Short Courses

 

 


PRANAYAMA

with Laura Gonzalez

Tuesday 29 October

Tuesday 26 November

17.00 – 18.15

£11/£9 Arlington members, concession

8 class card/ monthly pass applies to these sessions

These classes are for those who are complete pranayama beginners, practitioners who have done pranayama but don’t have a regular practice, or for those who have a yoga or meditation practice and want to delve deeper – all are welcome. 

The breath is key to Ashtanga yoga practice. It allows for the deepening of postures and enhances their benefits. During the course, each session will build on what you know and will develop the tools and techniques required to help you set, refine and sustain an individual pranayama practice. 

During these sessions you will:

• Learn about the breath – to observe it, to follow it and to enhance it

• Learn to deepen your breath, allowing you to become more aware and mindful, calm and focused

• Learn preparations and purification techniques that will help to boost the benefits of pranayama

• Learn more about how this practice relates to the Ashtanga yoga system


 

Breath and Asana

with Laura Gonzalez

Tuesday 8 October

17.00-18.15

£11/£9 Arlington members, concession

8 class card/ monthly pass applies to these sessions

Breath is the essential component of any yoga practice. In this workshop we explore the effects of the breath in mind and body, experiencing the breath pattern in Sun Salutations and classic standing and seated postures. We will look at the principles of moving with the breath to achieve effortlessness and harnessing the breath to arrive at a relaxed state in the practice. There are many benefits to fine tuning the breath while moving, especially ease, stability and joy. The session will finish with a relaxation to release the body through the breath. The class is suitable for practitioners of all levels of experience as well as other styles of yoga.

 


BACK BENDING

with Sue Crow

Tuesday 22 October

17.00 – 18.15

£11/£9 Arlington members, concession

8 class card/ monthly pass applies to these sessions

Energising backbends often bring us out of our comfort zone as we don’t usually bend backwards as we go through our daily life.  Many of us encounter fear or discomfort when practising backbends before finding joy in the invigorating surge of energy these postures can bring.

We start this workshop style class seated, observing our breath, before warming up with the Sun Salutations to prepare our body and mind for a dynamic sequence of back bending postures. 

Backbends can help improve posture, open the shoulders and chest, encourage deeper breathing, stretch the hip flexors, strengthen the legs, arms and back.

The class will conclude with a relaxation to restore us to feeling grounded and calm.

Suitable for practitioners of all levels of experience as well as other styles of yoga.


BELTS & BRACES

with Catherine Hardy

Tuesday 12, 19 November

17.00 – 18.15

£11/£9 Arlington members, concession

Class card valid

These classes will teach you how to use a belt beyond stretching it over the soles of your feet and across the back of your shoulders; for example, how to bind your arms for support.

In this special workshop learn how to unlock poses with ease using a belt that will help you stretch, strengthen and support your muscles. This will give you the ‘belt and braces’ you need for the confidence to try new poses you might not have thought were for you.

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