In 2019 we introduced Yoga to R & R. Our focus is to reduce stress, anxiety, insomnia, physical limitations, and the busy mind, using a well rounded yoga program and meditation classes, adapted to all body types and ages. Yoga is an effective alternative treatment for stress, anxiety, fatigue, depression, inflammation, tension, sleep-quality and overall well-being.
Yoga for anxiety can act as a “moving meditation” that centres the thoughts and can build a sense of calm and wholeness. Others practice yoga to restore the body by increasing strength, improving balance, and enhancing flexibility, but many are dedicated to the yoga lifestyle that includes practice beyond exercise.
Our yoga studio provides a safe place to slow down and step out of the whirlwind of life. A safe place to be reflect and re-evaluate priorities. It may seem odd to connect those dots to the practice of yoga while we are building strength, flexibility and balance, but those are the same tools we need for stability in our daily lives!.
Please join us and try out yoga. You will be surprised at the gift you are giving yourself.
'I describe my style of yoga as a slow, mindful and present yoga with an emphasis on controlled engaged flow, connecting the mind with the movement, breath, and introspection. To be able to guide my students into a deep mental flow and be lost in the experience is something that I strive to achieve with each session, with everyone leaving feeling both relaxed, mentally calm and but energised to focus back on their lives with more clarity and contentment.
Yin & Self Myofascial Release
This Class combines the use of myofascial release techniques and Yin Yoga postures. Myofascial release is a hands on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. In this class students will be guided on how they can use tennis balls to apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia using their own body weight and movement. Fascia is less fluid compared to the muscle, hence the need for long static holds, allowing the water molecules to realign in the body. After rolling and releasing the facial with tennis balls the student will be guided into yin yoga postures in order to stress the tissue of the target area to then increase circulation and improve flexibility, stillness in each posture is observed for 3-5 minutes.
This is a slow paced therapeutic class suitable for all levels.
This 30 minute class will help you escape the stress and busyness of life to discover the peace of meditation. Be guided through simple meditations and techniques that relax the mind and body, leading to a deep experience of inner peace and contentment. No experience needed.
Yang/Yin Fusion Yoga
Our Yin Yang yoga class starts with Yin yoga to calm the mind and to work on the joints before the muscles are warm, then we move into some simple dynamic movements warming up the body and building up energy to see you through the rest of your work day. Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice - bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. Yin is more internal, passive, cooling and downward. While Yang is more external, dynamic, warming and upward. When these terms are applied to yoga, Yin Yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer, working on the deep, dense (Yin) connective tissues and joints in the body to help aid mobility and flexibility of the muscles and joints. Yang Yoga, in contrast, refers to a more active practice working on the (Yang) muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina and flexibility.
Yin & Meditation
Yin and meditation Yoga class consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body — the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues and are the focus points for each class. The class starts with a guided breath meditation to help calm the body and mind in preparation for the postures, each pose will be held for a length of time to allow manipulation of the fascia and connective tissues, the class will then end will a body scan meditation to assist in deep rest. The aim of this class is to open the joints and muscles to gain for flexibly and mobility within the body, whilst experiencing the effects of meditation.
Yoga for Relaxation
Overcome sleepless nights, busy minds and learn how to simply relax. Our relaxation yoga class is the perfect balance between yoga and meditation. Classes are slow-paced and explore the restorative side of yogic practice. You can expect to experience hands on relaxation assists , this class allows your muscles to release and relax, and your mind and body to restore. A great class to help you slow things down. Suitable for all levels.
Engage your abdominal muscles with core yoga poses that build a strong and stable center, this class focuses on strengthening the core combining traditional yoga postures with some additional core-strengthening exercises from other traditions like Pilates. A strong core enhances your yoga practice immeasurably and promotes healthy posture off the mat as well! Appropriate for all levels.