WHAT IS YOGA?
Yoga has been around for about 5000 years. From the Sanskrit root "yug" which means "to unite", the practice of yoga seeks to harmonise the body, breath and mind. A typical yoga class combines breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and working through a series of postures which stretch, flex and twist, stimulating the nervous system, working on balance, and improving strength and stamina.
WHY DO YOGA?
"Penetration of our mind is our goal, but in the beginning to set things in motion, there is no substitute for sweat." - BKS Iyengar
Studies have shown that yoga can be incredibly beneficial to those suffering with high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease, back pain, depression and stress. However, beyond its therapeutic applications, yoga is also increasingly finding its place within the everyday training of professional athletes in order to increase range of motion, improve strength, balance and flexibility, as well as to prevent and rehabilitate injuries. Yoga offers a holistic approach to physical and mental wellbeing, working-in as much as working-out.
WHO IS YOGA FOR?
Everybody. Every body. Whether you can tie yourself in knots or struggle touching your toes, whether your ideal breakfast is a raw green smoothie or a bacon butty. Yoga isn't a religion, nor is it a cult. It's a physical, mental and spiritual practice that is accessible and relevant to all - whether you're 7 or 107. Please let us know if you have any injuries, conditions or anything we should be aware of in order to serve you better.