Bikram Yoga is a standardised series of 26 hatha yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises whose objective is to stimulate, strengthen & stretch every single muscle, organ and system of the body in one 90 minute package!
The sequence of postures is exactly the same in each session allowing you to quite easily track your progress from class to class.
This is a beginners series, designed for everyone from ballerinas to pensioners to "stiff as a brick" weight lifters.
Each posture has varying levels of advancement meaning that after practicing for even 15 years, there will always be somewhere new that you can take your body.
By the end of the 90 minute workout, you will have worked every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament as well as internal organs and glands while systematically moving fresh oxygenated blood throughout your entire body... as well as a pretty kick ass cardiovascular workout ;)
A Bikram Yoga class is a great place to begin your hot yoga journey and as proven by our many many students over the years, it kick starts the wonderful addiction of feeling just how good your body is designed to feel!
In oriental philosophy, there is the sun (yang) and the moon (yin) that are in contrast of each other. The sun is strong, powerful and protecting like a father and the moon is soft, caring and nurturing like a mother.
Translated into yoga terms, Yin Yoga is a softer side of yoga, comparing to the stronger sides like Bikram or Vinyasa yoga.
We focus on intensively relaxing the body into Yin positions to achieve deeper stretches, not only to our muscles but also to our joints and ligaments.
Every pose is held for an extended period of time, sometimes up to 10 minutes or even more!
While it may sound like an easy class, Yin Yoga offers a lot of challenges in different levels:
First and foremost, for most of us who are always busy and moving, to slow down and find relaxation and stillness for an extended time is a challenge in itself.
Next, the extended time of each posture creates a much deeper stretch than any other exercise most people are used to, consequently this can create very intense physical or emotional sensations or breakthroughs...
While Yin Yoga is great on its own, it truly shines when practiced in combination of a Yang style practice like Bikram or Vinyasa yoga.
Both the strong and soft sides of yoga are complementary to each other to create balance and overall wellness.
Inferno Hot Pilates is a training system which combines Pilates principles with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and is practiced in our perfectly heated room.
It is an intense full body workout designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health.
Inferno Hot Pilates creates long lean muscle mass, burns fat (even up to 48hrs after the class!) and increases overall fitness levels.
It helps to create a stronger core, focusing on areas of the body that are under active through the modern lifestyle and also helps to improve circulation.
It is practiced on a yoga mat making it zero impact and protective of the joints of the body.
This class is open to all levels.
Vinyasa means "breath-synchronised" movement and "Hot Vinyasa Flow" is basically all about tying dynamic movement and breath into one gorgeous sweaty bow!
The class is a continuous dynamic flow paced by the steady rhythm of your breath.
The breath gives you a calming, mental focus point as well as delicious oxygen to power you, while the continual movement provides a great cardiovascular benefit and an opportunity for us to practice the art of breathing and moving effectively... an art which benefits ALL forms of training in and out of the hot room!
The class is strong. In Hot Vinyasa we train both strength and flexibility, BUT this class is still available to everyone regardless of their strength & flexibility :)
There is no fixed sequence in Hot Vinyasa Flow which keeps your practice varied and requires your mind to stay focused.
A Hot Vinyasa Flow class in other words is both a great place to start and to continue challenging yourself and is an excellent complement to any of the other styles of yoga that we offer.
This yoga class is specifically designed to help relieve pain and encourage mobility for those suffering from physical injuries and illnesses.
This class contains gentle breath centred movements adaptable to all levels in a heated room.
The second stage of the class will have poses that are held up to 2-3 breaths to release tension in the body and the mind.
With breath centred movements this allows for better overall movement quality regardless of the level of your abilities.
If your mobility in the class requires a chair, we will provide this as well as the necessary guidance and adjustments so that you can enjoy the benefits of the yoga class using a chair.
Core Power Yoga is a dynamic yet foundation building class that will take your body through challenging postures with a core strengthening focus and leave you feeling reconnected with your core and your breath.
Built on the fundamental principles of power yoga, this dynamic yet foundation building class will work your body, turn your focus inward and give your core an absolutely kick ass workout.