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Classes

Below is a list of all of the classes we run at Ikigai, with a description of each
as well as how they could suit you! You can find the booking pages for our classes here.

We also have pages for our workshops and private classes.

Power Yoga

A strong, energetic form of Vinyasa. The intention of this class is to bring the mind into the body, to create a space in which we can break the boundaries of our regular practice and to challenge expectations we have of ourselves and our abilities. Power yoga has been shown to improve strength, flexibility, stamina and blood circulation as well as providing a great form of stress relief.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga is an ancient and complete practice which enables you to excel in a world where stress and anxiety are a part of everyday living. This class will give you tools that will help calm the nervous system, give clarity of mind and support you through your daily life. You will be working with Mantra, Asana, Pranayam and Mudra with soothing Indian music to calm the soul.

AntiGravity

AntiGravity was founded by Christopher Harrison, a Cirque du Soleil performer. He found that yoga poses were much easier when dangling in mid air! AntiGravity involves suspending in a hammock a few feet from the ground. You will work through a number of sequences learning how to use your hammock to help make your movements more precise and deepen your practice. It calms you down, strengthens your core and tones your legs. It may help to loosen stiffness by lengthening your whole body.

Candlelit Flow Yoga

Candlelit Flow Yoga consists of a soothing hatha flow class by candle light to enhance your relaxation experience. Classes focus on finding balance, creating strength, flexibility and the breath to help you find stillness in movement and flow. This class help you to really tune into your body and quieten your mind.

Yoga for Men

Ikigai also hosts yoga classes for men at our studio in whitstable. In these classes you will focus on mobility, stability, flexibility, and strength as well as applying stress-reduction techniques for peace of mind. Practice alongside other men in an always fun and all-inclusive environment. This class is suitable for beginners and for those more experienced in yoga.

Gentle Flow Yoga

These Gentle Flow Yoga classes offer the opportunity to move your body and calm your mind. The sequences of yoga poses are simple and nourishing and there's a strong focus on mindfulness, the breath and relaxation. They are suitable for everyone but especially those that would prefer a more gentle yoga class.

Meditation

Classes combine a couple of meditations including breathing, mindfulness and buddhist meditations. They are suitable for beginners, and those with some experience of meditation. The aim of the classes are to provide space for reflection, to introduce students to a range of guided meditations and invite discussion about how to increase and expand your meditation practice.

Intermediate Pilates

An intermediate pilates class for those who have learnt the basics and are ready for a challenge. These classes will take you through a full body workout focusing on improving flexibility and core strength, with exercises that stretch and tone all muscle groups. Therabands and triad balls may be included from time to time in these classes.

Vinyasa Yoga

A dynamic, athletic, physically and spiritually energising form of Yoga “The practice of Movement to Stillness” which sculpts and tones the whole body. Yoga techniques are characterised by flowing poses and sequences linked to the breath.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slow paced practice where postures are held for longer. Deep stretching combined poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body, tendons, fascia, and ligaments with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.

Hatha Yoga

The Hatha style of Yoga focuses on the power of the breath within postures and relaxation, helping to balance, strengthen and unite mind and body. Classes are centered on a classic pose or a developed sequence, complimented with a breathing and relaxation practice. They can also be for those looking to negate injury in other sports, strengthen joints and increase mobility.

Beginners Yoga

This class is suitable for beginners and anyone that prefers a slow, mindful approach to yoga, with an emphasis on functional movement relevant for everyday life. Each class will begin with a focus on the breath, then warming up the body for a series of yoga poses and counterposes, finishing with a relaxation. Some of the practices will be repeated each week and others will vary.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a deeply nourishing, therapeutic and luxurious practice which focuses on rest, relaxation and recuperation. When in a pose, the body is ‘held’ by props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks to allow the muscles to relax and let go and the mind to slow down. Poses are typically held for 2-5 minutes with slow, mindful transitions in between. A perfect class to help you regroup after a busy day.