What is Gentle Flow Yoga?
What type of Yoga do you Teach?
This is a question I’m often asked when being approached about classes for the first time. Many people are aware that there are lots of different types of Yoga - Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha are often cited... however not everyone looking for a yoga class is sure which type they want and that can only be solved by trying a few different types.
Gentle flow refers really to the speed of the class and how it is structured. It has a slow pace allowing for time to settle and really feel each pose, this is great for improving flexibility and mobilising joints. It has a flow, you are not stationary and one pose flows into another. We use ALL types of poses, seated, standing, balancing, lying, twists, inversions etc... but they are done with time to feel - we use the pose to get into the body.
My type of Gentle flow also includes some meditation, Pranayama (Breathwork), possibly some Yoga Nidra, some Yin poses and relaxation. These classes work on a theme from Yogic Philosophy, currently we are exploring the Chakras - earlier we explored the Yamas and Niyamas.
Gentle Flow Yoga is for those who want to know more about yoga than just take an exercise class. It incorporates body, mind and soul.
Classes take place on a Tuesday and Thursday at 11am and one to one sessions are also available.