OUR CLASSES
 

At the Yoga Garden we offer over 20 classes a week in a wide variety of styles, ranging from meditative, therapeutic and restorative classes through to the more dynamic and physically challenging ashtanga vinyasa, jivamukti  and hot yoga.  We cater for all levels from complete beginners practising for the very first time, through to experienced yogis.   

 

All classes take place in our beautiful hand crafted Mongolian style Yurt. The organic breathing structure creates a light and airy space, which is both warm in Winter, thanks to the wood burning stove and felted wool lining, and cool in the summer. The Yurt has a smooth wooden floor and is fully equipped with top of the range ethically sourced organic yoga mats, blocks, bolsters and blankets - there’s no need to bring anything, unless you prefer to use your own mat!

 

Level 1 = Complete beginners, New to yoga (open to all) 

Level 2 = Beginners - intermediate (reasonable level of health and fitness required)

Level 3 = Intermediate - Advanced (for those with a regular practice who know how to modify postures when needed).

 
POWER UP YOUR WEEK

Level 2

 

Kick start your week by igniting your inner fire. Spark your body and mind with this mixed ability class, where we combine accessible, energising postures using a combination of our breath and movement to activate our energetic vortex. This class is suitable for all including beginners with a reasonable level of fitness.

Monday 9:45am - 11.00am

Teacher: Laila

 
 
COMMUNITY CLASS

All Levels

 

Community class taught by our Yoga Garden Teacher Trainees.  Please sign up to reserve your space on line.  This class is open to all levels, ages and abilities.  All proceeds towards our Mindfulness in Schools project - https:chuffed.org/project/mindfulness-in-schools-project

 

Suggested donation £5. Everyone welcome - just bring your open mind and heart! 

 

We will run this again early 2020 with our 2019/20 trainees

Teacher: various trainees

HOT YOGA - BEGINNERS

Level 1-2

 

Energetic flowing class which is focussed on the needs of those new to yoga and the yogi who is re-engaging with their mat. Practising in the heat will allow your body to soften and open. These classes will transform you on all levels, physically, mentally and spiritually.

 

Monday 6pm - 7.15pm

Teacher: Ana Marcela

 
HOT YOGA - INTERMEDIATE

Level 3

Energetic flowing classes practised in a warm cosy yurt. Heat is generated in the body through working with the breath and bandhas and working on more immediate sequences and postures. Practising in the heat will allow your body to soften and open up, with the help of hands on assists by an experienced teacher. These classes will transform you on all levels, physically, mentally and spiritually.  

 

Monday 7:30pm - 8.45pm

Teacher: Ana Marcela

 
IGNITE: BEGINNERS YOGA

Level 1

 

A wonderful class to start any yoga journey. Learn and practice at a comfortable pace in beautiful surroundings. These weekly classes are ideal for complete beginners and recommended for people who wish to improve their overall health physically, mentally and spiritually. If you are new to yoga it is recommended that you attend a beginners class for at least 6 weeks before progressing to some of the other classes on the timetable

 

Tuesday 10.00am - 11.15am

Wednesday 7.30am - 8.45am

Teachers: Ali/Nina

 
DYNAMIC VINYASA FLOW

Level 2 - 3

 

A strong class for those with an existing practice.The class is fast paced and invigorating, in a Vinyasa style. It is a fully balanced class which includes asana warm-up,  surya namaskar, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation and relaxation. 

Tuesday 7.00pm - 8.15pm

Teacher: Laila/Ana Marcela

FLOW AND RESTORE

A dynamic & conscious 75 minute practice.

We combine the fluidity of vinyasa, with periods of holding āsanas for more extended lengths. The dynamic & fluid practices will heat the body and build strength, endurance & flexibility. The restorative postures will help relax the muscles, tissues and nervous system encouraging a release of deeply held tension while replenishing energy.

Taught within the context of Buddhist view, emphasis is on mindful awareness, learning how to develop a deeply contemplative experience. We learn how to 'tune in’ so that we can move consciously.. feeling our way, rather than forcing in any way,  creating an energising & nourishing balance for body & mind.

Wednesday 10.00am - 11.15am

Teacher: Samantha

 
 
REVIVE YOGA

All Levels

 

Revive (Therapeutic) Yoga adapts the practice of Yoga to the needs of people with specific or persistent health problems not normally addressed in an often larger group class. Yoga techniques are incorporated to help individuals facing health challenges at any level – physical, mental and emotional. Taking a holistic view of our wellbeing, therapeutic yoga can help to manage a condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, and improve attitude. Each class is different and evolves into what is needed for those present. The class centres on a gentle and restorative group asana (posture) practice with time for discussion and modification of the postures. This may be supplemented from time to time, by hands on healing and gentle massage. The class will culminate in pranayama (breathing) and a meditation/visualization.

 

Wednesday 12pm - 1.15pm

Teacher: Chessy

HATHA YOGA

Level 2-3

 

Focusing on the breath and learning to move the body with fluidity and ease resulting in greater flexibility and suppleness. We will look at the basic philosophy behind Yoga and the techniques of breathing, movement and alignment. This is the perfect class to progress to after having attended a series of beginner classes. 

 

Thursday 9:30am - 11.00am

Teacher: Rebecca

 
 
HATHA YOGA & MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS

Level 1

This is a gentle, slow paced, (Iyengar style) class especially suited to the complete beginner or to somebody returning to yoga after a long break, illness or injury.  The focus will be on understanding the correct alignment in the postures and taking the time to adapt them to everyone present in the class. Props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets may be used to support the body for your safety and comfort. 

