YOGA STYLES

WHAT STYLE DO I CHOOSE IF I'M A BEGINNER?

* Please choose one of these practices below and we suggest to start with Vinyasa only after 3 months of a regular practice:

Hatha Yoga, Restorative, any Yin & myofascial practice, Breathwork and Yoga Nidra,

* Please talk to your teacher before practice and let him/her know that you are a beginner.

AERIAL YOGA: Aerial Yoga combines traditional mat yoga with postures suspended in soft fabric hammocks. With the help of gravity and hammocks, we can playfully explore floating, fluid movements and create space in our bodies without compressing our joints and spine. Unlike other classes, photos and videos are encouraged in this session.

ANIMAL FLOW: Animal Flow is a fluid and natural way of movement that can help build strength, stability, and mobility. For some people, it is also a form of meditation. In this ground-based, bodyweight movement system you flow from one position to another, opening up the body and fascia while using stabilizing muscles. Although this practice is still fairly new, its popularity is growing fast, especially since the pandemic.

ASHTANGA YOGA: Guided class following the sequence of asanas strictly in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, linking the postures together in a Vinyasa. Traditional and dynamic practice applying ujayii breath, bandhas (internal locks) and drishti (vision focus) with a deep relaxation at the end of the class. Expect to sweat!

CHAKRA FLOW: A Vinyasa sequence focused on one of the seven energy centers along your spine. An opportunity to discover imbalances and blockages within these chakras and to even them out through breath and movement as well as other yogic tools. This Vinyasa practice has a changing theme each week (i.e. grounding, core strength, heart opening) and usually includes Pranayama and Meditation.

CREATIVE VINYASA: Creative Vinyasa is the extension of Vinyasa Flow where the movement is branching out from the usual sequence of Vinyasa. This class aims to bring out the happiness within you, to set yourself free and let your body "dance" with the rhythm of your breath.

DETOX FLOW: Feeling sluggish? Twist it out! Release toxins and leave this class cleansed, glowing and rejuvenated! Vinyasa means "Connection of movement, intention and breath"- to place with focus. Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic sequence taking its roots form Ashtanga Vinyasa linking the poses together like the links of a chain. A fluid and flowing practice to open and strengthen the body and mind. Expect sun salutations and to sweat!

GENTLE FLOW: This vinyasa flow practice invites you to slow down and take it easy. All postures are linked in a gentle manner, taking a step back and moving calmly and steadily with the focus on paying attention to details. Time to slow down!

HATHA FLOW: Hatha Flow is a a gentle class focusing on flowing from pose to pose and linking the movement with the breath combining Vinyasa and Hatha. Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement”. Hatha is the union of “ha,” meaning sun, and “tha,” meaning moon, and denotes creating balance between the male and female inside you unifying strength and effort through a physical practice and stretching into intuition Hatha Vinyasa Flow is a combination of vinyasas (a series of connected movements through breath), asanas (poses), pranayamas (conscious breathing), meditation and relaxation.

HATHA YOGA: Ha-tha really means ha-sun - tha-moon, inviting us through a physical yoga practice, as suggested by the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, to balance our male and femlae side within. This is a slow-paced practice with an emphasis on alignment and holding of postures to access strength and focus, while at the same time loosening up the body and finding lightness and ease. With a regular Hatha Yoga practice your body will open up and get stronger, your breathing more stable and your mind calmer – ready for seated meditation, the real goal of yoga.

HIP OPENING FLOW: Vinyasa based yoga where the focus is on stretching the muscles around the hip joint and pelvis including the buttocks, hamstrings, inner thighs, groin and abdomen.

INVERSION FLOW: This Vinyasa based class is for students who want to progress in their inversion practice (asanas such as headstand, handstand, press handstand, elbow stand and different forms of balancing transitions). We use a neurocentric (brain based) approach such a vision- & vestibular (inner ear balancing) drills to improve awareness, strength, stability and mobility of body and mind! The breath is a vital element in this practice as it is one of the main tools to control and balance Prana - our life-force. Inversions are the "King & Queen" of all asanas.

