At Breeze Yoga, we offer a wide range of Yoga, Pilates and Meditation classes, which are taught by specialist teachers who have trained extensively in their individual disciplines. We have two studios to choose from; Hot and Traditional and a huge variety of styles to suit everyone. Our classes have been divided into four main groups; flow, static, restorative and specialist to help describe the general theme of the classes:
A class where poses
run together to create a
smooth and fluid
A class which is about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching.
A class where postures
are held for longer to allow us to go deeper within ourselves.
Yoga practice for
specific age groups
or health issues.
Level: Open, 1, 2
Movement and breath are synchronised to create a flowing practice. The asanas are linked together in a way that makes sense physically, creating a moving meditation, where the body becomes strong and flexible, while the mind becomes focused and calm. The pace of the flow can vary, with each teacher bringing their own unique expertise, experience and creativity to the classes.
Level: Open, 1, 2, 3
In this hot version of Vinyasa Flow practice, expect some vigorous movement, connecting each pose to the next using your breath. The pace and studio temperature (up to 38 degrees) will vary depending on the level. The practice will strengthen the upper body, improve flexibility and mental focus, with heat aiding joint lubrication and removal of toxins. Make sure you drink plenty of water!
Traditional poses and sequences are rethought to incorporate ‘juicy’ movements that feel good within the body. Postures are felt from within, transitions from one to the next being just as important as the poses themselves. Mindful Flow is about moving in a way that feels good, with time and space given to exploring suggestions and alternatives and to get creative on the mat. Prepare to really tune in to how your body feels through mindful movement, awareness and breath.
Align & Flow
Align & Flow is rooted in the principles of Anusara Yoga. Anusara means ‘flowing with grace’. It is a modern day Hatha Yoga system that incorporates moderately long holds in postures, with a gentle flow between the shapes. The flow helps connect you to your breath and the holding allows for more explanation of the key alignment principles. Together, these elements help to keep you safe as you build strength alongside integration of the body and mind.
Expect a strong practice that works to release tension and build greater awareness throughout the body through breath, core work and sequencing. With a strong focus on healing, you will be given a variation of poses, so that you can choose what works best for your body, whilst building strength, flexibility and integrity in your practice.
Thai yoga is a unique Yin style of yoga that follows a partially set-pattern that nurtures a deeper practice, focusing on hips, lower back and hamstrings. Holding deep lunges, hip openers and stretches encourages openness in these often tight areas of the body, whilst hands-on adjustments and massage enhance the meditative holistic experience bringing harmony of mind, breath and body. Popular with the beginner and experienced practitioners alike.
Hot Yoga (26/2)
This is the original hot yoga class, consisting of a static series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Perfect for beginners and seasoned Yogis alike, this class is ideal for building strength and flexibility, developing muscle tone and improving focus. Easier variations are offered if you are working with injuries or physical limitations, particularly if you are dealing with back and knee pain.
Yin Yang Yoga
This is a class that balances the traditional asana based yoga practise with the Yin practice. Yang is the masculine principle; active, outward and upward moving, aimed at developing muscular strength and stamina. Yin is the feminine principle; passive and
introspective. Yin yoga helps release connective tissue, expanding flexibility and aiding healing while stimulating the nadis or meridians to loosen energetic blockages in the body.
Iyengar is a form of hatha yoga that is characterised by its focus on precision and timing, and the use of props to achieve body alignement. Through slower movements and structural alignment, Iyengar yoga helps strengthen the muscles of the body responsible for posture, like the legs, back and core. The combination of asanas (poses) and pranayama (breath) helps build strength, stamina, and flexibility. Benefits include increased vitality, improved circulation, co-ordination and balance.
Hatha Yoga places emphasis on mastery of the body as a way of attaining harmony and balance in the mind, body, and spirit. The practice consists of a series of postures linked by the breath, with the aim of strengthening and stretching the body and building life-force energy (prana). This is a great place to start if you are new to yoga or if you want to deepen your practice because you get the time and space to become familiar with yoga poses.
Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise with the emphasis on core strength, that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility Joseph Pilates, the man behind this method, based his work on three principles: breath, whole-body health and whole body commitment; encompassing mind, body and spirit.
The chance of injury is much lower than with other more strenuous forms of exercise.
Sattva yoga is a modern form of yoga that is rooted in a holistic approach, combining physical postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation (dhyana), and yogic philosophy which aims to calm the mind and increase mental clarity Sattva incorporates teachings on the chakras, mantras, for spiritual development. This practice aims to help practitioners achieve a state of pure consciousness or a higher level of awareness by integrating spiritual aspects to help practitioners cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness and connect with their true nature.
Restorative Yoga, the antidote to stress, allows us to tip the balance in favour of the parasympathetic 'quieting system'. With this, ever deepening states of relaxation ensue. Mild, gentle and prolonged stretching is supported with the appropriate use of props. The spine is moved in all different directions to unlock tension in the spine with a deep connection to breath, gravity and mental concentration.
Yin yoga increases mobility and flexibility in the body and ultimately leads to deeper relaxation and a better yang practice. Life requires balance and so does yoga. If you are only doing the “yang” styles of yoga (the active muscular forms), it is time to discover the yin yoga that works on the deep tissues and energy systems of the body. Suitable for all levels, Yin yoga is a perfect complement to dynamic yoga practise that emphasize internal heat and the lengthening and contracting of muscles.
Immerse yourself in this unique session in which you will be guided through a meditative journey, tuning into your own unique natural rhythm of breath. This class is peaceful yet uplifting; rejuvenating and deeply nourishing on many levels.
Qi-Gong, Yin Yoga
This is a class that balances the traditional Qi-gong practice with a Yin practice, done usually in the second half of the class. Qi-gong integrates the elements of martial art, helping to strengthen and condition the body whilst mindfully encouraging our life energy to come into balance, leaving us feeling calm and grounded. Yin yoga helps to release connective tissue, expanding flexibility and aiding healing while stimulating the nadis or meridians to loosen energetic blockages and increase energy flow.
Studio: Hot & Traditional
Beginners classes are designed for students new to yoga or those wishing to enjoy a slower paced practice. You will explore some of the key basic postures regularly practiced in yoga and ways to link these together in simple flowing sequences. The class will also cover different breathing techniques and their importance in helping you to find focus, quieten the mind and help you relax.
Suitable for all seniors: A gentle yet highly effective class to stretch and strengthen the body whilst improving flexibility. Breathing techniques are taught to boost overall wellbeing and build life-force energy (prana).
Pre Natal Yoga
From 13 weeks gestation
Studio: Studio 3
Encourages a sense of relaxation and confidence throughout your pregnancy whilst enjoying the changes taking place in your body as your baby develops. You will find yourself feeling more relaxed and healthy, with more energy. Prenatal Yoga provides you with a great opportunity to share the experience with fellow expectant mums.
Post Natal Yoga
From 6/8 weeks post birth
This is an inclusive, informative, and nurturing class for all mothers. Classes will include pelvic floor awareness, movement to rebalance the physical body, breathing + relaxation techniques for deep rest and restoration, and practical advice on a safe, graded return to physical activity.
These classes are open to mothers from 6 weeks post vaginal birth / 8 weeks post C-section, or until ‘signed off’ by GP, and to all pre-crawling babies. Changing, feeding, nursing and playing is welcome throughout but it is not a baby yoga or baby sensory class; the focus is on the mother’s wellbeing. If you are further along your post-natal journey (months or years – no upper limit) you are welcome to join without your child. Yoga mats and props are provided.