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 follow a 4-week program with a different focus every week. Each class is designed on breaking down postures, focused on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. The Beginners class provides the structure to help students to be able to eventually enter into any class intelligibility and safely.
The 4-week cycle is running continually so it doesn’t matter if you miss a week. A welcoming introduction to the yoga practice.
Dynamic Hot Yoga
This is class is taught in our heated room and is more physically demanding due to the pace of the class. Dynamic meaning one breath per movement while at the same time holding static postures. A challenging practice under the heat while maintaining safe alignment and modifications given to suit all types of levels.
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, 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. A class that reminds us where we need to find the time to be still, unwind and be gentle with ourselves.
Stretch and Flow
Join Kam for a Saturday morning stretch and flow in a hot room. Ease into your morning practice and warm up the body by using breath work with mindful movement. Then we move and flow with the breath. An invigorating and energising practice leaving the mind and body feeling strong, centred and ready for the weekend .