The Yoga Bar

The Yoga Bar

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Yoga

what Yoga is NOT

Yoga is NOT a competition. It is NOT about posting selfies of difficult poses in exotic locations (although obviously there’s nothing wrong with that). It is NOT just for young, bendy people with so-called ‘perfect’ bodies. It is NOT just for women.

Yoga is still evolving after thousands of years. Inevitably, it has an abundance of different meanings for different people; and for each of our teachers here at The Yoga Bar. At its core, we believe is it about improving mental and physical wellbeing through sequences of postures and breathing.

Pilates

what Pilates is

Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates. He believed mental and physical health were closely connected. He invented Pilates as an exercise program for injured dancers and soldiers while living in the UK.

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.

Barre

what Barre is

Barre classes incorporate dance sequences and static stretches at a ballet barre (don’t worry, you don’t need dance experience). The isometric movements - holding the body still whilst contracting specific muscles - are excellent for toning.

Other benefits include improved posture, flexibility, strength, balance and endurance. Classes often integrate elements of yoga, pilates and strength training: using resistance bands and light hand weights to make the classes more challenging and mats for targeted core work.

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