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 £60.00 to join our society but this entitles you to as much yoga as you like for the academic year! Half-year memberships are also available for £35.00. This means that classes work out to be around £2.20 per session (if you attend 1 class a week) 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 'email@example.com'.
All in person classes will be found in the Student Union
Monday- Y studio
Tuesday- Y studio
Thursday- Y studio
-Online classes will be ran through Zoom with links sent to the members only facebook group
-In person classes will be restricted to 1 per week
- You will need to bring your own mat to in person classes
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.
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 have so many ideas (brunches, SUP yoga, "yoga wine down," yin and gin, park run, etc.) and hope that at some point we will be able to hold socials at places like WildThing and Blue Honey. We will also be looking into potential workshops for all you lovely yogis so watch this space!
Stay up to date with the latest socials on our facebook page and please feel free to share any ideas.
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 / info for these on our Facebook page.
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