Ashtanga Yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It is suitable for all ages, body types and fitness levels. The Ashtanga yoga sequence is based on “vinyasa” – breath movement synchronisation. This warms the body, resulting in sweat, the removal of toxins and the purification of the body, mind and nervous system. Practitioners develop strength, flexibility, stamina and an overall sense of wellbeing.
ASHTANGA LEVEL 1
These one hour sessions are ideal those who are either new to Ashtanga yoga or those with some experience wanting to learn more. The classes wlll cover breathing, surya namaskars, foundational standing postures, some seated and finishing postures, as well as an introduction to the philosophy and methodology of Ashtanga yoga.
Ashtanga Yoga Mysore-style Classes
This is where students are taught the Ashtanga yoga sequence individually within a group setting. Postures are taught sequentially allowing students to develop at a pace that is suitable for each individual. This makes it ideal for those new to yoga or those with specific physical/health conditions. The first session will last 30-40mins, gradually increasing to an hour or more. Suitable for all levels including complete beginners. Students can attend at any time during the specified time period. We recommend students attend a minimum of three Mysore classes a week. Drop-ins are not accepted except for out-of-town students.
Please contact Nea before attending the Mysore class to discuss your practice intention.
ASHTANGA LED CLASS
Students are counted through the Ashtanga Yoga primary series as a group. Open to all levels.
Incorporating yoga asana, pranayama (breath-work) relaxation and meditation, these classes are perfect for beginners and also beneficial to all levels including the more advanced practitioner who may at times benefit from a more gentle and grounded practice.
Iyengar Yoga – All Levels
This class is open to all levels of yoga practitioners from a raw beginner to the regular practitioner. In this class, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of the Iyengar yoga method that lays strong emphasis on sequencing and alignment. Iyengar Yoga offers a safe and systematic progression of yoga study. The frequent use of props such as belts, blocks etc helps students practice each asana to the best of their ability.
Enjoy the movement and flow of a vinyasa-style sequence, with the precision and alignment of the Iyengar method. This energising class includes surya namaskars, standing postures, forward bends and twists, concluding with a cool down period of restorative asanas.
This class will include a short talk on meditation techniques, gentle movements to prepare the body, followed by a formal sit that will be guided by the teacher.
Taught by a certified birth doula, these prenatal yoga classes will incorporate birth breathing techniques as well as a sequence of yoga asanas, repeated week-to-week. The class will help in maintaining and building strength through the pregnancy, relieving pregnancy-associated discomfort as well preparing physically and mentally for birth. Suitable for women from the second trimester onwards with doctors clearance.
In restorative yoga poses are passively held for a number of minutes as the body is met with support from carefully placed props and from the earth itself. External stimulation is minimised and movement is kept to the bare essential. Once the body is relaxed we invite the mind to enter the state of relaxed awareness that is Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation translated as Yogic Sleep. It is a state between wakefulness and deep sleep which can aid relaxation, reduce stress and improve health and well being.
A yin yoga class consists of a series of passive floor poses held for up to five minutes or more, that mainly connects with the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. Open to students of all levels, no previous yoga experience is needed.
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. The class consists of a kriya (set of exercises) and a meditation. Kriyas and meditations include asanas (postures), conscious breathing, mudras (hand gesture), mantras (sound vibrations), meditation, Savasana (relaxation).