Teachers

Karen Hadgett

Karen caught the yoga bug in 1995 when she went to her first yoga class with Christine Howitt at Bodywise in the Manchester Buddhist Centre. She couldn’t believe how stretched and calm she felt afterwards. She continued to practise regularly with Christine, until, feeling drawn to a more dynamic practice, she began to practise Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, moving onto Mysore style practice in Crete with Radha and Pierre. Deciding to deepen her knowledge of yoga, Karen trained as a yoga teacher with Brian Cooper, studying the traditional Ashtanga sequences, with Iyengar influenced alignment and other traditional yoga practices, graduating in 2006.

Karen has also been strongly influenced by the teachings of both Mukunda Stiles and Julie Gudmestad, with their emphasis on pain-free yoga, learning from Mukunda to free the joints and move through the body, and drawing her love of anatomy from Julie’s background in Iyengar yoga and physiotherapy. She continues to attend workshops with a variety of respected yoga teachers, combining the knowledge she has gained into her traditional hatha yoga classes.
She still sees Christine on a regular basis to continually develop her own practise and for her ongoing development as a yoga teacher.

If you work/live in Manchester you will have probably seen Karen cycling around the city as she goes from her café in the Craft & Design Centre, to her many various jobs around town including behind the bar at HOME, spreading the word! If anyone asks her just how she manages to fit all this into a day her standard answer is…YOGA!!

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Wednesday 22 November

Location
Time
Class
Teacher
  • The Life Centre
    9:30–17:00
    YOGACAMPUS: Restorative intensive with Adelene CheongBook Now

  • The Life Centre
    10:15–11:15
    More ∨
    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    10:30–11:45
    More ∨
    Vinyasa FlowBook Now

    The Sanskrit word vinyasa means placing with awareness. Our vinyasa flow classes are built around varied and creative sequences of postures linked by the thread of the breath in a flowing style, sometimes interspersed with longer holds. Breath focus is integrated throughout the class, helping to centre and quieten the mind, and classes may include pranayama and seated meditation.

    Vinyasa flow classes tend to be more physically demanding than those described as Yoga as, in places, they flow more quickly and more energetically. They may be set to music to promote the connection with our inherent rhythm.

  • The Life Centre
    12:30–13:45
    More ∨
    Hot Flow 75Book Now

    Hot Flow classes are more advanced than the Hot 60 classes, with a more dynamic flow of postures. The class is faster paced than the Hot 60 foundation sequence although it includes many of the same foundation poses. The class includes sun salutations with an emphasis on connecting the breath with movement (vinyasa) during the standing sequence. Teachers encouraged to bring out their own style in hot flow classes, including inspirations from some of our great schools of yoga such as Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Baptiste, Claire Missingham and Shiva Rea.

  • The Life Centre
    12:30–13:30
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    Pregnancy YogaBook Now

    A balanced gentle flow class with breathing exercises and visualisation. This specialist yoga class is to assist your body in cultivating strength, flexibility and breath awareness, adapting to the many changes that pregnancy brings about, to focus on your baby, and to prepare you mentally, physically and emotionally for labour birth and afterwards. Suitable from 12 weeks and/or first scan, until the end of pregnancy.

    Attending pregnancy yoga classes is also a great opportunity to socialise with other pregnant women, share tips and support each other in this most precious time of your life

  • The Life Centre
    17:45–18:45
    More ∨
    Hot Flow 60Book Now

    Hot Flow classes are more advanced than the Hot 60 classes, with a more dynamic flow of postures. The class is faster paced than the Hot 60 foundation sequence although it includes many of the same foundation poses. The class includes sun salutations with an emphasis on connecting the breath with movement (vinyasa) during the standing sequence. Teachers encouraged to bring out their own style in hot flow classes, including inspirations from some of our great schools of yoga such as Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Baptiste, Claire Missingham and Shiva Rea.

