Yoga at Oscailt
For us, Yoga is about working with each individual body, building strength from the inside out, and opening to the flow of life.
We believe that everyone can practice and benefit from yoga regardless of age, experience, or level of flexibility.
Oscailt aims to create a sanctuary where mind, body and spirit get a chance to recharge, and chill out.
Hatha Yoga Flow Class
Tuesdays, lunchtimes, 1.00pm - 2.00pm, with Barbara Magchella in the Workshop Room
Make the most of your break with this energising and relaxing yoga experience!
A balanced combination of sustained poses (Hatha) as well as poses flowing in a mindful progression from one to another. Attention is always given to basic alignment & therapeutic principles. Mindfulness; observing breath and body (triputi) are an integral part of class. Classes are balanced with energy, to give you a good physical work-out, and calm, to keep you balanced.
6 class course beginning on January 17th.
Early Morning Drop in Yoga and Meditation
Wednesdays, mornings, 7.30am - 8.30am, with Charles Crockatt in the Yoga Room
This drop-in class consists of half an hour of yoga practice leading into half an hour of sitting meditation. During the yoga the focus is on the breath, and as we follow it we become aware of how it informs and deepens our experience of the movements of the body, providing an ideal preparation for the meditation that follows. Now the body is relaxed, steady but alert, we can sit in meditation continuing to follow the breath, mindfully, into a place of calm and clarity.
Charles Crockatt trained as a yoga teacher with Jenny Beeken and other Scaravelli influenced teachers and is accredited with the British Wheel of Yoga. He is also trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
Vinyasa Yoga Class
Tuesdays, 7.15pm - 8.30pm, with Karolina Guzek in the Yoga Room
Vinyasa Yoga class focuses on linking various yoga poses, together with the breath.
Each class includes warm ups, creative flow of sun salutations and standing poses, along with a fair amount of back-bends and some inversions. Students learn proper alignment and are encouraged to express themselves through the poses to their fullest ability by opening, strengthening and balancing different elements within the body. The class ends with short Pranayama and Mindful relaxation that leaves students happy and full of energy for the rest of the week.
Yoga is a process of replacing old patterns with new and more appropriate patterns. — Tirumalai Krishnamacharya