“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” ― Rumi
Have fun moving and breathing while learning the harmonious flow of the first series in its traditional form. We will explore the fundamentals of the Ashtanga Yoga Method in a led/guided classroom setting: Learning to expand the breath, and the principles of the bandhas and drishti. Students will be taught basic postures, form and alignment, and modifications when needed. Primary Series will cover the Sun Salutation, standing postures, seated postures and all finishing postures. This is a class suitable for all levels.
This class is recommended for those already exposed to the Ashtanga Yoga practice as it is faster paced. During this class one of our Yoga Shala’s teachers will guide you through sun salutations, standing postures, primary series and finishing asanas from the Ashtanga Yoga tradition.
In this class, students practice the Ashtanga Primary Series - a set sequence of postures developed by Sri K Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga - at their own pace and under the supervision of a teacher. The teacher will guide and assist each student to their specific ability and knowledge of the Primary Series.
This early morning yoga class will set the tone for your whole day and enable you to feel more focused and vibrant in your daily tasks. The class begins with deep stretching to enhance joint mobility and flexibility and then focuses on core strength, breath awareness and key alignment principles. After the practice, you will be able to face your day with more clarity and brightness!
A special class, designed to calm the mind and emotions and ground and open the body, leading to a deep sense of peace at this special time of lunar energy. Information on the significance of each Full Moon is shared, be it astrological, astronomical or from different traditions & indigenous sources. There is also an extended guided relaxation at the end of these classes, including a meditation. This class includes chanting of specifically chosen Sanskrit chants to enhance the experience, soothe frayed nerves & calm the mind.
This class will bring you to a better understanding of how to align your body in poses.
You will use a combination of breathing techniques, props and asanas to let go of stress and tension while gaining awareness and well-being. This is a practice that will leave you feeling relaxed and centered.
Meditating with a group, and with guidance from a teacher, offers you the chance to gain useful tools as well as group support while shedding any of the fears or expectations you may have about meditation. This short meditation session includes breathing exercises and a guided, silent meditation that will leave you feeling relaxed and more centred.
Harmony yoga is an inner, playful, warm, physical practice of yoga where you will become your own guide by observing, listening, and feeling your body, mind and breath.
Its purpose is to raise the awareness of the body alignment, the coordination of the breath and the movement, to create a body-mind integration.We will use a flow of gentle, dynamic, passive or powerful postures, depending on your personal need on that day.
Harmony yoga will bring you to a state of physical and mental balance, feeling of being back within yourself.
"The mind is like the wind and the body like the sand: If you want to know how the wind is blowing, you can look at the sand" - Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Yoga according to B.K.S. Iyengar is characterized by the practice of postures (asanas) and breathing (pranayama). Everything is done in the search for rigor, the intensity and precision.
These three great basic principles used to develop better physical and mental balance and provide all the benefits that yoga promises.
Learning is progressive and adapted to the physical abilities of each student. The use of straps, blankets, and brick facilitates and helps to learn the postures.
practicing the postures with precision, high internalized the mental strength and stability.
These days many people suffer from neck and shoulder or low back pain. Usually the pain comes due to incorrect posture, stiffness or lack of movement and stress. In this class we will learn to improve our posture, to strengthen our body and to improve the mobility in our joints, which will improve blood circulation and healing. We will learn how to modify different poses (asana) in order to relieve pain or tension from those areas. This class is for those who suffer from minor back or shoulder problem and for those who want to deepen their practice and understanding of Iyengar yoga.
This class is a chance for you to take a break and restore yourself in the middle of your daily routine. For one hour, you will breathe, stretch, tone and strengthen your body, as well as relax your mind, so that you can face your afternoon with a sense of focus and vibrancy.
Open to all levels.
This comprehensive class includes a warm up, followed by physical movements performed on the floor, and finally relaxation and breathing techniques. It will allow you to develop mobility, coordination, strength and agility.
A more challenging class, that targets each students own particular strengths and weaknesses. Always fun, sometimes harder, but keeping the inside dialog of feelings a life.
Open to all levels.