  • The Life Centre
    18:00–19:15
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    Yin Yang YogaBook Now

    This class is split into two halves. Starting with the yang, the dynamic flow, to get the body moving and create internal heat. We will then move into the yin part which is the quieter more subtle practice. Yin Yoga is a practice where postures are held for 3 minutes or more. This length of time is used to open into the thicker layers of connective tissues around the joints that a moving, dynamic practice may not as effectively access. During this time of stillness, the physical, energetic, emotional and mental states of being are refined and aligned through heightened inner awareness. When this inner awareness is allowed to grow in stillness, knowledge is gained in maintaining a quiet and concious state at all times. Yogas-citta-vrtti-nirodhah “Yoga is the restriction of the fluctuations of consciousness.

    Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to a dynamic Yang style practice and an extremely subtle and profound practice on its own, as through holding postures for sustained periods of time, we examine limits and explore potentials.

  • The Life Centre
    19:00–20:00
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    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    19:30–21:00
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    Yogic MindfulnessBook Now

    <html><head></head><body>The pace of a Yogic Mindfulness session is slow and focussed, with consistent emphasis on the supremacy of the breath. We begin by settling and relaxing body and mind, then establishing connection to the breath, leading into the asana section of the class which will be breath led, simple therapeutic sequences to improve physical awareness, strength and mobility as well as anchoring the mind, often using simple mantra and sound. We finish with a short meditation facilitated by the focussed attention on the breath in asana.</body></html>

Thursday 23 November

Location
Time
Class
Teacher
  • The Life Centre
    7:30–8:30
    More ∨
    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    9:30–17:00
    YOGACAMPUS: Restorative intensive with Adelene CheongBook Now

  • The Life Centre
    12:30–13:30
    More ∨
    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    13:00–14:00
    More ∨
    Vinyasa FlowBook Now

    The Sanskrit word vinyasa means placing with awareness. Our vinyasa flow classes are built around varied and creative sequences of postures linked by the thread of the breath in a flowing style, sometimes interspersed with longer holds. Breath focus is integrated throughout the class, helping to centre and quieten the mind, and classes may include pranayama and seated meditation.

    Vinyasa flow classes tend to be more physically demanding than those described as Yoga as, in places, they flow more quickly and more energetically. They may be set to music to promote the connection with our inherent rhythm.

  • The Life Centre
    17:45–18:45
    More ∨
    Hot Flow 60Book Now

    Hot Flow classes are more advanced than the Hot 60 classes, with a more dynamic flow of postures. The class is faster paced than the Hot 60 foundation sequence although it includes many of the same foundation poses. The class includes sun salutations with an emphasis on connecting the breath with movement (vinyasa) during the standing sequence. Teachers encouraged to bring out their own style in hot flow classes, including inspirations from some of our great schools of yoga such as Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Baptiste, Claire Missingham and Shiva Rea.

  • The Life Centre
    17:45–19:00
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    Ashtanga Yoga All LevelsBook Now

    A powerful and dynamic style of yoga developed by Sri K Pattabhi Jois, in which set series of postures (Primary and/or Secondary Series) are linked dynamically to the breath in a flow of movement increasing strength and flexibility. When the set sequence of postures becomes familiar, the mind relaxes and the practice can become deep and meditative, yet still dynamic.

  • The Life Centre
    19:00–20:00
    More ∨
    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    19:00–20:30
    More ∨
    Kundalini YogaBook Now

    Yoga for Real Life classes focus on everyday issues and how the breathing exercises, postures, mantras and meditation from Kundalini yoga can help you to achieve happiness, health, lasting relationships, prosperity and to feel better about yourself. The class is based on the Kundalini tradition and includes a dynamic blend of postures, pranayam (breathing), mantra and meditation, which will teach you the art of relaxation, self healing and mental elevation. The class will also include music and mantra.

