Tuesdays 5.45 – 7.15pm (90 mins) – beginners/improvers level Hatha into flow – Strength and Serenity at Functional Pilates, Fornham St Martin.
Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.00pm (90 mins) – all levels Deep Slow Flow at Functional Pilates, Fornham St Martin.
Thursdays 5.45 – 7.15pm (90 mins) – beginners/improvers level Hatha into flow – Strength and Serenity at Functional Pilates, Fornham St Martin.
Thursdays 7.30 – 9.00pm (90 mins) – beginners/improvers level Hatha into flow – Strength and Serenity at Functional Pilates, Fornham St Martin.
Fridays 6.30 – 8.00 am (90 mins) – all levels Early Morning Deep Slow Flow at Functional Pilates, Fornham St Martin.
Fridays 5.00 – 7.00 pm (30 mins meeting + 90 mins practice) all levels Y12SR meeting/practice at Focus12
Saturdays 9.30 – 11.00 am (90 mins) all levels Deep Slow Flow at Functional Pilates, Fornham St Martin.
** From Aug 2nd – all classes move to the Functional Pilates studio in Fornham St Martin https://goo.gl/maps/qcTAHGpi8rJ2
This is a dynamic form of yoga where the first part of the class gives the student a thorough ‘work out by working in’, focussing on strengthening and stabilising (especially the core, through awareness of bandha), energising, heating and mobilising the whole body to gain the maximum benefits from the second part of the class. Here, the focus shifts to deeper poses held for longer duration to increase flexibility, to release tension and to work to correct imbalances due to excessive training, asymmetrical sports with l/r dominance, postural issues, past or present injuries and stress/life style factors. Regular yoga practise will undoubtedly serve to improve your sense of overall well being, whatever your background or motivation for stepping on to the mat.
The aim of the practise is to experience integration of breath, body and mind….. deepening your awareness and take this with you off of the mat, long after the class has finished…..into your training, your sport and your work and life.
Classes are structured in seasonal blocks, so that there is a repetitive and progressive quality to the sequencing, and a somatic logic to their evolution. ‘Peak poses’ are deconstructed so that there is an understanding of the objectives of the asana as well as a safe journey to explore finding the right level appropriate for you.
There is much overlap between the classes, so that if a class is missed or a different class time is attended for whatever reason, there is still continuity as well as something different to explore. As such, drop in students are always welcome (please book here https://bookwhen.com/sahasta ) but regular attendance is encouraged.
Classes can include meditation and visualisation, pranayama (breathing techniques for cleansing, heating, balancing, calming or energising – all aid focus and concentration), application of bandha (energy “locks” – essentially the use of deep core muscles for stabilising either part or the full length of the spine within asanas and especially the transitions between to enhance energy flow and improve overall postural integrity) and asana (the physical sequence of poses) with occasional hands on assists (corrections of alignment to maximise the benefits of the practise).
Everybody can practise yoga. Whatever your experience or background. Please contact me if you have any questions about finding the right class for you.