Ashtanga vinyasa flow Yoga ~ This style is a strong, dynamic & energetic practice synchronising breath with movements.

We start each practice with a gentle warm up, getting into a stronger fast flowing practice and ending with a nourishing Savasana/relaxation to integrate and balance the practice.

Ashtanga Vinyasa flow Yoga is a powerful tool to tune into your breath & body. It improves focus, balance and coordination. A swift and intense set of asanas instills a better sense of rhythm and increases your awareness of the movement and flow of your body.

This is a high intensity practice.

Yin Yoga ~ Yin Yoga is static/still style of yoga, incorporating some principles of traditional Chinese medicine (meridians), with some of the Yoga asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time. Usually 3-5minutes holding, breathing, feeling and listening.

Yin Yoga stretches, stresses and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, the fascia throughout the body, the joints, tendons and bones.

The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility, this unblocks the stagnant flow of nutrients and energy through the body, that cause pain and limiting mobility.

This practice allows you to slow down, relax, and turn inward, which helps alleviate stress and restore your energy levels. Yin yoga also improves flexibility, boosts circulation, and reduces tension.

Holistic Yoga ~ Holistic Yoga is focussed on healing all levels, the mind body & soul. The practices are designed to help you regulate your nervous system, improve your posture, improve the circulation of prana (vital energy or qi) in your whole system.

Holistic Yoga practices also create “navasarira samskara” or the reconditioning of the body, and “sarira samyama” or balance and alignment of the body. Both these enable you to understand your body, help us make away with the old patterns and habits and help you experience a new you.

A holistic Yoga practice does not only include physical yoga practices (Asanas/postures). It also includes spiritual practices like the practice of breath control/breathing techniques (Pranayama), meditation (Dhyāna), and possibly a little chanting.

This will eventually expand into your lifestyle when practiced on a regular basis benefiting your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

On the Gentle & relaxed classes we do a more gentle flow and practice.

These classes are a mixture of stretching, breathing, flow & relaxation.

Restorative Yoga ~ Restorative Yoga is the practice of supported asanas/postures, each held for longer than in a conventional yoga class.

With full support of props such as bolsters, pillows, blankets etc so you can fully relax the body & renew on all levels mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

At its core, restorative yoga is a practice of passive healing, by allowing time for longer asanas (postures) and deeper breathing, restorative yoga helps elicit the relaxation response. This response helps slow breathing, reduce blood pressure, and produce a feeling of calm, increased well-being and promotes self healing.

Calm, centering movements that allow you to reach a state of meditation through gentle stretching.

These yoga poses are to provide a unique experience of muscle relaxation, mindfulness and healing.

Restorative Yoga is a safe and recommended for people with acute or chronic injuries. It works as part of an overall treatment plan for chronic health conditions, people with a chronic illness will benefit from a regular practice of this style of Yoga.

Restorative yoga can also be used to help heal trauma survivors because of its positive effects on the nervous system. Typically, sequences consist of five or six poses. Combined with deep breathing and stillness, it provides an opportunity to feel and tolerate every sensation.

Gentle & relaxed holistic Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation & Yoga Nidra ~ This classes core elements encompass gentle asanas/postures, breathing, meditation and Yoga Nidra.

These elements synergistically nurture physical vitality, mental clarity, and emotional equilibrium, fostering holistic well-being. Postures/asanas, invigorate your body, enhancing flexibility and circulation.

Meditation decrease stress & anxiety. It also improves symptoms of stress-related conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fibromyalgia and many more.

Better focus through regular meditation may increase memory and mental clarity.

Yoga Nidra allows you to access delta brainwaves, which are responsible for the healing and restoration that happens in your body. Activating delta brainwaves during Yoga Nidra allows your mind and body to rest while you're awake. Yoga nidra also activates the pineal gland.

This class is based around how Ayurveda (the sister of Yoga) suggests we start our days.

£14 classes are more than the other classes because you get more in these classes than you do in the £11 classes.

ELM Yoga’s classes are more of an experience not just a class, each teacher brings laughter, philosophy, poetry, tradition, quotes, love, their true authentic self and nurturing into their classes.

Come along and let us take care of you whilst you balance & restore in a safe, warm and loving space.


  • ELM Yoga St Austell
    St Austell Business Park
    Saint Austell
    PL25 4FD
  • 07875 400677

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