Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices and disciplines that originated in ancient India. It focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. A regular yoga practice can be beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, depression and stress.
Pilates aims to strengthen the body in a balanced way with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. A regular pilates practice can improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility as well as relieve stress and tension. For elite athletes, including dancers, pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility thereby reducing the risk of injury.
Qigong is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing techniques, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. The origins of the word are Qi, meaning life force, and Gong, meaning skill cultivated through steady practice. The aim is to promote the movement and flow of energy in the body through the meridians. Slow gentle qigong movements warm tendons, ligaments, and muscles. This tonifies
vital organs and connective tissues and promotes the circulation of body fluid. Thousands of studies have shown qigong effective in helping to heal life challenges ranging from high blood pressure and chronic illness to emotional frustration, mental stress, and spiritual crisis.
Yin Yoga is deeply rooted in the philosophy of Chinese Medicine and the historical richness of Indian Yoga, each class seeks to support the wondrously subtle energetic pathways of the inner body.
Poses are held for a long while, the body is invited to yield softly through the fibrous web of fascia and the mind encouraged to settle into each moment as it unfolds.
These Yoga Classes cultivate the interconnection of the physical and subtle practices of Yoga as you will move through Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Meditation.
Experience a deeper connection with your mind, body and soul, by channeling the Kundalini energy through pranayama (breath work), posture (asana), mantra (chanting) and meditation. The Kundalini is a creative life force energy that is present in all beings. Through the practice of Kundalini yoga we raise and awaken this energy to elevate our consciousness and our spirit so that it expands and radiates outwards.