Energize your morning Start your morning off with this energizing practice and set the tone for the rest of your day. Warm up and awaken the body with a few rounds of sun salutations, gradually adding in more vigorous poses to stretch and strengthen the whole body, while focusing on breath and alignment. Leave feeling more open, balanced and energized.
Delightful Flow Delightful Flow is a breath centred flow meant for students with some yoga experience ( 4-6 months ) who are interested in building upon the yogic foundations: cultivating the right frame of mind and inner discipline while easing musculoskeletal tension and building sustainable strength and flexibility as well as advanced practitioners who are interested in revisiting the roots. Delightful Flow puts stress on breath before poses and simplicity and attention over striving and achievement and as such is adaptable to individual needs. Pure delight for body and mind.
Fit Flow Fitness inspired yoga flow that will make you feel fitter,lighter, healthier and more grounded. Breath is the primary focus and the physical work is organized around it. It is a mixture of cardio and HIIT blended into yoga poses so you can work out and work in at the same time. Get fit without compromising the grounding effects of yoga
Gentle Flow This is a fluid and creative class with enough rest to allow for the energy awakened during the practice to be absorbed by the mind and body. This class encourages a gentle and mindful practice, with short holds allowing those of us with hectic schedules and restless minds an opportunity to ground and connect.
Hatha Yoga This is a physical and spiritual movement class that focuses on classical Yoga poses in order to achieve strength, grounding and balance. This class will often include an element of pranayama (breathing exercises). Suitable for those of us looking for a focused, classical and mindful practice.
In-Trinity Flow This class is a combination of the heating, dynamic aspects of a vinyasa flow class and the freedom and accessibility that comes from using the In-Trinity boards. In-Trinity® is a practice that accesses development of the mind & body through movement. The Johnny G In-Trinity Board by Matrix redefines the training environment. With new opportunities for movement below the board, this practice builds strength, deepens flexibility and improves balance, coordination and agility. For the first time, you can take your training further than ever possible before. In-Trinity programs breathe new life into traditional practices like yoga, Pilates and martial arts. Uniquely designed by Johnny G, this “energy-in” practice promotes physical and mental wellbeing for all fitness levels.
Inversion & Arm Balance If you've always wanted to get strong through yoga and have been dreaming of trying out certain poses but still can't seem to grasp the alignment to achieve them, this class is perfect for you. We will focus on 2 to 3 inversion and arm balances per class and the strength and flexibility needed to achieve them. If you already have been practicing inversions and arm balances this class can still benefit you as we will also learn transitions between poses; for example, crow to headstand and back to crow, side crow to eka pada koundinyasana to chin stand and many more.
Levitation The levitation class is a yoga class taught with the body (or parts of it) supported by a Yoga swing suspended from the cieling. Using the swing can help you go deeper into your yoga practice as it help you: - rediscover poses you've practiced many times before - go deeper into poses - make easy poses more challenging - achieve poses you could not before - heal back and neck aches using traction - awaken and nurture your inner child
Master Class In this class, we will be breaking down intermediate and advanced postures in order to understand all elements of flexibility and strength required for each of those postures. The classes will include preparation and instructions around each one of those "master" postures to help the student achieve or work towards achieving those more complex to understand poses. Examples of "master" postures include: arm balances, inversions, deep back bends and deep forward folds.
Prenatal Yoga Prenatal yoga is a practice customized to the pregnant body with a balance between building strength, gently stretching in preparation for birth, and relieving the aches and pains of pregnancy. It is an adjusted practice utilizing a variety of props as well as techniques (that can also be used during labour), such as meditation, breathing, visualization and pawanmuktasana (joint release).
Having experienced the joy of prenatal yoga first hand during her pregnancy, Sara is a certified prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher eager to share her love for this special practice with others.
These classes are suitable for all levels. Please consult your doctor before joining.
