My yoga journey kicked off a few years back. You see, I've always been a runner, but I've never been great at warming up and cooling down. It finally dawned on me that neglecting proper stretching was causing some long-term troubles for my body. And hey, let's be real – I'm no stranger to hitting boot camps and lifting weights every week. Yoga, though? Well, that was a whole different world – a world of odd poses, funny class names, chanting, and yes, even the possibility of some unexpected sound effects! 🙊
Enter The Loft Yoga Studio, advertising a Sunday afternoon stretch class. Seemed like the perfect fit for my weekend routine. I could squeeze in a run and then head to this stretch class – a double win for my body! Stepping into The Loft, I was met with a warm welcome from their team. The class vibe was far from uptight, and the music was more rock 'n' roll than the serene sounds I had anticipated. There was savasana, and "namaste" which felt a bit like a foreign language. The instructor even suggested other stretch timings, including a Yin class where you hold poses for minutes at a time! As someone who's always on the move, the idea of lounging around for so long was quite a stretch… pun intended. 😉
I decided to give it a shot and added a late Wednesday evening stretch session after hitting the gym. While I waited, I got a peek at a hardcore power yoga class in action. Who would've thought that yoga could build such strength and muscle? I couldn't help but marvel at the strong well-built bodies emerging from the studio..
Over time, I found myself gradually attending more classes, and slowly but surely, my preconceived notions about yoga began to crumble. Yes, even the Yin classes worked wonders for my hips and shoulders. The instructors at The Loft didn't just guide me through poses; they engaged in conversations about my fitness goals and how yoga could complement my other activities. The breathwork I learned in yoga helped me with my runs and weightlifting – it even kept me limber for those intense bootcamps. The combination of everything I was doing, including yoga, made me feel stronger and more capable than ever.
Looking back, it's clear that adding yoga to my fitness routine has extended my ability to achieve my lifestyle goals. Who would've thought that those strange positions and unfamiliar breathwork could make such a difference? The Loft Yoga Studio opened my eyes (and my hips, and my shoulders, and… well, you get the picture)! My yoga escapades continue with bending, stretching, and laughing my way through this journey.
Namaste and happy stretching!
Be guided in vinyasa-style flow for the first half of the class with an easeful transition into nourishing yin poses at the end.
Generate some warmth and then allow the body to rest.
Setting you up for a relaxing weekend or helping you prevent injuries during your weekend activities/sports. Between Shaun and Lani, we have you covered.
This class is all about empowering kids with yoga and mindfulness. Each class will engage kids with yoga in a fun and safe environment. The focus is on a mindfulness technique for use at home and we finish with a short, relaxing sound bath.
From 13th August – Sunday at Kamo 6.15pm will change to a 26 & 2 75-minute class with Eloise. This is in addition to her current Tuesday class 5:30pm class at Central.
THE SANCTUARY WITH JO & LESA
Massage, Reiki and Holistic Wellbeing. Mid-year work do? Hens night? Birthday party? Why not think outside the box and celebrate your event with relaxation and rejuvenation?
Get in touch to find out how you can make your event magical.
INFRARED SAUNA AT KAMO STUDIO
Relax, rejuvenate, and detoxify as the sauna’s infrared heat penetrates deeply, easing tension, promoting circulation, and soothing sore muscles. Infrared sauna sessions can aid in stress reduction, immune support, and radiant skin.
SURYA NAMASKAR 6 WEEK CHALLENGE & WORKSHOP
Workshop – 13th August | Spring Equinox Event – 23rd September
Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations) is a set of postures that move and stretch the whole body. Even a short daily morning practice of Surya Namaskara can significantly affect our vitality, energy levels, and physical health.
Explore the Sun Salutations in-depth in our workshop on the 13th August, leaving ready to put what you’ve learned into practice. For the next 6 weeks, practive daily. We will meet again on 23rd September to practice 108 Surya Namaskara together. This event includes a healthy ayurvedic lunch and finishes with Yoga Nidra.
You can take part in both events or just one. Workshop is limited to 14 people. If lots of people signup for the final event, we may change to an outdoor venue.
Book online, on the app or email Shaun
YOGA, BREATH & SOUND BATH WITH SELINA
Friday 4th August, 6 – 8pm
A journey through the senses
An invitation to connect with the energies of the Full Moon. At the Loft Studio (Central).
MONTHLY GLOW YOGA WITH JO AND DJ TĀNTARA
Next event, Friday 28th August
Breath Work, Yoga and Ecstatic Dance – all done under a UV light.
Think of this 2h experience like a yoga party! The perfect way to shake off the week and step into an epic weekend!
Glow up in white or fluro colours and join us monthly on Fridays at the Loft Studio (Central).