Yoga Classes

“Set thy heart upon thy work but never its reward.”- The Bhagavad Gita.

This upbeat, creative yoga practice links breath and movement. Open to all levels and abilities, this practice will energise and leave you feeling recharged. It includes a wide range of movements and postures which stretch, strengthen, align and stimulate all systems of the body. Great for those searching for the therapeutic benefits of yoga, mindful movement, and those wanting to build their practice.
A 90min traditional Hatha practice based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda. Class begins with an opening meditation, followed by breathing exercises (pranayama) for increasing your energy and focus, Surya Namaskar (sun-salutations) for warming up followed by a traditional sequence of the basic 12 postures for developing strength and flexibility and finishes with a 15min guided Savasana with autosuggestion bringing a deeply relaxing end to each practice.
New Asanas and variations are introduced to the sequence as the practice develops.

A yoga class specifically designed for the older yoga practitioner. With the ageing process we face different challenges both on a physical and mental level. This is a gentle class including breath work, postures to promote continued joint mobility, short yoga nidra relaxation and meditations to promote inner wellbeing. Absolute beginners are welcome – suitable for all levels.
Come stretch, twist, open up and breathe during our Lunch Yoga Express.  Based on the Ashtanga sequence, this class is perfect to release tension, gain movement, and get a quick yoga fix half way through the day without getting too sweaty.
After completing your Beginners Course it is now time to start developing your practice. This is a Level I class and aims to put into practice what you learned on the course. Through consistent practice you will be able to develop a deep understanding of postures, flow and breath.

Level: All

This flowing and dynamic class follows a modified Ashtanga Quarter Primary Series. It includes most of the standing postures, several of the seated postures and ends with a modified Finishing Sequence.

A great way to develop your Ashtanga practice in conjunction with Mysore classes. It is ideal for students on the Ashtanga: Beginner’s Course Level 1 as it is in line with what they are learning.

The flowing and dynamic class follows a modified Ashtanga Half Primary Series. It incorporates all of the standing postures, most of the seated postures up to Navasana (Boat Pose) and ends with a modified Finishing Sequence for a full and dynamic practice.

A great way to develop your Ashtanga practice in conjunction with Mysore classes. It is ideal for students on the Ashtanga Beginner’s Course Level 2 as it is in line with what they are learning.

Moon Sequence: Chandra Krama
Chandra Krama is intended for practise on the full moon, the new moon and those times when you are feeling more tired than usual. This sequence has been described as both restorative and energising. It is especially therapeutic for shoulders, hips, knees and lower back.This is the first of Matthew Sweeney’s Vinyasa Krama Sequences. When combined with your main practise (Astanga or Vinyasa Krama) this sequence help you develop a fuller and energetically well rounded practise. Helping you nurture a meditative and still mind throughout your practice.
Ideal for those who have completed a Beginners 2 course or who attend regular Ashtanga classes. Here you will be guided through the entire Primary Series. This is a 90 minute class which will push your fitness, prove your stamina and leave you toned, flexible and refreshed!

Some yoga experience necessary

‘The Rocket’ is a modern interpretation of traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. It incorporates postures from the first three series of Ashtanga in a playful, energetic practice.

This class flows through dynamic sequences and encourages exploration into balance postures, lifts and inversions to promote strength and flexibility. You will learn to see the world upside down!

Modifications of postures will be given to make it accessible to all.

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”
Mary Kay Ash

Come and use our space to practice with the energy our Shala studio has.

If you are here for Mysore, feel free to use this time and space to finish your practice, for meditation or for a long, deep Savasana.

A Yin Yoga Practice of long, passively held floor poses is deeply nourishing & has myriad of benefits. Yin enhances the natural range of motion in the joints. By keeping your muscles soft, you release deep layers of connective tissue, creating more ease in any style of yoga and meditation.

Yin can work to compliment / enhance a more dynamic practice. Yin enhances the flow of prana (life force) in the tissues around the joints, where energy often stagnates.

Yin conditions you to stay with any intense sensations that arise. It trains you to become more comfortable with discomfort. It marries meditation & asana into a very deep practice. It stimulates perception and awareness of the quality and joy of the breath.

An even more deeper and relaxing Yin Yoga practice that takes you slowly and gently to your “edge” where you meet your resistance and teeter there. With the use of restorative props, we are able to stay on that edge much longer allowing for a deeper, more intense release of tension and stretch of the body’s connective tissues.

A practice for all levels that provides the space to allow your body to really release, heal and relax.

Similar to Hot Flow, but slightly less dynamic and warm rather than hot! A flowing vinyasa yoga class with temperature up to approximately 25C. Flowing sequences link breath and movement, opening your body and releasing tension. Drink plenty of water before and after and come along prepared to work flexibility! Very good for relaxing the muscles, increasing flexibility and increased tone.
A true blend of balance, core strengthening and flexibility. Combine. the meditative, detoxifying qualities of hot yoga with the intensity of power vinyasa flows to help you deepen your yoga practice. Open the shoulders, hips and spine while strengthening your core and upper body.
Our hot class is a mixed movement arts system which integrates martial arts, yoga, calisthenics and animal locomotion.
Our class is perfect for the athletic yoga student wanting a unique and powerful physical practice. It dramatically improves mobility, agility, strength, and stamina for both new movers and professional athletes.
Please bring a towel
A more intense version of our hot yoga, our Power Yoga is a mixed movement arts system which integrates martial arts, yoga, calisthenics and animal locomotion.
Our class is perfect for the athletic yoga student wanting a unique and powerful physical practice. It dramatically improves mobility, agility, strength, and stamina for both new movers and professional athletes.
Please bring a towel

Which Type of Yoga Class should I pursue?

If you need further advice on your path… please email frontdesk@unionyoga.co.uk or speak to us at reception

A wee note on “relaxation”…arguably some classes are more ‘relaxing than others’ but all yoga-styles should leave you with a feeling of release and deep relaxation following class.

Classes by Experience Level

Before reviewing this section please note that all classes are accessible to ALL levels of fitness. However, some classes require prior knowledge of postures and sequences in order to gain the most benefit. We strongly recommend attending a BEG 1 course if you wish to attend regular classes.

Broughton Timetable of Yoga Classes