Great for beginners and those with more experience alike. All the regular stuff we do in a dynamic yoga practise, explained and broken down. Tune up Chatarangas, align your Warrior's or just get your breath flowing right.
Expect to move! This could be a strong asana practice or more flow-y depending on the teacher and the needs of the students present. The teachers are given the space to allow spontaneity, after all, yoga can only ever happen when 'live'! Open to all levels.
Restorative yoga was initially developed by BKS Iyengar to help people who were either sick or injured to recuperate. However, you don't need to be under the weather to enjoy the benefits! Restorative yoga can be deeply relaxing for anybody, taking time over the poses, with each one providing deeply healing effects to body, mind and soul. A fantastic antidote to stress and the effects of modern urban living! Open to all levels!
For expectant mothers with no yoga experience, or pregnant yogis looking to modify their practise and allow for the changes in the body. Whether you're looking for a more comfortable pregnancy, hoping for an improved labour, or looking to keep strengthening and moving throughout your term, then you're welcome here. We do ask/recommend that you begin practice after 16 weeks, in order to protect the baby and allow for the rapid changes in the body to take effect.
Wind Down Yoga
A bit of restorative yoga, some blissful stretching, soothing sounds and reflections for the mind. Let go of your week, the good and the bad, and find some inner peace. Open to all levels!
Calma Club Kids Yoga
In the fun and nurturing environment of stretch yoga, calma club members will partake in an energetic playful yoga class with a focus on encouraging creativity, expressiveness and self-awareness.
Through visualisation and meditation children will learn to relax and focus, develop concentration & tranquility, but also build confidence and self-esteem.
At Calma Club, children will learn to socialise and have fun! Ages 3-5 & 6-11
Yin Yoga is a slow paced style of yoga that focuses on the connective tissue such ligament and bone, and targets the joints that in ways that are rarely found in Dynamic (Yang/muscular) yoga practises. Very different from Restorative, Yin yoga can be very challenging on a physical, emotional and mental level, and can often yield a deep release or shift in the practitioner. Open to all levels!
Postnatal Mama / Papa Baby & Toddler Yoga
Yoga for Mama or Papa, with baby alongside. A new baby and life turns itself upside down.. we understand as new ma's or pa's the need to ground down, stretch out and move. We know it's not always possible to get to a class - well you can - just bring the baba along to this one! Slightly chaotic, but there's calm and bliss to be found in the storm… much like being a new parent! Open to all levels after you've been signed off by your midwife!
Tuesdays up to 18 months old
Fridays up to 3 years old
Calisthenics, or Kallos-sthenos, literally means beautiful strength.
Calisthenics is a form of strength and power training utilising only compound bodyweight exercises.
Start looking forward to mastering these bad boys...
Pull up foundations.
Hollow body holds.
Plank and hollow body progressions.
Developed by Joseph Pilates and brought to the United States in the 1920’s primarily to help injured dancers, Pilates is a whole body exercise modality. Pilates emphasises the development of deep core strength, followed by areas that a typical yoga practise may overlook - including the back, gluteal and hamstring muscles. Pilates allows for repetitive movements, and can be a very demanding practice and a perfect complement to a dynamic Yoga practice and Callisthenics.
Vajrasati Yoga (VS Yoga) most often takes the form of a straightforward Modern Postural Yoga class i.e. body work.
Interwoven into the fabric of the MPY asanas is the spirit of the yoga movement as it has come down to us through its various influences such as Tantra, Raja, Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism.
This is done through the tone of the relationship we have with the practice and through the central premise embodied in the word yoga itself; that the isolation of breath, body, mind, heart, energy is simply a convention which covers a more obvious truth that each of these elements are inseparable parts of one whole experience that has at its heart freedom, joy, wisdom, and bliss.
We encourage non violence (ahimasa), honesty (satya), investigation (svadyaya) as well as using a sense of trust (ishvara pranidhana), or letting go, to find a deeper intuitive connection (yoga) to what we do.
