Love Yoga offers a range of yoga styles and classes.
Flow Yoga: Suitable for all, men and women, and all body-types. This is a flowing, revitalising and relaxing class, coordinating breath and movement whilst flowing between postures. The class tends to reflect the needs of the students on any given day but tends to take a fun approach to practising. Is this class for you? If you want a general, flowing, dynamic yoga class to work initially on strength, tone and balance, and then deeply relax.
Power Yoga: A strong, sweaty, fun, playful class mashing up elements of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow to strengthen, tone, increase flexibilty and balance, and try out fun, tricky postures. Is this class for you? This is a strong physical practice that creates internal heat and works on strengthening the body and mind. If you’re already an Ashtangi or regular physical yoga practitioner, have a good level of fitness and want to sweat and work hard physically.
Yoga Essentials: Suitable for all, this class focuses on the fundamentals of yoga practice and takes students in intelligent steps towards a solid understanding and experience of yoga practice. Is this class for you? If you’re looking to work subtly, gently and deeply with an inner focus.
Relax Lunch Yoga: Suitable for all, this relaxing 45 minute lunch class ensures deep relaxation, releasing tension from the body and the mind. A blend of effortless dynamic movements coordinated with the breath and passive supported postures, also work to subtly but powerfully strengthen the back and deep core. Who doesn’t need that?! Is this the class for you? If you’d like a short but deeply relaxing daytime class to calm your mind and de-stress your whole being, whilst gently strengthening the deep core and back.
Vinyasa Flow: This is a strong physical practice with many similarities to Ashtanga, but a freer format, flowing through a variety of postures. Breath and movement are woven together, and the focus is on strengthening, toning, and improving balance. Is this class for you? This is a strong physical practice that creates internal heat and works on strengthening the body and mind. If you’re already an Ashtangi or regular physical yoga practitioner, have a good level of fitness and want to sweat and work hard physically.
Vinyasa & Meditation: Strong, flowing yoga that weaves postures together using the breath to drive movement and still the mind. We work with a Krishnamacharya inspired format to maximise the body’s natural energy and work deeply into the various layers of our being. This is a fun class which is both strengthening and deeply relaxing, and we take the time to play with postures and try things out. There is a short guided meditation at the end of each class. Is this class for you? If you’re looking to develop core strength, open your upper back and work dynamically and gently to strengthen and tone the body whilst releasing tension and quietening the mind.
Yin Yoga: In Yin Yoga we are more interested in the relationship between joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons, and by staying longer in a posture we exert healthy stresses on those tissues, which brings more blood flow and flexibility to them. And of course, Yoga has always an element of self inquiry in it and with the Yin approach (and any Yoga truly) we want to explore being more inside, more still and definitely as happy as possible. Is this class for you? If you want to release deep tension, work passively but intensely, focus on hips and hamstrings whilst working the whole body and deeply relaxing.
Ashtanga Morning Mysore Program: Mysore style Ashtanga means ‘self practice’ where students learn a sequence of movements at their own pace; the teacher gives specific instruction on how to safely and effectively practice yoga so that the student can do yoga on their own, and be confident in what they are doing. Is this class for you? Ashtanga is a strong physical practice that creates internal heat and works on strengthening the body and mind, by following the same set sequence of postures. If you’re willing to commit to a regular practice and like to work at your own pace, in a group setting. The Mysore Program is currently only open on Sundays at the usual times. By November, Charlie will be back and we’ll aim for full speed, like 6 days per week for the Mysore program!