Vinyasa classes include Sun Salutations, standing, balancing, seated and supine poses. Some classes may also include inversions such as handstand and shoulderstand although alternative poses will be suggested for those who do not wish to practice inversions.
Intermediate and advanced poses are taught, but modifications will always be offered to ensure students can work at their own pace and not feel obliged to try poses they are not ready for.
You will often hear the teacher say “go through Vinyasa” – this means flowing through the sequence of plank to chaturanga to upward facing dog or cobra to downward facing dog. This sequence is normally performed between each pose and optionally between each side of the pose.
Gentle Vinyasa is suitable for all levels of student.
Restorative Yoga balances the nervous system, boosts the immune system, stills the mind, and improves the capacity for healing and balancing. So whether you are recovering from illness or injury, want to balance a fast paced, stressful life, or find openings in your body to assist in your Vinyasa practice, Restorative Yoga can help.
Originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s to help bedridden patients in World War I to maintain body strength, Pilates has become one of the “go to” exercise regimes to help students rehabilitate from injury by creating long, lean bodies without adding bulk.
The class incorporates apparatus such as balls and bands to make classes challenging and varied, providing great toning benefits. Mat Pilates is great for beginners as well as for stronger students as everyone works at their own pace, respecting their own unique body.
You will notice an immediate difference in your poses when you come back to your mat.
Some of the benefits of Aerial Yoga are:
- Refreshes circulatory and lymphatic systems,
- Increases joint mobility and neuromuscular plasticity
- Helps to decompress the spine through gentle traction
- Hydrates vertebral discs
- Increases muscular flexibility and strength
- It’s FUN!
Aerial Yoga is available as private sessions only for 1 or 2 people.
Yin Yoga is a deep, slow paced practice. Poses are held for longer to stimulate and tone the joints and deep connective tissues by increasing the supply of fluids to them. Yin Yoga also helps us to channel our prana (life force) to remove energy blocks along meridian lines.
Who should take this class? Everyone looking to find release and space in their body, balance their energy, and those seeking to deepen their Vinyasa practice.
Each class is restricted to 3 students to ensure the instructor can monitor each student for safe and proper form. You will work through a sequence of Reformer exercises appropriate for the level of the group.
Appointments are required for Group Reformer classes.