Vinyasa Flow Online


Welcome to Yoga Bradford online!  Our Vinyasa flow classes are fun and challenging and open to both beginners and the more experienced. Each class will contain varying sequences and poses to keep the body challenged, yet will have enough familiarity to aid progression. Each class is individually sequenced and modifications are offered to ensure you can practise safely and choose the best pose to suit you. Remember all postures are optional so if it’s not right for you then skip it…but if you fancy a challenge then join in!

“Vinyasa” means breath synchronised movement and in this flowing yoga style the postures are linked together in a flowing sequence. Contrary to Ashtanga which has a set sequence, each Vinyasa flow class will vary in the postures included but will still  include a wide range of movements to increase strength and flexibility. A mindfulness approach is woven throughout the classes, with a focus on the breath.  Find a class to suit your mood; whether you are looking for a slower, stretch-focussed class or a dynamic flow to build heat, each class will leave you with a unique balance of energy and calm.

Yoga changed my life, which is why I love to share my experience to pass the gift on.  As such, these online classes are free to use as many times and as often as you like.  I am forever a yoga student; I am keen to continue to develop my yoga knowledge and incorporate this into my teaching. As such. if you have the means and should you wish to make a donation (pay as you feel) then all donations are humbly and gratefully received.  Your kind generosity will support me to continue to share yoga with you and to keep the classes (and your practice!) fresh.

Peace, love and light, Angela x

Enjoy Vinyasa Flow?  Why not try the LIVE experience!

Levels:
0 Open-Level
1 Some experience recommended
2 I want a little challenge
3 Work me hard!

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 45 minutes
Level: 0
Focus: Whole body
Props: Block and belt
An all around flow shining some TLC on the whole body, from head to toe. Great for anytime, but an especially nice way to start your day =)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 60 minutes
Level: 0
Focus: Hamstrings and hips
Props: A flow to help us stay grounded and promote a sense of calm. Opening with a guided mindfulness meditation, turning our attention away from the outward towards our inner self. Followed with breathing techniques to promote calm, allowing us to connect to our inner anchor, the unwavering continuous, dependable breath. Followed by a grounding flow, with lots of repetition as we build up the sequence each cycle, allowing the familiarity and rhythm to soothe and calm. Recorded from a live-streamed class at the Yoga Space Leeds.

 

 

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 60 minutes
Level: 0
Focus: Shoulders and upper back
Props: You may have found yourself working from home, hunched over a laptop and generally being stiff from this unfamiliar way of working. So in this sequence we will focus on opening the shoulders, chest and upper back so we can release tension and breathe a big sigh of relief 🙂 Recorded from a live stream at the Yoga Space, Leeds.

 

 

 

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 60 minutes
Level: 0
Focus: Hips
Props: Hips are often a tight area in our body, whether from sitting, running or cycling. So in this week’s slow flow we will enjoy lots of deep stretches for the internal and external rotators, groin and glutes to maintain a healthy range of motion. Tight hips can impact on the rest of the body so keeping the hip and gluteus muscles supple can help ease lower back pain and improve posture and balance. We will use our breath throughout to breathe out tightness and breathe in calm. Recorded from a live-stream class for the Yoga Space, Leeds.

 

Can’t join the classes as they go LIVE but still want to practise?

View the recordings of the LIVE classes and practise when it suits you, as many times as you like =)

Vinyasa Flow: Happy, Healthy, Balanced, Whole

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Level: 0
Focus: Happy, Healthy Balanced, Whole
Props: Block and belt
As we all acclimatise to a new way of living and working, these new routines (or lack of old ones!) can take their toll on the body and our overall sense of well being. So think of this sequence as a grand tour of the body, taking a little time to release tension from shoulders & hips, to build a little heat to burn off thoughts, to find peace in being grounded and to use the breath to create space and let go.

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Balance and Fire

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Level: 0
Focus: Balance
Props: Block and belt
Fire up your core and find your balance.  Each day our practice is different and serves a different purpose; in this session we will build fire to burn the thoughts, letting the emotions rise so we can let them go and replace them with soothing breath.  We will stay grounded and find stability in some standing balances and we will build strength and flexibility preparing us to play with some fun arm balances (always optional, of course!)

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Free your Front Body!


