YOGA

 

Our Yoga classes are led by Tina Toft, who has been practicing yoga for over 25yrs. She is a certified Sivananda and Vinyasa flow yoga teacher. She is also a certified Children’s yoga specialist, and pre and post natal yoga teacher. 

Tina’s style of yoga is detailed and strong with clear verbal instruction including advice for moderating postures and explanations with regard for your physiology and wellbeing.

 

At UTS we currently offer you three levels of yoga, to assist you as you develop and deepen your practice.

 

  • Gentle or beginners yoga: Hatha yoga. Includes detailed explanations about the yoga postures and the breathing exercises. This is done at a gentle pace. Also suitable for those recovering from illness or injury.
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Using the breath in an integral way to facilitate a flowing practise, increasing your flexibility and strength.
  • Strong Vinyasa Flow Yoga: This is a very strong practice that requires a good level of fitness, flexibility and strength using a deep connection with the breath or prana. Not suitable for complete beginners.

 

Weekly yoga classes UTS, Hoylake

 

Monday 10.30 – 11.30 Gentle Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness Session

This class is suitable for beginners to yoga, it is also adapted for those recovered, recovering from or living with Cancer or injury or experiencing mental or physical fatigue. The class is constructed from a focus on breathing, stretching, balance and strength. Chairs are occasionally used to give support when needed for balance or for rest in between postures. The breath is woven into every movement throughout the class to draw your mind into the present moment. This class will help improve your concentration, and overall well being. The class often includes a short discussion about diet and nutrition.

 

Tuesday 10.30 – 11.30 Dynamic Vinyasa Flow
This is a strong dynamic class. Using the breath to lead the body through an unhurried yet deeply strong sequence of postures to include forward and back bends, inversion postures and balances all with the intention to detoxify your system and leave you feeling sensibly stretched, strong and centred. There is a short mindful relaxation period near the end of the class.

 

Wednesday 7.00 – 8.00pm Dynamic Vinyasa Flow
See comments for Tuesday’s Dynamic Vinyasa Flow class description

 

Thursday 10.30 – 11.30am Gentle Yoga and mindfulness Session
See Tuesday’s comments for Gentle Yoga class description

 

KIDS YOGA


Thursday 4.15 – 5.00pm Senior Kids Yoga (12yrs +)
This class reflects the needs of our senior children as they pass through adolescence. During the repetition of yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques the practice of yoga creates a balance in the total personality. The physical, the emotional and the creative aspects.
We welcome all children into yoga including those with Special Needs such as ADHD, ASPERGER, SCOLIOSIS and many more. Please contact my self or the UTS to complete a booking form.

 

Friday 4.15 – 5.00 Family Yoga & kids from 6yrs – 12yrs
Yoga for children of this age are presented differently to classes designed for adults. The practice is dynamic rather than static.

 



MINDFUL   |   MOBILITY   |   CALM