In Vinyasa Flow Yoga, movement and breath are synchronised to create a flowing practice. The asanas (postures) are linked together in a way that makes sense physically, and creates a moving meditation, where the body becomes strong and flexible, while the mind becomes focused and calm. The pace of the flow can vary, as you are guided into and out of postures with fluidity and attention to alignment, with each teacher bringing their own unique expertise, experience and creativity to the classes.
Based on traditional principles of yoga, Himalayan Hatha Yoga is founded and taught by Yogi Ashokananda. A strong, yet supportive form of yoga, working through the entire body, cleansing and revitalising through special sequencing with a combination of subtle body exercise. Yogi’s teaching style manages to instil a sense of discipline in the mind and body without stress. His expertise and caring attitude towards his students provides a supportive environment where you can develop your practice at your own pace.
Yin yoga increases mobility and flexibility in the body and ultimately leads to deeper relaxation and a better yang practice. Life requires balance and so does yoga. If you are only doing the “yang” styles of yoga (the active muscular forms), it is time to discover the “yin” style of yoga that works on the deep tissues and energy systems of the body. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to dynamic yang yoga practises that emphasize internal heat and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles.
Beginner classes are perfect for those who are brand new to yoga, or anyone looking to go back to the foundations of a flowing yoga practice. The classes offer an introduction to some of the fundamental yoga postures, and focus on healthy alignment as well as how to establish a deeper awareness of your breathing.
Unravel and unwind from your week with a gently flowing vinyasa yoga class in soft glowing candlelight. Delicious flow sequences are designed to release, open up, twist out and create space in your body, connecting you back to your breath with each movement. This is the ultimate way to unwind and get ready for your weekend.
Take things up a notch with Power Flow, a more challenging vinyasa practise. Dynamic in nature, Power Flow incorporates strengthening exercises and more challenging postures to improve stamina, get the heart racing and sweat dripping. Strong and rewarding in equal measures, you’ll leave feeling energised, exhilarated and ready to take on whatever life throws at you off the mat. Each of our teachers brings their own unique expertise and experience to the class.
This class is based on the teaching and practice of the renowned yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra. The essential qualities of Dharma’s teachings are imparted to the students through the Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa, a flowing sequence which is both physically and mentally challenging. The practitioner develops strength through a series of balancing poses, twists, backbends and inversions, enabling prana - the vital life force to flow freely through the spinal column and emanate deep into all areas of the physical, metabolic, intuitive and bliss bodies.
Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang is a class that balances the traditional asana based yoga practise with the newly developed Yin practice, done usually in the second half of the class. Yang is the masculine principle; active, outward and upward moving. Yang practise develops muscular strength, stamina, and flexibility. Yin is the feminine principle; passive and introspective. Yin yoga helps to release connective tissue, expanding flexibility and aiding healing while stimulating the nadis or meridians to loosen energetic blockages and increase energy flow.
Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga
An inclusive class for those wanting to explore more subtle movement modalities or those perhaps experiencing fatigue. Each class will vary but will entail somatic movements, classical yoga postures with biomechanical awareness, classical/contemporary yin postures, restorative yoga, mindfulness and pranayama. A wonderful opportunity to explore movement but yet be gentle with ourselves, developing our posture, breath and mindful attention.
Traditional poses and sequences are often rethought to incorporate ‘juicy’ movements that feel good within the body. Postures are felt from within, transitions from one to the next being just as important as the poses themselves. Mindful Flow is about moving in a way that feels good, with time and space given to exploring suggestions and alternatives and to get individually creative on the mat. Prepare to really tune in to how your body feels through mindful movement, awareness and breath.
Mandala Vinyasa Flow
Mandala means circle, and is derived from the root manda, meaning essence and la, meaning container; therefore, a mandala is a container of essence. A creative and effective wave sequence will help you to connect with the element of earth, water, fire and air, so that you can feel great, relaxed and full of soul boosting energy. The circular wave sequences of yoga poses will help you to feel grounded and free of tension so that this healing power can improve your immune system, helping with anxiety, depression and stress-relief.
This hour of yoga is all about you! It is an opportunity to check in on how you are doing, to loosen your body, to relieve tensions and aches and get your energy flowing. This class is a wonderful practice of self-care. It is less about being bendy and strong, and more about giving the body and mind a chance to open up and strengthen in a safe, caring way. The class will be a mixture of slow and simple postures, gentle fluid movement, breath work and easy meditation.
Through yoga exercises, postures and deep breathing techniques specific to pregnancy, these classes help mothers-to-be relax and work with the changes in their body and emotions, as the body prepares for birth. Regular prenatal yoga practice helps to promote the healthiest and most peaceful pregnancy possible. Prenatal yoga practice can also help ease morning sickness, alleviate edema and prevent varicose veins. This class ends with an extra long relaxation period.