At Urban Calm we teach Akhanda Yoga, a traditional and holistic approach, developed by Yogrishi Vishvketu in the foothills of the Himalayas. Akhanda Yoga is a complete and balanced practice, which includes asana, pranayama, relaxation, mantra and meditation, as well as discussions and literature on the yogic lifestyle and yoga philosophy. When practiced and understood holistically, yoga can bring harmony and balance to our lives, families and society.
We run classes for all ages including seniors, and for all levels, including beginner yoga classes.
This form of exercise can help with back and hip pain, anxiety, and sleep problems, and is excellent for pregnant women as a prenatal exercise. Yoga is very good for promoting relaxation and de-stressing, and has a benefit for all the joints in the body.
So if you need some gentle exercise, or a workout with an experienced yoga teacher, or if you want to experience meditation and mindfulness in order to find some peace and calm in your life, try Lucie Ormerod's yoga classes which are both online, live-streamed, and face-to-face. It's the ideal way to find some urban calm.
To book your first Urban Calm Akhanda Yoga appointment or for more information call Lucie Ormerod on 020 8883 9524 or 07895 615989.
Teen Yoga is taught in many schools across the UK as a beneficial, non-competitive way for every student to enjoy developing strength, stamina and flexibility whilst reducing tension, stress and anxiety.
Urban Calm’s Teen Yoga courses are designed and delivered by founder, Lucie Ormerod, an experienced teacher who has completed 60 hours’ specialist training with TeenYoga (UK) as well as a minimum of 200 hours’ general yoga training and has DBS clearance, first aid certification and insurance to teach yoga to young people.
Teen Yoga is taught at the studio in East Finchley as a mixed ability class, or Lucie can arrange 6, 8 or 10 week courses to be given on-site at local schools. These are tailored to the needs of students and the school timetable, and will include a range of postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, mindfulness and meditation, and yoga philosophy and psychology.
“Akhanda Yoga has been so much more than just doing the asanas in class, I love the holistic approach and have been inspired to learn more about meditation and mantra”
“Yoga is like time out space in the middle of the week to take you away from exam stress and everything. You can put things to one side for about an hour and it’s really helpful.”
Molly, Teen Yoga student.
"As a busy London GP looking after teenagers is always an interesting part of my remit. I recommend both yoga and pilates to teenagers and have seen anxiety and sleep issues helped by Yoga. As well as low mood and self esteem. The trick is getting them to commit…. That is often very dependent on the teacher. However, in the right hands I have seen teens empowered and start on the road to take ownership of their own health and wellness…. "
Dr Dermot O Flynn
M.B, Bch BAO, Lic Hom