About Blueys Yoga

Why not make the most of this stunning area and unwind at Blueys Yoga?

Blueys Yoga offers Creative Vinyasa Flow classes and caters to Beginner – General levels. Vinyasa Yoga involves flowing from pose to pose with the breath such as in a Salute to the Sun. This works to release blockages, deeply cleanse the body and increase energy flow. You can expect clear instruction on alignment as well as modifications so students can choose a version of a pose compatible to their experience and ability.

As the physical yoga postures only represent one of the eight limbs of yoga, Blueys Yoga aims to incorporate aspects of the other limbs into every class, such as breath work, relaxation and mindfulness.

Class sizes are small, so students benefit from individual attention and adjustments.

Yoga is highly beneficial for:

  • Sports people
  • Anyone suffering from injury or recovering from illness
  • Stress and Hypertension
  • Reconditioning the body and mind
  • Complete Beginners
  • Experienced Practitioners
  • Surfers
  • Pregnancy and Post-Natal Care
  • Cyclists
  • New Parents
  • Anyone seeking more peace and happiness

What You Can Expect From Yoga

  • Increased flexibility
  • Skills for Mental and Physical Relaxation
  • A quieter and clearer mind
  • A more effective immune system
  • Enhanced creativity and spontaneity
  • A stronger and fitter body
  • A sense of connectedness (to your life, environment and those around you)
  • A sense of feeling both grounded and light at the same time
  • Meditation skills
  • Instruction on how to achieve a daily practice

A Typical Yoga Class

Each week, Sarah sets themes such as one of the limbs (aspects) of yoga or Hip Openers. During the course of the month, these themes will be expanded upon and explored. Classes are small with a maximum of 14 students and because levels vary, easy postures will be offered with options to go deeper for those that want to. Even an experienced student may not want to go to their edge all the time, but the option is there for times when that is appropriate and less experienced students can remain in the easier versions of the practice. At one point or another, most students will need a little extra care, so time will always be allowed to offer a beginner extra advice, a pregnant woman a more appropriate version or an older body a more comfortable posture. Whatever the injury, condition or issue, yoga can accommodate.

As it is said, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.”

Classes will begin with breathing and a gentle warm up and progress to some Vinyasa work, such as in the Salute to the Sun. There will be twists and balance postures (with the option to use the wall). Floor postures then follow with a focus on backbends or forward bends. At least 5 minutes will be spent in an inversion (upside down) which can mean anything from legs up the wall to a headstand or shoulderstand. Following that is pranayama (breath control), meditation and final relaxation.

Students can choose to work gently or strongly, but generally half the class will be physically challenging and half the class will be spent on warming up and then quietening down for the last 30 minutes from inversions to final relaxation.

The Eight Limbs Of Yoga

  • ASANA: Postures are used to heat the body and focus the mind. Initially we work on VINYASA (flow from posture to posture such as in a Salute to the Sun) however part of the class is spent in INQUIRY where we investigate and deepen our understanding of a pose. By practicing Asana, we expose ourselves to experiences where we can observe our reactions and deepen our awareness of ourselves and how we respond to challenging situations… which we can then apply to life outside our practice. Once we understand our reactions, we can create space to make a choice to be reactive or find another way. (Third Limb: Postures)
  • PRANAYAMA: Classes incorporate Pranayama (controlled breath) to quieten the mind, oxygenate the blood and encourage the flow of energy (Fourth Limb: Breath Extension)
  • MEDITATION: A short period of meditation involving a breath exercise or visualisation to deepen the focus we generated in Asana practice. This may involve an inversion (where the hips or feet are raised above the heart, such as lying on the ground and putting legs up the wall). As we focus the mind, we may glimpse complete stillness or what is sometimes described as a merging with the divine. In other words a deep sense of connectedness and a sense that everything is as it should be. (Seventh Limb: Dhyana or Meditation)
  • RELAXATION: Lying flat or in a supportive horizontal position to encourage the body and mind to become still so that we can glimpse the bliss that is only found in stillness (Sixth Limb: Dharana or Concentration)

The other limbs are regularly touched on and explored as time permits and include the Yamas (Ethics and how we relate to the world around us), Niyamas (self discipline and spiritual observances) and Pratyahara (Sense Withdrawal).

Incorporating Different Levels

Beginners will be shown easy versions of postures and experienced students will be given the opportunity to deepen the pose. Students with injuries or other conditions such as pregnancy will be given variations that are supportive and therapeutic.