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Suitable for absolute beginners and also seasoned yogi’s who prefer to move gently, this class concentrates on the fundamentals of a yoga practice. Focus is on connecting breath and movement, alignment and building a steady foundation as well as promoting deep relaxation. The class includes meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) asana (postures) and savasana (deep relaxation).
Developing strength and flexibility through a flowing approach to yoga where the breath is used to develop a sense of connection between body and mind encouraging deep relaxation. The class will include elements of meditation, pranayama (breath work), flowing standing postures, balances, seated asana, backbends and inversions, with a strong focus on alignment to ensure a safe and satisfying flow class leading to a deep relaxation (savasana).
This class is a gentle and steady paced class suitable for absolute beginners, or anybody who wants to slow down, relax, and learn all about yoga! We will focus on simple movement to encourage more body awareness and physical mobility, as well as look at the other fundamental aspects of yoga such as breath, meditation and philosophy. This class offers an inclusive, laid back and fun atmosphere that is perfect for complete newcomers to the practice, and will give students the tools to create and sustain a space for relaxation and serenity.
This class follows the traditions and practices of Hatha yoga, combining movement (asana), breath exercises (pranayama) and meditation to lead you towards greater mobility and relaxation.
Paced slower than many modern yoga classes, Hatha yoga moves gently and steadily through a range of poses and practices, allowing you the time and space to deepen connection to breath, increase flexibility and expand your understanding of this ancient discipline.
Open to all levels and also the perfect ‘next step’ from our beginners class, this class is ideal for those who are seeking to cultivate an authentic practice in a fun and informal environment.
CHAIR BASED YOGA CLASS AND RELAXATION
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what can not be cured” bks iyengar
Suitable for people with long term health conditions, those living with chronic pain and also mental health disorders, this class offers you the chance to gain all the benefits a regular yoga practice offers without compromising your health by overdoing it in any way. Each session includes gentle stretching, strengthening and balancing poses as well as meditation, breathing techniques and deep relaxation.
PLEASE NOTE WE REGRET THAT THIS CLASS DOES NOT OFFER WHEELCHAIR ACCESS AS OUR STUDIO IS ON THE FIRST FLOOR.
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This class invites you to completely relax. It combines restful yoga postures with calming meditative breathing and yoga nidra (a guided meditation to be practiced lying down) aiming to promote a deep sense of calm through physical rest and the settling of thoughts and emotions.
Yoga nidra (yogic sleep) can help to relieve tension and anxiety and promote a good night’s sleep.
Suitable for all 16+. No previous yoga experience is necessary.
You will need a yoga mat (or large towel), a blanket and a couple of pillows or cushions and a comfortable spot at home.
Suitable for all LGBTQ+ folk, beginners as well as seasoned yoga practitioners, this group provides a supportive and safe space to explore the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga practice. Experienced Edinburgh Community Yoga teacher, Amy Hughes will lead a variety of yoga postures, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation, helping us to experience greater flexibility, strength and acceptance of ourselves whilst also ‘switching off’ to bring deep relaxation and quieten the mind. To book your place see the timetable above. Or for any questions about our Edinburgh yoga classes timetable, please contact us today.
This yoga class for teenagers will focus on calming breath work, a yoga flow accessible to all levels and guided relaxation. No previous yoga experience is necessary to attend, only a willingness to try something new, let go and have fun! As a former high school French teacher, Angie has worked with teenagers for much of her working life and is always inspired by their enthusiasm and energy. The teenage years can be difficult at times and this class will provide the tools to help deal with exam stress, lack of confidence and foster a general sense of well-being.
We know that going to a yoga class for the first time can feel overwhelming or even intimidating.
This weekly drop in class aims to create a relaxed and safe environment where you can learn yoga. It is perfect as a follow on from one of our outreach projects or if you are curious about yoga but not sure it is for you.
Lorraine directs the outreach programme at Edinburgh Community Yoga and teaches in many non- traditional settings including prisons, psychiatric hospitals, with veterans groups and with womens services. This class costs £5.00. You will not be physically adjusted.
The class will encourage you to bring awareness to the present moment by noticing sensation in the body and breath in a way that feels acceptable to you.
Please come wearing something that you are comfortable in. Socks and shoes are optional.
If you have active PTSD please contact Lorraine@edinburghcommunityyoga.co.uk prior to attending the class
A class to aid recovery and wellbeing.
Our community class is open to all but is especially tailored towards people in recovery from addiction or mental health issues. The class is an opportunity to take time for yourself, to meet new folk and to enjoy yoga together. We offer a 75 minute hatha class which includes yoga poses, breath work and meditation and also some social time afterwards where we share food, discuss topics and sometimes watch inspirational films.
We advise that participants should already be sober and committed to a path of recovery when attending the class. Please contact a GP with any medical concerns prior to beginning.
Core Vinyasa is a dynamic, vinyasa based practice that aims to establish three fundamental tenets – strength, precision, and mindfulness. This class will provide a fun yet steady paced atmosphere for students to progress in their practice, both in terms of physical strength, but also focus and confidence. The class will always include variations of sun salutations, flowing standing poses and balances, seated poses and relaxation. Perfect for those looking for a challenge, and who want to build up from their foundational practice.
Enter into a state of space and release. Melt away your worries and create space in your body, mind and life. In this passive yet profound practice, you will work on developing your inner awareness as you ease into reclined or seated postures. Holding these healing and prop-supported poses for 3 minutes or more will work on the thicker layers of connective tissues around the joints, unravelling areas of tension that a dynamic yoga practice can not always access. Meditative style of the practice where we use the breath to anchor into stillness will help to slow down the monkey mind and cultivate patience towards our body and mind. This practice is open for all levels.
Please note: It’s not the best online practice If you are pregnant.
Please prepare two cushions or a bolster, blanket or big bath towel – or both if that’s an option. Dressing gown belt and a think book or a yoga block.
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