From the moment you step into the Cowshed, you’ll feel a wave of calm sweep over you. From dynamic and energetic to slow mindful flows, we offer a range of classes at the Cowshed to perfectly suit your ability and mood.
Our entrance area is as welcoming as always to brighten your spirit, relax your body and mind – but with a few important changes to make sure you are safe. You’ll need to bring your own equipment – we can no longer provide mats or props for you (you can buy them from us second hand from the Store section of your app).
You’ll immediately feel the energy from our engaging community. We warmly welcome everyone – from any generation and all abilities. While we can no longer hug you, our supportive environment remains the same, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the power of Vinyasa and slow yoga. Experience a deep physical and emotional shift as you discover your flow.
Nature surrounds the Cowshed. You’ll hear the rain gently drumming on the roof, watch the trees sway, feel the breeze, smell the earth. Please follow these new rules, that we have carefully and thoughtfully put in place to make sure you practise safely, and leave refreshed, rejuvenated and balanced.
Once your class is over, you will now exit through the large glass doors to the yoga deck and walk around to collect your belongings.
Please maintain physical distancing throughout – spots are marked in the studio and we ask that you keep your distance in common areas.
You will find Blessed Yoga at the Cowshed, Hatchers, Chichester Road, Sidlesham Common, PO20 7PY. Google Maps link HERE
Our signature practice is a strong, well-balanced, total body flow, suitable for all levels. Blending the benefits of Hatha, Power and Ashtanga yoga, Energise is designed to open up, strengthen and tone; you will use your breath and energy to work your whole body. leaving you refreshed, restored and ready for whatever the day holds.
A deep, slow class for all abilities. Focus on correcting, aligning and releasing areas of tension, while building flexibility and strength. Gradually unwind and soften to end with guided meditation.
If you’ve never tried Yin, you are missing out on bliss! This is a slow, restorative style of yoga, consisting of fewer poses, held passively on the floor for minutes at a time. Yin targets the deep tissues of the body – connective tissues, ligaments, joints, bones and fascia networks, rather than the muscles.
Supported by pillows, cushions and blankets, Yin yoga will completely relax and release you, leaving you rested, restored and ready for bed!
These restorative evening sequences will help you unwind and let go of your day. You will move your body slowly, mindfully, and purposefully with your breath. Each class will be centred around a theme that you will explore and can practise in your other classes.
Our Slow Flows are for all levels, giving beginners a chance to imbed postures in a real sequence and for experienced yogis to slow down, release tension in tight muscles, and challenge muscles in a different way to our power flows.
You will feel re-balanced, restored and ready for a restorative night’s sleep.
This is a closely led class, both for those who are new to yoga and for those looking to refresh their foundational knowledge.
Your Blessed teacher will take time to focus on key poses, with detailed demonstration, lots of explanation and simple sequencing.
Let a Blessed teacher guide you through a simple seated meditation. This is an opportunity to slow down and cultivate mindfulness. No prior experience required.
Expect stillness and opportunities to calm the mind.
This challenging hour of power will keep muscles strong, long and able to support you in ALL the sports you love.
It took our founder, Niki, years to overcome husband Tim’s scepticism of yoga but now he’s keen to pass on the massive difference it has made to his strength and flexibility.
This is no walk in the park, and is NOT FOR BEGINNERS. It requires commitment, focus and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone. You will sweat, you may fall over, you will probably curse Tim (!), but he will help you to build dynamic strength and range of motion without putting you into deeply contorted positions.
A high energy class interspersing cardio with yoga asanas. This class will suit those who want to test and build their fitness and strength; be prepared to work hard and reap the benefit of the calorie after-burn that rumbles on for hours after the class is over.
NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS
This class is adapted for the older body – perhaps you’re returning to yoga after an injury, starting to practise later in life, feel that your joints are stiffening up or perhaps you’re feeling key muscles are no longer as strong as they used to be – and need to be.
Either way, age is no barrier – if you’re feeling stiff in your fifties, or just beginning your yoga journey a little later in life, everyone is welcome!
The view over the fields with the sundeck in the summer and the wood-burning stove in the winter is a perfect escape from the hectic world outside.
I would always recommend a Blessed yoga class to anyone, especially someone trying yoga for the first time as it would be the most positive yoga experience you could have.