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Sivananda comprises Pranayama practices (breathing exercises) followed by Sun salutations and classical asanas that include a variety of sitting, standing and inverted postures. The morning mantras class is dedicated to Sun Salutations! We have created this class after the success of our Sun Salutations event with Radhika. You will experience Pranayama (breath work) techniques and continuous rounds of a traditional Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) While Radhika chants traditional sun mantras. This is a truly meditative practice and one to try.
This class is a hybrid of pranayama (breathing practice), Vinyasa Flow Yoga, neuro-hacks and therapeutic exercise methods. Each class takes you through a balanced sequence to iron out all the tightness held in your body, strengthen your core and reset and invigorate your nervous system, leaving you in optimal condition to take on your life. It’s the perfect blend of traditional yoga and modern exercise science.
Finish up your work week with this Yin/Yang style of class. Washing away the working week and setting you up for a regenerating weekend. Eli’s classes are a deep dive into all elements of the self with a focus on intrinsic core stability and finding space in the body and mind. I have no doubt you will feel energised and free of the stressors from the past week and be able to move into your weekend with a relaxed and free inner-being, This class is followed by our Free Meditation class, also taught by Eli, and coupled together makes a great way to wash away a busy week, connect and revitalise mind, body and spirit.
with Crystal Singing Bowls Sound Bath
This class will take you through a progressive approach to experiencing and enjoying meditation! With Yoga Nidra, deep relaxation practice and a Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Bath session. The Crystal Bowls can create balance and help to clean out the chatter in the mind, making a deeper sense of relaxation and connection inwardly.
In this flowing class, the breath is synchronised with mindful movements. Every class begins with a warm-up through the six movements of the spine. Combining dynamic postures and static postures, you are guided with variations to enable you to practice at your own level of intensity. Pranayama (breathing techniques) are practised at the beginning or end of each class. Each yoga practice ends with the final posture, Savasana. Finishing your practice with deep relaxation helps the mind and body to assimilate the yoga postures and fosters greater self-awareness. This class is suitable for most levels of experience.
A purely Yin class to restore the flow of energy in the body with relation to Chinese Medicine Meridian energy. Yin practices allow you to open and lengthen through the connective tissues of the joints, with longer time spent in each shape and an emphasis on relaxing the muscles to allow the release of the connective tissue. The class is done mostly on the floor and postures are based on opening specific channels of the body based on the meridian organ. You will feel renewed and restored after your yin practice and can affect specific organs and energy in the body with this mindful practice.
This unique Therapeutic Yoga class focuses on combining Isometric Drills with yoga. Elena is a posture expert and may be able to help you relieve pain and build a greater understanding of your body while creating space, strength, and greater mobility. Correcting postural misalignment and activating the gluteal muscles, this class has a strong focus on postural alignment and uses isometric, isokinetic muscles activation, and muscle energy technique in yoga.
Rise early to energise your body with a focused (& sometimes playful) practice. This class respects the traditions of yoga and blends it with contemporary functional movement, mobility & intentional exploration. Start your day fresh with a smile & set yourself up for an awesome day!
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Ashtanga Blend includes a shortened version of the Primary Series to allow a variety of postures to be experienced. As a gentle to moderate version of Ashtanga, it is suitable for all levels; from beginners to more experienced practitioners. The classes include optional physical challenges offered throughout a dynamic flow leading towards a final guided meditation as part of a 10-minute savasana. The emphasis in this style of yoga is on building physical strength and flexibility, while developing concentration and focused breath awareness, to create a mental and physical release. Some yoga experience is recommended.
Dynamic Hatha classes at CYS are an invigorating practice designed to generate energy and build your capacity. You can expect an integrated Vinyasa-based sequence to charge up your batteries, with a progression through some more challenging poses that will enable you to expand your practice, and maybe surprise yourself too! Awaken and activate your Yoga practice with these dynamic classes.
In following the Iyengar tradition, each week of the month tends to be focused on a different set of asanas – standing poses, forward bends, backward bends, restorative and pranayama. Within this cycle, each class will typically have a theme. Props are used in a range of ways including to assist students to safely approximate an asana, awakening intelligence in specific parts of the body.
Restorative yoga provides relaxed rejuvenation for the body and the mind. It is especially useful when you need to eliminate fatigue and stress that result from your daily activities.
Many restorative yoga poses are similar to normal yoga poses, except that they are performed with the support of props. And hence, poses are passive instead of active. Poses are held for longer to allow muscles to relax and restore the body to its optimal energy level.
Ashtanga is a strong dynamic style of yoga which was developed by Sri Pattabhi Jois, who was a student of Krishnamacharya – an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and scholar who is largely considered to be the father of modern-day yoga. This 90-minute class loosely follows the Ashtanga Primary Series, but often takes a detour to explore specific asana or pranayama techniques. New students are very much welcome and modifications are available, but the class is generally better suited to those who are fit and have had some exposure to yoga previously.
Niki teaches a style of Haṭha yoga that is slow and gentle yet challenging. She has been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli. Vanda believed in following one’s inner teacher rather than structuring yoga into a method. As Vanda explains in her book Awakening the Spine: ‘You have to learn how to listen to your body, going with it and not against it, avoiding all effort or strain. You will be amazed to discover that, if you are kind to your body, it will respond in an incredible way.
Niki has been inspired by this idea, choosing to slow down, listen deeply to the body and release tension, so the body may restore balance and original movement patterns. Vanda understood that with careful, sensitive awareness we open to the subtle qualities that support healthy movement: awareness of breath, of the spine, of tension and relationship to gravity. As tensions melt, the spine awakens in response to gravity and the breath waves open in freedom. Simultaneously other body parts, including the shoulders, hips and pelvis, also release and open.
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This style of vinyasa hatha yoga is based on active movements. You will learn to move your body with intelligence and freedom, with a particular focus on ensuring that movement of the spine is active, free, and easy. You will have the option of practising backbends, arm balances and inversions in these classes with careful guidance on good foundation and alignment, and as you (the student) feel ready and able. This style is a flowing practise that will get circulation and energy moving through your body.