  • The Life Centre
    19:15–20:45
    More ∨
    Restorative YogaBook Now

    <html><head></head><body>A class that is perfect for everyone and all abilities. The practice combines breath awareness, intelligent slow flowing movement, longer held restorative postures and relaxation. This mindful practice is multi layered and moves you beyond the obvious musculature and into your connective tissue/fascia while having a profound affect on your nervous system. The overall focus is releasing deep held tension and stress patterns of the mind-body, reducing cortisol levels (stress hormone) focusing and stilling the mind and deeply resting your whole being. Open to all levels.</body></html>

Friday 24 November

Location
Time
Class
Teacher
  • The Life Centre
    9:30–17:00
    YOGACAMPUS: Restorative intensive with Adelene CheongBook Now

  • The Life Centre
    10:30–11:45
    More ∨
    Vinyasa FlowBook Now

    The Sanskrit word vinyasa means placing with awareness. Our vinyasa flow classes are built around varied and creative sequences of postures linked by the thread of the breath in a flowing style, sometimes interspersed with longer holds. Breath focus is integrated throughout the class, helping to centre and quieten the mind, and classes may include pranayama and seated meditation.

    Vinyasa flow classes tend to be more physically demanding than those described as Yoga as, in places, they flow more quickly and more energetically. They may be set to music to promote the connection with our inherent rhythm.

  • The Life Centre
    12:30–13:30
    More ∨
    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    17:45–19:00
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    Hot Candlelit Yoga Book Now

    This class is the merging of our Flow and Hot Yoga Styles, with varying sequences that gives you the chance to try new postures. In Fusion classes we encourage our teachers to express their preferred style of yoga set within the hot yoga environment. Hot fusion classes offer a balanced yoga practise to produce a state of inner calm and balance. Classes are often done to music. Fusion classes tend to be more advanced than the Hot Yoga 60 (Level 1) classes.

  • The Life Centre
    18:00–19:15
    More ∨
    Yin YogaBook Now

    Yin Yoga is a practice where postures are held for 3 minutes or more. This length of time is used to open into the thicker layers of connective tissues around the joints that a moving, dynamic practice may not as effectively access. During this time of stillness, the physical, energetic, emotional and mental states of being are refined and aligned through heightened inner awareness. When this inner awareness is allowed to grow in stillness, knowledge is gained in maintaining a quiet and concious state at all times; whether the external environment is one of calm or chaos. Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to a dynamic (Yang) style practice and an extremely subtle and profound practice on its own, as through holding postures for sustained periods of time, we examine limits and explore potentials. The focus is on feeling as through practice we develop attentiveness and refine awareness. The practice is available to all wishing to slow down and soften.

Saturday 25 November

Location
Time
Class
Teacher
  • The Life Centre
    9:30–10:45
    More ∨
    Hot Flow 75Book Now

    Hot Flow classes are more advanced than the Hot 60 classes, with a more dynamic flow of postures. The class is faster paced than the Hot 60 foundation sequence although it includes many of the same foundation poses. The class includes sun salutations with an emphasis on connecting the breath with movement (vinyasa) during the standing sequence. Teachers encouraged to bring out their own style in hot flow classes, including inspirations from some of our great schools of yoga such as Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Baptiste, Claire Missingham and Shiva Rea.

  • The Life Centre
    9:30–10:45
    More ∨
    Vinyasa FlowBook Now

    The Sanskrit word vinyasa means placing with awareness. Our vinyasa flow classes are built around varied and creative sequences of postures linked by the thread of the breath in a flowing style, sometimes interspersed with longer holds. Breath focus is integrated throughout the class, helping to centre and quieten the mind, and classes may include pranayama and seated meditation.

    Vinyasa flow classes tend to be more physically demanding than those described as Yoga as, in places, they flow more quickly and more energetically. They may be set to music to promote the connection with our inherent rhythm.

  • The Life Centre
    9:30–17:00
    YOGACAMPUS: Restorative intensive with Adelene CheongBook Now

  • The Life Centre
    11:00–12:00
    More ∨
    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    11:00–12:15
    More ∨
    Saturday 6 week Beginners Yoga Course (£55)Book Now

    <html><head></head><body>This 6 week course introduces the classic body of yoga postures (asanas) and basic sequences, including sun salutations. A focus on healthy alignment principles and an introduction to breathing practices (pranayama) will help build strength, flexibility and create a foundation for your yoga practice.
    Building upon the core poses and working at a pace that ensures learning, students will build strength and knowledge, as well as cultivate greater mental clarity and calm.

