Yo Yoga offers Bikram and Vinyasa flow yoga, proven to be highly beneficial to body and mind!
If you don’t know it already, you will 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. Essentially an unchanging sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in a 90-minute class, Bikram is traditionally practiced in a room heated to up to 40°c and 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 able to stretch much deeper than normal, without the risk of injury.
Yo Bikram is the shorter 60-minute version of the class and 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. Yo Bikram is perfect for beginners or those who are more time-pressed.
Flow yoga is a dynamic and playful practice that is practiced in a hot 32°c and is constantly evolving and developing. The flow practice is primarily identified by breath-synchronized movement. Strongly influenced by Ashtanga and Vinyasa 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!
We also now offer a beginners class at 7.30pm on a Thursday and an intermediate class on a Friday at 6pm. All levels are still welcome in these classes.
Ashtanga is a traditional flow yoga practice and is practiced 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. Unlike the traditional South Indian self practice, we offer a led class over 60 minutes that is suitable for beginners as well as advancing practitioners.
We recommend Ashtanga as a good foundational practice to the flow.
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