We've ordered our classes from foundation to advanced level so you can find the right class for your body.

FELDENKRAIS

Feldenkrais is a kinaesthetic learning process that brings the mindfulness of meditation to how you move and feel.

You discover how subtle details in how you do something can make a big difference in how supported and connected it feels. It’s about reducing effort, honing ease, becoming calmer and more adaptable.

We explore a different focus each time and we're more interested in how you feel afterwards than whether you get it 'right'. As the flavour of each session can be quite varied it’s recommended you come along to a couple of classes consecutively to really sample the benefits you can receive from it. People often feel calmer, lighter yet grounded. You might notice changes in your mood, your spatial awareness, your co-ordination or your balance.

Suitable for all levels
Duration : 60 minutes

The theme for the next 6 weeks in FELDENKRAIS is: ‘Falling – when life feels out of control

What can you allow to fall away when it feels like there’s more than you can handle? Slowing and re-directing the fall; going with the direction in motion, both physically and as a metaphor for handling hectic-ness.

Fri 15th & Sun 17th Nov - The smallest fall you can make
Fri 22nd & Sun 24th Nov - Falling to the side
Fri 29th Nov & Sun 1st Dec – Falling in and out of your chair
Fri 6th &  Sun 8th Dec – Reaching out 
Fri 13th Dec - Down and up again
Fri 20th Dec - Falling UP!

CANDLELIGHT YOGA AND MEDITATION

This is a relaxing evening class which combines 40 minutes of restorative yoga poses with a 20 minute meditation. What a great way to finish the day!

Suitable for all levels
Duration : 60 minutes

MOVE WELL

Your body is designed to move.

A class focused on moving your body well and breaking down functional movement patterns. Inspired by various movement modalities (Corrective Exercise, Somatics, Yoga, Myofascial Release and FRC) and the cutting edge of science this class offers an opportunity to explore and adapt your own unique way of moving to cultivate awareness, stability, strength, mobility, coordination and overall balance to improve everyday movement patterns.

This class moves at an accessible pace, waking up the body thoughtfully and methodically with the assistance of blocks, straps, massage balls and other tools.

Suitable for all levels
Duration : 60 minutes

YOGA FOUNDATIONS

Our Foundations class is suitable for those who are new to yoga, those who haven't been near a yoga mat for a while or who want to rediscover the basics. Explore your strength, mobility, balance and breath in this step-by-step approach. Gain confidence and learn how to customize your practice to your own body for better overall movement, tone, strength, length and safety in a safe, supportive and encouraging space.

Suitability: no previous yoga experience required.
Duration: 60 minutes

You can commence the 6 week cycle at any time.

The Monday and Saturday class will do the following

Week one: Sun Salutations/Warriors
Week two: Balance (static and Dynamic)
Week three: Hips/Forward Bends
Week four: Functional Core/Twists
Week five: Backbends
Week six: Restorative/Yin Yoga

YOGA CALM

Yoga Calm is the perfect class for anyone who is feeling out of sync from having too much to do. A mix of simple breathing techniques, flowing postures and a yoga nidra help you unwind and let go of your day. Geared towards new yogis, the focus on alignment helps beginners build strength and flexibility. More experienced students have the space to take their postures to a deeper level. You’ll leave the class feeling calm, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Suitable: All levels
Duration: 60 mins

YIN YOGA

In Yin yoga you will hold postures, generally performed on the floor, for a longer period of time so that the connective tissue (fascia) can be gently stretched.Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of Yoga. Find length in this class while allowing stillness for deep relaxation and restoration.

Suitable for all levels.
Duration: 60 minutes

YINYANG

The yang comes before the yin in this energetically balanced class that draws inspiration from the Daoist lineage. Marrying breath and movement, the first segment will offer gentle, creative transitions between fundamental postures to build strength, stamina and open all the tight spots. The second half of the class will focus on sinking into stillness, emphasising the meditative over the action. The Yin aspect of this practice takes you through a much slower series of stretches, diving into the deeper, denser tissues of the body - fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints. Postures here are generally held for up to 5 minutes to expand your flexibility and regulate subtle energy flows throughout.

Suitable for all levels.
Duration: 60 minutes unless advised otherwise.

STRETCH THERAPY

Stretch Therapy is the safest, fastest, most effective way of gaining flexibility, grace and ease in your body. It can heal you from stiffness and restrictions from injuries, repetitive work or athletic training, and the damages of a sedentary lifestyle. In this class Rua, our in-house Stretch Therapy facilitator, uniquely combines ST with yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, calisthenics, resistance functional training, the Emmet Louis method, Fighting Monkey, and more - for a holistic  and varied movement experience.

Each class focuses on a theme, and comprises elements of stretching, strengthening, myo-fascial remodelling, rhythm, coordination, neural re-patterning and relaxation.

It can be practiced absolutely safely by men and women of all ages (including pregnant women and children), no matter the fitness level.

“I saw my doctor yesterday and we were marvelling how since I started doing ST at Urban Soul I am now free of the bodily aches and pains that normally plague folks of my age. No bad backs, no sore legs, no headaches. It’s really been the most significant health impact of my life and such an important modality for the aging body too, since the focus is on mobility and achieving bodily ease.”  - KB

Suitable for all levels.
Duration: 60 minutes unless advised otherwise.

Stretch Therapy Lite: A feel-good, lightened up / toned down (?) version of the Stretch Therapy class. Perfect to send you to the most delicious sleep!

MORE CHALLENGING CLASSES

All the above classes are setup for beginners however more experienced Yogis tend to enjoy the classes as well. The classes below are for students looking for a more challenging class and looking to grow their practice.

SLOW FLOW

Slow Flow classes are light and creative, but slower paced than our Flow classes. Poses are generally held for longer periods, and the transitions between poses a little slower to ensure alignment and movement with breath.

This is an excellent class in which to begin your yoga practice, as you are able to familiarise yourself with foundation postures. Learn the core asanas (postures) for your Flow practice.

Suitable for all levels.
Duration: 60 minutes

SUNRISE FLOW

Start your day right and get moving with a vinyasa flow that will both energize you for your day and build heat, endurance, flexibility and strength. With modifications and variations for everyone, this class is suitable for all levels. Come ready to tune into your breath, calm your mind, and play in your practice!

Suitable: All Levels
Duration: 60 mins

DYNAMIC FLOW

This style increases cardiovascular and strength due to a faster passed flow between postures, and the number of postures approached. Movements are synchronized with the breath and more advanced poses are introduced.

Both Sanskrit and English terms for postures will be used.

Suitability: experience is an advantage however all levels can benefit from this class.
Duration: 60 minutes

PROGRESSIVE FLOW

A dynamic practice focusing on more challenging asana/yoga poses including arm balances, transitions, and inversions. Designed for students wanting to progress their yoga practice. This class will incorporate some workshop and partner assisted elements from time to time.

Classes include pranayama (breath work and techniques).

This class is part of the normal timetable.

Suitability: Students who are ready to take their practice to the next level and have attended at least 5-8 Dynamic Flow classes.
Duration: 60 minutes