Classes are inspired by our study of classical teachings of Hatha yoga in disciplines that include Iyengar, Sivananda, Satyananda, Krishnamacharya, Scaravelli and Dona Holleman's Centered Yoga system. Hatha yoga focuses on the physical (asana) and pranayama (breath work) aspects of yoga. Hatha yoga can be powerful, gentle, dynamic and restorative. It can be practiced in many forms including vinyasa, mala and holding postures for a longer period. We are inspired by a broad range of classical Hatha practices weaving their forms and expressions into the classes.
Classes includes Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), and guided relaxation. Standing, inverted, forward bends, back-bends, sitting, balances and twistings are practiced with a different focus each week. Working with principles that include rooting, anatomical precision and alignment, 'not doing', hara (energy centre), intension, universal forces, peripheral vision and awareness, students are encouraged to uncover their own true posture.
Classes are suitable for all levels (except for complete beginners - we recommend that you enrol on one of the beginners courses), from those that have practised a little yoga through to intermediate and experienced practitioners - variations are given accordingly.