Classes are small, friendly and relaxed, to allow time with each student. Throughout the classes I like to share the benefits of yoga including:
- poses to suit everyone
- poses you can practice safely at home
- stillness and peace
- discovering your natural breath
Tips before attending classes
- Wear comfy clothes which allow you room to move
- Layering clothes is a good idea as we all have different temperature gauges
- Avoid eating a large meal within 2-3 hours of a class
- If you prefer, you can bring your own mat and blanket
Do I need my own mat?
No, you don’t need any kit, we have mats, blankets, blocks etc…but if you prefer to bring your own mat and blanket that’s fine too.
What sort of Yoga is this?
VYoga has its own style which works for real people with real bodies- with aches, tightness and knotty bits. But ultimately it’s Hatha yoga with some restorative yoga mixed in.
A common question is- do I need to be fit and flexible? It’s a good question and many students worry they won’t be fit enough, or bendy enough.
Our classes are designed to suit all levels and different bodies. It’s unlikely you’ll be dripping with sweat and twisting yourself in knots. Yes, there will be challenging poses, but you can build your strength over time and take things at your own pace. Ideally, you’ll leave class feeling restored and ready to take on the weekend.
You’ll experience a variety of yoga traditions in our classes – mainly Hatha and Restorative yoga. Typically there is one restorative class within the series of classes. And Yoga Nidra is offered throughout.
The emphasis is on listening to your body and practicing in the right way for you.
Hatha Yoga strengthens the body, releasing tension and calming the mind. Introducing breathing practices to bring help restore your natural equilibrium.
Restorative Yoga can release deep tension – staying in supported poses for longer and allows the body to truly rest. This is a good way to promote long-term good health. Poses are supported with props to ensure complete comfort.
Yoga Nidra is a deeply restorative practice which can benefit everyone.
What is Yoga Nidra? Yoga Nidra is a deeply restorative practice which can benefit everyone. Why not try it? Here is a recording you might find useful. You’ll find other recordings in the resources section. To prepare, simply find somewhere you won’t be disturbed. It’s good to have support for your head, perhaps a cushion under your knees and a blanket. You can also find yoga Nidra at www.yoganidranetwork.org.
If you are pregnant, I would recommend attending a specialist preganancy class, to support you at this time. There are classes available in Bristol, for example Bristol City Yoga or Bristol Yoga space
What do my students think?
“Welcoming environment. Individual history taken and personal attention given within the class environment, to whatever need or level required. Have found the classes both reasonably challenging and relaxing”