Group Class Descriptions

Pregnancy Yoga

Many women begin yoga on their journey to motherhood. There is so much support that can come from practicing yoga in all areas of life and even more so during the pre and post-natal period.

The pregnancy classes will provide a safe space to move, breathe, rest, and let go. Yoga forms help us to improve our strength, both physically and mentally, increase our circulation, find our breath, bond with our growing babies and carve out precious time to rest and nurture ourselves.

Classes will be designed to meet you where you are in your body on any given day, with different options always available. Everyone is welcome and you don’t need any previous yoga experience to join us. We look forward to meeting you!

Teen Yoga for girls

Yoga classes designed specially for teenage girls.  Classes will combine movement, breath work, relaxation and other elements from yoga.  

 

Yoga has been found to be incredibly beneficial for teens and can be useful for many areas of a teenager's life.  From physical and mental health benefits, to improved concentration and emotional regulation and improved sleep, yoga often has positive impacts in unforeseen areas too.

 

These classes are designed for teenage girls and will create a safe space to practice yoga while meeting other teenage girls

Mothers Flow - Yoga for mums

Our postnatal practice gives women the space to simply be the woman that they are and have become. We want to give you a chance to reconnect with yourself; with your body, mind and heart, and to have time to be with other women. It is a time for you and so babies and little ones aren’t joining us for these classes. 

We will use a variety of yoga postures, breathing practices, deep relaxation techniques and other yogic practices to get out of our heads and be in our bodies again. We will use this interoceptive experience as a tool for healing and reconnection.

The class will be open to anyone in need of this kind of practice, whether it has been six months or three years since you carried your child. We recognize the importance to acknowledge and value every maternal experience.

Throughout the class you will be offered modifications and variations and we invite you to meet your body as it is in that moment. You are welcome to be present without judgment or expectation and will be supported physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our hope is that you can find yourself in this new and changed body, allowing yourself to be you.

New classes - Called Mothers Flow will start on 11th August at Leela Gamlebyen 20:00-21:15 on Wednesdays, it will run as a 7 week course.

Hatha Yoga 

A class that offers movement in the form of Sun Salutations and yoga asanas (postures), and stillness in the form of yogic relaxation.  

 

Classes will be a mixture of flowing movements and holding of postures with breath work inter-woven throughout.  Classes are open to many levels and variations of postures and forms will be given to suit every body.  

HBRS Yoga classes 

Weekly yoga is now being offered on Zoom and is open to all members of the HBRS community.  All levels are welcome and no prior experience is needed to participate.  Yoga is a great way to work with your body, mind and breath.  Practising yoga can help to increase strength, flexibility and reconnect with yourself whilst also bring about a state of relaxation.

 

Yoga reduces stress and anxiety, which in turn reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormones such as cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system and increasing a feeling of wellbeing.  The yoga classes offer choices in the yoga postures and allow participants to have a present moment experience and to make choices for their own bodies based on what they feel in the moment.  

Classes are held weekly live on Zoom, making them accessible no matter where you live.  Classes are 60 minutes long, the first part consisting of a moving practice with some breathing focus and the second part of the class will be a yoga Nidra or relaxation practise.  Classes are facilitated by Laura.  Laura is an E-RYT 500 level yoga teacher and a yoga therapist.  She is also a Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga facilitator (TCTSY-F).  To join these classes please see the HBRS website for more info and how to join.