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 – Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike.
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.
Hatha yoga – Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. Hatha, pronounced Ha Ta is the umbrella of all yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated two ways: as “willful” or “forceful,” or the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha is also translated as ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon.” This refers to the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon—within all of us. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites.
Yin Yoga – is a slow-paced style of yoga as exercise, incorporating principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time. For beginners, asanas may be held from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more.
Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. … During the long holds of restorative yoga, however, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It’s a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body.
Yoga nidra promotes deep rest and relaxation that isn’t found in your average meditation practice. The stages of body scan and breath awareness alone can be practiced to calm the nervous system, leading to less stress and better health.
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Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Course
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Children’s yoga classes promote a sense of well-being through the use of postures, meditation and mindfulness. Sonja uses games, music and stories to introduce children to the benefits of yoga. The Kids love Son's classes.
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This is the best way for 11-16year olds to take control of their monkey minds. Bringing the physical and mental practice of yoga together so Tweens stay grounded and calm during this time.
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