    The Beginners Course is the ideal way to begin your practice and discover yoga in a safe and fun space. Perfect for beginners, people who like to learn sequentially or anyone looking to revisit the fundamentals of yoga.

    Beginners Course Offer
    Continue your yoga journey with a half-price 10 class pass for £45.00 or a half-price unlimited pass for £50.00.


    Available to purchase up to two weeks after your
    course finish date.

    *Please note: If booking for more than one person, please call us on 0161 834 6283

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  • The Life Centre
    12:30–13:45
    More ∨
    Warm Flow & RestoreBook Now

    Practiced in a warm studio (around 28 degrees), this is a class that is perfect for everyone and all abilities. The practice combines breath awareness, intelligent slow flowing movement, longer held restorative postures and relaxation. This mindful practice is multi layered and moves you beyond the obvious musculature and into your connective tissue/fascia while having a profound affect on your nervous system. The overall focus is releasing deep held tension and stress patterns of the mind-body, reducing cortisol levels (stress hormone) focusing and stilling the mind and deeply resting your whole being. Open to all levels.

  • The Life Centre
    13:00–16:00
    More ∨
    Ayurveda Winter Warmer Workshop (£30)Book Now

    In this workshop we will be working with sound, touch, taste, smell and, of course, our breath to learn how the ancient system of Ayurveda can help keep you balanced for the winter months.

    Jane will explain what Ayurveda is, where it has come from, and practical tips on how you can apply this ancient system to improve your overall wellbeing in modern life – with a specific focus on how to take care of the body during winter, a period of rest and nourishment.

    Jane will also be sharing useful advice on which are the perfect massage oils for your energetic constitution so that you can practice self-massage at home – a powerful relaxation technique to keep you nourished and balanced during the cold winter months. Plus, there will also be samples of Ayurvedic dishes to taste and hearty recipes for you to try at home!

    Who is this workshop for?
    Anyone who has an interest in improving their overall wellbeing. Some gentle, floor based movement will be involved.

    What to wear?
    Comfortable clothing.

Sunday 26 November

Location
Time
Class
Teacher
  • The Life Centre
    9:30–10:30
    More ∨
    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    9:30–17:00
    YOGACAMPUS: Restorative intensive with Adelene CheongBook Now

  • The Life Centre
    9:45–11:00
    More ∨
    Vinyasa FlowBook Now

    The Sanskrit word vinyasa means placing with awareness. Our vinyasa flow classes are built around varied and creative sequences of postures linked by the thread of the breath in a flowing style, sometimes interspersed with longer holds. Breath focus is integrated throughout the class, helping to centre and quieten the mind, and classes may include pranayama and seated meditation.

    Vinyasa flow classes tend to be more physically demanding than those described as Yoga as, in places, they flow more quickly and more energetically. They may be set to music to promote the connection with our inherent rhythm.

  • The Life Centre
    10:45–12:00
    More ∨
    Hot Flow 75Book Now

    Hot Flow classes are more advanced than the Hot 60 classes, with a more dynamic flow of postures. The class is faster paced than the Hot 60 foundation sequence although it includes many of the same foundation poses. The class includes sun salutations with an emphasis on connecting the breath with movement (vinyasa) during the standing sequence. Teachers encouraged to bring out their own style in hot flow classes, including inspirations from some of our great schools of yoga such as Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Baptiste, Claire Missingham and Shiva Rea.

  • The Life Centre
    17:30–18:45
    More ∨
    Hot Flow 75Book Now

    Hot Flow classes are more advanced than the Hot 60 classes, with a more dynamic flow of postures. The class is faster paced than the Hot 60 foundation sequence although it includes many of the same foundation poses. The class includes sun salutations with an emphasis on connecting the breath with movement (vinyasa) during the standing sequence. Teachers encouraged to bring out their own style in hot flow classes, including inspirations from some of our great schools of yoga such as Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Baptiste, Claire Missingham and Shiva Rea.

