Ashtanga Inspired Yoga
This session is based on the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga system. In classes we will explore the structure of asana and the process of synchronisation these with the breath, we will also use the 'count' (ekam, dve, trini…) as a mantra to take the practice from not just a breath and body synchronisation, but to a mind, breath and body synchronisation.
Influenced by my own teacher, John Scott, the classes may also include elements of the 'baby sequence' (a series of preparatory movements), Matthew Sweeney's moon sequence, alternative practices for the moon day, pranayama and a little bit of chanting.
Hot Yoga is a series of Hatha Yoga postures in a heated room of between 80-90 degrees. The series of Hatha Yoga postures steadily help you experience cardiovascular improvements, strength, stamina, core and restorative training, all in one sequence.
The energy cycle works through a series of specifically designed asanas (postures) that induce heat and intensely stretch muscles in every part of the body. Where the harder Yang energy works to stimulate and energise, the softer Yin aspect works in unison to calm and soothe. Hot Yoga is suitable for everyone. Results are noticeably quick. Hot Yoga is an amazing, fun way to experience all posture levels.
Forrest Yoga is practised in a room of around 80-90degrees, does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. The practice is founded on four pillars -- Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit.
Forrest Yoga teaches you how to breathe deeply, connect in feeling with your body, use the power of breath to bring aliveness into every cell of your body and ignite your passion for living.
Forrest Yoga teaches you to connect to your core, to be strong and centered. The intense pose sequences are designed to help you develop the skills to awaken each of your senses. The long holds help you progress in the poses and go deeper. Aided by the use of heat, your body is freed from toxins; the deep breathing oxygenates and rejuvenates every cell in your body.
Forrest Yoga teaches you to become proficient at safely tailoring each pose to work best for you, particularly with physical and emotional injuries. By learning to work honestly at your edges, you develop effective tools to deal with fear and struggle. This makes it possible for integrity, self-awareness and playful curiosity to become part of your daily life.
Forrest Yoga's intent is to create a sense of freedom, a connection to your Spirit and the courage to walk as your Spirit dictates.
A fluid sequence of postures that run from one Asana (posture) to another, using the movement with the Pranayama (breath). It is a challenging, well choreographed flow that works every part of the body.
A class to wake up body and mind, setting you up for the day and week ahead. Flow Yoga encourages the removal of toxins from the body as well as relaxing the muscles and allowing the flow of oxygen and blood. A combination of breath work, flow and longer held postures to open and align, the perfect way to start your day.
A wind-down restorative class ideal for counterbalancing stress and fatigue. By encouraging the body to ease open through gentle, longer held postures and deep breath awareness, tension is released. Less fight or flight and more centering and calmness.
Hatha is the general term for all Yoga styles. This is a gentler form, based on movement with the breath and body awareness.
Yoga is unique in combining the breath with the posture, creating a more calm, peaceful nervous system response.
Hatha Yoga is a physical form of gaining flexibility, masses of health benefits and a stress reduction form of exercise. Poses (Asanas) will work every energy channel and organ in the body, releasing blockages and improving blood flow and immunity, as well as improving posture and well being.
This style combines the fluidity and strength required in the Ashtanga standing series, classical poses and Diane's uniquely developed Power Resistance Yoga. It can develop permanent flexibility and strength gains in all muscle groups that all other Yoga styles may not deliver!
A gentle, restorative class consisting of passive poses, using props to support the body to promote deep relaxation. Originally created by B.K.S. Iyengar to help people who were either sick or injured to recuperate, each pose is held for a minimum of 10 minutes. Accompanied with yoga nidra teachniques, this class is a good antidote to stress.