Suitable for all 90/75/60 Minutes
(Formally known as Bikram Yoga) This sequence of 26 postures & 2 breathing exercises from the Gosh lineage is an incredibly beneficial series for all levels, including beginners. Around 40 degree heat and 50% humidity makes 26&2 a cardiovascular exercise and a challenge of focus.
You’ll build strength and stamina, see progress in your postures, and improve your breathing and concentration. A set sequence every time, but no class is ever the same.
Suitable for all, but best to have a few Flow classes under your belt first
Guided by the breath, this intelligent sequencing will build your flexibility and strength while relieving tension. Forrest Yoga is taught at a temperature around 30 degrees and has a strong focus on core strength. Expect to work with postures unique to this style, breathe deeply, hold the poses, release stress and truly connect to yourself with compassion and interest. Suitable for those working with injuries, it is a therapeutic practice both emotionally and physically.
Suitable for all
Similar to our Flow classes, you’ll work into flowing yoga sequences and poses but this style is practised in our studio gently warmed to 38c. The heat provides an added cardiovascular challenge, while offering an effective way to stretch, tone and build stamina. Open to all levels and abilities. A medium intensity class. You’ll need a towel to go with your yoga mat.
Suitable for all 75/60 Minutes
LANO Flow classes are based upon the principle of linking your movements and breath, one flowing into the next. You can expect the style of flow to vary between our teachers, from slower alignment focused classes to more dynamic sequences that work towards a peak posture. What each class has in common is the aim to help you become aware of your breath and find a little more ease in your body than when you walked in.
Suitable for all 75/60 Minutes
One of our most traditional yogic classes at LANO. Classic is rooted in hatha yoga, focusing on breathing practices and relaxation as well as posture work (flow and static). A great all-round class to develop strength, flexibility and balance, with a strong focus on finding the correct alignment for your body in order to move through life with a greater sense of ease.
Strong and fast-paced, we recommend taking a few Flow classes first 75/90 Minutes
Expect to move dynamically through sun salutation style transitions, in between static yoga poses designed to build focus, strength and flexibility. Ashtanga Yoga is a set sequence of yoga poses and transitions. In these sessions, we take a modified approach to Ashtanga’s Primary Series. With emphasis on discipline and traditional aspects of yoga, this is a great foundational practice.
This class is a gentler approach to taking the body through its full range of movement, facilitating a greater sense of ease in day-to-day life off the mat. The postures are broken down so that they are accessible for all bodies to explore. This is a class that can be adapted to your own personal needs and requirements.
Suitable for all 75/60 Minutes
This is an unheated class that combines both practices of Yin and Restorative yoga. The postures will be held between 3-5 minutes with optional support of props like blocks, straps and bolsters. Slowing down in this class allows for us to work both muscular flexibility, and also deep into our fascia and connective tissue, creating ease in the body that is longer lasting! The perfect tonic to a busy everyday life.
Beginners & Basics
Suitable for all 75 Minutes
Open to all levels, whether you are exploring yoga for the first time or coming back after a break. Learn foundational aspects of yoga, including yoga postures, breathing exercises and mindfulness practices. Enjoy an hour to strengthen, stretch, energise and unwind, with a little extra time and guidance from our teachers.
Power is a dynamic and strong practice that is centred around building strength and stamina. You will explore continuous movement to increase cardiovascular strength as well as peak postures that could include inversions and arm balances. The heat is off but you can expect to get hot! This practice is not suitable for beginners or anyone working with injuries.
A movement practice that works the entire anatomy by using targeted breathwork, heightening and developing your proprioception (your inner GPS), uncovering and identifying body blinds spots, improving motor control and balance, stretching, strengthening and encouraging relaxation.
Our pregnancy classes are open to all pregnant bodies 12 weeks and beyond. The classes are designed to hold and support you and your body as you grow new life. We utilise yogic tools such as breathwork, postures and meditation to find moments of calm that can be taken through pregnancy, birthing and beyond.
Parent and Baby
Designed to support postnatal parents and babies. Each class will guide you through appropriate breathing practices and postures to support you post-birth. Expect exercises to mindfully rebuild core strength, relieve aches and tension and ancient yogic tools to help you remain centred. And a little baby yoga too! Feeding, changing and anything else you need is welcomed in this class. It’s open to parents post their six-week GP check and to pre-crawling babies.
Everyone and anyone can benefit from chair yoga. Just as with mat yoga, all aspects of yoga are covered in this class – conscious breathing, purposeful movement, mindful meditation can all be experienced from a chair. It is an adaptive yoga practice for strength, stamina, balance, flexibility and fun, using techniques to support mobility, independence, flexibility, coordination, muscle strength and bone mass.
The chair provides accessibility to all with modifications to allow people with every degree of fitness to participate, creating a level playing field minus the ego!
FIRST TIME AT LANO YOGA?
It can feel scary starting something new, but rest assured that we have all had the very same first class nerves! Here is some useful information to get you started.
- Firstly, it’s important to note you do not need to be flexible to practise yoga, here or anywhere! You might find it is a nice benefit, but not a prerequisite, so come just as you are!
- Please don’t stress, our friendly team are here to make sure you feel comfortable. Show up and we’ll take care of the rest.
- Arrive 15 minutes before the class start time. This will give you a chance to familiarise yourself with the space and meet your teacher beforehand.
- We suggest you have your last meal at least 2 hours before the class starts, to avoid indigestion or discomfort.
- If you are joining a hot class, make sure you wear breathable clothes as it gets hot and humid! Most students tend to wear shorts and t-shirt/vest.
- You will need a yoga mat and good-sized towel to cover it, especially if practising a hot class. We hire them both out if don’t have either.
- Changing rooms and showers are available at both studios. We also have accessible toilets at both studios.
- LANO Southsea has ground level, step-free access to the studio and changing facilities. LANO Chichester is on the 2nd floor with lift access.
- No under 16s permitted to any yoga class unless it is a designated children’s class. Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult on their first visit. After their first class, they are allowed to practise unaccompanied with written permission from their parent or guardian.