Group Class Descriptions
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!
Classes run weekly on Mondays 19:45 - 21:00 at Studio Jobbsprek Økern Portal. You can simply show up, you don't need to book, just come along and join in.
Info on location and parking below:
Mum and Baby Yoga
Mum and baby yoga classes are a time for you to move, breathe, cuddle, sing, play, dance, laugh and rest with your baby. These classes are for both you and your baby; it is a time to heal, recover and strengthen after pregnancy and to reclaim your body. We focus on the whole body, from the feet to pelvic floor, abdominals, glutes and lower back up in to the shoulders and neck. Our focus is to build strength, regain movements, increase mobility and at the same time do so in a loving way, present with your baby and nurture the bond between you. For the baby we explore movements for them, we sing, dance, cuddle and play.
In this class you get to put you (both of you) and your needs first. If you need to feed, change, walk around, whatever you need to do is welcome and encouraged. Its a place to find support, love and compassion from the group you practice with and to maybe find and meet new friends who you get to share this journey with.This time in life is a unique one, it is so individual and is a deeply personal and transformative time. It is a time that in many ways flies by, and at the same time can feel like days last forever. These classes are a safe space for you to enjoy in this time and be with other people.
All are warmly welcome and we look forward to meeting you and your little one.
Classes run weekly on Mondays 11:00 - 12:00 at Studio Jobbsprek Økern Portal. You can simply show up, you don't need to book, just come along and join in.
Info on location and parking below:
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
Me time - 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.
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.