North London Yoga Centre offers beginners yoga, intermediate and advanced classes. We offer a variety of different traditions such as Classical Hatha yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Sivananda yoga. We run classes for kids, teenagers, pensioners, pregnancy and can also do one-to-one sessions and yoga therapy. We also have many workshops including Ayurveda, as well as weekly Meditation classes and Tibetan Singing Bowls (sound healing).
NLYC is in Cockfosters very close to the tube station and bus stops. We are in easy reach of Enfield Southgate Barnet Hadley Wood Winchmore Hill Oakwood and Potters Bar. Click on the "About" menu for full map and directions.
The Gentle Hatha class is suitable for all levels and movements are done slowly with awareness to how the body is feeling and responding to the postures. It may also contain some more challenging options but will always start with a basic position so you can choose what feels right for your body according to your individual needs.
Sivananda is traditional Hatha yoga based on 12 classical postures and always starts with pranayama (breathing exercises). Stimulating the body and relaxing between postures with a long final relaxation gives the nervous system the rest and repair we so desperately need. While the physical body gains strength and flexibility, working with the breath develops concentration calming the mind and emotions. Based on a spiritual philosophy integral yoga is taught as a lifestyle including proper exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet, positive thinking & meditation.
Classes contain a series of postures that flow together with the emphasis on breath awareness and alignment. This more dynamic form of Hatha yoga helps to build strength and increase flexibility. Movements work with the breath to enable the mind and body to unite giving a deep relaxation at the end of the class.
These classes are suitable for those with some experience of yoga who do not have any major injuries. The pace will be faster than the All Levels classes with some more challenging variations. Perfect for those wishing to go further in their practice. There will be individual adjustments and guidance from an experienced teacher to help you.
This class is suitable for those who are past the first three months of their pregnancy. The class will be stimulating but always in a controlled and careful way. The body is more flexible during pregnancy and yoga can help build stamina and strengthen the core muscles needed for childbirth. Practising deep breathing and relaxation will help balance the mind and emotions.
The class is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those who already have a regular practice. Meditation helps to relax the physical body and calm the nervous system, it also helps to focus the mind and balance the emotions. Meditation allows us to draw the senses away from the fast pace of the external environment and find a calm still and quiet place on the inside.
Tibetan Singing Bowls create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul. Creating the perfect state for deep relaxation of the body and nervous system, it restores the natural flow of energy through the chakras and gives a subtle internal massage to all the body cells. The soothing vibrations have a grounding and centering effect on the nervous system leaving you feeling deeply relaxed and balanced.