Hatha Vinyasa flow

Monday 7pm
Thursday 7pm



Yin Yoga is a floor based therapeutic yoga suitable for every body.

It is a slow, simple, quiet practice which allows the student to turn inward, to tune into the physical sensations in the body.  It is the practice of targeting the deeper connective tissues of the body, the fascia, ligaments tendons. 

The pose is held for an extended period of time (five minutes or more) making the experience of Yin meditative allowing the student to explore their inner landscape.  

QI (CHI) ENERGY Vital Life Force.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine a person’s health is directly linked to the quality and flow of Qi throughout the body.  When Qi is flowing free throughout the body then all the physiological processes of the body work in harmony. When the flow is deficient or stuck, it leads to disease (dis-ease) and disharmony.

Yin Yoga



Wednesday 7pm




Hatha Yoga is the teaching of physical postures (asanas).

Vinyasa is the sequencing of postures (asanas) in a fluid dynamic way.

Suitable for beginners and progressive yoga practitioners.

Hatha Vinyasa yoga is a strong practice marrying the flow of movement with the flow of breath facilitating a deeper more integrated connection between the mind and body.

Hatha Vinyasa builds strength and flexibility through the fluid movement intensive practice.

The classes are sequenced to allow for a smooth transition from pose to pose linking breath to movement.

The conscious flow of breath helps boost energy and health.

Creating a deep connection between body and mind.

FUSION YOGA



Wednesday 8.15pm




Fusion Yoga blends the dynamic yang practice of hatha vinyasa with the deeply relaxing practice of Yin

The class is an active integration of light and dark, masculine and feminine, the inhale and the exhale.

This practice begins with a centering to calm the mind, bringing a sense of presence to the physical body. Following on to a mindful vinyasa flow, feeling into the breath, bringing presense to the sensations while moving in a flow. The practice will then blend seamlessly into a deeply restful, chilled out, Yin practice bringing in the more meditative aspect of presence and stillness.

Mind, Body, Spirit.

EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA


YAMA

External Discipline
Ethical Rules
Moral Imperatives
The Yamas include
Ahimsa – Non Violence
Non-harming
Satya – Truthfullness
Asteya – Non-Stealing
Brahmacharya – Sexual Restraint, Fidelity
Aparigraha – Non-Covetourness
Non Possessiveness


NIYAMA

Internal Discipline
Virtues
The Niyamas Include

Shaucha- Pureness of Mind, Speech and Body
Santosha- Contentment, acceptance of What Is
Tapas- Self Discipline
Svadhyaya – Study of Self
Ishvarapranidhana – Surrender to God Supreme Being


ASANA

Posture
Seat

Asana refers to a posture that can be held for a time, staying steady, comfortable and motionless.


PRANAYAMA

Control of the Breath
Yoga Breathing

The conscious regulation of the breath.
The inhale
The full pause
The exhalation
The empty pause


PRATYAHARA

Withdrawal of Senses
Closing the mind to the Sensory World

Drawing awareness inward.
Retracting the sensory experience from external objects.  

Being present.


DHARANA

Concentration of Mind.

The practice of holding the mind on a particular inner state or subject.

Breath
Mantra
Object
Concept


DHYANA

The practice or process of actively reflecting or contemplating on Dharana,
the state of mind.  

The Witness

The Observer


SAMADHI

Union with the Divine
Oneness
The spiritual state where one’s mind is so absorbed in whatever it is contemplating on that the mind loses the sense of its own identity.  
The thinker
the thought process and the thought fuse with the subject of thought.