Information about Yoga

About Yoga


Yoga is a hugely transformative practice; a perfect remedy for the fast-paced, high pressure and largely sedentary world we live in. It trains the nervous system to be calm and the body and mind to be strong, resilient and flexible; as you balance, clear and strengthen your whole being you naturally cope with life better.

Yoga can help you in all kinds of ways. It's proven to relieve aches and pains, improve posture, diminish anxiety and depression and promote health and happiness. Of course, you gain a fitter, more flexible and radiant body to boot! Yoga is a practice that brings out the best in everyone regardless of body-type or ability, and you don't even need to be able to touch your toes to reap the benefits!

Regular class schedule


Tuesdays:

6.30 - 7.30 pm

Open level Yoga @AllSaints Parish Hall, The Drive, Hove

This class is a a an open level, breath led, graceful slow flow.
Great for reducing stress and increasing balance, strength,
flexibility and the body mind connection.
Open level, Drop in for £10 or block book in advance £8

Fridays:

9.30am – 10.30am

Yinyasa @dragonfly, Sydenham

This class combines longer held ‘yin' postures with a complementary slow vinyasa sequence. Great for beginners and for those looking to develop flexibility.
Book with the studio.

10.45 am - 11.45 am

Mindfulness and yoga for stress (nidra)@dragonfly, Sydenham

This class starts with some easy movement and breath work to help wind the body down, followed by a nidra integrated rest practice. This is a mindfulness technique which induces a state of deep relaxation and which has been has been shown to be effective in scientific trials for conditions including chronic pain, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

17.45 - 18.45

Hot Yoga @triyoga, Chelsea

Triyoga hot is a specially-designed series of postures that develop strength and improve flexibility in a powerful and nurturing way. The far infrared heat used in triyoga hot helps create a different kind of hot yoga. The body (rather than the air) is heated by far infrared waves. Coupled with yoga it makes the body feel hot, producing a detoxifying sweat at a more tolerable intensity than other hot yoga classes, leaving you refreshed with a healthy glow. The room will be warm, heated to approximately 36 - 38C.
Open level, book with the studio.

Saturdays:

10:15 - 11.15am

Hot Yoga @triyoga Chelsea

Triyoga hot is a specially-designed series of postures that develop strength and improve flexibility in a powerful and nurturing way. The far infrared heat used in triyoga hot helps create a different kind of hot yoga. The body (rather than the air) is heated by far infrared waves. Coupled with yoga it makes the body feel hot, producing a detoxifying sweat at a more tolerable intensity than other hot yoga classes, leaving you refreshed with a healthy glow. The room will be warm, heated to approximately 36 - 38C.
Open level, book with the studio.

Links to the studios:

Triyoga, London: https://triyoga.co.uk

Dragonfly, Brockley, London: https://www.dragonfly-yoga.org

Yoga classes at Yellowave, Brighton

Retreats

Building Grace Through Mindful Motion: a slow flow retreat.

Morocco: 11th – 18th April 2020

We will practice to morning birdsong and evening sunsets. Starting each day with a mindful and joyful strengthening and releasing slow flow (vinyasa style). Morning sessions will build gradually across 2 hours as the body wakes up and increases in vitality, allowing us to harness our energy and enjoy the practice and experience of being in and moving our bodies with grace, awareness and ease.
Our evening practice will incorporate yin style, restorative practices and yoga Nidra (a form of guided deep rest meditation), giving balance to the active morning practice. These restorative practices will effortlessly lead us into a freer, more peaceful and more creative state of mind, helping us to think in new and helpful ways by refreshing our thought patterning.

Click for details and bookings yogaexplorers.com/retreats/marrakech-christina-christoph

Yoga retreat Morocco

Breathe By The Sea: Brighton

Non-residential yoga weekenders and day escapes


Upcoming Dates:

Welcoming in 2020 Day Escape: 19th Jan

Escape To the Coast... Blissful beachfront Yoga.
Beautiful walks in natural beauty spots.
A breath of fresh air and self-care.

Escape To the Coast... Blissful beachfront Yoga 
Beautiful walks in natural beauty spots. Rejuvenating sauna on the beach. A breath of fresh air and self-care.

Set in and around Brighton’s beautiful East Sussex Coast line, these deeply nourishing retreats are about unwinding and connecting the body, mind and heart through various yoga practices and immersion into the sights and sounds of nature.

We know only too well how hard it is to find a retreat that is just a train ride away, but that gives you just enough of an escape and deeper practice, to shake off the city pressure and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Whether you just need a well earned break, want to explore your practice, or just spend the weekend doing something completely yogic whilst breathing in fresh air and beautiful scenery, these weekenders are for you.

We practice in a stunning studio on the beach with views directly out to sea; drink in some of the South Coasts most stunning scenery as we take meditative walks to the sounds of nature and spend time soaking up the seasonal sunsets and enjoying each others company over great food (suitable for vegans and vegetarians).

These weekends include:

  • 2 lengthy extended Yoga asana practices per day, including flow and restorative
  • Meditation and breath work (pranayama)
  • Yoga Nidra (deep rest guided meditation)
  • Walks in nature: along the South Coasts beautiful beaches
  • Sauna on the beach
  • One healthy meal and snacks each day included in the price
  • Great company

These retreats are non-residential. Our base is on the quiet end of Brighton beach. It’s up to you how lux or low key you go. Splurge on luxury, stay with a mate or find a cheerful B&B, there’s something to fit every budget in Brighton.


Christina Christoph - vinyasa yoga teacher

‘’By moving slowly and steadily we engage more of our senses and physicality which helps to draw the mind inwards to a state of balance and connection.’’

A bit about me:


I teach a mindful, breath-centred, slow and fluid form of flow yoga, Classes build gradually, giving students time to find ease in their practice. Movement sequences are thoughtful, often interwoven with moments of stillness and breath work to create a journey of awareness.

My classes and retreats are designed to help everyone find their yoga. Creative sequencing and a variety of well-placed practices make the yoga I teach challenging and strengthening but also rejuvenating and restorative. My aim is to help students find more grace, strength and interconnection, so that they can come closer to a place of peace within themselves.

I see yoga as a therapeutic tool and I also love to teach Yoga Nidra as a compliment to asana practice; this deep form of guided meditation is proven to help with stress and trauma as well as to set the mind free - enhancing creativity and allowing the body to relax into a deep healing state.

Please get in touch for further information or to discuss corporate, private or small group sessions.

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