Types of Yoga

 

 
Hatha Yoga
 
Refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas designed to align your skin, muscles and bones.
The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body – especially the main channel, the spine – so that energy can flow freely.
In Hatha Yoga we practice the Asanas, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Meditation.
After a Hatha Yoga class you will feel energized yet very calm. Just the perfect balance!
Level: Anyone can practice Hatha yoga because all poses have different variations to choose from, however if you are new to yoga and prefer to learn the basics, we recommend you try our Beginners Hatha Yoga first.
 
Beginner Hatha Yoga
 
On this class you still get the postures, breathing techniques and meditation. We practice the basics of Hatha Yoga (see above) at a lower pace and on a progressive manner. 
 
 
Lunch Break Yoga
 
30 min of Hatha Flow Yoga, in this class we move from pose to pose in sync with the breath, this is what my teacher calls meditation in motion.
Within 30 min you practice postures, pranayama and meditation. You will leave the class feeling energized, alert and ready to get the most out of your day!
 
 

Gentle Yoga

As the name implies it, this is a gentle hatha yoga class, this practice can support you to regain range of motion and balance. A gentle class can also help you to  deal with injuries, chronic pain, depression and much more.

 

Realignment Yoga
 
Very often chronic pain and injury is the result of misalignment in the body.  These classes are designed to take your body through a full range of motion and in the process show you where you may have begun to lose mobility.  Gentle postural exercises practiced mindfully may begin to bring the student back into alignment, increasing mobility and reducing pain.

 

Yin Yoga

Yin is a slower paced practice where postures are held for longer periods of time in order to target the connective tissues, such as ligaments, bones and joints that get missed in a more active (Yang) practice.   When practising Yin Yoga constantly, one can lengthen these connective tissues, increasing mobility and flexibility.  The slower pace is not without its own unique challenges.  Those new to Yin learn to slow down, connect with themselves on a deeper level and become more introspective.

Yin teaches to observe your natural reactions when faced with discomfort and helps to develop a coping system for addressing what arises.  Yin is the balance to a more active (Yang) lifestyle or yoga practice. Yin and Yang are equally necessary in achieving a balanced state of health and wellness.