  • The Life Centre
    17:45–19:00
    More ∨
    Mandala Flow - All LevelsBook Now

    A Mandala is a picture of a geometric pattern within a circle, representing the universe. Mandalas have been used for many years as a focusing tool for meditation across different traditions, both religious and secular. In Mandala Flow yoga we move in circles and spirals around the mat, stimulating both sides of the brain and accessing parts of the body and mind that we may not perhaps access when we move in a purely linear way.

    Each class focuses on an element, a chakra or a particular group of muscles, using rhythmic pulsations and repetition to encourage the body to open and go a little bit further with each rotation. The class will start and finish with Yin Yoga (static poses held for longer periods), in order to bring the mind into a meditative state and balance the yang flow of the Mandala. The class is designed to help you relax, renew and restore at the end of the week, preparing you for the week ahead.

Monday 27 November

Location
Time
Class
Teacher
  • The Life Centre
    10:30–11:45
    More ∨
    Yoga - All LevelsBook Now

    Classes described as yoga do not fall neatly into any of our other class styles. Often this is because the teacher has studied a variety of styles within the yoga tradition so that his/her classes reflect a more eclectic, personal approach. While generally based around posture practice, these classes often also delve more deeply into the subtle inner practices of yoga, including breath work and meditation, exploring how the range of yoga practices can help quieten the busy mind and encourage greater peace and happiness. Please read the teachers biography for more insight into their personal style.

  • The Life Centre
    12:30–13:30
    More ∨
    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    12:45–13:45
    More ∨
    Vinyasa FlowBook Now

    The Sanskrit word vinyasa means placing with awareness. Our vinyasa flow classes are built around varied and creative sequences of postures linked by the thread of the breath in a flowing style, sometimes interspersed with longer holds. Breath focus is integrated throughout the class, helping to centre and quieten the mind, and classes may include pranayama and seated meditation.

    Vinyasa flow classes tend to be more physically demanding than those described as Yoga as, in places, they flow more quickly and more energetically. They may be set to music to promote the connection with our inherent rhythm.

  • The Life Centre
    17:45–19:15
    More ∨
    Jivamukti YogaBook Now

    In Jivamukti Yoga the spiritual teachings of yoga are typically linked with the more physical practise (asana). Jivamukti Yoga was founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life in 1984 in New York. It is a yoga method that is based on a strong Vinyasa practice (connecting yoga asanas through fluid transitions, guided by the breath), and it integrates teachings from five other yogic disciplines: Swadhyaya (Study of the Self/Philosophy), Ahimsa (the Practice of Non-Violence), Bhakti (Devotion), Nada Yoga (Yoga of Sound) and Meditation. The purpose of this methodology is to learn how to improve one’s quality and joy of life, and to bring greater harmony into our relationships.

    Jivamukti classes include a challenging and constantly changing physical practice with inspiring music, and include meditation, chanting and spiritual teachings. This class is not recommended for those who are new to yoga.

  • The Life Centre
    17:45–19:00
    More ∨
    Be Here Now! Meditation for the Modern World - 4 Week Course Book Now

    A unique 4-week course introducing the art & science of wholeness, resilience, creativity and wellbeing with Mick Timpson.

    Week-by-week, Mick will gently guide you towards knowing how to stop and relax purposefully, guide your attention and manage your mind towards knowing a deeper conscious awareness.

    Combining current research with ancient wisdom, Mick teaches how you can develop the insight gained in meditation into something that’s built into your daily life.

    The course will touch on:
    • Learning to stop and be still.
    • Techniques for managing and maintaining regular practice.
    • Posture, attitude and what meditation is and isn’t.
    • Dealing with the busy wandering mind.
    • Letting go of I, Me and Mine.
    • The connection between mind body and breath.
    • Breaking mental habits and getting round obstacles.
    • Directing and holding attention.
    • Non-attachment and non-judgmental awareness.
    • Dealing with strong emotions.
    • The yogi model of the mind.
    • Breaking free of the inner critic and your comfort zone.
    • Extending meditation into the everyday.

