Love Yoga offers a range of yoga styles and classes.
Ashtanga Basics: Ashtanga is a strong physical practice that coordinates breath and movement in a set series of postures. This class introduces students to the beginnings of the ‘primary series’, focusing on details and helping them come to grips with of a series of really fundamental yoga postures, as well as building strength, toning, improving focus and quietening a busy mind. Is this class for you? If you’re looking for an active, dynamic, physical class and are willing to work hard and sweat!
Beginner’s Flow Yoga: Suitable for all, men and women, and all body-types. This is a flowing, revitalising and relaxing class that helps students learn the basics and experience yoga in an accessible, fun way. Coordinating breath and movement, we flow between postures to help develop strength, improve flexibility. 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 to get into yoga and are interested in a general, flowing, dynamic yoga class to work on strength, tone and balance, and also to help you relax.
Hatha Yoga: Suitable for all, men and women, and all body-types. This is a revitalising and relaxing class where students move through a progressive series of postures, coordinating breath and movement to find stability in the body and stillness in the mind. Some time will be dedicated in each class to exploring different breathing and meditation techniques to aid complete relaxation of mind and body. The class will 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 dynamic yoga class to work on flexibility and strength and then deeply relax.
Kid’s Yoga is a fun way to help children get to know and use their body and mind in helpful ways. They are age specific to suit development. Pre-school classes combine story with movement, voice and play to promote focus, balance and positivity in body, energy, emotion and mind. Is this class for your kid? If they’re 2-5 years old and willing to give it a go!
Lunchtime Kundalini Yoga: Take a time-out in your day to release tension, boost your energy levels and reconnect with yourself. In an hour, we’ll pack in breath work, posture and sometimes mantra to tune-in, chill out and carry on the day with a smile.
Morning Mysore Programme: Mysore-style means ‘self practice’. In these classes, the teacher works with students individually to help tailor a practice unique to them; practitioners are able to go at their own pace and according to their needs. Students are guided through a sequence of yoga poses, one posture at a time, receiving both verbal and hands-on instruction. Is this class for you? If you’re interested in working on a personal practice that will progressively improve your strength and flexibility while going at your own pace.
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 have a good level of fitness and want to sweat and work hard physically.
Sound Bath Meditation This Sunday evening session is suitable for absolutely everyone. Its a deeply relaxing, blissful way to end your weekend and start your week! A chance to completely let go and allow the sound to reverberate through your whole being and release deeply held tensions completely quietening your mind. Is this class for you? If you’d like a deep relaxation and reset for your whole being.
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.
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.
Qi Gong: Suitable for all, these practice sessions will focus on the exploration of energy to feel free and healthier. Martin will teach basic Qigong Standing Postures as well as a Moving Practice and we will work directly with the energy of the Acupuncture Meridians and internal organs. This is an invitation to feel and to explore sensing energy and to learn how to relax whilst doing something (Qigong of course!). And recharge!! You can drop into classes or do the block of six. You can always catch up and follow what has been done and taught before. Qigong is based around the practice of Chinese Medicine can be used for energising, self healing and meditation. If you cannot stand for longer periods of time you can also do seated Qigong. Apart from all that and more, conscious movement is fun. Is this the class for you? If you’d like a flowing recharging daytime class to calm your mind and enhance the health of you whole being.