About the practice
*A yoga class should be a safe, comfortable and enjoyable space for everyone.
* Time on the mat, whether it is to invite peace and relaxation or to challenge your body and mind, should be your choice.
* It is always acceptable and encouraged for all students to take things at their own pace and rest whenever needed.
* We offer a variety of yoga styles and levels in the hope that everyone finds one that serves them best on any particular day.
**please note - Studio opens 10-15 mins before classes and for safety reasons we lock the door 5-10 mins after class starts **
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KUNDALINI YOGA -
Kundalini Yoga is often referred to as the Yoga of Awareness, allowing its practitioners to access their higher consciousness using breath, movement, mantra and meditation.
For eons this form of yoga was taught as an oral tradition and in private by teacher to student. It was not until the late 1960s that classes were taught openly and to the public by Yogi Bhajan.
With a little dedication and consistency, we begin to live our day to day life from that state of increased awareness/consciousness and vibrant health of body/mind/spirit.
While Kundalini Yoga is an energetic practice and at times calls for strength and flexibility of body and mind, class will be suitable for most people and a prior history of yoga practice is no a requirement. We begin where we are and allow the yoga and breath to be our guide.
VINYASA FLOW -
Classes called ‘Vinyasa Flow’ and sometimes further announced as different levels (all levels, level1, 1-2, etc) are practices where the sequence of poses flow from one to the next without holding any one pose for a long time..
That being said most often in the beginning of class to warm up safely and towards the end, we do slow down a bit and hold some of the postures longer.
We relax into the breath, finish with a sense of peace and realignment to our center.
If you are a relatively healthy person, not working through an active injury and like to be creatively engaged with your body and mind on your mat ,an ‘all-levels Vinyasa’ can be a enjoyable and very rewarding practice building strength, improving muscle tone and increasing flexibility.
HATHA YOGA -
While in a traditional sense hatha refers to all forms of physical yoga practice, in common usage the word means a style of yoga that is centered on longer holds of poses and less vigorous movements. This extended duration in a pose gives the yogi time to focus deeply on the breath and centering his or her awareness on the sensations of the body.
This is a wonderful style for beginners but it is truly suited to all levels of practitioners; more advanced students will find opportunity to go deeper and further into their bodies.
Hatha Level 1 normally means the class focuses on mostly basic poses and is *suitable for anyone.
RESTORATIVE YOGA -
Restorative yoga is a gentle practice that is suitable for everyone. It involves the use of yoga props like bolsters, blankets,blocks and straps to fully support the body in all the poses practiced, allowing it to relax and release safely.
It is ideal for people healing from an injury or strenuous activity or just as a getaway from a hectic lifestyle to restore and revitalize the body and bring deep relaxation within the mind and breath.
YIN YOGA -
Yin yoga are a series of poses done passively on the floor and is a unique style where in the long holds the practitioner relaxes the muscles and moves deeper within the body.
Postures may be held between 3-5 mins at a time. It is a meditative approach with a physical focus that is deeper than a regular moving yang like practice.
Many of the postures focus on areas that encompass joints(hips, sacrum, spine) and can lead to immediate benefits like more open hips,a more relaxed body and centered mind.
Yin Yoga is a wonderful way to maintain flexibility in the joints.
It is best to try a Yin style class for a couple of sessions to really understand and absorb the many benefits.
*Suitable for everyone…