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YOGA AS A WAY OF LIFE

Resting is one of the key pillars that stand on Sanctuary Hill's foundations as prevention or recovery from injury and illness. When we become connected through this meditative practice, we are more easily able to identify areas of tension, stress and fatigue in the body. Not only does this allow for restoration but it also helps prevent future injury. 

We have prepared for you a Guide so you can find the different levels of Rest in our classes. Even the more active classes integrate an adequate emphasis on rest making this the best way to feel the capabilities of the subtle body. However, don’t underestimate the power of this practice, while it might not feel like you are actively “doing” anything, you are. 

GUIDELINES

Mondays 5:30pm

Wednesdays 5:30pm

Thursdays 9:15am

Intermediate Hatha

Practice with attention and intention. Our signature classes blend alignment with breath awareness and fluid movement for a balanced practice. These classes typically move through a warm-up and Sun salutations into sequenced postures. It offers a well balanced body-mind practice through flexibility and stillness moving skillfully and safely on the mat. It is recommended to you have some prior knowledge for this class.

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Ram or Bhavani Davies

Tuesdays 9:15am

Thursdays 11:00am

Gentle Hatha

The slower pace of Gentle Class makes it a great choice if you want a less strenuous approach to your practice. These extremely accessible classes are perfect for anyone looking to develop a practice of conscious, mindful movement with some support. We sometimes get newbies to this class, even if is gentle we invite you to chat with the teacher as some body awareness is still recommended but it is a good entry way to restart your practice. 

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Bhavani Davies

Wednesdays 9:30am

Morning Flow

The focus of this class is to explore a mindful way of moving and breathing . Using functional movement coupled with self awareness you will experience a holistic approach to Yoga. Each class is intelligently sequenced with a balance of stable, strong and ease-full flows that support an over all feeling of strength and wellbeing. This class is gentle/intermediate and suitable for seasoned practitioners.

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Imogen Woods

Thursdays 5:30pm

Creative Slow Flow

Fiona's Creative Slow Flow Yoga is a combination of her 56years of knowledge and experience...from a Mature Females body perspective and her experience as a midwife, her Strength /Conditioning and Rehabilitation background. Creative Slow Flow is an invitation to gently move your body in a meditative way that can result in having the same benefits as meditation....Calm mind and Relaxed Body

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Fiona Ross

Tuesdays 7:15pm

Restorative Yoga

This is the most restful class of our schedule. Lights are dimmed, soft music, socks and eye pillows are all in! The aim of this style of yoga is in its name itself, to Restore. It is a very therapeutic practice that promotes deep relaxation with the aid of props. A restorative class is about renewal and rejuvenation that improves the body's capacity for healing and balancing, stills the mind, deeply relaxes the body and enhances the mood. 

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Bhavani Davies

Tuesday 5:30pm

Sundays 4:30pm

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga uses the application of long deep and passive postures held between two to five minutes for the purpose of releasing tension in the body and mind. This practice targets the deep connective tissue (fascia) including bones, joints, ligaments and tendons with the aim of increasing overall health. Yin effects flexibility by maintaining or increasing joint range motion, releasing tension, repairing damaged fascia and improving circulation.  

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Imogen Woods

or Velvet Scarletta

Wednesdays 7:15pm

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra translates to mean yogic sleep. It is aiming to reach a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. The great thing is absolutely anyone can do this practice. We will start with a very short session of breathing exercises which will be seated and the rest of the class will be lying down. (no yoga postures) Ram accompanies this class with the Sound Therapy to enhance the benefits. This class may interest anyone who would like to reduce stress, sleep better, develop their meditation practice or gain a better understanding of their mind.

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Ram Davies

Tuesdays 11:00am

Dynamic Flow & Journaling

This is a wonderful class for the middle of the day, which is the perfect time of inspiration. The class will open with journal prompts, then we will move the experience through the body with dynamic flow with mediation. Our life force flows through our heart making this a useful time to act with purpose. 

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Velvet Scarletta