Variety may be the spice of life
But consistency pays the bills
Quality of movement + breath = Quality of life
Driven by this Mantra, Om is passionate about quality in all aspects of our business never more than when it comes to YOUR body. We offer a wide variety of yoga styles, with the assurance of consistency from our teachers regardless of your choice of practice. We believe that quality of movement on your mat is necessary for quality of movement through life, this practice is simply maintenance for the things you enjoy in the real world! The essence is yoga…..but better!
Restore & Relax
Ellie & Rachel
8pm Tuesday + 10:30am and 7:45pm Wednesday
Be kind to yourself as you take yourself away from the real world for an hour, to relax in the calm of the studio. This class really is suitable for everyone, most asanas will be grounded, mat based postures with focus on joint mobility for moving well through life. With plenty of opportunity for strengthening, before softening.
Functional Flow L2&3
7:45pm Monday, 6:15pm Tuesday + 8:30am Saturday
The essence is Yoga. The expression looks like asana. The outcome is quality movement on yer mat, for quality movement in life. This dynamic class has has all the elements of a traditional Vinyasa class, with the added integration of not so traditional, functional movement. Vinyasa means 'with special breath', your body will absolutely have the opportunity to move with every breath taken whilst moving yer bones in as many ways as we can teach em! Guaranteed to warm your cockles from the inside and you'll leave with a lovely yoga glow* . The Level 2 class is Perfect for the active human bean who already has begun a yoga practice and is ready to take their inner and outer, strength, stability and discovery to the next level. Level 3 is perfect for those who already have a solid yoga foundation, and are ready integrate this into a vinyasa-ish practice for a 75 minute practice. It will be challenging but never impossible and we will continually strive to find the edge of your physical & mental comfort zone. (*sweaty!)
Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures (this is commonly referred to as 'vinyasa') —a process producing intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. The entire practice is focussed on the BREATH. We listen to the sound of the breath and use that as the guide to listen to the sensations that arise within the body (and mind) within the practice. It is a moving meditation practice.
Ashtanga Yoga may be the class for you if you like structure and discipline in your practice. We wouldn't recommend the class if you are new to practicing asanas (postures) or have any sensitivity within your body, whether it be in your muscles or joints.
No matter what your fitness background, Pilates can offer a multitude of benefits for everyone. From posture, to strength, good spinal health, to improved flexibility and mobility. During the sessions the movements are slowed down, giving you time to check in with your own body and breath. The low impact movements may not always feel like you’re working hard but slowing down lets you focus on precise movements to ensure your working the correct muscles. This class is open to all levels.
10am Monday + 7:45pm Thursday
Ha (moon) Tha (sun) A traditional Class, working on finding balance between the two energies. Hatha is the foundation of all other styles of practice, not only is it suitable for beginners, it's also great for yogis who have been on their mats for years to revisit the roots of their practice. designed to promote a sense of physical and emotional wellbeing. Practice will always begin with an arrival, an opportunity to really settled into yer mat before practice, followed by asana, (the physical portion) during this section of the practice you will be able to explore your own body, at its own pace, with its capabilities and its limitations. Following this full body practice we will finish with relaxation in Savasana to create a sense of calm and balance.
Functional Flow L1
The essence is Yoga. The expression looks like asana. The outcome is quality movement on yer mat, for quality movement in life. Beginning first by exploring not-so-traditional, functional movement patterns we can then begin to integrate these elements to create what looks like a more traditional asana class.
This Level 1 class is suitable for ACTIVE BEGINNERS, looking to build inner and outer, strength and stability. It is the perfect stepping stone towards having a body that works like a body should. It will be challenging but never impossible and we will continually strive to find the edge of your physical & mental comfort zone.
10am Tuesday +10:30am Saturday and
9am + 10:30am Sunday
Roll out of bed & onto yer mat, kicking the AM in the ASana! start your weekend with an energizing flow, getting the ol' bones moving & yer mind focused. Whether this class is a quickie before you start work, a kick start to your weekend or your only chance to snatch an hour of YOU time. Make the effort. Set that alarm. Ellie combines her signature Functional Flow class of the week into an hour long, mixed level practice, making it accessible for all abilities. Your body, your responsibility - just take it at your own pace!
Elle Lawton & El Firth
6:15pm Wednesday & Thursday
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a dynamic class that will take you through a sequence of a postures, co-ordinated with the breath. Using rhythm and repetition to help find quality in your breath and movement, it’s a moving meditation.
Expect to be physically challenged, you’ll leave this practice with a sense of space in the body, peace in the mind, a smile on your face. Energized and ready for whatever is thrown at you. Recommended for those ready to work at a pace.
This pregnancy yoga class is a balance of physical movement, meditation, and relaxation. Suitable from 14 weeks up until the birth of your baby, these classes will support you physically, mentally and emotionally and offer techniques to prepare you for birth.
You will be guided through beneficial movement to support your body through pregnancy. We’ll support the structure of the pelvis, find space as you make room for baby, find ways to ease common symptoms such as heart burn and pelvic girdle pain, and ease out aching muscles as your body adapts and changes through pregnancy.
You will be guided through breathing practices to help you to connect with your unborn child and promote the wellbeing of both you and baby. These breathing techniques can be both relaxing during pregnancy and supportive during labour.
You will be able to enjoy time and space to bond with baby as I guide you through relaxation practices to really help you to unwind, destress and optimise your mental health. You’ll also share this magical time with other mothers to be.
6:45pm Tuesday + 10am Thursday and Saturday
Movement and stillness are medicine of equal importance, both of which are taught and explored within class. In TJ's classes, expect to find a physical challenge, using strong postures, breathing and relaxation to bring about peace, healing and an abundance of self care. TJ is passionate about moving with care, shifting negative energy, losing stuff that no longer serves and generally assisting folk on their ever evolving health quest. In the 75 minute classes, I have started to introduce (optional) Reiki healing into the last 15 minutes of the session.
We invite you to bring your magic on to your mat, be open to learning about the physical, mental and emotional you, and most of all of to stay true and not take yourself too seriously.
This class is open to all abilities from complete beginners to those who have been practicing for years.
Yoga Power & Play
Join Nicola as she shares her love for the powerful practice of yoga in this energising but accessible class for the active body and mind. Positivity and play are the foundations of Nicola’s practice and this class will help to build your muscle strength, improve posture and functional fitness. A sustainable yoga practice that will help you prevent injury and maximise mobile and stable joints. There’s a mat waiting for you to boost your energy and give your permission to play in a safe and supportive space.
This class is open to physically active beginners as well as those who have been practicing regularly.
Yoga for Runners
This 45 minute practice aims to be the perfect tonic for seasoned runners, as well as those just starting out. This class will support both the physical aspect of running, with focus on stretching and strengthening the muscle groups contributing to a great run as well as the mental focus required to really go the distance, consider it maintenance. Physically active beginners are welcome and encouraged to join this class, a great way to meet like-minded folk and maybe even a running pal!
At Om we strive to provide an overall quality yoga experience. Quality of movement, instruction and environment, in order to hold ourselves accountable to this your feedback is so helpful to us and will always be taken onboard. You can contact Ellie directly at email@example.com
Unless Specified all classes are Adult Classes, with the minimum age being 16, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.