Yoga just got colourful
Light energy yoga is a revolutionary sensory approach to practising yoga. In these sessions we combine asana, breathwork, meditation – the ususal ingredients of a yoga class with light therapy and colour psychology techniques, brain stimulating soundscapes and scents to create an immersive, multi-sensory yoga experience.
At revive we believe that in order to provide all of our students with the experience that they deserve we need to keep our numbers low and our service high – so never any more than 9 students in our yoga studio.
Mats, towels, blocks, blankets, straps, water are all provided – let us look after you. We want you to feel special, cared for and relaxed in our beautiful space.
Scientific studies have been conducted to monitor the effects of light on the human body and mind. One of the most common colours which affect our lives is blue light. The advances in technology over the past 40 years has culminated in a influx of over exposure to blue light through technology such as laptops and smartphones. This prolonged exposure to blue light has been scientifically proven to suppress the production of melatonin and subsequently to interfere with our natural circadian rhythms. Suppression of melatonin at night can contribute to a wealth of emotional and physical problems; from insomnia, anxiety, s.A.D and even cancer.
We will address the imbalance in our lives by saturating ourselves in the colours we need to bring about positive change.
Each light yoga class is held in our beautiful yoga room bathed in a specific colour of light. You will be guided through the class through a set of sequences which correspond to the healing properties of that colour.
All classes are designed around the unique healing properties of the colour that participants will be bathed in.
Focusing on strength, flexibility and core, red will give you the power you need to challenge yourself whilst benefiting from increased circulation, a faster metabolism and improved mood and sleep.
About Red Light
This same mechanism is also responsible for many of the benefits of sunlight, which contains the red wavelengths as part of its spectrum. Some of these benefits are as follows:
Promotes a healthy sleep cycle
Soothes inflamed muscular tissue
Reduces swelling and pain in joints
Increases metabolism and accelerates weight loss
Promotes youthful, healthy skin by balancing collagen production
Corrects hormonal imbalances in both men and women
Suitable for all levels and options will be given to those who wish to challenge themselves.
About Blue Light
The advances in technology over the past 40 years has culminated in a influx of over exposure to blue light through laptops, smartphones, tv’s and tablets. This prolonged exposure to blue light has been scientifically proven to suppress the production of melatonin and subsequently interferes with our natural circadian rhythms. A lack of melatonin can contribute to a wealth of emotional and physical problems; from insomnia, anxiety, S.A.D and even cancer.
But this doesn’t mean that blue light is bad – only that we must regulate the times in which we are exposed to it. Blue light is especially beneficial in the winter when the days are shorter and greyer.
Correct exposure to blue light can significantly help with the following:
Boosts productivity at work
Aids winter depression/seasonal affective disorder
Resets our biological clock
Reduces tiredness/sluggishness during the day
A flowing class where breath is linked with movement and used to wake up the body and increase energy. Yellow light is used in conjunction with twists and opening postures to aid digestion and alleviate mood swings. Our morning classes finish with a burst of blue light to set you up for the rest of the day whereas our evening yellow classes end with gentle orange light to promote a good night’s sleep.
This open class is suitable for all levels and options will be given to those who wish to challenge themselves.
About Yellow Light
Yellow light has been shown to aid a variety of skin issues and is widely used within the beauty industry for it’s ability in successfully treating wrinkles and reducing the appearance of redness.
This class is all about letting go of any physical tension held by the body. Combined with deep stretching poses held for 4-5 minutes, in this yin style class you’ll be working with props to apply gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion. So if you’re a keen runner, sit at a desk all day or hold emotional tension in your body then a pink:release class is for you.
The main focus of this class is to release any stressful or emotional energy using breathing techniques, visualisation and a selection of blocks, bolsters, blankets, and straps. You will be guided into no more than 6 very gentle stretching and opening poses to allow the mind and body to achieve a blissfully calm meditative state.
About Pink Light
With the use of props and the prolonged holding of a few simple poses, a pink classes helps to achieve a deep level of relaxation, triggering the parasympathetic nervous system. It also helps lose subcutaneous fat and reduces cortisol levels, especially in the abdomen. This activation helps to mitigate the effects of the usual fight-or- flight stress response that can be damaging to your physiology and well-being. Slower movements cultivate space for a deeper experience of the poses and the breath.
A pink class opens us up to new levels of self-exploration and contemplation by bringing awareness to the physical sensations, the thoughts or emotions that arise, or sounds in the environment creating a sanctuary for the mind and spirit, allowing you to take a deeper look at who you are.
Our orange classes have a changing theme each week and cover a broad range of basic poses which will help you to improve your practice and allow you to join other classes with confidence.
This class will help you master transitioning from jump-backs, twists, balances and inversions.