If you don’t know it already, you’ll soon find out that yoga helps you to establish and maintain a healthy weight. It tones your muscles, does wonderful things for your skin and hair and without a doubt, adds a healthy glow to your appearance. But more than that, it also helps enormously to relieve stress, increase energy and keep the mind more calm, focused and clear. Yoga helps with concentration, patience, determination and self control. In other words, it makes you look and feel amazing.
Bikram is the original hot yoga. It was designed by colourful yoga guru Bikram Choudhury and is an unchanging sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in a 90-minute, class, in 40°c heat. The practise was designed as a rejuvenating exercise to strengthen the entire body from head to toe. The organs, glands and nerves are stimulated and the heat allows for the release of toxins through sweating. The muscles, ligaments and joints are also able to stretch much deeper than normal, without the risk of injury.
Ashtanga is a traditional flow yoga practice in 30°c heat. It is based on a set sequence of postures that combine stretching, strengthening, focusing and breathing to create a powerful yet graceful practice. We offer a guided 60-minute class that is suitable for beginners as well as advancing practitioners.
Yo Bikram is the shorter 60-minute version of the class and definitely our most popular class. It is essentially the same as the Bikram class, but some of the postures aren’t repeated and the transitions are slightly quicker. It’s the perfect class for beginners or those who are more time-pressed.
Flow yoga is a dynamic and playful practice, with the studio heated to a fairly hot 36°c. The flow practice is primarily identified by breath-synchronized movement. Strongly influenced by Ashtanga and power yoga, the practice of flow yoga has become one of the most popular practices in the west and is an intense, full body workout. Each flow class will be slightly different to the next, depending on who is instructing, what music is played and what the instructor offers on the day.