Vinyasa translates as “flowing with breath”. It is a dynamic style of Hatha Yoga that joins physical postures, or Asanas, with inhales and exhales, creating steady internal rhythms for the practice. Our Flow classes are designed to cultivate heat in the body with creative sequences. These involve Sun Salutations, standing and seated postures, back bending, arm balancing and a strong focus on the power of breath awareness. Flow Yoga classes tend to be more vigorous and aerobic than other sessions.
yin yoga comes from the taoist tradition and focuses on passive, mainly seated or laying postures with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility and to encourage the feeling of release and letting go.
one of the principles of yin yoga is that we relax the the muscles in the pose so that we can effectively stress our deeper connective tissues the fascia, ligaments and tendons at the deepest level. if the muscles are engaged, they will take up the stress, which reduces the stress in the target areas.
Pilates takes its name from its founder Joseph Pilates. A German-born émigré to Britain and then to America, he devised a new approach to exercise and body conditioning in the early decades of the last century. He conceived it as a mental as well as a physical practice in which individuals could work their bodies to their full potential.
Pilates is based on six principles: Breathing, Centering, Flow, Concentration, Control and Precision.
Mat Pilates will focus on strength, flexibility and balance, while improving your posture, raising your levels of body awareness and reducing your risk of injury. It is perfect for developing core strength and body alignment. It also demands a focus on proper inhaling and exhaling with every movement.
Pilates is gentle yet challenging at the same time, so it is safe and effective for nearly everyone, irrespective of age or fitness ability.
Flow and Glow
‘Flow and Glow’ is the Studio’s signature ‘two-in-one’ class: A 45-minute Vinyasa Flow session followed by a 30-minute Face Yoga session.
The Vinyasa Flow Is taught in the Yoga synergy style developed by Australian physiotherapists. Energizing but gentle on the spine, this style emphasizes movement from the core, tapping into the body’s natural strength and a safe range of movement rather than relying on gravity and momentum to ‘throw’ the body into poses.
Having released tension and activated blood flow and the lymphatic system in this way, we are then perfectly prepared to treat our faces in a seated ‘face Yoga’ session. No two classes are the same, but this element is largely a mix of face sculpting techniques (from Danielle Collins’ ‘Face Yoga Method’) combined with a relaxing face massage. We will be ‘hands on’ in this session and you will need a clean face and your favourite face oil (though we’ve got your covered if you forget the oil). This class is a perfect combination to nourish Face, Body and Mind and to get you glowing both inside and out.
Dynamic Vinyasa (Stretch, Strengthen & Balance)
This class will include back release and strengthening, shoulder and hip opening (so important, especially if you have a desk job).
You will improve flexibility of hamstrings and quadriceps, particularly relevant for runners and cyclists.
The classes will also help you to improve your sense of balance by increasing focus and calming the mind with breath, as well as strengthening your core and foundation.
You will experience overall body-and-mind balance achieved by combining movement, breathwork and relaxation techniques to help you feel recharged, transformed and restored.