Level 1 Classes explore various yoga postures along with pranayama techniques (yogic breathing exercises) and meditation. With a focus on alignment, breath and mindful movement, these classes are for all levels of yoga experience including confident beginners and those returning to yoga following time away, an illness or an injury.
Level 2 This 90 minute class is for those who have a good grounding in hatha yoga and meditation, having practiced for at least 1 year. Sessions involve physical practuces and postures (asana), including inversions and more challenging asana, breathing techniques (pranayama) that may include breath retentions, mudras (yogic gestures) and bandhas (yogic locks), deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and extended seated meditation practices.
This class provides an all-round practice of yoga asana, pranayama, yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and meditation. The physical practices focus on joint movements, balancing postures, weight-bearing and creative sequences, including accessible forms of Surya Namaskara, or the Sun Salutation.
Five Elements Yoga
This yoga reminds us that, as human beings, we are cyclical beings and encourages us to explore the seasons that turn in us as surely as they do in nature around us. The Chinese Five Elements are our map - for our four inner seasons and their central hub. In each class, we nurture a different phase within us by varying our postures, the style and pace of our movement and the quality of our awareness. So some sessions are relatively dynamic and others tend to deeply relaxing stillness. The overall focus is on internal connection and mindful, fluid, self-reverent movement that honours how we are feeling on that day.
Mindfulness & Hatha Flow
The perfect means to develop an awareness based practice through yoga. Centre, ground & balance with well-crafted & carefully considered movement & breathing practices. Through Mindfulness we learn that the body is ultimately simply a vehicle for awareness. This class is truly for anyone, no prerequisite for certain body types or levels of flexibility, fitness, etc.
A dynamic, 'flowing' style of yoga blending the transition between postures into one seamless sequence. Vinyasa is for building strength, focus and endurance. Classes may include music and though the pace of each class may vary according to the style of each teacher, the majority of vinyasa classes tend to be faster paced.
Flow & Restore
This class offers us the time to explore longer held restorative and yin postures at the end of a smooth delicious flow practice
Mindfulness & Yoga Flow
Find a little mid-week space to flow and meditate with Hermione. Each week we'll follow a familiar flow sequence with a theme and anatomical focus. Expect a rounded vinyasa practice with some stronger elements and eclectic music to flow to and connect with. We'll hear some wise words from beyond in the form of a reading or poetry and round off our practice with a themed mindfulness meditation to return to during your week.
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.
Level 1 This level 1 class is suitable for all levels including beginners. Everyone is welcome whatever your age and no matter how flexible you are.
Level 2 This class is suitable for those with 6 months’ or more Iyengar yoga experience. If you are new to Iyengar yoga, we recommend you start with Iyengar Yoga level 1
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.
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.
Suitable for all, Scaravelli-inspired yoga offers a practice of sustainable wellbeing. This approach invites you to find a yoga practice just right for your own body, grounding into the earth's pull, releasing tension, to free movement to arise that is simple and revelatory, recovering our innate ease so as to experience the delight of effortless ‘Being’. It is a process of undoing, of simplifying at every moment. The attentive awareness cultivated in this practice, of discerning how we are, can bring us more fully alive, responding to life's vagaries with more ease. It's a remembering of movement's phraseology, a language of freedom of Being, like remembering snatches and phrases of a long forgotten song. That freedom song we can recover, for ourselves.
Core & Stretch
Low impact, mat based movements, these sessions are ideal for everyone, perfect for total beginners and beneficial for advanced. We will strengthen the deepest layers of your core muscles and reconnect with healthier pelvic floor functions. Each session will end with gentle stretches to free your body from hidden stiffness and to nicely improve overall mobility. Perfect for back pain and back pain prevention.
45 minute fitness sessions which are low impact, easy on your knees and joints, combining bodyweight based exercises, pelvic floor strengthening, various core and balance practices and endurance techniques to build strength and increase stamina. Great for anyone wanting a quick burst of movement to build or maintain their fitness levels. The focus is for back pain, stiffness, sluggishness, lack of energy, weight gain, mental health challenges, these sessions will support you to build strength, build immunity, reduce stress and create a positive mindset.
Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Regular practce can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.
The Restoration Hour & Sunday Stillness
Gong Sound Baths The sound of certain instruments and the frequencies they emit can invite a deeply nourishing experience. Lie back and relax into a sonic landscape of gentle drumming, gong, singing bowl, tuning forks & chimes.The teacher will create a gentle soundscape using light percussion instruments and gongs to bring you into a restorative state of meditative balance and relaxation. All you have to do is to let go in a comfortable space and be open to receiving the enveloping sound vibrations. Yin Yoga & Restorative Yin Yin Yoga involves mindfully working with seated and lying postures, which are held for longer periods of time. Yin Yoga involves mindfully working with seated and lying postures, which are held for longer periods of time. The focus in on the connective tissues in the body, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Restorative Yin sessions offer gentle movements and postures will be explored with the use of props to support a dropping into the body and a settling into presence.
Restorative Yoga Restorative Yoga uses seated and lying postures and props to create a grounded, soothing practice, with a focus on calming and centering the body and mind.
Breathing Body These sessions will guide you through a meditative exploration of postures through breathing. There will also be pranayama and meditation.
Yoga Nidra A guided meditation practice of deep, conscious sleep.
Our Pregnancy classes are specialist classes for pregnancy and birth preparation. Sessions can be attended in a 6 week block or as a drop-in, but please note space can be limited. When booking, please book yourself in to each of the 6 sessions you wish to attend.
We run seasonal Day Retreats on the spring equinox, summer solstice, autumn equinox and winter solstice/ We also run other retreats throughout the year.
New Moon Circles
The process and ritual of New Moon manifesting reminds us to get clear on our dreams and goals once a month. The 90 minute circle will include meditation, movement, ritual, ceremonial cacao, and manifestation and intention creation. It is open to everyone - all genders and expressions.
Full moon circles for women only. This offering is an embodied healing space. The circle is inclusive, open to those who identify as women including non-binary people. Sessions include movement, meditation, breathwork, sharing stories, energetic healing, dancing, etc, supported by the participation of all the members of the circle. The healing of one contributes to the co-healing of all of us.
Courses & Workshops
We run regular 4, 6 and 8 week courses, and throughout the year we run various workshops.