Seasonal Flow Yoga
Seasonal flow yoga: a potent fusion of three spiritual traditions that has been expertly and organically created into an exciting modern day yoga practice that allows us to re-discover the forgotten truth about living in harmony with nature. For each Season, particular energies are dominant and particular organs are at their most active. the seasonal flow class will bring attention to these energies and organs by moving with their needs , the end result is a feeling of balance and re energised harmony .
is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronising the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind .
the classes at Chi & co are taught by Maureen Thorpe every tuesday and Thursday morning 7.30 am , for beginners and Cathy Moran every saturday morning 10.30 for the experienced .
as it says Yoga for those who have no prior experience of Yoga . You will be taken through a series of postures . A Basic Yoga Session includes opening poses, standing poses, salutations, shoulder and hip exercises, back and forward bends, inversions, twists, and finishing poses. taught over several weeks and will reflect the standard of people attending the class . its the way to begin your journey !
The word hatha comes from combining the two Sanskrit terms "ha" meaning sun and "tha" meaning moon. The word "ha" refers to the solar nadi (pingala) in the subtle body and "tha" the lunar channel (ida). However, when the two components of the word are placed together, "hatha" means "forceful", implying that powerful work must be done to purify the body. This class will be quite powerful although it will be taught for the standard of students there on the day ,expect to sweat and in the longer term this class will help you create balance and greater power in an individual.
Yes, that's right fellas, you no longer need to concern yourself with the svelte, bendy woman on the mat next to you, as this yoga class is for men only. Whether it be to stretch off the stresses and strains of a hard day at the office, or to loosen the muscles after some strenuous physical exercise, you will find that this flow of hatha yoga postures will not only alleviate the stress on a physical level but also mentally. This class will not only help to improve your flexibility, stamina and posture but will also aid emotional stress, improving clarity of thought and mind.
This class is designed to get mum back into shape after having her baby. Mums and babies can start class from 6 weeks after birth and once they have had their Midwife/Doctors check. The class involves gentle exercises focusing on strengthening the abdominal, pelvic floor area and releasing tension in the shoulders and spine mixed together with some simple baby yoga and some infant massage. This encourages early bonding and a feeling of security and wellbeing for both mum and baby. The sessions finish of with relaxation and a cup of tea and a chance for chat. At any point during class you are free to walk about, change or feed your baby. What to bring Just bring a blanket for your baby to lie. The studio has plenty of mats and cushions for your comfort. Class size is limited so booking is essential!
This class is suitable from 13 weeks. The class is designed to help improve circulation, exercise spine, aid digestion and increase overall comfort. Yoga can also help to alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as sciatica, back pain and swelling. The peaceful environment will leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated.
Living Tao 5-Elements Tai Ji and Chi Kung Tai Ji and Chi Kung are ancient Chinese healing, meditational and martial arts that can maintain health and a sense of well being The movements help to focus, collect and quieten the mind. Both work within the person’s physical limitations to increase and expand movement, balance and experience. They both help with circulation and relaxation, strengthening physical power and flexibility without stress. The teaching includes the Living Tao 5-elements foundation and five circle forms and philosophy. The Chi Kung teaching includes White Crane, Sky Fisherman, Dragon Series and 5-element Yin/Yang Series.
Power yoga is a dynamic form of yoga which will increase your flexibility, improve your strength, develop your muscle definition and form you a stronger core. Using your breath to help you, you will flow through a number of postures which will challenge you all on a different level. You will experience a whole body workout that will somehow leave you feeling relaxed yet full of energy. This class is perfect for people wanting to experience yoga but also work up a sweat at the same time.