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Vinyasa Yoga targets flexibility, stability and strength. It incorporates deep stretch, yoga postures and modern evidence based practices. Anyone taking part in a Vinyasa Yoga class can expect to improve their flexibility within 8 weeks. My style of Vinyasa Yoga is not a spiritual experience and there is no dogma, chanting or philosophy attached to this class. Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic flowing style of Yoga.

(Level 1 - Hatha Yoga)

(Level 2 - Hatha Flow Yoga)

Level 3 - Vinyasa Yoga

Yoga is for everyone, no matter what age, fitness level or flexibility. Remember that your body is different from everyone else's. Every day your body will have a different endurance level and your yoga practice will help to increase your awareness of this. Never be afraid or embarassed to come out of a posture before others, or before being told to do so, if you are feeling discomfort or tiredness. 

This Yoga class is:

  • suitable for most levels of fitness and for both men and women
  • suitable for participants with a knowledge of yoga postures
  • a class with mainly standing or body weight postures with some seated exercises
  • a more challenging class than my hatha yoga or hatha flow yoga classes
  • focused on building strength and core stability

 

What to wear/ bring?

Something that's not too tight and allows you to move freely. You can do Vinyasa Yoga in your bare feet, yoga shoes or if you prefer to wear socks they should be non-slip (yoga or pilates socks are ideal). Please bring a yoga mat and any other yoga equipment you might like to use, for example a yoga block.

How much does it cost?

£6, paid via the booking system, also available online.

Will it be too difficult for me?

You are free to go at your own pace, self modify where required and progress with time. Please always try a class such as Vinyasa Yoga for at least 8 weeks so that you can start to see the benefits and the positive changes in your muscle strength and flexibility. It can actually feel strange at first if you are not familiar with yoga postures, it can feel wrong before it feels right. Hatha Flow Yoga is an alternative which is less intense or choose Hatha Yoga if you prefer a class without a flow. 

Will it be too easy for me?

No! There are lots of ways that you can make the postures more challenging.

What will I gain from Vinyasa Yoga?

You should start to see benefits within 8 weeks. You should see improvements in muscle strength and endurance, increased flexibility and stronger core stability muscles. You may also see beneficial changes in your posture. It is a brilliant way to tone up your entire body and also help prevent injuries due to the changes in your flexibility.

What happens during the class?

We begin with a mobility warm up to lubricate joints and then start developing heat in the body. We then move to sun salutations to heat the body further before moving to a sequence of yoga postures, practising flows, finishing with some seated exercises and a relaxation. Please arrive in time to be ready to start at the advertised start time. If you need to leave early for any reason please do so quietly so as to not disturb other participants. I will guide you through the class by giving you advice and teaching points to help you get the most out of your yoga practice. I am a 'hands off' yoga instructor, your position will not be manually changed during the class. 

Safety

I will advise about safe ways to practice postures. Listen to your body and practice with care and mindfulness. Everyone's body is different. By tuning into your body you can tailor your practice to suit your body type within the constraints of the instruction. If you experience any pain whilst practising, release out of the posture and let me know. If you experience pain after practising remember to tell me before your next class. Real pain is different from the expected sensation in muscles when they are working hard and also the tension you might feel stretching tight muscles.

Eating prior to class

It is advisable not to eat a full meal less than three hours before a class, as it impacts on your digestion, making it uncomfortable for you during the class. If you get hungry or know that you feel weak if you don't eat, have a small snack before but try to leave at least 30 minutes between eating and starting the class. 

Click HERE to start booking a space at Juniper Green Church Hall or join the online classes!

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