Hatha Yoga – (Based on Sivananda Principles)
Hatha yoga is a wonderful ancient practice that is over 2000 years old. It is translated as Ha “sun” – tha “moon”. This refers to the balance of the masculine aspects of the Sun (active and hot), and the feminine aspects of the moon (receptive and cool) which reside within all of us.
Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength, tone and flexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose.
We focus on the Asana (postures). Working with flowing salutations to warm the body alongside static poses with forward bends, back bends, twists, side bends, balance and inversions. At the same time bringing our attention to the breath (Pranayama), which will help us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.
Restful Hatha Yoga
Restful Hatha Yoga is a gentle form of Yoga. It serves to bring flexibility, musculoskeletal and emotional release and quietude of the mind.
We work with relaxing floor poses to bring softness to the breath. This is accompanied by soothing mantra music to help you relax, regenerate, renew and feel grounded.
Hatha Chakra Healing Yoga
The 7 Chakras are the energy centres in our body through which energy flows.
The word Chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning Wheel, or the Seat of Consciousness.
A Chakra is like power house of energy. Within our bodies, you have seven of these major energy centres and many more minor ones.
You can think of Chakras as invisible, rechargeable batteries.
Sometimes chakras become blocked because of stress, emotional or physical problems. If the body’s energy system cannot flow freely it is likely that problems will occur.
This weekly class will help to re-align the energy centres, by focusing on static yoga poses associated to each of the 7 Chakras. This will produce a healing effect on the body and mind.
Sound Bathing uses Himalayan Singing Bowl and Koshi Wind Chime instruments. It is a gentle relaxing experience of relaxation and transformation through sound and vibration, referred to as Nada music mediation. Letting go and tuning into the sound can help you let go of stress, emptying your mind of thoughts and expanding your consciousness.
Candle Gazing Meditation
The secret of Candle Gazing lies in that you gaze at an object that captures your attention. Candle gazing, if practised regularly can hone and develop your concentration. It brings the mind to a place of stillness, distractions dissolve away and the mind becomes focused on the flame. Candle gazing meditation can improve memory, bringing the mind to supreme awareness.
1-1 Yoga Sessions
We also offer, one off session or on going private 1 to 1 sessions. These are specifically tailored to your needs which also includes a home program to incorporate your own practice.
Yoga Mats, blocks, straps, blankets and cushions are provide but if you like to use your own mat feel free to bring it.
No mobile phones and silence is expected during the classes.
Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes.