FIERCE GRACE LEEDS
ABOUT FG - Fierce Grace is a new yoga system, and a new brand. They led the UK in the Hot Yoga revolution, by bringing Bikram Yoga to London in 1994. Now they bring practitioners the chance to achieve the ultimate blend of strength and flexibility for both body and mind. Based on classical hatha yoga, Bikram and Ashtanga yoga, and sequenced in ways that adhere to ancient yogic principles as well as the latest cutting-edge research on attaining optimum results in the minimum amount of time, Fierce Grace is a unique series of 6 different classes based on the same core poses and principles, each with a different emphasis, duration and intensity.
Designed to balance the male and female forces within the body, Fierce Grace meets strength with flexibility to promote health, emotional harmony and mental clarity. A combination of classical Hatha, Bikram and Ashtanga yoga, designed by Michele Pernetta the system (four types of class at RebeLs17 Studio - see below for a breakdown). The classes are conducted in a hot room (approximately 38 degrees) to allow optimum results in the minimum amount of time.
Claire Thompson trained under MIchelle in September 2015 and is the only studio in Leeds that offers the Fierce Grace system.
Fierce Grace (90 minutes)
Our user-friendly general level class. This class combines the central poses of Bikram, Hatha and Ashtanga with core strengthening, ‘super slow’ wisdom, body sculpting, breathing techniques and deep relaxation. With deep twists, groan inducing abdominal strengthening, hip openers, plus floor stretches to relax body and mind, this class develops your sense of adventure, experimentation and personal discovery. Performed to relaxing music to help you get out of your mind, it is eighty minutes with optional 10 minutes relaxation/meditation. Suitable for all levels.
Classic (90 minutes)
Our version of the traditional Bikram class with more alignment, hip opening, and upper body and core strengthening. There are 39 poses; 4 traditional Bikram poses have been removed (such as Rabbit Posture) and have been replaced by 18 postures (including Pigeon Posture). A user-friendly general level class; arms, abs and bum toners are combined with deep hip, shoulder, spine and leg stretches to build cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility and realign the musculoskeletal system. Based on 20 years experience, the additions to the well known Bikram system allow the student some freedom to explore, to move into some pose variations and have some fun. Suitable for all levels. Be prepared to work hard and sweat.
The Fix (50 mins)
Half the Classic class this is a supercharged 50 minutes to get you fitter faster. This 50 minute class whips you into shape faster than you can say Namaste. For the motivated person on a tight schedule, it is an effective no-frills yoga fitness class combining cardiovascular sweat inducing poses, strength, flexibility, body sculpting, and stress release through breath and relaxation. Thirty minutes standing, 20 minutes floor work.
Core (75 minutes)
Master the building blocks of a great practice. Suitable for beginners and advanced students alike, this is an instructional, deep class with lots of hands-on corrections designed to teach you how to use your body, resolve postural issues and injuries. An intense warm up prepares you for long, deep stretches to create lasting changes and open you on every level. Realign, resolve and release.