Here at Cardiff University Yoga Society we're dedicated to providing uni yogis with the highest quality yoga classes at a student-friendly price. It will cost you £52.50 to join our society but this entitles you to at least 1 class per week for the entire university year. Half-year memberships are also available for £27.50. This means that classes work out to be around £2.50 per session making it great value and the cheapest yoga in the whole of Cardiff!
Our society is for anybody and any BODY that's ready to move, breathe and practice yoga :)
As well as benefiting physically & mentally from regularly practising yoga, you can also expect to meet many friendly, like-minded people both in our classes & on our socials (did someone say yin & gin?!)
If you have any questions don't hesitate to post on our facebook group, or message individual committee members for a quicker response. Alternatively, we have a society email address 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we are running all our regular classes through ZOOM to bring the yoga studio to you at home! The timetable is subject to change weekly as we work alongside our teachers to support everyone as best we can at this time. If you are interested to join us for the rest of the academic year and over summer we are releasing ONLINE ONLY memberships. These can be purchased at the bottom of the page using a pay what you feel ladder starting at £10. To pay more simply increase the quantity you add to your basket. To access classes please request to join our "Cardiff Uni Yoga Society ONLINE" Facebook page where all the invitations to join classes will be posted by the teacher 15mins before the session begins.
We offer many styles of yoga and you can read up on them below to help you decide which class suits you best!
Hatha flow has a slower pace than vinyasa yoga and works to open up space in the body, release tension and relax the mind. It’s a fluid and traditional style and Ross’s class style originates close to what he learned in India, keeping that authentic feel to it. He likes to mix it up with mellow music and a combination of passive and active postures that are accessible for all levels to follow and get the best out of it for themselves.
For yogis with a more intermediate practice or those who just want a bit of a challenge... expect fierce flows, creative transitions and visualisations to gently coax you out of your comfort zone.Classes will work to a ‘peak’ posture, incorporating arm balances and going upside down and of course leaving time for some sweeeet relaxation at the end.
This class takes its time to slowwww things down and really create some mind-body connection. Scarlett’s class will work the entire body in a slow flowing class with a little meditation sprinkled in leaving you ready to take on whatever your weekend has in store. So dreamy you’ll be floating around on that yoga high for hours!
Vinyasa flow classes will consist of a mix of some static postures combined with flowing sequences exploring different patterns of movement and aspects of yoga. Each teacher will have a slightly different style but always expect to use the breath as a harness to find the balance between powerful transitions and soft fluidity.
A returning fave for our autumn timetable. Sunday’s 5-6pm is your chill out time with Ruth. This class is a super slow practice full of juicy stretches and nourishing breath work to leave you feeling zen out of ten to start the week.
Yin yoga classes consist of a sequence of slow yogic postures held for up to 5 minutes at a time to allow the fascia, tendons, ligaments and bones of the body to open. The practice is linked to the chinese meridian system and helps open the meridians so more Qi/ energy can move through the body. It's an introspective, still, meditative practice that allows very deep tensions in the body to unravel.
We hold socials throughout the year which are often workshops with other yoga teachers, as well as brunches, lunches, drinks, film nights & more. We run YIN & GIN socials @ Blue Honey Local on the third Thursday of every month (worth coming along to even if you don’t do the Yin class as we have the yurt to ourselves for discount drinks and nibbles).
Every February we host our Winter Retreat. The last few years we have used Tyddyn Retreat in mid-wales (in the pictures). This is always a great weekend to unwind, make friends, explore the outdoors and immerse yourself in yoga! We also try to run a day retreat a term for a mini version of the weekend escape!
We have lots of gorgeous merch available for purchase including mat bags, hoodies, vests and cropped T-shirts. All our merch is ethically sourced, environmentally friendly and of the highest quality. Mat bags are available all year round and clothing items are done in bulk orders so look out for deadlines for these on our Facebook page.
Mat bags - £16.50
Hoodies - £30.00
Vests - £12.50
Cropped T-shirts - £12.50
The way we organise classes is through a signup system. Every Sunday at 8 pm our Secretary will put up the classes on our SU homepage and you will have the option to sign up for a class.
- We ask that you initially sign up to one class in order to give everyone a fair chance
- You can, however, go to another class in the week if on the day of the class there is still space (if there is still the option to sign up online then you know there is space)
- Naturally, a couple of people will drop out of a class last minute, so there is every chance you may be able to go to more than one class, but we ask you to follow this system so that it's fair (we do check to see if people sign up more than once initially)
- Also, we ask everyone to make sure to cancel their sign up if they can no longer attend a class so that other people get the chance to take their space!
- You will need your own mat for the classes - these can be picked up fairly cheaply online/ in the city centre
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