Carrie teaches vinyasa and hatha yoga online and in Bristol. Offering a variety of classes to suit all levels, from power vinyasa to hatha and slow flow.
Carrie likes to explore fun ways to move the body, balancing challenging asanas with the calm and stillness of meditation. A keen acro yogi as well as yoga teacher, her classes are dynamic and playful. Expect a variety of styles, from fast flows, strength building arm balances and inversions, to slow, restorative postures. Always ending in a long relaxing savasana.
Carrie completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance training in vinyasa yoga at Frog Lotus Yoga in Spain and 200 hours in hatha at the Bristol School of Yoga.
DIFFERENT STYLES OF YOGA
Vinyasa refers to the transitions between yoga postures, or "asanas". The word "vinyasa" literally means "to place in a certain way". Reminding us that vinyasa yoga is not about throwing our bodies around as quickly as possible, but instead being steady and mindful with each movement.
Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterised by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Also referred to as “flow” yoga.
The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same sequence of poses every day.
Hatha yoga has dramatically changed over the centuries, but most modern day yoga has its routes in Hatha. The practice of Hatha can mean a multitude of things. Since the 20th century, Hatha yoga, focused on asanas - the physical postures. In the West, Hatha is what we usually think of as traditional "yoga".
Hatha is translated as "ha" meaning "sun" and "tha" meaning "moon". This refers to the balance of masculine aspects - active, hot, sun - and feminine aspects - receptive, cool, moon - within all of us. Hatha yoga is a about creating balance and uniting opposites, be it mind and body or energy and calmness.
You can expect hatha classes to be a slower pace than vinyasa as each pose is held for longer.