At Ritual we practise a variety of different styles of yoga. All phsyical yoga falls under the umbrella term hatha yoga which is the concious manipulation of the body, mind and breath as a recipe for personal well-being. There are many ways to practice hatha, and at Ritual we teach classical Hatha classes, Vinyasa flow, Katonah Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga. All of our teachers are experienced yoga practitioners who draw on their own backgrounds and lineages across many styles of yoga to deliver the tools and techniques of hatha yoga while accommodating for all levels from beginners to advanced practitioners.
Katonah Yoga -
Katonah Yoga incorporates classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, sacred geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor and imagination in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being. Framing the practice with maps of time and personal space are defined and refined.
Incorporating themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure.
Katonah Yoga is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue:
- All polarities are mediated by trinity
- The universe has pattern, pattern implies intelligence
- By virtue of repetition there is potential for insight
Vinyasa Yoga -
The term Vinyasa is derived from “Nyasa” meaning “to place” and “vi” meaning “in a special way.” Vinyasa Yoga classes at Ritual cultivate both groundedness and fluency. It’s a style of yoga where poses are strung together to form one fluid sequence of movement, there is a focus on transitions and movements, with less time spent in stationary poses. Vinyasa classes focus on the breath linked with movement and offer the opportunity to enter into a moving meditation practice.
Hatha Yoga -
Our Hatha Yoga classes are more traditional in nature and focus on classical poses, while cultivating the breath and meditation. The classes are slower than a Vinyasa or Katonah Class however they are still dynamic in that they cultivate hea and energy. These classes are great for coming back to the essence of your practice.
Yin Yoga -
Yin yoga is a restorative/therapeutic style of yoga which offer students the opportunity to unwind and go deeper into their bodies. The majority of the classes is spent in seated or reclined postures which are held for approximately 3-5 minutes. These classes aim to release tension in the fascia, connective tissue, joints, and muscles, often built up over a lifetime. Yin yoga is great for students who want to balance out busy lifestyles, increase flexibility and is also great for those who are new to yoga or who may be working with injuries.
Pilates Barre -
Pilates Barre is a high intensity style of pilates which offers a complete body workout performed at a ballet barre. Barre combines pilates, ballet and yoga inspired conditioning postures to strengthen and lengthen the entire body. Pilates Barre classes are loads of fun, fast paced and offer a great fusion of cardio and strength! Our barre classes are challenging however they are accessible to a range of ages and fitness levels as everyone is encouraged to take it at their own pace.
Pilates Mat -
The Pilates method is a form of exercise which can be done with and without equipment to strengthen and tone the entire body with a strong emphasis on building a strong core. Pilates is a safe and low-impact form of exercise for people of any age, gender and fitness level as each class provides a variety of modifications to suit different levels and individual needs. Pilates is perfect for toning, lengthening, increasing flexibility, preventing injury, aiding in weight loss and the developing a strong body and mind. All of our classes are suitable for beginners to advanced students with modifications and options added throughout class.
Reformer Pilates -
Our reformer Pilates classes are challenging, yet accessible and are suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. We offer classes that are modern and creative while staying true to the Pilates method, incorporating important Pilates principles which leave you feeling strong, mobile and centred. Pilates is a body-mind modality that uplifts your whole being. Practising on the Pilates reformer machines enhances the effects of Pilates and smaller class sizes of 8 per class mean you receive a very personalised Pilates experience. Our teachers are qualified to support you at any stage in your Pilates journey and offer individualised modifications, variations and extra challenge where necessary.
Our guided meditation classes use breath awareness, visualisation and other meditation and mindfulness techniques to offer students the opportunity to develop self awareness and clarity of mind. Seated meditation is a beautiful and immensely beneficial practice suitable for absolutely anyone, from seasoned meditators and complete beginners.
Myofascial Roll + Release -
Our roll and release classes effectively remove stiffness, tightness and pain from the body through self-massage using a variety of massage balls and foam rollers. Through trigger point therapy we can release not only physical pain but also emotional pain, as we tend to unconsciously store a lot of emotions in our body. Some benefits include increased flexibility, flow of energy & circulation, pain management, physical & emotional stress relief, detoxification & self-awareness. These classes are suitable for all levels.
Classes with Free Creche -
If you’re a parent in need of a class and some you time, we now offer free childminding with certain classes on the schedule, completely free. No booking required! Please check the schedule for creche times.
Our child care team all have valid Blue Cards, First Aid and CPR and are dedicated to bringing the best care and professionalism. They will look after your little ones while you practice.