Updated: Aug 19, 2021
At Firefly Yoga was offer many different class styles. We believe that which our breadth & depth of yoga styles there is something for everyone. Keep reading to discover which class style is right for you?
Good for: Beginners; Strengthening and Toning Muscle; Pregnant Women
Our 'middle of the road' style of class. Not too fast & not too slow. These classes are a mixture of standing, balancing and seated poses. Poses are held for between 30 seconds and 1 minute. Each class finishes with a breathing exercises and relaxation segment. Although all of our classes are suitable for beginners. This is a great class to start with if you're not sure what you want from your yoga practices.
Hatha Yoga - Set Sequence
Good for: Beginners; Strengthening and Toning Muscle; Those Who Like Consistency
As above but the poses are the same every time. This is great is you want to know what you will be doing each time you attend a class.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Good for: Improving Balance; Adding Cardio to your Yoga Practice
Our fastest style of class. In a vinyasa flow class you keep moving from one poses to another. Poses are only held for around 10 seconds. This is a great class if you find traditional yoga too slow for you. This class also finishes with a breathing exercise and final relaxation to help you to relax and unwind after your vigorous practice.
Good for: Improving Flexibility; Relaxation; Athletes on Rest Days
Our slowest and more relaxing style of class. In yin yoga all the poses are done sitting or lying down. Poses are held for around 5 minutes to allow you deepen your stretch and further relax into each pose.
Good for: Toning Up; Weight Loss*
Yoga Tone is our newest style of class. We combine our hatha style class with the use of 2 x 1kg hand weights and dynamic movement to help you to tone up. This class is mixture of standing and seated poses. This class doesn't include a relaxation period at the end. Instead finishing with 5 minutes of cool down stretches.
Good for: Beginners; Strengthening and Toning Muscle; Those Wanting a Challenge
Hot Yoga at Firefly is our hatha style class in a room heated to between 35 & 40°C (temperature varies depending on outside temperature). This class has all the benefits of a regular hatha class but with the added challenge of practising in the heat. If you love to sweat this is the class for you!
Good for: Families and their children; Those without childcare
Price: Adults £5, Children £1
Family Yoga is a class suitable for both adults and children. Open to adults and children aged 6 weeks please this 45 minute class is a mix of standing, balancing and mat based poses. Children who don't wish to participate in the class are also welcome. We have a large selection of toys and a large space for children to run around. Our Monday Family Yoga class is followed by 30 minutes of 'play group time' for children to interact and to meet other parents.
Good for: Beginners; Relaxation; Mindfulness; Stress Relief
Meditation classes at Firefly Yoga are perfect for meditation newbies. Each class consists of 3 meditation techniques and 3 yin poses. The mixture of meditation techniques and yoga poses allows you time to refresh and recharge your mind in between each technique and means you're not meditating for a prolonged period of time - something very difficult for those new to meditation.
Good for: Toning Up; Weight Loss*; Those looking for an alternative to yoga
Barre Fitness is a ballet inspired fitness class. The class is split into 5 sections that correspond to the 5 foot positions in ballet. This class is an entirely standing class and predominantly works on the leg muscles, although, arm and glute exercises are also included. Quick, repetitive, ballet inspired movements are done for around 1 minute on each with breaks between each of the 5 sections. We currently use chairs as a substitute for a ballet barre but the studio will be investing in ballet barres soon.
We hope this guide has allowed you to find the perfect yoga class for you. Should you have any question please don't hesitate to contact us. We looking forward to seeing you soon.
*Weight-loss - as with all exercise you can loose weight with yoga providing it is more exercise than you were doing previously and you don't increase the number of calories you were consuming.