CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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HOT  YOGA: A 60-75 minute routine practiced in our professionally heated room. We use high-quality infrared panels to raise the temperature to 37-38 degrees. Practicing in the heat has many benefits. It is detoxifying, can help you increase your flexibility, lose weight, improve sleep, lower blood sugar levels and enhance your cardiovascular capacity.

ANUSARA YOGA: Developed by American yogi John Friend in 1997, Anusara seeks to use the physical practice of yoga to help students open their hearts, experience grace and let their inner goodness shine through. It is a hatha yoga system that unifies Universal Principles of Alignment with the philosophy that is optimised with a deep opening of the body, mind & heart. Anusara empowers you to skill fully align your inner body and outer body to awaken to your highest potential.

HATHA / VINYASA FLOW: “Vinyasa” is a Sanskrit term which means “to place in a specific or special way”. These classes offer progressive sequences that unfold with an inherent harmony and intelligence. They use a step-by-step approach that systematically and appropriately takes a student from one point and safely lands them at the next point. You will learn to cultivate an awareness that links each action to the next—one breath at a time. Vinyasa classes challenge you to explore your full potential in an uplifting and creative way. Come flow with us!

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GENTLE / HATHA YOGA: A unique opportunity to cultivate awareness of your body and gain a greater understanding of your breath. This is a therapeutic class that serves as a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga postures. You will leave class feeling longer, looser, as well as more rejuvenated and relaxed.

RESTORATIVE YOGA: This is an opportunity for students of all levels to develop a deeper understanding of the yoga postures and their alignment.This class typically includes light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. We practice fewer poses, and use props for support so we can completely relax and rest. Perfect for newcomers and those wishing to truly disconnect.

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YIN YOGA: Is a quiet practice suitable for students of all levels of experience. Many of the poses are seated, supine or prone and are held with muscles relaxed for several minutes. The Yin parts of our body are the parts that lie closest to our core, specifically the bones and connective tissue. There is a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go.

ROCKET’ VINYASA YOGA: Rocket Yoga, also known as ‘The Rocket’, is a style of yoga developed by Larry Schultz in San Francisco during the 1980s. Rocket Yoga is rooted in the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa. It is composed of poses from the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga, as well as key postures from the 3rd and 4th series.

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ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA: Is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915). This method of yoga involves synchronising the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. Start your week on a high :) by letting us guide you safely through this invigorating sequence.

Our ClassesYOGA FUSION/MIX UP: These classes are a dynamic mix of many yoga traditions, surprising us with an exciting variety of styles. Whether it is holding postures for extended periods or drawing from Yin, Anusara, Vinyasa or Iyengar influences you will always be challenged and uplifted by these inspired sequences!

STRALA YOGA: Is a movement system that helps people drop stress from their bodies and minds, unlocking each person’s limitless potential to be radiantly healthy, fit and happy.  The Yoga postures, rather than being  “held” statically for long periods, instead flow together in a soft relaxed & controlled style and are carried along by the natural flow of breath similar to a Thai Chi practice. It’s like watching yoga “underwater”!  This flowing movement, this breath and body-mind connection is designed to stimulate the body’s relaxation response, stimulating feelings of immense well-being and joy.

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THERAPEUTIC YOGA:  In this asana practice we use Iyengar Ropes & Chairs as well as other props to target and support different parts of the body as they open.  Students become more aware of their own physical asymmetries and therefore learn correct and safe alignment more intuitively. Performing asanas with the assistance of these yoga tools, not only helps students acquire strength and flexibility, it also allows them to attempt poses that may be more difficult to practice due to age, stiffness, injury or fear.

AERIAL YOGA: aero-mariaIn this class we use a special yoga swing to allow students to perform postures that they may not ordinarily be able to attempt on the yoga mat. It is often also referred to as “AntiGravity” yoga and combines traditional yoga with moves inspired by pilates, dance and acrobatics.

Aerial yoga is thought to be particularly beneficial for students who spend a long time sitting, or who have back pain, because it has a decompressing effect on the body. This is a fun and challenging class that will literally make you feel lighter and more free!

KIDS YOGA: Fun creative classes that incorporate a theme that links the whole class and which include asanas as well as music, chanting of mantras, drawing, dance, mindfulness, massage, brain gym exercises, and relaxation! Most importantly these classes cultivate a huge sense of joy, respect and love!

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YOPII BODYSCULPTING: This is a body sculpting class that helps you tone and lengthen your muscles. Body toning gives you the flexibility benefits of a yoga class as well as the body sculpting and toning benefits of a Pilates and Body Training session. A fun creative fusion class to keep you fit and happy!

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WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS: Join us on our monthly Yoga ‘Asana’ Intensives and Living Yoga Philosophy, Mindfulness Meditation Courses, Yin Workshops, a diverse range of possibilities to offer. Our idea and desire is to share with you not only the physical practice of Yoga but to offer an opportunity and a safe ‘space’ to immerse deeper into yourself and your spiritual journey. Enjoy a wonderful experience of yoga, meditation, the art of breathing, integrative nutrition, and wisdom. Retreat from daily activities, habits & behaviours to a sacred space allowing the body & mind to tune back into a natural rhythm of your being and the world.