Brought to the modern world by Pattabhi Jois. This method focuses on synchronizing the breath with a series of postures. It’s dynamic and physically demanding. Ashtanga means eight limbed and refers to the eight-fold path of yoga as outlined by the sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. To perform the asana correctly in Ashtanga yoga one must incorporate the use of vinyasa. Vinyasa means breathing and movement system. For each breath there is one movement. The synchronised breathing and movement helps improved blood circulation and joint pain and removes toxins and disease from the internal organs. Through the use of vinyasa the body becomes healthy, light and strong.
The Beginners classes follows a 4-week cycle with a different focus every week. Each class is designed on breaking down postures, focusing on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. The Beginners class provides the structure to help students to be able to enter into any class intelligently and safely.
The 4-week cycle is running continuously so it doesn’t matter if you miss a week. A welcoming introduction to the yoga practice.
Dharma yoga is a style of yoga that blends techniques from Hatha yoga and numerous other styles with traditional yogic philosophy and meditation. Dharma yoga was developed by yogi master Sri Dharma Mittra, a student of Yogi Gupta; he is the founder of the Dharma Yoga Centre in New York.
Dharma yoga includes a progressive series of vinyasa sequences designed to allow the free flow of prana energy up and down the spine and throughout the physical body and mind. Dharma is a graceful but challenging form of yoga. An emphasis on many back bending postures but many postures include stretching, twists, balancing poses, and some inversions.
Dynamic Hot yoga
Expect to work hard in a meditative process whilst developing your physical practice. You will be encouraged to stretch beyond your own limitations… physically, mentally and emotionally. The room is heated to allow you to work deeper into your postures. There’s music and hands on assistant throughout the class.
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 one’s 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. As part of the practice please bring a rolled up towel with you or a mat to be used as a prop for the practice. A class open to all levels
Many forms of Yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical postures with a goal of bringing about a healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. The word Hatha means forceful and traditionally ha means sun and tha moon, balancing the feminine and masculine aspects within us all. Hatha Fusion where can be a mixture of static poses with an element of vinyasa designed to strengthen the body and bring awareness to your breath by creating a path towards a balanced practice.
Our Hot Yoga classes are designed to make you increase strength and flexibility while working under the conditions of a heated room which gets warmed up to 40 degrees. It’s not an intense heat we have at the studio but rather it’s a heat you can work with that penetrates the body beneath the skin. The heat allows you to work more deeply into the muscles without over stretching. Each Hot Yoga classes are taught by experienced teachers who will guide you through the practice safely while giving modifications to suit whatever level you are working at. Hot Yoga is a good introduction if you are new to yoga and is an inviting space for anyone who is curious about the practice.
Be prepared to sweat so stay hydrated before attending the class.
Hot Power Yoga
A dynamic & intense style of yoga, that beautifully blends funky music with modern strength techniques and traditional asanas. Each class is individually designed, offering varied and fun routines to improve strength, mobility and balance. Classes maintain awareness on the breath and at times take HIIT format for a legitimate workout. Prepare to sweat a lot!
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.
Relax and Restore
Our Sunday restorative class does exactly what it says time to relax and restore. By slowing down and enjoying a class taught in a warm room, candle-lit studio and gentle music, 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. A class that reminds us where we need to find the time to be still, unwind and be gentle with ourselves.
Relax and Yin
Relax and Yin is a slow paced class where postures that are held for longer period of times.
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. Yin Yoga works deeply into our body and energetically improves the energy flow. Unwind at the end of a tough week and a more meditative approach to yoga. Bringing an awareness of inner silence which at times we don’t bring to light due to the modern stresses of everyday life.
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.