Style:
Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Level: Open-level
Focus: Backbends
Props: Block and belt
I've certainly been feeling the effects of more laptop time since yoga went digital! Hunching over a laptop leads to over-stretched back muscles and a rounding in the chest and a literal pain in the neck! So we will release tension in the shoulders, chest and quads as we prepare for gradually deeper back bends to strengthen the back, create space all along the front of the body and energise the mind 🙂

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Core (a boatload!)

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Level: 0
Focus: Core
Props: Block and belt
We will sail the waves of thoughts, feelings and emotions with a core focus and a boatload of navasana! We will hold a little longer in some familiar favourites to remind ourselves that we are stronger than we may think. Getting strong often includes uncomfortable and challenging moments. And it's that ability to move past that initial reaction of "this is hard, I dont want to do this" and move into that deeper place where you know you have what it takes.  It's just getting mind to hush...We will make our breath louder than our thoughts. We will find the balance between strength and surrender with some lovely supine counterposes. And we will know that all we need to do is show up.

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Up the Ante - Bakasana!

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Arm Balance
Props: Block and belt
You have probably already realised I love an arm balance! I love the combination of strength, exhilaration and calm you feel as you teeter on the brink of balance... taking a chance and upping the ante is all part of the beautiful process of yoga. Yes, you will most likely fall the first time you attempt something challenging and new - but to show-up and and try is more important than any "achievement" of the posture. Having the courage to take a risk, to accept that everything is in constant motion, to learn to expose yourself to this mini "stress" in a manageable environment can teach us wonderful lessons about ourselves and our reactions. Embracing this healthy risk-taking is where we learn how to face resistance, where we learn to adapt and cope and where we can find true security.

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Rest your Wrists!


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Core and legs
Props: Block

Rest your wrists: being grateful for all the wonderful strength that our wrists help us build with planks, chaturangas and down-ward dogs...but sometimes our hard-working wrists need a rest! So tonight we'll flow through a dynamic sequence powering up the legs and switch up the vinyasa's with a smattering of core and back bends ...and I promise some lovely long-hold hip openers to finish 😁 x

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Hanumanasana

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Hamstrings, quads, hip flexors
Props: Blocks, bolster, blankets

Named after the Monkey God Hanuman who leapt from the southern point of India to Sri Lanka, this week we will set a slow and steady pace to prepare the hips and hamstrings to work towards (yes, towards...) hanumanasana a.k.a. frontal splits! This pose is challenging but can also be fun when we let go of the little voice pushing us to achieve; there will be lots of prep and variations offered throughout so you can find the variation to suit you. Dedication and practise will allow the posture to unfurl so trust your body will take you to wherever it needs to be and enjoy the monkey leap!

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Lateral Thinking

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Side body
Props: Block
Long hours of sitting in one position can leave us longing for some lovely stretches to release tension. In our day-to-day activities we probably don't side stretch much at all. And even in some styles of yoga, such as Ashtanga, there are very few pure side-stretches. But by bending sideways we alternately stretch and contract the lateral structures of the torso which stretches the intercostal muscles and releases tension from in between the ribs and along the spine. And this means extra space around the rib cage for lovely, long, uninhibited deep breaths. And with deep breaths comes deep contentment as we feel our whole body smile.

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Rock and Roll


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Hips and shoulders
Props: Block and belt

In this session we let our bodies roll with love and fluidity from one posture to the next with the energetic intention of feeling good 🙂 We sway through some hip stretches, rock some chest openers and roll through our vinyasas for extra shoulder stretches. Let the good times roll! X

 

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Shoulder Sigh

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Neck and Shoulders
Props: Block and belt
Tight neck & shoulders?  You're not alone!  Our physical activities, whether it be sitting, working, driving, eating, riding a bike...all contribute to tension in the shoulders and neck.  And on top of that we tend to round our shoulders and clench our jaw in protection when we experience stress, as part of the natural fight-or-flight response.  And this is where yoga steps in to save the day!  Using our breath alongside some shoulder and neck-release postures we will find deep physical release and relaxation and reverse the effects of activities and stress and give our shoulders a huge sigh of relief and a pat on the back - because we will be able to reach (!) for being so darn supportive =)

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Head to Toe

 

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 60 minutes
Focus: Head to Toe
Props: Block and belt

A flow to wake up the whole body, including some stretches for shoulders, hips, hamstrings and including some core-work and balances.

