Y O G A

DROP IN YOGA CLASSES

 

Yin Yang Yoga Fusion :: This class blends two approaches to yoga into one practice, bringing together the benefits of passively holding poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. We spend the first half of the class in a soft yet dynamic Hatha Yang Yoga sequence that aims to intentionally activate specific muscles, generate blood flow, build strength, stamina & flexibility. The second half of the class is spent in Yin postures, where the focus is on long holding asanas, marinating in stillness. In Yin, we work on on the deep, dense connective tissues and joints in the body, and turn our awareness inward to the subtleties of the body, breath and mind.

 

Vinyasa Flow + Restore :: A yang practice that is a whole mind-body movement. This flow invites us to slow down, feel more, think less and be here now. This class focuses on proper alignment for your individual body and weaves together elements of flow (movement with breath), pranayama, meditation and myofascial release using specially designed massage balls. As we flow slower, we gain more consciousness and a deeper understanding of what the asanas (poses) are doing for us. Physically they help train our balance, build strength and stimulate our muscles, joints and organs. By connecting our natural rhythm of the breath to the asanas it allows us to move more mindfully. Rather than using the body to get into the asanas we intend to use the asanas to go deeper into the body and mind.

Yin Yoga Restore :: This class combines the use of myofascial release (trigger point) techniques and Yin Yoga asanas. Myofascial Release is a technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore mobility. Students will be guided on how they can use massage balls to apply the appropriate amount of pressure to facilitate release of the fascia using their own body weight and movement.

 

Following the usage of the balls to release the tension in the targeted areas, the student will then be guided into Yin Yoga postures. Yin allows us to completely surrender to the present moment to help relax, release and restore both the body and mind. In this practice, we tend to hold the poses for 3-5 minutes which helps physically open beyond the superficial to go deeper into what is known as the Fascia – a web of connective tissue that wraps and supports our muscles and organs. When we hold the asanas for a longer time, connect with the breath and observe the sensations that arise, it allows us to gain a deeper understanding of the subtle energies and tensions that we hold physically, mentally and emotionally in our everyday life.

The Blend :: This class offers the perfect blend of Yoga and Pilates, with a focus on full body optimum functioning - strength and stability as well as flexibility and mobility. We will move through standing and seated yoga postures which will be woven together with pilates movements and principles. This course will increase your body awareness, support you in developing deep core strength and reconnect you to breath-centric movement. 

Hatha Flow :: These classes offer an invigorating practice giving your body all it needs to feel energised. We’ll explore balance within each sequence as we strengthen and activate, and then unwind. 

YOGA COURSES *pre-booking is required

Yoga for the Southern Man :: The course is specifically designed for Men who are wanting to focus on building strength, flexibility & focus. The combination of the Hatha Yang (active) practice and the Yin (passive) practice creates a balance that allows us to intentionally build muscle and also release and unwind tight tissues stored deeper in the body.

The Blend :: This course offers the perfect blend of Yoga and Pilates, with a focus on full body optimum functioning - strength and stability as well as flexibility and mobility. We will move through standing and seated yoga postures which will be woven together with pilates movements and principles. This course will increase your body awareness, support you in developing deep core strength and reconnect you to breath-centric movement. 

Movement for Seniors :: In this class, we will gently re-experience our bodies through integrating mindful movements based on both yoga and pilates exercises. First we will build a steady foundation, getting to know our bodies current capacity by doing simple, functional movements and stretching. Our focus area will be primarily our spine and hips. As we begin to unlock our body's potential we will add more strengthening and conditioning which will allow for a greater sense of ease and enjoyment in our bodies.

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