YOGA CLASSES

 

HATHA FLOW  This class incorporates the practice of Pranayama or Breathing technique, to center oneself, and be present with ones own mind and body.  The instructor will guide you through a sequence, consisting of Traditional Surya Namaskar, along with standing and seated Asanas.  This repetitive slow flow, and length of time held in each Asana, enhances a meditative focus to the connection of movement within the body, and to ones own breath; ultimately, creating a unified state of Presence. Suitable for all levels.

STRALA INSPIRED HATHA  Strala translates from Swedish as ‘to radiate light’.  Strala Yoga encourages pure softness and ease, as you flow through each and every Asana, resulting in a practice of movement meditation. Hatha Vinyasa is a Yoga practice igniting Presence with, and Grounding of oneself, through connecting the Breath, Body, and Mind. Ha- translates to Sun, and tha translates to Moon, representing our Yang & Yin energies.  The word Hatha in Sanskrit means ‘willful’, relaying to the willingness to practice.  Vinyasa is understood as the sequence between Asanas or postures. In this practice you will consciously strengthen the body, release any tension, and renew all that you are.  Uniting with the breathe through presence, the body through movement, and the mind through stillness.  Suitable for all levels.

POWER YOGA  A heated dynamic flow incorporating an engaging core-breath, while connecting to each Asana, to warm & detoxify the entire body.  A practice focused on building core strength & encouraging alignment within each posture; concluding in a guided Savanasana, to release & receive the benefits of the practice.    Intermediate level.

YOGA FITNESS  In this class you with focus on building strength, endurance, and flexibility.  The instructor with guide you through exercises, as well as a sequenced asana practice.

YIN AND YANG YOGA  This class is designed to bring some balance back into your body and mind, through asana and breath.  With the first half of the class consistent of a Yang or an active sequence, to warm up the muscles and lubricate the joints; while the second half of the class incorporates Yin postures for deep stretches and openings, to release, renew, and restore. Suitable for all levels.

YOGA THERAPY : NECK AND BACK CARE  This restorative yoga practice is especially designed to release tensions from the neck, back, and hips, while also gently strengthening the spinal muscles to prevent and treat ailments like bulging disks, scoliosis and lordosis. Suitable for all levels.

THERAPEUTIC YOGA Therapeutic Yoga involves employing a variety of yoga practices to try to improve a health condition, chronic pain or even to ease and heal past traumas stored in your body. It is a blend of restorative yoga, gentle yoga, breath work, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that makes it an excellent choice for those who need a gentle yet effective practice for bringing the body into balance and deeper stretch. These elements are integrated into a sequence that is also  suitable for people who are beginning to study yoga, recovering from an injury, or anyone who feels they are just too tight to stretch. Suitable for all levels.

YIN YOGA Yin Yoga invites you to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia.  Yin is yoga at its coolest, deepest, quietest, stillest moments.  This class will have you on the floor most of the time, using as many props as needed to create as little effort while holding poses. Poses are held for 3-7 minutes, allowing joints and fascia to release.  This class will complement your more active Yoga practice, and will open, and release areas in need of more stretching. Suitable for all levels - 18+ years of age.

CHAKRA YOGA In this class you will learn about the Chakra system in your bodies. When the energy in these centers is balanced and flowing freely, you feel ease, peace, and joy— but when energy in a chakra becomes blocked, it can trigger fear, anxiety, exhaustion, regret, and other emotions that can make transitions trickier. You will go over meditations, poses and sequences that allow you to tune in to and open up a chosen themed Chakra to establish your most vibrant and balanced mind! Each session will bring focus on a different Chakra as you learn to self diagnose and interact with like minded people. Suitable for all levels.

RESTORATIVE YOGA Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic, gentle, and slow practice that uses many props (blankets, pillows, eye bags, blocks, belts, etc.) to bring you to a profound state of tranquility and relaxation- to a place where you can hear yourself again. It’s easier for most of us to run and sweat than sit quietly still. Restorative Yoga is nap time for adults. In a world of chronic stress and speed we need to balance this energy through the art of slowing down. It invites us to surrender, calms the mind, and heals the body faster especially after surgery or during illness. You will activate your parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, recovery, repair, and deep healing. All poses are comfortable and passive with hardly any movement. With props and stillness the tension in your body is slowly released enhancing your mood and reconnecting yourself with back to your original nature: Peace. Suitable for all levels.

SWING YOGA  Swing Yoga, or Aerial Yoga is a practice on ‘Gravotonics’ Swings (a single swing with support straps on either side).  The class consists of Traditional Yoga Postures, on the Earth, and in the Air.  Swing Yoga can be a more powerful practice, resulting in weight loss, strength, and flexibility, as well as, a Therapeutic practice where the swing is used as an aid for those with joint or muscle pains, encouraging strength and flexibility to build overtime, without aches, and pains.  Inversions on the swing create space between the vertebrae, within the spine, allowing a sense of release, and decompression, with the assist of Gravity.  Swing Yoga is accessible for all levels from beginner to advanced.  

GENTLE FLOW YOGA  This class is aimed towards those that are New to Yoga, and suitable for Prenatal.  You will learn the basics of Yoga through Breath and Posture, while being fully supported throughout the class.  Moving with ease, rhythm, and connection, this is a gentle class designed to ease the aches and pains of those new to the practice and mommies-to-be in a nurturing, and supportive environment.  This class will focus on special breathing techniques, and opening the hips, preparing the body for labor and post-partum recovery, as well as maintaining flexibility, and muscle strength.  Suitable for all levels; if pregnant we request you have a clearance note from your GP/Obstetrician, which you will need to bring to your first class.

POSTNATAL YOGA  This class will help you recover from birth more harmoniously, release the pains you might be experiencing, and get back in touch with your vital energy, your core strength and inner balance.  Postnatal Yoga is also an opportunity to meet other women from a variety of backgrounds, and birth experiences, to unite, and share with one another. Before starting our post-natal classes, you will need a clearance note from your GP/Obstetrician which you will need to bring to your first class.

KIDS YOGA (AGES 4-8)  Each class will relate to a particular theme or journey; such as understanding an emotion or an adventure to a destination, creating an engaging atmosphere of Understanding, Imagination, and Exploration; while incorporating play, laughter, and freedom of movement throughout the body.

MUMMY + BABY YOGA  Regain strength, flexibility and stamina as you bond with your baby in a supportive and welcoming environment. Tone and lengthen your muscles, strengthen your posture, relax and rejuvenate, relieve tension in the upper body, and safely rebuild core strength. Enjoy special time with your baby, either holding your baby in your arms, leaning against your leg, on your front, sitting in your lap or resting on a blanket. Please bring a blanket for your baby to sit on and a few favourite toys. Special time is made for babies to enjoy their own yoga and bond with mom through touch, movement and massage. This class is designed for infants 6 weeks – beginning to crawl