Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Easter Compton Halls
My Ashtanga-Vinyasa are powerful beginner classes designed to build strength, flexibility and balance of body & mind.
What to expect:
Fast paced, dynamic classes that focus on strength. Expect planks, jumps, squats & core-work using a mindful approach for own body alignment, pairing movements with breath. Ashtanga-Vinyasa / Power Yoga beginner style classes.
Deep core, pelvic floor & spine health
Leg & upper body strength
Balance & overall strength & flexibility
Stretch Club: Thu 830pm, Easter Compton Halls
STRETCH CLUB an all-levels practice is not only enjoyed by fitness fanatics but also ANYBODY feeling tightness & stress in the body.
What to expect:
Targeted Flexibility & Mobility Training. Passive tension, slow deep stretching for myofascial release giving you better range of motion and mobility.
We train specific tight areas such as hamstrings, back, hips and total body. Designed for sports to increase athletic performance. This practice enhances range of motion, gait, mobility, speed and recovery times.
The typical student who enjoys the benefit of flexibility training is ANYBODY suffering tightness & stress in the body. Typical athletes are run/swim/cyclists, tennis players, golfers, surfers, bootcamp & weight trainers, climbers, dancers, martial arts, equestrian, yogis and those who have physical-manual jobs.
HOT CLASSIC is practiced in a heated studio at 40-42° degrees / 40 - 50% humidity. This is both an energising & strengthening practice for the total body. All levels.
What to expect:
Inspired by Ghosh principles finding the therapeutic value of poses that stretch, strengthen and challenge body & mind.
Targeting strength in major muscles groups
Practicing breath control
Seeking challenge - physical & mental
GUIDE & FAQ
Easter Compton Classes
Plan to arrive 5 mins before class to set up, 10 minutes if it's your first class
There will be music played at medium-low volume, advise if this needs your consideration
Lighting is medium-low, advise if this needs your consideration
Chairs available for support & enhance your practice
Bring your own exercise/yoga mat. If it is your first couple of classes and you don't own a mat, pop me a message I'll bring a mat you can borrow.
Wear clothes you would feel comfortable exercising in. Elastic waists are usually more comfortable and shirts that don't fall over your head when you bend forward are more practical. No socks or shoes to help better engage the body and avoids slips & trips.
You may want water available
NOT ESSENTIAL -> You may want to have 2 yoga blocks/chunky books available and a yoga strap/scarf or belt.
Wear clothes you would feel comfortable relaxing in. Elastic waists are usually more comfortable and shirts that don't fall over your head when you bend forward are more practical. Socks can be worn.
You may want to consider bringing 2 yoga blocks/chunky books, 2 small cushions or 2 rolled up medium towels, a yoga strap/scarf or belt and maybe a blanket. All or a few, these items are YOUR choice. They are not needed but they can add extra relaxation layers to your poses if you bring them!
What does it cost?
Your first class is FREE! Use promo code 'free1stclass' when booking. A single class purchase is £8.50. Classes can also be bought as 5-6 week blocks with an average saving of £10-24 per term depending on which block you purchase.
Remember, this is an INVESTMENT into your wellness now and for the future you!
How often should I practice?
Practice once a week and you’ll feel the difference. If you can, two to three times a week is optimum for the body and for progressing your practice. That said, if 2-3 times per week is unrealistic, one class per week or when you can is better than nothing at all. Do what you can, when you can and celebrate what you do!
What do I bring?
Just yourself, a mat if you have one. message me if you don't, I'll bring one for you.
What do I wear?
Wear clothes you would feel comfortable in.
Can I eat & drink before practice?
It is better to have a more or less empty stomach, ideally try not to eat too much for 2-3 hours before class. If you do need some snacks just keep it light, try fruit, veg, eggs etc. Hydration of clear fluids is important, water, herbal teas etc. Try not to drink huge amounts just before a class, your stomach will thank you in upside-down and compressed poses!
Do I need to be flexible?
No, this is why we do it.
Are classes gender inclusive?
Yes, yoga is for EVERYBODY!
Is yoga and stretching just for women?
No. Yoga is for everybody, unfortunately for a long time in the western world, yoga was heavily marketed towards women. Yoga is for everybody. Take a look at the origins of yoga, you will find mostly men in practice and texts were often written relating to the male body. Yoga in the western world is massively popular amongst all genders, abilities, ages and cultural backgrounds.
Do I need any similar experience?
No, all classes are for beginners+
When is the best time to start?
The sooner the better!
Can I practice when I'm menstruating?
Yes WARRIOR woman, yes you can.
Do you speak in Sanskrit/other languages?
No, I use easy to follow pose names and terminology
I'm pregnant, I've been referred to yoga, can I attend your classes?
Unfortunately these classes are not suitable for pregnancy at any stage. They are suitable from 6 weeks postpartum with medical professional approval.
Is there any spiritual philosophy/chanting/incense or Om's?
These are not within my own beliefs so it wouldn't be authentic for me to share as your teacher. I'm interested in anatomy so this is the place I teach from. I want everybody to feel equally comfortable in group classes therefore I only share yoga asana (poses) and pranayama (breath).
In my free time I enjoy experiencing and learning about the spiritual roots of yoga in my own education & practices to keep expanding my knowledge.