1. Stress Relief Yoga
The relaxation response: Bringing your nervous system back to balance. Stress is necessary for life. You need stress for creativity, learning and your very survival. Stress is only harmful when it becomes overwhelming and interrupts the healthy state of equilibrium that your nervous system needs to remain in balance. Unfortunately, overwhelming stress has become an increasingly common characteristic of contemporary life. When stressors throw your nervous system out of balance, relaxation techniques can bring it back into a balanced state by producing the relaxation response, a state of deep calmness that is the polar opposite of the stress response.
This class is the most suited class for very beginners and for those dealing with burnout and/or in a process of recovery from illness.
Practice level: I
2. Hatha yoga
Hatha Yoga is a classical form of yoga and was the first form that was introduced in the west aimed at cultivating overall health and balance of body, mind and spirit.
This is a good class to learn classical poses, yogic breathing techniques and meditation.
The tempo of the class is moderate and therefore suited for beginners who are in good basic health and practitioners with yoga experience that want to deepen into their practice. During this class we focus on holding classical postures, with a high concentration level and cultivation of the philosophical aspects of the yoga system.
Practice level: I with good health/no injuries & level II.
3. Yoga for Recovery is a style especially designed for people recovering from addictions, abusive situations and PTSD. This is a gentle hatha style with relaxation postures and affirmations to reframe your belief system and ‘self-talk’ into positive, confident and empowering thoughts to get back to a more radiant quality of life.
Practice level: I
4. Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga.
Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and have a more playful nature. Vinyasa classes also hold space for modern music during the class and creative expressions. The opposite would be yoga with “fixed forms” such as Bikram Yoga, which features the same 26 postures in every class, or Ashtanga which has the same sequence every time.
Vinyasa, is a breath initiated practice, that connects every action of our life with the intention of moving towards what is sacred, or most important to us.
Practice level: I & II