Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
A physically demanding form of yoga, following a series of set postures in a sequence. The room is not heated but the practices will naturally build heat within the body.
Body Positive Yoga
So often we focus on the ways in which we are not enough. So often we focus on our bodies as a presentation of our self worth. So often we mistake our bodies as the ultimate representation of who we are.
This yoga class provides a space in which to disentangle from these concepts and to simply experience our bodies as they are right now, in form and function, worthy of love.
This class is for women only.
Our fitness classes are low impact stress-relieving workouts, combining targeted bodyweight based exercises, elastic band resistance, pelvic floor strengthening, various core and balance workouts and endurance techniques, to build strength and increase stamina and to help you to reconnect to yourself and to appreciate your body. In these CoreXperience™ classes, you will be supported to reshape your body and mind, learning to love your image and gaining self-confidence like never before. The simple movements are completed using just your body weight and concentrate on the upper, middle and lower body, working at various levels of difficulty so that classes are inclusive of different fitness levels.
Flow & Restore
This 75 minute class offers us the luxury of a little more time to explore longer held restorative and yin postures at the end of a smooth delicious flow practice. If you enjoy Rachael's 60 minute Wednesday lunchtime class, imagine that but with the added 'ahhhhhhh' factor of an extra long relaxation and shavasana.
As well as working with the muscles in a similar fashion as in the classical Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, Forrest yoga (created by Ana Forrest) focuses on strengthening the abdominals, back, and shoulders whilst at the same time releasing built-up tension, particularly in the neck and the jaw. Practitioners are encouraged to use strong Ujjayi breath throughout the practice with the emphasis on the exhalation to release tension, especially in the jaw line. Postures are also held for a bit longer compared to a usual flow style. Please note this is a strong asana class, suitable for people wishing to challenge themselves physically.
Gentle Yoga (Mobility-Friendly)
This is where we really take our time, gently inviting movement into the body
without expectation or the pressure to arrive. Most movements are taught lying
down or sitting on the floor or a chair. You will be encouraged to listen to your
body, moving within your capacity with options to challenge yourself more if
wanted or to allow rest or minimal movement when this is more beneficial.
Recognising that we can only start from where we are on any given day.
Suitable for anyone wanting gentle movement, seniors or people recovering from
illness or injury. Classes are smaller for individual attention.
Hatha Yoga & Meditation
Hatha yoga is often used as an umbrella term to encompass the physical practices of yoga. These days it is generally considered to be a blend of physical postures (asana), breathwork, (pranayama), deep relaxation and/ or meditation. Classes tend to be at slower pace and postures held for a longer period of time than in more 'flowing' styles.
These classes bring you a balance of physical practices and meditation - both seated meditation and yoga nidra (conscious sleep meditation).
Hatha Yoga 1
This class is suitable for those in their first year of yoga practice. It is a beginners / foundation level class, suitable for those who have attended the Beginners 8 Week Course at Satyam or who are otherwise new to yoga.
Sessions will include physical stretching and postures, yogic breathwork and deep relaxation.
Hatha Yoga 2
This class is for those who have been attending yoga classes regularly for at least one year. Students will be familiar with the Sun Salutation practice as well as basic breathing practices.
The sessions will involve physical practices and postures, yogic breathwork, meditative deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and seated meditation.
Some of the key subtle yogic practices will also be introduced, such as working with the chakras, and yogic gestures (mudras) and locks (bandhas).
Whether you're new to yoga, or looking to improve your technique, Iyengar Yoga is a great way to boost your well-being, increase flexibility, build strength and relieve stress.
Iyengar Yoga places particular focus on body awareness to help you develop healthy alignment in the poses. You will also learn about appropriate sequencing and how to use props for support and to encourage deeper release or increased extension.
Jivamukti classes integrate the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of yoga. Classes include dynamic vinyasa based asana practice, hands-on adjustments, breath awareness, meditation and deep relaxation. Theme of a class is supported by Sanskrit chanting, eclectic music, readings, spoken word and references to yoga philosophy texts
Jivamukti Yoga: Magic 10 and Beyond
The Magic Ten & Beyond Yoga Class is the latest exciting offering from Jivamukti Yoga. Designed by founder Sharon Gannon, based on her personal spiritual practice, this class goes beyond asana and includes breath work - various forms of pranayama, meditation and positive affirmations for all-round well-being.
Katonah Yoga is a technique developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years ago. The approach incorporates classical Hatha yoga with Taoist/theory, and Eastern medicine such as Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and the esoteric Chakra system.
Geometry, mathematics, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination become part of the practical framework designed to provoke the potential for wellness and joy by understanding patterns. This gives you the potential to create a different narrative for your life. Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined to optimise organ functionality. Themes using asana as origami folding, manipulating form for function, and geometric measure and the use of ancient numerical archetypes to infuse the practice with dimension, energy and refinement.
As opposed to Hindu myths and philosophy, Katonah study is taught through Taoist thought, a Chinese philosophy, which is several thousand years old. Offering us a map to intuitive practice, and when the pose is measured well, the body supports its own structure rather than relying on muscle.
A Kundalini yoga class features the familiar elements of asana, meditation, and chanting, but it combines these in unique way. Each class consists of a different kriya, or set of poses that are designed for a specific purpose, such as opening the heart, fighting off illness, or nurturing creativity. Each class includes mantras and meditations that support the purpose of the kriya. It can work very well in conjunction with a traditional asana practice.
Pilates is a method of body conditioning which strengthens and tones muscles, improves posture, provides flexibility and balance and unites body and mind.
Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and wrestling. Pilates immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method – which he called 'Contrology' – for several decades.