Hot 26

More commonly known as Bikram, it is a set sequence of twenty-six postures and two breathing techniques. It is done in a heated room of about forty degrees celsius and forty percent humidity. The class is traditionally 90min and each pose is done twice. In an hour class the same sequence is taught however not all poses are done twice. The sequence has great benefits to the body, including release of toxins, increase of blood flow and energy to the organs just to name a few. Sweating is a big part of the practice in the heat so dehydration may occur we advise to always drink lots of water. This style is suitable for both beginner, intermediate and advanced yogis alike. 

Dress: shorts, crop top or gym fitted clothing (it will get soaked)

Bring: mat, towel, water and electrolytes for the water 

 

Yin

Yin is a deep slow practice, where a pose could be held for 3-5min, these long deep stretches work into the joints, tendons, ligaments and fascia. This style is said to be more of a mental practice than a physical one allowing for the body and the mind to become in tune with the breath aiming for a meditative state. This is a powerful de-stress style of yoga and a beautiful way to create balance in everyday life. It is suitable for any age, or physical level and can be a healing tool. It has lots of benefits from increasing flexibility, increasing concentration and focus, aiding in sleep patterns to helping with depression.

Dress: comfortable clothes to move in 

Bring: mat and water 

 

Ashtanga

Ashtanga is a demanding set sequence of poses, the sequence is structured in a manner to create flexibility, build strength, create focus, discipline, stamina and synchronize movement with breath. This is a strong practice and is not suitable for beginners, classes are ninety minutes and work intensely into the upper body, hips and hamstrings.

Dress: fitted clothing comfortable to move in 

Bring: mat, towel and water 

 

Forrest

Forrest yoga, create by Ana T Forrest, it is considered to be a slow core based practice with keeping mindfulness at areas of tension in the body, postures are held for longer breath counts and props are used to intensify or assist the practice. Focus of the practice is placed on breath, strength, integrity and spirit. It is also considered to be a practice that goes beyond the mat, a type of self-healing. Suitable for any level.

 

Dress: comfortable clothes to move in

Bring: mat, towel, rolled up mat or towel, block and water

Vinyasa (Flow Yoga)

 

Vinyasa is a style of yoga created with the intent to synchronize movement with breath, it is fluid in nature and one flows from pose to pose with vinyasas in between poses. Vinyasa builds both strength and flexibility and each class is unique. This is practiced at room temperature. This style has classes available at many different levels to cater for all capabilities and fitness level.

 

Dress: fitted clothing comfortable to move in

Bring: mat, towel and water

 

Hot Flow (Heated Vinyasa)

 

Also know as Hot Flow is Vinyasa classes offered in a heated environment with the added benefit of a detoxifying the body.

 

Dress: fitted clothing comfortable to move in

Bring: mat, towel, water and electrolytes for the water