    *Please note: If booking for more than one person, please call us on 0161 834 6283

  • The Life Centre
    18:00–19:00
    More ∨
    Hot Fusion - Yin/YangBook Now

    This class is the merging of our Flow and Hot Yoga Styles, with varying sequences that gives you the chance to try new postures. In Fusion classes we encourage our teachers to express their preferred style of yoga set within the hot yoga environment. Hot fusion classes offer a balanced yoga practise to produce a state of inner calm and balance. Classes are often done to music. Fusion classes tend to be more advanced than the Hot Yoga 60 (Level 1) classes.

  • The Life Centre
    19:15–20:15
    More ∨
    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    19:30–20:45
    More ∨
    Vinyasa Flow All LevelsBook Now

    The Sanskrit word vinyasa means placing with awareness. Our vinyasa flow classes are built around varied and creative sequences of postures linked by the thread of the breath in a flowing style, sometimes interspersed with longer holds. Breath focus is integrated throughout the class, helping to centre and quieten the mind, and classes may include pranayama and seated meditation.

  • The Life Centre
    19:30–20:30
    More ∨
    Meditation for the Modern World Drop InBook Now

    Yoga technology and its primary practice, meditation- ‘that moment to moment sense of knowing you are in the right place doing the right thing’, is a tried and tested self-directed body/mind intervention which reduces stress and anxiety while promoting joy, creativity and wellbeing.
    This drop-in is ideal for those who have completed Mick’s Yoga for Anxiety Course, or his Introduction to Meditation, or if you are just curious about this 5000 year old art and science. Either way, no prior experience of meditation is needed in order to attend the drop-in. All you need is your mind, body and breath.
    Over the hour Mick will guide you through some simple yoga meditation techniques along with some insight into this ancient art and science of wellbeing.

Tuesday 28 November

Location
Time
Class
Teacher
  • The Life Centre
    7:15–8:15
    More ∨
    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    12:15–13:45
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    Kundalini YogaBook Now

    Yoga for Real Life classes focus on everyday issues and how the breathing exercises, postures, mantras and meditation from Kundalini yoga can help you to achieve happiness, health, lasting relationships, prosperity and to feel better about yourself. The class is based on the Kundalini tradition and includes a dynamic blend of postures, pranayam (breathing), mantra and meditation, which will teach you the art of relaxation, self healing and mental elevation. The class will also include music and mantra.

  • The Life Centre
    12:30–13:30
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    Hot Flow 60Book Now

    Hot Flow classes are more advanced than the Hot 60 classes, with a more dynamic flow of postures. The class is faster paced than the Hot 60 foundation sequence although it includes many of the same foundation poses. The class includes sun salutations with an emphasis on connecting the breath with movement (vinyasa) during the standing sequence. Teachers encouraged to bring out their own style in hot flow classes, including inspirations from some of our great schools of yoga such as Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Baptiste, Claire Missingham and Shiva Rea.

  • The Life Centre
    17:30–18:45
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    Pregnancy YogaBook Now

    A balanced gentle flow class with breathing exercises and visualisation. This specialist yoga class is to assist your body in cultivating strength, flexibility and breath awareness, adapting to the many changes that pregnancy brings about, to focus on your baby, and to prepare you mentally, physically and emotionally for labour birth and afterwards. Suitable from 12 weeks and/or first scan, until the end of pregnancy.

    Attending pregnancy yoga classes is also a great opportunity to socialise with other pregnant women, share tips and support each other in this most precious time of your life

  • The Life Centre
    17:45–18:45
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    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    17:45–19:00
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    Tuesday 5 Week Beginners Course (£45)Book Now

    This 5 week course introduces the classic body of yoga postures (asanas) and basic sequences, including sun salutations. A focus on healthy alignment principles and an introduction to breathing practices (pranayama) will help build strength, flexibility and create a foundation for your yoga practice.

