We offer many different types of yoga out there, whether you want a more physically demanding class or an easy, relaxing, meditative class. Feel what fits you best.
Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated to “forceful,” or the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance.
It is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body. When a class is marketed as Hatha, it generally means that you will get a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga postures. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.
Vinyasa, like all yoga styles, originated from Hatha yoga. The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way,” like yoga poses for example. In vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next.
Teachers lead classes that flow from one pose to the next without stopping to talk about the finer points of each pose. That way, students come away with a good workout as well as a yoga experience. Ashtanga, Baptiste Yoga, Jivamukti, Power Yoga, and Prana Flow could all be considered vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa is also the term used to describe a specific sequence of poses (Chaturanga to Upward-Facing Dog to Downward-Facing Dog) commonly used throughout a vinyasa class.
If you’re new to yoga, it is a good idea to take a few classes in a slower style of yoga first, like Hatha yoga.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. This practice is designed to help you sit longer, and more comfortably, in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine). It is a more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a interconnecting. A passive practice, that gives you the tools to slowly open up and get ready to explore the underlying depths of your physical, mental and emotional being.
This class is a combination between strenght and relaxation. Yin Yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer, working on the deep, dense (Yin) connective tissues and joints in the body. Yang Yoga in contrast refers to a more active practice working on the (Yang) muscles and blood flow, building strength, and flexibility. Yang styles of yoga are those with rhythm and repetition like Vinyasa Flow or Hatha.
Restorative Flow with Aroma therapy
Restorative yoga focuses on winding down after a long day and relaxing your mind. At its core, this style focuses on body relaxation. You spend more time in fewer postures throughout the class. Many of the poses are modified to be easier and more relaxing. Many props are used to help you sink deeper into relaxation. Restorative yoga also helps to cleanse and free your mind.
WIth this class you can expect a little extra care. Essential oils will be used during the practice to get you in a even deeper relaxation.
Yoga Nidra means “Yogic sleep” but its actually a meditative journey or guided relaxation made with awareness.
We can say its a meditative journey made with the guidance of the instructions. All you have to do is lay comfortably on your mat and experience the sensations suggested by the instructions.
The purpose of this class is to achieve complete relaxation and a deeper connection with the true self. First starting with the physical body relaxation and then the mind and the energetic body will follow.
The student is guided to let go of the senses, the notion of time, floating between the sleeping state and the awake state. This results in a great practice to let go of stress and anxiety.
Prental classes helps the soon to be moms connect with the baby and her own body. These classes will keep you fit during your pregnancy and it will prepare you for that special day. You learn to connect with your new body and mind. During the classes we pay attention to breathing and relaxation techniques. The various yoga postures are safe to practice and specifically tailored for the pregnant body. Giving you the space to turn inwards and get in touch with yourself and your baby.
Prenatal yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the any possible stress of being a new parent.
The classes are meant for women from 14 to 36 weeks.
Mama & baby yoga
Mommy and baby yoga is meant for mom and baby together. It is a combination of yoga and massage for baby and postnatal yoga for mommy. The lesson is aimed at giving the body attention and strengthening. We do this by activating the abdomen, back and pelvic floor muscles in a safe and gentle way. And all this while your baby is close to you. Throughout the practice you have the option to involve your baby in the movements with you. This way you can strengthen the bond with your baby in a playful way. And sometimes baby’s just sleep all class. That’s fine as well. The baby’s are welcome just as they are.Our classes are very casual, there is always time to feed or even change diapers. Mamas without a baby can also participate the class.
Previous yoga experience is not necessary to fully benefit from the classes, and women who have practiced yoga before will find these classes are a great way to transition back to their pre-pregnancy practice.
The lessons are from 6 weeks after the delivery. Always check with your doctor first if the appropriate time is for you to start “exercise” again.
Babies are welcome until they start crawling.