Originated in ancient India, Yoga means 'union' between the mind, body and spirit...

As the name suggests, the ultimate aim of practicing Yoga is to create a balance between the body and the mind and to connect with your true self. See the following for a more in-depth look at our yoga classes...

Yoga (vinyasa) Flow is a connected rhythmic practice with attention to merging the body and the breath.

The word 'vinyasa' means to link your breath to your movement. Vinyasa flow has it's roots linked to the Ashtanga method of sun salutations, a standing, floor, finishing sequence. Including this heat inducing practice we begin with breathing techniques (pranayama) to connect allow us to become settled and meditative. We will explore creative movements, based around heat and energy inducing asanas (postures), as you deepen your connection to mind, body, and spirit. Through this practice, we cultivate strength, flexibility, trust, and empowerment, while learning to ride life’s natural waves. All levels welcome.

Teachers: Carla Webster

This class is similar in structure to a general Vinyasa Flow class although we take it at a much slower pace.

Rarely in life do we give ourselves permission to completely slow down and let go of all expectations. As we move from standing postures to the floor sequence we will hold gentle stretches and restorative poses for a few minutes at a time. When we hold poses for a longer period of time we start to develop greater flexibility not only in the muscles but also the stronger connective ligaments and tendons. This class is suitable for the absolute beginner and those who are ready to explore the art of letting go! All levels welcome.

Teachers: Carla Webster

Based on the classical teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the Ashtanga system includes several increasingly challenging series of postures. 

Ashtanga Classes: Led and Self-Led

We offer led Ashtanga classes, meaning a teacher (Pamela Young) leads the class and instructs students in the order of the poses, mainly in the primary series. Mysore style or self-led practice is an opportunity for students to practice at their own pace and level of ability, but in the company of other students and with the encouragement, advice and adjustments from a teacher, as needed. In the Mysore method, the student masters each pose in sequence and is given new poses to work on by their teacher as they become ready. Ashtanga can be an ideal foundation for home practitioners once they know the sequence of poses.

Hatha is a very general term that can encompass many of the physical types of yoga.

If a class is described as Hatha style, it is probably going to be slow-paced and gentle and provide a good introduction to the basic yoga poses.

Teachers: Elspeth McCoull

Yoga can become a vital tool in the sports person's locker.

Not only can a regular practice bring flexibility, but will also incorporate elements of strength, agility, balance, greater range of movement, a mental focus, greater awareness of the breath and importantly the combination of these will help reduce the likelihood of injury.

These fun yoga classes help kids to explore their inner yogi!

They will  learn lots of interesting yoga postures and meditation techniques to help them stretch and relax, they'll also play games and create works of art to increase their self-confidence, and compassion towards others.

These classes are suitable for women in their 2nd & 3rd Trimesters of pregnancy.

YogaBellies offer authentic classes, therapies and workshops for women and children at every stage of their lives.YogaBellies® sessions incorporate a range of authentic yogic and holistic techniques which create a unique experience for our clients. Our sessions may incorporate traditional yoga asanas (postures); self-hypnosis and deep relaxation. We make sure our classes are non-scary, non-threatening, welcoming and open to all levels of practitioner. We believe that yoga is accessible to everyone.

Teachers: Alison Frame

Fusion Flow has it's roots in Vinyasa Flow,

but fuses aspects of various yoga traditions such as Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Yin. Flowing sequences encourage students to connect with their breath and help balance mind and body. These sequences are energetic but calming and help tone and strengthen the body whilst improving mental concentration and focus. 

Teachers: Catriona Jinks

Pilates mat classes centre around the floor work developed by Joseph H. Pilates.  Using the body’s own resistance, a series of movements are are performed designed to improve circulation, breathing, posture, and body awareness. It is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the whole body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles without bulking up. Pilates takes a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked and the body moves as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity.

Teachers: Lisa Carswell & Susie Alexander

What is Tai Chi? 
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese system of exercise. Practised by millions of people throughout the world, it improves flexibility and posture, and brings about feelings of calm and peace.

What are the benefits of Tai Chi?
The benefits of Tai Chi helps to release and reduce stress improve your energy levels, re-awakens a spirit of vitality, and improves core strength and balance.

Tai Chi is gentle exercise suitable for all levels and abilities

Teachers: Ken Symon

All of our teachers offer 1-1's or private group lessons.

1-1's can be hugely beneficial whether you are either just starting out on your yoga journey or if you would like to further deepen your practice or if you have a corporate/ community group who would like to try out something different and beneficial for their health.