About

ABOUT OUR STUDIO

 

Pure Chill, located on the Sandbanks Road, Poole is a dedicated studio for Body & Mind practices, ideally located and not far from the beach!

It’s a beautifully finished studio, an ideal scene for your practice.

 

We offer studio space to instructors to run their classes from, specialising in classes for all Body & Mind such as Yoga, Pilates, Relaxation and Mindfulness.

To book studio sessions choose an instructor that you would like to practice with depending on your preferred style and session times, please contact them directly to book in. They can then tell you a lot more about the class, availability and any other session times that may be available coming up.

There are matts and blocks provided in the studio for your use, of course you are welcome to bring your own.

The studio is newly refurbished with white oak plank flooring, smooth white painted walls and ceiling, LED dimmable spotlights in the ceiling and front windows.

There is a wall mounted heating and air conditioning unit, the temperature can be set to a specific temperature for your class.

The right hand side wall is floor to ceiling mirrors to help with your postures during your class.

 

YOGA

There are many different forms of Yoga...

Hatha

It's all about basics in these slower moving classes that require you to hold the pose for a few breaths. It can be considered as a gentler form of yoga

However, the Sanskrit term “hatha” actually refers to any yoga that teaches physical postures. “It’s a practice of the body, a physical practice that balances these two energies. So, in reality, it is all hatha yoga,”

Best for: Beginners. Because of its slower pace, hatha is a great class if you’re just starting your yoga practice.

Vinyasa

Get your flow on in this dynamic practice that links movement and breath together in a dance-like way. In most classes, you won’t linger long in each pose and the pace can be quick, so be prepared for your heart rate to rise.

Best for: Intense exercisers might enjoy Vinyasa because of its faster pace. Athletes are also drawn to Vinyasa class because of the continuous movement.

Ashtanga

If you’re looking for a challenging yet orderly approach to yoga, try Ashtanga. Consisting of six series of specifically sequenced yoga poses, you’ll flow and breathe through each pose to build internal heat. The catch is that you’ll perform the same poses in the exact same order in each class. Some studios will have a teacher calling out the poses, while Mysore style classes (a subset of Ashtanga) require you to perform the series on your own. (But don’t worry – there will always be a teacher in the room to offer assistance if you need it.)

Best for: Type-A folks. If you’re a perfectionist, you’ll like Ashtanga’s routine and strict guidelines.

Bikram

Prepare to sweat: Bikram consists of a specific series of 26 poses and two breathing exercises practiced in a room heated to approximately 105 degrees and 40 percent humidity. All Bikram studios practice the same 90-minute sequence so you’ll know exactly what to do once you unroll your mat. Remember, the vigorous practice combined with the heat can make the class feel strenuous. If you’re new to Bikram, take it easy: Rest when you need to and be sure to hydrate beforehand.

Best for: Amateurs. Those who are newer to yoga might like Bikram because of its predictable sequence.

Hot Yoga

Hot yoga is similar to Bikram in that it’s practiced in a heated room. But teachers aren’t constrained by the 26-pose Bikram sequence. While the heat will make you feel like you can move deeper into some poses compared to a non-heated class, it can be easy to overstretch, so don’t push beyond your capacity.

Best for: Hardcore sweat lovers. If you love a tough workout that will leave you drenched, sign up for a beginner-friendly heated class.

Yin Yoga

If you want to calm and balance your body and mind, this is where you’ll find your zen. The opposite of a faster moving practice like Ashtanga, Yin yoga poses are held for several minutes at a time. This meditative practice is designed to target your deeper connective tissues and fascia, restoring length and elasticity. You’ll use props so your body can release into the posture instead of actively flexing or engaging the muscles. Like meditation, it may make you feel antsy at first, but stick with it for a few classes and its restorative powers might have you hooked.

Best for: People who need to stretch and unwind. Keep in mind, Yin yoga is not recommended for people who are super flexible (you might overdo it in some poses) or anyone who has a connective tissue disorder.

Restorative

While it may feel like you’re not doing much in a Restorative yoga class…that’s the point. The mellow, slow-moving practice with longer holds gives your body a chance tap into your parasympathetic nervous system, allowing you to experience deeper relaxation. You’ll also use a variety of props including blankets, bolsters and yoga blocks to fully support your body in each pose.

Best for: Everyone. In particular, it’s a good yoga practice for anyone who has a hard time slowing down, who has experienced insomnia or who struggles with anxiety. It’s also great for athletes on recovery days.

PILATES

 

MINDFULNESS

 

GALLERY

We offer studio space to instructors to run their classes from, specialising in classes for all Body & Mind such as Yoga, Pilates, Relaxation and Mindfulness.

To book studio sessions choose an instructor that you would like to practice with depending on your preferred style and session times, please contact them directly to book in.