MOVE | BREATHE | REST
Carrie teaches vinyasa and power yoga in studios Bristol. She likes to explore fun ways to move the body, balancing some of the more challenging asanas (postures) with the calm and stillness of pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. Her classes are dynamic and playful; expect anything from strong flows and arm balances, to slow, restorative postures. Carrie has trained in hatha, vinyasa, kids, partner and trauma informed yoga.
WEEKLY CLASSES IN BRISTOL
WEDNESDAYS | 9.15 - 10.15AM | DYNAMIC VINYASA
At Elevate Yoga Studio, Wapping Wharf, Bristol
THURSDAYS | 6.15 - 7.15PM | POWER YOGA
At Trika Yoga Studio, North Street, Bristol
Strengthening. Fun. Dynamic.
Expect flowing sequences that challenge and invigorate you. Moving mindfully with the breath, there will be opportunities to build up to some more challenging poses as well as a chance to reconnect and rest.
You can book via Elevate's website, Trika’s website or MoveGB. Spaces are limited so it's recommended to book in advance.
Ad hoc classes are also taught through various Bristol studios. Check out my instagram @carrie_brassley_yoga for up to date class times.
Interested in a private or 1:1 class at Elevate Studio? Get in touch for more details and availability.
For more online yoga in your own time, visit my YouTube Channel here or my Vimeo channel here
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.
Carrie teaches vinyasa and power yoga in studios Bristol. She likes to explore fun ways to move the body, balancing some of the more challenging asanas (postures) with the calm and stillness of pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. Her classes are dynamic and playful. Expect anything from strong flows and arm balances, 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. She qualified in children's and teen yoga in 2022 and has undertaken trainings in partner yoga and trauma informed yoga.
She also manages Elevate Studio in Wapping Wharf, Bristol.