 

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Pincha Mayurasana (a.k.a Forearm stand)


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Shoulders, hamstrings, core
Props: Block and belt
In this session we will play with pincha mayurasana (peacock feather pose) a.k.a forearm stand because this is probably one of my favourite arm balances! I think it's because it has taken me years (more than I can actually remember!) to feel confident in this posture and to find a sense of steadiness (and dare I say ease) and even now I don't catch it 100% of the time! So the session isn't actually about the full expression of the posture (although there will be an opportunity to try if you fancy!) we will instead start the journey to this arm balance and prepare the body and the mind. We not only need strength in the shoulders/arms/core but also flexibility in the chest/armpits/triceps and hamstrings, (which helps to kick up). For me, these preparatory stages were essential to incorporate into my regular practice; and then when the time comes to try and kick up, we are best prepared and we can calm our nerves knowing we have everything we need. For me, this journey was definitely a lesson in patience and perseverance. And also one of non-attachment! The first time I managed to hold for a few breaths without bending over backwards I was chuffed! It reaffirmed my faith in the journey. But then when I attempted it in my next practice and got nowhere near I was gutted. Maybe it was a one-off fluke that I would never repeat...and catching ourselves in the middle of these thought-patterns allows us to observe and dig deeper into these reactions and stories that we tell ourselves. And once we can start detaching from goals as the reward for our practice and instead see them as pathways that can guide us, it makes the whole practice experience more enjoyable. We may catch some fancy postures along the way but the real challenge is the commitment to show up on our mat and accept whatever arises without judgement and this mindset is a really liberating tool we can take off the mat. When we let go of the criticism and hard goals we can be more present and can focus on all the wonderful things we already have.

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Rinse and Release


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 60 minutes
Focus: Shoulders, side body, balance
Props: Block and belt
Rinse and Release: Let's face it, life is not always easy- no matter who you are! So this practice is for when you just need to rinse away some frenetic energy and for when you need to unwind a stressed body; a time and place where you can practise being still. In this practise you can familiarise yourself with the sensations of what it feels like to build, hold and to carry stress in the body and you can then start to recognise when it's coming and gain the wisdom get out the situation a little bit sooner and take care of yourself. So this is a practise to move, relax and release those areas where we tend to hang on to stuff and to find stillness before rest.

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Some like it hot!

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 60 minutes
Focus: Cooling flow
Props: 2 blocks (or alternatives) and maybe a chair to rest your forehead on during the forward folds.

On these balmy summer days, the last thing you will probably feel like is a sweaty practice! So in this session we will balance the external heat with a refreshing cooling flow and sitali (cooling) breath. We will avoid heat-building deep twists and inversions and instead move slowly, staying longer in seated and restorative postures whilst resting our forehead to quench the heat of the mind.

 

£2.50

Vinyasa Flow: Vasisthasana

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 60 minutes
Focus: Vasisthasana (Side plank)
Props: Block and belt
In this session we will play with lots of different variations of Vasisthasana (side plank).
We won't be on the wrists the whole time so if you have any injuries or issues in the wrists then there will be lots of options to modify 🙂  Vasistha means "most excellent" in Sanskrit so we will be channelling these positive vibes as we strengthen the wrists, forearms, shoulders spine and abdominal muscles. This is a great pose to prepare the body for more advanced arm balances and needs focus to find balance...and calm to keep it! These more challenging yoga poses can’t be forced, they will arise when the mind and body are ready. So we will keep bringing our thoughts to our breath and to the power of the present moment. We will let go of any need to achieve a certain outcome and simply be in the now and stay present with the challenge where we will find calmness and grace x

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: Parighasana Flow - Don't be a square be a triangle!

