SUP Yoga Portsmouth

SUP Yoga at The Portsmouth Watersports Centre Times for sessions on event days: 9.00am -10.30am 11.30am -13.00pm 16.00pm – 17.30pm 18.00 – 19.30pm May 16th June 20th July 18th August 8th September 5th The 1.5 hr session includes a paddle out in Langstone harbour and a fun SUP yoga class delivered by Emma from Ocean Flow Fitness. Please contact the Portsmouth watersports centre to book your place on a class. Boards and wetsuits are provided.  Read More →

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Booking now open for the Sunday Yin yoga sessions! Places are limited so please book in advance. Below are the full dates for the Sunday sessions for the whole of 2019. To book on to either the 10.30 am- 12, or 5 – 6.30pm: £12, The Hayling Golf Club, please contact Emma oceanflowfitness@gmail.com for info and bookings.Read More →

Alpine flow yoga retreat

Alpine Flow Yoga Retreat Dates 2019 Alpine Flow Yoga Retreat Saint Jean D’Alpes, The Alps, France 6th – 9th June 13th – 16th June 29th – 1st August and September This 4 day break will cost you £496, which is inclusive of all yoga classes and equipment (1x morning and 1 x evening practice. 6 in total), a SUP yoga experience on Lake Geneva, a guided hike, an intro to meditation, mindfulness activities, accommodation in a twin room with ensuite for 3 nights and 4 days, 3 x vegetarian meals a day and all drinks (including tea/coffee/wine/beer), morning super smoothie pre-practice, airport transfers, local transfers,Read More →

Ocean Flow Fitness offers a specialist manual therapy package integrating the best knowledge from both Western and Eastern sciences. The Myofascial release therapy combines Sports Massage with yoga therapy and fascial release techniques; fascia is the often overlooked web of connective tissue that envelops every muscle, ligament, tendon and bone in the body and Myo stands for muscle. Both the more pliable muscles and the tougher plastic tissues such as the fascia can hold tensions and adhesions as well as emotional traumas. It is therefore important to work through both physical and energetic blockages in both types of tissue for a holistic therapy with longRead More →

8 best YouTube videos for body and mind 2018

Ocean Flow Fitness YouTube favourites from 2018 2018 saw the rise of multi disciplinary coaches and teachers offering a more integral, personalised approach to your health, fitness and wellbeing. The year in which we had more online apps and wrist worn trackers than ever to help monitor our food and fitness journeys, with a whole wealth of virtual studios and resources offering everything from workouts to meditation.   The year of interval training and booty building, mobility madness and animal movement, a love of all things mindfulness, the explosion of the fitness festival, the increasing international popularity and spread of yoga, the year of the vegan,Read More →

Yin yoga for post surf

Post surf Yin yoga routine for a deeper stretch out As a surfer you may be drawn instinctively to stronger yoga practices full of chaturangas, challenging core exercises and focus testing arm balances. And whilst there’s no denying the merit of such practices for improving your surfing, it’s also important to remember the post surf aftercare to release your hardworked muscles and joints. Cue Yin yoga; a style of yoga that uses long held static poses with the idea being that you release not only tight muscles, but also the whole web of connective tissue that wraps around every muscle and bone in our bodies.Read More →

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Flowing river meditation Breath consciousness, 2nd chakra, letting go of worries, nature visualisation, water element, accepting the flow of life/going with the flow, the senses. Start in a comfortable seated or lying down position, closing your eyes and settling into your breath. Notice the gentle inward and outward flow of your breath as it enters and leaves your body. Notice how your chest and your abdomen gently rise and fall as your breath flows through you. Now imagine that you can see a river in front of you…slowly walk towards the river until you’re standing on the bank of the river, at the river’s edge.Read More →

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Chandra namaskar/Moon salutations A wonderful alternative to Sun Salutations, this slightly lesser known yoga sequence has a more grounding effect than its sun counterpart making it great for an evening practice. Working a lot with hip openers, which helps free built up emotional tension that is said to be stored in this area, this series of asanas is also great for toning the legs and glutes. This tutorial takes the first one slowly and then invites you to practice 2 more guided rounds in time with the flow of your breath. Don’t worry too much about your breath pattern, just let if flow freely withRead More →

Pigeon pose on a terrace in Goa

Multi level yoga flow using Sun salutations to build heat and then working with Pigeon pose as a base pose from which to explore other hip opening poses, twists and backbends. Please note that if you’re not yet using Pigeon in your practice that you can swap this part of the practice for Figure of four pose and then rejoin the flow in Downdog after Pigeon. Alternative poses offered for beginners, this is a full yoga practice and great cardio work-out and strength builder that is also suitable for intermediate/advanced practitioners. A great way to stop your hips from seizing up due to hours ofRead More →