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At Whole Body Yoga Studio in North Wales, we offer a wide range of classes for students of all ages and practice levels. Our classes range from Gentle Yoga Flow, to more challenging Vinyasa and Hatha practices.
Gentle Yoga Flow: The focus of this class is stress release and gentle stretching. The class consists of simple breathing exercises, with warm-ups and simple postures. This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga, especially for students new to Yoga and students recovering from an injury, back pain or illness. This class is intended to be relaxing and nurturing to your body. – All Levels.
Hatha Yoga: This class is led with a balance of stretching and strengthening. Several Pranayamas (breathing exercises) will be used to create internal focus and mental clarity. Postures will be led with longer holding time and focus on deep breathing. This class is most appropriate for students who have learned the basic postures and seeking a deeper yoga practice.
Vinyasa Yoga: This class is predominately an athletic class, for an experience yoga student. The Vinyasa flow builds energy and carries the energy from one posture to the next. Expect to coordinate breath with movement, as you move from one pose to the next. Recommended for those with previous Yoga experience.
Restore and Renew: This class offers a balancing blend of relaxing restorative poses and “Yin” postures. The support of props during restorative yoga, allows the body and mind to fully surrender and recharge, activating the parasympathetic nervous system for a total spirit reboot. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues and joints to release stored tension and blockages. You will leave class feeling completely centered and relaxed. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to secure your spot and set up your space. Recommended for all levels.
Ashtanga Yoga: A dynamic series of postures created to invigorate the body and the mind. A powerful style of Yoga that coordinates the breath and movement. This practice is meant to build heat, detoxify the body and to create internal focus. Recommended for an experienced yoga student.
Yoga and Relaxation: This class begins with a gentle yoga flow, followed by Yoga Nidra . Yoga Nidra is a practice where we accelerate healing on physical, emotional and spiritual levels, by using breath and guided meditation. A deeply healing and nurturing practice for the body, heart and mind.This class is recommended for all levels.
Slow Flow: A gently-paced vinyasa-based class. A softer version of an intense vinyasa practice, this class begins with tuning into the breath and a gentle warming up of the muscles and joints. We grow stronger into the breath/movement connection, transitioning to moderate sun salutations with a balance of standing and seated postures. A core strengthening segment and meditative savasana are also included, helping you to find a beautiful balance between effort and ease. All levels.
Yin: Yin Yoga focuses on the slow, gentle, opening of the fascial layer of the body. The fascia is the connective tissue under the skin, which wraps the muscles, and holds the body together. Over time, chronic tightness of the fascia causes stiffness and inflexibility, restricting mobility and energy flow. Most of the postures are done seated or lying down, and focus on opening the back, hips and hamstrings. No prior yoga experience required.
Therapeutic Flow With Healing Touch: Become attuned to the messages you receive from your body. This mindful practice increases awareness and reduces stress using movement, breath, and healing touch. A gentle Yoga flow will help you pay attention to feeling and sensation, and you will receive 5-7 minutes of hands-on bodywork during class. Designed for all levels.
Yoga and Meditation: In Classical yoga, meditation is considered to be the ultimate purpose of the practice. This moderate hatha yoga class will prepare the body for meditation. In addition to traditional asana, you will learn seated postures, yogic breathing (pranayama) and systematic relaxation techniques. All classes will end with approximately 10 minutes of seated meditation. This class is appropriate for all levels.
Prenatal Yoga: Designed to nourish expectant mothers during their magical journey. Learn to use yoga’s mind/body awareness to connect with your body and your growing baby. Prenatal will assist mommas in strengthening the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. It can also help alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. This gentle and supportive class also provides space for students to connect with other expectant moms. All levels.
(Fall/Winter) Hot Yoga: Vinyasa Flow in a heated room. Expect to coordinate breath with movement, as you flow from one pose to the next. Your class will most likely include Sun Salutations and a flowing sequence of postures.This class is recommended for someone with previous Yoga experience.
Kids Yoga: This active class engages the imagination and creative side of young yogis and yoginis. Students and Teacher co-create the class together, exploring poses through story and song. Yoga builds self-esteem in kids by fostering a noncompetitive spirit; teaches kids to respect, nurture and love themselves and each other. Yoga helps their bodies work more efficient by strengthening muscles, toning internal organs, tuning fine-motor coordination, improves posture and helps kids sleep better. Yoga even helps kids develop their emotional selves, live in the moment, focus on the task at hand and handle problems peacefully. Ages 6-10