Click on individual classes for more information. All classes are booked directly with the teacher concerned. Please call them or use the contact form on their class pages.
Class term dates vary slightly depending on the teacher.
What’s the difference between the classes and which is right for me?
These classes are aimed at complete beginners and will cover physical postures (asanas) and movement as well as breathing techniques and guided relaxation. Beginner’s courses are an excellent way to start your yoga journey ensuring that the basics are learnt properly before you move on.
These classes are open to students who have at least 2 years regular and recent yoga practice. The class style will vary and will often include flowing sequences such as the Sun Salutation along with held postures. Considerable focus is given to breathwork including more advanced forms of Pranayama. Intermediate classes will also include the use of Bandhas, Mudra and Meditation.
A class suitable for all levels including beginners (unless otherwise stated). A well rounded yoga practice with emphasis on the breath and healthy, safe alignment. Modifications and alternatives are given. The class style will vary and will sometimes include flowing sequences as and when appropriate.
The viniyoga of yoga
The viniyoga of yoga is a term which describes the traditional yoga form created by TKV Desikachar which has its roots in the ancient Indian medical practice known as Ayurveda and has application in both yoga classes and individual yoga therapy. ‘The viniyoga of yoga’ simply mean ‘the intelligent application of yoga’ and in this tradition each person is seen as an individual and sessions offer a meditative approach to yoga through which various yoga techniques are applied to each individual’s circumstances and requirements. This is a form of yoga which utilises the relationship between breath and movement and recognises the influence one has on the other with the aim of creating strength, flexibility and ease in the body, and peace in the mind. Movement is adapted to each individual and so the viniyoga of yoga approach is suitable for both complete beginners and experienced yogis wishing to work in a more mindful and applied manner.
Much of the modern ways of life are focussed on the ‘yang’ of life. Busy and active, even in our stress release activities, such as the gym, running, cycling. Yin yoga focuses on passive, seated postures that target the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. During these Yin Yoga sessions you will move through a range of postures that are more passive, and mainly seated, with the use of props if needed. Postures can be held from one to ten minutes, so the body can let go and relax. The aim is increased flexibility, feeling of letting go, still the mind and learn some basic meditation/mindfulness approaches. It’s a great way to stretch and learn to relax.
A restful, calming class that includes breathing techiniques, gentle flowing movements, passive and supported poses along with relaxation. This is a perfect new beginners yoga class that is also appropriate for those working with injury, limited mobility and health issues, or for those who prefer a softer, gentler approach to yoga.
NCT Pregnancy Yoga
NCT Yoga for Pregnancy classes incorporate gentle yoga-based exercises, pranayama (breathing), relaxation, and ideas for working with the sensations of labour and birth. Yoga is well known for helping women to cope wth the physical demands of pregnancy and labour and can positively influence postnatal recovery. Women report improved sleep, reduced backache, strengthed muscles (including pelvic floor) and increased body awareness. Women who attend these classes enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, alongside the opportunity to improve their physical and emotional well-being in a safe space. Birth experiences are positive – however babies are born – and women grow in confidence and self belief. For first time mothers there are practical tips and an opportunity to meet other expectant mothers, for women who are already mothers the classes are a chance to relax and concentrate on this baby and this birth.
Inner Strength Moves
This is a bespoke programme for wellbeing designed specifically for the White Horse Yoga Centre that incorporates influences from yoga, Pilates and other somatic and healing practices. The class targets the whole body and the movements are breath-led, slow, gentle and very effective – whatever your age or fitness level. This class is therefore suitable for both beginners and intermediate students of either yoga or Pilates, together with those who may have health issues, injuries or recovering from illness.
This class incorporates the traditional aspects of Hatha yoga, focussing on breath, postures, whilst challenging your co-ordination through movement. The classes taught will give you unique sequencing, including Sun Salutations, to promote a dynamic and relaxing experience. Using the breath as your anchor as your move from one posture to another, so you leave the class feeling, fit, relaxed and full of energy!