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Tuesday 10:00 - 18:15
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:30 - 17:30
For Bookings & Enquiries please contact 01273 220159 or Email us [email protected]
01273 220 159
We offer a full schedule of weekly classes, along with regular workshops and special events:
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Pregnancy is a beautiful time but also brings a lot of changes to a woman’s life. It is important for every mum-to-be to make time for herself and prepare not just for labour but also for the changes that a new baby brings.
The pregnancy classes with Lucy are suitable from 14 weeks onwards and gently helps to strengthen the body and release aches and pains whilst assuring that everyone is safe and comfortable at all times.
Over the six-weeks of this pregnancy yoga course, you will learn to move mindfully, quieten the mind, connect with your breath and your baby. As well as learning the power of the breath, you will work on both short sequences and holding poses to release and stabilise where it is most needed, while your body adjusts for the growing baby. This weekly yoga practice will serve you well to stay strong and flexible, reduce tension physically and mentally during your pregnancy, labour and beyond.
The word ‘Yoga’ means ‘union’, or ‘to link together’. Yoga is based on the understanding that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind, and that Yoga has a positive effect on all the elements of our being. It emphasises the importance of calming our over-stimulated minds, turning our focus inwards, and cultivating inner peace and a sense of deep connectedness both to our selves and the bigger picture of life.
At Tree of Life, we offer a wide range of Yoga classes, with something for people of all ages and levels of experience. The many benefits of yoga include:
Stress and anxiety reduction - Relief from back, joint and muscular pain - Improved blood pressure - Better sleep, digestion and energy levels - Relief from headaches and migraines - Increased happiness and sense of wellbeing
Please check with the centre and the teacher of your chosen class, if you suffer from any specific health issues and would like to attend.
These Modern Postural Yoga-based Vajrasati yoga classes are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to experienced yoga practitioners. The class incorporates classical yoga postures and variations on classical asanas (postures). The asanas are taught with a strong emphasis on breath and energy awareness, resulting in deep relaxation, calmer mind, healthier body and the cultivation of a deeper connection with ourselves and the world. Vajrasati classes also incorporates yoga philosophy to explore the rich traditions of its spiritual practice, and so it's more than just stretching!
The class ranges from restorative to more dynamic postures and props are used when helpful to make postures available to all no matter what movement is possible within the body. Props are also included for more restorative supported restful practices. Generally, postures are taught individually (with an emphasis on the rest space in-between as part of the practice) but some flow work is occasionally incorporated into the class.
All our classes are suitable for beginners. Those completely new to yoga would be welcome to try any class that suits them. None of our classes are held for beginner's only. This gives the opportunity to learn yoga in a mixed-level environment, with supportive classes that are small enough for each individual to receive suitable attention in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Vanda Scaravelli was a long-term student of Iyengar and later Desikachar. Her work is based on an approach of learning how to listen to your body - going with it and not against it, avoiding all effort or strain and centering the attention on the movement and opening of the spine. She believed that yoga was not a form of body control but rather a way of bringing freedom to the body and mind.
"It is not so much the performance of the exercises that matters but rather the way we are doing them. We have three friends - gravity, breath and movement of the spine. These three companions should be constantly with us".
Taught by: All Yoga Teachers
Taught by: Khadine Morcom and Jo Shaw
Taught by: Kim Pehrsson
Taught by: Clare Parr & Suzy Daw
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The aim of this course is to integrate the techniques of mindfulness-based meditation into yoga practice. Whilst all traditional yoga is essentially mindful in that it is encouraging us to move to integration (a translation of the Sanskrit word yoga), this course uses more of the meditation techniques of mindfulness and meditation techniques from traditional yoga teachings than a regular yoga class to enable you to have the tools to become a self-meditator and transfer the deep awareness learned on the mat and cushion into every day life.
