Victoria’s Yoga Secrets in Egham, Surrey
Based in Egham Victoria’s Yoga Secrets provides modern, fun yoga classes for all levels. Whether you are a beginner to yoga, just dipping your toe in the water, or perhaps an intermediate Yogi there is something on offer here. Even advanced practitioners can find a yoga class to suit their level.
The style of yoga offered is a derivative of Ashtanga Vinyasa which was introduced by Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century. Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow combines breath and movement to connect each posture (asana) to form a sequence.
Types of Yoga offered as a group or private class:
- Dynamic Vinyasa Flow
- Gentle, restorative Yoga
- Hatha Yoga
- Power Yoga
- Yoga Nidra/Deep Relaxation
What to expect…
When entering the class you will be greeted with a smile. A sacred space will have been created for you to help set the scene; soft lighting and delightful aromas, mellow sounds. Come in, remove your shoes, make yourself comfortable, roll out your mat, or use the equipment provided. Let yourself unwind and your shoulders melt away from your ears with a complimentary herbal tea to ensure your experience is as chilled as it can be.
We start with some simple warm up exercises to focus the mind into parts of the body that you may not think about too often and soften the body ready for the practice ahead.
Next we move onto working through a sequence of standing asanas (postures). These focus on warming the body further, developing stamina, teaching you about firm grounding to the Earth so that radiate outwards. Incorporating bending, twisting, balancing and even turning upside down, these postures utilise large muscle groups that will make you stronger and more flexible.
Moving into the seated asanas you will find these help loosen the body even further, releasing tension so that it can recenter itself. Forward bends tone the abdominals and calm the nervous system which is a great way to release stress and allow anxiety to float away. Being fully supported by the Earth, the mind is free to explore how to surrender to a posture and focus on the practice. Seated asanas often include backbends which are ever important to counteract the forward bending posters that we encounter daily in our modern lives. Backbends are uplifting, increase determination and willpower, and help confront unknown fears. In addition to this they help open the chest to promote better breathing and expand the Heart’s centre to bring joy and vitality to your life.
We then flow into inverted postures. These safely work the heart and are key to boosting the immune system. Inversions are calming, they lessen tiredness and help develop deep concentration.
The final part, some say the best is left until last…
R E L A X A T I O N!
Grab a warm layer of clothing or a blanket, pillow and eye bag. Savasana is a time for your body to completely relax. To integrate the effects of your practice and to start the healing process, mentally and physically. Let go of tension in the body and mind. Relearn how to let go!
Take time to remember who you are…rebalance…find inner peace
Interesting facts… practicing yoga regularly you will:
Tone the body
Become more flexible
Increase balance and stamina
Find mental clarity and increased concentration
Become better at relaxing and falling asleep
Fall in love with yourself
Contact Victoria's Yoga Secrets
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or to ask for details about joining one of our classes.