“yogas citta vrtti nirodhah”
(yoga stills the fluctuations of the mind)
During this class, you will learn the basics of yoga, including various postures and breathing techniques. The class starts with a short meditation and a gentle warm-up, followed by a series of yoga postures aimed at improving flexibility, strength and balance. We gradually build up each posture, safely progressing towards more challenging levels.
Yoga in its most classical form. This class consists of both static postures and dynamic series that strengthen the body and increase flexibility. You will also practise pranayama, breathing techniques that help calm and still the mind and increase focus and concentration.
A dynamic, energizing, and powerful yoga class. Vinyasa means “linking movement with breath”. Sun salutations, standing poses, balancing poses etc. are linked together in a continuous flow, moving in concert with the breath. This class will build strength and increase balance and flexibility, while reducing stress and enhancing vitality.
During this dynamic class, a set sequence of postures is practised in a continuous flow. The class combines an intense physical practice with ujjayi breath and bandhas (energy locks), and ends with silent meditation. Ashtanga yoga increases physical strength and flexibility, and improves concentration and mental focus. The same sequence is repeated during each class, allowing you to progress more quickly. As you practise more regularly, you will gain confidence in each posture. This will allow you to turn your focus inwards, tuning into your breath and creating stillness of mind, thereby attaining the essence of yoga.
This class is similar to a Vinyasa Yoga class, focusing more on intense strengthening of core, abdominal, pelvic, and (lower) back muscles. This class is not suitable during pregnancy.
This class combines relaxation with breathing exercises and gentle postures and movements, focusing on both body and mind. Restorative Yoga aims at stimulating the body’s intrinsic healing and rejuvenating capacities. This gentle form of Yoga may be beneficial for people who are recovering from an injury, burn-out, or illness.
A smooth, flowing class aimed at relaxing, strengthening, energizing, vitalizing, and balancing the body. Postures are linked in a series of flowing movements which are performed at a slow to moderate pace, allowing more time to fully deepen into each pose. By moving to the rhythm of our breath, we create a flow which helps us to deepen our physical and mental awareness.
In Yin Yoga, poses are held for 3 to 5 minutes, and are mostly floor-based. During the pose, muscles are relaxed, allowing joints, tendons and fascia to release. Yin is a quiet practise which targets the deepest layers of the body and aims to increase awareness and focus. Practising Yin Yoga will enhance freedom of movement and joint flexibility, as well as promote deep relaxation and concentration.
During this class, dynamic flow sequences are combined with yin postures held for prolonged period of time (3 to 5 minutes). The class starts with a series of gentle flowing movements linking breath and body. This flow warms up the body and prepares body and mind for the Yin part of the class, allowing you to deepen optimally in the Yin postures.
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