Yin Yoga is the polar opposite to dynamic or flowing classes and a good complement to the more “yang” style of yoga. Yin classes involve long holds in a variety of restorative poses including forward bends, hip and shoulder openers and some inversions. You will experience deep release as you work through areas of the body that habitually hold tension and stress. In Yin, the aim is not to push or strive to achieve instead we sit and accept where we are and go from there. You will leave feeling more open, content and relaxed. Suited to all levels and abilities.
A dynamic and a tad challenging sequence of poses that synchronizes breath with movement in order to build coordination, stamina and balance. This class moves at a slightly faster pace in continuous flow. It follows a format of linked poses which include standing, balancing, forward bends, backbends and twists. The class ends with a deep relaxation. Arm balances and inversions are often peppered in. Prepare to feel invigorated and refreshed.
Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. Emphasis is placed on core awareness and strength, mobility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. This class works with the physical postures (asanas), synchronized breathing and mindful movement.
These classes -although challenging- are a great way for beginners to establish a strong yoga foundation but it also suits experienced students keen to explore the nuances of their practice.
A dynamic system of practicing asana
A Basics class is perfect for students who are new to yoga or need an evenly paced class free of complex or demanding poses. The focus is on fundamentals, base alignment principles and technique in order to build confidence and a reliable foundation. The class includes simple sun salutations and focuses on standing and balancing poses, some seated poses, basic backbends and twists. Some preparations for inversions are explored.
Iyengar yoga is Hatha yoga. It is called after BKS Iyengar who developed the practice and its systematic and comprehensive approach to learning yoga. The emphasis on integrated alignment and progressive learning is central to the practice. Poses are practised in repeated weekly cycles to help build understanding and confidence and they include standing poses, forward bends and twists, backbends and restorative poses. Props are often used to assist with stability and balance. Inversions such as head stand and shoulder stand (or a modified version of these) are introduced gradually and always in accordance with students’ capacity and progress. Pranayama (breathing techniques) are often incorporated in to restorative classes.
Training to teach in the Iyengar Yoga method requires a commitment to a rigorous and systematic method of training and ongoing professional development within the requirements of the BKS Iyengar Association of Australia. To learn more about the Association’s requirements visit http://www.iyengaryoga.asn.au/teacher-training-certification/.
Y Basics classes are suitable for everyone, including both beginner and seasoned practitioners. In this class we will focus on aligning our bodies and building awareness, to develop a strong foundation for a safe and healthy yoga practice.
Pilates inspired class aimed at building strength in your abdomen, shoulders and gluts? With slow controlled movements focusing on toning and strengthening, our Y Core classes will help you advance in all areas of yoga.
Learn how a strong core can help your whole body function more efficiently. Not only will you look hot; your body will function as a complete unit.
Add some yoga and meditation and you are unstoppable.