Yoga Classes at the Breathing Space

All yoga classes are offered in a supportive environment where we value a non-competitive approach. We prize mindful practices where students are given the freedom to listen and respond to their bodies, creating strength and flexibility, intuition and trust. Every Body is a Yoga Body!


Hatha Yoga

A mindful sequence of asanas (postures) focusing on a theme or the build-up to a peak. In a theme class, we focus on a particular area of the body or specific technique to create strength, flexibility, or awareness. In a peak class, we aim to prepare the body slowly for a more challenging asana before winding down through a restorative, relaxing practice to a close. >>Book

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga is a slow and deliberate practice that emphasizes mindful movement with the breath. It is perfect for improving physical health without putting too much strain on the body. The practice can reduce stress and anxiety levels, promote relaxation, and help manage chronic pain. It is also safe for individuals recovering from an injury or illness and can promote faster healing by improving circulation, reducing inflammation, and strengthening the immune system. Gentle yoga can also have a positive impact on mental health by improving focus, reducing anxiety, and promoting inner calm. At The Breathing Space, we offer welcoming classes taught by experienced instructors dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing space for practitioners of all levels. >>Book


Vinyasa Yoga (Flow)

A more dynamic and energising style of Hatha Yoga that will leave you feeling strong, focused, and invigorated. Led by expert instructors, our classes combine flowing sequences of postures with synchronized breath, creating a moving meditation that cultivates physical strength and mental clarity.>>Book

Meditation

Meditation, an ancient practice, cultivates mental clarity and relaxation. Techniques like focused attention and mindfulness reduce stress, enhance focus, and improve emotional well-being. Regular practice benefits physical health, including lower blood pressure. Patience and consistent effort are key. Guided resources aid this transformative journey.

Yin Yoga

Here we focus on long-held asanas to zero in on deep connective tissue, creating flexibility and mental resilience. Candlelight sessions promote the deep serenity this practice can bring.>>Book


Restorative Yoga

A soothing sequence of postures supported by props and held for longer periods. This approach allows you not only to experience a deep physical release but also to appreciate the broader impact of physical practice on your emotional and psychological well-being.>>Book


Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is a prescribed flow of asanas (postures) linking seamlessly with the breath to create a strong, dynamic practice. Excellent for promoting stamina and strength while using the asanas to a meditative effect. >>Book


Aerial Yoga

Give your practice a lift! Aerial Yoga is a wonderful practice that integrates the use of a hammock or swing to support or extend individual postures. From the lightest downward dog to the most deeply satisfying weightless shoulder stand – this approach truly frees up the body to explore! The support it provides gives the freedom to fully invert, explore the movements creatively and develop core strength, flexibility, and decompression of the spine and joints. The beauty of this very versatile prop means that it can adapt and modify your practice wherever necessary to ensure you gain maximum benefit from the session. We also run aerial teacher training. >>Book


Kundalini Yoga

A transformative and expansive practice, combining breathwork, meditation, chanting, and movement to awaken your energy and elevate your consciousness. Join our supportive community and embark on a journey of self-discovery, balance, and inner growth. Book>>


Pregnancy Yoga

This practice will help you connect with your ever-changing body, breath, and bump during this magnificent feat of human development. The poses will help alleviate the aches and pains your body may be experiencing, and you will gather tools for a calm and empowered birth, whatever type of delivery you hope for. >>Book


Mama and Baby Yoga – Parent & Baby (from 10 weeks to crawling)

Deepen your bonding experience with your baby through physical touch and play, while making sure you yourself get the care and attention you deserve during this demanding phase of parenthood. Gentle asanas and breathing practices will create a supportive, nurturing, and calm environment in which you can enjoy quality time with your little one. >>Book


Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is a rich and spacious practice for everybody. Inclusive, wholesome, ‘together’ practice for us all, in which we have the use of a chair and other supportive props. During each session, we learn to bring each posture and practice to the body, rather than the body to the posture. We take time to find stability to grow in strength, confidence, and discover freedom and joy in the movements of the body. Pregnancy and injury-friendly – great for people who are establishing a yoga practice, as well as those who have a strong, long-standing practice and would like permission to settle into more subtle spaces. Sessions include: asana (posture), pranayama (breath work), relaxation, and simple meditation. >>Book


Hot Yoga

The practice of Hatha Yoga brings the body to a state of immediate comfort and relaxation. We use a higher ambient temperature to open and relax the body while bringing flexibility and strength through mindful engagement of the muscles. Offered while maintaining adherence to government safety precautions, using radiant infrared heat, fresh ventilation, and social distancing. >>Book


Yoga with Props

Feel the full benefit of every asana with the comforting support of ropes, chairs, bolsters, and straps. We focus on teaching the body the alignment of the asana and will hold postures for several minutes to harness mental resilience. A great practice for people who want to sharpen up their alignment to transfer to dynamic classes and for people who are recovering from injuries or prefer a less dynamic approach to their practice. >>Book


Yoga for Sport

We love all things active, but they can take their toll on the body. In this practice, we look to build and restore strength and flexibility to particular joints and muscles impacted by working hard in sport. Whether it be golf or cycling, climbing or running, this practice will give your body a chance to reset and potentially improve your sport performance. >>Book


Aerial Cocoon Sound Bath

Experience the Aerial Cocoon Sound Bath at The Breathing Space in Derby, a unique and innovative way to stimulate your body’s natural healing process. This sound healing experience uses the vibrations of Tibetan bowls and chimes to release physical, emotional, and mental tension, promoting deep relaxation and stress relief. The use of an aerial cocoon provides an extra layer of relaxation and comfort, allowing you to cocoon yourself and let the sounds guide you. Suitable for all practitioners, this experience offers a deep sense of restoration, energetic blockage release, and restfulness, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and restored. >>Book


Menopause Yoga

Breathing Space in Derby offers Menopause Yoga classes to support women through the physical and emotional challenges of this transitional phase. This gentle practice helps manage menopause symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and fatigue. It incorporates poses that regulate hormones, improve circulation, and build strength and flexibility. Breathing techniques calm the nervous system and reduce stress, allowing women to connect with their bodies and cultivate inner peace and resilience. Instructors create a welcoming space for women to explore their spirituality and connect with others who are going through a similar experience.


Enrichment Workshops

Our enrichment workshops cover a range of practices, such as pranayama (breath practices), surya namaskar (sun salutations), meditation, yoga nidra (yogic sleep), self-practice, inversions, yoga for hormones, arm-balances, yoga for menopause, gong baths, food, and psychology, probiotics, and much more! Visit our workshop page for more information. >>Book