KUNDALINI YOGA: Kundalini Yoga is the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. It is a comprehensive system that combines breath (pranayama), hand positions (mudra), gaze (dhristi), sound (mantra) and meditation (dhyana) with precise physical exercises. Thereby, the glandular / hormonal system is harmonized, the nervous system strengthened, and the mind centred. Each series of exercises (kriyas) are aimed at producing specific effects that allow us to work on concrete aspects of our being. Through a regular practice, our awareness, our presence and our level of consciousness increase.

MYOFASCIAL YIN: Myofascial Release Yin is a technique that involves applying a gentle combination of the pressure of therapy balls with yin yoga poses to help balance the flow of energy, chi. To stretch & compress the deeper tissues, fascia, in the body and increase blood & energy flow which promotes freedom of movement, causing feelings of relief & relaxation.

PRANAYAMA & MEDITATION: Pranayama, literally translated, means expansion of breath and life force. In this pratice we work on various yogioc breathing techniques, which usually help the student to relax more, become clearer and access deeper layers within. We end this practce with a guided meditation.

POWER: Movement is medicine for changing your physical, emotional and mental state. With the principles of a yoga practice in combination with mobility, martial art movement and animal flow, we align strength, durability and focus with smart dynamic sequencing. Adding a little cardio on your mat, you will engage in a series of core strength practices, arm balances and fun inversions. Get happily sweaty. This is the class with a direct approach between a yogic mind and a warrior heart! If you like your yoga comes with a adrenalin sparks!

RESTORATIVE: Restorative Yoga, originally comes from Iyengar Yoga, allows the body and mind to rest and recover. Each pose is held for longer than in conventional classes (about 3-20 minutes), so a session may consist of only four to six asanas. The long holding of poses is often assisted with props such as folded blankets, blocks, belts, chairs and bolsters to ensure the body is fully supported and to allow the muscles and the nervous system to release completely. In contrast to Yin Yoga there are still actions of alignment during the pose while resting.

SUNRISE FLOW: Sunrise Flow is a class based on Vinyasa practice and is perfect to kickstart your day and boost your endorphins - the happy hormon! Vinyasa means "Connection of movement and breath" and is a dynamic sequence of breath-synchronized poses. A fluid and flowing practice to open and strengthen the body and mind. Expect to move and sweat.

VINYASA: Vinyasa means "Connection of movement, intention and breath" - to place with focus. Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic sequence taking its roots form Ashtanga Vinyasa linking the poses together like the links of a chain. A fluid and flowing practice to open and strengthen the body and mind. Expect sun salutations and to sweat!

YIN NIDRA: This class is Yin followed by Yoga Nidra. Yin Yoga is a gentle style where passive postures are held for between 2 and 5 minutes each, while Yoga Nidra (or yogic sleep) is a type of yoga where you reach a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, a kind of lucid sleep, induced by a guided meditation. It involves deep breath, visualization exercises and lying down on your mat. Yoga Nidra improves sleep and helps to release stress through conscious communication with the unconscious.

YIN RESTORATIVE: This class is the combination of the slow-paced styles of yoga: Yin & Restorative (please read their descriptions above). It is a slow paced practice where poses are held for 3-10 minutes - In contrast to Yin Yoga in Restorative Yoga here are still actions of alignment during the pose while resting.

YIN YANG: This class starts with an energizing, uplifting practice which then transitions to a deep, peaceful practice helping you feel rejuvenated and balanced for the rest of the day.

YINYASA: Exploring the balance between effort and easy, flow and relaxation. In Yinyasa, you allow yourself to understand your relationship with gravity while you use your breath to connect with movements. Find freedom with a flow while you get the chance to dive deep into your body, mind and spirit in surrendering into the Yin poses and the present moment.

YIN YOGA: Yin Yoga is slow-paced style of yoga as exercise, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time than in other styles. Advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more. The sequences of postures are meant to stimulate the channels of the subtle body known as meridians in Chinese medicine and as nadis in Hatha yoga. Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fasciae, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. A more meditative approach to yoga, its goals are awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.

YOGA BOOTCAMP: Bali Yoga Bootcamp kicks us back into shape combining the best of both worlds - smart fitness training with yoga - just using our body weight or blocks, belts and blankets. We focus on strengthening our core, legs, arms, glutes and just those areas we want to tone, tighten and strengthen from deep inside. Expect to sweat in squats, push-ups and sit-ups fusing with yoga asanas, that round the edges with alignment, deep breath, softening, relaxation and yoga philosophy.



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