By definition Yoga means “union with life”; it is a group of physical, mental and spiritual disciplines, originated in India. Through movement, meditation and breathing, Yoga brings a holistic approach to health, fitness and well-being. Yoga will tone the body, de-stress the mind and improve your overall quality of life.
A fluid and moving practice that challenges in a way that also nurtures, grounds and builds the body’s strength and flexibility. Vinyasa style builds internal heat and really opens up the body. Creative sequencing encourages the body to burn toxins, strengthen and tone muscles and uplift the spirit. While Vinyasa flow classes are generally physically demanding, teachers’ styles can vary greatly. Some classes can be slow-paced and focus on holding poses and fluid, graceful transitions; others can be more fast-paced and emphasise a vigorous aerobic workout.
Classes include deep stretching, balances, deep core strengthening, floor work and guided relaxation to release layers of tension and tightness. With a focus on correct postural alignment, each class brings creative sequencing and a dynamic flow of movements that are personalised to offer variations for each individual’s body and limits.
A powerful and dynamic style of Yoga in which a set series of postures are linked dynamically to the breath in a flow of movement. Postures are held for longer and are designed to bring strength, flexibility, and endurance to the body. Each class ends with “Savasana”, known as corpse pose, deep relaxation to fully assimilate the benefits of Yoga practice.
Yin Yoga at its core is a magical celebration of your body and all its idiosyncrasies. It involves you adopting certain ‘shapes’ and holding them for a considerable length of time, usually between 3 and 10 minutes. Through these long holds, you will ultimately learn how to sit with yourself in stillness. Anatomically, you will access tissue that your Yang Yoga practices don’t enable you to target. Energetically, you will visit the meridian lines or nadis – the invisible energy lines that run through the body.
You will be challenged, and you will be uncomfortable, but that’s the whole point. Every second that you remain in an uncomfortable situation you gain strength in dealing with discomfort. You will recognise the role that the mind plays in magnifying the experience and you will, with practice, become better able to minimise this role.
Using the best of Yoga mobilisations, myofascial release techniques and PNF stretching. These relaxing sessions help you build flexibility and strength at the same time as releasing joint tightness and muscle pain. Whatever your sport or work come to class and feel restored ready for the next challenge.