YOU Massage Therapy are proud to be offering VinyasaYogaclasses from the first floor of our Southampton studio on Bedford Place. Our resident Yoga teacher and Holistic Therapist, Aga, offers classes that are dynamic and balancing, they are ever popular so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Once you have completed a form, you are welcome to join a Beginner's course on Tuesdays, or progress straight to our mixed ability classes on Wednesday and Sunday.
If you are having an uncomplicated Pregnancy, and are in the second trimester (past 12 weeks) and you would like to relax your body and prepare for labour with midwife, Kirsty, join our PregnancyYoga on Tuesdays
Please note, we encourage all clients to book and pay in advance, otherwise our reception area gets very busy. You may Pay Online via paypal, or, please call 02380 639747. Your course is not confirmed until it is paid for, so if you wish to do so face to face, please pop in at your soonest conveneince, not directly before a class. Thanks!
Yoga is considered to offer a range of therapeutic benefits for both the body and mind from improved posture, strength and flexibility to stress relief, improved mental health and better sleep.
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
The body and mind are interconnected. When we loosen up the body we loosen up the limiting thought structures in the mind. We also store mental and physical tensions in our bodies, trapping energy. Yoga helps to liberate this energy, by encouraging us to explore our bodies with attention to the feeling within, rather than from an external reference point. Learning to maintain a balanced and easy breath, we consciously move in and out of this tension to break it down.
Working intuitively with our bodies in this way enables us to rediscover the natural alignment of our body and mind – often put out of place through the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Alongside the multitude of well researched physical benefits, this purification process also usually means we simply feel more comfortable 'in our own skin' and can begin to increasingly experience moments of inner stillness within.
Learning to explore our bodies intuitively with 'feeling attention' means no prior experience of Yoga postures is necessary – we start from where we are – though experienced practitioners wishing to deepen their practice are warmly welcomed and catered for.
Once you have completed your booking process and secured your space on our mats, you are welcome to go straight up to the first floor of the studio. Please assure you submit the enrollment form and arrive 15min early if it is your first class with us so your instructor can get to know you prior to the class commencing. Please don't arrive more than 15 minutes early, there are a few seats for waiting on, please be mindful that there may be a treatment in our top floor room. The bathroom is available for changing, please wear loose clothing to your Yoga class.
Information on Yoga Courses at our Southampton Studio
Our 4 week Yoga Courses are priced at:
£38 for a block of 4 classes (recommended)
£10 per class casual (only when space is permitted - booking required)
Contact us today if you have any questions or feedback, we love to hear from you.
You are also welcome to participate casually at £10 per class (£9.50 for Reward CardHolders), please call 02380 639747 or contact us via email to book casual spaces, thank you.
What is Vinyasa Yoga?
Vinyasa Yoga is in essence a complete, Dynamic Yoga course, describing techniques which prepare the mind & body of the disciple or practitioner for enlightenment. Techniques include Asana (Yoga postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques designed to move the prana or energy around the body with the breath as the vehicle), Mudra (gestures of the hand & body which stimulate particular acupressure points (known as marmas in Sanskrit), to re-channel the energy of the body, & Bandha’s, or body locks, where the breath/core is held in certain Asana’s to build energy & prana in the energy centres of the body.
Other techniques included in the text are meditation, visualisation, including prana vidya where energy is redirected via the chakras or energy centres in the body, or along other energy channels.
No specific belief system is demanded or required for Yoga to be practised, as it is fundamentally a philosophy, and structured approach to mind & body which is practised by Hindus, Buddhists, Christian’s, & almost any religious denomination one could mention worldwide.
Searching "Yoga Classes in Southampton" brings up a great deal of choice. So what makes us different? We are dedicated to providing you with tailored, Holistic Healthcare, and our Yoga is no different. Yoga teacher, Aga, has been a practicing Yogi for some time. Rooted in her own daily practice, she is most comfortable sharing the incredible science of Yoga with others.
Aga's classes emphasize entering into a new relationship with our own bodies so that we can work with them more intuitively. Opening up new channels and creating new space between joints, muscles and the nervous system is key to this transformative practice.
Classes are 60 minutes of unbridled nourishment for the body and mind, usually starting with a breath practice leading into a dynamic flow of yoga postures. During most classes the energy is raised and then balanced, before gliding home into a deep relaxation and meditation phase. All classes have a dynamic approach to practice, and modified teaching to students, offering alternative practices and poses where appropriate.
Aga's Yoga classes are ideally suited to both beginners and intermediate Yoga practitioners, and for those wishing to deepen their practice.
Prior to attending a Yoga class, try to refrain from eating a heavy meal at least two hours before. Wear easy fitting and comfortable clothing.
Yoga mats and blocks will be provided. Bring a bottle of water if you wish, and by all means your own cushion or blanket if you wish.