Class Descriptions and Styles:
We offer a range of yoga classes for all levels of students; from beginners to advanced practitioners. We have several different styles of yoga classes and to find out which class is the best fit for you ... keep reading 🙂
'Mysore' Style Yoga
'Mysore' is named after a city in South India where the method of Ashtanga Yoga has come from, the city name is 'Mysore'. This class is for those who have knowledge of the Ashtanga Yoga Method either through taking regular led ashtanga classes or having attended one of our 'Intro to Mysore' or 'Beginners Ashtanga' workshops. Here you will find a melting pot of students all at different levels practicing together. This is not a led class, although you have the guidance of a highly experienced teacher there to assist and help you. It is designed to help you develop a 'Self Practice' of the Ashtanga Yoga sequence.
If you have an established practice you are welcome to drop in to this class. However, beginners are asked to attend one of our workshops or led classes before coming to practice 'Mysore Style"
We have both early morning and evening/weekend mysore classes.
Beginners Ashtanga Yoga
This is the perfect class for those students who are completely new to Ashtanga Yoga 'Mysore' practice. Here you will be guided through the Primary sequence starting from the very beginning with Surya Namakara A and B. You will be guided through postures one at a time in the order of the Primary sequence. This is to help you to memorise the sequence. Once you have established the foundations this will become your daily self practice and you will be able to attend the 'Mysore' classes.
Ashtanga Yoga Guided Classes (1/2 and Full Led Primary Series)
These are guided classes of varying levels where the teacher will guide you through the Ashtanga Yoga (1/2 or full) Primary series. As a beginner it is advised that you first attend the 'Beginners Ashtanga Yoga' classes as less instruction is used and it is done in the traditional Sanskrit count.
Yin Yoga and Yin/Yang Guided Classes
This is a guided Yin Yoga class for all levels of students from beginners to advanced. The perfect practice to help open up all the major joints in the body by holding (supine) floor poses for an extended amount of time. Here we focus on developing a mindful yoga practice. You are asked to direct your attention to your breath and deep into your body. Postures are done in a passive way so as to work on lengthening the connective tissue and create space around the joints to increase range of mobility. This is a calm and centred practice, yet challenging at the same time. Calm music is played to help you relax into your practice.
Hatha Yoga Guided Class
This is a guided Hatha Flow class where you will be taken through a yoga flow, weaving some traditional yoga postures into unique and playful sequences that will both challenge and invigorate you. This is the perfect class if you like things to be different in every class. All levels of students are welcome as modifications and props will be encouraged where needed. Music is played in these classes helping to build a fun and light enquiry into yoga as a movement practice.