Classes We Offer

YOGA FOR ALL

A combination of warming the body slowly, focusing on pranayama(breathing exercises) and an asana practice inspired by Hatha Yoga. Strengthen and stretch the whole body in this "perfect balance" class. You will focus on stamina, co-ordination, health and happiness. Each teacher encourages correct alignment and a slower pace in the class to focus on building strength safely. Some of the class will feature mat based seated poses, letting the body unfold into stretches aided by blocks, straps and blankets: to un-do any tension, aches and pains, and reduce anxiety. In this class, you'll get an all-over, balanced yoga practice.

 

YIN YOGA 

Yin is a wonderful way to calm the mind. Postures are held for longer(3 to 5 minutes) than in other forms of yoga, using the aid of blankets, blocks, bolsters and straps.

Yin helps to undo the aches and pains of everyday life, sitting for long periods of time, driving, etc.

It is a wonderful way to access more forging and mindful state of awareness. 

As the awareness of mental health, stress and depression grows, more people are seeking out ways to combat these debilitating illnesses. Many have turned to yoga.

Yin Yoga has an incredible uplifting yet grounding effect on the human spirit, holding the postures for longer creates a deep meditative state, each active stretch unwinds the stress and tension in the body, leaving you loose, relaxed and calm.

Each class is planned so the whole body is stretched and postures are well thought out to create a balance across the whole being. Runners and cyclists especially claim that Yin is the perfect complimentary practice to their exercise routine.

 

STRETCH AND RESTORE

Joining of the mind, breath and body, Flow and restore is a gentle class, which is often floor-based practice. Postures are taken from Hatha yoga, a practice that originates from Northern India and has been practiced for over 5,000 years.

This class moves at a calm steady pace, finding time to work on the breath, the alignment of the body and finding your place in each posture. To cultivate a healthy, flexible mind and body on and off the yoga mat.

Come, step out of the fast lane, soften and settle into this supportive practice. Create the time and space you deserve.

 

VINYASA FLOW

The wonderful benefit of Hatha Asana but with a flowing movement.

Each Asana or posture is linked carefully with the breath, in a sequence which has been compared to dance.​ Vinyasa creates wonderful energy throughout the whole body, this class is great for stamina, co-ordination, health and happiness. Josephine encourages correct alignment and a slower pace in her Vinyasa classes, you will work up a sweat but with a focus on moving slower to really build strength and to calm the mind.

At Echo Yoga, our wonderful teacher's knowledge and understanding helps give an extra depth of the practice, especially when it comes to creating a flow sequence. Opening all areas of the body, physical and astral, with an added playful element.

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA

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Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. We hold just a few postures in the course of an hour. It is a completely different experience than most contemporary yoga classes.

 

During the long holds of restorative yoga, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It's a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices (as well as our busy lives) and an excellent antidote to stress. Stillness is a powerful practice.

 

PILATES

Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and posture. It was created by German-born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s and incorporates elements of yoga, martial arts and Western forms of exercise.

Initially adopted by professional dancers in the US as an effective form of recovery after injury, pilates has steadily grown in popularity around the world.

MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS


Come in your comfiest clothes, prop yourself up with bolsters, pillows and blankets and be guided into a quiet state of mind.
You will be lead through one or two meditation practices and/or breathing exercise(pranayama) to help calm the mind and tune into the present moment. 
Mindfulness is especially good at switching off the "monkey mind", if you have a lot on your mind, or your to-do list wakes you up at 3am, come find a safe space in the studio to learn valuable techniques to help you de-stress and re-focus. 

 

YOGA NIDRA

You will be lead through a deeply restorative yoga Nidra practice: the body takes deep rest as the mind is guided through a body scan or calming visualisation. Nidra is especially good at switching off the "monkey mind", if you have a lot on your mind, or your to-do list wakes you up at 3am, come find a safe space in the studio to learn valuable techniques to help you de-stress and re-focus. Nidra is also a wonderful practice for anyone who is experiencing loss, trauma, extreme fatigue and exhaustion. The practice heals on a deep level and can be profoundly effective.

 

QIGONG

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention to open blockages in the body based on the same meridian system used in acupuncture. The movements are fairly easy to learn and allow access to everyone

 

Calming the mind and calming the body allows healing. Strengthening the muscles through simple postures and movements prevents falls. Moving with flow and gentle weight-bearing helps balance and can positively impact bone density. Achieving a relaxed state of the mind reduces stress. These are some of the simple premises that underlie the health benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi.

 

PREGNANCY YOGA

Suitable for women after 13 weeks.

Move with intention and connection to your body, breath and baby within. Build strength to protect the lower back, stretch out to alleviate tension, work with pelvic floor and finally be lead through a Yoga Nidra practice, to reduce anxiety, worry and stress.

 

Meet new mums-to-be in the area and start to build your community.

Leave this class feeling strong, refreshed and connected to your body and baby.

 

YIN YANG YOGA

A combination of warming the body slowly, through a flowing practice inspired by Hatha and Vinyasa. Followed by deep stretches, taken from Yin practice. The 'perfect balance' class.

In the first part of this class, we focus on stamina, co-ordination, health and happiness. Josephine encourages correct alignment and a slower pace in her flow to focus on strength and the breath. Then after heating the body through an uplifting flow, let the body unfold into Yin postures: to un-do any tension, aches and pains, and reduce anxiety. In this class, you'll get an all-over, balanced yoga practice.

A perfect class if you haven't got time in your busy week for Vinyasa AND Yin! Combining the two means you get the best of both worlds.

Be prepared to leave feeling super chilled out and ready to tackle anything the week might throw at you!

 

VINYASA SLOW FLOW

The wonderful benefit of Hatha Asana but with a flowing movement, rather than a high energy practice, the postures are linked but with moments of stillness for a chance to settle into each posture and work on alignment of the pose to ensure a safe and grounded practice. Each Asana or posture is linked carefully with the breath, in a sequence which has been compared to dance.

​It creates wonderful energy throughout the whole body, this class is great for stamina, co-ordination, health and happiness. Each teacher encourages correct alignment and a slower pace in the Vinyasa classes, you will work up a sweat but with a focus on moving slower to really build strength and to calm the mind.

FLOW AND RESTORE


Joining of the mind, breath and body, flow and restore is a gentle class, which is often a floor based practice. Postures are taken from Hatha yoga, a practice which originates from Northern India and has been practiced for over 5,000 years.
This class moves at a calm steady pace, finding time to work on the breath, the alignment of the body and finding your place in each posture. To cultivate a healthy, flexible mind and body on and off the yoga mat.

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