Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic and physically challenging form of yoga. Originally taught by Pattabhi Jois, it is traditionally practiced 6 days a week. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is made up of six series: Primary, Intermediate and four Advanced series. Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Seated Poses and Finishing Poses. Most poses are held for five breaths. Ashtanga is great for building up strength, flexibility and stamina.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio and physical and mental stamina in one session. Vinyasa yoga incorporates regular sequences that become familiar to students, but incorporates variations to modify, intensify, or challenge the body by altering the pace or duration of poses, and the frequency that they are repeated.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Yoga focuses on calmness, control and flexibility, so clothing should not interfere with achieving those goals. It should provide a comfortable “second skin” that permits viewing alignment and making postural adjustments as needed. Stretchable cotton-blend tank tops or tees that hug the torso work well for both men and women. Avoid tops with loose necklines or collars; they get irritating during inversions, such as in my shoulder stand experience. Women should look for bra support built into a yoga top.
Choosing yoga pants: Yoga pants with an elastic waist and that conform to the body’s shape are best. For women, yoga pants are available with a foldable waist for extra comfort and warmth. Capri-style yoga pants are also popular for both men and women. Surfers won’t have to buy extra pants; men’s board shorts, the kind surfers wear to the beach, are long enough and look great.
ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?
This class is for Adults and kids aged 12+ and open to all levels.
DO I HAVE TO BOOK?
Booking each class or course is essential. Please book your place online or via our site. If for any reason you cannot make your class please cancel your booking with at least 24 hours prior to the class or you will be charge for the missed class. Places are limited!