INTENSIVE YOGA PROGRAM
Our friendly, small group of yoga
We designed these intensive two-weeks Complete Beginners courses after having experienced (for ourselves) classes that felt competitive, over-large and too gymnastic.
Unfortunately it is very common to hear people think they ‘can’t do’ yoga because it is perceived they are too inflexible, or not young/fit enough.
In reality, if you can breathe, you can practice yoga – and anyone able to get on and off the floor in reasonable comfort can participate in our friendly four-week Complete Beginners courses.
As well as introducing many of the main yoga postures – progressing gently, week by week – we include the incredibly important (and often over-looked), softer aspects of a balanced yoga practice: breath work, meditation and relaxation.
At the end of the two weeks, our intention is that you will have the confidence to join a regular beginners class, and most importantly, an overwhelmingly positive experience of practicing yoga!
Our classes aim to teach yoga from the foundations upward – improving students’ strength, mobility, muscle tone, posture, back health, and, of course, to relieve stress and promote awareness. The classes will gently and expertly walk students through gentle postures (asanas), breath work (pranayama) and deep relaxation.
Whilst sessions may vary in style and challenge, many are suitable for those who are a little older and wish to start yoga from the very beginning, as well as for those with some physical limitations, and for students simply wishing to gain confidence before progressing to a stronger class.
Our intensive two-weeks courses assume no previous yoga experience. Run over 90-minute sessions, we introduce the main aspects of a rounded yoga practice in a relaxed, mindful way: We build strength, flexibility and awareness gradually, according to each individual’s capacity.
Physical postures (known as asana)
Working to strengthen and tone the body, and boost safe mobility
Yoga is an ancient form of meditation. By including simple mindfulness techniques, we invite the mind into a less reactive, calmer state.
Breath work (known as pranayama)
How we can use simple breath practices to boost mood and re-balance the nervous system
In our culture of permanent busyness, most of us have forgotten how to relax. We spend plenty of time on this incredibly important art.