Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga created by K.Sri Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century, often promoted as a modern-day form of classical indian yoga. He claimed to have learnt the system from his teacher, Krishnamacharya. It is an energetic form of yoga, synchronising breath with movements. The individual poses (asanas) are linked by flowing movements (vinyasas). Jois established his Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in 1948.
A journey into deep relaxation for your body and mind with the healing sounds of traditional Nepali singing bowls.
During a Sound Bath, the brainwave state is altered from normal waking state (beta) to relaxed state (alpha), dreamlike state (theta) and even restorative state (delta). As the mind and body relax, the heart rate and blood pressure decrease and our breathing becomes deeper. It is in this state that deep healing can occur.
PURE FLOW YOGA
Pure Flow Yoga is characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. The classes offer a variety of postures, from warm up sequences, to standing and seated poses including twists, balancing poses, back bends and inversions. The sequencing is always changing and no two classes are ever alike.
For all those practitioners who need a dynamic workout.
SOFT FLOW YOGA
Soft Flow Yoga has the same characteristics than Pure Flow Yoga (see above) except that the pace is slower and suitable for beginners and all those who need a slower and more gentle practice.
The practice of kriyas and meditations in Kundalini Yoga are designed to raise complete body awareness to prepare the body, nervous system and mind to handle the energy of Kundalini rising. The majority of the physical postures focus on navel activity, activity of the spine, and selective pressurization of body points and meridians. Breath work and the application of bandhas (3 yogic locks) aid to release, direct and control the flow of Kundalini energy from the lower centers to the higher energetic centers. Kundalini Yoga can be understood as a tri-fold approach of Bhakti yoga for devotion, Shakti yoga for power, and Raja yoga for mental power and control. With the practice of Kundalini Yoga one is thought able to liberate oneself from one’s Karma and to realize one’s Dharma (Life Purpose). All levels are welcome.
STRONG & FLEXIBLE
The perfect balance of strength and flexibility. The class begins with a dynamic vinyasa flow integrating core and fitness drills to build up cardio, strength and endurance. It then explores a variety of stretching techniques including dynamic, isometric and active stretching which will support you not only to gain flexibility but also strength in your new range of motion.
Each Basic class is part of a four-week fundamentals course that explores a different focus each week:
- week one: standing poses
- week two: forward bending poses
- week three: backward bending poses
- week four: inversions, meditation and “putting it all together”
The emphasis in the basic class is alignment not vinyasa. Students are taught “how to do” asanas as well as the use of props. The Basic class provides the underlying structure to help a student be able to eventually enter into a more advanced class intelligently and safely. Beginners are encouraged to take all four weeks of the Basic course. It is advisable for a student to register for the full 4 week program starting with week one, but a student can also drop into any class at any time during the month. This class is suitable for beginners.
Our online classes are either live streams or recorded sessions which you can purchase with our Mindbody system and view at your convenience while practising at home. We offer classes with our resident teachers as well as teachers from other parts of the world.