HATHA /HATHA FLOW
This practice emphasizes mindful breathing and simple yoga sequences with long holds and deep stretches. This all levels class is designed to create a smooth yoga sequence with the use of steady and fluid breathing. Appropriate for beginners or regular practitioners.
Considered a “moving meditation," Vinyasa (sometimes known as Vinyasa Flow, Flow or Power Yoga) promotes harmony and balance, grace and fluidity. Postures are sequenced so that you seamlessly transition from one asana into another. Every movement is initiated by and performed in perfect synchronicity to the rhythm of your own breath. Vinyasa honors the changing nature of things - we enter a posture, stay and leave. There is an opportunity to notice how we are moving, and what is moving us. As a result, Vinyasa promotes "flow state" consciousness where everything feels easeful and connected - what yogis refer to as “effortless effort.” The physical benefits of Vinyasa span across a cultivating a deeper sense of centeredness, extended endurance, building strength, increased cardiovascular activity, improved coordination and a better balanced body.
Our Yin Yoga combines the wisdom of traditional Hatha Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Taoist Five Element Meridian Theory and the Mindfulness Meditation practices of Tibetan Buddhism. It has immense health benefits and also compliments a more Yang oriented practice perfectly. Learn how to release the deep tissue/ fascial trains of the body and create increased fluidity, suppleness & flexibility, & nourished healthy joints.
YIN & YANG
The Yin & Yang Yoga course combines the beauty of different Yoga styles for you to benefit from the fluidity, strength and endurance building. This course is structured based on the holistic 5 Element system and complimented with mindfulness practices, so you will come away nourished and empowered for more ease in your daily life. You will be able to learn about nutrition, balancing activities and recommended postures for each element.
In prenatal yoga we establish together a community and safe outlet for you to share any concerns around pregnancy, birth, and the impending arrival of your baby. Prenatal yoga is specifically tailored to the needs of a pregnant woman's body, mind and emotions. It helps to relieve common pregnancy aches and pains, mental and emotional concerns, and prepares the body for delivery and postpartum recovery. We also incorporate pranayamas (breathing exercises), visualizations and meditations that can bring ease to sleepless nights, anxiety, the experience of birth and anything else you may be feeling before baby arrives. No pre- existing knowledge of yoga is necessary to attend a prenatal course. Physically, pre- natal yoga is known to facilitate the alleviation of: Tight hips Low-back pain Upper/mid-back pain Neck and shoulder discomfort or headaches SI issues Swelling in the hands and feet Acid re-flux Nausea
After birth, your mind and body needs time to rest and repair. Postnatal Yoga (aka Postpartum Yoga), can help with both. This form of yoga is a modified, low-intensity yoga practice with postures led by an instructor that has extensive knowledge about what giving birth does to a woman’s body. It focuses on recovery and restoration and can alleviate stress and depression after giving birth. Among the physical concerns for new mothers, there includes a weak pelvic floor from delivery, aching back, neck and shoulders from carrying and feeding baby, loss of endurance from the physical strain of labor, weak and stretched-out abdominal muscles, and fatigue from getting up to feed the newborn every few hours. Postnatal yoga addresses these issues through meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) and carefully designed asana practice that keep your healing body and new lifestyle in mind. Postpartum yoga offers the most benefits during the first three months after childbirth. You may start a few days to a few weeks after childbirth, depending on how your delivery went. No pre-existing knowledge of yoga is necessary to attend a postnatal course. " Some of the benefits of Postnatal yoga include: Strengthen and tighten abdominal and hip muscles Restore and nourish the internal organs Relieve back pain Strengthen and stretch the lower back Calm the nervous system Boost the immune system Increased energy Reduced muscle tension.
Through Kundalini Yoga, you will begin to not only become aware of the geometry of your body, but also see how this practice affects the energy, emotion, and motion in your body, quickly and efficiently. We all have “locks” in our body where energy is stuck and we are no longer in flow with our mind–body connection. The term "Kundalini" comes from the Sanskrit word "Kundal" which means "circular". According to the practitioner, the energy of the kundalini can be compared to a coiled snake which sits at the base of your spine, sleeping but ready to be awakened. Kundalini yoga is practiced to activate this energy, which allows it to move up your spine and through the chakras to create balance in your body. The practice is great for building stamina, strengthening the body, increasing lung capacity and helping people break unwanted habits and addictions.
In the traditional teachings of Qigong, students learn physical movements coordinated with breathing techniques. They practice sets of exercises until each movement or posture is perfected. Once they learn the form, the next step is to find the subtle flow or fluctuation of energy within the postures, movements, breathing patterns, and transitions. Qi is the Chinese word for ‘life or vital energy’ that flows through every living things. Gong translates as ‘work’ or ‘skill’ or ‘benefits acquired through perseverance and practice’. Together, the two words mean ‘skill or mastery of working with vital energy’ – this is the cultivating and accumulating of an abundant energy flow through practice.