In this class we practise breath synchronised movement. In the Vinyasa method the class sequences vary from class to class offering a wide range of asanas (postures) for the student. Vinyasa Krama is the art of mindful sequencing, each class is unique and designed to help restore mental and physical balance. This is a fluid and dynamic class, recommended to students with a current hatha yoga practice.
Come if you would like to build strength, awaken the core and learn to flow with grace throughout a series of postures.
In this class you will be introduced to the classic yoga postures and sequences. You will learn a series of fundamental postures including balancing, basic twists, backbends, side stretches and breathing practices. Each pose is accessible to all levels offering modifications and variations to suit all. This class is delivered with clear and mindful instruction to help you feel familiar and confident with the basic principles of movement.
This class is great for anyone new to yoga or anyone wishing to refine their posture and alignment by moving at a slower pace.
Yin yoga is specifically designed to exercise the ligaments and to regain space and strength in the joints. Yang tissues can be seen as blood, muscles and skin compared to the Yin tissues of ligaments, bones and joints. In Yang styles of yoga we generally target muscles through rhythmic repetitive movements in order to stretch and strengthen the tissues. Whereas Yin tissues have a much dryer and less elastic quality and therefore require a Yin approach. Within the Yin approach we apply much gentler pressures to the tissues whilst holding the postures for longer periods of time. Through this method of practice we help stimulate the connective tissue surrounding our muscles.
We generally stay in Yin postures for 3-5 minutes. This slower pace encourages a unique meditative quality for the body and mind. As Yin postures often target the hips, many practitioners discover the benefits when returning to a Yang practice as well as the benefits of preparing the physical body for longer durations of seated meditation.
YIN AND YANG YOGA
In this approach we begin with some Yin poses and then move into a more dynamic flow. By starting the practice with Yin this helps to prepare the body for the theme of Yang. Expect around 30 mins of Yin and 30 mins of Yang, allowing time for Pranayama, winding down and relaxation.