Learn more about Yoga
Yoga is an ancient practice which today is as popular as ever! Yoga involves a combination of movement and breathing to create a sense of calm and relaxation while improving fitness and flexibility. Yoga is suitable for men and women. You can start at six weeks old or aged 88 it doesn’t matter!
Relax & Restore
This class is designed for those seeking either a gentle practice or for beginners.
This is a class designed to gently stretch the body. Likely to be suitable for anyone with a non-acute knee or back injury seeking to build their flexibility and strength in a gentle way.
Hot Power Yoga
This is a vigorous type of yoga undertaken in a studio heated to +30 degrees Celsius. The practice is generally either a strong flow of yoga poses/asanas, or poses/asanas held for several breaths, designed to create heat within the body. The reported benefits include weight loss, relaxation of muscles, increased flexibility and improved sleep. This type of yoga is not recommended for people with blood conditions or heat intolerance.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses that are held for longer periods of time from two to five minutes. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the tendons, fascia, and ligaments in the body to create the benefits of increased circulation in the joints and improved flexibility. A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims to slow the mind down.
Vinyasa is the Sanskrit Word for “flow” and these classes are known for their fluid, movement-intensive practices. Sandstone Yoga Flow classes flow smoothly, transitioning from pose to pose, with intensity building at a pace suitable for all students. This class is particularly suitable for students who dislike predictability and routine and want to build their physical capabilities.
This is gentle hatha yoga designed for mums to be. The practice is focused on preparation for the birth, breathing, visualisation and relaxation. This class is also a way for expectant moms to meet new mom friends!
Try our drop in classes at Aldridge & Sutton Coldfield studio or book a 5 week course.
Ashtanga is a vigorous system of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. A set of increasingly challenging poses link the breath with dynamic movement. It builds strength and flexibility in the body as well as a meditative and calm focus in the mind. Ashtanga classes in a studio environment are best delivered over 75 minutes.
Jivamukti Yoga is an integrated yoga practice which combines the physical, spiritual & ethical aspects of yoga whilst encouraging practitioners to take their yoga off the mat & incorporate it into their daily lives.
An ‘Open’ class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to our life. We work from the ‘Focus of the Month’ essay & the largest portion of most Jivamukti classes consists of asana (postures) & a flowing vinyasa sequence creatively designed by the teacher, practiced at your own pace following the teacher’s verbal (& optional hands-on) guidance.
Classes are supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing alignment exploration, relaxation & meditation.
These sessions are 90mins long and occur once a month on selected dates; Sunday March 17th, 5.30-7pm Sunday April 14th, 5.30-7pm Sunday May 19th, 5.30-7pm
Monthly Kids Pyjama Yoga
A 45 minute session that will include yoga postures, sequences, meditation & a candlelit relaxation.
- Manage stress through breathing, meditation & movement
- Improve confidence & positive self-image
- Prepare your child for a peaceful nights sleep
Please bring a mat, blanket, bottle of water, cuddly toy & wear pyjamas!
Thursdays: 17th Jan, 14th Feb, 14th March, 11th April, 16th May, 13th June, 18th July, 15th Aug, 12th Sept, 17th Oct, 14th Nov, 12th Dec
Monthly Yoga for Runners
(Sutton Coldfield Studio only)
Running brings a multitude of benefits but as a repetitive movement it can mean some muscle groups become over taxed.
Our monthly Sunday evening yoga for runners class in the Sutton Coldfield studio will focus on rebalancing the body with simple, functional poses.
We’ll work on lengthening those tight muscles, helping to improve your range of motion as well as on strengthening the core, feet and ankles, helping to improve running posture and protect you from injury.
Contact the studio for more details mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0121 647 3614
FREE Monthly ‘Pay As You Wish’ Class
Please join Sandstone graduate Steph for our “Monthly Pay As You Wish Class” to help raise funds for our partner charity The Little Starfish. We love to give back & especially when it’s for a charity that is so close to home, helping to raise vital funds for underprivileged people or victims of abuse in our own community.The class is FREE to attend, we just ask you make a donation at the end of the session. You can book your space now through Mindbody or at Reception. We have 3 dates reserved so far, all 5.30-6.30pm on the following Sundays: 24th February; 31st March; 8th April. Please do come along & enjoy a soothing hatha yoga flow to end your weekend whilst also doing your bit for this amazing charity!