Yoga & Meditation

Yoga

We believe yoga is best practised around sunrise or sunset and our rooftop Yoga platform overlooking the shimmering Arabian Sea is a pretty good place to practice. As many of our guest’s surf in the early mornings, we offer daily classes starting at 5.00pm but we also have daily morning classes at 8:30 am if you’re keen?


Your Yoga Teachers

From September 2019 to May 2020

Tara Nichole was drawn to yoga over 15 years ago, primarily as a way to improve her fitness, flexibility, and lung health. Through practising Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and other styles of breath-oriented yoga and pranayama, as well as exploring the ancient Indian martial art, Kalaripayattu, her approach has evolved into one that seeks union in the experiences of strength and stillness, while developing an unwavering focus on the breath.

Tara is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher, and eager to continue helping herself and others benefit from the practice of Yoga.

Assistant teacher for October 2018 – May 2019

 

Janine (200RYT) stumbled upon a yoga class in dimly lit basement in East London 8 years ago and has been hooked ever since due to the profound effect that a regular practice had on her body, mind and soul and the community into which she has become a part of.  Janine came from a background practicing styles such as Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Yin and Bikram, then in 2018 Janine decided to train in Tantric Hatha Vinyasa at Zuna Yoga in Bali and has since returned as an assistant trainer to aspiring teachers.  Janine’s classes weave traditional yogic techniques and flowing breath-led vinyasa sequences with strong anatomical knowledge which aim to leave you feeling balanced, open, more connected and revitalised.

Here is our schedule:

 

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
08:30-09:45 Slow Flow Vinyasa Slow Flow Vinyasa Slow Flow Vinyasa Slow Flow
17:00-17:30 Meditation Pranayama Meditation Pranayama Pranayama
17:30-18:45 Vinyasa Slow Flow Vinyasa Slow Flow Slow Flow Vinyasa
19:00-20:45 Candlelit Yin & Meditation Candlelit Yin & Meditation

Vinyasa Flow
Vinyasa means “To move in a special way” and that way is to link the movement and breath together. Our flow sessions will be physically energising, working with the breath and the movements in harmony to build heat in the body and getting to grips with the asana practice (physical postures). Our classes will include various traditional yoga techniques to help you connect with the true essence of yoga aiming to leave you feeling invigorated and uplifted.

Slow Flow 

Our Slow Flow classes are deep and creative, but slower paced and gentler than our Vinyasa classes. Postures are generally held for longer periods, and the transitions between postures are a little slower. The more gentle nature of this class is great for beginners but is also wonderful for intermediate and advanced students who feel like slowing down and sinking deeper into their practice.

Yin
Yin Yoga is a quiet and simple practice, but not necessarily an easy practice. This style works deeply into our body. It targets our deepest tissues, our connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascial networks of our body — rather than the muscles. The perfect balance for surf/travel/vinyasa tired bodies.

One on One Yoga class
Private classes are a great way to really take your practice to the next level.  Whether it’s your first yoga experience, or if you’re a seasoned practitioner who wants to develop the finer details of each asana, one on one classes gives us the time to deepen your practice or to simply organise those wavering limbs!

Pranayama 
While asanas (postures) sort out our bodies, pranayama (breathing exercises) sort out our minds. During the Pranayama classes you will be guided through specific breathing exercises to channel your “Prana” (or life force), and by bringing awareness to the breath can increase your lung capacity. Through these exercises, the mind is rejuvenated, stilled and uplifted. You always have the option of giving the class a go on a “drop-in” basis but for those visiting us for longer, we’d recommend a few regular classes to really get to grips with the technique and all its rewards and benefits.

Meditation 
More and more people are turning to meditation to help calm and still the mind in today’s busy lives. Though sometimes thought to be “boring” or “difficult”, the meditation class will guide you through accessible techniques to help calm and organise our thoughts and help explore a mindful approach to our day. With the help of sound, light, and sometimes even movement the techniques are designed to quieten the senses. Curious? Dive into the practice for a week or drop in for a taster session. We know you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Please see here for prices.

Workshops 

From time to time we try to hold Yoga Sessions. They are more specialised yoga workshops often by cool teachers that we hear are passing through, we might even surprise you from time to time and have a famous yoga teacher on the line up…watch this space.


Who would benefit from our classes?

Totally new and experienced yogis. Students will be able to work to their own capabilities and take what they want from the classes.

What you will take home

A basic understanding of the fundamentals of a Hatha based yoga practice. Upon finishing your time with us you will have established a set of postures that can be put together into a own sequence that suits your lifestyle at home. You will also have the tools to start a meditation and pranayama practice using breathing techniques. Above all, you will take home a relaxed, rejuvenated and revitalised body and mind.


If you know that you want to practice yoga with us we offer a significant discount if you pay for a Yoga Week or a Soul Week before arrival.
Contact us if you have specific Yoga questions or requirements.

Guest Reviews

We’re friends of Jon, and fellow Brightonians, have just had a wonderful week at Soul and Surf…we cannot praise Amrith, Rafi, and all the wonderful surf and yoga instructors highly enough–they were patient and helpful, even when my husband Ant broke his toe and I proved to have the upper body strength of a gerbil…Our […]

Carla Power