Yoga

Akasha Classic

Akasha Classic is based on Hatha, the classic style that is the foundation of all yoga. Hatha means sun and moon and refers to an alignment-based practice of moving into the pose slowly and holding poses for longer periods of time. Akasha Classic is suitable for all regardless of age or experience. It’s both a great introduction to yoga and a continual challenge that not only helps you get and stay in shape but also develops balance, flexibility and coordination. It renews, invigorates, and heals the body by stretching and toning muscles.

Akasha Flow

Akasha Flow - a  traditional Vinyasa Flow yoga class. Vinyasa means "movement with breath” using breath to flow from one position into the next. The class is a flow of yoga poses and breath placed in specific dynamic sequences. Everyone is welcome to experience a full body workout that will strengthen and stretch your entire body, and leave you feeling revitalised - both physically and mentally.

Akasha Ashtanga

Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic form of yoga which links movement to breath. The practice is a powerful series of postures that is practised the same way each session. Ashtanga builds great strength, flexibility and suppleness, and a deep sense of physical and mental wellbeing.

Akasha Hot

Akasha Hot Yoga. Whether you prefer Flow or Power Yoga come and practice in a room heated to 37 degrees. it is suitable for all levels and will leave you feeling energised, refreshed and rejuvenated.  A regular hot yoga practice will also promote strength and flexibility. 

Our state-of-the-art infra-red heaters heat your body rather than the air therefore you can safely practice at a more tolerable intensity and enjoy the benefits of hot yoga.

Towel and water required

Akasha Hot Etiquette

Please arrive on time to class. As this is a specific sequence, in a heated environment we cannot allow late-comers to class. If you are new to Akasha, please arrive 10 minutes early for your first session to allow extra time for registration.

Arrive well hydrated. Hydration is essential to replace fluids lost through sweating. Bring a water bottle to class and drink when needed. Avoid drinking diuretics such as tea, coffee and alcohol before class.

Re-hydrate after class. 

It is not recommended to eat anything heavy less than 2 hours before class. Blood will be directed away from the muscles to the stomach for digestion. 

Sweating is to be expected during class so you will be required to have a towel in class to protect our mats and keep them hygienic for everyone. You can bring your own or rent mat towels from reception for £1 (free if it is your first time).If you begin to feel ill, dizzy or faint try to drink water, sit and rest until the feeling passes. If you feel you have to leave the room, please do so between postures and wait to return to the class between postures.

If you have any injuries or health changes please inform your teacher

Have fun. Yoga is about finding balance. Respect your body and its limits

Yoga instructors

  • Amy

    Amy has been practising yoga for over 10 years and was first drawn to it as a form of fitness. Amy soon realised that it offered much more than the physical benefits – her mind became calmer and clearer and she felt a sense of balance and clarity after each session. Amy gained her qualification as a vinyasa flow teacher on the beautiful island of Bali and has been teaching ever since. 

  • Tracey

    Tracey has had an interest and been practicing yoga from the age of 12 and initially self-taught through books whilst at school. Since then it has always been an important and integral part of her life and fundamental to her upbringing. Tracey has always found that practicing Yoga and Pilates makes her feel revitalised and is great exercise for bringing balance and harmony to body and mind. She began her teacher training in 2004 and is now fully qualified as an Advanced Hatha Yoga teacher & a mat Pilates teacher.

  • Suzi

    Suzi is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher, having also trained alongside her teacher, Eliane Codiroli, in Astanga. She has been practicing yoga since the age of 12, and it's always been an important part of her life now practicing regularly with Debbie Blunden and attending workshops and courses in the UK and Abroad. Her aim is to share these experiences with others and help them develop their own passion for yoga. Suzi's own practice is mainly astanga mysore but she loves to be creative and play with the sequence. She also teaches and practices other hatha forms, including hot yoga, and enjoys exploring different approaches in her classes.

  • Talia

    A former martial artist and dancer, Talia decided to try Yoga at her local gym. After falling in love with yoga, Talia realised she could help others to fall in love with this beautiful form of exercise for the body and mind.

  • Feyza

    A former ballerina, Feyza focuses on encouraging her students through beautiful flows and creating positive energies within their beings. She combines strength and challenge with her honest and authentic original writings. 

  • Claire

    Claire completed her Teacher Training in The Bahamas, at the International Sivananda Yoga School in 2005. Located on island paradise, the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat is an island of peace and natural beauty. Since returning from the Bahamas Claire has been teaching and doing her own practice. Claire has since qualified in Pregnancy Yoga. 

    Her teaching style is a mixture of all the amazing things she has been taught, by all the amazing teachers she has trained with.