An explanation of different styles of yoga classes available at Choose YOU:
Iyengar – Classes are relatively strong (in yoga terms) and have a focus on alignment and strength building as well as flexibility. The aim is to bring about real change in the awareness of your body while always having an effective relaxation period at the end of each class. The Iyengar teaching training course is intense and rigorous with a pass rate of only 59% in the UK.
Ashtanga Yoga’s Vinyasa system is sequences of postures that vary in difficulty and benefit. The flow between each posture is an integral part of the practice. There are three groups of movement sequences: The Primary Series which cleanses and tunes the physical body. The Intermediate Series which purifies the nervous system and the Advanced Series’ which cultivates strength and grace. Each series of postures must be accomplished before proceeding to the next. The sequential process of learning Ashtanga allows the practitioner to develop the concentration, strength, flexibility and stamina needed to progress in a safe, balanced and optimal manner. Postures are linked together through flowing movement (vinyasa). Vinyasa means breath synchronized with movement. In Ashtanga Yoga the movement is always synchronized with the breath. The result is an open heart and a clear mind in a light and strong body. Ashtanga yoga is a yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K.Pattabhi Jois (1948 – 2009).
Vinyasa flow – Core strength Vinyasa yoga is a modern style of Hatha yoga that was developed by the American yogini Sadie Nardini in 2006. This style moves students through poses in a very anatomically correct way that helps students experience their deep core centre, improving safety and stability, as well as deepening their breath.y.
Seasonal yoga – is based around working with the energy meridian lines and the related internal organs. The intention is that this focus results in us feeling physically, mentally and spiritually balanced after the practice. We aim to tune in to the individual season and then listen to the needs of our bodies. From that point we adjust, bringing balance and hopefully return ourselves to a neutral and revitalised state.
Bihar – an authentic class of asanas, breath practices, yoga nidra; with optional meditation group.
The Bihar School of Yoga (Satyananda tradition) is named after the state in India where Swami Satyananda Saraswati, who developed this integrated form of practice from traditional sources, established his first ashram and school of yoga. In the Bihar School of Yoga tradition, meditation is at the heart of yoga practice and asanas are taught in a gentle and progressive way. The purpose of asana practice is to achieve physical stability and steadiness; uniting asanas with the breath encourages the development of awareness and inner stillness, fundamental to meditation practice. All the practices work on both body and mind as these are not separate entities but aspects of the whole personality. Mind is in body and body is in mind.
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A Yoga class with Son Anderson
Chakra Dancing & Creative Meditation classes
12 - 17 year olds
Optional Satsang (meditation) until 9.15pm