Yoga Styles with Yoga Here & There
There is no one-size fits all, nor only one type of yoga appropriate for you for the rest of your life.
Balance is an important aspect that I try to convey to people practicing yoga with me. Listen to your body and choose the right class and the right yoga style for you in this particular moment in time. I was certified to teach various yoga styles, continue reading to find out more.
If you are looking for a deep yoga work out, you will find your solace in Ashtanga yoga, even if you are a total beginner. The Ashtanga Primary Series comprises of a fixed sequence of postures that traditionally are taught one by one. Since Ashtanga promotes self-practice, it is important to be aware of proper alignment and the body’s limitations. Ashtanga teaches discipline and patience. I teach led classes but can also assist practitioners with their self-practice (Mysore style).
If you feel particularly tight in the hips, struggle with back problems or feel your general energy level is not as it should, Yin yoga could be your answer. Yin yoga is about reaching into the deeper connective tissues of the body and releasing physical blockages as well as more subtle, energetic ones. Holding the – mostly seated and reclined – postures for three to five minutes will open up the major joints of the body and cultivate overall flexibility. Holding still also teaches you to find inner focus and concentration.
Classes are suited for all levels and are particularly suited for people recovering from injuries or chronic conditions.
Hatha yoga is one of the the most traditional styles of teaching asanas. After the traditional sun salutations, standing and seated poses are held for 20 to 30 seconds, giving beginners the time to get familiar with the asana and advanced practitioners to deepen their practice. This is an excellent class for beginners who are interested in laying the foundations for Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga.
If you like to flow and dance, Vinyasa yoga is a perfect way to express that creativity. We move with the breath through a sequence of standing and seated poses, including playful arm balances and challenging core exercises. We focus on core strength, the alignment of the body in space, balance and flexibility. I pay close attention to alignment and adjust where necessary.
Classes are suited for all levels, including beginners.
Yoga classes for (previous) participants of the Yoga & Health Coaching Program for People Living with a Chronic Condition.
Meditation, pranayama and yoga especially suited for people who have low energy levels, chronic pain or are otherwise restricted in their movements.
– $10 for a single class
– $55 for 6-class card
– $100 for 12-class card
If you intend to join the Yoga & Health Management Program in the future or would like to but can’t at the moment, please contact me to see if these classes are suitable for you.
If you are looking for balance in life, Yin Yang yoga offers just that. The class starts with long-held Yin yoga asanas to open up the energy meridians and the joints. We then flow into a strong standing sequence (see Vinyasa above) to get the heart pumping and the blood circulating before winding down for some relaxing closing postures. Your body and mind will enjoy the combination of a meditative practice and a physical work out.
If you need some time to support, nurture and care for your body, Restorative yoga will give you exactly what you are looking for. The postures are fully supported with bolsters, pillows and blocks and are held for long blissful minutes, thus giving body and mind the time to completely relax and let go of any kind of tension. In a world where we are constantly running to keep up with our own lives, Restorative yoga is the perfect antidote to stress and frustration.
If you feel that group classes do not offer what you need or you simply cannot attend scheduled classes, please consider taking up private classes. I have worked with people with specific chronic conditions or a preference to practice in private. Together we can decide what kind of yoga style you need on a class-by-class basis. I can support you in your healing process and any other objective, tailor the length and strength of the class entirely to your schedule and physical condition. I can also give you advice on how to develop your own practice.
If you have any queries about what I teach or yoga in general, don’t hesitate to let me know.