detailed class descriptions
Vinyasa Yoga connects one posture to the next using the breath. Classes are light-hearted and offer a variety of postures; no two classes are ever alike. I teach with an anatomical steer; focusing on the effectiveness and stability of the pose. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace.
The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.
All levels welcome & no experience necessary. Props and modifications offered for proper alignment and ease in the postures.
Restorative Yoga is like a calming hug for your overstimulated mind. Classes are relaxing and slow paced, with a whole sequence using as few as five or six postures which are passively held for long periods of time. Restorative Yoga uses an abundance of props, such as bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps to allow the body to be in the most comfortable, supported position possible.
Modern day stressful living means that for most of us our sympathetic nervous system (fight to flight) is constantly firing without any real opportunity of quieting. Restorative Yoga is a perfect antidote. With it’s emphasis on deliberately slowing down and optimal comfort and ease the practice activates the parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for resting and digesting; restoring easy breathing, lowering blood pressure and heart rates, relaxing tension, and bringing greater balance.
Have you ever wanted to start Yoga but not known where to start?!
I hear ya!
I understand that Yoga can sometimes feel confusing or intimidating; I remember I spent my first few classes wondering what on earth was going on! That's why I created a beginner's Yoga course; to break down the misconceptions, demystify and to build solid & informed foundations. Classes are informed, supported and help to build strength, mobility and confidence.
I love teaching these classes.
yang yin YogA & MINDFULLness
A perfect combination of a fun flowing vinyasa practice to energise, followed by Yin to stretch tired muscles and mindfulness to soothe our soul. The class is open to all levels, including complete beginners.
So what is Yin // Yang yoga ?
Yang (Vinyasa) relates to movement, which creates heat in the body; working with fire. By contrast Yin is about finding stillness and cooling the body. This Yin and Yang energy is opposing but complementary, and so for optimum health, needs to be balanced.
In Yin yoga, seated or reclined poses are held for a longer period with active muscle engagement; to increase range of motion in that part of the body. The poses work along meridian lines, used in Chinese Medicine, which act as “energy highways,” for the body.
Summers in Jersey are best spent outside, immersed in nature, making the most of our beautiful beaches.. which is why I love teaching Yoga on the beach throughout the summer. During the summer you can find me on Saturday’s (weather permitting) at Le Braye for Beach Yoga - classes are confirmed each week on my Facebook page. No booking or previous Yoga experience is needed... just turn up and I'll see you in the sand!
When: Saturday’s during June & July
Time: 9.30 - 10.30
Where: Le Braye beach (to the left of the slip)
What to bring: A mat or towel, suncream, sunglasses, water... and the sunshine!
Inclement weather: Classes are weather dependant, and if I have to cancel them due to bad weather, I will announce it on my Facebook page: facebook.com/vanessagarrettyoga a minimum of 1 hour before