    In this course, students will receive personal attention from an experienced teacher week to week providing an ideal environment for learning.

    Building upon the core poses and working at a pace that ensures learning, students will build strength and knowledge, as well as cultivate greater mental clarity and calm.

    The Beginners Course is the ideal way to begin your practice and discover yoga in a safe and fun space. Perfect for beginners, people who like to learn sequentially or anyone looking to revisit the fundamentals of yoga.

    Beginners Course Offer
    Continue your yoga journey with a half-price 10 class pass for £45.00 or a half-price unlimited pass for £50.00.

    Available to purchase up to two weeks after your course finish date.

  • The Life Centre
    19:00–20:00
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    Hot Flow 60Book Now

    Hot Flow classes are more advanced than the Hot 60 classes, with a more dynamic flow of postures. The class is faster paced than the Hot 60 foundation sequence although it includes many of the same foundation poses. The class includes sun salutations with an emphasis on connecting the breath with movement (vinyasa) during the standing sequence. Teachers encouraged to bring out their own style in hot flow classes, including inspirations from some of our great schools of yoga such as Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Baptiste, Claire Missingham and Shiva Rea.

  • The Life Centre
    19:15–20:45
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    Yoga - All LevelsBook Now

    Classes described as yoga do not fall neatly into any of our other class styles. Often this is because the teacher has studied a variety of styles within the yoga tradition so that his/her classes reflect a more eclectic, personal approach. While generally based around posture practice, these classes often also delve more deeply into the subtle inner practices of yoga, including breath work and meditation, exploring how the range of yoga practices can help quieten the busy mind and encourage greater peace and happiness. Please read the teachers biography for more insight into their personal style.

  • The Life Centre
    19:30–20:45
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    Ashtanga Yoga All LevelsBook Now

    A powerful and dynamic style of yoga developed by Sri K Pattabhi Jois, in which set series of postures (Primary and/or Secondary Series) are linked dynamically to the breath in a flow of movement increasing strength and flexibility. When the set sequence of postures becomes familiar, the mind relaxes and the practice can become deep and meditative, yet still dynamic.

Wednesday 29 November

Location
Time
Class
Teacher
  • The Life Centre
    10:15–11:15
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    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    10:30–11:45
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    Vinyasa FlowBook Now

    The Sanskrit word vinyasa means placing with awareness. Our vinyasa flow classes are built around varied and creative sequences of postures linked by the thread of the breath in a flowing style, sometimes interspersed with longer holds. Breath focus is integrated throughout the class, helping to centre and quieten the mind, and classes may include pranayama and seated meditation.

    Vinyasa flow classes tend to be more physically demanding than those described as Yoga as, in places, they flow more quickly and more energetically. They may be set to music to promote the connection with our inherent rhythm.

  • The Life Centre
    12:30–13:45
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    Hot Flow 75Book Now

    Hot Flow classes are more advanced than the Hot 60 classes, with a more dynamic flow of postures. The class is faster paced than the Hot 60 foundation sequence although it includes many of the same foundation poses. The class includes sun salutations with an emphasis on connecting the breath with movement (vinyasa) during the standing sequence. Teachers encouraged to bring out their own style in hot flow classes, including inspirations from some of our great schools of yoga such as Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Baptiste, Claire Missingham and Shiva Rea.

  • The Life Centre
    12:30–13:30
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    Pregnancy YogaBook Now

    A balanced gentle flow class with breathing exercises and visualisation. This specialist yoga class is to assist your body in cultivating strength, flexibility and breath awareness, adapting to the many changes that pregnancy brings about, to focus on your baby, and to prepare you mentally, physically and emotionally for labour birth and afterwards. Suitable from 12 weeks and/or first scan, until the end of pregnancy.