Each hour and a half session includes approximately 1 – 1 ¼ hours of asana (yoga posture practice) with 15-30 minutes of formal meditation practice (usually seated meditation but also occasionally moving techniques, breathing-based techniques which may be done reclined, body scanning or yoga nidra – a deep reclined guided meditation practice). It is suitable for anyone either as a first introduction to meditation, a refresher or support to an already existing practice. For anyone wanting to delve really deep into the practice of mindfulness in particular then it is recommended that you attend a mindfulness course (before, after or along side this course). This course runs in blocks of 6-8 weeks.
Yoga for Mindfulness
Taught by: Khadine Morcom
Practicing yoga in the early morning will allow you to have more energy for the rest of the day. If you’re a beginner or intermediate, come along to Yoga Express with Jess. The sessions focus on warming up the body safely with a vinyasa flow sequence, followed by hatha poses, concentrating on strength, flexibility and balance. We end each class with savasana so that you leave feeling energized yet relaxed. Each class aims to help nurture your self-belief along with gaining physical, emotional and mental awareness.
Taught by Jessica Wingate
Taught by: Holly Marsh
Lucy's yoga classes are a fusion of several styles, balancing powerful flows with stillness. Priding herself on being thoroughly inclusive, friendly and caring, Lucy gives lots of different options for lots of different bodies. Teens attending one of Lucy's 'Yoga Music Flow' classes can expect clear, anatomical cues, humour and playfulness with a meticulously compiled playlist to boot.
Taught by: Juliet Wioland and Lucy 'Elle J' Small
Taught by: Nicola Wright
Vinyasa is characterised by linking postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly combining movement, poses, breathing and relaxation.
The class starts with a breathing exercise usually lying down, a warm-up, followed by a gentle flow of poses incorporating rest points throughout, fun balancing techniques, core work and finishes with stillness/rest. The class is suitable for everyone with or without any yoga experience.
Bringing the many benefits of yoga, mindfulness and meditation to Brighton & Hove's 5-12 year olds, these special kids classes offer an inspiring after-school choice for mini-yogis in the making. Classes are taught in a fun, calm and creative environment that specifically support the requirements of children.
Taught by: Lucy 'Elle J' Small
Taught by: Iona Naylon
Bringing the magical world of yoga to children under 5 and their family members, these delightful classes with Iona offer a relaxed, fun and positive time for little ones and their carer to practise yoga.
These lovely classes offer an adapted adult-style class specifically for teenagers in a supportive, calming and fun environment
Lucy 'Elle J' Small
Lucy 'Elle J' Small
The centre's teachers offer regular yoga workshops which provide an extended yoga session allowing time to explore a broad range of yoga practice, such as asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and yoga philosophy. For details of the monthly themes please contact the teacher.
Read more on our Yoga Workshops page
Taught by: Khadine Morcom and Jo Shaw
*Class postponed until Jan 2022
Taughed by: Su Bowler
Ayurveda, which translates as the knowledge of life, is the ancient Indian system of health often described as the sister science to yoga. Su weaves Ayurveda and yoga philosophy into each class to support your health and wellbeing on and off the mat.
The posture practice is slow paced, co-ordinating breath and movement, with modifications offered to meet the needs of all students. Classes also include pranayama breathing practices and relaxation, so you leave feeling calm and relaxed.
Taughed by: Emma Rawles
The ancient practice of Kundalini Yoga serves to awaken the energy within, bringing an array of positive impacts, creating a space for freedom and clarity and opportunity to turn your weaknesses to strengths. Kundalini Yoga is known as the 'Yoga of Awareness', a style of yoga that can lead to a profound sense of personal transformation.
Kundalini energy lives dormant in the spine, and the technology works by awakening this energy through pranayama (breathing), asanas (postures), mudras (hand gestures), bandhas (body locks) and mediation to the chanting of mantras, this is collectively known as a 'Kriya'. You could describe a kriya to be like a beautiful poetic progression of exercises, all interworking in a divine concert together to create a synergistic and multi-dimensional effect on the person. Expect every class to have a different theme, each Kriya is designed to have a different positive effect on all aspects of ones being, physical, mental and spiritual.
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