Welcome to Sam Gent Yoga

Thanks for visiting my website, I teach yoga at the beautiful Yoga Akasha studio in East Grinstead. 

All classes are now online.

Please book in the usual manner, once you’ve completed booking, your confirmation email will include a zoom invitation to the online class. Please email any questions. 

Our beautiful new space, come put your feet up!

Online Sun Salutations

Morning Sun Salutations & Pranayama.

Weekday Sun Salutations in the comfort of your own home.

Monday to Fridays,  7:15-7:45 am & 8:15-8:45 am.

Sun Salutations are the most beautiful way to start the day. Waking up the spine and body with a flowing meditative sequence helps prepare your body and mind for the day ahead. The perfect nourishing morning ritual.

Sun Salutations

There are several variations of the sun salutations. During these classes you will learn traditional Hatha salutations, ashtanga surya namaskara A, kneeling salutations, moon salutations and modified sequences (pictured below) that are perfect for beginners. We keep each class nice and simple and focus on a single salutation. Over the week we have a ‘rise and fall’ rhythm. Mondays are recap and beginner days, Wednesdays you will learn/practice the stronger ashtanga salutations and by Fridays we wind back down with kneeling or a gentle vinyasa flow salutation. 

Vinyasa Flow Salutation

Chair Salutations

Chair salutations are a great modification if you don’t want to bear weight through the hands and wrists. Check out the video below for a demonstration. 

Pranayama

We start each morning by mindfully observing the breath. The aim of this guided session is to create awareness and ease with the breath. At the end of the class we use cooling breathing techniques to help the body settle. Sitting comfortably, in a position that allows the spine to lengthen and create space around chest is important. I encourage you to be creative in finding props from around your house. Pictured below I’m sitting on the edge of a blanket and using a yoga wrap. 

This is a great app to try out: The Breathing App by Eddie Stern iOS and Android

Kneeling Salutations

Kneeling salutations are a great alternative for days when we have less energy. They start and end in a kneeling position, creating an opportunity to pause and steady the breath or meditate. 

Kneeling salutation practice sheet pdf

Moon Salutations

Moon salutations take a different approach to the sun salutations. they are perfect to practice before bed, on the full and new moons or for women during periods and ovulation. When the full and new moons occur on weekdays we practice moon salutation. This is a beautiful way to become more in tune with the moon cycles. For more info about moon salutations – “The Heart of Moon Yoga, Three Essential Tools to Deepen Your Yoga and Get You Started with
the Moon Salutation” by Laura Cornell, Midwife for Healing Transformation.

We will be using Zoom, please download the app onto your phone, iPad, tablet, laptop or pc the day before the first class. If you have any questions please email me.

Regular Classes

Regular Classes are now suspended until further notice. Please see online timetable for a week by week timetable.

Morning and Evening classes follow the West Sussex School Term dates. Classes can be started anytime in the term. 

Morning Yoga Classes

Morning yoga is the perfect way to start any day! 

This class is an hour of nourishment and relaxation. Informal and friendly. The perfect class for beginners.

We use chairs, bolsters, blankets and ropes to make sure every student is comfortable and supported.

Teacher and student using the yoga ropes.
Yoga Ropes - Kurunta Yoga Ropes

Evening Yoga Classes

Flowing yoga classes that work and move the body, designed to help you unwind and prepare for a restful nights sleep.

Child's Pose - Balasana

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Self Practice

Self Practice is currently suspended. 

I teach Ashtanga yoga 3 mornings a week self practice style. Once in the new venue i will be open 6 mornings a week, Sunday till Friday, 7:00-9:00 am, observing Saturday and the full & new moon as rest days.

Ashtanga Beginners Course

Tuesday 25th February till Tuesday 31st March.

The aim of this class is to give students the confidence to self practice without the worry of having to. The class is gently led using the ashtanga sequence as an inspiration. This session will be a regular termly class and can be started anywhere in the term providing there are spaces.

Ashtanga Beginners Course

Tuesday 21st April till Tuesday 19th May 2020.

This course is a continuation of the previous course. It is suitable for complete beginners and students wishing to return to practice after a break. The class is gently led using the Ashtanga sequence as an inspiration. This session is a regular termly class and can be started anywhere in the term.

Private Classes

One to one classes, arranged at your convenience, are a great way to learn a new skill. I offer one off private  classes, regular weekly or monthly classes or a 13 session private Ashtanga Beginners Course. Please email to discuss your needs sam@samgentyoga.co.uk

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