Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa derives from Ashtanga Yoga and is a rigorous practice. With no fixed sequence the teacher decides on the class flow and music may be used. We offer different levels of Vinyasa Flow classes – from slower to very challenging. Take a look at our schedule for details or come and speak to us if you have any questions or want some advice.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha is a comparatively gentle form of yoga designed to align your muscles and bones and focus your mind. Practice includes specific postures (asanas), a breathing style (pranayama) and meditation. Unlike Vinyasa Flow there is less movement in between postures which may also be held for a longer period of time.

Restorative Yoga

An increasingly popular style of yoga that helps increase circulation, improve balance and develop a sense of calm; Restorative yoga involves holding poses for long periods, often supported by props (provided by Down to Earth). Used by many as a stepping stone to meditation and, like Yin Yoga, Restorative yoga can form part of a more dynamic multidisciplinary yoga practice. We offer elements of Restorative yoga in many of our classes – please speak to us for specific recommendations.

We run Restorative Yoga workshops on regular, monthly basis.

Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar method of Yoga is initially learnt through the in­ depth study of asanas (posture) and pranayama (breath control). Yoga Master B.K.S. Iyengar has systematised over 200 classical Hatha yoga asanas and 14 different types of Pranayamas (with variations of many of them) from the simple to the incredibly difficult. These have been structured and categorised so as to allow a beginner to progress surely and safely from basic postures to the most advanced as they gain flexibility, strength and sensitivity in mind, body and spirit.

In practice Iyengar yoga focuses particularly on correct body alignment and precision. This disciplined approach to yoga helps the body to develop harmoniously, in an anatomically correct way so that the student suffers no injury or pain. As all bodies are different and people have different weaknesses and strengths. Iyengar yoga also helps the practitioner to use of yoga props which help the body to find the correct position in the postures. Props are objects like wooden blocks, chairs, blankets and belts. These props help one adjust or support oneself in the different postures so that one can work in a range of motion that is safe and effective.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced form of yoga where poses, or asanas, are held for long period of time – anywhere between 3 and 5 minutes. There is a particular focus on improving flexibility and some postures can be quite challenging. Yin can be used as an aid to improving a more dynamic yoga practice.

Meditation

Guided Meditation classes led by Clive Fogelman (Tuesdays 5-6.15 pm) and Cary Perkins (Sundays 7.45-9 pm). We also run regular monthly meditation and mindfulness workshops – please check the workshops tab for the ones coming up.

Kids Yoga

Kids and Teen Yoga aid co-ordination, self-awareness and self- esteem whilst stretching and strengthening. Children and teenagers learn to relax, concentrate and be gentle in a fun, creative environment. Physical benefits include good posture, core muscle strength and joint mobility whilst maintaining natural flexibility. Mental and emotional benefits include improved confidence, concentration, relaxation, calmness and clarity. Yoga can also help ease symptoms of childhood stress and anxiety (separation, bullying, lethargy…) and can improve sleep patterns.

Our Kids and Teen yoga classes run at following times –

  • Tuesday 16:00-16:45 for 3/4 year olds
  • Thursday 16:00-16:45 for 5/6 year olds
  • Friday 16:15-17:15 for 7-10 year olds
  • Friday 17/30-18/30 Teen Yoga 10-14 year olds

To secure your spot please email us at hello@downtoearthlondon.co.uk 

NOTE – All Kids and Teen Yoga classes are run during term time only.

Baby and Me Yoga and Pilates

Let your little one(s) enjoy a beautiful, calm environment whilst you get some yoga or pilates practice in. Specially tailored classes to aid postnatal recovery, gently strengthen and calm tired bodies and minds. You will do pelvic floor exercises to strengthen your core as well as progressive abdominal exercises to safely encourage the reintegration of the abdominal muscles. Much of class will also be spent on posture and upper body stability to help keep you strong and stable whilst caring for your baby. Options to include the babies in the exercises will be given whenever possible so that they start to look forward to coming to class too.

Traditionally just for Mums our Baby & Me classes are open to Dads or carers with their babies too. Suitable from 6 weeks after giving birth or upon the approval of your GP. Parents don’t need previous yoga or pilates experience.

Pregnancy Yoga

Specialist classes for Mums to be who are 12-weeks pregnant or more. Open to all, from yoga first-timers to experts.

Pregnancy Yoga can be a great help in preparation for birth – by using yogic breathing (pranayama) and focus we can learn to calm our body and mind, a much needed skill during birth.