Vinyasa flow is a practice based on the Ashtanga method: a holistic approach to calming the body, the breath and the mind. Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic class which allows you to delve within and become inquisitive. A class that connects asana (postures) with the breath and the flow of movement from one posture to the next. Each posture complements those that precede and follow. Generally each posture is held for around 5 breaths.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced practice which incorporates traditional Chinese medicine with asanas (postures) that are held for several minutes – usually between 2 and 5 minutes. Yin brings together the Eastern and Western philosophies and sciences together. The postures are much more passive that in other styles of yoga, requiring you to surrender and soften to a deeper relaxation and stretch that works into the connective tissue. Yin yoga can complement an already active life or help those who feel distracted by a busy mind. Yin yoga works through the fascia, enabling you to sit for longer and more comfortably, both physically and mentally.
A mellow flow class is carefully sequenced to blend the postures with breath and philosophy to cultivate a sense of mindful flowing movements. The class starts with some gentle, grounded postures before building up a pace to flow through vinyasa inspired sequences.
Gentle & Mindful De-stress
Gentle flow classes are carefully sequenced with slow movements specifically to help reduce tension, stress and burnout. A lot of the postures in a gentle class can be grounding, mindful and somatic to help promote the healing of stress symptoms. Our western culture often encourages a busy, stress-inducing lifestyle, in which it can be difficult to switch off the mind chatter. In a gentle class we aim yoga to still the mind through body awareness, connection and compassion.
Yoga nidra is also known as ‘yogic sleep’. It is an immensely powerful meditation technique and one of the easiest practices of yoga to develop and maintain. Typically, you lie in a savasana (corpse pose) and listen. Yoga nidra is a type of deep guided meditation which guides you through a set of stages which induce a state of consciousness like that when you are between sleep and awake. Anyone can do nidra. There is no wrong way to do nidra. No movements are required. You may fall asleep and that is okay!