In Yin yoga you typically hold poses for several minutes to ease and release deeply held tension in the connective tissues and to cultivate peacefulness in the heart and mind.
Unleash stagnant, blocked energy in your energy channels.
Yin yoga is an important part of an exercise regime for your ageing body and will help slow down the ageing process. Targeting mainly your lower back, hips and pelvic areas, it brings more mobility to an area that gets notoriously stiff and painful as we get older.
With Restorative yoga you will see us use many props to create positions of ease and comfort that facilitate relaxation.
Restorative Yoga is one of the great gifts of yoga and helps you to:
💮 Fully relax the body & mind
💮 Develop the skills to self-soothe
💮 Enhance your healing capacity
💮 Regulate your stress response
💮 Re-balance your nervous system.
It's slow. It's gentle. It's still. It's restorative.
Our meditation sessions will help you relax, reset and recharge.
Join us for guided meditations that will nurture the best in you, promoting an increased sense of wellbeing, inner peace and clarity of mind.
No previous experience is required to benefit from these classes. Everyone is welcome to join at any point.
The classes consist of guided meditations helping you to find inner solutions to problems and develop a clear and peaceful mind. We will explain how to find a correct meditation posture and what to concentrate your mind on.
Ahhh - Slow Flow!
A sweet mindful yoga class for students looking to move slowly from one pose to the next.
Carefully sequenced to spread breath throughout the body, the slower pace of our slow flow classes allow you to find space between poses, become deeply aware of your body, its posture, its position in the room, on the mat, in your space. You find balance, build strength, flexibility and stability so your body can age gracefully.
Slow Flow is a wonderful way to build energy in the body or unwind from the day.
All levels of students can find their personal challenge in this class.
The pace may be slower, but challenges will be given with difficulties to work through for more advanced students. This class never fails to leave you with a deep satisfaction!
Slow Flow 45 is the lunchtime version, same class, just a little shorter.
Beginning with gentle movements to warm, unwind, and shift any stubborn or stagnant energy built up. You then move into a fiercer, meditative and soulfull flow that will nourish the balance between your body and mind while dissolving physical and mental tension.
You will feel renewed in body, mind and soul, your cup full once again!
You will need some yoga experience to enjoy this class.
Non Scary Yoga for Total Beginners or Intermediates
Non Scary Yoga is our unique brand of yoga here at Unwind.
If you are a beginner, this is the class for you. Bringing you the tools necessary to build a lifetime yoga habit, this class is the perfect foundation on which to build your practice with confidence, in a caring, supportive way. Learn poses, yoga language, some philosophy and what yoga is all about. The ideal start for anyone who wants to explore yoga for the first time.
The intermediate level takes this popuar class to the next plane - just as fun, but more challenging, the intermediate class will leave you feeling strong, stretched and smiling every single time.
Find out more in our blog: https://www.unwindyogastudio.com/post/new-to-yoga-come-in-and-have-a-seat, and rest assured: NSYFTB is fun, bubbly and not scary at all!
A class where you hold poses a little longer to get into your body, ease into stretches, lengthen the muscles, and find deep release. You combine gentle postures, breath work, mindfulness and meditation to encourage release and relaxation in the mind and body. It's utterly delicious!
An energetic morning yoga class to wake you up and get you fuelled for the day ahead.
You'll get some really delicious stretches in as well as a bit of strengthening, balance, breath-work, mindfulness and so much more. Every week a different inspiring morning class.
Set your intention for the day ahead and walk out of the studio ready to take on the world. Enjoy!
This morning yoga flow is suitable for all experience levels.
Upper Body & Core
A class with a gentle emphasis on strengthening your core and upper body for a satisfying toning, strengthening and reviving practice.
Improve your posture, flexibility, strength, balance and endurance.
Classes often integrate elements of yoga, pilates, barre and strength training, and you will end up looking lean and toned, feeling slimmer due to improved posture and alignment.
Deep Hips: This class is particulary suitable for you if you sit a lot, or suffer from tight hips and hamstrings due to exercising those areas (running, cycling etc) without having a chance to stretch them enough.
Each class is a combination of strengthening and release of the target area around the hips. You will gain mobility and strength through focused postures (for the hips this will be moving the hips in all directions they can move in, and also stretch the deep tissues in the hips to release tighness & tension).
You will also move all other parts of the body, with the main focus being on the target area.
Hello weekend! This Saturday morning vinyasa flow is designed to help you feel good!
Stretch your body, tap into conscious breath, and get your endorphins moving.
No perfect you is necessary for this session. Meet yourself wherever you are and embrace it.
Looking and feeling your best sometimes requires checking in on your thoughts about how you see yourself and how you work with your body today.
Experiment with the poses in this delicious flow so that you can step into the rest of your day embodying your best self.
Pilates for Beginners / Heated Pilates
Our Beginner's class is literally that: for those that are totally new to Pilates, OR want to get back to basics before moving to an advanced class.
The Beginner's class is a mat based class that will help you improve your posture, co-ordination, balance, strength and flexibility. Helps prevent injuries and recover from them.
We teach functional, therapeutic movements to help you align and strengthen your joints and to relieve pain and prevent injury.
Our classes are great for beginners, and people with scoliosis, hypermobility, low back or knee pain, as well as busy parents, athletes, and people who just can’t stand the gym.
HEATED Pilates: We are trialing this new trend of low-impact, endurance movements in a warmer than normal studio, using traditional Pilates principles. The class focuses on strengthening and toning your body, and elevating your heart rate.
Bring water and a towel.
Not suitable for beginners.
Flow & Restore
This class combines the movement and flow of a Vinyasa flow with the deep relaxation of more restorative poses.
You flow to open your body, build strength & flexibility, connect with your heart, and focus your mind, shifting any stagnant energy.
Then you restore, releasing outer strength, encouraging inner wisdom and a deep sense of peace and healing in postures supported by bolsters, blankets, and blocks that promote deep relaxation and rejuvenate the nervous system for deeper release of your muscles and rest for your mind.
This meditative practice cultivates a balance between body and mind while dissolving physical and mental tension.
Expect to leave feeling delightfully relaxed, renewed, and restored and ready for the day!