Classes at The Unity Centre
Our mission is to provide an inspirational and healing space for the whole community. To ensure that there is something for everyone we offer a varied, diverse and inclusive programme of classes.
About our Classes
Choose something to suit you
At Unity Lewes you will find a full range of styles of yoga:
Vinyasa, Hatha, Yoga Conditioning, Ashtanga, Unity Yoga, Slow Flow, Restorative, Yin.
There are also plenty of other movement, relaxation and wellness related classes:
Pilates, 5 Rhythms, Dance for Wellbeing, Belly Dance, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Feldenkrais, Meditation, Yoga Nidra
We also offer specialist classes such as:
Children’s Art, Children’s Drama, Children’s Yoga, Young Person’s Martial Arts, Teen Yoga, Mothers Circle, Pregnancy Yoga, Singing for Wellbeing, Art Therapy, Self-defence for Women, Men’s Only Yoga, Yoga for Children with Specific Needs, Yoga with a Difference.
Classes offered at the Unity Centre are either ‘In- House’ Unity Classes or ‘Guest Teacher’ classes
Our ‘In- House’ Unity classes can be booked and paid for in advance using the mind body booking system. All of these classes are offered on a drop in basis. These classes are also open on an unlimited basis to those on Unity membership packages. Members should still reserve their place for each specific classes through the mind body app or via this website.
To secure your place on ‘Guest Teacher’ classes and courses you will need to pay the teacher directly. These classes are not part of the unlimited class deal for Unity members. Most of theses classes are for specific groups such as children or pregnant women but some are courses and drop in classes for all.
We have designed our classes to meet the needs of everyone – no matter what your experience or ability – helping you to get the most out of every class.
A – Accessible
We have a range of accessible classes particularly suitable for those with limited movement and /or specific conditions.
B – Beginners
We offer some beginners courses and classes for those new to a particular form or practice.
O – Open Level
Most of our classes are open level. Our teachers are experienced in offering variations to suit your needs.
E – Experienced
Classes marked as Experienced may require some prior knowledge or be more physically challenging. Please ask for advice if you are not sure whether the class is suitable for you.
We offer many styles of yoga – each bringing a different emphasis, such as focusing on strict alignment of the body, coordination of breath and movement, holding the postures, or the flow from one posture to another. All of the styles share a common lineage. No style is better than another; it’s simply a matter of personal preference. More important than any style is the student-teacher relationship. We encourage you to try a few classes and decide which class works best for you.
Studio 1 – The Sycamore Room
Our beautiful high ceilinged main studio has space for 18 yoga mats. It is painted a rich berry colour and has plenty of natural light. The room benefits from underfloor heating, dimmable ceiling spots and beautiful Turkish chandeliers. There are shutters and curtains should a practice require a more privacy and subdued or candle lit lighting state.
The fully integrated sound system with ceiling mounted speakers allows music to fill the air and the triple glazed windows keep the noise of the outside world at bay so you can truly loose yourself in your practice.
Yoga mats, d-ring belts, blocks, bolsters, blankets and eye pillows all matching the colour scheme create a harmonious relaxing environment. The centrepiece of the room is a beautiful mandala by Mark Goldings.
The space is suitable for larger classes, for dance and events.
Studio 2 – The Silverbirch Room
Our second studio has feature arched windows and a view of a silverbirch tree; hence the name. It accommodates 8 yoga mats and is painted a calm, subtle green colour offering a more intimate space. The room benefits from under floor heating and dimmable lights and is fully kitted out with grey mats, bolsters, blocks, belts and eye pillows.
The room also has a butler sink and we provide trestle tables and benches for art or writing activities. This room is also used for multi bed clinics and chair massage.