One of my favourite interpretations of Vinyasa is “to place in a special way”. For me this means to move with awareness. Awareness of how it actually feels to move your body with your breath right here right now, matching your inhale or exhale to each movement from pose to pose in an energising dance-like flow. This class is great for both building strength and gaining flexibility.
Slow Flow/ Mellow
A class to stretch out, gently strengthen and soothe your system. The class will begin with gentle movement and breath work moving into a delicious slow, stretchy flow with some strengthening elements at the peak of the class, winding down to end the class with either yin or restorative postures and meditation or mini yoga nidra.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses that are held for longer periods of time. Three to five minutes or longer per pose is typical and props may be used. Yin yoga is a great practice for improving flexibility in the body and also for increasing circulation to the joints.
Restorative Yoga / Relax + Restore
Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing and rebalancing form of Yoga suitable for everyone. It involves 4 to 5 poses in a class/workshop where you are encouraged to get as comfortable as you possibly can to aid the mind to drop into deep relaxation. This style of yoga can be great if you are recovering from injury or are feeling depleted.
Meditation is a way of learning to pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally. So really tuning in to what is happening as it is happening. This teaches us to show up more fully in our lives moment to moment in a compassionate and accepting way, enabling us to let go more easily of the pull of thoughts of future and past when we want to. This can help us to make wiser choices about how to live our lives.
Breath Work/ Pranayama
Yogic breath practices, otherwise know as pranayama are great for strengthening the respiratory system, clearing mental fog and balance our emotional landscape.