We offer many yoga flow style classes at Yoga Den.
To flow, is to move with intention and exploration. We move slowly and also dynamically depending on the type of practise.
The physical practise of yoga is ‘asana’, the physical pose.
In flow classes we move between the asanas using the breath.
Classes concentrate on strength, alignment, movement and breath.
Flow classes are great for people with a busy mind who need focus.
Flow classes on the timetable include:
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Vinyasa simply means a sequence of postures with the breath. An example of this would be the sun salutation sequence, where each posture flows to the next using inhale and exhale. This class can be done at your own speed, with posture variations for each level. Expect to get a little hot and sweaty, and abs will also be worked as a strong core is needed to achieve great asanas.
We teach dynamic vinyasa and vinyasa classes at Yoga Den.
Dynamic Vinyasa = red class
Vinyasa = Orange class
Vinyasa is suitable for those with some yoga experience.
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A slow, gentle form of Yoga. Yin and Yang takes the form of feminine and masculine, yin being more gentle and yang Yoga (vinyasa) more powerful, focussing on strength. Being slower in pace, it is said Yin Yoga is more relaxing, and can calm the mind quicker. Rather than putting emphasis on the muscles, in Yin we put stress on the connective tissues in the joints which can in time increase flexibility. In flow classes we hold each posture from 30 seconds up to one minute moving into a vinyasa. In Yin yoga postures can be held for up to 7 minutes, however these postures are not balancing, and props such as bolsters and straps are used for comfort and ease. This is great for anyone wanting the calm the mind, relax and stretch out the body after being sat at a desk all day.
Yin Yoga = Green class suitable for all levels
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Just as it says Yin Yang is a mix of both powerful vinyasa and slow Yin yoga. Classes begin with pranayama, gentle stretching, and a flow of Yoga postures (vinyasa), the second part of class will move into Yin and holding postures for longer periods of time to increase flexibility. Great for anyone who doesn’t know which style to choose.
YinYang Yoga = yellow class suitable for all with some yoga asana experience
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This class is a great mix of gentle flow, yin yoga and restorative yoga. Lie back, relax and stretch for 60 mins on a Friday, a prefect way to end your week.
Flow & Restore = Green class, suitable for all levels
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Restorative Yoga, sometimes known as sleep yoga is very gentle, consisting of 5-7 postures that are held from 5 – 15 minutes. Using bolsters, straps, blocks and sometimes blankets, you can expect to feel completely relaxed and get a great night’s sleep afterwards. Restorative classes are 75 minutes long, for the body to evoke the relaxation response, which is the opposite of our natural state of fight or flight mode. I burn candles and incense during the class, and keep the lights off so that everyone can feel at ease, centred and most of all relaxed.
Restorative Yoga = Green class, suitable for all levels
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Expect to be guided into a deep state of relaxation whilst becoming increasingly aware of the inner world. The aim of the yoga nidra is not to fall asleep, but to withdraw from the 5 senses (pratyahara). The withdrawal aids a deep state of concentration and awareness, ultimately leading to the higher state of meditative consciousness (samadhi).
Yoga Nidra is the deepest form of relaxation whilst remaining conscious.
This 60 minute session will begin with slow movement and stretches before settling into a comfortable position for Yoga Nidra.
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This class blends elements from different exercise styles including ballet, Pilates, and yoga. Exercises are high intensity and low impact, choreographed to fun and motivating music. By using small, controlled movements, isometric holds and high repetition, you will build on your strength, balance and flexibility.
Barre is a red class, suitable for those with some experience of Yoga or Pilates.Book Now >
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasises proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. In this class we will focus on mat based Pilates- no props will be needed as we will focus on using your body weight to strength and tone the body.
Pilates is a green class suitable for all levels.Book Now >
Chair yoga is suitable for anyone of all ages and levels.
The class consists of small movements, working with joint mobility and stability. Its great for anyone feeling stiff or fatigued, and perfect to help with specific injuries.
As with all of our classes at Yoga Den, breathwork, movement and meditation is incorporated.Book Now >
We can all remember how challenging it could be throughout our tween/teenage years, struggling with identity and trying to ‘fit in’. In todays society it is even more difficult with the pressures of social media, outside influences and the uncertainty children have lived through this past year.
This is why we are so passionate about working with youngsters to give them tools such as journaling, breath work and Yoga to enable them to find a safe space to come back to when they feel overwhelmed.
It has been scientifically proven having such practices in our lives increases happiness and improves wellbeing, what more could we want for our youth of today
Tween Yoga is for 9-14 years.Book Now >
Beginners 6 Week Course
Great for newbies to the world of Yoga, or anyone who is interested but not ready to join a group class. The beginners course takes students through the basics of Yoga, concentrating on the breath (pranayama) and postures (asanas). Each class concentrates on a different muscle group, culminating with a vinyasa class in week 6.
6 x 60 minute classes over 6 weeks, £40 to be paid in advance.
“Just finished the 6 week beginner course and thought it was amazing. I’ve practiced Yoga on and off for years, but never committed to a course, I’ve realised now how wrong I was doing certain positions. Now when I do Yoga at home I can I’m progressing heaps…” HollyBook Now >
Increases oxygen flow to the brain
Calms the mind
Slower breathing means less stress and tension
Increased lung capacity lower chances of heart disease
More grounded and focussed
Decreases lactic acid in muscles and decreases joint pain
Increases core strength
Great for balance
Burn fat in power vinyasa classes