Paula Gardiner
Hot Space 07496 381480
Pump House 07951 801715
Email Paula
Paula Gardiner
Hot Space 07496 381480
Pump House 07951 801715
Email Paula

Paula Gardiner
Hot Space 07496 381480
Pump House 07951 801715

Paula Gardiner
07496 381480
07951 801715
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Pilates and Yoga Classes in Ware, Hertfordshire

Which Class?

Tell me a bit more about the different classes and which one might be right for me?

Hot Space

We offer classes of different heat intensities, different styles and different levels. Below is a guideline to help you choose a suitable class. If you have any specific health issues and you would like personal advice then please contact us.

These are general guidelines. If you have specific health needs please check the suitability of the class with the studio first.

If you are a complete beginner or want to start off gradually and gently, then try either our Yin or Hatha classes. Classes described as a Plus, for example Hatha Plus, are more advanced and generally for those with Yoga experience with no restrictive health issues. If you’re new to Hot Yoga and not sure which class to try then you can always start with one of our ‘Warm and Toasty’ classes to see how you respond to a heated class.

‘Warm and Toasty’
Classes in a room heated to comfortable 26-30° – good for beginners to Yoga or Hot Yoga or for those that do not like an intense heat

‘Hot and Roasty’
Classes in a room heated to 37° – good for those with Yoga experience or those used to Hot Yoga who like an intense heat

The Pump House

We offer classes of different styles and different levels of both Yoga and Pilates. These classes are not hot classes and are at an ambient room temperature. Below is a guideline to help you choose a suitable class. If you have any specific health issues or are pregnant and you would like personal advice then please contact us.

Both Studios

Hatha Yoga (all heat intensities)

Yoga done at a gentle or slow pace, a good introduction to Yoga for beginners who are new to exercise or those that prefer a more gentle practice also suitable for those with minor or moderate restrictive health issues.

An explorative practice focusing on breathwork and alignment using props to explore the postures in more depth. A good balance between strengthening, flexibility and mindfulness where you will learn relaxation techniques you can use in your day to day life. You will go away feeling refreshed and calm.

Hatha Yoga Plus (all heat intensities)

Yoga done at a gentle or slow pace, good for beginners who want to progress or students with yoga experience but want a less dynamic class than flow yoga. Recommended for those with no or minor restrictive health issues.

An explorative practice focusing on breathwork, alignment and using props to explore the postures in more depth. A good balance between strengthening, flexibility and mindfulness where you will learn relaxation techniques you can use in your day to day life. You will go away feeling refreshed and calm.

Focus Flow Yoga (all heat intensities)

Yoga done at a slightly faster pace, good for beginners who want to progress from Hatha yoga or students with previous yoga experience but want a more dynamic class than Hatha. Recommended for those with no or minor restrictive health issues.

A progressive practice of alignment based poses, for those that want to tone the body but are new to the practice. These classes focus on building, strength and stability through the foundations of the postures at a controlled pace. You will leave the class feeling energised and restored

Focus Flow Yoga Plus (all heat intensities)

Yoga done at a slightly faster pace, good for beginners who want to progress from Hatha yoga or students with previous yoga experience but want a more dynamic class than Hatha. You will work through more intermediate poses than a standard focus flow. Recommended for those with no or minor restrictive health issues.

A progressive practice of alignment based poses, for those that want to tone the body but are new to the practice. These classes focus on building, strength and stability through the foundations of the postures at a controlled pace. You will leave the class feeling energised and restored

Dynamic Flow Yoga (all heat intensities)

A challenging Yoga class done at fast pace, good for students with previous yoga experience of at least 3 months with no or minor restrictive health issues.

A strength building and energising practice for those that want to tone the whole body. In this fast based flow you will build up a natural sweat intensified by our state of the art far infrared heating system. You will leave the class feeling energised and renewed.

Yin Yoga (all heat intensities)

A stress relieving practice using props with a focus on long held passive floor poses. The emphasis is on mindfulness and finding stillness in order to let go of both mind and body tension. A calming practice with teachings on chinese medicine to unwind repetitive muscle patterns within the body and to encourage freedom of movement. You will leave the class feeling calm and tranquil. A good practice if your mind is overactive or your energy levels are erratic or you find it challenging to switch off.

Pilates

Gentle Pilates / Pilates suitable for beginners and those with mild/moderate restrictive health and mobility issues. Pilates is particularly recommended for joint and back pain helping to strengthen the muscles to help improve mobility. It is also helpful for toning the core abdominal muscles and pelvic floor.

Pilates Open

Dynamic (continuous movement) based on classical Pilates, and 0pen to all levels of experience. Suitable for a mixed ability of students from beginners (with no or mild restrictive or limiting physical health issues) to Intermediate. Pilates is particularly recommended for joint and back pain helping to strengthen the muscles to help improve mobility. It is also helpful for toning the core abdominal muscles and pelvic floor.

What are the benefits of Yoga and Yoga in a heated room?

All types of Yoga offer benefits to the student both on a physical and mental level. From toning up, increasing strength, improving flexibility and mobility to reducing stress and calming the mind.

Yoga in a heated environment can have additional benefits such as warming muscles, reducing risk of injury, increasing blood supply, lubrication of joints and increasing heart rate.

It is important, however, to be aware of your personal ability and limitations and not force or push the body too far. Because you sweat more, it is great for detoxing and cleansing the body.

It can also be great for improving circulation and may help to improve the functioning of the immune system.

For important information about Hot Yoga and Warm Yoga please see the Hot/ Warm Yoga page.

Hot Yoga is not for everyone so if you know you do not like the heat then our classes at The Pumphouse will suit you better. Some customers enjoy a mixture of both.

What are the benefits of Pilates?

Pilates is particularly recommended for joint and back pain helping to strengthen the muscles to help improve mobility. It is also helpful for toning the core abdominal muscles and pelvic floor.



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