Yoga Classes

We offer a variety of classes, for complete beginners through to advanced practitioners and everyone in between.

For dates, times and booking information for upcoming classes please visit our Timetable.

Classes

Wake Up Yoga

A refreshing early morning class to wake, warm, stretch and energise the body, setting you up for the day ahead. The class is suitable for all students except absolute beginners.

Level 1 & Level 2

These classes gradually introduce more challenging asanas, and open up opportunities to develop a deeper practice.

General

This class is suitable for all levels except absolute beginners. Be prepared for a sometimes challenging class.

Ashtanga Basics

Ashtanga is a dynamic and strengthening form of yoga, and this class introduces the basic breathing techniques and poses that become the basis of the flowing Primary Series sequence.

Mysore

Mysore is the traditional way to practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. You work through the postures of the Ashtanga Yoga system at your own pace, rather than being ‘led’ by the teacher or following the pace of a group. New postures are introduced when you are ready. Depending on your level of ability, the teacher will guide and assist on a one-to-one basis within the group setting.
Suitable for students of all ages, abilities and levels of experience.
* No classes on Full Moon and New Moon days.

Counted Half Led Primary Series

Traditional counted led Half Ashtanga Primary Series up to Navasana (boat pose).
The teacher will count and talk through the Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) A&B, the standing, seated and finishing sequence. Demonstration and adjustments are given when needed. The count will set the pace of this class.
Suitable for students of all levels of experience.
* No classes on Full Moon and New Moon days.

Yin and Yang Yoga

This class is split in to three sections: Yin, Yang and relaxation.
During the Yin section, carefully selected poses are offered by the teacher, who demonstrates modifications so that students can hold poses for longer (up to five minutes per pose). Through these longer held poses Yin targets the deeper connective tissues in the body.
The Yang section uses the sun salutation as a basis for a dynamic practise which re-energises the body after the slower Yin practise.
Yin-yang is the foundation of the Chinese philosophy of Taoism and is the inspiration for Yin and Yang Yoga. Yin-yang represents the dualistic qualities of life in every living thing, Yin and Yang yoga applies this philosophy to the differing substances in the body and the way these substances respond best. Ultimately aiming to restore balance and stimulate the flow of Chi.

Many students find that practising Yin & Yang Yoga has helped them to become stronger after rehabilitation of an injury, improved their fitness and range of movement in other physical exercise, releases pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, and helped them to unwind from a busy lifestyle.

Balance Aerial

This class incorporates the use of a yoga swing to support the body with the help of gravity, so poses can be achieved with less effort and strain, enabling students to explore poses to a deeper level than they might normally be able to achieve. Some yoga experience is required, suitable for beginners through to advanced levels.

To book the classes listed above please click here

We offer a variety of workshops at balance, including a regular one day beginners workshop, yoga for runners and cyclists and themed workshops with international guest teachers.  

For dates, times and booking information for upcoming workshops please visit our Timetable.


Individual Private Lessons

Individual yoga lessons are tailored to your particular needs, whether you are new to yoga, looking to refine your practice or are seeking a remedial program to aid recovery from an injury or ailment. Click here to view available timeslots with Gerry Kielty, Principal Yoga Teacher. To enquire about a private lesson please call reception on 0141 332 8800 or email info@balance.co.uk

 

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