Classes

Classes are taught at The Arlington Baths in Glasgow.

61 Arlington Street Glasgow G3 6DT

All classes are open to members and non members of The Arlington Baths

Yoga Guided Practice

This class offers a progression through the Ashtanga Yoga Series, covering each aspect of the Primary Series sequence, which consists  of standing, sitting and finishing postures (inversions) and introducing Intermediate Series postures as appropriate. 

There is a focus on understanding, developing and practicing a selection of asanas with modifications when needed.  This class is teacher led and provides a foundation towards yoga assisted practice.  

Yoga Assisted Practice 

Yoga assisted practice works on the Ashtanga Yoga Series which is a dynamic and progressing sequence of postures linked together by the breath.  You do not need to know the sequence, the teacher will guide you at your own pace and you will receive hands on adjustments and assistance.  New postures are offered as you progress.  It is a personal practice in a group setting with the help and support of the teacher.  It requires regular practice to memorise the sequence, synchronise the breath and reap the benefits.

Ashtanga Explorations  

In this class the postures of Ashtanga Yoga are deconstructed allowing for a closer look at what is happening in the poses, externally as well as internally and how they build on each other.  Both Primary and Intermediate  postures will be explored, with ways to integrate them into your personal practice. There will be time to experience the interplay of foundation, balance, strength and flexibility in each of the postures. This is a teacher led practice.

Yoga Classics

This class affords a slower look at the classic postures common to all forms of yoga and with particular attention to those within the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. Ashtanga Yoga offers strength and flexibility, develops both physical and mental awareness, balancing the body and mind.  

There is time to explore the postures, giving each more attention.The set sequence builds discipline and patience, minimising indulging in strengths and avoiding weaknesses!  Progress is self-evident and experiential.

Lunchtime Yoga 

This 45-minute class plays with twists, stretches and balances, building strength and flexibility, as well as breathing capacity. It offers the opportunity to reset and revitalise the day, after a busy (or lazy!) morning, helping you to catch your breath, fill your lungs with oxygen and bring energy to see you through the rest of your day.  

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a much slower practice.The poses are held for several minutes to enable deep release of the connective tissue and to apply safe stress to the joints. Sometimes intense, sometimes relaxing; the process is a wonderful balance to a dynamic yoga practice. It promotes flexibility in the body and resilience in the mind.

Yoga Building Blocks 

Yoga Building Blocks, is designed to establish the foundations of a confident, strong and precise practice. It focuses on the absolute fundamentals of yoga, working through the details of the basic postures, looking at variations and modifications. This course is accessible to everyone wanting to improve or begin a yoga practice, getting it right from the ground up. This class can provide a bridge from the slower Yin Yoga to the more dynamic Ashtanga Yoga practice or be taken to compliment a richer practice palette.

Breathing Bones

Breathing Bones, devised by Rosina Bonsu, is a series of relaxed postures and placements of the body. Together with the breath and gravity these aim to free the joints, release the muscles, realign the skeletal structure and balance the body. It is suitable for all levels and age.

Pranayama 

Pranayama is a yoga technique to enhance, deepen and control the breath through simple preparations and exercises. These sessions provide the foundations for a breathing practice that can be applied to your regular Ashtanga Yoga postures. The practice works at a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level, nourishing them all.

Unless otherwise stated all classes are suitable for all levels of experience, whether completely new to Ashtanga or with a regular self practice.

 

 

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