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Yoga for your Ayurvedic body type - Vata

37 mins

In this class Nanna Coppens guides you through a session specifically designed for anyone who has a vata ayurvedic body type. This class is also perfect for anyone (regardless of your normal body type) who may feel a little "vata" today (unbalanced, stressed or anxious).

De-stress and relax with this calming and nurturing class dedicated to balancing  the vata personality.

A vata type is outgoing, friendly and creative, yet when he or she is not in balance they can be stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Physical symptoms of an out of balance vata person are visible as conditions such as insomnia, joint pain and brain fog.

In this class we are going to reduce your vata imbalance and instead, help create a calm, grounded state of mind and body. Be prepared to feel totally nurtured, relaxed and stress free! The class will include the following:

  • gentle activations - scooping the shoulders, the spinal wave and the forward bend with squat
  • the Earth sequence with a vata focused modification
  • the mudra (hand gesture) known as 'the Gesture of Solitude'
  • the sitting spinal twist - performed in two stages, simple and advanced - which is energetically 'held in place' with a mudra called 'the mudra of centering'
  • finally you are invited to lie down and relax as Nanna guides you through a calming version of the Deep Yogic Breath.


Are you vata, pitta or kapha? Do the ayurvedic questionnaire below to discover your ayurvedic body type.


Introduction to Ayurveda

An introduction to "Yoga for your Ayurvedic body type"
There are three main Ayurvedic body types: vata, pitta and kapha.  All of us exhibit a primary dosha yet throughout the day, year and life time we experience a combination of all three. Throughout the three sessions, Nanna will guide you through the  three doshas dedicated to the three different body types and explain how all of us need to rediscover balance, health and happiness.




Yoga for your Ayurvedic body type - Pitta 
 In this session, designed specifically for anyone who has a pitta Auyvedic body type, Nanna Coppens will guide you through movements and postures that will bring all you dynamic achievers into the present.  For a moment forget all those things on your 'to do' list, let go of all stress and join Nanna.


Yoga for your Ayurvedic body type - Kapha 
Let’s get you moving! A kapha personality type is grounded, loyal, steady, compassionate and reliable. Out of balance they tend to like food (a little too much!) – and (hence) may be slightly over weight, insecure and  lacking in motivation - (and maybe even a a teeny weeny bit on the lazy side! ). If you are exhibiting kapha symptoms then use this class to mobilise your circulation and lymphatic system as well as mobilising your desire to achieve anything in life! This class will be sure to ignite your energy levels and you will have a lot of fun!

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Members' comments:

15 Dec, 2023
Yoga with L's picture
Yoga with L
Thank you Nanna, I always feel so relaxed after this class :)
12 Oct, 2023
KathyField's picture
I returned to this class this morning after a few days of feeling anxious and overwhelmed - ah yes it’s autumn time and my vata definitely a little unbalanced! Perfect way to slow down and bring myself back towards the earth with these soothing practices. I’m filled with calm energy now - thank you so much for your lovely teaching style too!
31 Jan, 2023
TanjaSharpe's picture
Nanna thank you! This was such a lovely and relaxing practice..
8 Nov, 2022
Yoga with L's picture
Yoga with L
Thank you Nanna, this was a beautifully guided sequence that was very relaxing and nurturing. Lian Gates :)
19 Aug, 2021
MartinR's picture
Very settled now ... thank you.
31 Mar, 2021
Angela's picture
Perfect class particularly after the Ayurveda Zoom session tonight. What treasure! Thanks Nanna. x
7 Jun, 2020
Suzanne T's picture
Suzanne T
Very enjoyable. Wonderful feeling of vitality afterwards.
27 Mar, 2020
Margaret Ford's picture
Margaret Ford
Thank you Nanna for a beautiful calming class. With Gratitude and love.
28 Dec, 2019's picture
Wat een prachtige les heb ik vata class..... Zo in lijn met de fybromyalgie waar ik mee behept ben.... Daarnaast mijn voeding ook voor vata uit balans .... Mooi Nanna hoe je op een manier les geeft, waar ik pure warmte ervaar confortable en zacht... Mooi...dank je wel..... Je bent een voorbeeld voor mij....
27 Sep, 2018
Danny Verhelst's picture
Danny Verhelst
What a lovely class. I always seem to forget I am quite Vata & what is then needed. This really fits...
21 Sep, 2017
Anouschka-DruTeam's picture
It's not often I feel Vata (being a bit more on the Pitta side myself), but I've really enjoyed this class - and I agree with all the comments below - it helps us to feel calm, grounded and stable. Thank you.
14 Sep, 2017's picture
I have done this class several times and it is a firm favourite. Such a beautiful sense of peace and calm at the end of it. Exactly what i needed to start my day. Thank you. :)
24 Oct, 2016
LinzMac's picture
Such a beautiful and calming class Nanna thank you....very relaxed now.:)
27 Jul, 2016
donnameyer's picture
Thank you Nanna. I really enjoyed your class. It was just what I needed right now. You have a rare and beautiful gift.
16 Jul, 2016
joyousjulie's picture
Thank you Nana. Bringing awareness to earthing, grounding, and moving from a still place....always useful for me to reconnect. Followed this with Jane's meditation lovely way to start my day.
23 May, 2016
kathdru68's picture
Mind too active couldn't sleep. Did this vata sequence feel calmer. Thank you and thank you for the mudras. Really calming affect. xx
28 Apr, 2016
juliescarff's picture
A beautiful sequence Nanna and I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel calm and grounded. Your comments about vata constitution describe me perfectly, never realised I am so vata!! I will be doing this very frequently now.
5 Apr, 2016
k forster's picture
k forster
Wonderful. Just what I needed to get back on track. Thank you Nanna
27 Mar, 2016's picture
Nanna. Marvellous new insights on earth sequence. Loved mudras. Where can I find mudra of centering. Thank you. Tilly
26 Feb, 2016
Jo's picture
Thank you Nana, amazing relaxation. Cpd on mudras would be lovely xx
16 Feb, 2016
Jean Nelson's picture
Jean Nelson
A great session Nanna. Just what I needed right now :)
3 Feb, 2016
OlgaD's picture
So beautiful. Thank you Nana. Looking forward to the Pitta class, it is super hot here in Australia :).
2 Feb, 2016's picture
Just what I needed to Nanna....heading into my day now calmly and at a good pace. My stomach was knotted and is thankful.
31 Jan, 2016's picture
Lovely,lovely lovely Nanna thank you very calming and nurturing on a grey sunday afternoon - feeling very relaxed.
31 Jan, 2016
MartinR's picture
Just what I needed... Thank you Nanna


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