    Attending pregnancy yoga classes is also a great opportunity to socialise with other pregnant women, share tips and support each other in this most precious time of your life

  • The Life Centre
    17:45–18:45
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    Hot Flow 60Book Now

    Hot Flow classes are more advanced than the Hot 60 classes, with a more dynamic flow of postures. The class is faster paced than the Hot 60 foundation sequence although it includes many of the same foundation poses. The class includes sun salutations with an emphasis on connecting the breath with movement (vinyasa) during the standing sequence. Teachers encouraged to bring out their own style in hot flow classes, including inspirations from some of our great schools of yoga such as Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Baptiste, Claire Missingham and Shiva Rea.

  • The Life Centre
    18:00–19:15
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    Yin Yang YogaBook Now

    This class is split into two halves. Starting with the yang, the dynamic flow, to get the body moving and create internal heat. We will then move into the yin part which is the quieter more subtle practice. Yin Yoga is a practice where postures are held for 3 minutes or more. This length of time is used to open into the thicker layers of connective tissues around the joints that a moving, dynamic practice may not as effectively access. During this time of stillness, the physical, energetic, emotional and mental states of being are refined and aligned through heightened inner awareness. When this inner awareness is allowed to grow in stillness, knowledge is gained in maintaining a quiet and concious state at all times. Yogas-citta-vrtti-nirodhah “Yoga is the restriction of the fluctuations of consciousness.

    Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to a dynamic Yang style practice and an extremely subtle and profound practice on its own, as through holding postures for sustained periods of time, we examine limits and explore potentials.

  • The Life Centre
    19:00–20:00
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    Hot Yoga 60Book Now

    Our own signature Hot Yoga series that encompasses postures to work all of your body, as well as your mind. Beginning with exploration of pranayama (breath work), there are 40 postures practiced in a room heated to thirty eight degrees to allow your muscles to warm and stretch. The standing postures are a cardiovascular work out where you will sweat a lot, eliminating toxins and flush fresh oxygenated blood round your system to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and mind. The floor section works on strengthening the upper body, spine and abdominal muscles, and ends with deep surrender and relaxation. This class is suitable for all, including beginners allowing you to correctly find your yoga practise, experienced practitioners will enjoy exploring deepening basic postures and modifying to advance.

  • The Life Centre
    19:30–21:00
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    Yogic MindfulnessBook Now

    <html><head></head><body>The pace of a Yogic Mindfulness session is slow and focussed, with consistent emphasis on the supremacy of the breath. We begin by settling and relaxing body and mind, then establishing connection to the breath, leading into the asana section of the class which will be breath led, simple therapeutic sequences to improve physical awareness, strength and mobility as well as anchoring the mind, often using simple mantra and sound. We finish with a short meditation facilitated by the focussed attention on the breath in asana.</body></html>

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Tuesday Beginners 5 Week Yoga Course

With Karen Hadgett
21 Nov – 19 Dec 2017, 17:45–19:00

This 5 week course introduces the classic body of yoga postures (asanas) and basic sequences, including sun salutations. A focus on healthy alignment principles and an introduction to breathing practices (pranayama) will help build strength, flexibility and create a foundation for your yoga practice.

In this course, students will receive personal attention from an experienced teacher week to week providing an ideal environment for learning.

£45

Book Now

This 5 week course introduces the classic body of yoga postures (asanas) and basic sequences, including sun salutations. A focus on healthy alignment principles and an introduction to breathing practices (pranayama) will help build strength, flexibility and create a foundation for your yoga practice.

In this course, students will receive personal attention from an experienced teacher week to week providing an ideal environment for learning.

Building upon the core poses and working at a pace that ensures learning, students will build strength and knowledge, as well as cultivate greater mental clarity and calm.

The Beginners Course is the ideal way to begin your practice and discover yoga in a safe and fun space. Perfect for beginners, people who like to learn sequentially or anyone looking to revisit the fundamentals of yoga.

Beginners Course Offer
Continue your yoga journey with a half-price 10 class pass for £45.00 or a half-price unlimited pass for £50.00.
Available to purchase up to two weeks after your course finish date.

Times

5 Week Course
Tuesdays
21 November – 19 December
17:45-19:00

Eligibility

No experience necessary

Capacity

14