FR - Kate Denny-Mallen / Laura Jacques
A Yoga, T'ai Chi and Pilates-inspired workout leaving
you long, strong, calm and centered. From the very first class you
should start to experience the stress-reducing and spiritually
renewing benefits of BODYBALANCE along with noticeable strength and
flexibility gains and postural improvement.
You'll be guided through a carefully structured
series of stretches, moves and poses creating a holistic workout
that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance.
Your teacher will take you through a flowing series
of yoga postures and as the body warms you will work towards deeper
stretches. You will be guided on when to inhale and exhale. You
will also be encouraged to find your own level and be able to rest
or challenge yourself depending on what your body needs.
This class lasts for 1 hour. It is based on pure yoga
postures and concentrates on breathing techniques.
FR - Elayne Cole
SP - Henrietta Brice-Smith /
LQ - Henrietta Brice-Smith
This dynamic style class focusses on smooth
continuous rhythmic movements flowing fluidly from one yoga pose to
another in rhythm together with controlled breathing. It teaches
you to release tension to "soften" completely in any yoga pose,
relieving stress, while still maintaining the necessary muscular
effort to maintain flow, good posture and good alignment.
Muscles are toned, joints are mobilized, heat is
generated and at times the cardiovascular system is challenged.
Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced students and can
be practiced side by side.
Dynamic Yoga will build confidence and help you stay
present and centered.
LQ - Ali Bellé
This class is based on pure yoga postures and
concentrates on breathing techniques.
LQ - Joy Cumming
The Iyengar Yoga system, was developed by B K S
Iyengar in Pune, India, over the last 75 years. It is one of the
most widely practiced forms of Yoga in the world today.
The Iyengar Yoga system features physical postures
and breathing patterns, emphasising precision. Alignment, planned
sequences, and timing, which can be aided by the use of groups such
as blocks, wooden bricks, and belts, all of which are available at
This method of Yoga focuses on precision, alignment,
and safety in each posture. It builds strength, flexibility,
stamina, balance, a healthy body, relaxed and alert mind, and
promotes a general feeling of well-being. Classes are taught at
multi-level, so that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy the
many benefits which the practice of Yoga can bring.
Freestyle Fitness Yoga
LQ - Caroline Nicolle-Brien
Freestyle Fitness Yoga is suitable to anyone
regardless of age, gender size or ability. It improves flexibility,
strengthens and tones the core muscles and increases confidence and
self-awareness for the participants. The class is performed to
gentle soothing music, beginning and ending with
relaxation/meditation to enhance wellbeing.
SP - Michelle Cotillard
This class is open to all levels and abilities and is
especially great for beginners or those searching for the
therapeutic benefits of yoga. This soothing gentle practice focuses
on moving slowly into basic yoga poses while using the breath as a
tool to remain present and mindful. The slow pace of this class
allows you to enjoy each pose. Expect lots of stretching and
lengthening with a heavy dose of relaxation to wrap up your
practice and leave you feeling great.
FR/LQ - Norma Mahony
A 60 minute session integrating Hatha Yoga and
Pilates, mainly to bring greater awareness and develop the body in
a balanced way.
Accompanied by soothing music the class is moved
through a series of floor exercises (the main emphasis on spinal
& pelvic alignment, breathing, developing a strong core or
centre and improving coordination and balance).
Incorporating both matwork exercises from Pilates and
Yoga to warm up the body and prepare the student for more
challenging standing work later in the class.
Exercises are modified in range of ability from
beginners to advanced. Intensity also increased over time as the
Classes end in a traditional way with relaxation and
LQ - Alistair Torvanney
Whilst most forms of yoga offered in classes are
generally dynamic, active practices concentrating on muscular
("yang") tissues, Yin Yoga offers a complementary approach,
allowing practitioners to focus on the connective ("yin") tissues
of the body (that is, ligaments, joints, fascia - and also the
bones). Poses are held, as far as possible, with muscles relaxed
and for a long time, typically from two to five minutes' duration,
allowing the body to sink deeper into each pose.
The type of instruction given is functional in
nature, focussing on target areas of the body (expressed as, for
example, "how does this feel?") and largely disregarding the
aesthetic aspects of the poses ("how does it look?"). This in turn
helps students to leave the class encouraged by what they have
achieved, as opposed to thinking about what they felt they could
NOTE: Active class entry 14 - 16 year
The Active class programme has been designed with adults in mind.
Some classes may be appropriate for 14 - 16 year olds if
accompanied by an adult at the instructor's discretion. Under 14s
are not permitted to participate in Active classes.