Flow Yoga helps you to re-connect with your breath, move your body and calm your mind. Classes combine flowing sequences and held poses as you move with the breath to create space in your body and mind. Flow Yoga naturally heats and opens the body, builds strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. The pace of the class can range from gentle to more dynamic but you work at your own level. All classes end with a short period of relaxation to leave you feeling refreshed and energised. Suitable for all levels and abilities*.
Hot Yoga combines yoga with heat to raise the core temperature of your body to promote detoxification, greater flexibility and weight loss, while building strength. The studio will be heated to approximately 30 degrees as you move through a series of flows and dynamic seated, standing and balance poses. Classes will be supported by uplifting tunes to guide your movement and will finish with a period of relaxation to calm the mind. Whether you want to open a tight body, clear a busy mind, lose weight or work off a hangover, Hot Yoga will help you de-stress, stretch and sweat it out! Leave feeling energised, smiling and sweaty!
Yin Yoga is a slower paced form of yoga that helps you stretch more effectively and relax more deeply. Yin targets the deep connective tissues and fascia in the body and helps to regulate the flow of energy through the body. Most of the class takes place on the floor with an emphasis on holding postures from 2 to 5 minutes to lengthen muscles and release tension from the entire body. Most yin postures are passive and held for longer to allow the body to slowly stretch and unwind. Knots in muscles are released so energy can flow freely throughout the body.
As we age, flexibility in the joints decrease and yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility. Other physical benefits of yin yoga can include increased mobility, lowered blood pressure, improved immune function and digestion. On a mental and emotional level, the practice can help to promote relaxation and lower stress levels as it becomes calming and balancing for the body and mind. Yin Yoga is a great complement to other forms of exercise and an active life and can help those who feel distracted by a 'busy mind'.
Slow, simple Yin Yoga is the class to choose if you want to calm the mind, reduce muscle tension and general mental and physical fatigue. Just make sure to wear comfortable, warm clothes. Leave feeling more grounded, calmer and revitalised.
Restorative yoga is about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching. The focus is on relaxation - poses are supported using bolsters, straps, cushions and blankets to allow them to be held for longer. Once set up in a supported pose, you will hold the pose for an extended period. During the long holds, muscles relax completely. Most of the class will take place on the floor, along with dimmed lights and soft music. At the end of the session your body feels open and refreshed and your mind calm.
Restorative yoga is all about taking some time out from an otherwise busy life and mind to restore and renew. It allows the body to drop into the parasympathetic nervous system, becoming healing and nourishing. In today's world of constant texts, emails and social media updates, there can be mental overload and fatigue - Restorative yoga provides a much needed balance to this. Prepare for deep relaxation and leave feeling more grounded, calmer and revitalised.
Flow & Restore
Flow & Restore provides the perfect balance of a gentle flow yoga to move and open the body and finishes with restorative yoga to calm the body and mind as you settle into deep relaxation. The pace of the class will be gentle and is a great way to begin or end your day. Wear comfortable clothing and be able to wrap up for the restorative part of the class.
Strala is an open and inclusive approach to yoga that guides feeling and movement and provides people with space to explore their own bodies. With the emphasis on moving with ease in a way that feels good for you, Strala classes move slowly and continuously, guided by the breath. Classes will involve easy-going flows that open and strengthen the body while calming your mind. You'll create a healthy balance between strength and flexibility, stability and mobility. Most importantly you'll feel great.
All Strala classes have an easy-going vibe and are set to upbeat music. Classes are split into different styles: Gentle, Basics, Energise, Relax and Strong. Check the timetable to see which Strala classes are running.
Strala was developed by its founder, Tara Stiles, and is practised worldwide. Space is currently the only studio in Northern Ireland offering Strala classes - Ciara completed her intensive training with Tara Stiles in 2016. For more information on Strala, click on the link below:
Iyengar yoga is accessible to anyone. Regular practice increases suppleness, strength and stamina, improves posture and concentration and quietens the mind to promote well-being. The Iyengar yoga technique emphasises precision and alignment. Quality of movement is prioritised over quantity. You learn to move with ease in your body while working within your limitations. This makes the yoga postures (asanas) safe to perform. The practice is progressive, building a stable foundation before attempting more demanding work. Beginners start with standing yoga poses and are gradually introduced to a fuller range of sitting and reclining yoga postures, forward extensions, inversions, twists, backbends and arm balances.
Iyengar yoga classes are led by Jayne Baillie, who is an accomplished Iyengar yoga instructor.
Pilates aims to strengthen the body in a balanced way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing, both physical and mental. Pilates targets the core stabilising muscles in the body through a series of exercises which combine alignment with movement and breath. Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability* and fitness, from beginners to athletes. Regular Pilates practise can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise and mat work may involve optional use of Pilates equipment such as magic circles or hand weights, as well asas stretch bands, gym balls and foam rollers.
Power Pilates is a dynamic class that combines Pilates core strengthening with functional fitness exercises, including squats, lunges and push-ups, for a complete body workout. The class may include use of light weights, pilates circle and fitness balls to add resistance. Power Pilates will help tone the whole body, build strength and improve overall fitness if practised on a regular basis.
Get the best of both worlds with a perfect combination of foundational yoga poses and gentle flows with Pilates core strengthening exercises. Yogalates helps to tone the body , while improving posture, flexibility, balance and overall body strength. The class is low-impact and follows a gentle pace so is suitable for all levels*.