One of the more vigorous styles of yoga. The Power Yoga class combines a practice with a variety of physical demanding, yet accessible, health – focused yoga class and a complete cardiovascular and strength-training workout.
Anastasia provides personalized instruction in modified Hatha Yoga adapted to the specific stage of pregnancy and to each individual’s level of yoga practice. She instructs each person in series of yoga poses (asanas) with adaptations necessary from the beginning of pregnancy to birth.
A core element in the classes is the development of intention for natural birth. The power of thought, of intention, is strong at this time. The classes help deepen the connection of Mother and Baby and setting the true ancient intention, creating clarity, confidence and trust in natural processes: “I am a Goddess Mother. I’m on duty and protected, and everything is going to go well.” The classes use the technique of visualization to manifest our intentions.
The process of pregnancy is a very rare opportunity to have two source of life energy, two “kundalinis’, in one body. It is a time to bring awareness of your baby’s energy and your Mother energy together, knowing what to do naturally. Ideally your partner comes with you. It empowers the process. God and Goddess energies are not separate.
The classes use the beautiful practice of yogic breathing (pranayama) to balance the energy and nervous systems of the body. You will learn to develop techniques of breath control to prepare for birth, when the hormones are working, oxygen is available, as our tool to open ourselves to natural processes. We will also chant ancient mantras of Divine Mother Lakshmi to manifest wealth and abundance on all levels—love of family, fertility, capacity to have baby, to raise and support your baby in abundance. All these sweetnesses come as gifts when connected with the universal flow.
This gentle practice revolves around the principles of proper exercise, proper diet (vegetarian), positive thinking, and meditation.
Classes follow a set combination of breath and postures, with structured relaxation between poses. This method was developed by Swami Vishnudevananda from the teachings of Swami Sivananda.
This class is designed to help you relax, refresh and invigorate yourself for the week to come. Practice may vary according to students’ needs and will include different yoga types and techniques in order to connect mind, body and spirit.
Open to all levels.
Hatha Flow links traditional Hatha postures into a sequence of movements that flow naturally from one to the next. This class explores variations of sun salutations, standing, balancing and seated poses. Connecting one's breath with the movement of the body during the “flow” of yoga and deepening into the “stretch” allows energy to flow and provides relaxation for the busy mind. Open to all levels.
This personalized practice uses a variety of yogic tools, including gentle adaptations of postures, breathing exercises, guided imagery, and meditation to address specific health issues. It is designed for health and wellness settings.
Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement," and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow.
Like all styles of yoga, Vinyasa has both mental and physical benefits. Physically, sweat expels toxins and re-energizes your body. Mentally, the synchronized breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout your body.
This is an intermediate level course and it helps if you have some knowledge of basic yoga poses; however, beginners are always welcome to try. If you are looking for something dynamic yet mindful and you like to focus on the power of breathing and flowing movement through poses, you will enjoy this type of yoga.
In Chinese philosophy, the yin yang symbolizes the duality and interdependency of the natural world.
Yin, the feminine principle: dark, passive, receptive, reflective, withdrawn, cool, introspective. Yin yoga was developed to penetrate deep into connective tissue expanding flexibility and aiding healing while stimulating the nadis or meridians to loosen energetic blockages and increase energy flow.
Yang, the masculine principle: light, active, outward and upward moving, hot, extrospective. Yang yoga is the more traditional hatha or ashtanga based asana practice that develops muscular strength, stamina, and flexibility.
Yin/Yang Yoga is a class that balances Yin yoga practice for the first half of the class with traditional Yang yoga practices for the second half of the class. This class can provide you with a practice that starts with deep, introspective, and quiet yoga nourishing and connecting your body, heart and mind, then moving into an energizing and uplifting yoga that strengthens you and sets you on your way for the rest of your day.
Yin Yoga is a practice of long held, passive poses as a means to stretch and lengthen the deep tissues of the body, the connective tissue and faschia, that lubricate the joints giving them increased elasticity and wellbeing within their natural range of motion. You create space and strength in the joints.
Open to all levels.
A mix of styles to work on toning, flexibility & balance. Ending with a relaxation to chanted mantras.