Hatha yoga classes incorporate various classical hatha yoga poses into a flowing sequence. These classes will typically include warm ups and/or sun salutations, standing poses, balancing poses, a series of floor poses and a guided relaxation at the end of class.
Steady poses and breath work will help you build strength and flexibility, and allow you space and time to reconnect body, mind and spirit.
Hatha yoga classes are suitable for beginner through to intermediate levels of yoga experience. Typically poses will be taught in their basic forms with variations and modifications offered.
Restorative yoga is generally a slower-paced more gentle class. It is a beautiful way to start the day, and is suitable for everyone, but especially for people who may be working through an illness or injury.
Restorative yoga usually includes a combination of hatha and Qigong yoga poses, focusing on building strength, flexibility and energy flow throughout the body and mind.
Qigong (Chi Gung) yoga stems from a Chinese tradition which focuses on balancing one’s qi (chi), or energy. As a style of yoga, it blends poses into an unbroken flow. The movements in and out of postures are as important as the postures themselves.
This beautiful style of yoga helps increase flexibility, strength and energy flow, as well as strengthen and massage the internal organs. Qigong yoga is a wonderful way to calm the mind and increase energy.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
In a vinyasa flow practice poses are connected and flow from one to another. Breathing with the poses is essential in this practice. Because vinyasa flow is generally faster paced, it may feel more intense. The practice will always include warm-ups and usually sun salutations.