Description of Classes
- Outer yoga is physically strengthening, with deep, core openings in your joints and lengthening your entire spine, from your tailbone to your neck
- inner yoga nourishes the internal organs and gathers and conserves living energy (prana), and
- integral yoga dissolves the duality of mind and body to merge with the primordial energy of the cosmos. you experience yourself at the deepest level of your being.
- Unstiffen your supple body (yoga asana and kriyas)
- Unchatter your quiet mind (deep relaxation, concentration and meditation)
- Unfreeze your fiery heart (pranayama, breathing practices and pratyahara, which means sensory management)
Guided deep relaxation and self healing, yoga nidra. When the mind touches the body, cells respond (Tues 12.30-1.15pm & Wed 6.30-7.30pm)
The literal translation of yoga nidra is yogic sleep. It is simple, guided, physical relaxation session with imagery, practiced lying down, designed to find stillness and calm. It promotes a sense of very deep rest, peace and spontaneous healing. Yoga nidra leads to a blissful experience, where the body is able to totally let go and the mind becomes calm and clear. Relax and heal. For stress relief and self healing.
GENTLE FLOW YOGA:
Easy, gentle flow yoga (Mon 10.15-11.30am, Tues & Thurs 11.30am-12.30pm)
Bring awareness and peace to your morning as you take time to nurture your body and mind. Yoga stretches and exercise for muscles, joints, glands and internal organs. A well-rounded class that coaxes you to engage in a gentle, yet powerful way to use your limbs, spine, muscles and lungs and contains all the Shanti Yoga elements. It starts on the floor with a short meditation, followed by yoga breathing (pranayama) and includes slow release floor stretches that restore health and are strenghtening. The deep breathing practices during the class help to connect breath and movement, balance your energies and experience freedom and relaxation. The class concludes with Shanti yoga sun salutation. For mind-body wellbeing. Walk-in stressed-out, walk-out energised. This class is suitable for everyone.
HEALTHY BACK, ABS, HIPS, LEGS:
Incorporates Yoga postures and exercises (asanas), yogic breathing (pranayama), concentration (dharana), inner silence meditation (antar mauna) and relaxation (nidra). Kidz Yoga is a system of many different things to practice and ways to think and feel, which make the body and mind strong and healthy. It also helps children be happy, peaceful and full of good energy. It opens up a world of peace, creativity, joy and disciplines for children from all walks of life.
A relaxing way to still the mind, learn to stay calm, explore your inner universe, awaken extraordinary powers of the mind and access altered states of consciousness. Unlock feelings of pleasure, bliss and peace of mind, as well as give yourself a new perspective on life. Abandon personal agendas and allow your inherent inquisitiveness to help lead you to further exploration that overcomes doubt and hesitation. When the mind is silent, it radiates compassion, joy and humour.
The pranayama class is how to breathe for optimal health. It offers gentle, powerful and easy-to-follow yoga breathing and visualisation instructions, to soothe away tiredness, stress and illness. It incorporates the body with universal awareness, diaphragmatic breathing for pulmonary health, the complete (three-part) yoga breath and sound (vibrational healing) to help you find your home in the breath. The breath is the ultimate power behind the cosmos. Central to the healing process, it is our first and last possession - the natural rhythm of life and our link with the divine of all creation. Breathing irregularities foster disease. In this class, you will dissolve stress, relax your body and mind and open yourself fully and authentically to the transformative power of the spirit in action.
STRETCH AND TONE
Classical Shanti Yoga with warm ups, ‘fix-its’ and classical resting poses. When time is of the essence (55 min. class). Increase and maintain health and flexibility. Walk-in stressed-out, walk-out blissed out.
Yoga for total renewal will help you maintain flexibility while regaining strength. Let years of accumulated tightness and stiffness be removed from your body and feel the clock turning back. Foundation yoga poses practiced with awareness, gentleness and non-competitiveness, in a state of relaxation and with healthy, deep breathing. In these sessions, classical Shanti Yoga asanas are systematically combined with the additional help of other Yogic adjuncts, which are a combination of locks, seals and gestures. Prana, or life energy, is awakened, balanced and expanded in the body and mind and latent, physical tension and energy blocks are removed, leading to a feeling of clarity, lightness and wellbeing. This is a class for strengthening as well as stretching. If your schedule permits, attend tag yoga i.e. the earlier session of Yoga Peace or Pranayama and follow up with the Guided Relaxation and Meditation session, for a truly wonderful experience.
A perfect class to end your day, where the breath is used to move and explore the body. Unravel by strengthening and stretching your body, learn to let go of tension and centre the mind. This is a mixed level class that begins with warm-up and restorative stretching and poses and slow vinyasa (breath-synchronised movement) in the first half of the class. The second half has a change in pace and purpose and ends with standing poses and sun salutation vinyasa.
YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF: Tues 10.30-11.30am & Th 10.30-11.30am.
CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE & BOLLYWOOD COURSE:
BOLLYWOOD DAYTIME FUN MOVEMENT:
Easy to learn, fun, Bollywood dance workout. Structured moves. Cardio-respiratory endurance and memory is developed whilst you are guided towards weight-loss, fitness, fun, health, vitality and wellbeing.
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