Class Styles


There are plenty of class styles for Soul Sanctuary Yogis to get involved with. Each style has its own purpose, benefits and level of challenge – ranging from the sleep-like Nidra class all the way to super energetic Broga! We always encourage trying as many as you can to find which are right for you. You can use our handy ‘Chill to Challenge’ ranking system or see recommended classes for what you want to achieve through yoga.

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Challenge

NIDRA - Meaning 'sleep' in Sanskrit, the ultimate in relaxing yoga.

Nidra means sleep in Sanskrit – in class you are led through a distinct style of meditation which keeps you just between wakefulness and sleep because this is where you are at your most creative and most able to heal, both physically and mentally. The paradox of this practice is that you’re lying down, making yourself as comfortable as possible, looking like you are asleep but trying not to fall asleep. Our lives are so busy these days, sometimes we need the space to explore what’s going on internally without the distraction of updog and downdog - that’s what Nidra is for. Some weeks you may have vivid experiences through the meditation and some weeks you might sleep through the whole class, either way is what you need!

YIN - Focus on restoration through long-held poses

A more restorative practice, in Yin you hold poses for several minutes to lengthen the muscle in a more relaxing way. This is great for beginners, or for those who want to be still and unwind.

YANG TO YIN

'Yang to Yin' is a combination of a 40 minute creative vinyasa to get energy flowing, get messy, work on strength and yang tissue flexibility, followed by a series of deeper Yin postures to work into the more subtle Yin tissues of the body.

The Yin tissues are the deeper tissues – ligaments, joints, deep fascial networks and even your bones. By holding postures for longer you work into these tissues to encourage health and longevity.

The yin style of yoga can also give you a new perspective to your yang Vinyasa practice and vice versa.

The perfect combination to get Yin/Yang balance in your life and a great way to introduce some Yin into your practice if you are new to it!

CREATIVE FLOW

Creative flow brings you a magical mix of dynamic Vinyasa Krama, smoothly flowing into a deep and calming relaxation - the perfect way to start winding down the end of your week.

Creative Vinyasa Flow allows the practitioner to feel evenness through the postures with comfort and fluidity, whilst consciously using the power of the breath to bring about a sense of presence and grace. The practice perfectly concludes with some longer held poses encouraging you to discover a deep space of relaxation for both your body and mind!

VINYASA - Designed to warm, stretch and align your body

A flowing yoga sequence, starting with warming sun salutations, followed by holding poses. Available before work, during lunch and after work for either 45, 60 or 90 minutes. Slow Vinyasa is also a great option for those who prefer a slower practice.

ASHTANGA - The most traditional yoga class, taught in Sanskrit language

Follow a set sequence of poses. Perfect for those who enjoy a traditional, challenging practice.

BROGA - Get fitter, stronger and more flexible

Broga is the original 'fitness yoga' designed to appeal to men, but women are also welcome! Broga sequences are strong, energetic and challenging, using a system of reps and sets to strengthen and tone specific muscle groups at a time.

Broga combines the best core-strengthening, muscle-toning, cardio-working, stress-reducing, clarity-enhancing yoga postures with functional fitness exercises for an amazing workout.

There are easier or harder options in every pose so everyone is welcome, no matter whether you are an absolute beginner, or a professional athlete. If you want to get fitter, stronger AND more flexible then you will love Broga! You’ll get that pumped-up feeling you get from working out and a deep flexibility and relaxation feeling from “working in” - ENJOY!

Pregnancy Yoga

We offer pregnancy yoga classes to those who are 13 weeks pregnant, right up until your baby is born!

Kids Yoga

We offer classes for 3-7 years – all based around mindfulness, having fun, and developing a strong, healthy body and a calm, happy mind!

21 DAYS UNLIMITED YOGA FOR £21 – INTRO OFFER

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Tell us what you need from yoga and we’ll select the right yoga classes to help you achieve your yoga goals, whether you’re a beginner in yoga or an experienced yogi.

LEARN THE BASICS

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Relax & Recharge

Experience the restorative and relaxing powers of yoga.

Get fitter & Stronger

Reap the physical rewards of yoga with intense classes.