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The 5 Pillars

At Pure Yoga, we care for the development and growth of our student’s yoga practice; with this in mind, we developed the 5 Pillars. This is a system that categorises classes in 5 different Pillars and provides a clear path for students to be able to choose which classes to attend.

Each class is categorised under one Pillar according to the physical and mental requirements needed to attend such class and the results that come after it. Besides being assigned to a Pillar, classes are also categorised in Levels according to the skill and knowledge required to attend the class. The 5 pillars are: Healing,Grounding, Dynamic, Hot and Specialised.

 

 

The 5 Pillars

Healing
FOCUS
Therapeutic and restorative
BENEFITS
Restore an injury, calm the nervous system, improve breathing, activate the parasympathetic system and increase flexibility
PROFILE
All people interested in healing and nurturing their bodies and students of all ages looking for a gentle practise
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Grounding
FOCUS
Slow-paced, detailed instructions
BENEFITS
Learn alignment, strengthen, tone, increase flexibility and improve the body-mind connection
PROFILE
People interested in learning detailed alignment of the postures and working at a slow pace
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Dynamic
FOCUS
Fast-paced, moving with the breath
BENEFITS

Increase stamina, strengthen upper body, tone and increase flexibility

PROFILE
Students with some yoga experience who enjoy an energetic practise and are interested in increasing upper body strength and stamina
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Hot
FOCUS
Grounding or Dynamic yoga practise in a heated room
BENEFITS

Condition the body, train the mind, raise the cardio level and increase endurance and stamina

PROFILE
People with at least a moderate fitness level who are interested in sweating and challenging themselves by practicing in a heated room
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Specialised
FOCUS
Specific focus: area of the body, yoga style, type of pose, etc
BENEFITS
Learn specific skills and train specific areas of the body
PROFILE
People who are interested in learning about a specific area or aspect of yoga, or want to train a specific area of the body
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The 5 Levels Within Each Pillar

Basics

Sets the foundation for the other levels. Ideal for newcomers to yoga interested in learning the specifics about the fundamental poses and alignment in yoga.

Gentle

Moderate physical and mental effort; emphasis is on stretching and relaxing, not strengthening. Beginners are welcome.

Level 1

Invigorating practice for students with certain level of familiarity with yoga poses and some yoga experience. Poses are taught with modifications for beginners when necessary.

Level 2

For students with a consistent and stable Level 1 practice who wish to deepen their knowledge and physical skills. Not suitable for beginners.

Level 3

For advanced students with a consistent Level 2 practice and a deep level of body awareness who are able to do handstand (at the wall) and wheel with arms straight. Not suitable for Level 1 students.