move through some gentle, restorative yoga asanas that support women’s natural rhythms..
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what can not be cured” bks iyengar
Suitable for people with long term health conditions, those living with chronic pain and also mental health disorders, this class offers you the chance to gain all the benefits a regular yoga practice offers without compromising your health by overdoing it in any way. Each session includes gentle stretching, strengthening and balancing poses as well as meditation, breathing techniques and deep relaxation.