YOGA CLASSES

Dee  teaches Dru  and Ashtanga Yoga  she  takes small classes on  Wednesdays at 9.30am and 6pm and Thursdays at 10am

Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, Dru works on body, mind and spirit—improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being.

The Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is a traditional, lineage-based Yoga practice that builds sequentially in terms of flexibility and strength as you progress through the series. You will experience inner transformation every time you practice.

Ashtanga Yoga is one of the most powerful, popular and proven methods of Yoga. It involves synchronising the breath with a progressive series of postures that produce intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that in turn detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. While some poses may seem difficult at first, they are suitable for all levels. Modifications are provided for beginners. It is not the lithe muscles, the thin waist nor the youthful countenance that is yoga’s real power. What’s really special about Ashtanga yoga is your ability to use this ancient technique to connect to the deepest and most powerful part of yourself and find your inner peace.

 

 

 

 

Mark Lowry.  Zen Yoga Teacher

Mark is 200 hour RYT registered Zen yoga teacher. He was taught by Zen Master Daizan Roshi and the focus of Mark’s yoga practice is the three interconnected Zen principles of correct physical alignment, energy (specifically the flow of energy through the body) and mindfulness (present moment awareness). Mark teaches individual one to one classes at Breathworks which will take the energy aspect of the practice to deliver an energetic flow yoga class. It will focus how our energy can be enhanced and also dispersed through various sequences which in turn improve health, emotions and our general consciousness.

 

m.lowry1@btinternet.com

 

 

Flow Classes – Thursdays 5.45 – 6.45 with Mandy Mountjoy

I am constantly humbled by the practice of yoga, both on and off the mat.  The clarity, calmness and strength I experience is what draws me back to my asana practice time and time again.   My personal practice has changed over time and is constantly evolving, but firmly rooted in the foundations of the Ashtanga practice.

My Thursday evening class includes some warm up and core work followed by varied and evenly-paced standing sequences, balancing and seated postures.  The class follows a natural flow and also includes time to hold a pose for a few breaths to move deeper into the body.  Focus is on the breath and sun salutations and time is taken to make mindful observations and still the mind.

Modifications are offered and each class ends in Savasana.  All levels are most welcome.

What I love most about my classes at Breath-Works is the warm and welcoming environment.  There is a tangible joy and happiness that seems to work its way into the class.  Even when contemplating Utkatasana (my much-loved asana), I can’t help smiling!

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Bethany Halcrow

Class name : Gentle Vinyasa Flow             Monday 5.45pm-7pm

About the class: A warming sequence of movements to warm the body and release tension and fatigue, interspersed with longer held restorative poses to open and unwind.  Breathwork and meditation culminate in a long savasana to leave you feeling rested,  restored and rejuvenated.

About me: I am a 200 hour yoga teacher and a yoga therapist in training.  My main practice for the past 5 years has been Ashtanga, and I use yin and restorative yoga when my body and mind call for a gentler approach.  Prior to that I dabbled in many types of yoga.  I have trained in mindfulness for around 8 years, and currently I am training in compassion-based practice with the Mindfulness Association.  Through my studies in yoga therapy I am gaining an understanding of the biological and neuroscientific underpinnings of various types of asana and pranayama, and it is a joy to be able to apply these principles in my teaching.  As well as asana I sing and chant Yogic texts and mantras.