Class Descriptions

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Class Descriptions2019-07-21T13:58:58+00:00

Class Descriptions

Class types are being streamlined for the summer and autumn term. The following classes will be available from 5 August 2019. If you currently attend Sun Power Yoga or Ashtanga Vinyasa classes, Vinyasa classes will offer an integration of these styles.

Vinyasa Yoga – Level 3. Energetic and challenging for those with some yoga experience and beginners with a reasonable level of fitness.

Move with the breath with an Ashtanga-influenced practice. Slower than many Ashtanga practices, there is time to experience and feel each pose, find the right alignment for you and encourage the body to be strong and mobile. Much of the class is energetic; you will generate natural heat in the body with sun salutations and sequences that include planks and downward dogs. Vinyasa yoga is suitable for those with some yoga experience and beginners who have a reasonable level of fitness. You will need to be able to get up and down from the floor easily for the flowing transitions between poses.

Modifications are given so you can work where you at. Hands on adjustments are optional.

Classes end with a ten minute savasana (relaxation).

Mindful Yoga – Level 2. Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. 

If you ever feel tense, stressed anxious, too busy or prefer a gentle practice, mindful yoga will encourage you to breathe more deeply, soothe the nervous system and calm the mind. You won’t break into a sweat and there is no need to be strong or flexible! There are standing poses and you will need to be able to get up and down from the floor easily plus sit and lie down on the floor.

This is also a good class to try if you are new to yoga or if it has been a while since you have done physical exercise. For experienced yoga practitioners, this class offers a deeply somatic and embodied practice.

While much of the class is floor-based there are some standing poses. It is sequenced to build towards a deeply soothing 25 minute yoga nidra (yogic sleep or deep relaxation).

Yoga for All – Level 1. Suitable for total beginners and those with reduced mobility. 

Work at your own pace in this friendly, fun and accessible class.  You can use a chair for all or part of the class. Work to improve functional mobility, posture, muscle tone, strength and balance alongside boosting your mood and energy levels. Each class ends with 10 minutes of relaxation.

The class moves at a much slower pace than vinyasa classes and is suitable if you experience reduced mobility, find it difficult to get up and down from the floor or are recovering from illness or injury. Individual modifications are used throughout the class so everyone can participate throughout. It is an ideal class for total beginners.

If you are unsure which class to try, please email yoga@carolynsmith.org

To view the current class and event timetable click here: https://www.carolynsmith.org/timetable/

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