WHICH IS THE RIGHT YOGA CLASS FOR ME?
Vinyasa, Yin, Hot, Restorative, Bikram, Hatha, Animal Flow ... With so many classes and styles of yoga on offer these days it is always a good thing to try out a few different ones before you find the class that best suits you. And remember, going to a yoga class should not be about comparing yourself to the person on the mat next to you - its a time to leave your ego to one side and allow yourself to just be your true self.
We are all different and come to yoga for different reasons. Just enjoy the time you have made for yourself and be happy with the energy you have at that particular time, on that particular day.
Zone In Yoga offers a few different styles of yoga throughout the week, with classes held in Hersham and Effingham.
Once a month (Monday morning classes)
Ashtanga yoga follows a set sequence of postures, which are linked together by moving in time with the breath. As the sequence is repeated, the body begins to learn the poses and it is then that the student can explore getting deeper into each pose, including those that may be slightly more challenging.
I take the class relatively slowly to allow the student to gain correct alignment and allow for modifications throughout. This class will bring about focus, build internal heat and in turn, help to detoxify muscles and organs.
For more about the benefits of Ashtanga please click here
Beginners Yoga is just as it is. A class for those completely new to yoga or maybe even those looking for a slower, gentle practise. Each week we practise some of the fundamental yoga poses, looking specifically at alignment, correct breathing techniques, how to move safely in and out of poses, and how to listen to our bodies. We learn pranayama (breath work) and relaxation/meditation techniques. Everyone welcome.
This class is similar to the Beginners yoga however some of the class uses a chair for support and comfort, moving to standing postures to help increase balance, stability and joint mobility. The class also includes pranayama (breath work) and the most important part, relaxation!
STRETCH & STRENGTH
This class focuses primarily on lots of juicy stretch postures to help open the shoulders, hamstrings and core work. Build strength, stability and focus whilst practising poses for the upper and lower body. Help maintain the health of your spine through correct alignment and mindful movement.