Perfect Your Practice
SATURDAYS IN MARCH | 2.00-3.20pm
New to hot flow or looking to better your technique? Join Dr. Vanessa and Lydia for our special Beginner’s Hot Flow course dedicated to perfecting the fundamentals of a hot flow. Receive hands-on corrections, ask questions, learn basic technique for foundational yoga poses as well as how to go upside down.
The objective is for you to then join our regular hot yoga classes with a more effective yoga practice and enriched understanding of yoga. Join any class or book all four to get the most out of your learning.
WEEK 1 – Back to Basics
Saturday 7 March, 2.00-3.20pm
with Dr. Vanessa
In the first workshop we will explore the importance of alignment in key yoga postures and understand how to adapt them to our own bodies. We will break down the elements of Sun Salutations and mindfully incorporate breath into movement. Specifically, we will practice Chaturanga with various modifications to help protect your shoulders and back and really strengthen the body to progress further in the pose.
We will also learn the actions, progressions and modification of common standing postures, including Warriors, Crescent Lunge variations, Extended Side Angle, and Triangles. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced students who are looking to revisit some of the building blocks of yoga postures and activate the key muscles to create a sustainable and intelligent practice.
WEEK 2 – Improve your Standing Balances
Saturday 14 March, 2.00-3.20pm
with Dr. Vanessa
Standing balances can be challenging poses, testing our physical, mental, and emotional stability in our yoga practice. In the second workshop we will explore postures, such as Warrior 3, Half Moon variations, Standing Pigeon, Dancer’s Pose, Tree and Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose.
The practice will help you build confidence and focus, making balancing more accessible, stable and safe by breaking down the key actions and by offering useful props and grounding preparatory exercises to build legs and core strength.
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced students who are looking to revisit some of the building blocks of yoga postures and activate the key muscles to create a sustainable and intelligent practice.
WEEK 3 – Fine Tune your Flow
Saturday 21 March, 2.00-3.20pm
In week three of fundamentals we will be focusing on finding the ‘flow’ of the yoga practice. Linking postures with continuous breath and a sense of ease and fluidity rather than effort. We will explore sun salutations B & C as well as understanding how we compliment our standing postures with seated postures. Exploring active seated postures such as forward folds, twists, bridges, wheels as well as moving into more yin like closing postures such a snail before discussing & exploring savasana and closing mantras and their importance to our physical practice.
WEEK 4 – Basics of Going Upside Down
Saturday 28 March, 2.00-3.20pm
Week four, our final week in this initial programme we we collaborate our learnings. Including sun salutations, standing postures- all warriors into balances and binds as well as beginning to introduce and understand arm balances and tricky transitions. Arm balances will be a chance to play and explore and as with any posture understand how it works on the individual body. We will have space for questions, partner work & spotting as well as the opportunity to find your flow.