Classes

At Fierce Grace, we offer a unique yoga system for everyone, based on classical Hatha, Bikram and Ashtanga yoga styles. Michele Pernetta’s series of classes all apply the same core principles though each may have a different emphasis, duration or intensity. Fierce Grace will start by offering six of the various Fierce Grace classes – Fierce Grace, Deep Core, The Fix, Primal, IN and Stiff, Old & Broken. All of our classes are perfect for hot yoga beginners and advanced practitioners looking for complete wellbeing.

You can read more about the Fierce Grace system on the main Fierce Grace website

Fierce Grace

( 90 Minutes )
The main class in the FG system, a user-friendly but challenging general level class. Fluid but not a “flow” class, the class develops freedom of movement, breath and power. It works 100% of the body safely in an empowering way. Expect hip openers, deep twists, upper body, glute and core strength. FG is a combination of the best of Hatha, Power and Ashtanga yoga, sequenced with Interval timing and Slow movement. It balances your Fierce with your Grace. Performed to music it develops a sense of physical and mental freedom. Beginners work to their own level while more experienced can move into their deeper expression. The Fierce Grace class is central to the FG Method and the class they all originate from.

Key benefits:
  • Upper body, core and glute strength
  • Flexibility, grace and fluidity
  • Increased stamina
  • Breath and expansion
  • Deep expression of the self

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Primal

( 60 Minutes )
A foundational class for strength, flexibility, stamina and alignment. Awaken your primal instincts and get in prime condition. An evolution of the Fierce Grace Classic Class that is safe for newcomers whilst moving the avid FG-o-phile into new areas. Key foundation poses, a breath-led Warrior sequence, animal and natural functional movements, and groan inducing core and arm strengthening. The simplicity of the class is balanced by its power. A great foundation class suitable for newcomers and experienced alike. Get back your primitive, animal freedom.

Key benefits:
  • Skeletal alignment and joint strengthening
  • Full body strength
  • Stamina and endurance
  • Frees breath, body, mind and soul

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Deep Core

( 75 Minutes )
The deepest stretch out there. Suitable for beginners and advanced students alike, the class focusses mainly on the flexibility and alignment of our “true core” – the pelvis, hips, lower back and their supporting muscles. The class is predominantly floor based and is both motivating and relaxing. Foundation standing poses improve alignment and give freedom to drop any desire to “perform” while connecting us deeply with body and breath. The floor series favours longer slower holds to allow deep connective tissue releases, providing safe and lasting flexibility. This class develops awareness and sensitivity, which are keys to a successful yoga practice.

Key benefits:
  • Teaches pelvis and lower back alignment
  • Deep hip opening and leg stretching
  • Corrects alignment in foundation poses
  • Develops sensitivity, the foundation of a safe yoga practice
  • Spine traction and stabilisation
  • De-stresses body and mind

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The Fix

( 50 Minutes )
The condensed version of everything with some added surprises. The Fix blends elements of all the classes, including the key foundation poses, core strength upper body and ab conditioning and deep hip opening. A great maintenance class it whips you into shape faster than you can say ‘Namaste’. For the motivated person on a tight schedule, this is an effective no-frills yoga class combining cardiovascular sweat-inducing poses, strength, flexibility, body sculpting, and stress-release through breath and relaxation. Do it in your lunch hour or on your way home from work and your energy levels will soar. Thirty minutes standing, twenty minutes floor work to leave you revitalised and raring to go.

Key benefits:
  • Maintain your yoga practise when you are short on time/li>
  • Develops energy and cardiovascular fitness
  • Keeps you strong and flexible
  • Increases stamina, tones core and de-stresses

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IN

( 90 Minutes )
A deep, slow, yoga-physiotherapy class, based entirely on the floor. Improve joint mobility while gradually getting wound down, de-stressed and softened. In this class you will open your hips, spine, neck, shoulders and wrists carefully, deeply and softly. You will get flexible in slow holds, stronger in stationary core activators,and passively and actively open tight areas with the help of props. You will go from active poses to gradually getting wound down, de-stressed and softened. We end with a long guided relaxation/meditation. Retreat INward to re-connect, relax and restore your power and truth. “Yin” on steroids.

Key benefits:
  • RImprove joint mobility by releasing tightness and adhesions
  • Improve flexibility safely
  • Target problem areas with props
  • Relax mentally and physically by turning your attention inwards
  • Nourish the nervous system with breath and meditation

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S.O.B (Stiff, Old, Broken)

( 75 Minutes )
Feeling Stiff? Old? Or Broken? (Or simply Sluggish, Off-colour and a bit Beaten?) Our yoga-physio class for the injured, the stiff, unfit is a powerful tool in injury rehabilitation, as well as a foundational class for technique. The class has a cult following by fit and unfit alike for its focus on correct alignment in the key poses of the FG system, alongside exercises to strengthen core, lower back, hamstrings and sacrum areas. Safe, effective, scientifically-proven physiotherapy and yoga exercises bring stabilization to overly loose, weak or vulnerable areas, and flexibility to tight areas. Don’t be fooled by its name, you will feel challenged and worked whoever you are in a welcoming and no judgement atmosphere. The worst thing you can do with an injured area, is stop moving it.

Key benefits:
  • Learn how to work safely with injuries or problem areas
  • Learn modifications for the core poses
  • Return flexibility safely to tight, problem areas
  • A great introduction to yoga/li>