Yoga Society

Yoga Society

Hiya Yogis! 

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. We may release some half-year memberships for £27.50 towards the end of January (but note this will only be if membership capacity allows!). 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 'cardiffuniyogasociety@gmail.com'. 

 

 

Our Autumn timetable classes are as follows (the room location can change weekly, so check on the sign up):       

 

Monday:

5-6pm Beginners Vinyasa Flow with Kalpana (SU)

6-7pm Vinyasa Flow with Kalpana (SU)

7-8pm Yin Yoga with Kalpana (SU)

 

Tuesday:

4-5pm Power Yoga with Scarlett (Stretchy Suzies)

5-6pm Vinyasa Flow with Kalpana (SU)

6-7pm Vinyasa Flow with Kalpana (SU)

 

Wednesday:

9-10am Yin Yoga with Becky (Stretchy Suzies)

3-4pm Diving Deeper with Tori (SU)

5-6pm Vinyasa flow with Rae (SU)

 

Thursday:

9-10am Vinyasa Flow with Becky (Stretchy Suzies)

4-5pm Hatha Flow with Ross (SU)

5-6pm Beginners Vinyasa Flow with Kalpana (SU)

6-7pm Vinyasa Flow with Kalpana (SU)

7-8pm Yin Yoga with Kalpana (SU)

 

Friday:

9-10am Vinyasa Flow with Rae (SU)

4-5pm Power Yoga with Scarlett (SU)

5-6pm Slow Flow with Scarlett (SU)

 

Sunday:

4-5pm Vinyasa Flow with Ruth (SU)

5-6pm Zen Sundays with Ruth (SU)

 

 

Class Descriptions

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This class is aimed at students with more than 6 months regular practice which offers breadth and depth of yoga practice. Expect a wide and varied practice including asana (physical practice), pranayama (breath focused practices), meditation, relaxation techniques, yogic philosophy and more. Drawing from a number of different styles and traditions to develop and expand experienced students in their ongoing yoga journey, sessions will look at progressions, modifications and technique for intermediate asana – including inversions, arm balances and some flow sequences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socials

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).

 

Retreats

This February we hope to return to Tyddyn Retreat in mid-wales for our annual mid-term getaway which will be a great weekend to make friends and immerse yourself in yoga! We also have plans to take your yoga practice a little further afield to a beachfront surf house in Taghazout, Morocco for an unforgettable week of yoga, meditation, surf & good vibes. Dates to be confirmed.

 

Merch

This year we're introducing yoga soc merch for the first time! First round of merch deadline has been for vests and hoodies, but mat bags are available to buy all year round. Next order will be around Christmas time.

 

IMPORTANT INFO:

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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Membership

  • Yoga Society Standard Membership£52.50
  • Yoga Society Standard Membership - Autumn Semester£27.50

Events

Yoga Give it a Go
13th January
4J

Products

  • Mat Bag£16.50
  • Yoga Give it a Go Mon 13 Jan 2020 - Give it a Go£0.00