Power Yoga (heated)
Baptiste Yoga is a strong vinyasa practice, taught in a heated space (max 30 degrees), incorporating meditation through connection to the breath as you flow and self-inquiry, creating a platform for transformation both on and off your mat.
Physically Power Yoga builds strength, stamina, and tone. Mentally, it can challenge your perceptions of what’s possible and encourage new, positive ways of thinking and being. Anything is possible if you’re open to the possibility.
Baptiste Power Yoga follows a sequence – Journey into Power; a blueprint from which to expand and grow. Yoga should be playful, explorative, and fun. No two classes are the same as your practice is constantly evolving.
* Please note this class is for yogis with some experience. If you are a beginner join us for Power Basics to experience this transformational practice!
Power Basics (Workshop)
Learn the foundations of Baptiste Power Yoga in this informative, insightful, and fun workshop. If you are new to yoga practice, this workshop is a must and gives you the skills and confidence to really enjoy regular classes. If you are a yogi with regular or occasional practice, it is a great opportunity to refresh your practice and gain new tools.
Shorter Baptiste Yoga inspired yoga class, which moves through a dynamic, breath-filled sequence of poses, awakening the body, creating energy and calming the mind. Includes key parts of Journey Into Power flow and condenses the full experience into a compact 45 minutes.
Powerful and sculpting full body work-out that combines yoga with other mat work. The use of light weights and props (all available in your own home) is optional but can add to your practice. Core Yoga is a series of exercises that strengthen and challenge your whole body in short bursts. It will contribute towards regular yoga practice giving you the next level of strength. It is an experience that leaves you buzzing with endorphins and a sense of uumph in your muscles. Expect to work, sweat, and be energised before enjoying a deep stretch to finish!
Restorative and Regular Flows
Most yoga styles are derivatives of Hatha, making it an ideal place to start your yoga journey. Hatha yoga focuses on posture, alignment and breath awareness – stilling the mind and restoring balance. Classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. Postures focus on strengthening (back, pelvic floor, core), stability (balance) and flexibility. Relaxation, mindfulness and meditation are also an integral part of every class.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses that are held for longer periods of time, from between 2 and 5 minutes. These poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. A more meditative approach to yoga, Yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality. Poses can be challenging, and each yogi is encouraged to find and work to their own edge.
Hatha Vinyasa (Slow Flow)
The perfect combination of Yin and Yang. Ideal for those yogis who like a slower paced vinyasa. Combining a mindful flow with calming stretches. Hatha Vinyasa classes start with poses to create strength and awaken energy throughout the body, followed by longer restorative stretches that calm your whole being.
Expect to connect to your inner strength and vitality whilst experiencing a relaxed flow at the same time.
Pre-natal and Post-natal Flows
Pregnancy is an exciting time but also one of huge change. Pregnancy yoga offers the opportunity to take time out from everyday life to slow down and focus on you and your baby.
Pip combines her knowledge as an advanced antenatal teacher with her pregnancy yoga training to link theory with practice to help you prepare for baby’s arrival, whatever birth you are planning.
Classes focus on breathing, relaxation and movement to support the changing needs of the pregnant body, relieving common pregnancy discomforts, keeping the body mobile, active and strong for birth. Postures and movements are adapted to individual needs, including those requiring modifications – pelvic pain, backache, high risk pregnancies, etc. Classes are suitable from 12 weeks to birth.
Pip is also trained in aromatherapy for pregnancy, pregnancy massage and clinical hypnosis for childbirth, which she weaves into classes where appropriate.
Mum & Baby Yoga Courses
Combining mummy and baby yoga, this class focuses on supporting the needs of new mums as their bodies heal and regain strength, whilst stimulating baby’s development through gentle yoga moves. Postures concentrate on key areas that may need a little extra TLC – pelvic floor, back, and abdominals as well as areas that hold tension and tightness, such as shoulders and neck. Babies are very much a part of the class and we incorporate baby yoga moves, songs, and massage. Every class includes relaxation techniques, breathing, and mindfulness. It’s a fun way to enjoy an hour of movement, play, and relaxation together.
Our next 4 weeks course starts online at 10am on 23rd November.
Pip offers private classes to individuals or small groups in your own home / or via Zoom. One-to-ones are ideal for those who would like more individual tuition – beginners, those returning from injury or with specific needs. Please contact me for details.
Offering yoga classes to your employees increases job satisfaction while decreasing stress, and therefore improving productivity. Pip is available to teach workplace yoga classes in house or online via Zoom
Introduction to Power Yoga and Meditation Course
** Starts in the new year: register your interest **
Come and join us to discover the benefits of meditation and enjoy a physical yoga practice that will transform both mind and body.
Dispel the myths about meditation and find ways to instill calm in your busy life. During this course, we’ll talk about what it means to meditate, relevance in our lives today, and how to get started, including simple ways to incorporate meditation into every day. Each session will start with a guided meditation, which we’ll build on over the weeks.
Power Yoga is a flowing (vinyasa), energetic style of yoga combining movement with the breath. A moving meditation. We will be working with the Baptiste Yoga sequence ‘Journey into Power’, designed to invigorate, strengthen and awaken the body. Each part of the sequence will be broken down step by step, focusing on alignment, breath, and what is possible for you in every pose.
You will leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready to face the week ahead.
Release & Relax
Take a breather during your busy week to release, relax and breathe. It’s a great way to release stress and tension, leaving you refreshed and energised for the day ahead. An accessible class suitable for all levels, focusing on deep tissue release, relaxation, and restorative postures.
Join Pippa for a flow through the 5 elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. Focusing on a different element every week, linking in the ancient Chinese philosophy of working with meridian lines, combining elements of both Yin and Yang practice on the mat.
Join Pip for a journey through the chakras to restore equanimity and release your inner strength and power. Each week we will explore specific postures, mudras, chants/meditations to awaken the chakra potential within. A journey of exploration and awakening of all the senses.
Beginners Yoga/Return to Practice (Workshop)
This two hour workshop is perfect for beginners or anyone returning to yoga who wants a ‘refresher’. Focusing on posture, alignment and breath awareness you’ll be able to learn the basics principles of yoga. This worskhop is suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. The knowledge and confidence gained during this workshop will allow you to safely move to a class.
Introduction to Mindfulness Course
Are you feeling overwhelmed, tired and stressed?
We live in a world that is constantly on the ‘go’, where there is little time to relax, unwind or just be. This course will teach you simple techniques you can incorporate into your daily life that will help you regain some balance.
We will discuss what mindfulness is, the science and reasoning behind it as well as what stops us and gets in the way of being mindful. Many people love the idea but think it’s going to be too difficult or challenging – ‘I’m busy enough!’ We look at ways to build a daily practice and keep going. Also, how to bring mindfulness into every day life.
You’ll receive downloads to practice between classes and there will be lots of support and guidance.
Mindful Flow Yoga
This gentle vinyasa flow class focuses on being present with the mind, body and breath, to create a sense of well being and stillness. There will be specific emphasis on mindful movement, awareness in the moment and moving away from doing to being. A great follow on from the Mindfulness Course.
Using the Baptiste Methodology and incorporating Baptiste Kids Yoga this fun, playful class unites the whole family – all generations are welcome. Together we explore movement, breath and practice mindfulness through creative flows, stories and games. Classes are structured but open to spontaneity.! Yoga principles are taught through creative games, Classes are designed for children aged 3-11, although younger children are very welcome too.
Teen Yoga Courses
This Baptiste Yoga inspired class brings teens together who love all things that make them feel happy, positive, grateful and inspired……including yoga, meditation, well-being and personal growth. Suitable from 11+