| BEGINNERS | | |
|Students interested in traditional Ashtanga Yoga but are worried about the sequence being too challenging - this class is for you! You will be guided through the complete basic level practice, allowing you to build a strong foundation for further advanced Ashtanga practice. Students already familiar with Ashtanga practice are also welcome - gain valuable insight into your own practice and develop it further.|
|Beginners' Workshop: Basic Asana|
|Learn the basic foundation and key principle alignment of the asana in the following categories: Standing, Seated and Twist, Forward Bends, Backbends, Arm Balances, Inversions. Once grounded with the principle, you’ll be able to practise with safe alignment and correct techniques.|
|An extra gentle yoga class suitable for beginners, people with limited mobility, those nursing minor injury or pain, or anyone who wants to relax and enjoy a straightforward, undemanding class.|
|Gentle Therapeutic Yoga|
|This class focuses on the student's physical issues and limitations, and finding gentler therapeutic ways to address these issues through Yoga Asana (postures) and Vinyasa (step-by-step movement with breath approach). The goal of any yoga is to bring balance and alignment back into the body by lengthening and stretching the tight or overly tense muscles and strengthen the weaker muscles. Because everyone's body is different, various issues and limitations will be addressed accordingly.|
|A basic class that combines the fundamentals of yoga – physical poses and breath. A slow and steady practice to strengthen the body and ease the mind. Ideal for beginners|
|Hatha 1 - Niguma's Chakra Series|
|Lady Niguma is a woman yogi from India who lived a thousand years ago. She taught a special kind of yoga which removes the stress and trouble of modern working life at the same time that it keeps us young and fit.
Geshe Michael Roach introduced her yoga and how it works to our teachers through the Lady Niguma Yoga Series Teacher Training in order to spread her knowledge and bring the benefits of this practice to our students
|The in-class temperature may be as high as 41ºC. In this hot and steamy environment, students perform a set sequence of static poses designed to strengthen & stretch the body, providing deep healing from the inside out. Ideal for beginners.|
|This class is based on Hatha Yoga and four weeks comprise one cycle. Weekly themes include standing poses, sitting poses, backward bend, sun salutations and inverted poses. Ideal for beginners. |
|The traditional method by which Ashtanga Yoga is taught in Mysore, South India. Students are individually and gradually taught the Primary Series of Ashtanga until they are able to practice the sequence from memory. When Primary Series is complete, Intermediate Series then follows. Class is open to anyone interested in learning this method. Students may arrive anytime within the first hour of the class.|
|This class is designed to meet the needs of pregnancy and new beginnings of motherhood. Come strengthen and relax your body, ease your mind and connect with your baby in a safe and supportive environment. Feel inspired and nourished in a community of women sharing the experience of pregnancy and birth.|
|A deeply relaxing practice using yoga props such as belts, blocks, blankets, bolsters and chairs. Students can achieve the form of the yoga pose without exerting much muscular strength, which helps to soothe the nervous system. Ideal for alleviating the strains of a busy and stressful lifestyle.
|Roots of Yoga|
|Roots of Yoga is a monthly workshop aimed to build a solid foundation of practice, and expand the scope of yoga.
These workshops cover a mix of topics, sometimes going deeper into specific areas of yoga or introducing new yogic concepts that are outside of the regular schedule.
Open to all yogis - all levels.
|A gentle class, ideal for beginners, that focuses on sun salutations, the 12 basic Shivananda postures and a final deep relaxation. The basic asanas in the Shivananda sequence are traditional postures that have been practised for centuries. Relaxation or yoga nidra is an essential part of this style. It allows the body and the mind to release unnecessary tensions and to integrate the benefits of the physical practice. At the end of the session, you feel re-charged and inspired.|
|Warm and Relaxing Stretch|
|Relax and pamper your tight and tired muscles in a mildly heated room. Postures are held for a longer period of time to create deeper opening of our bodies safely. Suitable for all levels.|
|This class blends the elements of yin & hatha yoga. The class begins with basic asana to promote circulation (prana/energy), then shifts to deep, long, holding poses to affect the connective tissues of the body, and cultivate a peaceful and meditative mind. Ideal for all levels.|
|An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga with explanation of the postures combined with correct breathing techniques. Class is conducted in a relaxed environment where students are encouraged to ask questions after class. Ideal for beginners.|
|Psychic sleep – deep relaxation is the core focus of this session. Stretch out, release tension and stress from the body-mind complex. Ideal for beginners.|
|Yoga on the Wall|
|Asanas are practised next to the wall with props such as blocks, a rope and a pillow. By using the wall as resistance, we can learn how to use our muscular energy correctly and adjust our posture alignment accordingly. This class is great for anyone who wants to improve their flexibility and strength with good alignment. All levels.|
|A class that emphasises relaxation using breath work and poses, helping to heal the injured and the tired body. Ideal for practitioners returning after an injury. |