EXETER YOGA – Estuary Clinic Yoga
Welcome to the Estuary Yoga Studio at the Estuary Clinic Topsham, Exeter. We have a wonderful team of experienced and knowlegable yoga teachers providing high quality yoga classes to the Topsham & Exeter community.
We have a weekly class schedule, workshops, retreats and will soon be running the awaited Yoga foundation teaching course
What we Offer
What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient Indian science, which has evolved over thousands of years, and has been shown to improve health at all levels – physical, mental, social and spiritual.
In just one class, you will feel positive changes, and the more you practise, the greater the benefits.
The beauty about yoga is that it is for everyone, no matter what your age, size, ability, or fitness level. Yoga is non-competitive, it takes into consideration that everyone is different, so the class is your own, you choose what is right for you, but under expert supervision.
Styles of Yoga
You may have seen yoga classes described in a variety of ways. Under the umbrella term of ‘yoga’ (which means ‘union’), there are many different styles of teaching and approaches to the practice. These styles have been influenced by ancient traditions, dedicated experts, modern practices and a growing demand for better wellbeing in a fast-paced Western world.
It is important to remember that all forms of yoga carry the same objective – to cultivate a connection between body and mind, and develop a sense of inner peace, physical health and self respect.
Here is a short summary to describe each style of yoga we offer at Estuary Clinic. The best way to understand what yoga can offer you is to try a class. You can also contact us and speak to a teacher, who will help you find a class to suit your needs and abilities.
Ashtanga, meaning eight limbs, takes into consideration not only the physical element of yoga but also the mental and spiritual health aspects. By working on the mind and body together you can transform daily life and look upon things with a fresh perspective.
A strong class with long holds and deep breathing. Creating heat within the body to become supple and strong and overcome ailments. The primary series of Ashtanga Yoga focuses on a series of poses practiced in a particular order to optimise physical improvement. Beginning with a short meditation then warm-up and sun salutations, then working through standing postures, seated poses and inversions and then of course, relaxation.
Moving in a very medative way we incorperate fluid connecting movements and slow vinyasa’s in between the long holds a deep postures, allowing the body to open up in a very natural way. We give in to gravity and focus on the releasing of tension and tightness so a more advanced yoga practice can unfold.
This class can be practiced by candlelight to make the atmosphere calm and restorative. Closing the eyes is encouraged to look within, to the self rather than focusing on the look of the physical pose. Instead we enjoy the feeling of each pose without judgement.