Monday Flow class
Sometimes called Vinyasa Flow or Power Yoga, Vinyasa at its purest is based on an ancient form, and is a style of yoga devised by Krishnamacharya in Mysore, India in the early 20th century.
Astanga means ‘8 limbs’ and refers to Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga ~
- Nama ~ moral codes
- Niyama ~ self-purification and study
- Asana ~ posture
- Pranayama ~ breath control
- Pratyahara ~ withdrawing of the mind from the senses
- Dharana ~ concentration
- Dhiyana ~ deep meditation
- Samadhi ~ union with the object of meditation
The delight of Vinyasa is the marrying of the breath to movement; each Asana is accompanied by focussed breathing to enhance the practice, heat the body and focus the mind.
We start moving through the Primary Series, changing our focus each week to a different area of the body. We may add in further Asanas from the Second Series, depending on accessibility and interest.
Monday, Thursday & Friday Explore class
In the Explore sessions, we take most of the elements of the Primary series and break them down to allow you to explore the mechanics and ‘feel’ of the Asana (pose). It’s ideal for those who don’t want a fast class, have little or no yoga experience, or who want to go deeper into the physiology of yoga and spend time understanding the benefits of each pose. We take our time and understand how each Asana is built from the ground up.