Brought to the modern world by Pattabhi Jois, this method focuses on synchronizing the breathe with a series of postures. This class is not only fun but a great way of understanding where yoga started and to also see your own progression. Ashtanga means ‘eight limbed’ so come expecting to make yours work pretty damn hard. Combining dynamism, with synchronised breathing, this is physically demanding. You will tone, build core strength, increase circulation, and leave feeling purified, lighter and ready to take on the world.
Welcome! We all start somewhere… and this is the best place for you!
If you have been waiting to begin yoga practice to reap all the health benefits that yoga has to offer… NOW is the time! Our Beginners class is designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga.
Class is slower paced than an all level class and focused on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. Our classes follow a 4 week program with a different focus every week. Breaking down postures, sanskrit and everything else you need to know for a great yoga practice. The beginners class provides the structure to help a student be able to eventually enter into any class intelligently and safely.
The class is practiced in a warm room so bring a towel, some water and a form of ID with you.
Strength and Stretch.
Did you know that stretching your muscles actually makes them weaker? Which is why we recommend going to this class which combines fitness based training with familiar yoga poses. Works with a specific muscle group each month and compliments your regular yoga classes. Suitable for all.
Dharma is a graceful, yet challenging form of yoga. An emphasis on many heart opening and back bending postures.
Dharma yoga is a system of classical Hatha raja yoga. A devotional practice that emphasises good health, a clear mind and kind heart. A practice which leads you to finding out who you truly are.
Forrest yoga is a modern style of Hatha yoga created by Ana T Forrest. A class known for holding postures, emphasis on core work and standing series. The emphases is about connecting to ones feelings in order to release any physical or emotional tension in the body. Taught in a warm room the intense asana sequences are designed to help you develop the skills to awaken each of your senses.
Please could you bring a towel or mat to roll up as a prop.
The word hatha means forceful. This class refers to a set of physical postures and sequences designed to strengthen the body and open many channels in the body. Hatha also means sun and moon. Ha meaning sun and tha moon, balancing the femine and masculine aspects within all of us. This class brings your attention to your breath and a path towards creating balance of strength and flexibility.
We love this class! Designed to work your body and your mind. A series of asanas (postures) in a heated room. It’s a great cardiovascular workout whilst reducing the risk of injury, as the heat will help your muscles to relax. All levels are welcome.
Jivamukti Yoga Open Class
An Open class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include 14 points—asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings—in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher.
Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior
Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior classes are designed for busy people who only have an hour to practice. The class is fast paced and invigorating and is certainly a get in shape class. The structure is fixed, set sequence instructed in a vinyasa style. It is fully balanced which includes asana warm up, chanting, setting of intention, surya namaskar, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation and relaxation. The teacher focuses on keeping the pace moving. Since the asana sequence is always the same, a student will pick it up quite quickly after only a couple of classes. Anyone with a sense of adventure are welcome.
Meditation Dharma Class
A Yogi seeks balance through purification of the mind, intellect, subtle bodies and the physical body. Calm and rhythmic breathing is the first step towards a personal meditation practice. In meditation, one can find a state of pure consciousness and peace within. In one hour practice will be included, Pranayama or breathing exercises, Kriyas (the best of the purification techniques) short Asana practice, Yoga Nidra and Spiritual discourses will treat such essential topics as: Yama (the Universal Ethical Rules) and Niyama (Yogic Observances), the foundation of all practice.
Mysore style is named after the city of Mysore in India where Ashtanga yoga was first taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This is the traditional way to learn and practice ashtanga, and is also known as self-practice, as each student practices through at their own pace, with assistance and guidance from a teacher.
Mysore classes are sometimes likened to a ‘one-to-one in a group setting’, each student is taught the ashtanga series one posture at a time, at a level and pace specific to their experience, strength, and flexibility.
Through the Mysore method, each student learns and develops their own personal practice.
Relax and Restore
Treat yourself with our purely indulgent Sunday restorative class. This class is enjoyed in a heated, candle-lit studio with incense and gentle music, and suitable for students of all levels.
Most forms of yoga today are dynamic, active practices designed to work only half the body, the muscular half; the “yang” tissues. Yin yoga allows us to work the other half; the “yin” tissues of our ligaments, joints, deep fascial networks and even our bones.
Yin yoga practice is designed to restore our nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from body and mind. This class is based on mainly seated or lying down poses and we encourage the use of props to support you in postures. This is to allow for as little effort as possible while holding poses, in which we can remain anywhere from two to five minutes.
Relax & Restore through Yin practice, is yoga at it’s coolest, deepest, quietest, stillest moments.
Relax and Yin
It will reach into the depths of your body, engaging your connective tissue, ligaments, and bones, thanks to the length of time that the postures are held for. Unwind at the end of a tough week, watch your worries drift away, and centre your mind and body to leave feeling like you can overcome anything. A slow paced class where asanas are held for longer period of time.
Taught in a warm room and a great way to end your week
Rooted in the Ashtanga vinyasa yoga practice. This style of yoga was developed by Larry Schultz in San Fransisco during the 1980s. It is dynamic and fast paced flow of yoga. Classes are guided by Sanskrit names, the structure maintains that of Ashtanga VInyasas of a warm up, standing poses and ending with the traditional closing series. Using the art of modification students are encouraged to make their own interpretation of the traditional asana instead of getting stuck in the pose.
Yin Yang Yoga
Yin yoga was developed to penetrate deep into connective tissue expanding flexibility and aiding healing while stimulating the nadis or meridians to loosen energetic blockages and increase energy flow. Yang, the masculine principle: light, active, outward and upward moving, hot, extrospective.
Yin Yoga activity is slow, steady with a sense of core softness and surrender. Yang activity is mobile, builds to an apex before calming down and maintains a core strength that requires appropriate effort. The main difference between these styles of engagement is a matter of degree and more about how we practice determines whether we target the yin or yang tissues more directly or indirectly.