Is for anyone. We modify the postures to suit the students. The postures are basic, gentle opening poses. If you want more challenging poses, you can try the styles below or the Beginner Yoga Instructor can offer suggestions for deepening your practice.
Is a gentle class suited for Seniors or those with Physical Limitations. If you've recently had surgery or an illness, you may find this class a good re-introduction to Yoga or Physical Activity.
Interested in trying Yoga for strength and stability? Join us for easy to follow instruction in a positive and supportive environment. Yoga will increase awareness, flexibility and strength. Power postures and exercises help to improve core strength and stability. This low to no impact full body workout combination leaves you feeling strong, balanced, relaxed and rejuvenated!
Tai Chi is also a healing art that originated in China more than two thousand years ago. It is a series of continuous, circular, slow, relaxed and smooth flowing movements that has numerous health benefits for people of all ages and health conditions. Tai Chi is not just a form of physical exercise; tremendous Qi is generated and circulates throughout the body when one adheres to certain theories of movement, specific posture alignment and -- in one or two of the forms -- particular breathing. The callisthenics of Tai Chi attracts many more practitioners than Qigong, as does its feeling of fluidity of movement.
Qigong literally means “life energy work” -- a way of working with the life energy. It is a healing art, a way of cultivating physical, spiritual, emotional and psychical health, that originated in China about seven thousand years ago, widely practised by the shaman priests during that primitive era. Qigong is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and was first detailed in an ancient Chinese medical text book -- the Huang Di Nei Jing or Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon - that has been regarded as the fundamental doctrinal source for Chinese medicine for well over two millennia and is still in use today. Subsequent Chinese medical books published in antiquity also reveal detailed theory and the clinical practice of Qigong procedures for treating disease and enhancing health. The art of Qigong can be practised as physical movement that incorporates breathing exercises, or as stationary meditation.
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.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The term yoga nidra is derived from two Sanskrit words, yoga meaning union or one-pointed awareness, and nidra, translating to sleep. Not sleep as we think of it, but rather a conscious sleep. Using various techniques, a state of conscious deep sleep that goes far beyond deep relaxation, to a place of intrinsic peace and quiet, may be achieved. Contact with the subconscious and unconscious dimensions occurs spontaneously in the threshold state between sleep and wakefulness. In this place, where the consciousness resides between external awareness and sleep, it becomes very powerful and can be applied in many ways; for example, to develop memory, increase knowledge & creativity or to transform one’s nature.
Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelivis, and lower spine. While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passice or soft, Yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures from 4-6 minutes.