LornaYoga offers live in-Studio classes at Chepstow Yoga Space, and all regular classes are also streamed online via Zoom. All classes are available to purchase individually, or with a monthly LY Pass subscription giving choice of access to in-Studio classes (subject to availability) and Zoom classes, or Unlimited access to all, plus video recordings of all classes and additional exclusive pre-recorded video content - click the link for details.
My Flow Yoga classes, in Gentle, Slow & Dynamic forms, are tailored to suit a wide range of levels and abilities. Flow Yoga is a beautiful combination of many different styles of yoga that allows for freedom of expression from both teacher and student. It is a dance to the rhythm of your breath that synchronises all the parts of you, strengthening and sculpting the entire body mind, and removing areas of stress and tension.
Classes involve moving meditation, moments of contemplation and an invitation to explore yourself as you are in that moment. There is a strong focus on the power of the breath to calm and centre the mind, to get very present and to cultivate a felt sense of yourself as you really are - peaceful, joyful, expansive and full of potential.
GENTLE FLOW classes are the most gentle flow yoga classes that I offer. The focus within these classes will be the breath to encourage a state of presence and we'll use the postures to ground and open the body. There will be a mixture of seated, standing and restorative postures with plenty of space for rest.
This class is suitable for all and can be booked individually or as part of the LY Pass.
SLOW FLOW classes might feature less movement than Dynamic, but potentially some longer holds. We will concentrate on basic postures, but also challenge ourselves to progress and grow. As with all classes, the students in the room and via Zoom will somewhat inform the content.
This class is suitable for all, with no previous experience necessary, and can be booked individually or as part of the LY Pass.
DYNAMIC FLOW classes will feature strong sequences and sometimes quicker movement, with an exploration of more advanced postures.
This class is strong and is recommended for yogis with previous experience and / or a reasonable level of fitness, and can be booked individually or as part of the LY Pass.
My name is Lorna Kennedy and I passionately believe in the transformational power of yoga as I have experienced first hand it's life changing effects.
My intention as a teacher is to help you connect with your natural state. The postures are tools that allow us to dig into the tension, to explore what's underneath and to begin to let go of that constant need to grip. We use the breath to get present, to focus our attention, to coalesce the fragmented pieces of ourselves so that in our wholeness, we can turn towards our fears, embrace our shadow self and ultimately move towards a higher state of consciousness.
I ask students to explore embodying the practice of yoga, so moving from the muscles, the skin, the bones and the internal organs. I invite them to become familiar with their bodies, to create space within the framework, cultivating an awareness of alignment, and inevitably ensuring a stronger, more flexible, more open, body & mind.
My wish is for my students to move from the inner body, to step down from the head into the space of the heart, for them to experience pure scintillating awareness and to discover and connect to the inner joy that is our natural state.
2008 – Hatha Teacher Training with FRYOG run by Swami Satvikananda - 200 Hours
2010 – Ashtanga Teacher Training Immersion in Crete with Kristina Karitinou - 100 Hours
2014 – Anusara Teacher Training Immersion in Paros with Tara Judelle
2014 – Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology Online Course with Amy Matthews
2016 – Embodied Flow Advanced Training - Body - with Tara Judelle & Scott Lyons - 100 Hours
2017 - Embodied Flow Advanced Training - Expression - Tara Judelle & Scott Lyons - 100 Hours
2018 - Embodied Flow Advanced Training - Mind - with Tara Judelle & Scott Lyons - 100 Hours
2021 - Trauma Informed Yoga & Movement L1 with Barefoot Body Training