 

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Arm Balance
Props: Block and belt
We will explore lots of triangle-shaped poses including parighasana (gate pose) and trikonasana (triangle pose) to stretch the adductors (inner thighs) and strengthen and lengthen the lateral flexors of the spine (including the internal and external obliques), muscles that are integral to functional core strength. Side bending is also a great way to help you breathe more deeply...mmmmm 🥰

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: Hips, Shoulders and Twists

 

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Arm Balance
Props: Block and belt
Twisting is a great way to boost circulation and detox the body but tightness in the hips and shoulders, the anchors for the spine, can limit our capacity to twist.  By focusing on releasing tension in the shoulders and hips we can improve the mobility of the spine and enjoy a deep, twisted release =)

 

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: Balance through transitions

 

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Arm Balance
Props: Block and belt
Find your balance...it's okay to wobble! That is what balance is, dealing with the constant fluctuations in the body. You learn more every time you fall! Surrender to the process and allow yourself to experience joy and happiness in the present moment. Dive beneath the fluctuations and discover a place of peace and love; knowing this stable centre within yourself is always there, making you strong enough to deal with any situation so when life throws you challenges, you can drop down deep into this eternal place of peace.

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: Express your Extrovert


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Back bends
Props: Block

Express your extrovert: In this slow flow we will explore “extroverted” back-bending poses, which can balance our tendency to curl in on ourselves when we feel depressed or overwhelmed. These chest-openers provide a great antidote to “office slump,” while freeing the lungs and opening the heart to experience feelings of loyalty, love, and persistence...like the character traits of our familiar (upward-facing) dog companion.

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: Plankety Plank


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus: Core and Arms
Props: Block

In this class we play with different variations of plank and build up some heat and arm strength all the while focussing on our smooth supportive flowing breath, reminding ourselves that these challenges aren't permanent. And finishing with a well-deserved long savasana 🙂

 

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: Twist it Out


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus:  Twists
Props: Block

Wring out tension and cultivate strength and steadiness while remaining focused and flexible; traits needed for both this sequence and the twists and turns of this journey called life! In this sequence we will enjoy a variety of standing heat-building twists before seated and supine twists to cool the body before savasana x

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: Long and Low


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus:  Hamstrings and Hips
Props: Block & Belt

Staying grounded with some juicy hamstring and hip stretches close to the mat. With the option to gradually go deeper as we move through the sequence, if it feels right for you. These stretches are great for runners, cyclists or anyone who sits in a chair for long durations!

 

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: Ignite your Digestive Fire


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus:  Digestion and metabolism
Props: Blocks

A change in routine (and some lovely weather!) may have meant your eating habits and diet have changed. So this sequence will help to boost metabolism and bring Prana to your belly, ignite your digestive fire and tone your core. Lovely if you are looking for an energy boost 🙂

 

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: Spring Shine


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus:  Full body - intention setting
Props: Blocks
Spring has sprung - I love all seasons but spring has a special feel as the sun emerges out of the wintery shadows and the earth blooms with colour and expansive energy and the world opens up to the idea of fresh starts and new beginnings.  In this session we will give our bodies a spring clean; in the same way we dust out the corners of our kitchen cupboards, we will spring clean our bodies, releasing tension and letting go of anything that no longer serves us and open up to the opportunity to begin again.

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: Thighs and Core


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus:  Thighs and Core
Props: Block belt
In this session we will stoke the fire and power up the thighs and core. We will send some love to these firm foundations that carry us through life and we will enjoy and jiggles and shakes in the body knowing that it's just the body getting excited about being strong! Finishing with some slower postures and breath work to absorb all the wonderful energy.

 

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: We are Warriors


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus:  Warrior postures
Props: Block and belt
Rarely a vinyasa yoga class goes by without at least one of the Virabhadrasana or Warrior postures! Named after the fierce warrior Virabhadra, these poses bring us strength, courage and focus (as well as the lovely physical benefits of stretching and strengthening the ankles, feet, legs, hips, arms and side body). In this session we will visit each of the warrior postures and harness our inner warrior; a warrior’s training is designed to make them able to overcome fear and the natural survival instinct in the face of danger. So by channelling a warrior’s dedication and self-mastery – by finding a balance of steadiness and ease - we can also turn inward and find the ability to reflect and keep our cool in the midst of opposition and find courage to face the things we find challenging and see a path of discipline and self-improvement to better serve our families and friends, our communities, and ourselves.

£2.50

Vinyasa (Slow) Flow: Unsaddle


Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:  60 minutes
Focus:  Hips, quads, hamstrings, shoulders
Props: Block and belt

If lock-down has motivated you to gear-up your cycling or running routine then this class is for you! We will release tightness from the nooks and crannies in the body where we hold tension like the hips, hamstrings, quads and shoulders giving your body a new lease of life to re-saddle and enjoy the ride.

 

£2.50

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