BAYoga Studio 162-166 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3AP. TEL: 01442 866667
About Yoga
Yoga is a philosophy of life, which also has the potential to create a vibrantly healthy body and mind.

Benefits of yoga
- Get strong, toned, flexible
- Stand taller, breathe better
- Be calmer, more focused

Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic and physically demanding style of yoga where movement is synchronised with breath, linking a set sequence of poses in a constant flow. This creates a detoxifying heat (be prepared to sweat) and has the effect of stilling the mind and creating a feeling of calm focus. Increased strength and flexibility along with a reduction in feelings of stress, are some of the many benefits of this powerful practice.  

Gentle and Therapeutic yoga
Practise breathing and relaxation techniques combined with the gentle movement of yoga postures. The classes are gentle and are designed for relaxation, de–stressing and gentle stretching. It is not a strong physical workout and is very suitable for beginners or for those who do not want a strong class. Improves your flexibility, sense of calm and energy levels.

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga is a faster paced form of yoga. Instead of performing individual exercises on the mat, with pauses in between, the asana are linked together in synchronization with the in-flow and out-flow of breath. This produces a very dynamic effect, and it allows heat to build up in the body. An increased body temperature helps loosen the muscles and people find they can go deeper into a stretch than if they were doing the posture in a more traditional way.

Iyengar yoga is precise posture (asana) and breathing (pranayama) techniques with a firm philosophical base in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
The system of teaching is methodical and progressive, emphasising detailed correctness and absolute safety. When necessary, it uses supports called 'props' that allow students to progress in their practice of postures safely at their own pace, to suit their body. Beginners work in a basic way on simple postures according to their capabilities. As they develop they then move on to more refined ways of working as well as to more complex postures.

Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter his or her age or physical ability. It is a complete science that includes breath (pranayama), yoga postures (asanas), sound, chanting (mantra) and meditation. It is designed to provide you with the experience of your highest consciousness through the raising of energy to access your full potential. With Kundalini Yoga you can build a healthy body, develop a balanced mind, make contact with your infinity, your innate inner wisdom as well as open the door so that you can reach your full potential.

Pregnancy Yoga

Attending a dedicated pregnancy yoga class gives mothers the opportunity to focus on themselves and their babies, learn ways to feel good during pregnancy and approach the birth with plenty of tools to help them, whatever their choice of birth plan. Whether you have an existing yoga practice or have never stepped on a mat, pregnancy yoga classes are designed to support expectant mothers, both through yoga and by helping integration into their local community of pregnancy professionals. Classes also provide a relaxed friendly and peaceful environment in which to meet other pregnant women.

Meditation classes
Meditation has huge health benefits and the effects can be felt immediately.  It’s great for dealing with stress, anxiety and insomnia.  It can also help build self-esteem, improve our immune system and create a more positive outlook on life.

During these wonderfully relaxing meditation classes you will lie down and be guided through enchanting visualisations.  Susan also incorporates reflexology and reiki during the meditations in order to deepen the relaxation experience. 

Meditation can also help develop your yoga practice, enhancing the connection between your body and mind and encouraging you to be present during your practice, rather than carried away with thoughts.

The Feldenkrais Method is a revolutionary approach for improving all aspects of human functioning through movement-based learning.

Using guided attention and exploring particular patterns of movement gently, each lesson engages your whole self in a process of organic learning where old, limiting habits can be replaced by new awareness and the freedom of finding more options open to you.

As well as learning to move more fluidly, efficiently and gracefully through the world, the Method offers an opportunity of developing towards your full potential, and embodying the life you truly want for yourself.

Uniquely, it combines sound principles of neurology and physiology with simple, practical exercises that are accessible to everyone, whatever your age or history.

"The lessons are designed to improve ability, to expand the boundaries of the possible, to turn the impossible into the possible, the difficult into the easy and the easy into the pleasant."
Moshe Feldenkrais