 

Practising this way results in ease of breath and movement, joint mobility, improved balance, and a deeper awareness of the body.  Each class will include simple meditation and mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve overall health.  

Thursdays 11.30am - 12.30pm

Teacher: Rebecca

 
SANGYÉ YOGA

Sangyé Yoga - Strong Flow

A class, to re-orientate your week. Sangyé (pronounced saan-jay) is a Tibetan term meaning ‘awakened’.

Class takes the form of modern postural yoga; the Sangyé practice is physically strong - but we work with the body intelligently, progressively, integrating movement with breath. We combine the fluidity of vinyasa, with periods of holding āsanas for more extended lengths.

Taught within the context of Buddhist view, emphasis is on mindful awareness, learning how to develop a deeply contemplative experience. We learn how to 'tune in’ so that we can move consciously.. feeling our way, rather than forcing in any way.

Thursdays 7.30pm - 9.00 pm 

Teacher: Samantha

 
YOGA CORE

Levels 2-3

 

A motivating blend of Yoga and Pilates with focus on core stability, back care and muscle strengthening. Taught by an established sports coach and yogi, this practice will combine strength training and core strengthening as well as a focus on both pilates and yoga alignment techniques. A quick but powerful 1 hour practice to kick start the weekend. What are you waiting for?

 

Friday 7:30am - 8.30am

Teacher: Tony

PILATES

All Levels

 

Pilates is a great exercise technique which helps to release muscular tension caused by the stress of daily living and is also suitable if you are looking to improve balance, co-ordination and strength. With effective movement exercises combined with precise flowing breath, Pilates improves posture and alleviates back, shoulder and neck pain.

Ana Marcela has been teaching pilates for 15 years, she used to run regular pilates classes at Triyoga London since 2010. With a dance background and anatomy knowledge Ana's classes are full of insight as they work with alignment. Marcela works with deep postural muscles to reveal what she calls “the dynamic core”, a core which is strong, flexible, resilient and responsive. 

'I have been attending yoga for beginners and Pilates and can not tell you how much these have helped me. Ana Marcela has the most amazing calming nature and her classes are so therapeutic for the mind as well as the body.'  Annie, current client

Friday 9.30am - 10.30am

Teacher: Ana Marcela Wakeham

 
PREGNANCY YOGA

All levels

Pregnancy is a very special time. Yoga can help you connect with the miracle taking place in your body. Gentle stretches, sequences and breathing exercises will help keep you strong and supple through pregnancy. You will also learn meditation techniques and visualisations to prepare you for labour and birth, as well as the mental and physical challenges of motherhood.

Practicing yoga during pregnancy can help aid digestion, boost circulation, relieve stress and anxiety, correct postural alignment and relieve back pain as well as strengthening mind and body.

NEW PREGNANCY CLASSES AND YOGA FOR NEW MOTHERS

starting September 2019 - please email emmarich_7@icloud.com for further information

 
 
ENERGY BALANCE YOGA

All Levels

 

We are often familiar with our physical body and how it functions but little is known of our energetic body. Within the centre of our body, there are seven key energy points, known as Chakras which act like a gateway in which our energy flows. We can access our energetic system through our yoga practice, opening our chakras so that energy flows more freely. Each week will focus on a different energy centre, working through postures and sequences to heal, open and realign the Chakras, revitalising body, mind and spirit.

 

Friday 10:45am - 11.45am

Teacher: Ana Marcela

RESTORATIVE YIN YOGA

All Levels

 

This is a gentle, slow paced, (Iyengar style) class especially suited to the complete beginner or to somebody returning to yoga after a long break, illness or injury.  The focus will be on understanding the correct alignment in the postures and taking the time to adapt them to everyone present in the class. Props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets may be used to support the body for your safety and comfort. 

 

Practising this way results in ease of breath and movement, joint mobility, improved balance, and a deeper awareness of the body.  Each class will include simple meditation and mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve overall health.  

Friday 5:30pm - 6.45pm

Teacher: Nina/Ali

 
VAJRASATI CLASS

Lunchtime Yoga for All - A class that’s both gentle and at times dynamic to energise and awaken the body, heart and mind. Enjoy tranquility through movement, that brings us to stillness within.

 

Our classes will incorporate modern postural yoga (based on Hatha, Iyengar), breath awareness (pranayama) and a deep relaxation to finish. We hope you can join us in this beautiful space.

 

An accessible class, for all levels, all abilities and all bodies.

TuesdayS 12.15 - 1.30pm

Lisa Nicholls Rider / Donna Raftery

(alternate weeks)

 
RISE & SHINE YOGA

All Levels

 

Start your morning off with a fully rounded yoga practice to kick start your weekend! A flowing and energising class suitable for all levels and all ages including complete beginners.

 

Saturday 8:30am - 9.30am

Sunday 8.30am - 9.30am

Teacher: Various

 
WHAT TO EXPECT

EQUIPMENT

We provide top of the range beautiful organic and natural yoga mats, cork blocks, cotton belts, blankets and supportive bolsters.

 

For more dynamic classes, we recommend bringing a towel and drinking water in a glass or copper bottle (no plastics)!

CLOTHING

Wear something comfortable that allows you to move freely and with ease. We want you to feel the connection of your bare feet on the earth, so you can leave your shoes at the door.

ADJUSTMENTS

In some classes, the teacher may apply a hands on adjustment to help modify and correctly align a pose or possibly help you to express a deeper aspect of the pose. If you prefer not to receive assists, please feel free to let your teacher know.

 

YOGA - TEACHER TRAINING - THERAPIES - RETREATS

The Yoga Garden, Swallows Lane, Dial Post, Horsham, West Sussex. RH13 8NN. T: 01903 892459

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