The classes integrate movement, breath, philosophy and humour in a way that leaves you feeling lighter, refreshed and revitalised.
Vajrasati Yoga was founded by Jim Tarran in 2000 and is a Yoga Alliance 500 RYS
Fusing the best elements of resistance, functional fitness and high intensity interval training, this class uses TRX suspension and floor-based bodyweight exercises to improve strength and mobility with an emphasis on core stabilisation.
Dynamic Fitness is a fun, fast-paced fitness class that combines cardio, strength, and flexibility to give you an effective, fat-burning, and sweaty workout. The class structure is made up of a warmup, game/workout to music routine, HIIT-based partner exercises, a strength-focused circuit, and a cool down yoga flow. Bring a friend, have fun, and work out!
Functional Fitness is based on technique, strength and metabolic conditioning. Starting with a juicy warm up, then working through technical movements and strength to enhance your training on the mat and in every day life followed by a sweaty workout to get you pumped for the rest of your day! Combining kettle bells, TRX, bodyweight and boxes to get the ultimate full body workout you want. All levels welcome to this class.
Considered flowing movements, linking, building and following the natural rhythm of your breath. Exploring ease, fluidity and the downright juiciness of your practice. Suitable for all levels.
If you've opted for a 'strong' class, it's a safe bet you will liberally perspire at some point! Choose 'strong' to build muscle, strength, connection & raise your heart rate! Not suitable for complete beginners.
Experienced Dynamic Yoga
Expect to move! This could be a strong asana practice or more flow-y depending on the teacher and the needs of the students present. The teachers are given the space to allow spontaneity, after all, yoga can only ever happen when 'live'!
Experienced Dynamic is just that, a practice for people who know their way around a yoga mat and are looking to dive a little deeper whether it be on blocks, with straps or into Tittibhasana!
Strong Vinyasa flow, linking breath to movement. Expect to work hard as you absorb into absolute absorption and surrender to movement. Open to everybody we'll help you tailor your flow to your own mat.
Developing mobility - strength and flexibility - harmoniously.
This is a movement session aimed to improve your strength and flexibility so you can maximise your body's capabilities.
Iflo movement is a progressive bodyweight conditioning method which hugely aids and compliments your current practice, or it be used as a stand alone training system.
These sessions are a great way to learn and fine tune core bodyweight movements - from basic press-ups - to hand-balance - all the way to acrobatics!
Iflo will help you develop:
Join Baris in a journey of discovery with iflo!
HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is a killer cardio class that will get you sweating, moving, and working hard. HIIT starts out with a mobility warmup and finishes with a cool down yoga flow. Typical HIIT classes include Tabata (20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest, 8 times) or an Accumulator (exercises that accumulate over time), and are known to improve athletic capacity and glucose metabolism, leading to increased endurance and a higher caloric burn than running on a treadmill.
Circuits is a strength-based muscle building class that targets your entire body. While the class typically starts off with a mobility warmup and finishes with a cool down yoga flow, the main portion of the class focuses on a circuit involving body weight, resistance bands, kettle bells, TRX, and more. Typical classes consist of 8-10 exercises, 3x circuit, 45-60 seconds per exercise. What better way to improve your yoga flow than by increasing your strength with Circuits.
Community Class by donation.
This is a vinyasa yoga class taught by Stretch YTT Graduates, some may be new to teaching, some may have graduated with us a couple of years a go. It's an open forum for teachers to find their voice with supportive and encouraging students... YOU!
This class isn't covered by stretch memberships and had a suggested donation of £5. All money taken goes to the studio after the teacher has received their class fee.
Join us for a class of graceful & explorative movement, weaving together creative sequences, practicing presence in every movement and the moments in between.
Blending elements of yoga asana & contemporary dance, building body awareness, mobility, strength & control this is the class to leave you floating out of the studio!