Restorative & Yoga Nidra In this class you will be holding Yoga poses in a passive way to help you stretch deeply with minimum effort. This class is about restoring the energy to your body and learning to quieten the mind in stillness, so that you have more power and strength to go through life with ease.
Yoga Nidra translated to Yogic sleep. In this laying down meditation practice you will be in a relaxed state between wakefulness and sleeping. The result is a calmer, clearer mind and an energised body. It is believed that half an hour of Yoga Nidra is equal to five hours of sleep. Slow Flow Breath centered flow aimed at building upon the yogic foundations : cultivating the right frame of mind and inner discipline while easing musculoskeletal tension and building functional strength and flexibility. It puts stress on breath before poses and simplicity and attention over achievement. A delight for body and mind it can be a fantastic addition to a regular fitness routine. Vinyassa Flow This is a heating, powerful, dynamic vinyasa flow class. The class built on sun salutations, vigorous poses and breath. This class aims to create purification, clarity and fun.
Yang Yoga The principle of Yin and Yang is a fundamental concept in Chinese philosophy and states that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, for example female-male, dark-light and cold-hot. The two opposites complement each other and, as their famous symbol illustrates, contain each other: each side has at its core an element of the other.
Most known Yoga styles have a Yang approach, generating heat and active movement in the practice, and focusing mainly in preparing (warming up) the muscles to help them take care of the most sensitive and less flexible parts of our body structure (Joints= ligaments, tendons and connective tissue). In Yang classes we will explore an active practice, with a Hatha/Vinyasa approach, focused on creating heat in our muscles, gaining strength and balancing energies.
Yin Yoga Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style, in which few asanas are practiced and they are sustained by long periods of time (3 to 5 minutes), targets connective tissue and doesn't work with the muscles, therefore doesn't generate heat.
YinYoga applies moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body –tendons, fascia and ligaments– with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
Being a more meditative approach to Yoga, YinYoga aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence and at finding space, in the physical body and in the energy body. It stimulates our Parasympathetic Nervous System, known as our Rest & Digest state, in which our body calms down, reducing stress and nourishing our metabolism.
Yin Yoga is NOT intended as a complete practice itself but more as a balancing complement to more active (Yang) forms of Yoga and exercise.
*For this practice we suggest wearing comfortable and warm clothes (long pants, socks, a comfortable sweater or long sleeve jumper). Also its recommended not to eat before the practice.
Yin/Yang Yoga This class is a delicious blend of the restful, creative and cooling qualities of the feminine (Yin) and the vigorous, strengthening and heating qualities of the masculine (Yang). This is a deep, integrated and satisfying practice.
Yoga Basics This class focuses on the breath to still the mind, open the heart and heal the body. It explores correct breathing techniques, proper alignment, the basics of Yoga poses and their benefits in alleviating physical ailments. This class is open to absolute beginners regardless of adult age or size, as well as to those students with a background in yoga who wish to improve their yoga practice.
Yoga for Back Pain In this class, we will look at the main movements to treat the most common pains in the back, shoulders and neck. Please inform your instructor of any restrictions in movement or any guidelines from your doctor.
Yogalates One hour class to improve strength, flexibility and stability, a great mix of yoga poses and Pilates deep muscle tone exercises within a deep mind body connection.
Yoga Developed in India, yoga is a spiritual practice that has been evolving for the last 5,000 years or so. The original yogis were reacting, in part, to India's ancient Vedic religion, which emphasized rituals. The yogis wanted a direct spiritual experience -- one on one -- not symbolic ritual. So they developed yoga.
Yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the classical language of India
Yoga helps manage or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, stress and other conditions and diseases. What's more, yoga:
Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
Reduces stress and tension
Boosts self esteem
Improves concentration and creativity
Stimulates the immune system
Creates sense of well being and calm.
Yoga instructors are 200hr yoga alliance certified and are mindful of different levels and abilities within the class. Our yoga instructors aim to give enough attention to each member of the class.